Last year at Time to Watches, Carl Suchy & Söhne introduced a new watch line, the Belvedere. This was a bit of a curveball, as we’re used to hearing about new table clocks and elegant, dressier watches. The Belvedere, well, it’s decidedly more casual and sporty. For this year’s Time to Watches, a new colorway hit the ground. Meet the Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight.

  • Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight
  • Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight

Belvedere Midnight: what it is

While the Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight may not be labelled as a dive watch, per se, it certainly feels like one. No, the 100m WR rating isn’t hitting that, nor is the lack of a diving bezel. Still, there’s something here that feels like there was a heavy dive watch influence. You have a bold case profile, a large handset, and generous luminous indices to help you keep track of the time, day or night.

Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight

Elevating the design

Given the maison behind the watch, we wouldn’t settle for ordinary. The case of the Belvedere Midnight is done in a black DLC that darkens things up, and provides a solid foundation for the black dial. The dial, though, isn’t flat. You’ve got textured lines coming down from the chapter ring, and then another set of perpendicular lines on the date display disc. That’s right, the date display disc. Rather than a stationary window, the whole center of the dial rotates. The date disc itself is stationary, and the window moves to the new date. Definitely unique, and a hidden bit of whimsy in the design.

Wrapping things up

So, who is the Belvedere Midnight for? With the coin edge bezel and overall aesthetics, it feels like it’s for the person who wants steel sportwatch sensibility with an elevated approach to things. In other words, you can appreciate the finer things in life, but you also carry a practical approach to what you do and what you add to your collection. If that strikes a chord, the watch is available now for € 7.900 (approx $8,400) directly from

Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere Midnight Tech Specs

  • Swiss-made
  • Case: Black Steel (DLC)
  • Diameter: 40.8 mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 43.9 mm
  • Height: 12.2 mm
  • Water resistant to 10 ATM / 100 meters
  • Indications: hour, minute, and sweep seconds, moving date window
  • Movement: automatic, 42 hours power reserve, 28,800 vph, 21 jewels, CSS201 (modified Dubois Dépraz DD90000)
  • Crystal: domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Case back: domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating; pressed case back with decorated, gold-plated movement ring protected behind glass
  • Rotor: gold-plated oscillating weight with a micro engraving of Belvedere Palace
  • Crown: Screw-down with characteristic Suchy guilloché pattern
  • Dial: decorated lacquered dial with integrated concave flange
  • Indexes: concave rhodium-plated indexes with SuperLumiNova filling
  • Hands: skeletonized dauphine, rhodium plated with SuperLumiNova filling, golden second hand
  • Bracelet: rubber 22 mm x 20 mm with quick-release spring bars; micro-engraved Belvedere Garden on the inside
  • Clasp: 316L stainless steel deployant clasp with safety lock
  • Engraved Serial Number
  • The watch comes in a high-quality velvet box, handmade in Vienna, and with a genuine leather travel case.

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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