New for fall are these German made Limes Chyros watches. They have Ickler cases and a neat style to them. Something classic, Bauhaus, totally German, and also highly appropriate about these watches. I do quite like the Chyros watches, I did from the moment Limes let me check them out – what is hard however is explaining what initially drew my interest. The best part of the watch is the case design, and how the design of the dial matches it so well. The texturing and applied elements on the dial serve to give it a handsome three dimensional quality, while the design of the cases is intended to make it look anything but boring. As such you’ll find a type of fluting on the side of the case, which matches the vertical lines in the center of the dial
This is really a classic formal watch for people who are tired of most classic formal watches. It comes with an off-white or black dial, and in a 40.5mm wide steel case (again, made by Ickler in Germany) that is water resistant to 50 meters. Hints of sportiness exist int he dial design. This is due to the large Arabic numeral style 12 o’clock hour indicator, and the use of black colored lume on the hands and on the flange ring.
At just 11mm thick, the case isn’t too tall, and is has an AR coated sapphire crystal (both front and back). Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA 2834 automatic movement in a “TOP” grade, that has been decorated with perlage and has blued steel screws. The movement looks nice, especially for the price. Both the white and black dialed versions are great looking. They are super legible, and have a welcome style that is designer to look good today, and in several years from now. Limes is very humble about their designs and watches, but this is a great looking timepiece for the suit and tie crown. Price is reasonable at $1,290, and can be ordered online from Lime’s website.