By TLex Vintage-VDB have made a new prototype watch from a relatively unknown alpha-brass alloy known as TUNGUM.
Tungum, which has the look of 22 carat gold and a similar strength to steel is also anti-magnetic and non-sparking, so is well suited to marine environments.
The watch has a 46mm Tungum case. Its crown, bezel and caseback are made from steel. A Plexiglass acrylic crystal protects the dial with its handmade steel hands. It houses a self-winding, vintage Rolex Cal. 1030. Price: 6200€
VDB are planning to release a further 4x Tungum and 4x Stainless steel versions in April 2014; possibly powered by NOS Universal Geneve Microtors. Price: TBA