Medeor is a new French microbrand from Vincent Heyraud, a Doctor of Pharmacy and former rescue swimmer. Don’t confuse Medeor with “meteor” as the brand name isn’t a space rock, but Latin for “heal” and “rescue.” Heyraud felt that conventional pulsometer watches weren’t adequate for quick and comprehensive medical use, so the Pulsograph allows for quick measurements of both the pulse and breaths simultaneously via a rotating bezel. It’s an innovative and useful tool watch, but also stylish and not limited to medical use. How many dive watches actually go diving, for example?
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The stainless steel case of the Medeor Pulsograph is sized for most wrists at 40mm in diameter and 12mm in height (lug-to-lug 47mm). The knurled crown is a bit oversized for easy manipulation and although not a dive watch, water resistance is an impressive 200 metres. The case back is solid with an embossed image of the brand’s logo and a double-domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial.
The main element is the bidirectional rotating bezel, which has a polished blue ceramic insert for the Asthmometer and brushed tungsten insert for the Pulsometer. The Pulsometer has a triangle starting marker, while the Asthmometer has a circle marker and measurements are taken for 15 heartbeats or 4 breaths. This calculates the amount of each per minute. The rotating bezel allows you to move the markers to the seconds hand for immediate use. A steel bracelet and elastic/Velcro strap come standard.
The matte black, time-only dial is clean and to the point without a date window. The red seconds hand is unusual as it spans the entire dial, so the front and/or back can be used for measurements (one end has a triangle). This allows both functions to be measured simultaneously. The indices and hands have Super-LumiNova grade A “Light Old Radium.”
Powering the watch is a La Joux-Perret G101 automatic, which is a recent alternative to both ETA and Sellita. It has 24 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) and comes with a 68-hour power reserve. Functions include central hours, minutes and hacking seconds (G101 is the no-date version of the G100). Accuracy is rated at +/- 7 seconds per day (Elaborated movement).
The Medeor Pulsograph is available to order now with deliveries expected in June 2024. The price until December 18 is EUR 795. After December 18, it increases to EUR 995 until January 14. The final retail price is EUR 1,130. For more information and to place an order, please visit Medeor’s website.