The Dan Henry 1972 Alarm Chronograph

The dial is where the 1972 really comes into its own. Like the case, it starts with a basic layout pulled from the Porsche Design Chronograph I—lume covered stick hands, a 6/9/12 chronograph sub-dial layout, small rectangular indices, a clean chapter ring with a widely spaced tachymeter, and a needle seconds hand—but the 1972 Alarm Chronograph also stamps its originality here boldly. For starters, this is a sandwich dial, keeping the lumed indices on a second lower level to add depth. And, of course, the 1972’s party piece is the alarm complication, expressed here with a skeletonized and lumed triangle on a stick and an unobtrusive on/off indicator between 7 and 8 o’clock. Overall, it offers slick functionality without compromising the aesthetic… More at Worn & Wound.

It may be quartz, but there is a good reason for that. The complexity would cost £1,000’s in mechanical form, but here you can spend $350 for a seriously sweet looking watch.

Or, you can spend just $270 on the even more impressive 1970 Automatic Diver above. Go on. It’s almost Christmas, treat yourself.

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