While Raven isn’t as well known (or covered) on these pages as Benarus, they’re actually coming from the same guys – so you’ve got some idea of what to expect in terms of quality and build.
Here, however, they’re taking more of a vintage-inspired look (similar to older Rolex’s, which theÂ CW TridentÂ also follows). Â The first model, the 40mm VintageÂ (pictured at the top of this post) has a stainless steel case and 200m water resistance rating.
In keeping with a vintage feel, it has the following styling queues:
- High domed acrylic crystal
- Gold hands
- No crown guards
Inside the case, you’ve got a Miyota 9015 automatic movement doing the heavy lifting; on the outside you’ve got a C3-lumed bezel (as well as the hands and dial). Â If you jump in on this pre-order (100 with date window, 50 without), you’ll also have some nice extras:
- Ships in a 5 watch travel roll
- An extra zulu strap (and lug bars)
Now, should you prefer your vintage-inspired designs modernized a bit more, you’ll want to look at theÂ 44mm Deep Series. Â While they’re visually similar to the 40mm model, there are some key differences:
- Double-domed sapphire crystal
- Water resistance rating upped to 1,220 meters
- Sapphire bezel insert
- Sword hands
Here, we still have C3 lume on the bezel, hands, and dial, so things will glow nicely in the dark. Â You also get the same extras as above (rubber strap instead of Nato), and the same Miyota 9015 automatic. Â For this model, only (100) pieces will be produced.
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 The 44mm comes in at $700 (plus shipping), and the 40mm is $580 plus shipping.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of these new vintage-inspired models!