|Movado SE Extreme Texalium Watch Review|
Movado introduces the newest version of the SE Extreme in 2011, the SE Extreme Texalium. What is Texalium? Texalium is highly reflective, aluminized, woven glass fiber. Movado has been putting out some really nice designs and this one might be W&R favorite. The texalium is used on all sides of the watch, boldly standing out against the rest of the watch done with a PVD matte black finish. The dial has the unmistakable Museum layout, with nice red writing, visually contrasting the stark black dial at 6 o’clock. Sometimes the crown seems to be an after thought in the watch industry, not the case with the SE Extreme Texalium. The crown is appropriately sized, capped with black carbon fiber. Great added touch by Movado. An automatic ETA 2824-2 movement powers this beauty, with a 40 hour power reserve. The movement can be seen through the exhibition case back, along with the rotor bearing a red “M”. A black rubber strap, with deployant buckle holds this sporty 44mm watch secure to the wrist.
The design and visual contrast of the black PVD against the shiny woven pattern of the texalium is very well done. New materials are constantly being introduced into the watch industry, texalium looks to be one of the better ones. Price is just north of 2K before any type of discount. The SE Extreme Texalium is very good value at this price point.
Pros - Texalium, ETA 2824-2, larger case, new look from Movado
Consideration - Only offered on a rubber strap
Case: Stainless Steel PVD
Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Back: Exhibition
Strap: Black Rubber
Movement: ETA 2824-2
Power Reserve: 40
Water Resistant: 30m