Got it today.
This is my first Imperious so I had a lot of anticipation.
Specs for the haters :
- 46mm case
- White MOP dial
- Swiss Selitta Sw200 auto (ETA clone)
- Dark blue accents
- Front/back Sapphire with AR coating
- 26mm lugs (using hex screws so replacing the stock rubber strap was a breeze)
- 300M WR
- Polished case
In short, the build quality is very good and the Sw200 didn't disappoint in terms of accuracy and hand movement .
The rubber strap that came with it is nothing to write about (though its softer than the typical Invictas). Didn't take me long to remove the hex screws (note the side with the triangular screw is fixed) and throw a 26mm custom leather strap back on. The strap is old and show signs of wear but this is more for experimentation. On the plus side, the 26mm strap fits very nicely.
The white MOP dial is very well done and the blue accented hands simply top it off! Only thing slightly disappointing is the lack of lume on the hour markers (SPECIFICALLY this color combo) but not a biggie for me as the dial color/accents were more important to me than the lume itself. Though the lume on the hands is VERY bright so the other dial versions probably do very well in the lume department.
Now the PAM homage bit ....Now that I've seen and have the watch on my wrist, it looks more of a 'PAM influenced' design than a true homage unlike the asian MMs (I've owned 3 last year) and I'm happy for that.
Can't wait to throw a 26mm polished mesh bracelet to transform it into a 'formal dress watch' .....or a 26mm croc leather strap.
Apologize for the fingerprint smudges on the watch......didn't notice it till I copied the pics to my PC.
On my 7" wrist: