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What Is It
Whenever there is a conversation about watches, or the world of horology in general, watches that are made in India are not generally high up in the list. Truth be told, if you had asked me about whether Indian companies made mechanical watches, I might have said Titan or Bangalore Watch Company, but more with an air of ‘yeah, perhaps’, rather than actually adding to the conversation.
But the internet is a wonderful place, where new discoveries are awaiting, just as long as the right queries are searched for. I was conducting some research on slim mechanical watches, and found out to my pleasant surprise about the Titan Edge Mechanical, the slimmest mechanical watch by the well established and highly regarded Indian watch brand.
And frankly; it’s left me impressed. Sadly I haven’t handled it in the flesh, so I can’t really vouch for its build quality or if it will have an QC issues, but based on the pictures on their website, and the specifications listed, it is truly a watch worth commending.
Meet the Titan Edge Mechanical.
Putting the Titan Edge Mechanical Into Context
The basic measurements for the Titan Edge Mechanical read as 41mm diameter, 49mm lug-to-lug, and only 5.85mm thick (for the rose gold model and 6mm for the steel variant). Now for a brand from a land that is not Switzerland, Japan or Germany, that’s impressive.
To briefly put the Titan Edge Mechanical watch case’s specifications into context:
- Bulgari Octo Finissimo measures at 6.4mm with its BVL 138 automatic measuring 2.23mm in comparison to the 2.20mm thickness of the Edge Calibre 903 of the Titan Edge Mechanical
- Chopard L.U.C XP with its 3.3mm thick L.U.C 96.53-L automatic movement measures at 7.2mm
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Small Seconds with its ~4mm thick Jaeger-LeCoultre 896/1 automatic movement measures at 7.58mm
I am not saying that I am comparing the quality or the features or the legacy of the Titan Edge Mechanical with any of these brands, but simply, on paper, the dimensions of the Titan Edge Mechanical are praiseworthy.
The Titan Edge Mechanical is part of the Titan Edge series first introduced in 2002. Titan itself was first established in 1984 under the name Titan Watches Limited, and according to Wikipedia, it is the fifth-largest watch manufacturer in the world.
The manual-wound watch comes in two variants, ref. 1810 in a surgical grade stainless steel case and ref. 1811 in classic steel and rose gold case. Both the variants of the Titan Edge Mechanical are released as a 100-piece each limited edition model, retail for the same 195’000 Rupees (~3’600 AUD) and feature a sapphire crystal on front and back.
Both also feature the same Edge Calibre 903 that comprises 106 parts, 18 jewels, and provides the watches with a 42-hour power reserve.
The movement is not entirely in-house, with some parts made in India and some in Switzerland.
The watch comes with an impressive 5-year warranty on the movement and 2-year warranty on watch from the date of purchase.
That’s All Folks!
As far as the idea design goes, I like the partial open-heart sort of a design, and that the blued hands complement the indices in the steel version. Legibility in both versions seems great, and overall the timepieces gives out a subtle luxe vibe. Understated elegance.
Like we said earlier, we can’t really comment on how the physical product is without having a look at it, but from the surface of things, it looks like an amazing offering from an Indian power-house. We look forward to their mechanical watch journey evolution.
To find out more about the relatively new — first introduced in February 2021 — Titan Edge Mechanical and other Titan watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are from Titan’s website © 2021 Titan Company Limited. All Rights Reserved.