Kentex S526M

Specialized in niche watches, Kentex produced a limited series of 100 highly antimagnetic watches bearing an amusingly strong resemblance to the Girard-Perregaux Laureato.

For more information about antimagnetism in watchmaking, read our article on the topic.

The S526M uses titanium which, as a non-ferrous metal, is already amagnetic and doesn’t interfere with the Faraday Cage shielding of 64,000 A/m. With screw-down crown and back, it houses the ubiquitous Swiss ETA 2824-2 and the hands and indexes feature self-luminous tritium vials. The dial bears the marking “Swiss Automatic” because the watch were not assembled in Switzerland. Still, the retail price of 480€ in Japan helped sell the 100 pieces like hot cakes.

For more information about self-luminous tritium vials, read our article on the topic.

The case uses the Faraday Cage construction.

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  1. Wonderful Taro says:

    I’m glad to see that some notice has been taken of Kentex, one of the very few small brands that manage to exist in Japan. If one has confidence in Miyota movements (and why not?) it is perhaps the only micro brand where you can get a “Made in Japan”watch. They make and assemble all of their watches in Japan, use Japanese components where possible and use Miyota movements. Prices are quite reasonable and the watches are well made,

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