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ow marvelous must it have been for Ahasuerus Fromanteel to lay eyes on the current Fromanteel New Generations Pendulum wristwatch. Of course he never had the opportunity, being that he lived in the 17th century, but his pendulum clocks have eventually evolved into the modern day mechanical wrist watches. For Fromanteel, the brand, the New Generations Pendulum is the very first mechanical wristwatch in their collection. In terms of design, the Pendulum is pretty straightforward. This is also the strength of Fromanteel: you don’t buy one to make a design statement, you buy one because you want a well made, affordable watch with a design that entices yet doesn’t over-indulge. The Pendulum is just that. The stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter, with a relatively thin bezel, and a silver dial. On that dial Fromanteel applied something that is referred to as “Clous de Paris”, a geometric array of tiny pyramids that give the dial a unique texture. Although very subtle, it is one of those details that will please its owner every time he looks at his watch.

It’s easy to admire the blued seconds hand, or the leaf shaped hour and minute hands. With an overall height of just below 10mm, the Pendulum will also discreetly go under your sleeve. The Pendulum is Swiss made, actually made in Bienne, Switzerland, so the movement is of course also Swiss. In this case one of the most robust and reliable automatic movements they have ever created, ETA caliber 2824-2. A movement that winds itself thanks to the gold plated rotor engraved with Fromanteel logo, it has a power reserve of around 38 hours, and offers next to displaying the hours, minutes and seconds, also a date-function.

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