It is post mortem SIHH 2014 so it is time to look to the future, to Baselworld. SIHH is really just a small Basel. The former has 16 brands while the latter has easily over 100. While I can cover all of the new watches from 16 brands, 100 is far too many. Although I will do my best to write about the most interesting ones. Well, this watch qualifies as interesting. It is again part of the Startimer collection, the first new watch I covered here. Unlike the Black Star, which has a stealth case and black sunray dial, this watch goes on the original theme of the collection, a steel case and gray dial. As a result, it is named the Sunstar. Both versions have their own merits. This watch is going more on the theme of the original collection while the Black Star is really a beautiful new addition. Both versions have absolutely nothing wrong with them in terms of look or function and they really are nice watches. The watch has a diameter of 44mm and is 10.2mm thick. Pilot style watches may be the second most popular genre of watches, so it will sell amazingly well. The looks and features come together to create a perfect storm. It has everything someone could ask for, applied numerals and markers, screw-down crown, good size, automatic movement from a company that has an amazing reputation. My estimate for price is around $1,250 (MSRP) but I think that with some AD discounts it may be as low as $950-$1,000. This new watch is really going to do well and I can't wait to see it in person when I get the chance. I know from experience that pictures of sunray dials don't do them justice and I know this watch won't be an exception. T-58 days until Baselworld 2014!
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