Halios Bluering. Brushed No. 73/100. 300m. ETA 2824-2 (Special request black bezel)
What appealed to me about this watch was the vintage look. Halios, a ‘micro-brewery’ watch company based in Canada & Hong Kong handled the retro look perfectly, with that big, almost Heuer Autavia style case & domed sapphire crystal. Which is a marvel, the blue tint anti reflective coating gives the dial an even greater appeal, with a beautiful range of blue depending on the light conditons.
The Bluering was available in three dial colours, black, blue & silver. The blue dial also had a dark blue bezel insert, but I preferred the look of the black inserts on the other models. Halios founder, Jason, fulfilled my request to have a black bezel insert on a blue dial.
Each dial colour was limited to 100 pieces, this one being 73/100. It is the brushed case version, with blasted crown and bezel. It’s powered by a Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. Beautifully presented in a Pelican case, ‘isofrane’ rubber strap & chunky metal bracelet, Halios did themselves proud, and all 300 sold out rapidly.
Specs.. Lug strap width 22mm, Lug to Lug (north to south) 51mm, Thickness 14.5mm, Diameter 44.5mm, 300m WR.