I have had the opportunity to review the Feynman One Eclipse not so long ago, and discovered then this promising brand. Today I’m reviewing the Feynman Cove, their latest creation.
Considering how positive I was about the Eclipse, I was expecting nothing but the best from the Cove. Let’s see how it turned out 🙂
Movement: ETA 2895
Reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 VPH
Jewel Count: 27
Angle Lift of Balance: 51°
Regulation: Up to 15 seconds plus divergence daily
Amplitude Range: 200° to 320°
Balance Spring Composition: Nivaflex NM
Hairspring Composition: Anachron
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Case Height: 12.8mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Water Resistance: 200m
Material: FKM Grade Rubber (black)
Attachments: buckle & tang
This model is a prototype. Some details are different on the production version:
– Bigger crowns with a slighlty different design
– There might be a few scratches / dust on the pictures I took from the proto
– Better lume on the production version
– The proto is thicker (13.2mm) than the final version (12.8mm)
– There will be chinese characters at 30 & 60 seconds on the second dial.
The first thing that I noticed about this case was how well it is designed, with alternations of brushed and polished surfaces, sharp or rounded edges, resulting in an eye-catching, very well balanced and comfortable watch. The two crowns provide the Cove a more sporty style, but I would definitely not mind wearing it under a shirt sleeve.
If you saw the Feynman Eclispe, you’ll most likely remember the beautiful sapphire crystal it is equipped with. The Cove comes with the same one which is slightly domed, increasing the depth impression of the dial.
The dial combines many details, multiple layers, materials and textures, making it in an outstanding piece of art! Just like the dial from the Feynman One, it’s a real eye-candy!
The hands are different from the One’s though. They’re larger and filled with lume, offering a good legibility in low-light conditions. The waves in the central part of the dial are covered with lume too, increasing the feeling that this watch is a one-of-a-kind when the night comes! The more I play with this proto and and get to discover it, the more it grows on me:)
The watch is equipped with a top-grade ETA 2895, an automatic Swiss-made movement offerring a 50 hour power reserve. It’s visible thanks to the transparent caseback.
The strap is made of FKM Grade Rubber. It’s very resistant and doesn’t attract dust too much, like a silicone strap would do. You’ll find in the middle of it a stripe with an embedded wave pattern, the same pattern as the one on the dial. It gives the Cove a very sporty touch and reminds us that it’s meant to be a dive watch in the first place.
My impressions about this piece are very positive. It plays in the dive watch category but still would be able to compete in the dress watch league. While mixing styles is often a bad idea, Feynman did it with talent and confirmed that we’ll have to count on them in the future. That amazing dial is definitely becoming their signature, and I’m really looking forward to seing it on more wrists because there’s nothing here to be disappointed about!
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