Haurex’s erudite mix of design, price and quality
The Magister series fuses a variety of elements together, skillfully pushing the boundaries of tradition while edging carefully toward its outer limits. The Haurex 3R501USN features IP rose gold and is the most urbane in the Magister line. Magister is Latin for “master” or “teacher,” and Magister watches indeed offer an interpretation of the basics along with a few advanced design lessons for good measure.
At first glance, the eye is immediately drawn to the large swath of IP rose gold that coats the bezel of the ample 44 mm case, which is formed of polished stainless steel. The screw-down caseback has both brushed and polished surfaces; the fluted crown also screws down, and assists the watch to achieve a water-resistance rating of 99 feet. Inside, an efficient Miyota JR00 quartz movement ticks away.
After the bezel, the most prominent characteristic of the watch is the white waffle pattern on the dial and its three different styles of asymmetrically positioned sub-dials. In the lower right quadrant, a retrograde display shows the day of the week; at 9 o’clock, a 24-hour sub-dial displays a second time zone by way of a rotating central disk and small black arrow, and, at 12 o’clock, a third sub-dial displays the date.
A healthy amount of IP rose gold is integrated into the dial design beginning with the applied hour markers. The three primary hands, as well as the hands of the sub-dials, are also coated. Each hand (except for the second hand) is skeletonized in the center. The rotating disk of the 24-hour sub-dial and the frame of the retrograde sub-dial also feature IP rose gold.
The corresponding black silicone strap confidently professes the watch’s sporty personality. The contrast of the strap against the case and bezel is distinguishing, and its fitted positioning between the lugs appears smooth and finished. The name HAUREX is embossed through the center of the strap on the long and tail ends, which are connected by an initialed prong buckle in stainless steel.
Haurex 3R501USN Magister Gold IP Retrograde Watch
- Precise Miyota JR00 quartz movement
- Rose gold IP stainless steel case, diameter 44 mm, thickness 14 mm
- Silver dial, date and 24 hour sub-dials, day retrograde, screw down crown
- Stationary stainless steel bezel
- Mineral crystal
- Black silicone band, 24 mm width, buckle clasp
- Water resistant to 99 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Owners of the Magister IP rose gold version are in for a treat: the combination of elements and materials results in a watch that is alluring and somewhat out of the ordinary. Moreover, owners will appreciate the watch’s erudite mix of design, price and quality. Call an authorized Haurex dealer today for more information.