Global watchmaker Tiex has launched Q Timex, a diver-inspired reissue of the 1970s original.
The brand said that to modernise the watch for present day wear, Q Timex features a stainless-steel case and bracelet with a domed acrylic crystal and a modern quartz movement. It also features a “diver-inspired” look that incorporates blue, red and gold accents.
Originally named to signify the end of the mechanical movement and Timex’s entrance into quartz, the reissue maintains the original features including the ‘Q’ below the 12 o’clock position, “true-to-the-era” woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring and luminescent infill hour markers and hands.
Silvio Leonardi, senior VP at Timex Group, said: “The Quartz movement revolution was a transformative time in the watch industry, particularly for Timex because we provided a new quartz movement technology at an affordable price. Our dedication to affordability and quality craftsmanship still holds true today.”
“As we celebrate 165 years of quality craftsmanship and innovative timepieces, it’s exciting to be able to reintroduce a watch that transports consumers back to a specific point in time.”
Q Timex is available for purchase in limited quantities for £159 on Timex.co.uk and select stores globally beginning May 2019.