Today I’m going to review the Spinnaker Fleuss, a homage to the Blancpain fifty fathoms, now coming on a steel bracelet.
It’s my first Spinnaker and I could have easily summed up the review with this short sentence ‘Wow, that’s an awesome timepiece!’, but I felt like I had to give you a real feedback
First the specs :
Case: 316L Stainless Steel
Case back : See-through case back with customized rotor
Water resistance: 15ATM
Indexes: Applied indexes with Swiss Super-Luminova
Lens: Sapphire lens with AR coating
Band: Solid SS Bracelet
Buckle: Diver extension clasp
Band width: 22mm
The watch comes in a rather simple and small box. Nothing too fancy here but it does the job.
Now let’s start looking closer at the watch. Proportions are good with 50mm lug to lug, 43mm wide and 13mm thick. It comes really nice on my 20cm wrist.
The watch itself already has a couple of years, but this time it comes out of the box with a steel bracelet ! It has solid end-links and a deployment buckle with a safety lock clasp, but also features a diver extension ! That kind of improvement really makes the difference at that price point ! Not only the H-link bracelet looks really good and fits the watch perfectly, but it’s also really light and wears thus very comfy! Hats off Spinnaker
The Fleuss comes with 4 new colorways : silver white, deep blue, tropical brown and dark grey. Here the deep blue version has a nicely textured dial, lumed baton hour markers and Arabic numeral markers at 6, 9 and 12. The sapphire glass isn’t really domed but more like rounded on the edge, and surrounded by an impressive see-through acrylic lumed bezel. IMHO the overall aesthetic is a real success.
Inside the watch is the robust Seiko NH35, a basic but reliable movement with a date feature and 41h power reserve. The see-through caseback allows us to look at the movement and its customized rotor. I already stated in another review that I’m not too keen when it comes to those casebacks for such movements, but the watch remains quite thin so why not.
I’ve been wearing the Fleuss for almost a week now and it will most likely be my summer watch, being on the bracelet or maybe on a dark blue perlon. Spinnaker achieved to combine a vintage style with a modern touch into a great watch that I recommend to anyone looking for an affordable summer watch.
It will be available for purchase as of the 5th of July, from Spinnaker directly at 350$. The good news is that with the code AWDO15 you can have a 15% discount on all the Spinnaker website ‼️