Replica Tudor Pelagos
Danica, the athlete, and Danica, the woman, are reflected in this watch. Not only with the blue accents, inspired by her racing teams' colors, but with the sexy Mother Of Pearl Dial. It's not exactly conventional, but I love when watch makers incorporate Mother of Pearl into sports watches. Strong lines of the case, with the sensuous pearl dial... Always works for me.
The 3-Timer collection wouldn't be what it is without the hemispherical pattern engraving on the dial that almost looks like the top of a globe. Intentional for a GMT watch? Probably. Inside the watch is the regarded ETA 2893-A2 automatic movement that is the workhorse behind many high-end GMT watches. The GMT (24 hour) hand can be set to be synchronized with the main time to show 24 hour time, or can be independently adjusted to indicate another timezone. Turning the 24 hour bezel in conjunction with the 24 hour hand will give you a third timezone indication.
For X, insert China. For widget Foo, insert mechanical watches. They're not yet at the stage of threatening the high-end Japanese or Swiss manufactures, but it's fascinating to see them work closer to that goal.
The best watches to compare this with are the Casio Pathfinder watches (one of which I reviewed recently). The watches both share the desire to go outside and rough it, are products are large high volume companies,as well as offer a bevy of major functions that include:
- Time with full calendar
- Barometer (with mini-weather station readout)
- Logs for all major functions
- Two easy-view timezones