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Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz No. 1 Watch Review

Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz No. 1 Watch Review

The challenge of planning a contemporary dress watch isn’t lost on the perusers of aBlogtoWatch. The greater part of today’s best dress watches resemble those from at some point yesterday. All the more thus, the whole idea of what a dress watch should be is evolving. What was before a watch intended to be worn with a suit, is quickly changing to have different utilizations where “sport watches” aren’t consistently fitting. The test of making an advanced dress watch is compounded by the way that in the battle for adaptability, the game watch tends routinely win. Men commonly wear a plunge watch with a suit, yet once in a while a thin dress watch on a hike –in spite of the way that today’s dress watches are unmistakably more tough than a significant number of yesterday’s fundamental game watches. That’s a major set up for an audit of the Carl Suchy & Sohne Waltz No. 1 watch, however it is indeed an uncommon “Chopardian” (we like their L.U.C dress looks for comparative reasons) watch in that you don’t need a tie for it – yet it proposes a formal or exquisite attitude.

When aBlogtoWatch appeared the Carl Suchy & Sohne Waltz No. 1 watch here , I was enthused by the guarantee of the plan, yet saved last judgment for an in-person investigation. Subsequent to investigating this watch I can say that it is surely an effective plan and a magnificent contemporary watch for all dressy and marginally easygoing circumstances. However, the watch has a couple of little characteristics and a portion of the guaranteed components of the dispatch pictures didn’t make it to the eventual outcome, for example, the engraved casebacks.


I’m not completely sure who is behind Carl Suchy & Sohne today. With establishes in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the notable brand “took an inventive break” as indicated by the brand’s site in 1918. Around 100 years after the fact they are back. Same Austrian appeal, completely new proprietors! The brand is indeed still situated in Austria, regardless of whether the watches are Swiss Made. As per Carl Suchy & Sohne, the topic of today’s brand is to combine Viennese style with Swiss accuracy. Up until this point so good.

In great Austrian high-society structure, the brand’s first watch is wonderfully alluded to as its “first dance” or rather, Waltz Number One (Waltz No. 1). Let’s talk development first. For the cash this is a decent arrangement, and I like how the absolute most costly component in the watch is the mechanical development inside (noticeable through the sapphire precious stone caseback window). Carl Suchy & Sohne settled on a Swiss Vaucher type VMF 5401 programmed with a gold-plated miniature rotor. This is among the pleasant “volume” Swiss developments you can purchase with regards to plan and wrapping up. The moderately slight programmed development takes into account an adequately flimsy case size at simply 9.3mm thick. The development works at 4Hz with 50 hours of intensity reserve.

The steel case is 41.5mm wide (water-impervious to 30m), with by and large amazing extents. What I can undoubtedly say is that the Waltz No. 1 is both an expertly planned and created watch. It doesn’t endeavor to be the most awesome at anything, beside offering an important, contemporary dress watch insight at a value that isn’t vulgar (for watch authorities, that is). Plan astute the Waltz No. 1 is supposed to be roused by crafted by Austrian modeler and savant Adolf Loos. All the more accurately, the Waltz No. 1 is motivated by the exercises of Mr. Loos, not his real work.


Loos was an early backer of moderate design –or possibly moderate patterns. In spite of the fact that I don’t know whether that is the thing that Loos would have called it. He appeared to have it out for what he called “unnecessary ornamentation.” I accept he was frequently encircled by structures that were generally not especially valuable, yet rather slathered over with embellishment and ornamentation. I comprehend that Loos was considerably more intrigued by the utility and fascination of a building’s fundamental structure, comparable to the utilization and necessities of the space. Converted into an advanced dress watch, what does that mean?

I’ll state that while I truly like the craft of genuine moderation, I don’t like it when individuals mistake it for straightforwardness. Moderation doesn’t should be thick, yet when very much done it is definitely not straightforward (however mishaps happen) –simply like this watch. Carl Suchy & Sohne have endeavored to state a great deal with a couple of lines (figuratively talking), and they positively have. The Waltz 1 uses generally couple of lines to state very much a bit.

My main thing from the Waltz 1 plan is the means by which well it scores on what I call “full space integration.” There isn’t space in the plan that doesn’t appear to be utilized for something. In this way, while nothing is jumbled, all the “zones” in the plan stream together exquisitely. Talking about “flow,” the cases lines of the Waltz 1 unquestionably combine like running water, making an interestingly sexy, however manly (because of its size and extents) shape. Nods to its mechanical nature are inconspicuous, however present in territories, for example, the surface etching in the crown (which rapidly converges into a dark stone cabochon).

