Update: Lesablier Sport Classic

Photos by Mike Razak

Since we reviewed the Lesablier Sport Classic way back in May, three exciting things have happened. First, the Kickstarter campaign was successful, meaning the watches are actually getting made. Second, the bracelet has been completed. And third, an option for an aventurine dial has been added by way of the Supernova option. I've gotten my hands on both the white enamel edition (just to refresh your memory) and the Supernova on bracelet and took some pictures for you all to gawk at. Check 'em out.


The aventurine dial features that special starry sky look that even brands like Moser are doing now. The Sport Classic kills the look, pairing the starry stone with space-like case design for an unparalleled effect (the "stars" you see on my laptop are just dust). NB: The numbering on the dial and caseback will be "XX/50" instead of "XXX/50."


As quick refresher, the Sport Classic is a 40mm wide, 13mm thick sports watch with a case unlike we've ever seen. It has 20mm hooded lugs, features a Miyota 8N40 automatic movement, and comes in 6 different dial options (The Supernova and black-dialed, gold-cased Eclipse are both limited to 50). Each watch will come standard with a classic stitch leather strap, a rubber strap, and the integrated bracelet. Which is a phenomenal deal.


If you're like me, you may have found the hooded lugs on the avant-garde case a bit jarring. They provide quite the abrupt stop to a striking look. But the bracelet changes all that. The rupee-style links (Zelda, not India) complement the case design and allow for continuity, completely eliminating that sudden cliff. Wears like a dream, too.


Also, there's better lume. Which is great for everyone, and plays very nicely against the aventurine. And really pops in my son's toy recycling truck.


I also took a 3/4 shot of the case profile. And look how pretty it is. All the angles and the different finishes. Dang.


You may be like, "Mike, where's your wrist? Is it ok? Do you even wear the watches? What kind of racket is this?" Well no need to start conspiracy theories...


Though the Lesablier Sport Classic has funded via it's Kickstarter campaign, you can still preorder it on the website. The watches start at $390, with the Supernova running $415. It's a fun watch that works so much better than you expect. At that price, you won't be disappointed.
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