Monday, June 9, 2014

The Value of Independence

In principle, this is a post about a specific watch - the Angular Momentum LOTOS.  It is the latest offering from Martin Pauli of Angular Momentum/Manu Propria.  But this watch underscores the value and importance of swimming against the mainstream.

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The case parts are made of, wait for it… IRON!

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Here are the details, straight from Bern -

After rusting process the iron has been cleaned by etching and PVD plated to achieve the look of ancient rust sealed iron.

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Sapphire crystal. Polished brass hour indexes. The stem of a peony functions at the hour hand rendered in "takamaki-e" high relief urushi lacquer. 

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There is only an hour hand that lets you estimate the time. 

A historical hand-winding Fontainemelon caliber FHF 96 movement . 
Case diameter 43.00 mm. The leather strap is lacquered with black urushi.

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