The Prometheus Watch Company has been delivering one of a kind instrument watches since 2008. The Portugal based brand hit a genuine step, becoming well known, with their now ceased Ocean Diver arrangement. These rough device jumpers had unmistakable looks and clearly extraordinary form quality that gave the brand a clique status. Different models, for example, the remarkably faceted Trireme and the shockingly rich Signatura have kept the brand’s status and prominence strong.
Their latest, the Sailfish , is a lower estimated offering with vintage roused looks. In particular, as their site expresses, the watch follows the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms from the mid 50’s. This exemplary jump watch filled in as the reason for a considerable lot of the highlights, both physical and realistic, that are seen on contemporary plunges watches. All things considered, the Sailfish isn’t a praise watch to the Fifty Fathoms, similar to the Helson Skindiver , as the motivation appears to be restricted. In particular, the Sailfish takes its visual focal point, the domed sapphire bezel, from the Fifty Fathoms. The Sailfish likewise includes a sapphire precious stone, steel wristband and a Seiko NH36 programmed development just as a sticker price of around $460 (money trade depending), making it a good incentive in a 300m device diver.
Prometheus Sailfish Review
Case: Steel Movement: Seiko NH36 Dial: Black Lume: C3 Lens: Sapphire Strap: Steel arm band Water Res.: 300M Dimensions: 42 x 52 mm Thickness: 14.5 mm Lug Width: 22 mm Crown: 7.25 x 3.6mm Weight: 241g (our measure) Warranty: 2 years Price: $460 (cash depending)
The Sailfish has a genuinely basic case plan, for certain rich bends and calculation. Estimating 42 x 52 x 14.5mm (to the highest point of the domed bezel), the case is a comfortable medium size for a rough watch. The bezel includes another millimeter to the width, making it 43mm up top, yet that doesn’t truly impact the vibe of the watch. The case shape from above has normal lines, which are overwhelmed by the gigantic bezel. The hauls are thick, yet show up short as they are associated away from the case place. The entire surface, and case besides, has a perfect glossy silk brushed completed, which is extremely engaging and delicate. The top surface of the watch likewise is somewhat bended in general, which makes it less gruff than an average instrument watch.
Looking at the watch from the side, you can see that a large portion of the stature comes from the bezel and case back, as the mid-case is very meager. The unadorned sides are separated at the edge, on each drag, with the level head from each screw bar. Two-sided screw bars are still superfluously hard to manage in my book, on the off chance that you are a standard tie transformer, so I wish they had utilized an alternate strategy here. They do add a pleasant tough and modern detail to the watch, yet to me this is a circumstance where capacity should be first.
Coming off at 3 is an enormous, 7.25 x 3.6mm, screw down crown. The crown has a straightforward plan, with a straight chamber shape and instituted edge. Outwardly surface is Prometheus’ rather cool fire logo. In spite of the fact that the crown is huge, I think it looks great on the watch as it needs to battle with the bezel. On the off chance that it had been more modest, it would have gotten lost. The case back of the Sailfish is a strong steel screw down sort. In the middle is a drawing of a, you speculated, Sailfish, around which are a few insights concerning the watch.
The domed sapphire bezel is striking. Standing tall off of the all around tall metal edge. It glimmers and shimmers such that level bezels essentially can’t, yet has a strangely utilitarian appeal to it also. The actual bezel has a genuinely nice activity to it. it’s a 120 snap unidirectional system that lines up well, and however has a cycle of back play in the wake of arriving on an imprint, doesn’t feel free of flimsy.
The dial of the Sailfish has an intriguing vintage motivated plan that supposedly doesn’t identify with the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. It’s likewise a plan that is somewhat of a takeoff from run of the mill jump watch plans, feeling more like a vintage military field watch. In one sense, this gestures to the way that the Fifty Fathoms was a military plan, however outwardly it is very different.
The dial is eventually exceptionally straightforward too. The surface is matte dark (additionally accessible in blue, dim or yellow) on which there is an essential record comprising of enormous, lumed numerals. They are striking and very clear, making for a truly intelligible plan. On the external edge is a seconds/minutes list in railroad track style, imprinted in white, with bigger lumed lines at regular intervals. Also, that’s it for files, holding consistent with a straightforward military plan. Something else, all that is printed is a Prometheus logo under twelve and “Automatic, 300m/1000ft” above six.
Replacing the 3 marker is a date window showing the dark on white date circle. In the present condition, I think the differentiation functions admirably as the date compensates for the missing marker. Had it coordinated the dial, it may have felt like an opening in the numerals. The window additionally lines up well with the hour list, forestalling any ungainliness in the layout.
