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[Review] Foliot Brings Fresh Take On GMT With New Stratonaut

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[Review] Foliot Brings Fresh Take On GMT With New Stratonaut






Foliot (it?s a soft ?t?) Watches is a new brand started by a software engineer with a passion for watches. His love for travel made it a no-brainer to start the brand off with an adventure-ready GMT watch that?s capable of tracking five different time zones thanks to some crafty hand design. First thing?s first, what is a foliot" The brand is named after an old style of escapement called the ?verge and foliot,? which were the predecessors to the modern-day balance wheel and pallet fork. It?s a cool callback to the beginning of watchmaking.

Today, we?re looking at Foliot?s Stratonaut ? a 41mm stainless steel watch that?s water resistant to a very respectable 200 meters. The Stratonaut features a classic and bold design with three available dial colors. I enjoyed spending time with all three ? the classic black dial, vibrant sunburst blue with gilt accents, and a handsome black/gilt version.
 

$1495

[Review] Foliot Brings Fresh Take On GMT With New Stratonaut

Case
Stainless Steel

Movement
ETA 2893-2 GMT

Dial
Black/White, Black/Gilt, Blue

Lume
C3 Swiss SuperLuminova

Lens
Sapphire with AR Coating

Strap
Steel bracelet with quick-adjust ?Easy Glide? system

Water Resistance
200m

Dimensions
41x48mm

Thickness
12.5mm

Lug Width
20mm

Crown
Screw Down

Warranty

Price
$1495

Case
Clocking in at 41mm wide and crafted from 316L stainless steel, the Stratonaut?s case sits on the large side of medium. From the top down, the focus is mainly placed on the bi-directional 24-hour bezel and dial features, leaving only the lugs to be seen from the top. Measuring 48mm from lug to lug, the watch stays wearable for most wrists. Again, since the watch is mainly dial and bezel, the lugs make minimal impact on the overall look and feel of the watch. I like how they curve down rather dramatically, helping the watch hug the wrist. On the top and sides of the case, you?ll find fine-grained brushed surfaces separated by a polished bevel. I like the added bevel, as it helps break up the case and adds some visual appeal.
When you look at the Stratonaut from the side, the height is made up mainly of the coin-edged bezel and mid-case, with the case back hanging ever-so-slightly below the bottom of the mid-case. It?s easy for a watch to look very slab-sided when the ratios favor the bezel and mid-case, but the overall 12.5mm thickness and polished bevel prevent the watch from looking too slabby. I really like the generous coin-edged bezel. It?s a pleasure to grip and looks great from the side. Often, bezels are on the slimmer side, and you don?t get to appreciate the full extent of a coin edge. Think a single quarter on something like a Black Bay 58, vs. this fat stack of change that?ll keep you playing TMNT all day at the arcade.

Other notable features include the large crown at three o?clock, which has a cool and convenient feature. When unscrewed, the crown tube is revealed. This wouldn?t be a big deal on...
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