Time and time again, I keep coming back to watches with bronze cases. Â I’m a fan of how the material patinas, in a sense customizing the watch to you and your skin chemistry. Â And while I’ve not reviewed a Halios model before, I’m really liking what I see with this watch.
Aside from the material in use here, you’ve got a fairly standard case – 41mm (13.5mm thick) in diameter with 22mm lugs and a sapphire crystal up top. Â Once the stainless steel crown and caseback are locked into place, you’ll have a 300 meter water resistance rating, which should keep things nice and dry.
The dial is available in three colors (grey, green or brown); all three feature blue lume. Â Driving the timing and date functions, we’ve got a well-known automatic movement, the Miyota 9105. Â Rounding the package out, we have a very surprising strap – here, it’s made of Horween leather and features a bronze buckle. Â If you don’t know why that’s a great strap, do a quick Google search on Horween.
And why is it a surprise? Â For all that you get with this watch, it surprised me that the price is only $675 ($250 down for the pre-order) even with that great strap. Â If you’re looking for a new watch to pick up, and like bronze, you need to check this one out. Â I think it’s got great styling, and with the movement, it should serve you well. Â Also of note, they’re only making 100 of each dial color, and they will be individually numbered Â (pre-order early enough and you can pick your own serial).
You can place your pre-order here; they’re anticipating shipment in May or July of 2013.