The bezel, indeed, assumes an enormous part in the dial. The addition of the bezel has a design very much like the Fifty Fathoms with numerals for 15, 30 and 45 and lines for like clockwork. At 0/60 is a huge triangle, which I accept is not quite the same as the FF, in that the first models had a precious stone shape. The markers, which are all lumed, are extremely enormous, practically running edge to edge. This is underscored by the bending from the sapphire bezel, which makes them bow in a cool way.
When I initially saw the watch, I was apprehensive there would be a distinction between the vibe of the dial and the bezel. The dial and hands address mid twentieth century plans, while the bezel is more mid-century. Practically speaking, it looks fine and they compliment each other well. The numerals on the dial feel offset with the numerals on the bezel relatively, and the text styles, however marginally unique, are harmonious.
The hands are maybe the most abnormal plan component on the watch. The hour and moment hands are exceptionally expressed “squellete” style, which have a practically ornate feel. The hour hand is squat, with an erupted end while the minutes hand is long, roman blade like, the two of which have stretched tips. Inside each hand are numerous segments, each lined with a metal edge and loaded up with lume. The impact is enhancing and positively extraordinary. The seconds hand takes after that of the Fifty Fathoms, however with an additional red tip for a required hint of color.
The lume on the Sailfish is very amazing. Hands, dial and bezel all sparkle splendid green, and decently reliably with one another. In spite of the fact that not unbelievable, I was charmingly amazed by the lume given the generally low value purpose of the watch, which beats the lume on numerous watches that cost much more.
Movement: Sii NH36
The Prometheus is fueled by the Seiko Sii NH36 Automatic. This 24-gem development highlights hacking, hand winding, day/date (however day isn’t being used), 50hrs of force save and a recurrence of 21,600 bph. This is a popular and dependable development by Seiko that we’ve seen a few times previously. In our experience with the watch, it was precise and generally approved of force reserve.
Straps and wearability
The Sailfish comes mounted on a pleasantly made 22mm 3-connect Oyster style arm band. The connections have an even silk brushing, which coordinates the case. They are likewise handily changed through uneven screws, which is maybe the most straightforward strategy for eliminating/adding joins, as you just need a solitary screwdriver and a cycle of time. No danger of lost screws, no uncommon instruments. Completing the wristband is a truly phenomenal fasten. It’s significantly bigger than your standard arm band fasten, however conceals an incredible feature.
On the catch is a bunch of catches and a bunch of sliders. The catches open the fasten true to form, and the slider control the jump augmentation. As opposed to your normal “flip-out” expansion, this has an effectively flexible sort that is helpful, in any event, when not jumping. By pulling back on the sliders, the expansion delivers and can be estimated in little additions, up to about half and inch of augmentation. During the day, if your wrist gets uncomfortable, you can release the wristband a tad, which can have a significant effect. One other pleasant feature is that within the fasten has perlage completing; an exceptionally cool and surprising detail.
On the wrist, the Sailfish wears pleasantly. It’s certainly sizable, however not very huge. The 42mm width gives it a good form without going over board. The 52mm drag to-haul is likewise genuinely agreeable, however given the overall levelness of the watch, or, in other words the carries don’t bend down a lot, it feels somewhat more. Not aiding this are the bracelet’s end joins, which distend an extra a few millimeters.
The Sailfish at that point has a decent rough look that unquestionably addresses a vintage stylish. The bezel truly stands apart outwardly, and on the off chance that you are into that style, you’ll unquestionably be into how it shows up on the wrist. It’s intense, lively and somewhat forceful as well, notwithstanding the manageable case. The watch additionally looks intense, and intentional, similar to the bezel is a guard made to ensure the watch throughout a fall. While there is some tastefulness to the plan, I do consider this an instrument watch, and the sort of watch that looks best with easygoing attire.
There is a great deal to like about the Prometheus Sailfish . It’s got a cool and fairly interesting look, regardless of whether enlivened by an exemplary plan, that is tough and keeping in mind that draws some consideration, doesn’t attempt to stick out. The bezel is likely the represent the moment of truth detail for anybody taking a gander at this, and for me it worked. You don’t see numerous watches with domed bezels, and it gives it a particular character. On top of all that, the watch is strong and nicely wrapped up, making your about-$460 go a long ways.
I had one issue that merits referencing, in any case. I was unable to eliminate the arm band, because of the screwbars being trapped. I attempted each stunt I knew, yet when they began to strip, I halted. This seems to have been an assembling issue that has been tended to and settled, yet on the off chance that you do get one of these, I would check the screws to ensure prior to wearing the watch excessively. All things considered, I envision their client support would deal with such an issue.
review unit provided by Prometheus Watch Company written and shot by Zach Weiss