Multiverse Collection Gaea
Out of this world
Occasionally a watch lands that are completely different for anything else, Kaal Watches Multiverse Collection Gaea is exactly that. There is currently nothing on the watch landscape that is like it.
The solidly built case is constructed from 361L Stainless steel with dimensions of 42mm diameter, 19mm thick including crystal dome, 47 mm Lug to Lug, and a Lug width of 22mm. A signed push, pull crown that is easy to operate, set and wind the watch. Finishing the case is the caseback which has the Milky Way planets engraved with the company name and the series Multiverse. On the opposite side is a double dome sapphire glass with AR coating.
What sets the Multiverse Collection apart is the dials within the collection. Gaea, Sol, Artemis which is Greek for Earth, Sun and Moon. A 3D half globe sits central to all the 3 dials and secured in place with a bridge and central securing nut. This bridge hinders and obstructs legibility of the already difficult to see hands.
Secured to the fixed C3 Superluminova coated chapter ring the bridge has a triangle at 12 o’clock and minute markers around the circumference. Between the 3D globe and the chapter ring is a rotating transparent disc that has the hour indices printed on it in C3 Superluminova that rest nicely on the Aventurine dial. The minute hand is a representation of the north star and at times disappears because of the bridge and the second’s hand is orb close to the 3D astronomical object at the centre of the watch.
With many coats of C3 Superluminova, these watches glow in the dark like a torch and make them highly legible.
Underneath the dial lies the Seiko NH-35 self-winding movement. This workhouse movement offers 21,600 mph, bi-directional (Magic lever) winding, hacking, hand winding, date calendar, and a 41-hour power reserve. Above all else, this movement is easily serviced by any watchmaker and is a good solid choice for a watch in this price range.
Bracelet / Straps
A premium Horween leather strap is included and this is very comfortable, it comes in a choice of black or brown both with white stitching.
- Seiko NH-35 self-winding movement
- 21,600 mph, bi-directional (Magic lever) winding
- Hand winding
- 41 hour power reserve
- Case : Stainless steel 316L. Each case is serially numbered.
- Case Diameter : 42mm
- Case Thickness : 19mm including sapphire crystal
- Lug to Lug : 47mm
- Lug width : 22mm
- Crown : Push/Pull
- Crystal : Double domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating
- Inner Dial : Choice of Gaea, Sol or Artemis (Earth, Sun or Moon)
- Luminous : Swiss Super-Luminova C3 on hands and indexes (disc) & BGW9 on inner chapter ring
- Strap : Horween genuine leather (choice of black or brown) with white stitching
WATER RESISTANCE : 3 ATM/ 30M
WARRANTY : 2 Years International
There is something nice about this watch that I can’t put my finger on I do like it when a company tries something different from the norm. I love the concept but it’s not something I buy. However, whilst wearing it out and about I had plenty of people make comments about the watch, and one person even wanted to buy it. The watch is definitely a conversation starter without a doubt. But I think Kaal Watches has seriously missed an opportunity here as this range is crying out for a flat earth version. The watch screams all that is preached by the Flat Earther’s and would sell by the bucket load if targeted right.
There are problems however while wearing the watch it often felt a little unbalanced to me and difficult to read at the times largely done to the bridge. However, this changes in low light conditions, and the watch glows making the watch highly legible. There are to be minor alterations to the final product to fix some of the legibility issues, such as the increased size of the hands which will no doubt improve the legibility.
At $399 to start, I think this watch is a good buy if you like the design and it will give you plenty of conversations along the way.
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