Xetum has released a new 300-piece limited edition timepiece from its Tyndall Collection. The timepiece is with a matte black PVD treated housing made of steel and with a carbon fiber dial in the same color. In its essence is a self-winding mechanical movement produced in Switzerland. In fact, this represents the general policy of the brand which combines the Californian design and the Swiss production for its watches. The newest timekeeper by Xetum costs precisely $1,695.
This is the first limited edition watch by the brand in the last two years. Just like the last time, Xetum decided to make a restricted series of the Tyndal model which was in both instances coupled with a dial made from carbon fiber. The main difference among the two limited editions is that the new watch comes with a PVD coating on its steel 316L casing. When going through the previously launched models by Xetum, one can notice that the brand already sells almost the same timepiece as this one, with the only difference being the carbon fiber dial. Moreover, this “normal” edition is naturally not issued in restricted numbers and it costs a couple of hundred dollars less.
Swiss-Made Automatic Movement
That being said, let us examine the new watch in a more detailed manner. The beating heart of the timepiece is either ETA 2895 or Selita SW 260 self-winding caliber (both of them are used). It is important to note that the movement is in accordance with the Elaboré grade for the movement performance (which is above Standard and under more demanding Top and Chronometre levels of functioning). This basically means that it is adjusted in three positions; it has the accuracy within 7 seconds per day and includes Etashock shock protection system, among other traits. The operating frequency of the movements used for Tyndall PVD Carbon Limited Edition is 28,800 vph, while its power reserve ensures enough energy for between 38 and 42 hours. As far as the finishing and customization are concerned, they are restricted to an individually numbered blackened rotor.
Xetum Tyndal Carbon limited timekeeper has the medium-sized 40 mm wide round housing. Moreover, it is supplied with a screw-down crown, a sapphire crystal on the bezel side and a less noble scratch-resistant K1 mineral glass on the rear side. The construction of a round lugless case (which is a recognizable Xetum trait) allows water resistance to 100 meters.
The black carbon fiber face of the watch features a small seconds counter which is slightly recessed when compared to the rest of the dial and set at the six o’clock position. Furthermore, the dial includes Arabic numerals and has its four major markers a bit larger than the rest ones, as well as coated with SuperLuminova, just like it is the case with central hour and minute hands. There is also an inner 24-hour scale. The last component of Xetum Tyndall PVD Carbon Limited Edition timekeeper is a black leather strap with a black stitching and Italian cork lining. It fastens with a butterfly clasp which is made of steel with PVD treatment.