Opening and unboxing the Emporio Armani Sportivo Quartz AR2457 is clearly designed to give the impression of quality and exclusivity. Padded boxes, dark colours, and the Emporio Armani logo all build anticipation as one progresses through the layers of packaging to finally reveal the actual AR2457 in its flesh.
The sword hands and baton markers are finished in reflective chrome, which makes for easy reading against the classic blue background. Alas, this is only the case in lit environments, with not even a hint of luminosity being found on the face. As a fashion watch, perhaps the lume’s green colour was omitted as it doesn’t complement the black face?
This window is fairly clear, although not particularly resistant to reflections. My opinion is that it’s got an anti-reflective coating on one side, whereas some will feature it on both for enhanced clarity. My opinion, rather than fact, because details on this and the movement are scarce. Internally, this is powered by a Japanese Quartz unit, keeping fairly average time for a quartz watch at this price point. Features include a date window, battery life has been raised as an issue by some, but should be a straightforward replacement as with most quartz watches.
Back out to the exterior, the Armani’s 22mm strap is next on the agenda. It comes with a resizable bracelet, with an invisible “double locking” deployment to create a completely seamless and contemporary profile without any visible buckle or clasp.
To live with, it’s certainly a useable watch in day-to-day life and does grab attention. I didn’t take the pictures in the most inspiring of light, but still the variety of finishes on the face caught the light handsomely.
This watch’s weight is appealing to me. Weighty enough to have presence, but not enough to make it a chore to wear. There are no sharp edges to catch you throughout the day, and being Quartz there’s no need to worry about winding or moving.
Overall, the classic black Emporio Armani Sportivo Quartz AR2457 is an attractive watch that can be comfortably worn as a daily. The strong stainless steel construction and 50m water resistance lends this Armani watch to be worn everywhere, from restaurants to the gym. Emporio Armani Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch offer one of the most popular affordable watch brands and it’s interesting to look into why. In my eyes, people just love the Armani brand, and that’s ok. Do you want an Armani watch because you want a watch with the Armani brand on it, or do you want something that offers great value for money?
Bottom line: This classic timepiece for men, part of Emporio Armani Mens Watches reflects prestige, quality and precision in perfect harmony. This timepiece is accented with a round, stainless steel case. The true reflection of when expert craftsmanship and modern technology come together.
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