Rotary: An Innovative Brand
As a brand that prides itself on innovation, Rotary has always been forward-thinking in its designs. Above all, the brand was conceived with the idea of creating ‘accuracy and distinction at a reasonable price’ in their watches. For over 125 years, Rotary has remained on top of trends whilst maintaining a reputation for producing high-quality watches. The ability to stay current has introduced Rotary to new audiences and allowed the brand to grow. The new Regent Collection remains true to Rotary’s long-lasting philosophy with its innovative and high-quality design. The highly anticipated collection launched in February 2021 and is set to become a key family in the brand’s portfolio.
An Overview of the New Regent Collection
The Regent Collection comprises of four premium sports watches in a design never seen before in Rotary watches. The trademark design of the Regent watch is identifiable from the sleek, 40mm brushed steel case with its eight polished facets. The watch comes in two elegant colour choices: midnight blue or black. The colour is exhibited in the dial and the leather strap of the accessory. Either choice features a high-gloss dial. This achieves the high-quality feel that is desired in a Rotary watch. In addition, all of the models in the collection have sapphire glass to ensure scratch resistance for a brand-new look long after the watch has been taken out of its box. Each model has facetted luminous indices. This allows for easy readability, even in the dark.
The Skeleton Dial
Rotary has acknowledged its history of innovation in the design of the Regent Collection. Two of the models feature a skeleton dial that allows for more light and space around the self-winding mechanism. This curious feature allows the wearer to fully appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into the creation of their timepiece. The view of the movement is made especially pleasing as the skeleton dial reveals an automatic Miyota 8N24 movement. The wearer will be able to observe the high-quality inner workings of their Regent watch through both the dial and decorative open case back.
The Full Dial
The full dial models have a clean, simple dial. They are a great option for those who do not like their watch to be the centre of attention. The two models in this style contain an automatic Miyota 821A movement for reliability and perfect functionality. As a result, the wearer never has to worry about replacing a battery. The intricate craftsmanship that goes into a movement such as this ensures that it will be reliable and functional for years to come. Unlike the skeleton dial, the full dial features a date aperture, adding an additional utility to the accessory. The design of this collection is unlike anything Rotary has launched before so they would all make perfect additions to an already flourishing collection.
An Expression of Style
In order to allow the wearer to express their own tastes, Rotary has provided the choice of different straps. The watches can either come with a leather strap or an integrated tapered H-link bracelet, depending on the wearer’s preference. The bracelet option does fasten with a deployment clasp, so there is no fear of it coming loose from the wrist.
Rotary’s new Regent Collection is certainly small and mighty. The brand has focused on producing four high-quality and expertly designed pieces. Despite its small size, the collection does seem to have something for every collector with its alternate dials and choice of straps. Starting at £249, the collection embodies Rotary’s philosophy of producing high-quality watches at a reasonable price. Designed for precision and performance, the Regent is a quintessential Rotary timepiece, but with an added touch of style.
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