On February 9th, Anstead released a rendering of their new Oceanis (see above) on their facebook page. There are a few subtle changes from the past version, but, at least in my opinion, they are very positive. However, I'm not here to talk about renderings of a watch to come, but rather of the first prototype pictures. The prototype won't be identical to the final model (white date wheel is one difference) and the watch that will appear on their website will have improvements. A prototype serves to get an idea of size and looks in person that a rendering just can't do. The bracelet, rather than an isofrane or other rubber strap gives the watch a much dressier look (as seen in the picture below) and this could easily go from an office watch to a casual watch with just one strap/bracelet change. I believe the dimensions and stats are the same as the older version with a 44mm case, 300m water resistance, and a 120-click bezel. The dial design may be a little like some Panerai watches, but the hands, bezel, case, and the rest of the watch give the new Anstead Oceanis a identity of it's own.
Credit for photos: Anstead Watches
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