Kennett Savro Men’s Watch – Hands on Review
We are looking to launch our British Watches Section on The Watch Review Site not only will we be including all our news and reviews previously undertaken on British watchmakers like Christopher Ward, Schofield Watch Company, Bremont Watch company, Speake-Marin and Robert Loomes to name a few. We are kicking off with our first ‘Hands on Review’ of one of the Tom Kennett Men’s Watch range and where better than with the Savro…. We will also be undertaking Video Reviews and this will be the first but due to technical issues we will have to bring this to you later (the video that is)…. Sorry — So look out for the new section of our site coming soon…
For those of you who have not heard of our Tom Kennett, well young Tom is a Scottish designer and entrepreneur who first launch the Kennett brand as a Cuff Links and Accessories designer in 2007 with a view to introducing watches to the brand later, this venture was successful and Tom was voted Young Designer of the Year in his category and has subsequently had nominations in various awards ever since. Tom launched his Watch brand off the back of this success in 2009 and the Kennett brand is now focussed on the design and manufacture of luxury watches and cufflinks, and can be found in over 10 countries worldwide, We have seen Tom improve the Kennett brand over the years and are glad for the opportunity to take a look at his watches a little closer.
We have had all three Kennett Men’s Watches in for hands on Review thanks to Tom Kennett himself and a fine selection it is, for starters all the current range have a Miyota Quartz movement, the Savro sports a Miyota chronograph movement, these movements have a growing reputation in the industry and are on par with their Swiss counterparts at Ronda and the like. We also have it on good authority that a new Kennett Swiss Made Range is due for launch soon, will be interested in seeing what this young Scottish designer has in store for us here.
So back to the Savro Chronograph well the movement provides for a chrono seconds hand activated and stopped by the top pusher, an hour sub dial at 3 o’clock (not linked to the chronograph function, just states the current hour), a small seconds at 6 o’clock and chronograph minutes indicator at 9 o’clock, along with the standard two handed time display. Oh and a date in between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers.
The model we have had the pleasure in reviewing is the Black and Silver Savro Men’s Watch, I keep on saying Men’s watch as Kennett has just recently launched a ladies range and the Savro is his first watch in this sector. (Tom has promised to send one for review soon) The Men’s Savro is part of what Kennett call their Black Label Range, which is to define elegance, classic looks and a watch for the more formal occasion, whether it be work or play.
The colour combination works very well with the Black face and Silver Tachymeter internal fixed bezel and silver Roman numerals and indicators, as for lume there is none really, but hey it’s not a pilots watch or a divers is it, It is marketed as a dress watch and as such is it really required, this dial is offset fabulously by the shiny polished stainless steel case and domed glass/crystal (both making taking photographs of this timepiece very difficult) which all tolled make the Kennett Savro much more desirable than its price tag.
Furthermore it is adorned with a black Italian leather strap and crisp polished stainless steel buckle, the case back is also polished stainless steel and has the Kennet logo and name etched into the centre with the usual elements engraved around the edge, these being the fact that it is stainless steel case, base and bezel and the fact that it is Water resistant to 5 ATM or 50 meters.
So enough about the functionality and looks and onto the feel of the watch, well it is 43.5 mm in diameter and fits extremely well on my 6 ¾ inch wrists, the Savro is comfortable to wear and we have put it through its paces. As we said it is comfortable, clean, crisp and well proportioned, you easily forget it is on your wrist when wearing it for the day, which we class as a good thing and it does get noticed when peeking out from under your shirt cuff (should have got Tom Kennett to send us some of those Cuff links he makes too).
One thing we loved about the Savro was the Blue Chronograph second hand, it just sets off the entire watch and looks fab. Little things I hear you all say…
The Savro is also available in the following variations fit for all tastes, you have Stainless Steel case with white face and internal bezel with either black or tan leather strap and Rose Gold Tone plated case with white face and internal bezel with either black or dark brown leather strap. On the white dial that lovely blue seconds hand is even more distinctive.
So that is five different variations, our favourite is probably the Rose Gold on dark brown strap even though I have never been a Rose Gold man, it just really suits the watches style and look.
As with The Watch Review Site’s usual tradition on Hands on Reviews we have the watches technical details below and a little photo gallery below that. Oh and the Savro is available online form various retailers included direct from Kennet at http://www.kennettonline.com/ and we probably forgot to mention that all Kennet Watches come with a Kennett 2 year guarantee.
Kennet Men’s Savro Chronograph Watch – Technical Details
Case: Polished Stainless Steel
Case Width: 43mm
Movement: Miyota Quartz Chronograph
Dial: Black with Silver internal bezel, also available White with White internal bezel
Strap: Leather strap, black, tan or dark brown
Water Resistance: 5ATM or 50 meters