The Horage Lensman 2 doubles down on the vintage camera inspiration The Horage Lensman 2 doubles down on the vintage camera inspiration

The Horage Lensman 2 doubles down on the vintage camera inspiration

Fergus Nash

Despite the obvious links to a passion for photography, it seems as though the chief mission for Horage is to redefine the meaning of ‘tool watch’. With cameras taking the bulk of the design inspiration, the photography links are merely an outlet for that proof of concept. Creating a beautiful, high-end watch can still be counted as a tool watch as long as it has some proper utility, and the Horage Lensman delivers. With three variations of the new Horage Lensman 2 and a second run of the first generation in the Lensman 1.1, lovers of cameras and watches are spoiled for choice.

The Horage Lensman 2 Exposure retains the design inspiration from cameras and takes things even further. Now in a square case made from titanium and aluminium, it also travels in a much sportier direction. The lightweight materials are well-suited for activity and outdoor photography, while the 39mm width and 45.8mm lug-to-lug length are great gender-neutral dimensions. The dial remains legible and stylish, even though a huge amount of space is taken up by the new Exposure bezel. For the first time ever, Horage has integrated an exposure calculator into a wristwatch bezel by using simple slide rule techniques. By lining up your ISO with your lighting situation, the ideal f-stop for each shutter speed is displayed on the opposite side.

The Horage Lensman 2 is available with either a yellow or a black dial in the standard edition, but there’s also a silver option as a special edition in honour of famous photographer Brian Griffin. With work visible in heaps of famous album covers and throughout other popular media, he was even British Guardian’s “Photographer of the Decade” in the 1980s. For more information, be sure to check out our video above.

Horage Lensman 2 pricing and availability:

Pre-orders for the Horage Lensman 2 open between June 6th and 9th. It’s worth keeping in mind that the full retail prices will each increase by 500 CHF when they’re released in November 2023. Price: CHF 5,450 (Lensman 2), CHF 6,450 (Lensman 2 Brian Griffin)

Brand Horage
Model Lensman 2
Case Dimensions 39mm (D) x 45.8mm (L2L)
Case Material Grade 5 titanium and anodised aluminium
Water Resistance 50 metres
Crystal(s) Domed sapphire with five layers of AR coating
Dial White
Lug Width 20mm
Strap Black cordura
Movement Horage K2, micro-rotor, silicon escapement
Power Reserve 72 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT
Availability Pre-orders from 6th of June, full release November 2023
Price CHF 5,450 (Lensman 2)
CHF 6,450 (Lensman 2 Brian Griffin)
Prices to increase CHF 500 upon full release