There’s not much to talk about the Robusto Titanium Wrist Watch from Netherlands startup TiMe22 because it falls into the category known as “if it’s a beauty, it’s a beauty.” And so, yeah. When this hat tip arrived at our inbox, it has already won us over with its look. First of all, the entire watch is crafted with Grade 5 Titanium, a proven, robust material employed in aerospace industry for its strength and lightweight property. The result is a rugged watch without the awful rugged edges. It is offered in two models: an automatic model and a quartz variety. The former is powered by Swiss ETA Mecaline 2824-2 self-winding movement that boasts no less than 25 jewels, 28.800 vibrations per hour and ETACHRON regulator system, while the battery driven model’s clockwork is by Swiss ETA Normflatline 955.112 quartz movement with battery end-of-life display.
Apart from the movement, both versions are pretty much identical, right down to the details which include a beautiful brushed titanium case, caseback and band paired to 316L stainless steel clasp, water resistant up to 20ATM (200 m or 660 feet), screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, painted 2-piece bronze dial, date window at 3 o’clock, and Swiss Super-Luminova treated hands and hour markers. Basically, it has all the hallmarks of pricer, designer timepiece. We are particularly drawn to its design that leans toward minimalist. It has an unusually large bezel area with respect to its dial face. That when combined with the deeply sunken dial extrudes a sense of sophistication and, if we may say, futurism.
I know. It ain’t a tech piece, but it has the aesthetic that one would associate with the futuristic ideology of the 60s and 70s. Kind of space age-ish, if you may. Our only gripe is, it has a case diameter of just 45mm, which is a little small for my liking. Then again, it may not be as bad as I thought cos’ with a thickness of 10mm and a sizeable band width of 24mm, it may just work out aesthetically even for large watch lovers like me. Then again, it is hard for us to say unless we get our hands on one, but as far as images go, it is looking pretty up there. Heck, by the look, we would say it is comparable to high-end examples, except that it doesn’t have a high-end sticker.
TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Wrist Watch is on Kickstarter going for 359-629 euros – depending on how soon you act on it and which model you opt for.
submitted via TIP US page.