I must confess that when I originally received the press release for Timex’s ‘Intelligent Quartz’ line I took a quick look at the tiny accompanying image, thought ‘meh’, and moved on.
Thanks to Brian at the PR agency, who prodded me into taking a second look, I now realise I was doing my inner geek a serious injustice!
The Intelligent Quartz utilises a new movement from Timex, powering up to four independent hands, in addition to digital sensors and micro-processors: it’s the latter that got my nerd senses tingling as these give rise to some very cool tech, including: Perpetual Calendar,World Time, Fly-back Chronograph, Compass, Tide Temperature and Altimeter.
Sizes range from 42mm to 46mm and there are various strap options, including leather and silicon.
Water resistance ranges from 50 to 100 metres.
The watches look great too, and the best part? Retail is a snip with prices in the $140 to $225 range!
You can find the full range here (there are 7 models to choose from in the IQ range), but I’ve added pictures of a couple of my faves.
Now the real test comes .. can I actually track these down here in Australia … ?