This watch comes from a spot you most likely don’t know or dislike – but it surely’s a hidden gem

However sadly I can’t inform you how a lot it prices

Let’s face it nobody, ever, is interested by stuff ‘Made in Belarus’.

And naturally it doesn’t assist that lately, this little nation in Japanese Europe has made headlines for all of the flawed causes.

Having stated that, in case you’re into classic watches, you’ve most likely heard of the identify Luch.

The model was based in Minsk again when Belarus was a part of the USSR and like all the things else within the Soviet-era, it was designed to be strong and easy.

With zero consideration to model.

However not caring concerning the design of your product is definitely a design language in it of itself and that’s why manufacturers like Luch nonetheless exist as we speak. Within the loopy realm that watch geeks and watch collectors inhabit.

The brand, for instance, merely include the Cyrillic script for the phrase ‘Luch’ in Italic characters.

It’s utterly intelligible to you and I as a result of we use the Latin scrypt and we haven’t hand-written something in Italic since faculty however that’s what it says.

Particularly, it says Л У Ч = L u ć. Or ‘ch’, as it’s at all times transliterated into Latin.

Sorry. It’s getting geeky.

The Luch you see right here is technically a Swiss watch, as a result of the model is now a part of the Franck Muller household.

However that’s crimson herring, as ever, as a result of the watch remains to be assembled in Minsk and the motion is a Miyota.

Nothing flawed with that. It’s stable and dependable, coming in with a 48-hour energy reserve.

The Soviet ethos is long-gone right here. And fairly frankly that’s a great factor.

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It is because along with the dependable motion and the gorgeous guilloché dial, the watch options sapphire crystal in addition to a sapphire caseback and – lo and behold – a deployante buckle.

It seems to be a bit costlier than you suppose.

Which brings me on to a delicate subject.

This was a present. So I’m not purported to understand how a lot it price.

I want I might you inform however I can’t.

All I can say is it barely costlier than a watch everybody’s been obsessive about for the previous three months.