The Dan Henry brand has discovered a huge continuing in the watch aficionado community by making watches with a genuine root in horological history. The Dan Henry assortment looks to the past and tries to carefully reproduce notable vintage references with little winds that make them their own. Expenses are kept low, however by and large put-togetherness is inconceivably high at the cost, and the looks represent themselves — these are simply incredibly alluring watches. The freshest watch from Dan Henry takes on an exemplary from the Universal Genève chronicles, and talks straightforwardly to the race fan taking all things together of us.
Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: White, Black, Blue
- Dimensions: 39mm
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: Seiko Mecha-Quartz VK arrangement
- Strap/bracelet: Leather lash; woven nylon
- Price: $260
- Expected Release: July 8, 2019
The 1962 Racing Chronograph is a carbon copy for the acclaimed (and, for most, restrictively costly) “Nina Rindt” Compax Chronograph. With a panda dial and a compact case shape, the first Universal Genève reference is appropriately seen as a work of art with a genuine motorsports family, however it will hamper you almost $30,000 at closeout. Dan Henry’s adaptation, for an unfathomably little part of the cost, can give you the look and feel of a Nina Rindt. It’s a compelling bundle.
The 1962 Racing Chronograph estimates 39mm in breadth, a more current size than the 36mm UG, yet at the same time well inside the boundaries of “normal” watch size in 2019. This isn’t a major bulky games watch — it’s unquestionably measured in light of a vintage offer. The turned drags stay, as does the three-register design, however the sub-dials on the Dan Henry are an undeniable gesture to Singer-dialed watches of the time span, generally well known among them being the “Paul New” Daytona . Some may scrutinize the decision to apparently blend and match components from popular racing chronographs, yet the Dan Henry is saved by alluring plan. Everything simply looks decent when it comes together, and at this value point I believe that must be the priority.
Powering the Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph is a Seiko mecha-quartz development. This is an extraordinary, customer forward decision for a watch this way. Timekeeping is dealt with through a quartz development, yet the chronograph is incited precisely, which gives a watch utilizing a development like this the material sensation of a conventional mechanical chrono. These developments have been around for a spell, and the expenses have dropped significantly over the most recent couple of years: Dan Henry intends to sell the 1962 Racing Chronograph for just $260.
Three dial variations are accessible, every one with or without a date show. The white with dark sub-dials is the most conventional, yet I’m inclined toward the blue form with orange accents in the sub-dials and the chrono-seconds hand. A converse panda variation (generally like Universal Genève’s “Evil Nina”) balances the reach, and it looks smooth and present day with a fly of red on the chrono-seconds hand.
The Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph is accessible on the Dan Henry site starting sometime in the afternoon. Dan Henry