Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic
By: Michael Penate
Timex has been ruthless this year, with releases pulling in collectors from all walks of life and even commanding prices well above retail on the secondary market. Folks at the brand must really have a pulse on what’s going on in today’s watch enthusiast market, and we’re lucky to have so much variety from a historically affordable brand. One of those individuals is the brand’s design director Giorgio Galli, who combined ideal, luxurious traits into a Timex with classic design and what appears to be a level of quality slightly above what we’d expect. Here’s a quick look at the Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic.
Initially, it feels like this is the watch the Timex Marlin reissue could have been. We see a significantly larger 41mm case, brushed and polished surfaces, and a playful, layered case architecture that is completely outside of Timex’s design wheelhouse. Combined with a large, textured crown the case almost immediately presents tasteful luxury, which is not a trait I look for in a Timex—but I’m very happy to see it. We also get a beefy rubber strap with a quick-release function and a clean silver dial featuring a cut-out that reveals a functional movement jewel.
Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Specs:
- 41mm Diameter x 11mm Thickness
- 20mm Lug Width
- K1 Hardened IGN/A3 Crystal
- Synthetic Rubber Strap
- 50m Water Resistance
- Miyota 9039
- Price: $450 USD
Speaking of the movement, it’s a Miyota 9039 and I’m excited to see Timex being a little more transparent about the mechanical movements they’re working with these days. Whenever I wear my Timex Marlin, I’m always afraid of the movement exploding and blowing a hole in my wrist—it just doesn’t feel solid. Needless to say, I hope Timex continues to fit their watches with reliable movements across the product lines. The Miyota 9039 is visible through the watch’s display caseback and delivers 42 hours of power reserve.
The Timex Timex Giorgio Galli S1 is now available on the official Timex website. Learn more here.
Photos: Timex Group USA
Michael Peñate is an American writer, photographer, and podcaster based in Seattle, Washington. His work typically focuses on the passage of time and the tools we use to connect with that very journey. From aviation to music and travel, his interests span a multitude of disciplines that often intersect with the world of watches – and the obsessive culture behind collecting them.