I stumbled onto this model while looking for its near antithesis, a Marathon GSAR. I was enamored with the photos, and the GSAR was going to have to wait. In person I realized that what I'd found was a Yachtmaster had it been designed by Gerald Genta.
Don't get me wrong- this is no homage mashup. It is an interesting, cohesive design that is executed at a very high level. To be completely honest it feels like a much more expensive watch on the wrist than my Breitling does.
The most notable feature of the watch is the thinness. At +/- 10mm it's one of the thinnest modern 200m watches with an external bezel that you can buy at any price. Since I'm not a traditional dress watch guy, it's the thinnest watch I've ever owned.
Most reports indicate that Concord used a Top grade ETA 2892 for this watch, and such a thin movement would make sense.
It's also what I personally believe to be one of the few divers that really qualify for dress duty. Besides the fantastic looking bezel, the indices are applied and along with the hands are conservative in appearance. In bright sunlight you can see an underlying sunburst pattern on the dial. The brand and date window frame are printed (No doubt keeping the hands closer to the dial and contributing to the thinness of the watch) in a metallic silver. I was impressed to see that the date matches the dial with not only a black wheel, but also silver printing.
The bracelet is definitely Ingenieuresque, with wide tapering H links and a wonderful mix of brushed and polished surfaces. The clasp is milled, signed, and has an applied logo.
The bracelet is fantastic, and is possibly the biggest reason that I'd rate the wearing experience above my Breitling.
Currently sized for my 7 3/4 inch wrist with one extra link. Includes (damaged) outer box, inner box, paperwork, and hang tag (with $2,690 printed on it...) The watch has been worn and shows signs of wear including quite a bit of desk diving on the clasp. Review photos for condition.
$750 with shipping and PayPal included in the CONUS. International at my discretion, and at your expense and risk. Lowball offers will be countered with Justin Bieber memes.
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