We love it when watch companies try a new design here at Wristwatch Review UK. The Xeric Halograph II is certainly something different and it’s already smashed its Kickstarter target. You still have 12 days left to get in on the act and preorder a watch for yourself!
Xeric Halograph 2 – Available for Preorder
Xeric’s 2015 model, the Halograph automatic took a risk on a nontraditional time display. It was the best funded mechanical watch campaign on Kickstarter, proving that people are ready to try something different when it comes to horology. The company has spent the last two years refining the design – every component of the Halograph II has been redesigned and
upgraded. The new model has premium Horween leather, an upgraded Miyota movement
and a sapphire crystal.
The Xeric Halograph II has a novel display featuring “halo” hands which circle the current time. The inner arcs display hours and the outer arcs display minutes. The time can be read through the two hands. As the halo reaches the end of its track, a new one appears on the opposite side. Two secondary displays are integrated: a day/night window on the left and a running second display on the right. Both are printed on transparent discs to reveal the large open balance wheel.
The straps have a quick change mechanism which we think should be integrated into every strap, so it will be easy to change up the look, although the premium quality straps look like they will be more than good enough – it’s always nice to see a watch brand providing a decent strap instead of cutting costs in this critical area.
Buy a Xeric Halograph II
The Xeric Halograph II has 12 days left on Kickstarter at the time of writing. We’ve not seen anything like it before, and it looks like it ticks all the boxes with regards to features, quality and good looks. At just $319 (£240) it’s a steal if you enjoy timepieces that stand out from the crowd. Check out the Kickstarter campaign and preorder a Xeric Halograph II here.