March 22, 2013

Technomarine Steel Evolution Carbon Review

Technomarine Steel Evolution Carbon
TechnoMarine Steel Evolution Carbon - Baselworld 2013
  TechnoMarine is unveiling a new watch for Basel 2013 this year. The watch is called Steel Evolution Carbon and looks pretty darn nice. TechnoMarine is a fun brand, probably best illustrated on their website under the section called "I'm Special". A refreshing edginess, in the sometimes "stuffy" watch world.
  TechnoMarine used a stainless steel case, covered over with carbon fiber. The carbon fiber theme follows throughout the watch. This black carbon fiber can be found on the dial and woven carbon fiber inserted onto TechnoMarine's well know silicone rubber strap. Keeping with the black theme, the unidirectional bezel is done in a PVD finish. All this combined creates a masculine, modern, handsome looking watch. The dial has two subdials, that are accented in orange. Giving the Steel Evolution Carbon a little "pop" to set the watch off visually. Obviously, the watch has a chronograph function, as well as a date window at 4 o'clock. Powering this 45mm watch is a Rhonda 5040D quartz movement. This will definitely help keep the cost down vs. an automatic movement. Though, the watch features a chronograph complication, do not fear, this bad boy is rated to 200m of water resistance. AR coated sapphire crystal is used to protect the dial. No word on the price just yet, will circle back once available. 

Pros - stealthy, carbon fiber materials, good dial layout
Consideration - lacking in the lume department

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel & Carbon Fiber
Case Diameter: 45mm
Strap: Black Silicone & Woven Carbon Fiber 
Dial: Carbon Fiber Overlay
Crystal: AR Coated Sapphire 
Bezel: Unidirectional 
Movement: Quartz Rhonda 5040D
Power Reserve: Around 2 years
Water Resistant: 200M

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