Hands-On Review - Garrick S4

Hands-On Review - Garrick S4

The Garrick S4 Engine Turned Salmon Dial has finally made its way to my wrist after waiting for a number of months, I was able to get hands-on with the watch and have been wearing it for several days now. The wait was definitely worth it as the Garrick S4 justified my patience.

The British brand offers the S4 model with a frosted dial or an engine-turned dial, but I chose the engine turned salmon dial for my evaluation. The thought of a watch equipped with a genuine guilloché dial for less than £6000 was amazing. The genuine guilloché dial is produced using a rose-engine lathe, which is a 100-year-old machine that is no longer made and considered very precious by those who possess it.

The Garrick S4 engine turned salmon dial features thermally-blued Maritime hour and minute hands and roman numerals on a Breguet-style hour track. The central dial area has one guilloché pattern and the small seconds display at 6 o'clock has a different motif. An applied cartouche below noon adds to the classical appearance of the watch.

The watch is available in stainless steel or gold and measures 42mm in diameter. Garrick uses 904L stainless steel, which is a superior grade of metal that delivers a better gleam and scratch-resistance than the commonly used 316L. The bezel is highly polished, while the remaining parts of the case have both polished and satin-finished surfaces. The onion-type crown is easy to manipulate and does not cause any skin irritation or inhibit wrist movement. A large sapphire crystal on the rear of the case provides views of the hand-wound movement.

Overall, the Garrick S4 engine turned salmon dial is a beautifully designed and well-executed watch that offers a genuine guilloché dial at an affordable price. The attention to detail, combined with the high-quality materials and movements, make this a watch worth considering for anyone looking for a classical timepiece with a touch of luxury.

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