Perhaps one of the few attributes that I could confidently identify for a retro-inspired diver is a nice, slim midcase, and Heinrich have included that here. The case height is cloaked well with combination of brushed surfaces along the case sides and top, a generous polished crease between them, a pretty tall bezel and box crystal on top. In profile, the watch appears substantial rather than outright chunky. Both crown and bezel actions have a quality feel about them, but visually neither quite hits the mark for my taste. While the crown is functionally faultless and the knurling is well done, I can’t get away from the feeling that it’s just too big. My qualm with the bezel is restricted only to the red and black dial, and is the presence of the lumed wave around the perimeter. As cool as it looks in the dark (and we all know lume is cool, right?) the bright green doesn’t really work against the dial and bezel colors.
What I definitely do like is the bullseye pattern which starts with the center of the dial and continues with alternating surfaces and/or colors right through to the outer edge of the bezel. With many dial colors on offer, including blck, yellow, cyan, green, blue, and red the effect and funkiness will be different in each one, and the two I have are probably at opposite ends of the spectrum. The black and red dial is actually a combination of meteorite and brushed red surfaces. The pattern of the meteorite is almost too subtle to notice straight away. If you like watches that keep revealing things the more you look at them then this is undoubtedly a good thing, but if you would rather have a watch that just screams you’ve got a piece of meteorite on your wrist then you might be disappointed by its perceptibility. The other watch I have is the full-lume version which features the same C3 X1 Superluminova on the hands and bezel pip as the other variants, with contrasting blue lume around much of the rest of the dial. Despite becoming a beacon in the dark when fully charged, in normal daylight the white dial is much more sober and serious than the alternating black and red.
As you might also have picked up from the photos of these two, the whole series is available either with or without date. Where the date is present, symmetry of the dial is preserved by locating it in place of the six o’clock marker, and where no date is present the date setting position is removed from the crown. The movement selected by Heinrich is the Selitta SW 200-1 in Elaboré grade – a well-known Swiss automatic caliber with 38 hours of power reserve and beating at 28,800 bph.