Case: Stainless steel, diameter 44 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back, water-resistant to 30 m
I would like to begin by thanking Maurice Lacroix for offering this watch for the monthly give away contest and aBlogtoWatch for running the contest and selecting me as the winner. One might think that nobody ever wins online contests, but I am here to tell you I was happily proven wrong.
ABTW: When did your fascination with watches start?
- Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean: clocking in at 42mm which is good and available in titanium. I have always loved it but at ,600.00, it was more than I was interesting in spending on this particular purchase.
So, the watch I got is part of Nite's dive watch collection (called the Aqua). This model is the Aqua AQ1. All that means is that it comes on a metal bracelet. The AQ2 comes on a white polymer strap, while the AQ2-G comes on a black polymer strap. All of the Aqua models (at this time) come with the PVD gunmetal case and white dial. And for me that is where the mystique began, how often do you see a dive watch with a white dial and gunmetal case? Plus, those of you who follow me regularly know that I have a thing for well-designed white dialed sport watches. So I pretty much had to check the Nite Aqua out.
Speaking specifically of the Metro, the movement used is the DUW 4401 and, aside from its in-house assortment, it employs 23 jewels and has a 42 hour power reserve. The DUW 4401 is essentially an updated version of Nomos' Delta calibre, which is also hand-wound and features a power reserve indicator. Nomos has also created the DUW 4301, which does not have a date feature but is otherwise identical to the 4401. Nomos continues to be one of the single best value propositions for an in-house manufacture and, with the DUW 4000 series movements, they have claimed yet another piece of the production for their own.