ew enthusiasts and photography veterans alike need to understand the settings required for a well-exposed image. Horage’s new Lensman 2 Exposure is a timepiece that reignites the fascination with light in photography, breaking down barriers and simplifying the process of calculating a scene’s exposure.
The Lensman 2 Exposure’s bidirectional rotating bezel functions as an exposure calculator, ranging from ISO (film speed) 25 to 12,800 with aperture (f-stop) settings from f/1.4 to F/22. Both figures are highly visible for quick reference, while the lighting conditions (represented by icons) and shutter speed are engraved on an inner dial ring.
- The dark theme of the Lensman 1, which paid tribute to professional cameras that were often blacked out, continues with the Lensman 2 in black, albeit with two lighter dial colour options. Bright silver is reserved for the Brian Griffin special edition, while the standard models are available in either yellow or black. The dials are technically stunning, but the real show-stopper is the bezel that doubles as an exposure calculator.
The optimal shutter speeds and f-stops are revealed by aligning the ISO markings on the bezel with current lighting conditions, helping the user calculate the optimal shutter speed and aperture for the camera’s exposure. The watch offers both form and function, providing an old-school, reliable way to ensure proper exposure for film and manual digital cameras.
The Lensman 2 Exposure combines functions with the movement in a first-of-its-kind design. The watch features a bidirectional exposure calculator bezel and 24-hour GMT functionality powered by Horage’s K2 micro-rotor movement, redefining what a true modern-day tool watch can be, both visually and functionally.
Price range: CHF 5,900-6,900