The name ‘elegant apparatus watch’ is somewhat of an ironic expression when you consider everything. Articles we’d customarily allude to as apparatuses are by and large far eliminated from any setting under which they might actually qualify as rich. A couple of bar instruments come to mind, a reestablished felling hatchet maybe, yet unquestionably not that wrench set you got discounted at Wal-Mart. However, it’s a portrayal we wind up confronted with concerning numerous watches that walk a scarce difference among device and gem. The Rolex Explorer immediately comes to mind as such an example, the Monta Noble another. Another brand hailing from Berlin called Ten Eleven Nine is meaning to enter these positions with three new watches being subsidized through Kickstarter. We got our hands on a model of the Researcher model to see exactly how close they get.
Ten Eleven Nine is the brainchild of fashioner and picture taker Leif Henrik Osthoff, who started work on this assortment back in 2019 subsequent to being unsatisfied with the current contributions available. With studios in Berlin, Leif framed Ten Eleven Nine, named for the postal division of Berlin Mitte, 10119, and is intended to mirror the city’s “attitude towards life including cosmopolitanism, resistance, variety, creativity and deferential conjunction of various life plans.” The name probably won’t move off the tongue effortlessly however it’s an assessment we can get behind. To underscore that ethos, the caseback is engraved with a “Truth Beauty Love” theme applied elegantly over the “Made in Germany” marker. This makes way for the remainder of the watch, which is an activity in limitation.
Review: The Ten Eleven Nine Researcher
Case Stainless Steel Movement Automatic Sellita SW-200 Dial Blue Gray Lume BG W9 Super-LumiNova Lens Sapphire Strap Steel Oyster Water Resistance 200M Dimensions 38×46.5mm Thickness 11mm Lug Width 20mm Crown Screw Down Warranty Price $1300
Ten Eleven Nine is dispatching with three models, each a slight variation on the same insignificant base. The Weltweit features huge round hour plots; the Minimal, which utilizes batons around the dial and no numerals; and the Researcher, which puts an Arabic 12 and 6 on the dial between single stick markers in the middle. The Researcher stands apart from the others for this surprising design, which functions admirably here in keeping the dial spotless and clear while additionally giving a state of interest.
The dial of the Researcher, and the Weltweit and Minimal for that matter, is clean in nature, adopting a reasonable strategy to the information it decides to address. That implies the curiously large hour files take need, with flimsy hash marks for each second blurring to the foundation. The 3 and 9 o’clock markers are ever marginally bigger than the rest, completing the cardinal hour need. The printing is obvious white, creating a fresh differentiation with the dial. In like manner, the hands and numerals are splendid white making for extraordinary readability. There’s truly very little else to disrupt the general flow.
The lone non-practical components on the dial are the naming of the brand and the model. At 12 o’clock you’re gave the brand, which means the words “TEN ELEVEN NINE” show up in extremely nearness to the genuine hour markers of the same qualities. It’s odd, however it doesn’t hinder telling the time so it truly comes down to taste here. It’s the same with the phrasing under the brand, which is “KING SIZE” regarding the 39mm diameter being a huge watch in the ‘70s (think “Jumbo” Royal Oak). Once more, this feels somewhat odd to see really composed on the dial of a ~$1,000 watch rather than your number one candy bar.
Moving to the 6 o’clock side of the dial and we locate the model of the watch named over the word “AUTOMATIC”. Nothing unusual here, other than maybe the need of these words. All things considered, you may anticipate that the model should get front and center attention here over the way that it’s an automatic watch. The naming in aggregate sums to an appropriate amount of peculiarity in a generally intense plan, on the off chance that we may conjure the insight of Doug DeMuro.
One thing you won’t immediately notice, however will progressively begin to get a feeling of is the genuine nature of the dial. It peruses as dull dim, even dark initially. In any case, actually it is dark/blue, asking a more critical look in the correct conditions. This little detail is indicative of the degree of figured put into the watch overall, despite the fact that couple of may perceive every individual component, the outcome becomes greater than the amount of the parts such that you will definitely take note.
The Case & Bracelet
The Researcher features a steel case that estimates 38mm in diameter and 11mm in thickness. With a drag to haul estimation of 46.5mm it is similarly pretty much as wearable as you’d envision. The case is cleaned along the dividers and brushed on top with a delicate angle interfacing the surfaces. This is an extremely delicate incline, showing up as a once fresh line that’s been imprudently cleaned, however the chamfer is there and it is deliberate. In relation to the remainder of the watch, that strain between completes is defused and the point of convergence stays in the dial itself.
The crown is a conspicuous installation that stretches out around 5mm from the case considering simple manipulation, and you’ll discover no plan prospers at its end cap. Like the remainder of the watch, it is work forward and introduces itself thusly. The crown screws down adding to the noteworthy 200m profundity rating, which is a detail you wouldn’t notice in any case as it’s not marked on the dial. While not a plunge watch essentially it appears to be bounty fit for dealing with extremes.
A cleaned bezel ring paves the way to a somewhat domed sapphire that gets an AR coating within. The case and accompanying accents make an appropriate showing of facilitating the plan in general, yet they aren’t the superstar here by any stretch. At best, it works effectively of moving. Similarly with the arm band, which is a three connection clam style unit that wears comfortably enough, however isn’t something you’ll wind up respecting. Great arm bands are rare in this value range, and keeping in mind that this one isn’t winning any honors, it’s unquestionably ordinary usable.
Ten Eleven Nine is utilizing a top evaluation Sellita SW-200 in the Researcher (just as the Weltweit and Minimal) which takes into account the lean case plan and 11mm generally thickness.
On The Wrist
The Researcher wears perfectly on account of the obliged extents and delicate case plan. The hauls tenderly incline toward the wrist and the end joins proceed with that point to keep things flush against the curvature of your wrist. The thin case sneaks by everything except the most secure of sleeves, vanishing when not in use.
When you do have to understand the time, the straightforward dial with high differentiation hands makes it inconsequentially simple even at a distance. It is the greatest strength of the watch and gives it a degree of reasonableness you’ll end up coming back to. The hands are loaded up with BG W9 Super-LumiNova which match the files on the dial, and keeping in mind that there’s sufficiently not to be too decipherable in obscurity, it creates a spotless, fresh differentiation in daylight.
The plan of the watch will fit all way of lash, and fills in as a great material for something vivid out of your texture tie assortment.
The Ten Eleven Nine Researcher is a great exertion from another brand that advances a reasonable perspective without compromise. Considering it’s the principal discharge from the brand, the potential is clear and we’d love to see this ethos fleshed out more completely in different assortments and complications. There is a careful exactness to the execution of the Researcher, however a hidden feeling of levity from the brand advises me there’s more to look forward to.
The Researcher, Weltweit, and Minimal are each accessible now through the Ten Eleven Nine Kickstarter (which has just arrived at its financing objective) for vows beginning around $1,300. That’s about 30% not as much as what the retail cost will be when creation is done. Become familiar with the brand here and investigate the Kickstarter here .