US brand La Touraine revamped their Legacy quartz model late November last year, and it’s on offer right now at just $99, although customers outside the USA need to add on some shipping costs. Here’s the word from La Touraine;
We pulled in the Legacy’s great fit and style but chose materials and parts that were from watches which cost a lot more to increase the value for our customers. We wanted to enhance the Legacy in ways that owners would notice the moment they unboxed it while also improving it in ways that only time magnifies.
To do this, we replaced the hardened mineral glass with a much more scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass. Optically balanced, this glass will withstand the harshest of scrapes without needing to worry. At the heart of the newest Legacy is the movement itself. After looking at offerings from Seiko and Miyota, we decided to go with a Swiss made Ronda 763 movement. This movement will keep time for years with it’s Swiss heritage of watchmaking behind it.
To house the finer crystal glass and Swiss accuracy, the lightweight zinc alloy case has been upgraded to a gunmetal 316L stainless steel. 316L Stainless Steel is better for high temperature use and more corrosion resistant, which helps with a watch that’s designed to get water on it. The improved water resistance is one piece of the new Legacy that was called out early in it’s design. Boasting a 5 ATM rating, the new Legacy can be used when swimming, in the shower or at the beach without worry.
Finally, the quick release equipped leather band is now made of genuine leather, featuring a brushed stainless steel buckle with the La Touraine name laser etched in.