The online end result, nonetheless, is a dial that seems vast, sharp, and extremely legible. It’s additionally simply learn at excessive angles. Significantly, if this dial airplane breaks even the shallowest of angles to your eye, you’ll have the ability to learn the time. I do know it’s an actual, bodily object, however I’d use the time period HD to explain its look. At sure angles, and in the appropriate mild, you possibly can see some form (delicate curvature?) to the underside of the crystal close to the very edge, so it seems like this look was deliberately engineered to be, nicely, glorious.
The bottom blue getting used on the dial and bezel is way darker and desaturated in comparison with the blue seen within the current Pelagos reference. It’s simple sufficient to get together with in case you get pleasure from blue watches, however extra importantly gives a wallop of distinction for the lume which is white in daylight, and lightweight blue when charged.
That is the primary Pelagos to 86 the date window at 3 o’clock, to the delight or chagrin of many fanatics. I’m glad this selection exists as I personally favor the look, even when I do discover a date helpful. It feels tidier general and it is a nice fashionable dive design that basically sings by itself. Sure, all that textual content on the underside of the dial continues to be there, however there’s much less to compete to your consideration right here so it fades away in my expertise.
One small element I really like concerning the Pelagos, FXD included, is the counterweight of the seconds hand, which is coloration matched to the dial. It’s a small factor, nevertheless it removes even the tiniest of distraction that might compromise legibility.