It’s cricket season, folks, and watchmakers seem keen to take part in the World Cup festivities as well. RESERVOIR has gone a step ahead, adding cartoons to the mix. The brand has just introduced a watch — the dial depicts Popeye in a cricket stadium, holding a bat — that celebrates both cricket and the adventures of one of our favourite fictional cartoon characters, Popeye the Sailor Man. This charming horological mix is certainly set to win hearts, especially across India. Needless to say, this limited-edition timepiece has been unveiled just in time for the 2023 Men's Cricket World Cup.
In a nutshell, the RESERVOIR X POPEYE CRICKET watch (Ref : RSV04.PO/133.CR) embodies the essence of competition and camaraderie that cricket stands for. Apart from telling the time, the watch tells a story, celebrating special moments on and off the field. GMT India takes a closer look at the watch.
Popeye: A Beloved Comic Icon
Popeye has been one of the most iconic characters since his debut in the Thimble Theatre comic series in 1929. Known for his tough demeanour and love for spinach, Popeye has a fearless attitude, which resonates with the spirit of the RESERVOIR X POPEYE CRICKET watch.
It’s no secret that India has a long-standing love affair with cricket. Cricket fans support their teams through thick and thin while Popeye never backs down from a challenge. Combining the game of cricket with the art of comics, the RESERVOIR X POPEYE CRICKET watch is a testament to the brand’s bold pursuit of creativity, embodying Popeye's resilience and cricket fans’ resolute spirit.
Blending Aesthetics with Functionality
The RESERVOIR X POPEYE CRICKET watch has a 41.5 mm stainless steel brushed case. The dial depicts Popeye holding a bat in a cricket stadium while the red leather ball denotes 00 minutes. A round jumping hour window is placed at 6 o’clock position. The outer periphery marks the retrograde minute track. The bright white indices and Arabic numerals set against the colourful backdrop enhance legibility, adding a touch of contrast as well.
The watch is equipped with retrograde minute and jumping hour complications and is powered by Calibre RSV-240 Manufacture self-winding mechanical movement. The innovative automatic movement has been developed in collaboration with TELOS, a Swiss engine manufacturer. With its proprietary, patented, 113-piece module, this self-winding movement is exclusively designed for RESERVOIR watches. Offering a 56-hour power reserve, the new watch ensures uninterrupted performance on and off the field.
Only 100 pieces are available, making the RESERVOIR X POPEYE CRICKET watch a true-blue collector's item. Every piece is presented in a white wooden box with an image of The Popeye Family, representing the camaraderie and unity fostered by cricket.
The watch is perfect for wearers who have an adventurous streak in them. It exudes a sporty elegance with its leather strap. Water resistance is recorded at 5 ATM.