It’s been a while since H2 Hub watch review duty beckoned, so it’s time to delve into what’s currently trending in the digisphere. At first glance, the latest addition to both the NFW and H2 Hub timepiece offerings sports a fashionably hip aesthetic. The brand in question – Cluse.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Cluse has gained a large following recently, with fans undoubtedly drawn by their nicely shot marketing collaterals, which are a little reminiscent of their Daniel Wellington counterpart. But does the actual product live up to the hype?
Disappointingly, the casing is not made of stainless steel, and the low-cost components don’t just end there. The strap looks pleasing to the eye, but when worn on the wrist, the unrefined texture gives away its inferior quality and craftsmanship.
The saving grace, if one could call it that, is a utilitarian standard Japanese movement, alongside mineral glass – a common choice for production cost savings. The resemblance to Daniel Wellington is also striking when viewing the dial, which makes me think that originality is not the watch’s strong suit.
On the whole, the looks do shine, but the timepiece lacks substance as a whole, which is what comes to mind when poring through a list of “famous” Singaporean influencers. Unless you’re looking for an inexpensive timepiece that flatters to deceive, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
With a $249 price tag, a buffet at The Line Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel might be more enticing.