Endurance, individuality and sophistication are the main qualities of Schofield Black Lamp Carbon Watch, a recent novelty in the fast-developing horology market. To spite the popular trends in the world of consumerist-oriented digital wristwatches, UK-based Schofield Watch Company decided to release a limited edition of manually winding timepieces comprising 101 watches, each of them named after a lighthouse on the English coast, from ‘Wolf Rock’ in the South West to ‘St Bees’ in Cumbria.
A combination of outstanding functionality, smart modern design and top-class materials, the Blacklamp Carbon reflects the reputable English precision and high standards in timepiece engineering. It runs a reliable Unitas 6497-2 movement which guarantees years’ long service and its manual winding caliber contains 17 jewels oscillating at 18,000 vibrations per hour frequency (2,5 Hz).
The timepiece is built using proprietary material called Morta®, a special carbon fiber matrix which is hand-laid to form small billets. Each billet is used to make a single Blacklamp watch case, thus ensuring uniqueness of each timepiece in the edition.
The Blacklamp Carbon 44mm x 15mm case is protected by sapphire crystal and decorated with wide Geneva stripes and heavy rhodium plating. In addition to the main dial telling hours and minutes, the face of the watch also shows a small sub-dial at six o’clock to display small seconds.
Another distinction of Schofield’s latest release is the luminous ring on the rim of the dial made of Moonglow, a high-performing strontium aluminate GLTD material developed by NASA especially for low-light conditions. The timepiece also contains self-powered Tritium light that constantly emits a soft glow which, though not visible in daylight, makes time-telling easier at night.
If you are a lover of trendy watches that combine trustworthy materials, functional design and quaint retro style, then Schofield Black Lamp Carbon Watch may be just the right piece for you.
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