Elysee Graf Berghe von Trips Hemmersbach Watch Review

Elysee Hands on Watch Reviews Independent


Moving on to the face of the watch, you have a grey/silver sunray dial that is really striking. The dial might be one of the reasons the watch appears to be more expensive than it actually is. It’s elegant, but still sporty with the large Arabic numbers, and cathedral hands (think Ernst Benz), which are heavily coated with superluminova paint.  The crystal is sapphire with a pretty decent AR coating to help reduce glare. The crystal does sit a good amount above the bezel, but being sapphire, it probably won’t chip or crack unless hit really hard at the right angle.


On to the case back, you have highly polished steel and a sapphire glass window allowing you to see the Miyota 8215. I think most are familiar with this movement, but if not, it is made by Citizen and is regarded as a “work horse” of a movement. I have never really understood that terminology, but it is most likely because while it is not the most accurate movement due to being non-hacking and sometimes a stuttering second hand, it is somewhat rare that it breaks down and needs to be repaired. The 8215 is a very plain movement and I don’t really care for exhibition case backs when this movement is used, but I do appreciate that Elysee put their branding on the rotor, to at least give it some decoration.


The Hemmersback has a very beautiful leather strap that I will call a cigar brown with a slight distressing. The leather is very soft and pliable, and looks great against the grey dial. One thing though that I do not care for is the use of the waxed edges. I always prefer more raw or natural edges on a strap. The back of the strap is done with red calf leather. While of course you can’t see the back of the strap when wearing it, it does give it that “cool factor”.

I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

1 Comment

  1. Great watch. Looks like the dial is easy to read for that desired target audience. Simple yet Subtle


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