Fleur De Lis is a relatively new watch company based in Australia. They have one model I have for review which is currently in stock dubbed the AL-01 which has a price of $435 AUD, and takes slight hints from watches such as the Patek Nautilus and AP ROYAL OAK. The second Automatic Moonphase model is quite a stunning piece and original in design which will be released in the coming months.
The AL-02 is crafted of solid 316L steel and is entirely brushed, feauturing a diameter of about 42MM across. The watch is certainly well cut and crafted and feels like it should cost a lot more than it actually does in my
opinion. Some nice features are the drilled lug
holes, and large crown guards. The caseback is rather solid and features a unique design which is quite subtle, but still noticeable. The case itself feels like it should be rated deeper than 50M, but that is what is stated from FDL on their website. This allows the end user to get the watch wet a bit, but not a piece id take for a dip in the pool if you know what I mean. Overall, I am
happy with the case cut and finish, and do not really see any errors here.
The dial itself appears to be a deep grey color and features horizontal elevated planks across. The markers themselves are lumed with superluminova which glows green in color, and is not that bad. A nice detail if you look real close is the printed text at 1:00 “No Guts No Glory”, not really sure what that means - but it sounds cool! Everything is very symmetrical which I do like and I think that is how a no nonsense dateless watch should look. Hovering over the dial is a nice piece of genuine sapphire crystal which really does not give off much glare, and is certainly legible when out and about.
If you did not notice already the words “Swiss Heart” below 6:00, this watch IS powered by a trusted and reliable Swiss Quartz no date Ronda movement. These are pretty much the go to movements in higher end time
only Swiss models, and for good reason. They are extremely accurate, have a 3-4 year battery life, and tough as nails.
The embossed genuine leather brown band is integrated into the lugs, just as a Nautilus is. It has a decent butterfly deployant which made it really easy to adjust the strap straight out of the box by gliding it into position. However, one must realize this pretty much is your only strap option considering these are custom fitted for this specific model. I can predict they will be releasing different bands in the future as this is a usual request from watch brands that use this method - such as Oris and Patek Philippe. Overall, it is comfortable and gets the job done.