This Week in Watches – February 8, 2020
Welcome to This Week in Watches for February 8, 2020. Let’s get into some news!
Chronoswiss Regulator Blue Steel
First up on This Week in Watches is the Chronoswiss Regulator Blue Steel. Here, we have a blue PVD-treated steel watch in 41mm that’s meant to evoke the dashboard of a car. After all, the brand’s C295 automatic does things in regulator style with separate hands for the hours, minutes and seconds. A hand dyed Louisiana alligator strap keeps this wild watch strapped to your wrist. Surprisingly, I like this funky colored case, but realize it’s not for everyone. The new Chronoswiss retails for CHF 4,950/€4,850/$4,400 and can be found on the company’s official site.
Longines HydroConquest in Green
For our second piece on This Week in Watches, Longines has released a new green variant of its popular HydroConquest diver and it’s available in either 41 or 43mm diameters. While blue has been the darling of the watch world over the last couple years, it seems green is now making an entrance. Happily, the watches are available on either a steel bracelet or green rubber strap that matches the dial and ceramic bezel. Inside, we have the L888.3 automatic with 64 hours of power reserve, which is the ETA A31.L01. Longines has priced this newest watch at €1,390 and more information can be found on the official site and that feels like a very approachable price.
Geckota C-04 Space Age Racing Chronograph
Next up on This Week in Watches is the Geckota C-04 Space Age Racing Chronograph. This is a micro brand out of England that makes some nice, clean looking watches that retail for a low price. This 40mm Seiko Meca-Quartz powered chronograph has a domed acrylic crystal, sapphire tachymeter bezel and a hand set that I find differently pleasing. The watches come in a variety of hues and a bracelet or various straps can be selected. For the roughly €350 entry price, it seems worthwhile to check out the brand’s site.
That’s all for This Week in Watches. Enjoy your weekend!