Friday, May 24, 2013

The Pilot 42H Bronze from ARCHIMEDE

This just in from ARCHIMEDE -

Courtesy of ARCHIMEDE
ARCHIMEDE offers the Pilot 42 H with a case made of Bronze. Bronze is mankind’s oldest alloy. The first objects made of bronze originate from the middle of the 4th millennium BC. From then on it has been possible to design and make parts, ornaments and tools from bronze, making them harder, more durable and better than before.

The surface of bronze oxidizes and forms a natural ‘patina’ of copper oxide. This superficial layer of oxide then protects the underlying metal from further corrosion. It is especially resistant to sea water corrosion. Bronze is also not magnetic, has a high melting point near 1000 °C (~ 1800 °F). It is less brittle and about 10% heavier than steel and is more expensive. It is often used in architecture, outdoor statues and of course in the industry e.g. for coins, blades, marine fittings and ship turbines..

The ARCHIMEDE Bronze case, made by Ickler, uses the Bronze alloy CuSn8, consisting of 92% copper and 8% tin. The crown is made of Bronze too and the case back is made of stainless steel 316L. The case has the Ickler logo in between the lugs at 6 o'clock and the word “BRONZE” engraved on the other side. The surface is natural and has no treatment from the factory and will develop the characteristic bronze vintage patina over time.

The new 3-piece, brushed bronze case with sapphire crystal on top is water resistant to 50m. The renowned automatic movement Eta 2824 is visible through the display case back. The clean, luminous dial with no date and no logo will please many discerning buyers by maintaining the link with historic designs.

Blue hands with a large luminous surface contrast pleasantly with the classic, sterile pilot dial. The leather strap with a single bronze rivet is offered in black, light brown and dark brown. The buckle is also made of Bronze.

The price for the Pilot 42H Bronze is Eur 610 and is available direct

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