I've previously written about the Ferro Distinct one-hander and the Airborne Titanium Chronograph. Today, I'm revisiting them both. You see, Ferro has announced the Distinct 2, which adds some subtle, but important improvements to the original design. While they are at it, they are also teaming up with The Time Bum to give away an Airborne Titanium Chronograph.
Like the original, the Distinct 2 is a handsome, 44mm, wire lug, one-hander inspired by a sports car's tachometer. The watch has aa AR-coated sapphire crystal and 100 meters water resistance. It looks nearly identical to the old watch, sharing the same case shape and dial, but from there, the specifications diverge, beginning with a polished finish and larger, screw-down crown, both of which complement the trench style case.
Inside, the quartz model's Ronda 505 has been replaced by a 715, and mechanical watch fans now have two choices: a Miyota 8215 (21 jewels and a 21.6k bph ), or an ETA 2824 (25 jewels, 28.8k bph). The automatics also get the added bonus of a double-domed crystal.
Early bird prices start at $150 USD for the quartz, $264 USD for the Miyota automatic, and $599 for the ETA. The Swiss Quartz may be the most expensive, but buyers will also get a pair of leather driving gloves. See the Ferro Distinct 2 Kickstarter page for more information.
The Airborne is an aviation themed chronograph with a VK64 MechaQuartz inside its titanium case. Its dial employs layered construction with cutaway numbers and an aircraft silhouette at 12 o'clock for a stylized, military look. Like the Distinct, the Airborne is 44mm wide with wire lugs, a sapphire crystal, and is rated for 100m water resistance.
The watch sells for $350 at ferrowatches.com, but one lucky individual will get one for free! The Time Bum and Ferro are giving away a grey Airborne Chronograph with blue skeleton hands. See the entry form below for details. Giveaway ends May 31, 2016.
[This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted.]
Images courtesy of Ferro Watches