I would have cherished for the case to be titanium, yet here it is offered in steel. I have an inclination the brand will pick titanium for future cases, however this could without much of a stretch increment the cost since titanium doesn’t clean up this well without any problem. The Waltz 1 case is given two surface finishings to keep things intriguing. The bezel and upper carries (fit as a fiddle) are cleaned, while the remainder of the case is sandblasted –another nod to it being a machine, since that finish is most commonly connected with mechanical gear. The workmanship here is to take the state of a dress watch and afterward give it a mechanical feel.

You can tell that the greater part of the plan work (outside of the case) went into the dial and hands. I can’t envision the number of plan modifications the architect experienced to get this on the money. What truly functions admirably about the dial is that it is very complicated however apparently fundamental. The best stunt is the division of the dial, adding an unforeseen (yet adjusted) deviation. This stunt alone probably won’t have been enough in the event that it wasn’t for the “cut-out floor” style auxiliary seconds plate that pivots a segment of the dial parts as they mix with each other. This unquestionably gets a spot on the main 10 best non-utility seconds hands I’ve seen out there.


The next most amazing piece of the dial is the arrangement of slanted edges with following hour markers. The brand expected to truly ensure it got the dial plan right, or probably this part likely wouldn’t have looked pleasant. The hour markers are given their own visual profundity which helps the introduction look pleasant, and the hour markers and moment track are among the couple of nods to customary dress timepieces.

Consider the Waltz 1 additionally to be quite possibly the most neat watches out there with cleaned prepares hands on a silver dial. Carl Suchy & Sohne offers the Waltz No. 1 in other dial shadings, for example, dark, yet I would exhort you stay with a lighter-hued dial with these hands. The generally matte completing takes into account great decipherability at all points. It helps that the hands are appropriately measured, and that the marginally bended sapphire gem has great shape and respectable AR coating.

Not everybody loves the Carl Suchy & Sohne logo –which I concur can resemble that of a vainglorious (and private) bank. However, that may really be the place where the cash came from to restart the brand. The logo shows up again on the strap’s deployant catch. Another little complaint is the crossing point between the bezel and the precious stone, which is imperceptibly harsh, and feels like it should be a spot smoother to the touch.


I particularly like the way that the brand decided to go with a lash end that is bended to more readily sit directly close to the case. This is essential for the tight plan incorporation I was alluding to above. All things considered, this makes for one downside with the watch. The tie itself is dark cowhide and of an extremely high caliber with an inward and out layer and quality sewing. The 20mm lash width feels ideal also. I will say that the dark tie is fundamental in style, so that implies you should trade it out later. That is conceivable, however recollect that you need an uncommon bended tie. The Waltz No. 1 carries look incredible being so short, yet it additionally implies that ties should be fitted to work with this case.

Carl Suchy & Sohne has presented something unique with the Waltz No. 1. No, it isn’t the least expensive dress watch around, yet it has a ton of the correct components and the plan is of an extraordinary quality. Seemingly insignificant details like the nature of the hands and reconciliation of case parts can and will be smoothed. I truly like that I can discuss a moderate dress watch that isn’t in reality straightforward and exhausting. Genuine moderation should offer you a lot to discuss. So let me be banality and propose that one great dance merits another and I anticipate seeing where Carl Suchy & Sohne go straightaway. For the time being the Waltz No. 1 is an incredible choice in the event that you are searching for something that will go with a suit, yet additionally function admirably as formal wrist proclamation that matches with more easygoing closet things. Cost for the Carl Suchy & Sohne Waltz No. 1 watch is 8,500 CHFcarlsuchy.com

Necessary Data

>Brand: Carl Suchy & Sohne

>Model: Waltz No. 1 (common steel case and silver dial as tested)

>Price: 8,500 CHF

>Size: 41.5mm wide

>Would commentator actually wear it: Yes.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Design and design devotee searching for a contemporary dress watch to coordinate their lifestyle.

>Best normal for watch: Excellent utilization of moderate plan exercises to make a contemporary, formal watch that is both appealing and particular. Incredible auxiliary seconds circle design.

>Worst normal for watch: “Collector watch” valuing bodes well due to the creation family, however will keep the watch out of numerous generally willing hands (wrists). Logo isn’t to everyone’s taste. Hand quality upon extremely close assessment could be a touch more fresh. Tie is lovely yet uninspired –supplanting it very well may be a challenge.

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