By TLex Stølås are a new US based Watch company. They source components from around the world. I would guess China for the most with the exception an ETA movement or two, however they test and assemble their watches in the States. Their Harbormaster collection, consists of three variants of the same watch, which (to put it mildly) lends very heavily from Ulysse Nardin's Maxi Marine Diver.
Its bezel design which includes the same 20-30-40-50 elapsed dive time scale, bezel grip / edging design and toned down wave pattern on its insert. The exact same hand set complete with additional Rolex Milgauss lightning second hand (minus the pointer) and even the shape of the dial markers, crown and crown guard, which has been thoughtfully moved to the 4 0'clock position! No points for originality, I'm afraid and beware die-hard Ulysse Nardin fans.
Despite this the Harbormaster collection actually has much appeal and quite a lot going for it. The use of LÜM-TEC™ GX Luminous for one. LÜM-TEC has a very potent lume application, which they now produce for a number other third party watchmakers (I will be featuring another here in the following days). Its overall aesthetic, poor mans UN that is, is actually very nice.
The palm trees on the Genoa's dial are anything but draconian, more like easy-going if not a little cheesy, but nevertheless I like the look; makes me want to put on a pair of boardies and go out for a paddle or a snorkel, not a bad thing at all.
The Geno, which is the higher spec'ed model in the collection houses a Swiss made ETA 2824 that has been very nicely decorated. It can be viewed through the Geno's attractive exhibition caseback (see below). The Spinnaker and Gennaker models house Chinese made Shanghai 2824 automatic movements.
Other specs include 44mm 316L stainless steel cases, carbon fiber dials (Spinnaker and Gennaker) and a 200m depth rating. The Gennaker's case and bezel have been PVD treated. Prices range from 1'499 - 849USD for further details click on the icon at the bottom of the post.
From Stølås Welcome to Stølås Watch Co. Creators of the Harbormaster, a Vogue Draconian timepiece that excels in durability and wearability, yet remains luxurious. All instruments are designed & tested in the USA, using superior products from around the world.
We are determined to implement luxury design and components into instruments used by serious Connoisseurs, Adventurist, and Athletes. Our Draconian Timekeepers™ are built to withstand the severe use intended on a watch you would wear everyday. They are designed with one thing in mind, keeping up with you!
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