The new Festina Ceramic Chronograph Men’s Watch features a nice looking combination of top grade stainless steel and high quality ceramic. The inclusion of the ceramic into more common watchmaking materials is Festina’s newest penchant, and it seems (for now) it was a perfect match for this manufacturer.
This large-sized men’s wristwatch has a round case which measures 46 mm in diameter, with the thickness of 13.6 mm. Its fully polished stainless steel case carries a charming ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale, inscribed by Arabic numerals to mark time in ten-minute steps. On the left side, the case incorporates a crown and two chronograph push buttons. Here I must say that the crown could have been somewhat smaller to make it more proportionate to the polished case. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters (330 feet) below water surface.
A Young and Contemporary Collection for all Styles
The new Ceramic watch from Festina is animated by the precise Japanese quartz movement with the time, date and chronograph functionality.
The dial window is shielded by a mineral crystal that protects it from scratches. For the best readability under all conditions, Festina incorporated luminous hands, as well as enlarged, polished Arabic numerals for even hours, and double markers for odd hours. The dial also comprises three chronograph counters for measuring 24 hours, 60 minutes and 60 seconds. They are nicely situated at three, six and nine o’clock positions. The results are perfectly legible, thanks to luminous sub-dials hands. The right date of a month is available through a little date aperture, set between four and five o’clock positions.
The refined timekeeper from Festina is secured to the wrist with a stainless steel bracelet with white ceramic inlays on its central segment. Its metal bracelet is fitted with a length adjustable folding clasp to match any size of a man’s wrist.
Festina offers three different variants from this line. The extremely shinny model F16576/1 sports a bright, white ceramic bezel and the matching ceramic inlays on its bracelet. The exceptional model F16576/2 sports a black colored ceramic and it perfectly fits with any wardrobe and in every occasion. And as the last but not the least, there is the eye-catching model F16576/3 that features blue ceramic inserts. This youthful timepiece could be a perfect choice for today’s trendsetters. Each of these men’s watches is available for approximately $350.