Temption is one of my favorite boutique German watch brands, and will release this new version of their CGK collection soon. The CGK205 is the follow up to the CGK204 (based on the CGK203 – which I reviewed here). The collection houses a decorated Swiss ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement (a 7750 with an annual calendar, moon phase, and synced 24 hour hand), and lays out the dial info really nicely. For the CGK205 Temption refines the design a bit and ads a new metal bracelet option. I think it looks stellar.
While the CGK205 doesn’t offer a lot new, these are limited production watches from a boutique brand that is hard to get. For me the design is a fantastic mixture between form and function – but not everyone will have the same sense of taste. What I think the watch does well is take the design of the CGK203 and mix it with the CGK204 is a more conservative and classic manner. For me this watch is more exciting than the CGK204 because it updates the design but includes what I loved about the CGK203.
The steel watch and bracelet are 43mm wide, while the bracelet now uses horizontal style links (though a middle link is hidden on the inside for greater wearing comfort). Really nice with that typical German boutique watch makers attention to detail and quality. Price is $3,670. Contact Temption to ask where to get one (or direct from them). Last I heard most of what they produce is sold in Asia (often Japan).
Tech specs from Temption:
Self winding mechanical chronograph with complications
– Movement T18.1 based on Valjoux 7751 with fine adjustment and incabloc, 25 jewels, 28800 semi amplitudes/h, power reserve min. 42h, finish: Rotor circular stripes, engraved, bridges pearled, blued screws.
– Central hour, central minute, decentral second at 9
– Central stop second, stop minute at 12, stop hour at 6
– Analog date (dedicated hand aims to the date)
– Synchronized 24h indicator at 9
– Moon phase at 6 with rapid change mechanism
– Curved sapphire glass on the top and sapphire glass bottom
– Housing 43mm, SST 316 L, satinized, 14,7 mm height, water proof 100m
– Screw on crown with integrated onyx and 3 screw on pushers (the pusher at 11 is a rapid change mechanism of the day)
– SST bracelet – fully integrated (all large head screws with two ¾ links or leather/rubber strap (calf) 22/20mm with single wing security clasp
– Price: 2680‚ (Approx. USD 3670)[phpbay]temption, num, “14324”, “”[/phpbay]