Ikepod, synonymous with design excellence, has long upheld its commitment to combining style with functionality. The Chronopod, like its sibling, the Duopod, is powered by reliable Japanese quartz movements, allowing the brand to prioritize aesthetics without compromising precision.
The Ikepod Chronopod maintains the same 44mm width as the Hemipode, but its integrated lugs give it the appearance of a sleek 41mm watch on the wrist. Equipped with a Miyota JS 25 quartz movement, the Chronopod boasts 60-second and 30-minute chronograph counters, all without a running second hand. This design choice aligns with Ikepod’s pursuit of a cleaner, more streamlined look that reflects its distinctive style.
Ikepod has embraced the trend towards more “wearable” and versatile case sizes, and the Chronopod embodies this shift. The iconic UFO-shaped logo adorns the dial, while the crown features the “exotic quail” emblem from past Hemipodes. The case is crafted from 316L steel with brushed finishes, preserving the original designs that have become synonymous with Ikepod. The collection has seven variations featuring white, blue, black, gold, or silver dials.
The brand continues to offer integrated straps, staying loyal to the same Swiss-made straps found on the original Ikepod watches, now complemented by a pin buckle for added convenience. Integrated lugs remain a hallmark of Ikepod’s design, allowing wearers to choose between vintage Swiss-made straps or the new silicone ones with a pin buckle.
One notable change in the top assembly of the case has been introduced, optimizing servicing efficiency without compromising the iconic elliptical case design.
For Ikepod, delivering value for money is paramount, and the brand prioritizes quality components for the hands, dial, case, and materials like the silicone strap. The Chronopod exemplifies Ikepod’s dedication to delivering a harmonious fusion of design and functionality in the realm where style meets precision.