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The Titoni Impetus, an Accessible Sporty-Chic Watch with Integrated Bracelet

A fun and affordable new entry in the popular luxury steel sports watch segment.

| By Robin Nooy | 2 min read |
Titoni Impetus collection hands-on

With a little over a century of watchmaking history, Titoni has accumulated a good deal of experience and is still owned by the founding family. It has a long tradition of creating classically styled watches at an attainable price point, like the Heritage Bi-Compax Chronograph and the Master Series. Titoni’s latest collection falls in line with the brand’s strategy. Entering the heavily contested luxury sports watch segment, the new Titoni Impetus collection is a decidedly retro-styled watch with some interesting design cues.

Titoni Impetus collection hands-on

The case for the new Titoni Impetus measures 39.5mm in diameter with a height of only 8.2mm and is mostly brushed, with polished bevels along the caseband. It has a nice, vintage-looking design, with the lug section forming an integral part of the case. On top, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the dial with a second sapphire crystal around the back. The faceted bezel and crown add to the overall charm of the watch, with the option of having them coated in gold PVD.

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Titoni Impetus collection hands-on

The dial is decorated with a Clous de Paris pattern, encircled by a contrasting minute track. The applied hour indices are a mix of Roman numerals and baton markers. A nice touch is that the baton markers are cut in two, visually connecting the outer and inner sections of the dial. Time is indicated by baton-style hour and minute hands with a stripe of Super-LumiNova and a needle-like central seconds hand. While we only had the blue dial on hand, it also comes in anthracite, gold and silver and with the option of having stone-set indices.

Titoni Impetus collection hands-on

Inside the Titoni Impetus, we find the automatic ETA 2892-2, a true workhorse of a movement. It’s reliable and easily serviced if needed, thus providing you with a carefree experience. Using 26 jewels, it ticks at a rate of 28,800vph and offers 42 hours of running time. Seen through the sapphire crystal caseback, it is driven by an 18k gold-plated rotor with a laser-cut Titoni logo. Next to central time, it also shows the date in a framed window.

Titoni Impetus collection hands-on

The Titoni Impetus is worn on a stainless steel bracelet with single links, emphasising the distinct retro-vibe. It is secured to the wrist with a triple folding clasp. Reasonably priced, the steel models retail for EUR 1,150, while the gold PVD-coated bezel and crown retail for EUR 1,245.

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3 responses

  1. don’t understand why they don’t equip it with their in-house calibre?!

  2. Not to be “that guy” and all, because I’m normally not bothered by these things…but the date window really ruins an otherwise lovely design, imo.

  3. Why, oh, why did they have to give it a butterfly clasp? Would be great, if not for that one little detail, in which I don’t go for compromises. Foldover clasp with micro-adjustment, or no deal.

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