At least, that’s what I’m assuming is going on, given they’ve named the watch the DayNight Recon.

The Daynight name, of course, comes from the great use of tritium tubes and lume – you can see the three variants in “night” mode up above.  Basically, the dial color choice that you make informs the lume and tritium colors you’re getting:

  • Black – Tritium Tubes. Hour Markers -Yellow Tubes (12 o’clock 2 Tubes ), Minute Markers –Green Tubes, Hands – Green Tubes
  • Blue – Tritium Tubes. Hour Markers – Blue Tubes (12 o’clock 2 Yellow Tubes ), Minute Markers- Yellow Tubes, Hands –Yellow Tubes
  • Orange – Tritium Tubes. Hour Markers –Blue tubes ( 12 o’clock 2 Tubes), Minute Markers-Orange Tubes, Hands- Orange Tubes

This is packed into a fairly rugged case (45mm stainless steel case, 16.5 thick), complete with sapphire up front (AR coated, of course) and an exhibition case back.  Though that opening in the back you’ll be able to see the ETA 2824-2 working away.  Get that 22mm bracelet adjusted to your wrist, and you’re ready to hit the depths (at least, up to 500m).  Or, in more practical terms (for most of us, that is) this watch should stand up to most anything you throw at it.

Between the tritium and lumed ceramic bezel inlay, this watch lights up the night.  And, with that workhorse movement in there, you know you’ll be on time.  Of the three, I think my favorite would end up being the orange one.  Regardless of the color mix you choose, you’ll need to bring $899 to the table to get one of your own here.


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Last Update: October 11, 2012