An Admirable Vessel From GV2
The XO Submarine by GV2 is a fusion of two styles: its exterior is that of a rugged tool watch, while its dial display and multiple complications are typical fixtures of more formal watches. The result of this pairing is a multipurpose watch with genuine visual interest.
Attraction to the XO Submarine begins with its shape, which significantly impacts the personality of the watch. The large 49 mm case looks square but is actually octagonal if you consider the four chamfered corners. If two lines were drawn through the center of the case diagonally from corner to corner they would form an “X.” The round dial and bezel within represent the “O.”
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There are three case variations in the current collection: brushed stainless steel, solid black PVD, and black PVD with rose gold IP corners. All three have a carbon-fiber dial. The steel and black/gold versions utilize the same color accents of white, red and yellow; the black PVD version has orange numerals, hands and accents. Every XO Submarine has a solid caseback affixed by four screws and features a porthole ring design with an image of a submarine (in relief) in the center.
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The dial-side is covered by a slightly domed mineral crystal. A knurled crown at 3 o’clock controls the watch’s functions; namely, the time, the date, a 24-hour display (to track a second time zone) and a moon phase sub-dial. All are driven by a Swiss quartz movement.
The crown at 8 o’clock controls the internal bidirectional timing bezel, which displays large numerals in five-minute intervals. This design fits the watch’s personality well given the importance of legibility on any purposeful time-teller. Good legibility also extends to other parts of the dial including the large luminous numerals, indexes and partially skeletonized sword-shape hands that track the time, day or night.
GV2 pairs the XO Submarine with an extra-wide 35 mm black rubber strap, which has the brand logo molded directly into the rubber. This strap is durable and creates an agreeable balance visually – as well as in terms of wearer comfort – by offsetting the substantial case size. It secures by way of a signed tang buckle.
The XO Submarine by GV2 offers a lot of value in terms of both style and complexity. The case is tool-inspired and masculine without being bulky, while the series of complications on display is sophisticated. Ask about the XO Submarine by name at an authorized GV2 watch dealer.
Gevril Group US Agent for GV2 Watches
In Europe, the GV2 brand is distributed by Gevril Group Europa.
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