Manufacturer: Titoni | Price: £695 GBP ($899 USD, €815 EUR approx)
The Cosmo from Titoni is not the usual style of watch that I would review. In fact, I think I’ve only ever reviewed just a small handful of dress watches. However, I reached out to Titoni, as I really like the design of the Cosmo and to be fair, I really need to review more dress watches. So, what’s the Cosmo like from Titoni? Let’s find out shall we…
- Dimensions: Case Diameter – 40.8mm, Thickness – 10.5mm, Lug to Lug – 48.3mm, Lug Width – 21mm
- Movement: Swiss ETA 2824-2, Automatic, 28,800vph (4Hz), Hackable, Self Winding, 38hr Power Reserve
- Case Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel with Polished Sides & Accents
- Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel, Solid End Links, Pin & Collar, Signed Milled Clasp
- Crystal: Flat Sapphire, Underside & Outer AR Coatings
- Bezel: Fixed, Fluted, Polished Model Reference: 878 S-612
- Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft
- Lume: Swiss Super Luminova®
- Crown: Signed Caseback: Screw Down
- Warranty: 2 Years Where to Buy: Titoni
- Options: See the Slideshow Below for all Available Finishing, Colour & Strap Configurations
Since 1919, Titoni of Switzerland have been combining the art of traditional watchmaking with the use of latest technology and with a flair for the perfect form. Knowledge of the secrets of mechanical timepieces has marked the path of the company, from the past to the present day. Titoni is one of the few remaining independent family owned watch companies in Switzerland. Three generations of the Schluep family have gone their own way for decades, and each of them have pursued long term visions to guarantee the company’s stability and continuity. At the heart of Titoni’s philosophy stands its credo to produce Swiss made mechanical watches of the highest quality at affordable prices. With its unique 100 year old heritage, the company is fully dedicated to offering its clients first class timepieces that live up to the company’s high standards.
Case & Crown
The case of the Cosmo has a diameter of 40.8mm. The lug to lug is 48.3mm and the overall thickness, including the sapphire crystal, I measured in at 10.5mm. The entire case, caseback, bezel, bracelet and crown are all 316L stainless steel. The finish of the watch is brushed with polished sides and as you can see in the images the bezel is part polished.
The Cosmo has a water resistance rating of 100m, thanks to the screw-down caseback. The proportions of the watch, in my opinion, are spot on for my 7″ wrist. The Cosmo wears extremely well on wrist and it’s very comfortable partly due to it’s overall thickness of 10.5mm. The signed crown is also superb, looks great, easy to grip and there is also absolutely zero wobble when the crown is pulled out to any position. The caseback is simple, but there is an etched globe in the centre with the usual specs listed around the edges. I think an exhibition display back would’ve been better though.
The bracelet is of brilliant quality. It is brushed with the mid-links and sides being polished. The milled clasp is fantastic too although there are only 2 micro-adjustment holes, but it does give you that little adjustment you need so the bracelet fits snug. Resizing is a total ball-ache though, due to the pin & collar system, but once done it’s all good and very secure.
The chosen movement for the Titoni Cosmo is the Swiss ETA 2824, which is nearly 5mm thick and 25.6mm in diameter. It is self-winding, has 25 jewels and the oscillating weight spins up giving a 38 hour power reserve. The balance runs at 28,800vph (4Hz) and the movement is also hackable. Checking the accuracy after running the Cosmo for a couple of weeks, both on wrist as well as in my watch winder, I was very pleased with the results, with the Cosmo showing an average of just -1 seconds per day.
Dial, Bezel & Lume
As you can see in the images, the hour and minute hands are very nicely done with their rather fence post appearance. The seconds hand is nicely done, although maybe a lumed pip or lollipop would have been a good addition. The applied logo and printing on the dial are all done to a very high standard and there is just the perfect amount of detail without it looking messy or overly busy.
Titoni doesn’t state what type of lume they’ve used on the Cosmo, but I’m going to have a guess that it’s some mixture of Swiss Super Luminova®. The lume is actually very good for where they have applied it, but being the lume junkie that I am, I would have liked to have seen more, especially somewhere on the hour markers or even lumed dots behind the batons would have been great.
Titoni – A very nice dress watch with excellent build quality and a great overall design.