The latest addition to the Saint Honore family of watches is an interesting two-toned model that brings together the brand’s aesthetics and quality watchmaking. Equipped with the Swiss made movement, this newcomer boasts three most useful complications.
The Saint Honore novelty exudes refinement from a subtle blend of polished and brushed steel on the case-band and the bezel, delicately shaped horns, elongated lugs and a white dial with Clous de Paris pattern, to openwork hands.
The beating heart of the watch is ETA 2824 quartz movement that offers a nice set of functions, such as a moon-phase indication and an expanded calendar display with day of week and date counters. The precise and reliable mechanism can be seen through the transparent case back of the watch. This movement is well-known for its long-lasting life. The power reserve is assured for almost six years.
The new Carrousel model is housed in a round PVD-treated case with the diameter of 42mm. The rose PVD-coating looks like rose gold which gives this newcomer a more expensive look. Underneath the front sapphire glass lies an elegant dial with Clous de Paris motif. The egg-shell white dial with a high-contrast black and light-gray chapter ring comprises three sub-dials. Day and date counters are situated symmetrically at 3 and 9 o’clock positions, while a moon phase indicator is placed at the 6 o’clock position. Its charming dial also comprises the rose PVD -coated Arabic numerals 6 and 12, as well as rose PVD-coated indices and the open-worked hour and minute hands.
All the elements on the dial are well-balanced with each other, which makes this timekeeper one of the most attractive ones that I have reviewed recently, although it is not a kind of expensive mechanical high end watch.
Furthermore, the watch is protected with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 50 meters (about 165 feet). For the best comfort of its future owner, Saint Honore attached the new Carrousel Moon Phase to an elegant, black leather strap, fitted with a steel deployant clasp.