“I’ve been blacklisted from Hop Sings!!!!” Wait… What!!?? Well, that is what Elaine’s boyfriend in Seinfeld said to her, when she got him in trouble with his favorite Chinese Restaurant.
So, why name a watch brand Blacklist? The owner, Justin, describes it as representative of never backing down, and a symbol to remind you that anything is possible and the underdog will always have his turn to rise. Now, that sure sounds empowering, and a nice marketing strategy if nothing else. When it comes to the meat and potatoes of the company, Justin took two years to research, design and build a watch to his specs and do it in Switzerland.
What Blacklist produced was two different models (same case and bracelet, but different dials), that are large, colorful, definitely fashion orientated, but made well with some nice attention to detail and quality materials.
Below is my video at the Blacklist Phantom P2.1, so please watch for a close up HD look.
Blacklist Phantom P2.1 Specifications:
- Case Diameter: 48mm/ 52mm with crown
- Case Thickness: 15mm
- Case Length 54mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- Weight: 200 grams
- Dial: Carbon fiber with applied indexes
- Case Back: Screw down
- Water Resistance: 10 ATM (330 Ft)
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Movement: Ronda 3540.D
- Limited to 50 pieces
- MSRP: $599 (Currently listed on sale at $499 as of 7/9/2015)
Large and in charge is what you might feel while wearing this watch, (unless your wife wears the pants in the relationship. In that case, don’t tell her you bought another watch!)
Yes, the Blacklist is a large watch at 48mm, not as large as some Invicta or Hublot watches that I have seen, but it is still a monster. It has some nice subtle hints of color and a unique dial in that it is half semi-gloss black and half carbon fiber, and from what I can see has been done pretty seamlessly.
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