Tonnerre is the newest addition to the Nezumi® Studios watch collection and the first model available in 38 mm. The successful Swedish brand is launching four different colorways of the new chronograph and – as always – with their signature vintage look and amazing detail. Check out the new Tonnerre below!
The New Tonnerre Chronograph
As Nezumi® Studios is launching the new Tonnerre, their expanding collection of timepieces now includes four different chronographs. And just like the Voiture, Corbeau and Loews chronographs, Tonnerre also includes a tool function. Tonnerre, which is French for thunder, naturally has a telemeter scale. The telemeter makes it possible to approximate the distance between the timepiece and something that can be seen and/or heard: for instance when seeing lightning in a thunderstorm before hearing the thunderclap.
While calculating thunderstorm distances might not be for all, we applaud Nezumi Studios for its authentic and functional designs as well as the tradition of adding a neat tool function. Inspiration is taken from classics like the Heuer Skipper, Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer, and the obvious, mid-century telemeter chronographs.
Downsizing For A True Vintage Look and Feel
While other Nezumi® Studios timepieces are all 40mm in diameter, the Tonnerre chronograph is a slightly downsized model measuring 38mm in diameter. Even so, it has a triple sub-dial layout surrounded by the telemeter scale. Amazingly, Nezumi has managed to get all the details right while still creating a timepiece that looks natural and symmetric. The new size is a bold decision from designer and founder David Campo and going against many other brands that offer larger sizes.
However, it is right in tune with the signature vintage style of Nezumi and is authentic to the classic timepieces that have inspired the design. To us, that’s a clear statement that will suit many retro watch lovers and as one myself, I really hope that Nezumi is leading the way for more downsized designs.
Available in Four Colorways
Tonnerre is available in four colorways: off-white main dial with light blue and off-white sub-dials (TQ1.102), dark blue main dial with light blue and off-white sub-dials (TQ1.202), anthracite black main dial with off-white sub-dials (TQ1.302) and silver sun-ray brushed main dial with anthracite black sub-dials (TQ1.402). The new design fits right into the collection with the signature “Nezumi look” – something that is a remarkable achievement considering almost all components are new! Finding a favorite among the four colorways will be another difficult task.
However, we have to highlight the all-brushed silver edition TQ1.402 which just looks amazing! As always, the Swedish designer and vintage watch enthusiast David Campo has a special gift for choosing just the right colors. Therefore, the all-brushed edition is a gorgeous sun-ray brushed silver which gives a stylish contrast to the anthracite black sub-dials.
Additional Upgrades And a Nice Surprise
As a nice surprise, Nezumi Studios has developed a brand new watch box for the Tonnerre chronograph. The leather-look box has the Nezumi “N” engraved on the top and adds a luxurious feel besides being a great way to store your watch. That is; if it will ever leave your wrist again. For each of the colorways, you can choose between a black or brown leather strap. The premium vegetable-tanned leather strap ‘Hunt’ not only looks great, but it also smells amazing and feels soft. We are thrilled to see another great chronograph from the Swedish brand and really think Nezumi is on to something with the 38 mm. Great choice!
- Chronograph – available in four colorways
- Brushed 316L Stainless Steel step case
- Double domed genuine sapphire crystal glass with AR (anti-reflective) coating on the inside
- Custom colored C1 Swiss Super-LumiNova®️
- Diameter: 38mm excluding crown
- Lug to lug: 46mm
- Case height: 10.50mm (+1.50mm glass)
- Lug width: 20mm
- Telemeter scale
- Push down crown with logo branding
- Waterproof to 5 ATM
- VK63 mecha-quartz hybrid movement by Seiko
- Assembled in Germany
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