William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard

William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard

William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard   watch releases

Egard is a brand I'm very familiar with, as I've reviewed a good number of their watches over the last year or two, and have had the opportunity to see their designs improve and mature.  William Shatner is also someone I'm very familiar with, as my earliest SciFi memories are from watching reruns of Star Trek with my dad.  For the past year, Shatner has worked with Egard's founder, Ilan Srulovicz to create a timepiece that's out of this world - the Passages.

Were it not for Shatner's involvement in this particular model, this is a watch that would still, definitely, make me take notice.  You can't help but have your eye caught by the interestingly shaped case (officially, it measures in at 45mm).  What makes this particular case more of a technical feat isn't readily apparent - the domed sapphire crystal.  As you might imagine, combining that case shape with a domed sapphire was no small feat - and it's something I'm looking forward to checking out in person one day.

William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard   watch releases

Under that domed crystal you've got another Egard signature - a dial that offers a variety of textures and finishes.  On this particular dial, you've got a carbon fiber surface offsetting the two sub dials and the view into the balance wheel of the Miyota 8S27 automatic movement.  While these sorts of variations can seem a little jarring in pictures, they generally work pretty well once you see them in steel, and have some time to acclimate to the layout.

With the sub dials, you have a fairly common small seconds display.  What's less common is that this is off-center.  While I'd normally mark this down as throwing off the symmetry, it actually works well here.  The overall cluster of the circles kind of defies normal symmetry rules to my eyes, and I'm surprisingly liking it.  I also like the day/night indicator that they have.  Here, they've designed photo-realistic discs to correspond to the sun and the moon, which are then coated with actual asteroid dust.  Yes, Shatner's watch is bringing the final frontier (space, for you non-Trek folks) right to your wrist... more »

15 comments
Beau Hudspeth
Beau Hudspeth

I was blessed to have been the photographer on this great project.

Yep, all those images above, are mine (The WatchTographer).
https://www.facebook.com/watchtographer

My thanks to Ilan and Egard for the opportunity! 

Now, if I could only get to meet the 'Shat' while wearing one ... wouldn't that be a thing?! 

JonnyD
JonnyD

Just applied for the black iteration. Egard seems like an interesting brand, but it was the great price I suppose that sealed it for me. Will there be any left after all the ABTWers have had a go? :-)

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

Interesting alliance. IMO the watch is tastefully done. Quality looks good.

And, very reasonably priced. Bravo!


(Shatner writes like a Doctor)

spiceballs
spiceballs

Quirky but interesting and nicely done, regardless of Mr Shatner.  Might quickly date but doubt that Trekkies would care.  Should sell well at those introductory prices, not so sure longer term  - - -

distancecat
distancecat

I'm big fan of the case shape, domed sapphire crystal and textured dial. I couldn't resist the gun metal version for $375.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

NOBODY tries to sell me more things than Shater. It might seem cheesy, but he really does a good job of keeping his face out there. He was line dancing in a toothpaste ad on tv the other day, I just had to smile. 


The watch is not bad, and the price is so good I might just have to apply for a steel with blue hands model... not sure if I actually like the case shape, but I'm a fan of the brand. Also, according to the caseback, the watch has an automatic sapphire crystal. I dont thuik I have a watch with that complication yet. 

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

A surprisingly attractive and interesting watch.  Shatner proves once again that he's the man.

CarlosRego
CarlosRego

Got me pledge number 13 for the black :) ... so I should get 13/999 .. cool

LapYoda
LapYoda

I'm a huge Star Trek fan, and the price is a very good value, but something keeps me from pulling the trigger on this one.  There's just something unresolved about the dial that I can't get around.  Maybe I'm just being... illogical.

SN0WKRASH
SN0WKRASH moderator

love the gold, love the case - fun watch!

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

Beau (Audio Ninja among other talents) did photos for Egard of this watch. I like the unusual shape and reasonable price, so I signed up for a black one. Hope they make their funding goal.


Frauss
Frauss

From the side it looks designed by Salvador Dali (melting watch).

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@SN0WKRASH Yeah, I like the gold a lot too. Almost ordered that one, but went with the black in the end. The case shape reminds me of alien humanoid heads (not that anyone knows that would really be).

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