I’m a huge Nascar race fan, and occasionally look around the web for racing inspired timepieces. I recently ran across an offering from Fromateel Watches. While looking at all models the company offers, I noticed the Globetrotter Series, which appeared to offer classic timeless designs. Naturally, I wanted to check out a model from the Globetrotter series, and Fromanteel kindly supplied the Chrono Cream Marine Blue, from the collection, for me to check out.
First, let’s take a quick look at some background on Fromanteel Watches. According to the Fromanteel website, the started with Ahasuerus Fromanteel, who was a 17th century clockmaker. The company indicates that in 1660 AD, the first series of revolutionary clocks using a pendulum mechanism was created. The clocks created were considered more accurate than any other clocks during that period, because they allowed for a measurement down to the second rather than just minutes. The result led to a multi-national clock-making organization. The company’s roots inspired the modern day Fromanteel brand, which currently offers five (5) different watch series’, one being the Globetrotter line.
The basic specifications for the Globetrotter model supplied are:
Case: Stainless Steel
Movement: Swiss Ronda 5030.D
Case Diameter: 42 mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 50 meters/ 5 ATM
Strap: Marine Blue Leather Strap
The Globetrotter Chrono Cream – Marine Blue packaging is truly outstanding. The outer burlap type sack is very unique and comes with a Fromanteel wax seal as a cool detail. Inside the burlap sack, one will find a black leatherette presentation box wrapped in a Fromanteel bandana. Overall, the presentation is fantastic and totally amps up the expectations of what might be inside it.
Inside the presentation packaging is a stunning watch! The case of the watch measures 42mm and approximately 44mm including the crown. The lug-to-lug measurement is approximately 50mm with a 20mm lug width. The case is a slim 10mm in thickness, providing an ultra low profile. The lugs have a slight curvature; combined with all of the other specifications, including a total weight of approximately 72 grams, the model will feel extremely lightweight and comfortable on the wrist.