While the Sea SnakeÂ has been one of my favorites from Benarus, the Moray line is also rather appealing. Â If you liked the watch but weren’t able to get in on the original orders, there’s a new version coming down the pike you’ll want to get in on.
The most significant difference is the case itself – in the newestÂ version, it clocks in at a hefty 47mm in diameter. Â The other significant difference is the loss of the automatic helium release valve (I think; the specs aren’t complete on the new page), but you do gain a lot in the water resistance rating (500m to 2000m).
Otherwise, you still have the rock-solid ETA 2824 keeping time for, and the solid builds Benarus has been bringing us. Â In this lineup, I think the green dial looks the best, and will likely look very sharp as the case gains it’s patina.
The other pre-order they have available isn’t actually a Moray, but it looks very similar to my eyes. Â It’s called the TI-47, and features titanium as the case material, rather than the bronze up above. Â Another great option for the styling, and definitely a beefy case.
Here, the titanium should help keep things a good bit lighter, though. Â On these, I like the Anthracite dial – I just wish the date wheel was color coordinated like we’ve seen on so many other of their models. Â Of course, by the time these hit production, that may just happen.
To get in on either of these pre-orders, you can hit the pages linked above, and then drop them anÂ emailÂ to get on the list. Â For the bronze, you’ll need to pay $1300 (plus shipping); for the titanium, it’s $950 plus shipping.
And, if you’re not jumping in, let us know – do you like the new larger models, or do you prefer the smaller (44mm) diameter originalÂ models?