Friday, July 1, 2011
Ovel Watches:Tornado and Grand Prix
Ovel's intriguing descriptions for their watches are far more fun than some of the more painfully portentous press releases so beloved of major Swiss watch brands.
Ovel Watches describe their two models Tornado and Grand Prix as:
‘Modern and effective with a brand-new manufacturing method, the chronograph is the wristwatch of the future which sheds light and transparency through the darkness of the past. Thanks to its extravagance, it has escaped the classical estimation criterion and projects itself as a reference for the new generation.’
With the imposing 44mm case for Grand Prix and the 42mm case for Tornado, Ovel are out to make a fashion statement with watches that show themselves not merely beyond the shirt cuffs but also the jacket sleeves.
That’s fine as long as the jacket sleeve isn’t tucked under the watch in a desperate attempt to show it off.
As Ovel confidently states: "the harmonious proportions and the classical design make of this blend of Swiss quality and contemporary styling, an everlasting timepiece that will never go out of fashion."
For further details on their watches go here
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• Scratchproof sapphire crystal
• Stainless steel case
• Water-resistant up to 100 m
• ETA mechanical chronograph movement
• Caliber 7750 Valjoux
• Stainless steel bracelet
• Black dial
• Dial with index
• Transparent screw caseback