Traser P6600 Shade Red White &amp Blue Special Edition Tactical Watch

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch


Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases


Traser has just released a new special edition “Red, White, & Blue” version of their recently updated H3 P6600 Shade watch collection meant to honor the large American watch market – and their many customers in it. Traser is the brand officially owned by MB-Microtec in Switzerland that produces Trigalight tritium gas tubes – those used in a range of watches from Luminox to Ball. Traser is among the original modern tactical watches with timepieces meant for professional use and popular with soldiers, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, and of course, weekend warriors. It probably doesn’t surprise you that Traser watches do well with the gun-lover audience here in America.


Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases


Ironically enough, given current politics in America, it might be the right time for the brand to release a watch such as this. This special edition takes the Traser P6600 Shade and gives it assorted red, white, and blue Trigalight gas tubes at the hour markers as means to remind the wearer of the American flag. Though it should be just as useful to remind people of other red, white, and blue national flags of which there are 38, according to Wikipedia. So depending on where you live and your particular flavor of patriotism, the Traser P6600 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition watch could be in honor of the United States, Dominican Republic, Iceland, South Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Cambodia, Norway, Slovenia, Nepal, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Nepal… and a lot more.

So Traser really has a lot of countries covered here even though they are emblazoning the American bald eagle and prancing frontier horses behind the image of the watch. The Traser P6600 Shade watch is itself a welcome upgrade from the previous generation P6600 Shadow. Upgrades are subtle but important for detail seekers who wanted the best possible watch in both quality and design. One upgrade is the use of black-colored discs (versus white) for the date and day of the week windows – an important refinement. Also, the pip that holds the tritium gas tube on the rotating bezel is now PVD-coated black versus in unfinished steel – which adds to the important stealth look of the watch.


Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases


Traser also apparently upgraded the crystal from mineral to AR-coated sapphire – which I think most people will appreciate. With that said, truly active watch wearers sometimes prefer mineral crystal because rather than shatter under large impact, it merely chips (or totally cracks depending on the force of the impact).

The 45mm-wide case is 12mm thick and water-resistant to 200 meters. The inner case is steel while the black-colored outer case is light and made of fiberglass-reinforced resin. That makes it lightweight at 80 grams (with the strap) and pretty durable. The dial is pure functionality with a scale for both the 12-hour and 24-hour time, in addition to the rotating 60-minute timing bezel. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda quartz caliber 517.6 DD (day/date) movement. Attached to the case is a black NATO-style strap, but a rubber strap is also available as an option. Price for the Traser H3 P6660 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition watch is $475. traser.com

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


Last year, Rolex gave us the new Datejust 41. The name refers to its case size, which is 41mm. Rolex fans might recognize instantly that 41mm is the same as the Datejust II that was introduced way back in 2009. They are right, of course, but the Datejust 41 features subtle refinements that make it look more proportionate, at least to my eyes. Some changes include more refined lugs, slimmer case profile, and a larger aperture of the dial and a thinner bezel. That said, last year’s models (hands-on here) only came in Rolesor, meaning two-tone gold and steel. For Baselworld 2017, Rolex has finally released the model that I think most people will want – the Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel.


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


The new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel has all the refinements that last year’s models have. That means, less beefy lugs, a slimmer case profile, slimmer baton markers, and, of course, a new movement – but more on the movement later. From the press pictures that we’ve been given, the new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel looks pretty awesome. I have said in the past that I very much prefer the look of the new Datejust 41 because of its more elegant case and the same is true here.


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


There will probably be other variants, but the one that Rolex is showing here comes with a blue dial with a brilliant sunray burst finish and the brand’s signature 18k white gold fluted bezel. The case is polished 904L stainless steel and the crown uses Rolex’s Twinlock system. Water resistance is 100 meters. It is also fitted with a 904L stainless steel Oyster bracelet that comes with a folding Oysterclasp and Rolex’s Easylink extension system.


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


Like most other Rolex’s watches, the baton markers, hour, minute, and second hands are all made out of 18k white gold and filled with Rolex’s special Chromalight luminescent material. Unlike the luminescent material used by other brands, Chromalight gives off a lovely blue glow in the dark. Rolex also says that it lasts longer than regular Super-LumiNova. The date window is at 3 o’clock and over is is the iconic Rolex Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


The new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel will also get Rolex’s new Calibre 3235, which is not just an improved version of the existing Calibre 3135 or 3136. Over 90% of the movement is new. Some major improvements include a new type of escapement called the Chronergy escapement, a more efficient gear train, a longer mainspring, and a more effective self-winding module. For owners, this means a longer power reserve of 70 hours and improved accuracy and precision. Along with Rolex’s new Superlative Chronometer certification, this means that the new Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel will be accurate to +2/-2 seconds a day.


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases


The new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel looks great and I would be surprised if it didn’t sell like hotcakes. The Rolex Datejust should always be, first and foremost, an elegant watch, and the new redesigned Datejust 41 case makes the watch look a lot more classy as compared to the Datejust II. In stainless steel, this new Rolex Datejust 41 is a bit more affordable than last year’s two-tone Rolesor models. This version of the Rolex Datejust 41 in steel is priced at $7,450. rolex.com