Davidoff Gent Automatic Chronograph GMT Watch
Davidoff quietly announces another handsome and subtle timepiece that probably deserves more credit that it will get. The oval shaped steel case is a nice aspect of the design and is 46mm wide and water resistant to 50 meters. There is a AR coated sapphire crystal over the dial and another sapphire crystal over the movement on the rear of the watch showing a view to the Davidoff personalized automatic rotor.
Style features, while not seemingly original are pleasant. From the partially skeletonized lugs to the interesting engravings and textures on the dial and chapter ring. To me, much of the design seems to be borrowed from one place or another, but the mosaic of elements is satisfying nonetheless. The brown alligator strap goes well with the steel and gray tones of the dial, and there is that almost necessary splash of red on the dial. The movement is a Swiss automatic Valjoux 7750 with a Soprod 753024h module that provides the GMT complication. Good that there is a 24 hour dial on the chapter ring. It is a relatively nice watch, especially for fans of the brand. Otherwise I see the watch having a bit of a hard time standing out from all the rest.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.