Movement : Automatic Miyota 9039
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : December 2021
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
The Smiths PRS-25 Everest is an homage to the Smiths De Luxe that clearly took its inspiration from the iconic Rolex Explorer Ref. 6150 launched in 1953 to celebrate the courageous climb, borrowing elements of both these watches, Timefactors has created a limited edition of 500 pieces to celebrate their 25 years of selling watches on the internet. Its 36mm stainless steel Oyster style case has curves in all the right places, a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a thickness of 11mm ensuring a comfortable wrist fit. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges, the sides are slightly convex adding to the comfort. On the right side, is a screw-down signed crown. A polished bezel holds a hi-dome sapphire crystal AR coated, this stunning Aventurine dial is made using transparent quartz or quartzite, and inside the quartz small flake-shaped inclusions reflect light in a magical way known as "aventurescence." When you rotate your wrist the dial shimmers from black to blue and gives you the impression that you are looking into the starry sky, this is a mined mineral that makes each dial unique. An outer minute track with a lumed triangle at 12, and Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 are coated in X1-C3 Superluminova luminescence with batons in between marking the hours. Polished steel hands are complemented by a lollipop centre seconds hand coated in X1-C3 Superluminova luminescence. Text is minimalist with “SMITHS" and “DE LUXE” at 12 and in glossy black text “Everest" at 6, just under the 6 “Great Britain” is printed, similar to the original that had "Made in England". All these vintage and unique touches make for an appealing timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back “Smiths DE LUXE" “SILVER JUBILEE 1996-2021” and the number out of 500 engraved in the centre, inside an automatic Miyota Cal. 9039, 24 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, it has hand winding and hacking functionality, this movement belongs to the Miyota Premium Automatic range, it was first introduced in 2018. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm brushed and polished stainless steel Jubilee-style bracelet with a signed folding twin-pusher release clasp and the use of screws for link removal is a nice touch, lug holes on the case make for easy strap swapping. The watch also comes with its Smiths presentation box and papers.
I've owned this watch personally and it is a ton of fun, when it was released I was actually quite outspoken about how much I didn't like it! But once we got one in I was changed in a second, the proportions just scream classic Rolex Explorer but the Aventurine adds a flare that we could only ever dream of from Rolex, this flare is what really makes this watch special!
Originally founded in 1851 by Samual Smith where he made automotive dials and cockpit instruments. He transitioned into clocks and finally wristwatches which came to the fore during WW2. Famously Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 carried a Smiths De Lux watch to the summit of Everest as well as the more famous Rolex. Since 1996 Timefactors.com has been manufacturing and selling homage and re-edition timepieces from Omega 300 to Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. They now own the Smiths name and therefore sell many models from Smith's illustrious past.