The Atlantic Descent is a 45mm diver/everyday watch which forms part of Panzera’s Aquamarine 45 range. Panzera is an Australian brand specializing in ‘modern vintage’ watches. The stated aim is to produce watches that rival considerably more expensive brands in terms of design, quality and performance.
As it happens I have been looking into Citizen watches quite a bit lately, then yesterday I read a comment by Ethan Phillips, Panzera’s Marketing Manager:
“Many people appreciate and desire quality mechanical watches but either can’t afford to, or don’t want to, spend thousands of dollars on highly marketed products. They also don’t want to buy a Seiko or Citizen watch because they want to express themselves in a more unique way as offered by owning a high quality mechanical watch.”
I took the bit about SEIKO and Citizen to be a not entirely unexpected Marketing Manager overclaim, and I was skeptical, but when the package arrived this morning I was immediately impressed. Not only that, I showed the watch to my extensive network of wattsapp babes and they loved it, unanimously preferring it to the Citizen Perpetual Calendar I had been considering.
45mm on paper sounds like it would occupy massive wrist real estate, but the aesthetically pleasing cushion shape of the Atlantic Descent also helps to somehow cushion the impact of the size.
The so called midnight black dial has luminous hands and silvered markers and works splendidly against the red ‘12’ numeral. The second hand echoes the 12 numeral with a matching red tip. At 3 o’ clock there’s a day/date window with sliding numerals, and your choice of English or Spanish to read the passing days.
This handcrafted mechanical watch is made from 316L surgical grade stainless steel. There’s an easy grip oversized screw-down crown designed to be adjustable even while wearing diving gloves. It’s topped by the brand’s anchor logo.
The Atlantic Descent is powered by a Miyota 820A self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of over 40 hours and accuracy of +/- 10 seconds a day. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch comes on a smooth to the touch black silicone/rubber strap topped off with white stitching.
On the wrist it has just the right amount of heft you would want without becoming too cumbersome. The caseback features an individual serial number so as to help you to identify it in the event it goes missing.
The Atlantic Descent, which can also take a Nato strap, is a good looking, contemporary and versatile diver/everyday watch built to take the knocks, and is competitively priced at only $585.00.
Win the Panzera Atlantic Descent!
We are giving away this watch to the first person picked from the digital hat who can successfully answer these 4 questions:
- From which country does the brand Panzera originate?
- What is the water resistance of the Panzera Atlantic Descent?
- What movement powers the Panzera Atlantic Descent?
Fiendishly Difficult Tiebreaker Question:
What is the title and who is the author of the book on which the Atlantic Descent watch is resting above?
Please add your answers in the comments section below. The lucky winner will be contacted for address details.