We – at MotoringExposure – think that a luxury mechanical watch isn’t suitable for every occasion, therefore we feel that owning a cheaper (but not cheap!) quartz timepiece is almost mandatory. A rugged quartz chronograph doesn’t always have to look dull, like in most cases where functionality clearly won from design. The Cruise Sport collection from TechnoMarine consists of a bunch of affordable colorful sports watches with strap made out of silicone. TechnoMarine got re-introduced during the last BaselWorld exposition in March of 2010.
This month, the TechnoMarine Cruise Sport collection will hit the stores (globally) and we are more than happy to give you a preview of what to expect. These watches are water resistant up to 200m and available in a chronograph or 3-hand movement, a very comfortable silicone strap and available in a wide range of colors and combinations.
These timepieces are available in Medium and Magnum models, which means big and even bigger. The Magnum Cruise Sport watches are 45mm in diameter and feature a Japanese Miyota quartz movement inside the stainless steel (316L type) case. As written above, the watches comes on a black silicone strap and you will get an extra one in the color of the watch to be able to switch. The aluminum bezel sits firmly around the mineral crystal. We at MotoringExposure prefer either plexi or sapphire, where mineral tends to scratch very easy and can’t be polished (or buffed out).
The Medium TechnoMarine Cruise Sport models are 40mm in diameter and also suitable for certain lady’s wrists. The specifications match those of the Magnum version.
If you are on a vacation and don’t want to risk any damage or loss to your precious Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre or other sophisticated time piece, we always advice you to bring at least an inexpensive watch with you. However, an inexpensive watch doesn’t mean you need a clumsy plastic piece that will not fit your nice clothes.
With a TechnoMarine Cruise Sport, you don’t have to think about whether you can jump into the hotel pool, jump into the water from a yacht, get drunk in an expensive bar in Miami and not know where you will end up without damaging or losing your precious time piece.
TechnoMarine watches start at a few hundred dollars, prices of the Cruise Collection are not known yet. We will keep you posted.