Poised, and Ready for Action
Vintage styling is hot, and many modern watch collections include models that look to the past for inspiration. The Viceroy Communion women’s model pictured here is such a watch, with a case shape that echoes a popular look from the sixties and seventies: some call this shape tonneau, meaning barrel in French – indeed it is barrel-shaped – but others will notice its resemblance to the cushion-cased dive watches of the era.
However the shape is described, what’s for certain is that Viceroy’s sporty DNA is apparent all throughout this straightforward three-handed model. This watch in particular is the epitome of versatility: stainless steel case with black, white and silver details. The case is 35 mm in diameter, which is neither large nor small, meaning it does not fall into the trendy “oversized” category, but it is by no means dainty – it has wrist presence without exaggeration.
The stationary bezel is also made of stainless steel. It features large painted black numbers in 10-minute increments and a decorative screw-head design between the numbers that functions as a visual balance. The crown features wide fluting and stands out as the most delicate element of this otherwise sporty design.
On the dial, silver-colored numerals appear at the quarters (12, 3, 6 and 9), with trapezoid shaped hour markers in between. Below each hour marker are seconds indications in five-minute increments. The date window at 3 o’clock is edged inward to make room for the numeral 3 and framed in black for definition. In fact, all of the printed lettering on the dial is black, including the Viceroy logo and the water resistance rating printed at 6 o’clock. As it suggests, the Viceroy Communion is water resistant to a depth of 330 feet.
In addition to the 10-minute increments on the bezel and the five-minute increments on the dial, the watch has a seconds track at the outside of the dial. As a whole, these elements provide several points of reference for the eye and improve at-a-glance readability. The stainless steel hands feature a large area of luminous material to ensure that readability is good in the dark, too.
Viceroy 46680-05 Women’s Communion Tonneau Stainless Steel Case Luminous Watch
- Precise quartz movement
- Stainless steel tonneau shaped case, diameter 36 mm, thickness 12 mm
- White dial with minute track, second hand, date and luminous hands
- Stationary stainless steel bezel
- Mineral crystal
- Soft black leather strap, width 18 mm, buckle clasp
- Water resistant to 330 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Given the stainless steel base and black-on-white design, the black leather calfskin strap is very fitting. It features a semi-oval stitch pattern at the lugs and closes by way of a tang buckle. As a daily sport watch, the Viceroy Communion is one capable companion. Wear it as part of your regular rotation or wear it exclusively; this sporty number is at the ready. Contact your authorized Viceroy watch dealer today.
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