In ancient times, sundial makers were artisans who sculpted, chiseled and handcrafted metals such as bronze, copper and brass. Beautiful works of art in hues of reddish brown were created. This is the reason why the C1's colour was chosen. It is to represent the early sundial texture and heritage that paved the way to the modern timepieces known to us today.
C1's dial, colour and texture of Sandy Salmon speak of timelessness and elegance. The 'copper pink' colour of the salmon dial arguably invokes the deepest emotions amongst watch enthusiasts. A salmon dial has been a mainstay in the watch community for over a century and has so much heritage while being contemporary at the same time. It is perfect for both men and women who desire a more elegant persona to bring to formal settings, and yet is able to be dressed down a notch in smart casual environments.
The matte salmon texture brings out the sundial features perfectly on the unique dial. The shadows cast by the grooves and submerged centerpiece ensure that there is never a dull experience when looking at the time.
The brushed case with impeccable finishing and vintage inspired shape bring about robustness and timeless aesthetics that elevates the coolness of C1. The fine brushing catches the light at different angles and enhances the wearer’s experience to a satisfying level.
C1 automatic timepiece can be paired with an elegant, 4mm thick-cut distressed, sesame-stained, European leather strap. The uncompromising quality of the strap and tang buckle is evident in your hands, while the distressed, deep grey enhances the sandy salmon dial perfectly.
Alternatively, C1 can be paired with the surgical-grade solid, five-link, finely brushed stainless steel 316L bracelet with a high quality, milled solid butterfly clasp. You cannot go wrong with this bracelet as it works in a fine dining setting, as well as in a workout session while maintaining a cool character throughout.
LUG TO LUG DISTANCE: 45mm
CASEBACK: Decorated closed stainless steel case
CROWN: 6.5mm non screw-down crown
MATERIAL: 316L surgical grade stainless steel
CRYSTAL: Boxed sapphire crystal + underside AR coating
WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM
MOVEMENT: Miyota Caliber 8215
VIBRATIONS PER HOUR: 21,600 bph
POWER RESERVE: ~42 hours
ACCURACY: -20 to +40 sec per day
MADE IN: Japan
JEWELS: 21 pcs
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, sweep second
WINDING: Automatic and hand winding
Why I Love It:
The Type C has decent specifications, and a well-conceived aesthetic that displays a maturity rarely seen in debut collections. Ultimately, it’s well put together, and remains fairly affordable. Singapore may not be short of watch microbrands, but GANE is a notable addition.
Written Review: https://www.wahsoshiok.com/gane-type-c-watch-review/