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2009-12-01

IRREANTUM Magellan (first look)



By TLex The Irreantum 'Magellan'?! I should have paid attention in those Latin and history lessons when I was kid. However, my research tells me that 'irreantum' (the company name) means 'of many waters' and Magellan (the watch) is the name sake of Ferdinand Magellan; a late 15th Century / early 16th Century Portuguese explorer who was the first to circumnavigated the globe 1519-22. Of course I could be completely wrong! Ok, history lesson over, let’s take a look at the watch. ;)

Inspired by the dive watches of the 60's, but with some modern elements such as carbon fiber and anodized dials. At first glance I see some resemblance to vintage Jenny / DOXA divers. There's the teeth on the outer bezel, the case itself and the mix of rice bead and standard links used on its bracelet.

As you can see from the rendering below, it’s a lovely looking watch. You get the impression that Irreantum have put a lot of thought into it, they certainly did with the name, which is always a good sign that somebody cares enough about what they are doing.



© IIREANTUM

Case: 316L stainless steel

Dimensions: 45mm x 13.6mm / 22mm lugs
Movement: Swiss Auto ETA 2824-2
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova
Water-resistance: 500m

100 limited edition carbon fiber watches will be available by Summer 2010. Some painted and anodized dials in additional colors will be available by Fall. Stay tuned . . .

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