Halios Tropik B – Uneven Patina Makes It Look Dirty

Although technically a dive watch, Halios’ new Tropik B could easily find a home as a dress watch. By using aluminum bronze for its case and bezel, the Tropik B exhibits subtle yellow tones. That alloy combination delivers extreme strength and increased corrosion resistance; it will develop a grey patina over time. A sturdy Miyota 9015 engine powers the whole handsome package.

Note the patina on the bezel. Its uneven and it makes the watch looks dirty. This is why I shun bronze.


Love the Milanese bracelet on the Alpina Extreme Sailing Regatta watch

The new Extreme Sailing Regatta is a slid looking watch that appears far more costly than it is. It comes in a 44mm stainless steel case that has squared-off proportions and short strap lugs. It is also a useable dive watch with water-resistant to 300 metres. The caseback is transparent. This watch is powered by a Selitta calibre automatic movement, modified and decorated by Alpina.

I like the combination of the Milanese mesh bracelet to the watch casing.

Mido’s Multifort Two Crowns, good in water as well as on land

Mido’s Multifort Two Crowns, good in water as well as on land

This watch comes in stainless steel has a price is a diving watch that features two crowns, one at 2 o’clock, for adjusting the bezel and the other at 4 o’clock, for setting the time and winding.

Why I like this watch is that it does not look like a dive watch. In fact, you can use the internal bezel to create a GMT watch if you are traveling. This is what I call flexibility!