Yes, that’s right – there’s a digital watch with some automatic functionality included. We covered the original iteration of MGS (seen here) back at the end of 2011; they’ve updated the model, and that’s what we’ll be taking a look at today.
While there are changes to this new iteration, there’s quite a bit unchanged from the original model that I found so intriguing:
- The watch is powered by a “Micro Generator System”, which is why you see the automatic rotor up today under a sapphire crystal
- The main display is still a 12-digit LCD with LED backlighting
- There is still a rather large scroll wheel (ala Braun) to control functions.
So, what’s changed? Most prominently, the watch has a completely new and very curvy/rounded case designed by Paolo Fancelli. While I don’t know any of his other work, he’s definitely taken the industrial hard edges of the original away and left you with a more organic feel to strap onto your wrist.
Of course, as with the original model ,you’re going to need some deeper products to pick this watch up – pricing has been left unchanged at $5500. So, what do you think – is this latest iteration a welcome change to an interesting (if pricey) model? You can get more information here.
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Yikes that is expensive for a digital watch! I like the concept but perhaps a rotor powered quartz movement with analog hands might be more appealing. Yeah, I know the Spring Drive is sort of like that. Another thing I would like in a normal mechanical movement is that the rotor also powers a small battery/capacitor which will run a light (screw dim lume). Just thinking out lout here. Thanks for the review on this unusual watch.