Currently in physical prototyping - we expect to announce further details of our next model - a dive watch model - from Sólás in due course.
We will be slowly revealing special design features that make up the Equinox below - check back often.
What is in a movement? For a watch - it goes to the heart of the matter. For the upcoming Sólás Equinox diver model we have chosen to use the Sellita SW300-1 movement, a premium Swiss movement that can be found in brands like IWC, Tag Heuer, Hublot, Chopard or Zenith as well as microbrands such as Monta.
Pictured is the grade of movement we will be using: a special (elaboré) grade SW300 with refined finishing. It is a movement based on the ETA 2892.
That's not all however, here at Sólás we are having further finishing touches put on the movement (as it will be visible through our transparent caseback) with a *very* customised rotor (customised as in we're tossing out the (perfectly adequate) Sellita rotor and installing our own).
The modified and finished movement will hopefully be revealed soon - we are very excited about how the movement will look as well as perform.
This first snippet of Irish design can be found in the bezel - when choosing the ideal bezel teeth we married the Irish design ethos with practical usability.
The indentations represent the ogham script - the ancient language and first written form (found from around 4th century CE).
Hence - these indents spell out Sólás Cónocht (the Irish for Equinox).
So while the bezel grip is something something divers will be using often and deep grooves make tactile sense - we also wanted it to tie the wearer closer to the culture and history of Ireland.
We look forward to revealing more of the Irish/diver unique features of the Sólás Equinox over the coming months.