The Wandering Hours Phantasos Triclops
File this under a-little-too-late, as their Kickstarter already ended, but there’s a new entry into the affordable wandering hour category, the Phantasos Triclops. A few months ago I reviewed the Atowak Ettore Drift, and applauded its attempt at bringing a typically high-end complication to the mainstream, though I was less a fan of the overall aesthetic. Well, if you’ve been hoping for an affordable wandering hour with a more tasteful design, Phantasos has it.
The Triclops features a 42mm case with fairly classic lines, and a big, open dial space meant to put the three-headed wandering hour carriage on full display. Rather than discs, like the Atowak, the Triclops uses drums that rotate, for a little extra pizazz. Comparisons to Urwerk are easy to make, of course, but given the price and that there are only so many ways to crack a wandering-hour-egg, I think they get pass.
Powering the Triclops is the Miyota 90S5, a close relative of the 9015, and Phantasos claims with their wandering hour complication the -10/＋30 sec per day chronometric standards was maintained. Good stuff. Even better if you got it at the KS discount of $648, though the MSRP of $980 is still respectable. Overall, a fun little package, though I wish they had forgone the integrated lugs, but who’s asking? Phantasos.