The Mercer Durham is a 41-millimeter, cushioned cased timepiece that Mercer readily admits is inspired by watches from the catalogs of both Heuer and Nomos. Heuer, of course, references the Camaro’s case, and Nomos, I think, refers to the German brand’s bold use of color. At first glance, the Durham appears to be a relatively straightforward watch, and yes, a bit referential. But after spending some time with it, the inspirational elements blend together quite seamlessly to create something that, to my eye, appears to stand on its own. And, for the price, which is $629 direct from Mercer, the execution is notably high.
For our full thoughts on the watch and to see it in action, be sure to watch the video below.