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With the landscape of watches getting crowded with the ever-growing competition, many strong players dominate the market to overshadow brands like Glycine. Nevertheless, Glycine continues to produce a wide array of compelling watches that hold their own. Established back in 1914, Glycine was founded by Eugène Meylan in Bienne, Switzerland, a place where countless prestigious watchmakers call home. Meylan was an accomplished watch engineer who strove for perfection and nothing less. Through his strong will and determination, he brought Glycine to greater heights with the successful production of extremely precise and fine miniature movements that were encased in precious gold and platinum cases.
|Glycine Combat SUB 42 Gilt Brown Ref. GL0486
GL224 Swiss automatic movement
|Unique Curved Lugs for a Comfortable Fit|
Carrying on to the matte cigar brown dial, it is accompanied with large and prominent indices with gold trims, for a strong dial readability. The dial of the Combat SUB 42 embraces a simple date display and clean dial layout without the usual inner 24-hour inner hour markers seen prominently on other Combat SUB models. In the dark, the luminous paint glows brilliantly with spectacular low light visibility. Above that, the dial is protected with a flat piece of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside, a treat to see at this price point.
Under the hood, the Combat SUB 42 Gilt Brown Ref. GL0486 runs on Glycine’s Cal. GL224 Swiss automatic movement. Based on the ETA 2824-2/SW200-1, this 25/26 jewel movement is renowned for its reliability as a ‘workhorse’ movement with a 4Hz beat rate of 28,800 BPH and a power reserve of 38 hours.
All things considered, the Combat SUB 42 Gilt Brown Ref. GL0486 delivers incredible value for a Swiss made automatic diver with solid specifications. The sweet 42mm case, together with the versatile design makes for a perfect everyday diver, looking stunning on the wrist for many occasions. With a right blend of vintage and contemporary elements, this would be a piece that will continue to look timeless for many years to come.