Today, we’re taking a look at the second watch that Morpheus Watches sent over. Â Oftentimes, we are tempted to refer to a larger (either in terms of diameter and/or thickness) watch as a tank. Â Well,Â Morpheus ran with that label, and actually created a watch that’s inspired by the Abrams M1A2 tank.
Not surprisingly, this is a very beefy watch, coming at 46mm in diameter, plus the turret-like crown guards. Â That’s just the first part of the inspiration, however. Â For a full rundown, I’m going to rely on this image provided by Morpheus:
Now, our particular model was the PVD coated case and beige dial (product page), which has a more subtle tank tie – the color of the dial was inspired by the paint color used on tanks (and other vehicles) in the Gulf Wars.
After taking a look at the watch, you’re (like me) probably wondering what that crescent shaped cutout is on the top part of the dial. Â Thankfully, it’s not some oversized date display window. Â In fact, it’s actually a 24-hour indication dial (courtesy of the Ronda 505.24 D movement).
This gives the watch a bit of a unique look, and it’s the first time I’ve seen a 24 hour readout quite like this. Â While it’s not the way to go for every watch, it definitely works for this watch, giving it more of an industrial gauge feel.
And, overall, this watch has a very industrial feel to it. Â Which is fitting, I suppose, for the heft that you have on your wrist. Â The silicone strap does help keep the watch more comfortable (though it is the soft silicone that picks up lint like a magnet) – but you need to be ready for a heavy watch.
Of course, this isn’t a watch for everyone – frankly, it’s not one I’d personally be adding to my own collection. That all boils down to a matter of preference and tastes, however – not for any quantitative reasons. Â If you’re leaning towards picking one of these up, pricing on this collection (full collection here) starts at $395; the gold version goes for $495. Â Given the limited edition nature of the watches, and the utility of the GMT movement, I think this price is reasonable.