MICRO MONDAYS: The Ark from Jacob Veil might be the best value integrated bracelet watch around

22/02/2021 7:00 am
MICRO MONDAYS: The Ark from Jacob Veil might be the best value integrated bracelet watch around

Let’s not beat around the bush, I can see it too. The Gerald Genta influence is strong here, but in a somewhat butcher presence than other arboreally named references and porthole-alike wristwear. So before you start throwing punches, yes, certain design cues are notable in The Ark from Jacob Veil. But maybe those cues have become popular for a reason so we shouldn’t be too sensitive. Is it a homage? I’d say no, in the same way as the Bell&Ross BR05, once decried and dissected, is now a big success for the very same reasons. The Ark from Jacob Veil certainly has a strong presence, and yes, the main reason for that is the flat-topped, non-octagonal bezel – it’s actually 12-sided (my Latin fails me here) – but it’s delivered in a way that’s weapon-like and tough.  Juriaan Rolink, the founder of the brand is refreshingly honest about the Genta inspiration that brings us this more muscular interpretation of Gerald’s immortal designs. Notably, however, there are a few key twists and they include a starting price of $474 USD, which is a knockout price for an automatic with an integrated bracelet. This integrated bracelet pitches this watch straight into the…

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