Hands-On Review of the Neminus Adventador Bullhead Chronograph

Jul 4, 2021 | By Steven Peers

Quite a few brands at the moment are looking back to the 70’s for inspiration for new designs, and Neminus are no exception.  Neminus have been around for five years now, and their Spaceman got a great reception. Their new offering is the Matador range of Bullhead Chronographs. The inspiration is obvious,  when you look at 70’s Bullheads from the likes of Citizen, Seiko, Omega and Heuer. Neminus have released three designs, the Aventador with a 3D effect printed dial, the Gallardo which is black PVD with a radiant red dial and the Reventon again black PVD with a radiant black dial. All are manufactured in 316L Stainless Steel and are 300 meters water resistant.

I want to be clear from the outset, the Adventador I have been sent is a production prototype, so it does have a few niggles as can be expected, but Perry from Neminus assures me these will be sorted on the production models. The watch is presented in a faux leather and suede watch roll that will store three watches, I wish the branding was a bit of crisper print as it cheapens the look. Inside I was presented with the watch which feels good in the hand with a nice weight. All three are driven by a Seiko VK64 Mecha Quartz movement. They have a 44mm case with a matching 44mm lug to lug. The lug gap is 22mm giving you plenty of strap options. Speaking if the strap its a nice quality American Horween leather with contracting stitching,  and a metal engraved buckle.

 

The watch has two signed screw down crowns, the bottom being for the inner rotting bezel. The chronograph functions are engaged by the top left button being your start/stop and the right being reset. The bottom sub-dial is your 60 minutes, which has a nice bulls head sitting behind the hand, the top is your 24hour sub-dial. These all sit behind a 3mm sapphire crystal with five layers of anti-reflective coating. On the left case flank s the Helium escape valve, the right is engraved with “Matador de Torros” which is Spanish for bullfighter.  The lume is very nice which is BGWG Swiss Superluminova. I really like the case back on this one, its very nicely done.

The watch is currently on Kickstarter priced at $299 for your super early bid, then increasing to $329 then $359.  Overall its a nice watch, like I say there are a few niggles with this prototype but I am sure it will do well. You can find more information at: https://www.neminuslab.com

You can take advantage of the Kickstarter pricing here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neminus/neminus-matador-bullhead-chrono-300-what-an-unusual-diver?ref=backerkit_backer_account&utm_source=backerkit&utm_medium=ba_recommendations

 

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