The Padron Watch Company kicked off a new watch in February with a skeleton dial to mark its 5 year anniversary. The automatic watch was funded in one day and closes on March 7.
The Padron Tessera X-Ray uses the same steel case and bracelet as the Selby which we reviewed here. It’s made of 316L stainless steel and sized at a healthy 42mm wide with a sapphire crystal.
The scratch-free view of the ETA 2824-2 movement is only limited by the simple sword hands carrying the luminescence and a second hand that offers two color options. You also have an option for a leather strap.
I really liked Padron’s case design and how it was integrated with its steel bracelet. It’s a highly machined finish, easily adjustable and a secure, low profile fit on the wrist.
Watch wearers may love or hate the skeletonized dial since this often limits legibility, but this could be a fair trade for someone who likes knowing and seeing this watch will manually run its heart out for years to come.
With Padron, you are also buying a story. Patrick interviewed Leo Padron and learned more about this Minneapolis-based watch-tinkerer turned watchmaker who has had quite a run on Kickstarter with its first project in 2011.
- Brand Model: Padron Tessera X-Ray
- Movement (technology): Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 Automatic movement with bidirectional winding and hacking.
- Size of case diameter (mm): 42 mm x 45 mm
- Height of case: 12 mm
- Weight: 157 g
- Case material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Case Back: Display
- Crown: Steel screw-down crown with crown guard
- Crystal/Glass material: Sapphire with antireflective coating
- Water resistance (m/ft/atm): 150m/500ft
- Strap/Bracelet material: 316L Solid link stainless steel band with adjustable clasp
- Illumination: Superluminous hands
Photos courtesy of Padron Watch Company