The Ophion 786 is the second release from this independent micro brand. I have had the pleasure of meeting with Miguel and I find his take on timepieces refreshing.
I offer some photos of my OPH 786. For a full article, please head on to Deployant for the inspiration behind the timepiece. The Ophion 786 is my second timepiece from Ophion Watches - the first being the OPH970.
The first thing you focus on is the guilloché dial - a clean three handed timepiece.
The guilloché is done using CNC machines as opposed to stamping. Gives the dial more depth.
Close up of dial - you can see that the light reflects on the guilloché dial. Something you will not find on a stamped dial.
Another close up shot of the guilloché dial.
And when you examine closely, the ring around the dial resembles a sandwich dial.
To achieve the quality of the rings with the cut-out Roman numerals, Ophion opted for laser cutting to achieve this quality. Pardon the dust on the sapphire glass...
The Technotime movement - a symmetrical movement with double barrel to achieve 5 days power reserve.
Another close up of movement. I love that they use the Technotime movement. Something different from the other standard manual winding movements.
And for the price you pay, the movement is nicely textured - a "hand hammered" effect.
Another look at the dial side.
For a timepiece that is just slightly over EUR2,000, I give this timepiece three thumbs up! If you are looking for something unusual, this is it. Dare to be different, pick up the Ophion OPH 786.