Peren Nera Rogue
The Peren Nera Rogue is kind of a sexy watch with a novel dial colour, and 200 meters of water resistance and is obtainable in two distinct variations. The model I’ve right here is the diver, however there’s additionally a Rogue X model, with a stainless 12-hour bezel insert, that can be utilized to learn the twin time. Sadly, this model and I’ve historical past, and I simply cannot appear to get an ideal watch from them. I’m going into that intimately within the video above. Nonetheless, for those who do not need to watch the video and like to learn, principally it ended up with a distracting piece of lint or particle, and since this occurred (a lot worse) on a earlier mannequin I reviewed a number of years in the past, it did bitter me slightly bit on this watch. However, I do not need to think about this right here, so let me push all that apart, and speak about a few of the good facets of this watch, although there’s one evident difficulty with this watch, in addition to my dangerous instance.
Lug to Lug: 48.80mm
20mm Lug Width:
191 Grams in Weight
Circumstances: Marine Grade Stainless Metal
Ending: Bead blasted
Bezels: Metal, Black PVD plated with straight knurling
Insert Bezel: Stainless Metal with one layer of titanium nitride
Features: Rotating unidirectional 120 clicks
Crowns: Screw-down, embossed emblem
Crystals: Scratchproof Flat Sapphire with 3 anti-reflective layers
caseback: Bead blasted Stainless Metal, particular person serial quantity
Lumes: BGW9 Swiss Tremendous-LumiNova®
Water resistance: 200m/660ft
Motion: Swiss Computerized Sellita SW200-1, in-house regulated
Worth $630 USD (Strap) $695 on Bracelet
As you possibly can see within the few pics already on this evaluation of the Peren Nera Rogue, this watch is obtainable with a selection of straps. I’ve two right here, the classic fashion leather-based, and a stainless-steel bracelet, and there’s additionally a nato strap. Surprisingly, there is no such thing as a rubber strap choice, which I simply discovered odd for a dive watch. However, the larger difficulty just isn’t what straps will not be supplied, it’s the bracelet that’s supplied. I’ll discuss extra in regards to the bracelet and strap shortly however know that the case of this watch is bead blasted and the bracelet is brushed metal and as such, they don’t match. It would not look horrible and most must look shut to actually see the distinction, however for us watch guys that scrutinize every part, this kinda factor simply would not fly.
Okay, so we’ve a bracelet that does not match the case and we’ve one other imperfect evaluation mannequin that’s being reviewed, however what in regards to the good? Happily, there’s truly numerous good about this Peren Nera Rogue and regardless of my points, I’m able to nonetheless give this piece a good evaluation, as a result of total it’s a fairly sweet-looking watch. The case is available in at simply 39mm, a dimension I’m not overly keen on, regardless that watches are trending smaller today, I nonetheless want one thing barely bigger. That mentioned, this dimension works effectively, and the bezel, insert and dial all appear to be well-balanced nothing feels small to me, particularly the dial, and I may see including this watch to my rotation with no drawback.
Talking of dials, that is fairly a cool dial colour. The Peren Blue as it’s dubbed has a bluish-green hue, and this dial is matte, with a really gentle texture on it. One other nice function of this Peren Nera Rogue is the color-matched date wheel. Sure, Peren had the date wheel matched to this particular and distinctive colour, and props are given when it’s due, and this undoubtedly deserves main props. I do know it’d sound like such a small factor to go nuts over, however there are manufacturers which are $3000 that do not hassle to do that, so after I see it on a $600ish watch, particularly one with a proprietary colour, I be certain to level it out.
The remainder of the dial of the Peren Nera Rogue is fairly engaging as effectively, and as many identified on our Instagram web page, a really clear and uncluttered dial. Too many manufacturers go loopy with their markers and shapes and designs, huge logos, and partitions of textual content, however as you possibly can see right here Peren confirmed restraint, and regardless that there is no such thing as a yellow wherever else on this watch or dial, that little splash of colour for the mannequin identify works and was simply the proper pop wanted to face out and hold it from being monotone. One thing else many like is that Swiss-Made marking down on the backside of the chapter ring. Whatever the laws, it’s not usually you see a Swiss-Made microbrand within the $6-$700 vary, so I’m positive many will admire this.
Bezel motion is totally very good, and I don’t say that flippantly. It’s so simple to grip, however it turns tightly, but easily, however I might not name it tight or arduous to show. And it has zero play in any respect, no less than in my instance, and is only a pleasure to make use of. This can be among the finest bezels I’ve used on a microbrand this 12 months, possibly even any watch I’ve reviewed this 12 months. Crown motion, effectively, it is not dangerous however would not reside as much as my hype of the bezel, however’s nonetheless a pretty big crown, has an excellent coin edge texture for grip, and screws down with ease, however I do not get that absolute lock in place feeling that I want with crowns.
The motion inside is the brand new go-to entry-level Swiss Made computerized motion, the Sellita SW200-1. This motion, for now, has principally changed the ETA 2824 that microbrands use to make use of for an entry-level piece, however that is a narrative most of you recognize. Extra fascinating, no less than to me, is that this case again. You could be saying, why, what’s so particular? Properly, look nearer, go forward and zoom in, and see how the specs are displayed on the again and likewise what do for those who ever discover somebody’s Peren Nera Rogue on the bar ground after a busy and loopy evening.
So sure, the blasted case is gorgeous, however why or how did they mess up the bracelet? I haven’t got a solution for that, however that’s the deal proper now. A brushed bracelet with a blasted case. The bracelet itself is ok, you’ve seen this EXACT bracelet on numerous watches, it is stable, useful, with friction pins within the hyperlinks, and has a locking clasp with a number of micro-adjust holes for a greater match. The classic leather-based strap is good as effectively, with good colour and really feel, however is slightly on the quick facet, particularly for somebody with a 7 1/2-inch wrist. Smaller wrists should not have a difficulty.
On a extra constructive notice, the lume is a pleasant icy blue BGW9, is utilized evenly, and appears excellent at the hours of darkness, however extra importantly, will get you an excellent few hours of visibility, as I had no drawback seeing it 5- 6 hours later after I crashed within the mattress for the evening. I’m somebody who at all times wears a watch to sleep, so that’s the place I depend on lume. When I’m in a movie show or most likely another darkish space, I’ve a telephone or automotive screens, and many others that I can see the time on, however in mattress, it is nice to have a watch you possibly can look at shortly with barely open eyes and see the time.
For me, my greatest gripe (in addition to the lint or particles I can not seem to escape today) for the Peren Nera Rogue is clearly the bracelet end not matching the case. In fact, you could possibly choose to get one on only a strap, however I do know many watch guys who need a bracelet or nothing, and lots of of those self same guys have wristwatch OCD, so the mismatch won’t sit effectively with them. Should you do not care or do not want a bracelet then the remainder of the watch is darn good as I’ve spoken about right here. Some have in contrast it to a Sinn, and I can see that, and do really feel it has German dive watch vibes, and total is an easy, engaging, and comparatively slim diver watch, with an excellent dial colour. They simply must blast these bracelets, like proper now.
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