Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Celebrating 250 Years of Watchmaking in Pforzheim

Archimede is releasing a new, very limited watch to celebrate this milestone -

Courtesy of Archimede
This is the Pilot 250.

Courtesy of Archimede
Limited to 50 pieces, the Pilot 250 is special in many ways - including the movement!  A Junghans 687 (hand-winding) movement that has been brought back to modern day life.  

The case is stainless steel and measures 42 mm in diameter. 

Courtesy of Archimede

Here are the pertinents, straight from the source -

Historic handwound movement Junghans 687, Made in Germany 

The high-quality case is manufactured by ICKLER in Pforzheim.
Stainless steel case brushed, sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, screw down case back with mineral crystal, waterresistant to 5 ATM, special pilot's crown, diameter 42 mm, thickness 9,6 mm, lug-to-lug length 51 mm

Black, with luminous numerals and indexes
Luminous heat blued steel hands, manufactured by ICKLER in Pforzheim
(Superluminova C3)

Dark brown leather strap with rivets (wrist size: 18.5 - 22cm) (optional: deployment clasp)

Delivery is estimated to be between 1 - 2 weeks.

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