Company: Erroyl Watch Company
About ERROYL from their website:
ERROYL is a Canberra, Australia based watch company that launched in 2014. ERROYL is focused on producing affordable luxury automatic watches designed for elegance and crafted with precision. Often the term affordable luxury is overused in this day and age but this is a term that perfectly suits ERROYL. Commitment and attention to detail is at the heart of everything ERROYL does from the detailed design stage, production, quality control and packaging. Focused predominately on mechanical dress watches, ERROYL are dedicated to offering automatic watches of the highest quality that imbue elegance, respect and longevity. This is evident in the attention to detail and finishing of their Heritage and Regent Collections which have been sold to people in over 50 countries around the world.
- COLLECTION: HERITAGE COLLECTION
- MOVEMENT: Japan Miyota Cal. 9015 Automatic and Hand Wound Movement with Date Complication
- POWER RESERVE: Approximately 42 hours (manufacturer’s specifications)
- CASE: 316L Stainless Steel (surgical grade)
- CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
- CASE THICKNESS: 10mm
- CASE COLOUR: Stainless Steel
- CASE BACK: Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Case Back
- LUG WIDTH: 20mm
- LUG TO LUG WIDTH: 46mm
- CRYSTAL: Flat Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective Coating (underside)
- DIAL: White or Black (Sunday effect), Applied Indices with a Concentric Circular Guillouche Design
- HANDS: Faceted Dauphine Hands
- STRAP: Black Premium Alligator Pattern Leather Strap (20mm at lugs tapering to 18mm at buckle)
- BUCKLE: Stainless Steel Butterfly Clasp (deployment buckle)
- WATER RESISTANCE: 5ATM (50m)
- WEIGHT: 63 grams
- PACKAGING: Luxury Leather Presentation Box
- WARRANTY: Two Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
The Heritage watch comes in a series of nice, simple black boxes. The outer box is made of reinforced textured cardboard that has the ERROYL name and logo on the lid printed in silver. The inner box is a leather like material that is stamped with the ERROYL name and logo. On the inside of the box is lined with a tan seude like material. It is very soft. There is a sleeve that holds the warranty card and the sleeve has the ERROYL name and logo printed in black. Also included with the packaging is a lint-free polishing cloth, warranty card, certificate of authenticity, and the operating manual. It is a very nice set up.
The 40mm case is made of 316L stainless steel (surgical grade) with a polished finish and sapphire crystal. The case stays true to the dress styling by keeping a thin, low profile. A detail that works well in dress apparel because it can easily slide under the cuff of a button down shirt.
The front crystal sapphire is coated on the inside with anti-reflective. The case back is an exhibition style with a sapphire window to allow you to view the automatic movement inside. Both crystals are clear as can be and really allow you to view the dial and the movement with ease. The case is held in place with 6 flathead screws something that I like. I like it because it gives the case back additional detail. Over the years exhibition case backs have lost their appeal personally. The addition of these screws give the case back a detail I can appreciate and truly dig.
The signed crown is one of my personal favorite details on the heritage. I am an absolute sucker for signed crowns and ERROYL did not disappoint me here. The crown is signed with the ERROYL logo. What I like about what ERROYL did is that it’s an actual engraved logo rather than a laser etching. From my personal experience laser etched crowns eventually rub off over time.
The crown is a push/pull function. When the crown is pushed in fully, it functions as a manual way to wind the watch. Pulling the crown out to the first click/stop allows you to set the date my rotating the crown. To set the time pull the crown all the way out. The crown is easy to grip thanks to the machined gear edges. I would have liked a slightly bigger crown here for an increased ease of operation.
The slightly curved lugs are absolutely beautiful. They are are long, but not too long and the polished finishing along with the angles really make the case pop.
Simplistic beauty! The dial is where this watch really shines. Erroyl executed this dial with absolute precision. The white dial is textured with small concentric circles done through technique of guiloche. The textured dial, with the applied markers adds depth to this simple dial.
There are Roman numeral hour markers at XII, III, VI, and IX. The Roman numerals are applied to the dial not painted on the dial. The accompanying hour markers are applied to the dial as well. All of the markers are polished which light catches them it is very beautiful.
There is a small date window at the III marker. I appreciate the fact that Erroyl did not eliminate an hour marker to include the date window. The date wheel is white with black printed numbers which make it very easy to read when the watch it is on the wrist.
The dial has some black printed text on it as well. Under the XII marker is the Erroyl crest logo and Erroyl name. Above the VI marker is printed AUTOMATIC. The printing is done in a fine black print that keeps the dial simple and does not overwhelm the dial. This is a dress style watch so there is no need for over the top text on the dial.
The dauphine hands on the watch are stunning. The hour and minute hands have spear head shape that have a beautiful center crease that adds an angled down effect on either side of the crease. The hands both come to sharp points, a detail that makes these hands stand out in a great way. I like how long all the hands are on the heritage, often hands are either too narrow or too short, but that is not the case on the heritage. The seconds hand is a long needle like hand that extends to the printed seconds markers. There is no lume on the dial which absolutely makes sense in the style that Erroyl was going for here.
The strap is top notch on the Heritage watch. It is a genuine leather strap with a butterfly style deployment buckle. The black leather with alligator grain texturing is a perfect addition to the overall dress style Erroyl is trying to achieve with the Heritage watch. The strap is padded well but not to much so it retains the low profile. The stitching is executed with the precision of a custom strap maker.
The deployment buckle functions flawlessly. One detail that takes this buckle a step beyond is the engraved ERROYL shield logo. I personally prefer this style of buckle because it helps preserve the life of the strap by reducing the amount of bending and creasing as you would with a tang style buckle.
The wrist side of the strap is stamped the ERROYL name & logo and the model name E30 HERITAGE. Deep stamping works well because it won’t fade as easily as light surface stamping.
Ticking away inside of the HERITAGE watch is a Miyota 9015 Japanese movement. This movement has an accuracy of -10~30 seconds/day. Coming in at about 42 hours power reserve when full wound either via the crown or from the rotor in the automatic movement. This is a reliable movement that comes from Citizen. The rotor of the movement has the ERROYL name & logo printed on it. A nice little touch of detail to dress up the otherwise standard movement.
WRIST SHOTS 7 1/2″:
The ERROYL HERITAGE is a nice little dress watch. I often get caught up personally in a particular style of watch, that can end up making me miss great watches like the HERITAGE. This watch can easily be worn to the office or on a date night. You can even dress it down for weekend wear by throwing on a NATO style nylon strap. The watch is very comfortable on the wrist from all aspects, size, weight, and case design.
There are a lot of little details that put the HERITAGE up a few marks in my book, for example the engraved ERROYL shield logo on the buckle, the applied hour markers, the strap & buckle, the signed crown. ERROYL really stepped things up with these little details.
I have to mention due to my unique style of reviewing watches that during the time of putting the HERITGE under the microscope, ERROYL has come out with an updated model. The main changes to the updated version are as follows:
-Premium leather strap
-the printing of the word Automatic and ERROYL logo is now embossed.
-removal of the III and IX from the dial
-Addition of the option to purchase the HERITAGE White with a brown strap.
I want to personally thank ERROYL for the honor and opportunity to review the HERITAGE watch.
Thank you for reading!