Lorier is a two-man miniature brand established and run by a couple group, Lorenzo and Lauren Ortega. Both Lorenzo and Lauren have an adoration for exemplary watch plan and experience, and they needed to make a watch that appeared as though a vintage piece, however one that was additionally worked to current specs. Something that one wouldn’t need to stress over hitting around into the path or under the sea.
The aftereffect of their endeavors is the Neptune jumper. Propelled by vintage watches like the Rolex 6538 “big crown” Submariner, the Tudor Submariner, the Omega CK2913 Seamaster, and the Seiko “62MAS,” the Neptune works effectively of conveying the products without feeling excessively subsidiary. The Neptune was intended to look and feel vintage, yet be powerful and dependable while as yet being moderate, and I truly feel like these watches hit the imprint. Others appear to concur with that estimation, as the watches seem to have split away from the pack to truly reverberate with watch-heads. Let’s make a plunge right in.
Review: Lorier Neptune Collection
Case Stainless steel Movement SII (Seiko) NH35A Dial Black/dark “gilt”/blue Lume Super-LumiNova BG W9 Lens Domed plexiglass Strap Steel arm band Water Resistance 200 meters Dimensions 38.5 x 48mm Thickness 14.3mm Lug Width 20mm Crown Screw-down Warranty Yes Price $389
The treated steel case has that exemplary “ skin jump r” shape, with thick drags that highlight a cleaned chamfer. I estimated the case width to about 38.5 millimeters, so indeed, by today’s leviathan jumper guidelines, the Neptune is little. I was wearing my Tudor Black Bay (which is 41 millimeters wide) when the Neptune showed up for audit, and when I exchanged over to the Neptune it felt a little small—and I imply that in a decent way—by comparison.
I can comfortably wear bigger watches like the Black Bay and the Longines Legend Diver , however I additionally love the vibe of the more modest vintage pieces in my assortment. It’s invigorating to have a miniature brand jumper in the sub-40-millimeter range. On the off chance that you have Herculean wrists, the Neptune probably won’t be for you, yet for simple humans the size is great.
The thickness of the case/bezel is around 12 millimeters, and with the gem it’s a touch more than 14 millimeters. The conveyance of the 14 millimeters through the precious stone, bezel, mid-case, and case back looks incredible here, and it leaves the case looking very balanced.
The 14 millimeters is pleasantly disseminated between the gem, bezel, mid-case, and case back. Note the penetrated carries. An enormous, marked crown at three.
Speaking of the precious stone, the Ortegas went all out vintage by utilizing a thick, domed acrylic gem. Since it levels out on top, it’s not exactly as domed as some vintage precious stones (like the sort you would discover on some vintage Squales, for instance), however with the crystal’s adjusted edges you’re about 90% there.
Acrylic, or plexiglass, gems are renowned for their warmth, and the Neptune’s glass doesn’t disillusion. Notwithstanding my affinity for everything vintage, on present day watches I normally lean toward a sapphire precious stone generally for its solidness. In any case, I truly like the general shape and look of the Neptune with its thick plexiglass, so I’m making a special case here.
The 120-click unidirectional bezel is genuinely flimsy and with regards to the general extents of the case. It has an aluminum embed, another gesture to vintage jumpers. The proprietors had initially planned for the supplement to be acrylic (which would have been magnificent!), however because of the restricted surface region acrylic would have been excessively delicate. The equivalent goes for sapphire and ceramic. In this way, as opposed to extend the bezel and penance their close amazing extents, they picked aluminum, which was exceptionally well known with vintage jump watches of the 1960s, and it takes a gander at home here.
I discovered the bezel activity to be adequate for a watch that comes in under $400. Truth be told, it feels better compared to some other, more costly jumpers that I’ve dealt with. The imprinting on the supplement is designed according to any semblance of the Omega Seamaster 300, with an exemplary look that highlights runs at the fives, numbers at the tens, and a little triangle at 60.
At an astounding 7.3 millimeters wide, the crown is very enormous, yet I need to say that I truly like the look and feel of it. Indeed, it’s one of the highlights that at first attracted me to the watch. It’s endorsed with Lorier’s chevron logo, and it tightens. The dial is a satisfying mix of vintage impacts and is delivered in a shiny get done with painted Super-LumiNova files. The 12, three, six and nine are long triangles, while the excess numbers are huge specks; it’s a look that is suggestive of vintage Tudor Submariners. The dial is endorsed with “Lorier,” their chevron logo, “automatic” underneath the 12, and “200m ~ 660ft” over the six. The content isn’t prominent and is proportional and divided on the dial.
The dial looks somewhat little comparative with the remainder of the case, and it’s underscored, I think, by the noticeable radiance made along the edge of the gem where it meets the case. I did an eyeball estimation with my calipers and the dial measures to about 25.5 millimeters in width. Despite the fact that it felt little from the start, it immediately developed on me and I haven’t really thought about it since.
The dials are accessible in three varieties: dark with “gilt” text (however it’s more matte gold than genuine plated), dark with white content, and blue with white content. The bezel embeds are dark with beat up with blue. I discovered the blue tone to be truly lovely, particularly on the bezel insert.
The hands are likewise an all around done retro tribute. Both are lume filled and the hour hand has a little bolt tip. The completion of the handset is particularly fascinating. The hands are not cleaned or impacted, but instead they highlight vertical striations that permit the hands to play with the light.
One of my number one highlights of the Neptune is the movement—the SII (Seiko) NH35A. I’m a tremendous aficionado of Seiko, and their developments are top notch. The NH35A is a 24-gem programmed type that both hand winds and hacks, and it has a force hold of 41 hours. The NH35A is a very much made workhorse with perfect family and it offers and amazing worth here.
The Neptune comes provided on an arm band, with motivation for the plan coming from the exemplary Omega 7077 “flat-link” wristband. It is made of brushed strong steel with completely articulating screwed joins. In obvious vintage style, the arm band has a critical shape, going from the 20-millimeter strong end connects down to 16 millimeters at the fasten. The catch is a deployant type with press fastens as an afterthought for security. There’s no diver’s extension. The fasten is signed.
Compared to most arm bands today, this one is very thin, however I found that it functions admirably with the extents of the watch in general, and it’s all around made to boot.
Lorier likewise delivers and sells nylon mil-lashes, which are sold independently. The Neptune truly is an all around made and planned miniature jumper with huge loads of character. The enormous crown, slender aluminum bezel embed, domed plexiglass precious stone, and the tightened arm band all amount to one cool watch—and it’s accessible at an incredibly moderate cost. At $389, you truly can’t turn out badly with the Neptune. Lorier