PEREN NERA ROGUE X
Peren which is owned and operated by Andy Bica-Popi from Transylvania. I was drawn to Peren for a couple of reasons mainly where they are from, but more so their production platform which you can find here: Peren Production. I really like the way how each step of the production process is outlined. Andy is also very responsive with his emails and answering any questions. Looking more into the company and the brand I chose to give them a shot with the Nera Rogue X.
Lug to Lug: 48.80mm
Case: Three tone 316L Stainless Steel, hand polished
Bezel: Black PVD, conical, knurling by hand
Functions: Rotating unidirectional 120 clicks
Crown: Screw-down, embossed logo
Movement: Swiss Automatic Sellita SW200, in-house regulated
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Crystal: Scratchproof Sapphire, 3 AR layer coating
Dial: Metal, embossed indexes, Date, Nera blue
Hands: Brass, white, diamond cut
Lume: BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova®, dial/hands/case
Strap: NATO Leather/Nylon, Steel bracelet, leather
Water resistance: 200m/660ft
Limited Edition: 300 pieces, individually numbered
Before even receiving the Peren from Andy I was emailed saying that my bracelet option would be delayed but the watch will still ship with a Nato which I wasn't really concerned about. My first impressions were quite positive and couldn't wait to dive in the finer details.
Looking up close at the text it was done really well, very clean and precise. The dial is absolutely clean from debris and and imperfections with great attention to detail.
The pure white diamond cut hands are cut well around the edges with some minor black spots towards the inside near the lume. The lume is layered well and sits comfortably within the hand.
The lume within the embossed hour markers is nicely done. One thing I noticed is that the white square markers around the lume aren't completely even with the cutouts when looking up close but not noticeable with the naked eye. The white square markers are really well done along with the minute markers.
The lumed triangle is crisp and the lacquered markers around the bezel are done nicely.
The black PVD bezel knurled by hand is really amazing and done just about perfectly. It feels solid when rotating with no back play and is easy to grip.
The screw-down crown is easy to grip and the winding is smooth and easily pulled out to the right positions.
The bead blasted case with drilled lugs is smooth and just feels right.
A very heavily worded and unique case back. I personally like it but would be very questionable if someone were to return this nicely done watch to Peren.
The BGW9 SuperLuminova on the hands is bright and looks great on the watch.
The Peren Nera Rogue X I think is great watch for $520-$600 depending on the strap option you choose. I like the simplicity of the dial, and the PVD knurled bezel all just fits the watch perfectly. I really cant say anything bad about the watch as the components mesh well and are finished nicely. It feels great on the wrist and although simple stands out in my eyes.