The Brooklyn Gent is the long overdue sophomore release from Carpenter Watches, a Brooklyn-based micro that hit the ground running way back in 2015 with their first watch, the Brooklyn Field. Whereas the Field took its namesake to heart, the Gent (I’m dropping “Brooklyn” for simplicity’s sake) goes for a more classic aesthetic—one that straddles dress and everyday-sportiness with ease.
The Gent’s stainless steel case (as shown here) measures 38 millimeters across and features a mix of brushed and polished surfaces. Though we only had the steel version on-hand to briefly check out, also available is a solid bronze variant that’s quite eye-catching, and it’s arguably the more interesting of the two case options. Instead of sapphire, the watch is fitted with a high-dome acrylic crystal, which you’re either going to love or hate (I’m in the pro-acrylic camp). The oversized crown at three screws-down, and the movement, an ETA 2824-2, is visible through a sapphire display around back.