The Geckota E-01 Gen 2 Is Here…
From Sports to ExplorationAfter the success of the Geckota E-01 Sports Watch, we’re pleased to announce that a new edition is now available - the E-01 Generation 2 Explorer Watch.
History of the E-01 Sports WatchThe first E-01 watch was released back in Autumn 2018, becoming the first line of sports watches to be added to the Geckota collection. Inspired by the space age design language of the Geckota G-01, the E-01 featured a new case not seen in any previous Geckota designs, and additionally came in a classic size of 36.5mm - Geckota’s smallest watch at the time.
The E-01 Sports EvolutionAfter a few design tweaks, a new addition to the E-01 Sports Watch collection arrived early 2020 - the green dial. Alongside its dial colour, the green E-01 slightly differs from the blue and black dial with a brushed bezel, and is fitted to a complimentary fully brushed Classic Warrington to match. click here! However, leaving the Swiss name behind has a silver lining for the E-01. Not only does the Miyota 9015 maintain its quality and accuracy, but it has a stronger power reserve, making the E-01 collection a flag-ship member of the Geckota family.
Miyota 9015 Movement - Image Credit: Geckota
Introducing Generation 2Following the success of the Sports Watch, development of the E-01 Generation 2 was put into motion. Maintaining it’s sporty style, this version incorporates design details of legendary ‘Skin Diver’ watches of the 60s.
Signature Geckota Case and BezelSpace Age design language is seen throughout the watch, from dial to case. Using sharp lines and a distinctive shape, the solid 316L stainless steel case stands at a versatile size of 36mm, with the bezel coming in at 37mm. Elongated lugs heighten its versatility, coming in at 44.5mm lug to lug, taking advantage of popular proportions suited to a range of wrist sizes. The majority of the case is brushed, accompanied by slender polished details. Its case thickness sits at a comfortable 11.95mm. A screw in crown safeguards the E-01, which assists its capability of being water resistant to up to 100m.
Meticulous Dial DetailsWith a refined stamped grained dial, available in three colours; blue, brown or black, the E-01 Gen 2 dial is complimented with vintage lume. The case's brushed and polished finishing is also seen in the smaller details of the markers and signature Geckota hands.
GlassThe Gen 2 features a curved edge, double domed sapphire crystal, again reflecting its ‘Skin Diver’ inspiration and space age roots.
MovementDriving the core of the watch is the 24 jewels Miyota 9039 automatic, self winding movement. With a power reserve of 42+ hours and 28,800vph, this Japanese movement was chosen to provide quality and accuracy whilst securing its affordable price.
Miyota 9039 Movement - Image Credit: GeckotaCovering the movement, the caseback features finer characteristics of an anchor with entwined water snakes, further adding to its detailed design and finishing.