Tuesday, December 2, 2014

45 Years in the Making - the Islandus 45 Year Anniversary Edition

From JS Watch Company Reykjavik -

Courtesy of JS Watch Reykjavik
45 years is a long time. For some of us, nearly a lifetime! It was 45 years ago that Gilbert O. Gudjonsson first started out as a watch maker, and to celebrate JS Watch Company is releasing the Islandus 45 Year Anniversary Edition.
Courtesy of JS Watch Reykjavik
A beautiful silver dial is Guilloched by hand.  Hours, minutes and seconds via a sub second had at 6 o'clock.  A wonderful decorated "Unitas" hand would movement is under the hood.  Here are the details straight from the source -


  • Swiss Made Mechanical movement with custom upgrades.
  • Manual winding.
  • 17 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Gold plated finish.
  • Custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge with Côtes de Genève stripes and unique engraving decoration.
  • Swan neck regulator. 
  • Glycudur screw balance.
  • Perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated balance bridge, sun polished wheels.
  • Incabloc anti-shock protection and Nivarox hairspring.

  • Material: Surgical grade German Stainless Steel "316L".
  • Diameter: 44mm, height 11.5mm.
  • Surface finish: Highly polished.
  • Curved Sapphire Crystal with multi anti reflective coating on the inside.
  • See-through Sapphire Crystal back.
  • Water-resistance: 50 meters.
  • Lug with: 22mm.
  • Hand engraved individual numbers
  • Solid Sterling Silver dial.
  • Antique Gold finish.
  • Golden Roman numerals.
  • Guilloched by hand with an extremely precise intricate design.
  • Flame blued Breguet style hands.
  • Handmade 22mm Ostrich, Ostrich leg or Genuine Alligator with JS Watch co. Reykjavik buckle or optional deployment clasp.
  • Steel bracelet also available.

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