By TLex Please find below details of Ian Kremke's latest project. The combination of blue and black work extremely well together!
From Ian Kremke I am thinking of introducing a "grab and go" High-End Thermo-Compensated Quartz timepiece to our collection.
The design brief is to come up with a rugged, reliable, affordable and super-accurate tool watch that can be used and abused in the line of duty and/or recreation.
By affordable, i mean under US$1000 and by no means inferior in quality and workmanship.
I am aiming for a fresh yet refined style, with a serious functional undertone. (Please, no more references/homages/copies of the following: BP Fifty Fathoms, Omega SM300 or Rolex Submariner)
Fresh/original designs and thinking for this project.
The preliminary concept specifications are as follows (subject to change) :
Case German Made (Fricker). Surgical Grade Stainless Steel 316L. Brushed Finish.
Dial Full lume dial (BGW9) with black markers and lacquered hands.
Movement Swiss Made ETA 955.652 Thermo-Compensated Quartz Chronometer movement.
Functions Hours, Minutes, Seconds. Date in window. Instantaneous change of date. End-of-life Display (EOL). 7 jewels. Lithium Battery.
Accuracy +/- 10 seconds/year
Dimensions 42 mm Diameter bezel end to bezel end 47 mm bezel end to crown end 53 mm lug end to lug end 22 mm lug width (width between lugs / strap width) 10 mm height overall
Crystal Sapphire (scratch-proof), Double Domed, Anti-Reflective Coating (inside only)
Crown Over sized screw in Crown, Stainless Steel, large crown protectors, Black PVD coated
Bezel Rotating, Bi-directional Bezel,Black PVD coated with Silver Aluminium Bezel Insert and black type. Case back Stainless steel, screw-down.
Bracelet Nato G10 style Strap and Faux Kevlar strap.
Ratings Water Resistant 300 meters (1000 ft with crown screwed in); shock resistant; pressure-proof to 30 atmospheres.