DAVOSA brand ambassador Luca Tribondeau has known about DAVOSA watches for quite some time. His parents were fans of the brand before him. Two years ago, he himself fell in love with the Ternos Pro GMT.
DAVOSA gave Luca Tribondeau the opportunity to incorporate his own ideas in realizing an individual version of the popular GMT model of the Ternos Professional. The result is the 500-piece, limited edition Black&White. His ethos: A watch should be at home in any environment and withstand all weather conditions. Luca’s design fulfills these requirements with consummate ease.
At the heart of the Ternos Professional GMT remains the tried and tested Swiss DAV 3032 automatic movement with hour, minute and central second hands, GMT and date display with magnifying lens function at 3 o’clock. It is integrated in a stainless steel case that is 42 mm in diameter and 15.5 mm in height. The striking hands and indices – a triangle at 12 o’clock, rectangles at 9 and 6 o’clock and circles at the full hours – are already familiar from the Ternos Professional, but have received an anthracite plating to highlight them against the white dial. The use of luminescent Super-LumiNova on the hands and numerals ensures optimum functionality even in restricted visibility.
New design elements include a white dial and an instantly discernible, bright orange GMT hand that lets you read the hour in a second-time zone on the surrounding half white, half black ceramic bezel. The watch is topped by a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while the underneath is protected by screw-down, stainless steel back. The case is water-resistant to 20 ATM for risk-free use in and underwater.
At Luca Tribondeau’s request, the watch is supplied with two contrasting straps. As well as a classic stainless steel strap, there is a robust, replacement nylon strap that runs underneath the case.
I purchased my Ternos LE 16157115 as soon as they became available once again. The support staff at Davosa was extremely helpful with my purchase and keeping me informed every step of the way.
This is my 2nd Davosa in 3 weeks. I first purchased the "BATMAN " and was so amazed at that timepiece I immediately searched the Davosa online boutique to see what else was available.
I found the Ternos Black &White LE and made my purchase. My choice was based knowing this timepiece was a good replacement for the Rolex Explorer II. I own that exact Rolex with the white dial but as the prices for that model escalated, I put mine in the safe. I just did not feel comfortable wearing that much money on the wrist. I do not consider this Ternos to be a homage, but more a tribute to that timeless design.
OK...on to the watch! I have absolutely no complaints with this model. It is almost perfect in every way. It obviously has references to the Rolex but....it is different enough to warrant attention. The 42mm size is perfect and the weight feels really good on the wrist. The bracelet is super easy to size with the screw in links. The white dial, Mercedes hands and orange GMT pointer and script is excellent. I love the cyclops and the two tone ceramic bezel. I like the satin finish on the stainless steel with just enough high polish to catch a glint of reflection. Plus the additional fabric strap will be a nice contrast in the warmer months or when I want to "dress down" a little.
I feel this watch is quite the value for the money paid. It will quickly join the rotation along with my new BATMAN.
The watch is very beautiful. I have been wearing this watch non-stop since getting it in the mail. The ceramic bezel is very nice and one of the best parts of the watch. I highly recommend this watch.