In this day and age, the watch industry is overpopulated by divers that offer similar characteristics which don’t bring anything new to the table or anything fresh. From new designs, to homages to vintage diver watches we see over and over again one common thing, the rotating bezel. Well, today history is not repeating itself and its changing with the help of Ayers Metropolitan watch. A beautiful diver watch, that doesn’t feature a rotating bezel but screams uniqueness and elegance at the same time.
Lets start with the amazing Fully Swiss Super-LumiNova lumed dial that features raised indexes that are also filled with Swiss Super-Luminova lume. Ayers offers 3 variants of colors for this model. The MT-01 model, which is White BGW9 Super-LumiNova on Dark Blue Super-LumiNova, the MT-02 that offersDark Grey Super-LumiNova on White BGW9 Super-LumiNova and our most favorable the MT-03 that comes with Dark Orange Super-LumiNova on White BGW9 Super-LumiNova. Furthermore, at the position of 3, there is a date window that fits perfectly with the whole concept and design of the dial.
Enclosing securely the dial is of course a sapphire crystal on the back and on the front of the watch with anti-reflective coating for even more readability and less reflections. Talking about attention to details.
Watching this dial day or night is like watching a very expensive piece of art at The Louvre. Honestly it’s mesmerizing.
During nighttime, the dial becomes so bright that you can identify every single detail that it has to offer. Reading time on this magnificent timepiece even at night is a piece of cake. Truly one of the best dials we ever laid our eyes on.
The Ayers Metropolitan watch comes in a Grade 316L Surgical Stainless Steel. This type of steel is the choice for biomedical applications, as its low carbon content delivers increased corrosion resistance. The case has a diameter of 44mm and while is definitely on the big side it feels super comfortable and stealthy on the wrist. The height of the watch comes in at 10.5mm. The exhibition caseback proudly showcases the decorated branded rotor of Ayers on the workhorse that is the slim Miyota 9015. A movement, that has been tested way too many times and every time shines. Moreover, the backcase will have engraved the individual numbering of the watches for those who pledge on their campaign to help bring this piece to life.
The bracelet of this amazing timepiece is of the same material as the case, a Grade 316L Surgical stainless steel. This means that the bracelet comes on the kind of heavy side but that doesn’t mean anything other than the fact it feels solid. The decoration on the inside, the butterfly clasps and the finishing gives it a complete look that proudly accompanies the watch itself.
The Ayers Metropolitan features a screwed-down crown for more accuracy and flexibility. Moreover, the watch is water-resistant to 100M or 10ATM which unlocks the possibility to swim, snorkel or shower while wearing it. (cold not hot shower).
Currently Ayers Metropolitan is running a Kickstarter campaign which as raised $26,957 with 65 backers and they still have 19 days to go. This means many people are already falling in love with this amazing timepiece. Really, the watch industry would have been much prettier and much more innovative if more brands started thinking like Ayers. We support the brand and we do believe that their campaign is going to be funded because a watch like the Metropolitan is not an easy piece to find. Make sure to drop by and make a pledge before the campaign ends. The pricing of this magnificent timepiece is at around $450 (Kickstarter Price) and the retail price is going to be $980. Feels like we just won the lottery. A true bargain.
More Technical Specifications:
Movement: Miyota 9015 Premium Slim Automatic Movement Dial & Lume: Full Swiss Super-Luminova dial, Swiss Super-Luminova hour & minute hands and indices. Case: 44mm Stainless Steel 316L Cushion Case with Exhibition Caseback Crystal: Sapphire Crystal on Top with Anti-Reflective Coating and Sapphire Crystal on Bottom Bracelet: Stainless Steel 316L with butterfly Clasps Water Resistance: 10ATM (100m) Crown: Screw Down crown Lug to Lug: Interval width 14.00mm and external width 26.00mm Dimensions: 44 x 52mm (49mm Diagonal) Case thickness: 10.50mm
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