Fortunately for you and me, that does not mean we’re about to see our life flash before our eyes as Bruce Lee smacks us into next year. What it does mean is that they’ve decided to go and create a decidedly dressier watch – and one that, for the first time (as far as I can remember) does not specifically reference some part of Polish history. So, what do you get with the G. Gerlach Dragon?
Glad you asked that. On the looks front, I was on board with the watch, though it does not feel terribly dissimilar to other watches of this style that we’ve seen before. Perusing through the spec sheet, all seemed ready to roll – 41mm steel case, sapphire crystal, Miyota 9015. Fair stuff, and good things to see on any watch. There are some more details, though. Gerlach still managed to retain a 100m WR rating for the Dragon (not a common rating for a dress watch), all while managing to keep the case at 10mm thick.
I’ll let that sink in for a moment. The G. Gerlach Dragon keeps things in a relatively thin case (especially considering the automatic movement), gives you dress watch good looks, AND still gives you a 100m WR rating, so you’re good (or at least your watch is) when you accidentally fall into the pool at all those summertime parties you’re headed to.
At least you’ll look good doing it. Both dials (black or silver) on the G. Gerlach Dragon feature a sunray finish, applied markers are polished and gold tone, and there’s even a smidgen of luminous paint on the dial and handset. Tuck that into the aforementioned case with a brushed finish on the sides and mirror polish up top, and you’re good to go. Coming in at a price of around $440 (depending on currency conversion rates), the G. Gerlach Dragon is ready to party up (in the classiest of ways) with you this summer. gerlach.org.pl
- Brand & Model: G. Gerlach Dragon
- Price: $440
- Who we think it might be for: You want a dressier watch, but find yourself commonly near water – and want the watch to hold up
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: Probably not – I’m not much for gold tone on my watches
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Offer a variant that has polished silver tone hands on the black dial (and/or blued hands on the silver dial) with silver indices
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: Looks aside, the combo of (relative) thinness and actual water resistance
Tech Specs from G. Gerlach
- Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement
- 41mm case (10mm thick)
- 100m WR
- Sapphire crystal with AR coating
- Leather strap