If you recall, I first brought the Limes Chyros to your attention a few months back. Today, we’re bringing some attention back to the watch, as we were loaned a sample to do a review.
Now, if you didn’t read the earlier post (or didn’t want to click the link above), here’s a quick rundown on the piece:
- Movement: SW200 Top grade decorated Swiss automatic movement
- Case: 43mm stainless steel Ickler, 10.3mm thick
- Crystal: Curved sapphire with AR coating on both sides in front; flat sapphire in the case back
- Signed crown, 50m water resistance
- Dial: silvered or black with lumed indices
- Hand: silvered and lumed
- Strap: leather
As with the Archimede I reviewed for you last week, this firmly in the dress-watch category, though I feel the Chyros carries a nicer style to it. Also like the Archimede, this watch is very pleasingly thin, at only 10.3mm. And even with that minimal height, there’s a nice bit of detailing on the side of the case.
Also, quite thankfully, the crown is a reasonable size, and rather easy to use for setting or winding the watch. Once on the wrist, the leather strap comfortably holds the watch in place; with the clean (yet textured) dial, you can easily read the time at a glance. In other words, Limes has done a good job of making this a very functional watch.
And that’s where we’ll leave things for today. Tomorrow, we’ll cover a few more nice surprises I came across, and give you our final impressions.