Raven Watches have just announced their latest project called Trekker 40. In line with the fashion for vintage watches, Raven Trekker 40 is a vintage style diver’s watch.
Raven Trekker 40 has a stainless steel 40 mm case, which is available in three different variants: brushed, blasted and DLC. The case has a typical non crown guard vintage Rolex style but instead of usual oyster bracelet, it comes with a jubilee bracelet, which I think is an interesting approach. Not many micro brands offer jubilee style bracelet as it seems to be more complex to produce than a regular oyster bracelet. Thumbs up for that! It’s worth mentioning that despite its vintage cues, Trekker 40 is built with modern technologies and offers 300 meters of water resistance.
Further looking at the specs, we will notice that Raven Trekker 40 comes with a beautiful double domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside. Personally, I love domed crystals, so once again big thumbs up for this. This latest offering from Raven is powered by a well-known Miyota 9015 automatic movement, which is a movement of choice for plethora of micro watch manufacturers. And there is nothing wrong with that as it is a outstanding movement in it’s price range.
Luckily, Raven Watches decided not to go with obvious Rolex copy dial. Instead they offer a vintage style dial with 12, 3, 6, 9 numeral markers and a simple looking handset. This modest looking set, as well as bezel insert, are lumed with BGW9.
Raven Trekker 40 is an extremely limited run of just 150 pieces and that includes all the variants. Currently, the watch is available for pre-order on Raven Watches website, so if it’s something that appeals to you, go a grab you piece quickly. The pre-order price starts at $650 + shipping cost and will go up by $100 when the watch arrived in Fall 2016 but I would assume it will sell out entirely during pre-order phase.