It is important to be mindful of how the PRS 516 Extreme Automatic fits into the overall PRS 516 family. It isn't the most expensive model, but it is about 0 shy of it. The most expensive model arguably has a better movement, but not nearly the level of case and dial detailing. Like we pointed out, the PRS 516 is for the most part a retro-looking timepiece collection, while the Extreme is a sort of modern re-imagining of it. The case of the Extreme is 44mm wide and it is thick at 15.73mm. Lug for the odd-sized 23mm wide strap offer a happily imposing stance on the wrist.Read more ›
The steel Carrera case is 41mm wide and relatively thick which is common with TAG Heuer Chronographs today. Another interesting point was Jack remarking that the original Carrera was meant to be a relatively thin chronograph for the time. A hallmark of a vintage-themed chronograph is the presence of a tachymeter (tachymetre) scale. Often intrusive if place on the dial, I love the subtle but legible placement of the tachymetre scale on the flange ring against an anthracite gray color.
The SoH watch is designed to use a quartz movement, which probably makes sense given the novelty of the design. The beauty of the design is in its versatility. The SoH watch could have a face-like dial to emphasize the silliness of the googly eyes, or a totally black dial to make the design look a bit more mysterious. That it actually tells the time is an added benefit.Read more ›