The Spinnaker Cahill series is one of the most popular and versatile in the whole brand catalog. Its mixture of palatable colorways, timeless designs, and modern proportions has made it a fan favorite, but the recent trend toward more classical diameters has created a gap in the market that is now filled by the Spinnaker Cahill Mid-Size Automatic watch. The Mid-Size is not only reducing in width but also thickness (down to 13mm from 16mm), resulting in a comfortable, low-profile desk-diver that looks at home with both suits and shorts.
At 40mm, the Spinnaker Cahill Mid-Size shaves 3mm off its forerunner’s diameter. The scaled-back proportions do no harm to the watch’s functionality or robustness, with 150 meters of water resistance retained, achieved through excellent machining tolerances, a threaded caseback, and a screw-down crown. Impressively, the Cahill Mid-Size Automatic is fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that offers an excellent view of the textured dial beneath.
It was important for the brand to give the dial a distinct character so that it stood out from its larger predecessor in more ways than its dimensions alone. The new Mid-Size has a modern design with oversized hour markers treated with generous helpings of Swiss Super-LumiNova to offer maximum legibility in poor light. The 3 o’clock marker makes way for a neat and unobtrusive date window, while a flash of red or orange text just above the 6 o’clock marker brings the display to life.
Surrounding the dial is a uni-directional timing bezel with a luminous glass insert. The pared-back sans serif font is easy to read and complements the restrained design and layout of the dial. There are three models available in this new sub-collection: two models with an untreated 316L stainless steel case with either a black (SP-5075-11) or blue (SP-5075-22) dial and one blackened case and bracelet with gold accents (SP-5075-33).
Inside the Spinnaker Cahill Mid-Size is the tried-and-tested Miyota 8215 movement, renowned throughout the industry as a cost-effective and highly reliable Japanese alternative to Swiss-made calibers. The 8215 caliber boasts automatic- and hand-winding, a date display, a 42-hour power reserve, and an operating frequency of 21,600vph. A branded rotor weight is visible through the display caseback.
The wearability of the Mid-Size is improved by its tapering bracelet, which starts at 20mm between the lugs before narrowing towards the buckle. The buckle itself is a secure fold-over design, which, along with the bracelet links, is made from solid stainless steel as well, adding a reassuring heft to the timepiece. The three options available are priced at $350 for references SP-5075-11 and SP-5075-22 and $400 for reference SP-5075-33. ABlogtoWatch readers can also purchase the Cahill Midsize for 20% off by using the code “ABW20” during checkout on spinnaker-watches.com.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.