Today, we’re dipping back into the Ingersoll catalog, this time taking a look at another dual time display model – the Zuni.
Now, the last one, the Bison, I wasn’t as big of a fan of. This time around, though, I think they’ve hit the right notes with the dual display. The particular sample we were sent over is reference IN3605RWH, which features a rose gold tone case and brown leather strap (as the differentiation from the other model in the family).
Here again, we have the 848 calibre automatic (36 jewels), driving the dual time display (9 o’clock and 3 o’clock), power reserve indicator (12 o’clock), and the date display (6 o’clock) tucked away in a stainless steel case; this time it measures in at 45mm (13mm thick), with 24mm lugs to hold the strap (with deployant clasp) in place.
Underneath the mineral crystal, we’ve got what I would consider a vintage-inspired dial. I say this in large part due to the typeface used for the numerals (both the large ones, as well as the smaller ones around the inner bezel), as well as the generous use of two different textures in different parts of the dial. In short, this is a very interesting dial to be looking at.
And looking at it a good bit you will be doing, since it takes some learning to read this sort of a dial. At first, you try looking at the large center hand, but you know that’s not the time. So, you’ll drop to reading one of the two sub-dials. In the images here, I’ve got them set to the same time, but you can easily set the one on the left to a different time by rotating the crown counter-clockwise.
This of course means you want to be careful setting the right-most dial, as if you spin past the current time, you can’t back up to correct it. But, that’s a minor quirk, I’d say. One other one is the doubling of the 30 and the 60 around the outer edge of the dial. I can see why the other smaller red numerals are in place, but those were a bit odd.
In the end though, this is a nicely put together piece with a layout you don’t see much (at least, outside the Ingersoll catalog). It’s nicely proportioned, and would work well with a suit or in an office setting; our rose gold example could transition to a casual setting, but it’s definitely a dressier alternative.
In short, if you dug the Bison we looked at, but want something a touch more refined, the Zuni is your friend. Our example retails for $485; if you opt for the polished stainless (with black strap), the MSRP drops down to $465.
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