Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Outlaw Drift

From Gorilla Watches -
Courtesy of Gorilla Watches
This one is a bit of a departure for Gorilla. Those of us who have been following them for awhile have gotten used to what has become the standard grammar used in the design. A rounder, oval shaped case has stepped into the spotlight.

This is also (and the guys at Gorilla can please correct me if I have this wrong) the first Gorilla watch case not to feature multiple materials (i.e. carbon fiber, aluminum, etc.), but rather it is crafted entirely of titanium.
Courtesy of Gorilla Watches
The movement and it's display effect is something of a departure from the more "standard" Gorilla models (which again sounds like a misnomer as there is really nothing "standard" about Gorilla).
The "base" is ETA's 2824-2, but the secret sauce is what Gorilla describes as a:
Proprietary G-5238, Swiss Made,
wandering hours complication

Engineered & manufactured by VAUCHER Manufacture

Now owing to the world we are currently living in, I have not seen, held, etc. this one.  But I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the team at Gorilla for their willingness to evolve and grow. It's easy to continue to play your greatest hits again and again, but evolution, growth and development? Those are the things that you see in dynamic brands.

Here are the pertinents -

Proprietary G-5238, Swiss Made,
wandering hours complication

ETA 2824-2, Self-winding
4 Hz / 28.800 vph, stop seconds
38 hours power reserve

Hour, minute, sweeping seconds

Grade 5 titanium

Titanium grade 5, engraved, sapphire crystal

DIALAnodized aluminum flange & discs, Super-Luminova™ coated numerals on flange & satellite discs

Domed, scratch resistant sapphire,
anti-reflective coating on both sides

FKM rubber & Cordura™ hybrid

Titanium grade 5 pin buckle

42 mm case diameter
13.8 mm case thickness
52 mm lug-to-lug


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