The Beautiful Atticus Téleios 1940's Inspired Watch
Inspiration for the Atticus Téleios comes from a variety of eras. The main inspiration comes from the Art Deco movement of 1940/’50s which shines through the dial beautifully. Encapsulated in a case that has taken its queues from early Rolex of the same era.
The case has a more modern feel as it is well refined than the cases of the period. Impressively the Atticus Téleios still keeps that period look as the cases’ clean lines and polished edges enhance the look of the dial.
The 361L brushed stainless steel sides and top of the case are further enhanced by those high polished edges and topped with a high polished bezel.
With case dimensions of 38mm diameter, 46mm Lug – Lug, and 11mm thick the watch is perfectly proportioned for my 7-inch wrist. Sadly that caseback is bland and uninspiring. However, the case is finished with a beautiful screw-down signed crown with excellent action for setting the date, time, and winding.
A black onyx style center of the dial on the Atticus Téleios is perfectly in keeping with the design concept and is the focal point of this beautifully crafted period piece. Inside this center is the company name below 12 o’clock and directly below the 6 o’clock is the name Téleios and Automatic respectively.
The outer part of this 3D dial is silver with a sunburst effect that sits on top of the high gloss center. Spear-shaped high polished indexes point inwards drawing your eye back to the high gloss center. Between the case and the chapter ring are markers with C3 Superluminova unfortunately some of these are a fraction out of alignment.
In a cut-out of the outer ring is the date window at 6 o’clock with the half spear indexes is the date wheel with a black background and white text. Again this date window draws the eye back to that sumptuous black center. The 3 highly polished hands are all spear-shaped and lume filled, again the finish is to a high standard. By this point, I think you can tell I like the watch.
Powering the Atticus Téleios Automatic is the excellent Miyota 9015 movement which provides a smooth 4hz sweep (28,800 bph); 42 hours power reserve, 24 jewels, hacking, quick date set, and hand winding. The movement is easily serviced and a good choice although a little disappointing given the quality of the rest of the watch.
Bracelet / Straps
One thing many companies fail repeatedly to think about is bracelet removal. Atticus Téleios is a watch that has been well-thought-out. The drilled lugs give easy access to remove the 20mm bracelet. Tapering down to 16mm and back up to 18mm push-button clasp the signed secure lock is excellent and topped off by 6 micro-adjustment to ensure a perfect fit. A brushed H-link stainless steel bracelet that is perfectly in keeping with the case and looks great.
- Miyota 9015 Automaic Movement
- 4hz (28,800 bph)
- 42 Hours Power Reserve
- 24 Jewels
- Quick Date Set
- Hand winding
- MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
- DIAMETER (mm) : 38
- THICKNESS (mm) : 11
- LUG – LUG (mm) : 46
- BEZEL : Stainless Steel
- CROWN : Signed Screw-down Crown
Crystal Type: Sapphire Crystal
- DIAL COLOUR : Black & Stainless Steel
- INDEXES : High Polished Applied Indexes
- HANDS : High Polished Hands with C3 Superluminova
COLOUR : Stainless Steel
BUCKLE : Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock and Push Button
WIDTH (mm) : 20
WATER RESISTANCE : 10 ATM/ 100M
WARRANTY : 2 Years International
- Art Deco Design
- Dial draws the eye
- Caseback lets the watch down
- Although some are only a fraction out on the dial the lume between the chapter ring and indexes. Please note that this will be corrected as this is a prototype.
The Atticus Téleios Automatic is named appropriately as Téleios in greek is ‘Perfect’. If you are after a dress watch and have a spare $675 (around £510) this is a great buy! If you look in the Dis-Likes section I really am nitpicking. The watch is beautiful on and I find myself having a glace regularly. If I was looking for a sporty dress watch this would definitely be on the list.
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