We’re always striving to bring the TBWS Watchfam news and updates that you don’t see anywhere else. So when our inbox received an update from LIMES Watches, I knew it’d be perfect to share with all you fine folk!
LIMES is actually another brand owned, operated, and manufactured by ICKLER located in Pforzheim, Germany. Often the one ICKLER brand that everyone in the horology community is familiar with is Archimede. However, the manufacturing prowess and keen attention to detail is shared among all ICKLER brands (so if you’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing an Archimede timepiece, you know what I mean). That’s why LIMES continues to be an undiscovered gem for those who want something different outside of the normally recommended watch brands.
The Endurance product line within LIMES represents the brands entry into reliable, robust, and functional sports and dive watches. One of the main value propositions of the LIMES Endurance line is the high quality construction and damage-resistance of the case (case construction being one of the more noteworthy aspects of all ICKLER brands).
This new iteration of the LIMES Endurance GMT features the same updates that the flagship Endurance II dive model received. You can think of it as the Endurance II with a GMT hand. Differences that I’ve noted compared to the previous Endurance GMT model are (a) placement of the date window, (b) style of the hands, and (c) the bezel insert.
Check out the product page for the Endurance GMT. It’s available in two dial colors as well as options for a bracelet, rubberized leather strap, or rubber strap. Here are the specs:
LIMES Endurance GMT Specs:
- 41.5mm x 50mm x 12.5 mm
- 20mm Lug Width
- Sapphire crystal (AR Coating)
- Screw down crown and caseback
- 30 ATM (300 meters water resistance)
- ETA 2893-2 Elaborè
- Including VAT: €1,480.00 – €1,580.00
- Excluding VAT: €1,243.70 – €1,327.73
Any additional details I can find about this watch will be shared here. Also we’ll try to conduct a hands-on review to bring everyone our direct perspectives on the piece.
Kaz has been collecting watches since 2015, but he’s been fascinated by product design, the Collector’s psychology, and brand marketing his whole life. While sharing the same strong fondness for all things horologically-affordable as Mike (his TBWS partner in crime), Kaz’s collection niche is also focused on vintage Soviet watches as well as watches that feature a unique, but well-designed quirk or visual hook.