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PROMETHEUS Baiji (first look)

By TLex Introducing the PROMETHEUS Baiji, named so as a tribute to the freshwater dolphin of the Yangtze River that despite all the efforts that were made to conserve it was officially declared extinct in 2006. It is the first recorded extinction of a well-studied cetacean species to be directly attributable to humans. PROMETHEUS want to raise awareness of this type of tragic loss whilst reminding us all that we are not the only ones living on this planet, and if we don't take care of it our fate could well be the same as the Baiji's . . .

On to the watch; this is an affordable Tritium diver like the Jellyfish. In fact the Baiji shares the same 44mm x 51.5mm Jellyfish case with the same 30mm opening, 22mm bracelet tapering to 20mm and sapphire glass, but with a few improvements and housing a new movement for Prometheus, which will be either a Seagull TY2130 or ST2130. These are Chinese made ETA2824-2 clones that from what I hear have come a long way in the last few years.

The Baiji will come in two cases finishes brushed 316L stainless steel or black PVD. Three dial colors will be available in black, orange and white. The Baiji’s hands are larger than that of the Jellyfish's and its dial will now combine SuperLumiNova with tritium tubes for increased readability. Stay tuned for more . . .

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