Aevig posted photos of the Balaur prototype on their Facebook profile. Let’s see what this interesting brand has prepared this time.
Aevig is relatively young watch brand from Europe, established in 2013 by Chip Yuen. They already have released several interesting models: Corvid, Huldra, and Valkyr. This time around Aevig presented prototype photos of the Balaur model. Balaur is a two crown compressor style watch. The inner rotating ring serves two purposes: 1st, it can be used as a regular diving countdown timer; 2nd, its 24 hour scale can be used for tracking a second time zone. Quite handy!
Although the official specification sheet for Balaur has not been released yet, we can draw some conclusions from the technical drawings that Aevig posted on their Facebook page.
Balaur’s case is about 41mm in diamater with 49mm lug to lug distance. The case is really thin at just 10mm without crystal. According to the technical drawing, Balaur is powered by Swiss ETA 2824-2. It’s interesting choice because most microbrands these days lean towards Japanese movements, such as Miyota 9015 or Seiko NH35. The watch is matched with a 22mm stainless steel bracelet.
Aevig has shown two colour versions so far: black and blue. Perhaps more will come in future. Balaur is supposed to be released in 2016; however, the exact date has not be announced. You can learn more about the brand and their watches at Aevig website.