The thing about writing for magazines is that you are often beholden to advertisers (not biting the hand that feeds you and what not); While Bell & Ross have developed rather beautiful case and dial designs, I find their price tags a tad un-acceptable for luxury timepieces with stock ETA movements.
Unveiled at Baselworld and building upon the innovation first developed in Timex’s engineering facility in Pforzheim Germany, this Intelligent Quartz T Flyback Chronograph carries all of the Bell & Ross look and swagger sans price tag and sadly, automatic movement. The Intelligent Quartz system is dubbed thusly because of its ability to accommodate up to three additional independent hands. The dial aesthetic of this Timex Chronograph (especially in the sand version) is so well laid out that the Bell & Ross comparison is inevitable.
The IQ fly-back chronograph comes equipped with the standard INDIGLO night-light of regular Timex watches and one ups it with a second time zone and date feature. Water resistant up to 100m, the Flyback chronograph is part of the top of the line Sports Luxury Series. Sports-inspired yet luxurious in a way that betrays its $165 price tag, the Timex Intelligent Quartz T Flyback Chronograph gets this Monsieur’s unequivocal vote for men looking to an affordable everyday watch.