Yesterday, G. Gerlach presented their latest chronograph watch, PZL P23 Karaś. As usual with G. Gerlach, their watch refers to Polish history and Polish engineering accomplishments.
G.Gerlach latest watch’s patron is a Polish light bomber aircraft introduced in 1936. Consequently, it’s not a surprise that G. Gerlach PZL P23 Karaś is a vintage styled timepiece with its cathedral green hands. Karaś is reusing the same 43mm case previously used in G. Gerlach PM36. The lug to lug measures a healthy 52mm, which will easily suit a variety of wrists. It’s worth noting that the case has drilled lugs, which will make strap changing a breeze. And you might really want to make us of that because PZL P23 is quite a looker and strap juggling will only enhance your experience.
G. Gerlach PZL P23 Karaś is a 30 minute chronograph sporting a manual hand-wound ST1901 movement. Too bad that G. Gerlach didn’t opt for see-through caseback, as ST1901 is a really handsome movement. Instead, on the back of the watch we can see a full stainless steel caseback with PZL P23 Karaś silhouette engraved on it. The front crystal is, of course, a sapphire with an AR coating on the inside. Impressively, this manual hand-winding pilot watch is water resistant up to 100m. It will definitely provide enough of security for everyday wear and tear.
G. Gerlach PZL P23 Karaś will launch in May 2017, the exact price is unknown at the moment but supposedly it will stay below 2 000 PLN (~ 500 USD). At this price point is tough to pass on this beautiful timepiece. It really took my heart and got quite high on my personal want list for 2017.