Preview: Peren Hinz

After producing two, distinctively styled chronographs, the Transylvanian brand Peren has now launched its first mechanical watch, the Hintz. We at The Time Bum should be getting our hands on a prototype for a hands-on review in the coming weeks, but we thought it looked tasty enough to warrant a preview - particularly since the Kickstarter campaign is now down to its last two weeks. 

Peren Hinz
The Swiss-made Peren Hintz was inspired by a pocket watch from one of the first Transylvanian watchmakers, Eugen Hintz. The ‘Wyler Eugen Hintz | Fagaras’ was produced by Paul Wyler & Cie (Fabrique des Montres Wyler SA). One of its most distinctive features is the ‘Andesite Sun’ small seconds, which pays tribute to an ancient solar cycle measurement tool. 

Peren Hinz

It is an attractive piece, finished in off-white with embossed dark red indices. True to its pocket watch inspiration, it houses an ETA Unitas 6498-1 hand-winding movement in its polished 42.5mm case. While this seems large considering its dressy appearance, it is 50mm long and only 11.2mm thick, which should make it quite wearable on a wide range of wrists. 

It has a display case back, a domed and anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant to 100m. Full retail will be 796 CHF (about $840 US) but you can still get one on Kickstarter for as low as $396 with a standard grade movement or $496 with an elabore movement. Leather is standard but you can fit a mesh bracelet for an additional $60. 

Stay tuned for our review, but if you want more information or to place an order, visit the Peren Hinz Kickstarter page. ⬩

Wyler Eugen Hintz pocket watch
Peren Hinz case back



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