Basic screws are inserted into the IP black bezel. The bezel could have been finished a tiny bit better, but is totally still good looking and solid feeling. I would have liked for the bezel to be PVD as opposed to IP (ion plated), but it is not a big deal. Plus, it would have been interesting for Mondaine to use hex screws or otherwise, but the look is still really nice with most everyone liking the look. The deep black bezel matches the hands and hour indicators of the watch well. The thick steel case (about 42-43mm wide) is of the best I've felt from Mondaine. It is a newer look for them, and I think their designers are enjoying the more masculine styling. The watch also fits very comfortably and securely on your wrist as the lugs are angled downwards. The case is also done in a brushed finish all around that gives it a nice utility look and helps with Mondaine's modern design feel. Adding a splash of color to the case along with the black bezel is rich red inlay in the crown that reveals a handsome "M" for Mondaine in Steel. The case has a screw down caseback as is water resistant to 100 meters, even without a screw-down crown.
The watches are each done with a different image - as capturing an aspect of Japanese culture. Angular Momentum enjoys doing this with many cultures. I enjoy this a lot because then are able to introduce me to things important to certain people that I would have likely never otherwise learned about. I am going to show you a few of my favorite Urushi collection watches, and the rest you'll no doubt find on Angular Momentum's website. The watches are each in 40.5mm wide steel cases with sapphire crystals, and have automatic mechanical movements inside.Read more ›