Doesn't Pita Barcelona sound like a hip new Middle Eastern and Spanish fusion cuisine restaurant? Sounds yummy. Actually it isn't even edible (darn, but good restaurant idea), but it is rather a spectacular watch brand. Today you'll hear about my favorite watch in their line, the Oceana Diver. This watch just has so much character I am overwhelmed with desire for it. Really.. let me tell you why you should like it too. Oh, and I don't think it has been officially released yet - they have been working on it for a while, getting it just right. The good news is that the watch is supposed to eventually be available in a host of materials and a few colors (highly customizable). Thus, someone could be having this watch in steel, another in a various shade of gold, and still another person might have a platinum Oceana. The watch will also be available in titanium. Interestingly enough the dial, hands, and strap are all customizable as well. There isn't a list of all the available options yet, but it should make for some interesting combinations. The images already looks very tool like, yet have a great avant garde modern design to them. Nearer to launch, you'll be able to customize a Pita Oceana watch on their website directly.
Having a different style lug on the top and bottom of the case looks good. My feeling is that the idea behind this specific design is an attempt to bring the look of a pocket watch on the wrist. You can see that right? Like I said, the case is the size of a very small pocket watch at 46mm wide and 21.3mm thick (water resistant to 300 meters). Inside the watch is an automatic Bovet movement. Functions are a standard tri-compax chronograph with a big-date. Bovet makes use of its signature serpentine seconds counter hand for the chronograph. Around the chronograph is a tachymeter (measures speed) as well as a pulsometer (measures pulse). I don't know that I have seen a watch that had both scales before. Usually one of the other is chosen. The dial overall is nicely legible. The numerals are easy to read and art-deco themed, while the skeletonized hands are conspicuous without being distracting. Lume tips the hands and is applied in dots around the dial. You can tell that the rubber strap is modeled after the slithering seconds hand - though I could see it being a bit like tire tread a la the Chopard Mille Miglia Dunlop tread strap.
Romain Jerome Pinup DNA Red 18k Gold WWII Chronograph Automatic Mens Watch B 17
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One of the cooler things to realize is what comes with the watch. First, the watch has a lifetime warrant (oh trust me, you'll pay for it). Second, the watch box is a full fledged display case. It even comes with a digital camera which is able to capture macro images of the movement's small details and project them on a built in screen! Pretty cool. Also, like all watches from the Confrerie de Horlogere, it is 100% Swiss made (parts and labor). Not sure what the cost is for this one of kind wunder-watch, but I am sure it is already sold. I will add pics of the watch itself as they become available.
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