By TLex I haven't come across many black sub clones on my travels; this one looks quite reasonable. The Black Ternos by DAVOSA is a limited edition of just 333 pieces. It has a water-resistance of 200m and houses an ETA 2824-2. See below for further details . . .
From DAVOSA Black watches are by no means simply a passing trend, but instead represent a special kind of watch finishing. The elaborate PVD coating procedure used in creating these watches means that the watch surface is many times harder than steel. This exceptional feature, coupled with its unique look, were reason enough for DAVOSA to cloak its classic Ternos divers automatic wristwatch in a black protective coating and issue a limited edition of only 333 pieces worldwide. The Black Ternos Limited Edition is now available to purchase from 538 euros.
PVD 'The dark material' The letters PVD are often mentioned in connection with black coated watches. The acronym stands for Physical Vapour Deposition, an industrial production technique used to temper tools. This physical process makes the temper of the resultant steel much harder than normal steel – it even approaches the celebrated hardness of diamond.
This high-tech process can be simplified as follows: A special hard material is bombarded by lasers or electrons in a vacuum, thus ‘vaporising’ it so that it can then be deposited as a black layer on another object – in this case, a watch case. The advantages of this procedure are the high density of the coating, that the original surface structure remains intact and adhesion to the case is very strong. All of this ensures that the owner of a Black Ternos can enjoy his special edition black model for many years to come.
CASE Stainless steel with black PVD plating
STRAP Stainless steel with black PVD plating
MOVEMENT ETA 2824-2 Dial: Black with applied figures
GLASS Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with loupe
WATER Res. 20 ATM water resistance (200m)
DIMENSIONS 40 mm Height: 12.5 mm
WEIGHT 110 g
LE Numbered on the back of the case from 001 to 333/333
MSRP 538 euros