Guess who’s back?  Limes is back!  Well, they were never gone, but the Limes Pharo DayDate has not been available for a bit now.  While we have focused – in the past – on their sportier pieces, there’s something to be said about a well-executed dress watch, and the Limes Pharo DayDate is precisely that.

Looking at the Limes Pharo DayDate, from the photos, this is a watch that speaks to me.  Sure, if you asked me if I’d pick Breguet hands (no lume), Roman numerals, and a day window complication for a watch, I probably wouldn’t be enthused.  Seeing it all together here, on top of the lovely textured dial, well, I’m convinced.

If you’re aware of Limes, you know that they are proud of their Ickler-designed cases (rightfully so), and things have been mixed up a bit here on the Limes Pharo DayDate.  In other words, no coin edge on the 40.5mm case, but there’s still that hint of texture on it, to give it some visual interest (and something to run fidgety fingers over).

Powered by a top-grade (and decorated) ETA 2834, you can pick up this classy dress watch for just over $800 (that’s outside the EU; inside the EU, you’ll be including VAT which takes the price to EUR 880).  All in all, just the sort of watch you may want to put on for those summertime weddings.

Watch Overview
  • Brand & Model: Limes Pharo DayDate
  • Price: $800
  • Who we think it might be for: You want classic looks in a modernized case
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?:  The elements alone, no.  Together, as they are here?  Sure thing!
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Hmm – could we get little lume pips in those Breguet hands?
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: The overall look and feel you get from the watch

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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