Neminus Earth Dweller
If you’re looking for an eye catching, functional and rugged work of art to wear on your wrist, then buckle up because this watch is for you.
The Earth Dweller is one of three versions in the Spaceman series. The Mars Traveler, The Moon Explorer and this model titled the Earth Dweller. Each one paying tribute to and showcasing their respective celestial body.
Neminus should be taking preorders late March, the exact price isn’t finalized, however I can guess that it will be around the $550 USD mark plus or minus a few. I can certainly tell you that even if it ends up being on the “plus” end of the spectrum the value here is astonishing. Let’s take a look at what you will be getting.
– Diameter : 44mm
– Lugs : 22mm
– Lugs to Lugs : 52mm
– Thickness : 16mm
– Weight : 145g
– Movement : Swiss Sellita SW200-1
– Casing & Bezel : Surgical Grade 316L Stainless Steel
– Coating : Diamond-Like Carbon DLC
– Indexes & Hands : BGW9 Superluminova Paint
– Top Glass : Sapphire Crystal with 3 Layers of Anti-Reflective Coating
– Back Glass : Sapphire Crystal
– Water Resistant : 300m WR
– Crown : Screw Down
– Bezel : 120 Anti-Clockwise Rotation Click
– 12 o’clock Main Dot : BGW9 Superluminova Paint
– 3D Printed Planetary Elements (Earth, Moon and Mars) Encased with Metallic Rim
– Textured & Radiant Starburst Dial
– Multiple Rim Bezel with Indicative Markers
– 5mm Thick Sapphire Crystal Top Glass Coated with 3 Layers of Anti-Reflective Coating
– Functional HEV Valve
– Cased Model Name Plates
– Diamond-Like-Carbon DLC Casing & Bezel, not PVD Plating
– Red Minute Hand & Crescent Second Hand
– Sloped & Shiny Indexes Sandwiched with BGW9 Superluminova Paint
– Metallic Date Casing
– Spherical Cupola Back-Case with Galaxy View
– Premium ISO Certified Rubber Strap
I’ve been wearing this watch for almost two weeks and when it arrived, Perry from Neminus instructed me to really put this watch through the paces, and not to treat it gently. Great! That sounds like a watch I can get down with. If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you’ll know I love a tough tool watch. If your new to my blog, well I love tough tool watches. This one fits the bill perfectly. But here’s what I really like. It stands out! While being manly and tough, it’s also strikingly beautiful at the same time. There have been a lot of details and well thought out touches put into the making of this piece. I’m going to start with the less obvious. The name plaque on the side at 9 o’clock is subtle yet striking. The helium release valve at 10 o’clock reminds you of what it’s capable of. The drilled angled lugs have a bevel in it just because it’s a nice aesthetic touch. The finish on the case is brushed and does a good job of dodging scratches.
The embossed Crown sits proudly at 3 o’clock and is shaped like the cone of a jet engine. It’s doesn’t have crown guards and is easy to grip and turn. The Swiss Sellita SW200 movement at the other end of the crown stem winds smooth as butter and is tucked securely away behind a stunning case back that looks like you’re staring out a porthole of the international space station into deep space. This engine purrs at 28000 VPM orbiting the sweeping the second hand smoothly across the dial.
Now on to the dial, which is absolutely spectacular. Neminus has coined the dial a “Textured & Radiant Starburst Dial” which is sort of a fluted sunburst. It reflects and plays with the light nicely. The applied indices are well done and are filled with cool blue BGW9 superluminova.
The date at 3 o’clock peeks through a stainless steel frame and is almost necessary because it adds balance to the right side of the watch. The hands are bold and unique and crammed full of lume. The second hand is long enough to kiss the second markers and is balanced at the other end by a crescent moon. Nice touch. The logo and name are tastefully displayed under 12 o’clock and after mentioning the red Swiss made at 6 as well as the 300meter depth rating, that brings us to the planet Earth! The star of the show. It really makes me look repeatedly down at my wrist without ever actually noting what time it is. The whole effect comes together as breathtaking. Great job Neminus! This is such a unique and eye catching watch. The 120 click sawtooth bezel frames the whole package and definitely reminds you that this watch is functional with gloves on, whether scuba diving under the sea or hiking at the peak of a mountain. I’ve been taking it on the latter.
Now here’s the thing that was achieved with this watch, and I’m not sure if it was intended or not. It’s an inspiration to wear. I look at my wrist and I see where I live, my planet. My children’s planet. It’s a reminder that wherever we live on this globe we are lucky to have it, and should rejoice in it, care for it and not take it for granted. So Perry and whom ever else helped create this watch at Neminus, congratulations. This is a very well done piece, and thank you for letting me spend some time with it. Sending it back is going to be a hard thing to do! To the readers, if this is a style that has caught your eye, just do it. Pull the trigger! You will not be disappointed in this piece. No matter which angle you gaze at it from, I promise it will captivate your attention.