Whenever Baltic launches a new collection, it’s an event. The young French brand has captivated audiences and specialist media around the world. So today is a special day, as Baltic unveils a series of watches designed for explorers for everyday wear. Let’s take a look at this new collection Hermetic Tourer.
Following in the footsteps of the Tricompax and the MR-01, Baltic is now tackling a niche it had previously neglected: the field watch. With a touch of elegance and a characteristic vintage feel, the new Hermetique Tourer skilfully blends several worlds while abandoning the most common watchmaking tones. The case is small and refined, with a diameter of 37mm and a thickness of 10.8mm including the double-domed sapphire crystal. We appreciate the touch of originality in the crown, which is integrated directly into the case middle to provide optimum comfort. Unsurprisingly, given the style, this is a predominantly brushed watch, but topped with a satin-finished bezel to offer a touch of elegance, while retaining the pierced lugs that are so dear to our hearts. The whole thing is waterproof to 15ATMa small but important detail.
On the dial side, theemphasis on legibility with large indexes and Arabic numerals applied to the cardinal points, made of Super-LumiNova in the manner of the Tudor Pelagos 39mm. By adding a timer scale on black background separated from the central matte sector by a polished steel ringIt adds a second touch of differentiation. And that’s not counting the dial centers with green, blue, beige and brown backgrounds. The automatic movement is, unsurprisingly, a Miyota caliber 9039, always automatic and with a 42-hour power reserve. Precision may not be its greatest strength, but its reliability more than makes up for it. Available from 4:00 pm on October 10, the Baltic Hermétique Tourer will be priced at 660€ on a tropic bracelet, 756€ on a rice-grain steel bracelet, then 756€ on a flat link bracelet.. The first 200 of each dial will be numbered on the caseback, and each model will be assembled in France as usual for delivery in November. Beautiful and efficient, bravo Baltic!
FEATURES – BALTIC HERMÉTIQUE TOURER
Case : 316L stainless steel – brushed and polished finish – 37mm wide x 46mm long x 10.8mm thick (8.3mm excluding crystal) – double-dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside – integrated crown – 15 ATM (150 meters) water resistance
Dial : beige, blue, brown or green background – matte finish – applied hour markers – hour markers and hands in Super-LumiNova C3 X1 or BGW9
Movement mechanical self-winding – Miyota calibre 9039 – Frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) – Hours, minutes and seconds function – 42-hour power reserve – daily deviation of -10/+30 seconds
Straps : tropic in FKM rubber, rice-grain stainless steel or flat link – 20mm lugs – pin buckle on rubber and folding clasp on stainless steel
Informations : in permanent collection – 200 first numbered models – available on the official website – 2-year warranty – €660 to €756 incl. VAT