Earlier this week, we reviewed the new Carbon 2 dual-crown diver from Tempest Watches. The Carbon 2 is a sequel to a watch the brand first released in 2014. What made that piece unique, and what is carried over to this latest iteration, is the use of forged carbon as the case material. Forged carbon, as some of you may know, is a relatively new synthetic composite finding increased use in the automotive industry, where it is prized for its lightness and high strength.
Within the realm of horology, forged carbon is generally reserved for use in high-end and luxury sports watches, which only further highlights what Tempest Watches achieved here, and that is to bring this exotic material to the masses in a watch that is under $1,000.
Today’s Pairs Well With appropriately matches the Carbon 2 to some of our favorite technical duds—clothes that are built for purpose utilizing unique construction and fabrics to maximize their overall utility. And for added synergy, we’ve stuck to a largely monochromatic look in honor of the marbling on the case.