If You Have $300 to Spend on a Watch, This Is One of the Best Options
You can relax — we found your next watch.
It’s a VK63 meca-quartz-powered chronograph (think quartz power with mechanical-like sweep seconds) from Roue, a company founded by a Brazilian designer Alex Iervolino that aims to emulate midcentury design classics. The TPS (Tachymeter/Pulsometer, so named for the scales on the dial) is a tribute to the Porsche 910, and is available in three dial versions limited cumulatively to 1,000 pieces and individually numbered.
The three versions available are TPS One in black; TPS Two in a black and white panda configuration; and the clear standout, the TPS Three, an awesome blue and yellow version with colorful highlights. Each version features triple-layer dial construction, a 40mm case with Porsche 910 artwork embossed on the case back, a triple-register chronograph featuring minutes, seconds and a 24-hour indicator, and 50m of water resistance. Additionally, each ships with a leather rally-style strap and a silicon sports strap as well as a suede watch roll.
With an included 2-year warranty, multiple straps and an attractive marriage of vintage design with modern materials, the new TPS chronograph is far and away one of the most compelling chronograph designs to come across our desks in the last few months — especially for just $290.