I’ve been spotting a lot of Facebook watches these days and this one definitely caught my eye. Rather than being a three-hander that looks like a Daniel Wellington with brain damage, Echo/Neutra (awful name, btw) has come up with something a little cooler.
Called the Cortina 1956, this watch runs a Sellita SW510M hand-wound movement with running seconds, elapsed hours, and central seconds. It’s a fairly standard aviator-style chrono and looks a lot like Hemel, a company that is doing amazing things with these movements. The styling is retro with a cute painted seconds hand and, unfortunately, the massive Echo/Neutra logo at twelve o’clock.
That said I really like the style and intention and at $1,590 you could probably do worse. If you don’t mind the name it might be a nice alternative to more expensive aviator chronos.