watches really are a solid choice for mechanical timepiece nerds like myself. Fans know the brand was responsible for starting the most important Swiss watch movement maker ETA (now owned by the Swatch Group), and their range of other technical additions to the watch world such as adding ball bearings to automatic movements. A reminder of this in in their brand logo, which represents the five ball bearings you'd find in the automatic rotor attachment point. Their newest achievement is the Spherodrive - a cool name for an improvement on the mainspring barrel that was introduced last year. I am not going to go into much detail on what Spherodrive is here, though I did explain it at length (with images) in this article I wrote last year
. The complication was introduced in a Madison watch, and this year Eterna will release another Madison watch with an 8 day power reserve as well as a Spherodrive complication. This is going to be one long lasting and reliable mechanical timepieces.
The new Eterna Madison Eight Days Spherodrive watch is in steel at 53mm tall and 38mm wide. Case is water resistant to 30 meters and the crystal is sapphire. Unlike the original Madison Spherodrive watch from last year, the mainspring barrel isn't visible on the dial. Though you do have the time, big date, and disc under window style power reserve indicator. I like how Eterna could have placed its fancy new technology in a futuristic watch, but kept with a nice classic style. The dial is available in silvered, gray, or black. Inside the watch is a new movement, the Eterna manually wound Caliber 3510. Price won't be too crazy (several thousand most likely), and for the money you get a very solidly made watch, with a very good movement, and a traditional style. Look for it soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review