Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The KLOK-08

From Klokers -

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The team from Klokers is back with an exciting new offering that is launching on Kickstarter.  Ladies and Gentlemen, and children of all ages, allow me to introduce the KLOK-08!

As the proud owner of the first KLOK-01s I have to say that this new offering is an exciting new iteration of the slide rule style.  As a comparison, here is my KLOK-01 -

You will note that the dial uses a slightly different layout with a slightly smaller sized font used for the minute wheel and a non-numeric second wheel.  And I have to say that it is a great variation on the original.
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The design team also stretched their palettes a bit, adding a gold tone case and crown.  While the romantic in me loves the original 01 for the wonderful color combinations, I have to be honest that this new take on the KLOKER's concept is equally satisfying for the same visceral reaction it brought me when I first saw the images.  This is something special.
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The colors that were selected are a bit more somber, offering a  pleasantly aged look.  All three offerings are at once timeless, and yet beguiling in their originality.  

Here are the pertinents, straight from the team in France:

Two concentric disks turning counter- clockwise to indicate the time along the vertical axis in the top of the dial 
Stainless steel casing and triple injected dial glass with integrated magnifying lens 
White and pink gold; black and

beige; warm grey and orange.
39 mm diameter x 10 mm high
(with strap): 60 g
Patented xing system (stainless steel 316L) push-button at 8h to unlock KLOK-08
from its support (strap or accessory) 

Quartz counter-clockwise - Ronda Swiss Made
30 m / 3 atm 

4 types of straps : leather, alcantara, textile, steel milanese
Leather: matte black, blue, caramel, yellow 

Alcantara: orange
Textile: mouse grey, lichen green, black 
Milanese: silver, black pink
230 mm

Patented xing system (stainless steel 316L) push-button at 8h to unlock KLOK-08 from its support (strap or accessory) 

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