Over the last year or two, we’ve written about a number of different Baltic Watches releases (most recently, right here). While those were all about adding a color theme (black-and-gold) to existing lines, earlier this month, they released a wholly knew model with some rather lovely dials. Though the preorder for the Baltic Watches Prismic has closed, they’ll be coming later this year as a regular model

  • Baltic Watches Prismic green
  • Baltic Watches Prismic salmon
  • Baltic Watches Prismic purple
  • Baltic Watches Prismic blue

Baltic Watches Prismic: the dial

Watch dials can tend to be pretty boring, sterile affairs. Often, it’s just a simple metal blank that gets hit with a solid color, and then serves as the foundation for everything else to be mounted on, and it can sort of fade into the background. With this watch, that is most certainly not the case.

If a watch dial has any sort of texture or finishing, it’s more commonly limited to a single thing (say, the sunburst patterning), or maybe a second texture. Here, we’ve actually got four different finishes just on the dial itself. You’ve got a sunburst guilloche in the center, a coin-edge guilloche at the outer edge, a pebbled grain in the sub-dial, and then a circular brushed finish on the indice track. This is no mean feat, and should play just wonderfully in the light.

  • Baltic Watches Prismic green dial
  • Baltic Watches Prismic salmon dial
  • Baltic Watches Prismic Purple dial
  • Baltic Watches Prismic blue dial

On top of the dial

The Baltic Watches Prismic doesn’t stop there. You’ve got pyramidal and elongated chevron hour markers in full polish, and then stilleto-blade hands with what appears to be a primarily matte finish and beveled (can’t see if they’re polished) edges. This just all adds to the light-catching interest. If that wasn’t enough, you’ve got a range of colors available as well: icy blue, rich purple, an earthy salmon, or race-ready green.

  • Baltic Watches Prismic profile
  • Baltic Watches Prismic movement

All the rest

Here, the watch features a slim (under 10mm) case that also carries on the different finishes, with a darker band that the lugs jut out from. This case should fit a variety of wrists, coming in at 36mm in diameter; with the 20mm lugs, you’ll be able to put this on just about any strap you would like. On top, you’ve got a domed sapphire crystal. Around back, there’s another piece of sapphire that allows you a view of the manually-wound ETA Peseux 7001. That movement has it’s own mix of finishes; just make sure to keep that crown pushed in when you’re near water, as the watch just carries a 30m WR rating (ie, suitable for washing up, but not for swimming with).

  • Baltic Watches Prismic green
  • Baltic Watches Prismic salmon
  • Baltic Watches Prismic purple
  • Baltic Watches Prismic blue

Wrapping things up

The Baltic Watches Prismic will be available for 990€ on the leather strap or 1050€ on the bracelet (approx $1,073 or $1,138), plus VAT if you are in a region that that is applicable. The pre-order has closed, but these should be broadly available nearer the year, most likely around October. baltic-watches.com

Baltic Watches Prismic Blue
Baltic Watches Prismic Blue

Tech Specs

  • Case
    • Materials: 316L Steel and Grade 5 Titanium
    • Diameter: 36mm
    • Lug-to-lug: 44mm
    • Thickness: 9,2mm (7,4mm without glass)
    • Lug width: 20mm
  • Movement
    • ETA Peseux 7001
    • Manual winding
    • 42h power reserve
    • Finishing:
      • Bevels diamond polishing
      • Côtes de Genève on the bridges
      • Soleillage of ratchet and crown wheel
      • Blued screws
      • Beading of the main plate balance wheel
  • Glass
    • Double dome sapphire crystal
    • Internal anti-reflective coating
  • Dial
    • Guilloché dial
    • Brushed sector
    • Grainy seconds subdial with brushed steel cerclage
    • Brushed dauphine hands with polished chamfers
    • Polished and applied indexes
  • Strap: Italian calf leather strap or steel mesh bracelet
  • Water Resistance: 30m (3 ATM)

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Last Update: February 28, 2024