The still newly relaunched Waltham watch brand recently released their second major model family with the Waltham AeroNaval AN-01 43mm collection. Smaller and lower-priced than the brand’s beefier 47mm-wide AeroNaval collection (aBlogtoWatch review here), the Waltham AeroNaval AN-01 43mm also comes in a range of colors that offers a personality-rich and masculine answer to those looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary but still interesting and maturely designed.
While certainly not cheap, the debut watches of today’s Waltham brand had a distinct coolness, mixing video-game era futuristic looks with a refined European design and high-quality materials that prevented them from looking like well-made movie props. At about 3mm smaller than their larger, slightly more complicated relatives, the Waltham AeroNaval AN-01 43mm models do tend to wear better on more wrists. The cases haven’t just been reduced from the roughly 47mm-wide AeroNaval collection, but are also redesigned with a new shape all around. You’ll notice a prominent 12-sided outer bezel and an overall design clearly meant to emphasize strong angles and hard lines.
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