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A new collaboration between Gnomon and Glycine allows us to offer you the Glycine watches at a special introductory price. Unlike other sellers, our Glycine watches come with a 2 years Glycine international warranty.
|Glycine Combat SUB 42 2-Tone Blue Ref. GL0081|
Since its founding by Eugène Meylan in 1914, Glycine has been producing watches at its factory in Bienne, Switzerland.
Meylan was an uncompromising watch engineer who strove for perfection and nothing less. He had a profound understanding of both the market demands and the possibilities offered by the technological advances of the time.
Today, offering excellent value at reasonable prices is an important part of Glycine's philosophy. The company's strong foundation, coupled with its emphasis on rugged and reliable products, make Glycine a respected name in Swiss watchmaking today.
|Radiating Sunburst Blue Dial|
Since the early 60s, Glycine has served the market with this line of sturdy and captivating watches, made for exacting conditions of wear and use. The precise automatic and chronograph movements are housed in a high-grade steel case of rugged construction, offering excellent value for money.
Combat watches stand out for their classic design, enduring strength and reliability. All through the years, this line of watches has enjoyed unbroken popularity in military and sport circles.
The Combat SUB 42 2-Tone Blue Ref. GL0081 is made from 316L stainless steel. It measures at 42mm and 11.5mm thin for unsurpassed comfort on all wrist sizes. The short lugs to lugs length of 49.5mm together with the unique downward curving lugs meant the watch wraps around the wrist like a pair of gloves.
What is good looks without performance. The large yellow gold PVD coated screw-down crown is easy to grip and screws in and out without any sense of roughness in the screw threads contributed largely by the larger than usual screw tube.
|Signed Yellow Gold PVD Screwdown Crown|
Entirely hand finished and Made in Switzerland, the watch is satin brushed on the top and high polished on the sides to a very high standard, again synonymous with Glycine. The transitions between brushed and polished parts are very well defined. The bezel is yellow gold PVD coated. The 60 clicks unidirectional rotating bezel clicks positively in place with little play for added confidence. The Combat Sub is water resistant to a modest 200m.
The Combat comes with a sapphire crystal with three layers of antireflective coating on the underside for added clarity under different lighting conditions.
The highlight of Combat SUB 42 2-Tone Blue Ref. GL0081 is probably the dial. The radiating blue dial reacts to different lightings. Depending on the environment, goes from a sky blue to a navy blue contributed by the sunburst finishing. Couple this with the two-tone finishing, it gives the watch a refined sporty looks.
The hour markers are filled with a good amount of C1 SuperLuminova for superb glow-in-the-dark. The Glycine signature hands are plated in matching yellow gold and filled with matching C1 SuperLuminova.
|Unique Curved Lugs for a Comfortable Fit|
Powered by an Glycine GL224 movement which is essentially an ETA2824-2/SW200, operating at 28,800 bph (4 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25/26 jewels with a power reserve of 38 hours.
The Combat Sub comes with a Glycine signed two-tone bracelet with fliplock push-button clasp.
Overall, the Glycine Combat Sub exhibits very great value given the history and built of the watch. The contemporary size with unique curved lugs makes this watch ultra comfortable on many wrists. If you are looking for a refined sporty looks, this is probably a watch you should consider. The unique Glycine looks, the ETA2824-2 movement, the 200m stainless steel diver case with sapphire makes this an exceptional bargain and hard to beat. The Combat Sub definitely fits Glycine's philosophy that Mr Eugène Meylan set out in 1914.