January 31, 2023

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TACS AVL2 A Watch for Photographer

This is something cool for the photographer. TACS is a brand that focuses on a very important philosophy: design should be simple, minimalistic and pure. This traditional approach to watchmaking stems from the perfectionist ideals of TACS’ founder, Motegi San. His vision was to make timepieces that captured the essence of unique ideas, turning them into a thought-provoking designs that looked appealing while remaining functional. Recently, TACS is proud to unveil their newest timepiece, AVL2.

Being an established Japanese brand that creates lifestyle timepieces, TACS set out to design a watch that spoke to the photographers and videographers out there. By tapping into the rich history of vintage cameras, TACS was able to revitalize their design for AVL1 and create AVL2. This latest addition to the TACS family shows how their timepieces strive to tell a story while representing the lifestyles of their customers.

The TACS AVL2 we have comes with brown leather strap. The first impression is the watch looks like a camera lens. The design is really simple and yet beautiful.

By using depth, steps and layers, it really does appear that AVL2 is the perfect cross between timepiece and camera. A diamond-cut crown adds an additional nostalgic touch while the minute indicators give off the impression of a focus ring. The use of silver for the skeleton movement and the occasional hint of red help AVL2 stand out further.

From the side it the watch looks more like a camera lens when it shows the details on the side. The finishing and details are clean and impressive.

If you flip the watch, you can see how the inner watch mechanics work and the leather with the words TACS and the logo.

For your information, AVL2 comes equipped with many unique features.

Camera-inspired: The overall look of this watch has to be a feature just on its own. By combining the essentials of a timepiece with recognizable traits of a camera, this timepiece is the perfect balance of both. A great look for photography enthusiasts.

Etched Rotating Bezel: Look closely at any camera lens and it’s very likely that you will see etching describing the lens type and camera brand. Taking inspiration from this camera trait, AVL2 also has etching its rotating bezel to give off that essential camera vibe.

Focus on Each Minute: AVL2 has cleverly replaced traditional minute indicators with popular camera focal lengths as a special not to avid camera enthusiasts. Little touches like this make AVL2 truly stand out.

Beating Heart: A timepiece’s movement is often hidden, but AVL2 has opted to show off its inner workings. Set as the centerpiece of the watch face, the openheart movement is both beautiful and fascinating to behold.

Make your Watch Yours: Camera are often deeply personal items that mean a lot to each photographer. Thus, TACS has fixed a metal plate to the side of AVL2 where their customers can engrave their name or a special message for that personal touch.

Layered Design: A camera lens is made up of several layers and portrays depth. AVL2 recreates this effect by ensuring that the watch face design is also layered so that the same depth effect can be achieved.

Sapphire Crystal: TACS has opted to use high-quality sapphire crystal for the glass of both the front and back of its timepiece. The front glass also features antireflective coating so that viewing angles are suitable even in bright sunlight.

 Diamond-cut Crown: AVL2 features a screw-down crown with a diamond-cut pattern on it. This is not only nice to the touch and pleasing to the eye, but also gives off a quintessentially camera-related vibe.

 Water Resistance: AVL2 is water resistant to 10ATM for extra durability and usability. Given that cameras travel the world with their owners and brave tough conditions, AVL2 has been designed to do just the same.

Straps: Made with quality HORWEEN calf leather and quick release straps, AVL2 ensures that comfort remains a top priority.

If you are looking for a watch for most occasions, TACS AVL2 is ideal for you. The design and colour is easily match for business and leisure. The beautiful brown leather strap makes it easy to match with jeans or slacks and this is not just limit for just men. This is a unisex watch.

TACS AVL2 and other models are available at Red Army Watches outlets – 1Utama Shopping Centre, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Gurney Plaza and Sevenfriday Space (Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place). It is also available online at their official website at www.redarmywatches.com.my 

TACS AVL2 is definitely a watch for photographer!

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