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Horage Supersede Date Collection

A follow-up to last year’s GMT sports watch with in-house micro-rotor and an even more accessible price.

| By Erik Slaven | 3 min read |
Horage Supersede Date Collection K2 Micro-Rotor

Horage is an independent Swiss brand that’s shaking up the industry with well-priced, in-house collections that include tourbillons and micro-rotors. Last year’s Supersede GMT integrated sports watch featured a well-executed micro-rotor and four complications in a case less than 10mm in height. This year’s follow-up, the Supersede Date, maintains the overall design, water resistance and K2 micro-rotor calibre, but simplifies things with just a date at 3 o’clock. It’s a cleaner design with an even more accessible price and is again universal for both the boardroom and great outdoors. 

Horage Supersede Date Collection K2 Micro-Rotor

The case and bracelet are 904L stainless steel with superior corrosion and pitting resistance over 316L, particularly when exposed to salt water. A rotating bezel with a detailed 15-minute scale is ideal for diving, along with a 200-metre water resistance rating. The bezel also features a dual-knurled pattern, which is both aesthetically appealing and better for grip. The signed, screw-down crown is guarded and the case is finished with brushed and polished surfaces. Dimensions are 39.5mm in diameter and only 10.28mm in height (lug-to-lug 46.29mm), so it’s adaptable for formal events and a day in the water, and anything in between. A multi-layer AR domed sapphire crystal protects the dial and there’s a sapphire exhibition caseback.

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The integrated bracelet tapers from 22mm to 16mm and comes with either polished or brushed centre links. The new, ultra-low profile micro-adjusting folding clasp (HMAC) from the GMT Supersede remains. It offers a full 10mm of adjustability with the push of a button and at only 5.6mm in height, has a thin, very wearable profile like conventional clasps. FKM rubber straps are available separately in six colours – blue, grey, black, red, purple and orange. 

Horage Supersede Date Collection K2 Micro-Rotor

There are two dial colours this time – Cenote Blue with a sunray finish and Black Coral. Applied indices and the partially open-worked hour and minute hands have X1 Super-LumiNova, as does the diamond aperture of the orange seconds hand. The 12 o’clock mark on the rotating bezel has the same lume. A large, framed date window sits at 3 o’clock with a black background on the black dial and white background on the blue. The jump hour set from the GMT model also remains, allowing travellers to quickly jump the hour hand (in one-hour increments) without interrupting the minutes or seconds. All Supersede Date models are COSC-certified chronometers as well, which is printed just above 6 o’clock. 

Horage Supersede Date Collection K2 Micro-Rotor

Powering the Horage Supersede Date is the in-house K2 micro-rotor calibre. It’s a modular movement and the same as in the GMT variant, so complications can be added or removed without external modules. Horage embraces local Swiss sourcing and the K2 is 98% Swiss made, well above minimum requirements. It has 23 jewels, beats at 25,200vph (3.5Hz) and features a 72-hour power reserve. The micro-rotor is gold-plated tungsten, but a PT950 platinum rotor is available as a CHF 1,200 upgrade. Functions include central hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date at 3 o’clock. The hour hand again has a jump hour set feature. There is a silicon escapement and hairspring, and decorations include Côtes de Genève, anglage, brushing and chasing on the micro-rotor. 

Horage Supersede Date Collection K2 Micro-Rotor

There will be just one preorder round this time, from September 12 to November 2023. The first 30 orders will ship within 7-10 days, while the remaining orders will ship in November. Early Bird preorders start at just CHF 4,900 with a retail price of CHF 5,500. The platinum micro-rotor adds CHF 1,200 to both prices. These represent the most accessible prices for in-house, Swiss micro-rotor watches.

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6 responses

  1. Five months ago, on a YouTube video for Horage Supersede, I made the comment below. I suppose Horage did listen to me:) Thanks for the update and simpler watch. I should persuade my wife to purchase a 5500 CHF watch which is insane for both of us. The colours are also great!

    “This watch is one the best gada watches. For me, it is the best one except its price and asymmetry of the dial. With the in house movement, 72 hour power reserve, 200 m water resistance, above average lume, 914 L stainless steel case with functional micro adjustment system and 39,5 mm case size the watch is unbeatable. On paper, it is a better and more compact watch than omeaga seamaster aquaterra and rolex oyster perpetual. The latter ones probably have better case finishing. But I don’t care about it. The main difference between these watches is history and the newness of the K1/K2 movements. A serious amount of time is needed to confirm these movements’ consistency, robustness and reliability.

    I know it’s a gmt watch, but unlike the vast majority of watch enthusiasts, gmt is an unnecessary function for me. I also hate the date application at 3 o’clock position. No date or date at 6 o’clock position would be better. But I can live with the current one. But I can’t bear day/night indicator’s assymetry. It ruins everything. If it is a no date(or date at 6 o’clock) without gmt/day night indicator and 5000 dollar watch, I would definately push my limits to puchase one. But Horage is a small company so it is not quite possible to reduce the prices such as longines, (perhaps) tudor etc.”

  2. I wish I had an option for a bezel with hour markers (12,3, 6,9) that can be used for a second time zone. I think that it would be easy for the company to introduce this, and especially for their gmt watch it would make more sense. Thank you !

  3. @Chris J. That’s definitely an interesting idea and makes a lot of sense. With a 200-metre water resistance rating, it’s a very capable dive watch and they wanted to maintain a bezel for that purpose. Perhaps in the future.

  4. @Onur Gürer The price is rather incredible for an in-house Swiss micro-rotor. And it’s definitely a lot cleaner than the prior GMT model (although I’m personally a big fan of that one, too). You can’t compare a Longines model with an off-the-shelf automatic, for example, to an in-house Swiss micro-rotor (that’s also COSC-certified). Horage is a much younger company than Longines, Tudor, etc., but also a vertically integrated Swiss manufacturer. Very important to understand that.

  5. @Chris J. I think a diver bezel makes more sense on the gmt and on this watch? Why:
    – the gmt is realised by a 12-hour hand + 13/24 hour indicator. When located at home time zone the gmt hand is below the main hour hand. In this instance a 12-hour bezel would not be linked to using the gmt hand at all. When one travels to a different local time zone, they move tge main hour hand and the gmt hand is shown, showing the home time. Again, I do not see a direct advantage here or a link of thd bezel usage to the gmt hand. In a 24-hour gmt hand it makes sense because then having 24-hour bezel can link directly and only with the gmat hand.
    – on the new three hand watch, it is just a watch with the option of quick hour hand change, nothing gmt in it, with 200m water resistance. So again – a diver bezel makes more sense.

    That is my understanding🙂 and of course a 12 hour bezel could be an option, just that a diver’s one is better suited as far as I am concerned

  6. @ Onur Gürer I think and amin tge same situation as what you describe 🙂

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