New for 2010 the Paul Picot
C-Type watch collection gets a new addition with this titanium version with a helium release valve and some hip new dial colors. The 48mm wide Paul Picot C-Type 48mm Helium Valve watch is a big one, but with a very good style. There are actually two versions, one with the titanium bezel you see here, and one with a PVD black coated titanium bezel. I would opt for the latter given titanium's propensity to scratch combined with the "first line of defense" placement of a bezel. The PVD coating ought to add a little bit of scratch resistance.
The images here is still a render. Paul Picot amusingly took an actual photograph of the C-Type watch case and hand drew in the dial. You don't see that very often as such renders are usually completely computer created. I've always appreciated the smooth angularity of the C-Type watches. That look is retained here with lots of straight lines and edges. You can also appreciate the watch's unique look among other functional themed dive-style watches. The case is 300 meters water resistant with a built in helium escape valve. Seems rather odd that this less-than-commonly-used feature would be advertised right on the dial. The light slate colored dial is pretty, especially with the yellow and red highlights. The hour markers and hands are applied with SuperLumiNova. The new C-Type watch comes on a rubber strap with that cool repeating square pattern with a titanium clasp. You can get the strap in black, or yellow (for the brave).
Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. Each version of the Paul Picot C-Type 48mm Helium Valve watch (with or without PVD bezel) will be limited to just 500 pieces. Price is $7,590.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review