Xetum introduces new Tyndall with carbon dial


From the home of California-designed, Swiss-made watches – Xetum – comes a new timepiece called Tyndall, featuring carbon as one of its most prominent materials. The new timepiece is actually an addition to the existing Tyndall collection, but this time with a dial made of carbon fiber, which gives the watch a distinct look. What also makes this watch different from other Tyndall timepieces is its limitedness – the Tyndall PVD Carbon is a limited edition watch, with only 300 pieces available.

Lugless case, a signature of Xetum

The dial nicely complements the case – this is a 40 mm case, made of stainless steel with matte black PVD finish. Typical for Xetum, we don’t see any lugs here, which contributes to sleek and contemporary design of the watch. On the right side of the case, there is a hexagon-shaped screw down crown, nicely matching the rest of the watch. As for the back, there we have an opportunity to take a look at the movement, or at least part of it. One of the most important things here is certainly the black engraved rotor, on which we find the serial number of the particular watch. The case-back itself incorporates K1 hardened mineral crystal, which has good scratch-resisting quality. Finally, the water resistance of the watch is 100 meters, or 10 ATM, preparing this watch for some serious aquatic scenarios.

Hexagonal crown matches the case with its material

Now, onto what’s arguably the star of the show here – the dial. One immediately notices the carbon fiber that visually dominates the dial, contrasted by white hands and indexes. Several things can be seen here: first there’s the 12-hour circle, whose four numerals (12, 3, 6, 9) are coated with Super-LumiNova. Next, as we move into the center of dial, we can see another hour track, for 24-hour representation. At the very center are the two hands, hour and minute one, also featuring Super-LumiNova. One last addition, located just below the hands, is the recessed small second sub-dial. Finally, the whole dial is protected with a sapphire crystal, which has antireflective coating on the interior side.

Interestingly, when it comes to the movement, Xetum has prepared two options: the watch uses either the ETA 2895 or Sellita SW 260, both being elaboree-grade Swiss movement. Also, these are automatic movements, featuring black engraved rotors, visible from the case-back. Both beat at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hours, and as for the power reserve, it’s 38 or 42 hours, depending on the particular movement.

Black rotor with engraved serial number

Finally, we have the strap. Nicely complementing the lugless case, it’s a black leather strap, completed with matching stitching. Design-wise, it makes a perfect match for both the PVD case and the carbon fiber dial. If we look at the inner side, we’ll notice the Italian cork lining, adding a bit of a rustic appearance. The strap itself is completed with a butterfly clasp, equipped with a PVD-finished pushbutton, and it’s attached to the case with the help of the 20mm springbar. As for the price, the Tyndall PVD Carbon costs $1,695 and it comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

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