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Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Carnot Watches Riviera
  • Price: Pre-sale price of $349, retail of $499 (including shipping)
  • Who we think it might be for: Dress watch buyers on a budget.
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: I am not a fan of rose gold, but I like the white dial/blue hand combo.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Offer a stainless case without the IP.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: The scalloped Guilloche wave pattern on the dial is very nicely done..

Tech Specs from Carnot

  • Movement: Ronda 706.3 quartz
  • Functions: Day, date, month, moonphase
  • Case: Rose gold IP stainless steel.
  • Glass: Domed sapphire
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Straps:  Crocodile grain embossed leather.
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case Height: 8 mm

2 thoughts on “Carnot Watches Riviera – Champagne Living, Beer Budget”
  1. I got this watch on eBay for a discounted price and I am happy – however, it is nowhere close to being worth its $499 retail price. The watch strap feels very cheap, the dial design is average at best due to the hard-to-read smaller font on the three subdials, but the most dissatisfying trait would have to be the failure of the second hand to land on the indices. I know this is to be expected on cheaper quartz watches, but the misalignment is too noticeable and distracting. Again, I’m happy only because I was able to purchase it at good condition at around $200+. But if you’re reading this, perhaps reconsider a different moonphase.

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