The modern chronograph is one of horology’s most popular complications. These popular timing tools were used by the military to time artillery fire as early as the mid-1800’s. By measuring the time between the flash of a mortar round and the sound heard a few seconds later, the chronograph could be used to tell how far away the enemy was. It didn’t take long for pilots to discover the usefulness of these versatile wristwatches and soon, even racing drivers were wearing them.
Even though the chronograph remains popular to this day with the military and the adventurous, it has also become a fashion statement. Versus was one of the first to realize that the right watch could appeal to both audiences. The boldly styled 45 mm Versus SOC050014 Aventura provides a perfect example of a chronograph that has something for everyone.
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This stunning example of the watchmaker’s art manages to be practical and edgy at the same time. The knurled, black IP bezel is adorned with hundreds of tiny Versus pyramids which surround a bold, black military style dial. Bright red luminous sword hands and clearly legible red and white indices unify the sophisticated dial. Six small Allen bolts secure the distinctive bezel to the case and a pair of stainless steel flanges protects the knurled crown.
Centered in the dial is a 30-minute totalizer at 10 o’clock, a free running small seconds display at 2 o’clock, and third sub-dial that indicates the day of the month at 6 o’clock. There is also a convenient date window at 4 o’clock, along with a versatile tachymeter scale inscribed on the chapter ring.
Powering this stunning, fashion forward chronograph is a precision ISA Swiss Concept 8171/202 quartz chronograph movement housed in a rugged stainless steel case that is water resistant to 165 feet. The boldly styled timepiece is protected by a scratch resistant mineral glass crystal and has been fitted with a handsome stainless steel bracelet featuring knurled IP black center inserts that match the signature bezel.
Versus SOC050014 Aventura Chronograph Watch
- Precise quartz movement
- Stainless steel and black IP coated case, diameter 45 mm, thickness 13 mm
- Black dial, chronograph function, date display
- Stationary stainless steel bezel, tachymeter on inner bezel
- Mineral crystal
- Stainless steel and Black IP coated two-tone bracelet, width 21.5 mm, fold over push button safety clasp
- Water resistant to 165 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Is the Versus SOC050014 Aventura a practical timing tool or an adventurous fashion statement? Who says is can’t be both? If you’d like to see how this versatile chronograph looks on your wrist, contact your authorized Versus dealer today and ask to see the Aventura SOC050014.