I’ve said it before and no doubt I will again, Fashion Houses are definitely into the watch business. Diesel is one Brand that I quite like and whilst many of their dial designs are perhaps over the top and often over-cluttered for me personally, every so often they come out with a model that is really rather smart.
The Diesel DZ1660 featuring a Japanese Quartz movement is one which shows off a practical dial layout and a decent build quality. The red date wheel idea is quite striking and looks great in contrast to the dark look dial, and is complimented by the colored center seconds hand.
Well proportioned hands and markers again give a pleasing balance to the overall dial layout. The case is Stainless Steel in gunmetal tone and measures at 46 mm diameter by just 12 mm depth. The Tan strap is 24 mm wide with gunmetal stainless buckle closing and again in a nice complimentary tone to the case.
This watch is also Water Resistant to 10 ATM or 330ft.
I’ve seen it here in the UK recently discounted to £94.49 and if I was looking for a gift watch for someone, this would definitely be on my short list and to my mind looks well above it’s price point. Very elegant and yet has that neat and rather subtle fashion edge with the red accented date wheel and the overall dial color combination really works.
For me this is a grown up Diesel model and not before time – I’m hoping for more . . . .