It’s been a while since I shared some info on the Kruger, so in this post, I would like to share a bit about the final dial design, and a few tweaks we’ve made along the way.
So, for starters here is the line up!
We wanted to keep it simple and utilitarian for this model, with a focus on high contrast easy to read dials. As always with Draken, we’ll be maximising the lume! Almost every white area you see will either be X1-C3 lume, or BGW9. So for the reverse panda version, and panda and white dial versions, they will have fully luminous subdials and dials respectively. To keep the white as crisp as possible, BGW9 lume will be used in those areas.
We’ll also match the date wheel with the main dial colour as shown above. No lume on the date wheels this time I’m afraid.
Side profiles of the case are as follows:
It’s very similar to the Tugela case with the main difference being the introduction of the pushers, and the different grip on the bezel. The crystal and bezel will follow the same curved profile, but the crystal will be double-domed this time, for a larger distortion-free display. Overall case height is 14.2mm.
How did we achieve 200m water resistance without screw-down pushers? The pushers have a triple gasket setup to safeguard from any water getting in. In saying that, we probably will still recommend against pressing the pushers underwater.
One small design change to note is the introduction of the chamfered rehaut. We had to make the dial slightly smaller because there is a limit of the length of the chrono second hand with the VK63 movement. All the elements of the dial were brought in slightly so that the chrono second hand would line up with the minute track of the dial.
This actually makes it very similar to the Tugela which also has a chamfered rehaut. In the end, I quite liked that there was this similarity/continuity with design.
As for the bracelet, it will come stock on the 3 section link that we’ve used on our other models, but in titanium. We’ll have a play with a few other strap options when the protos come in. I have a feeling this will look killer on a dark brown leather strap, or a green canvas.
There is info to share on the case back design, but I think I’ll save that for another post 😉 Until next time!
Over and out!