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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 Off-White Ref. GL0189|
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.
|Black Dial with Orange second hand|
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 Off-White Ref. GL0189 is made from 316L stainless steel, blasted in PVD blackout finishing. It measures at 42mm and 10.6mm 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.
|Unique Curved Lugs for a Comfortable Fit|
What is good looks without performance. The large 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.
Entirely hand finished and Made in Switzerland, the watch is done in a full blackout manner, giving the military diver a more personalized feel while staying synonymous with Glycine 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.
|Signed Screwdown Crown|
The sporty theme continues onto the dial. The Off-white creamy dial with arabic numbers, one to twelve, is flanking the 24 hours military markers, true to its own military touch back in those days. The hour markers and arabic numbers are filled with a good amount of C1 SuperLuminova for superb glow-in-the-dark.
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 black carbon textured leather strap and buckle.
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. 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.
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