The case back boldly states "Patent Pending," and with that it refers to the "interchangeable crown tube system." Also referred to as a patented crown guard, this small section around the crown can be removed thanks to the four screws around it. The crown itself is, although large, remarkably comfortable thanks to its curved edges. If and when it contacted my wrist I never felt it digging or carving into it like so many other, large crowns do – even on similarly priced watches.Read more ›
Most car and aeronautic enthusiasts will surely be familiar with this 21st century material, but for those that are not, let us explain what carbon has to offer. Among its primary advantages over other materials – and we will refer to stainless steel now as that is the most ubiquitous case material – is that it is extremely light and also offers comparable (and in some ways superior) durability. Carbon undoubtedly is a modern material that works best with modern design – but more on that a bit later. Before we look at the watch itself in detail, allow us to first discuss carbon as a material and why it is so important – after all, it is the Phantom's carbon case that truly sets it apart from the rest in its price segment.
aBlogtoWatch: I find a lot of people with a technical background like you gravitate towards Omega's technological innovations, which are manifold and continue to break ground.Read more ›