WRYST Airborne Watches – FW Series

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by D Constant on September 9, 2012

in Latest Reviews, Product Information, Sports Watch Reviews, Wryst

A Closer look at WRYST Timepieces – Airborne Range

Written By: D Constant

As promised in a previous post  on WRYST Timepieces we are bringing you a little more detail on the inaugural timepiece range from WRYST, being the Airborne FW Series, The Wryst Airborne is the first offering from Jacques Fournier a Swiss Watch Designer now based in the UK.

The WRYST Airborne comes in four variations, which are FW3, FW4, FW5 and FW6, with the first three being cased in Black DLC (scratch-resistant Diamond-Like Carbon) and the FW6 in a sandblasted stainless steel case.

All the Airborne FW series watches are fitted with the Swiss made Ronda Startech 3540D Quartz movement, this is a Quartz Chronograph movement and the first quartz movement with the counters at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The counters represent a 10 hour counter at 12 o’clock, 30 hour counter at 9 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock. The Airborne FW’s also come with a date at 3 o’clock.

As these are extreme sports watches and are built to be used in all conditions, the Airborne is also 100 meters water-resistance and will allow for use in scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and much more

All the timepieces come with vivid, bright and colourful Polyurethane straps which differ in colour dependent on the watch you choose and are fitted with an engraved polished stainless steel buckle. Both these are fitted using screws and not your standard

The crowns are hidden by the unique futuristic design of the 45mm case, a somewhat hexagonal design with a slight arch and all the watches are equipped with K1 mineral crystal glass which is shatterproof and treated with an anti reflective coating.

So far we have four models with little variation, the FW6 is the only model available in a stainless steel case and has an unlimited run, with the FW3, FW4 and FW5 come in the Black DLC and are limited to 75 units of each. I hear you ask what other differences are there to justify three different model numbers, well the significant differences in the FW3, FW4 and FW5 comes in the face/dial of the watches.

As we said previously all three of these models come with the unique designed black DLC coated case, the carbon coating is a highly scratch resistant coating and fits in with the endurance sports ethos of the watch. but the variation is in the face the;

 

Wryst Airborne FW3 comes with a black dial, with grey inserts and green markings and numerals, due to the counters and date you have no 12, 3, 6 or 9 numerals present on the face. It comes with a Green strap, but can also suit the White or Black strap options.

 

Wryst Airborne FW4 comes with a black dial, with red outlined grey inserts and yellow markings and numerals, as with all the others you have no 12, 3, 6 or 9 numerals present on the face. It comes with a Yellow strap, but can also suit the Red or Black strap options.

 

Wryst Airborne FW5 comes with a black dial, with orange outlined grey inserts and orange markings and numerals, as with the others you have no 12, 3, 6 or 9 numerals present on the face. It comes with an Orange strap, but can also suit the White or Black strap options.

 

And the FW6 is a different beast with Stainless steel case, White dial and black markings. I’m quite a reserved person so my favourite is the FW6, I may be in the minority but that’s my preference, I like the crisp clean dial and the stainless steel case offsets the watch very well.

All in All the Wryst Airborne FW watches have been designed for extreme sports with added flair and style, a Swiss rugged movement that should withstand the wear and tear of an active lifestyle and unique bright colourful design, The materials used are diverse and in some cases at the forefront of innovation within the watch industry.The watches are said to be released in October 2012, but are available online at www.wryst-timepieces.com priced at £475.00 for the FW3, FW4 and FW5 and £415.00 for the FW6.

Wryst Airborne FW3, FW4 & FW5 Watch – Technical Details

Limited Edition of 75 pieces only with serial number engraved on case-back

Swiss Made Quartz Chronograph

Black Diamond-Like Carbon case, scratch resistant

Shatter-proof K1 mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating

Water resistant 100 Meters

45 mm case, 22 mm buckle

Range of Colourful high quality rubber strap

2 years warranty

 

Wryst Airborne FW6 Watch – Technical Details

Swiss Made Quartz Chronograph
Sandblasted stainless steel case
Shatter-proof K1 mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant 100 Meters
45 mm case, 22 mm buckle
Black high quality rubber strap, White and Red also available
2 years warranty

All Photos courtesy of WRYST Timepieces.

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