How about we take a look at something different from a dive watch. The Draken Peregrine Pilot Watch was something that caught my eye. On seeing the built and design of Draken Peregrine Watch , l was keen to review it. Draken has been in the watch business with the Draken Tegula, which they made a success out of.
Thank you to Mike for loaning out this watch.
Draken Peregrine comes in a beautiful smooth leathery case with the Draken logo imprinted on it. On the wrist, the Peregrine, you couldn’t but feel the premium and heft of this watch. No doubt much effort had gone into the built of the Peregrine the watch solid look.
- 44mm DLC black or bead-blasted stainless-steel case
- 22mm lugs
- BGW9 lume (glows blue in the dark) on the hands and dial. Black or white (full lume)
- 100m water resistance with screw down crown and Viton gaskets
- Sapphire Crystal
- Exhibition case back with decorated rotor.
- Genuine leather and military canvas strap options
- Miyota 9-series movement
- Price approx. NZ$640
Going by what the company is trying to achieve as they did with the Tegula watch. This watch achieves Two things that were most important for pilots of the past were. Legibility of the dial and hands, Size of the dial and Durability. In my opinion and from all test carried out from wearing the Peregrine watch. Draken ticks all the box with its set out goal.
I see where Draken is going with the Peregrine pilot watch, in terms of design and wearability. Its built with the outdoor in mind, this watch is rugged enough to withstand the weather and whatever your profession it. Sometimes we like to get our hands dirty while still having your timepiece on. This watch achieves that, with its durable design
I really like this watch, with its premium look, It offers incredible value for money, having just very few drawbacks that we’ve come to expect from small, independent watchmakers.
Why should you consider purchasing one?
It’s a simple yet durable premium looking watch simple with an incredible value for money.
The movement is a durable and serviceable Miyota 9-series comparable to the ETA 2824-2 that is found in watches ranging from $500 to $5000. It’s a great, solid movement, punching way above it’s weight. Any watch with this movement below $300 I consider to be a great deal. Add to that a ceramic bezel and sapphire crystal, a great bracelet for the price, BGW9 lume, l would consider to be bang for the buck.
Haven’t found any major drawback but there will always be areas worth improving on with every independent microbrands.
One of the drawback of the Draken Peregrine, is the lume. I was expecting more brightness on the dial from the BGW9 lume been an outdoor watch. This is something Draken can take note of as its still in the pre-production stage
One other thing worth mentioning is the crown, base on my opinion, the crown is too long and keeps digging into my skin, which sometimes makes it uncomfortable wearing for a long period of time. This might be one of Draken signature.
Overall, these are minor drawbacks in my eyes, and I believe they should not deter you from trying one out.
Why you should consider purchasing one
It’s a simple yet durable premium looking watch, durable Pilot watch with an incredible value for money.
The movement is a durable and serviceable Miyota 9-series comparable to the ETA 2824-2 and can be found in watches ranging from $500 to $3000. It’s a great, solid movement, punching way above its weight. Any watch with this movement Approx. €294 for early pre-order price, I consider to be a great deal. Add to that is the Bead-blasted and DLC (Diamond-like carbon) coated 316L stainless steel case with sapphire crystal, a quality leather strap, BGW9 lume, for that price l would consider a bang for the buck.
If you are on the lookout for such quality watch with a classic design, that punches several classes above it’s weight – give the Draken Peregrine a try…
The Draken Peregrine comes in 3 variants and is still on the pre-order stage www.drakenwatches.com
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