Proxima Tuna Day-date:
- Case material : 316L Stainless steel (Monobloc case)
- Case diameter : 47mm
- Case thickness : 14mm
- Lug width : 22mm
- Band : Rubber strap / Stainless steel bracelet
- Bezel : Ceramic full lumed bezel insert
- Bezel lume : Swiss C3 SuperLuminova
- Glass : Sapphire glass with AR coating
- Dial color : Sunburst velvet
- Dial lume : Swiss C3 SuperLuminova
- Movement : NH36 (with lume day/date disc)
- Crown : Screw down crown
- Water Resistance : 300m
I absolutely love this watch. Everything from the sci-fi look of the dial (reminds me of Char Aznable's Red Zaku II from Mobile Suit Gundam) to the bright lume. The only real criticisms I have are just the finishing. The sapphire crystal on my unit does not sit flush with the bezel. On one end of the crystal, around 8-9 o'clock, it is raised ever so slightly, but it is only noticeable if I feel for it with my thumb or if I look at it real close. My other gripe is that the bezel is not secure at the 10-11 o'clock area. When I press into the bezel in that area, there is an audible click and a subtle depression.
Other than those two issues, this watch is incredible!
The quality of the red faced tuna watch is faultless. I love the date being at the 6 and not the 3 O’clock position because this makes the watch more symmetrical and very much more unique than countless other watches. The day complication is very clever and whilst it no doubt works perfectly on the silver dial is impossible to use on the darker red as the shade caused by the cut outs in the dial render the day illegible to anything other than a powerful torch light shone direct above. This is a pity but does nothing to draw away from the beauty of the watch or the quality of the manufacturer - the design just doesn’t work with a dark dial but I am certain looks amazing with a lighter face. Would I buy one again - yes and in a heartbeat.