Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Crazy Lace Agate

From Lundis Bleus -

Courtesy of Lundis Bleus
The quiet revolution taking place in La Chaux-de-Fonds continues!
The dynamic duo of Johan Storni and Bastien Vuilliomenet have once again dreamt up a wonderfully whimsical new design.

This is the Crazy Lace Agate.  It has the same dimensions as the other members of the Lundis Bleus stable - 

Design specifications 
The basin-shaped case band design is extended by the radius of the box type crystal on the top and the radius of the case back at the bottom. The lugs, which are a part of the case back and therefore visibly separated from the case band, enhance the basin-shaped design by giving a subtle visual effect made of curves.The logo on the case back is emphasized by the inner crystal, giving a stained glass feel to it.
Case band
Round shape. Ø40mm. Stainless steel EN1.4404 (316L). Water-resistant to 3 bar. Material indication «316L» and individual number are made by deep acid etching between the lugs. Stainless steel casing ring. The assembled watch has a total thickness on 11mm.
Crown and tube
Crown in stainless steel EN 1.4435 (316L) with 7 notches, all polished (except the microblasted notches). Ergonomic shape that prevents the crown of scratching the wrist and is still very easy to use.
Case back
In stainless steel EN.1.4404. Top surfaces of the lugs have a satin finish and the area around the logo is microblasted, the rest is all polished. «Lundis Bleus» is done by stamping. The logo is made by cutting and then is soldered. The case back is assembled to the case band by 4 screws in stainless steel.
Top crystal
Domed box type shape in sapphire. Ø37.65mm for a total thickness of 4mm to the apex. Both sides are hard, colorless, and have multi-layered anti-reflective coating. Press-fitted on a non-visible I-ring.
Bottom crystal
Flat shape in transparent sapphire. Press-fitted from the inside of the case back on a non-visible I-ring and held in place by a stainless steel ring.
The difference is the dial.  The dial itself is made from Crazy Lace Agate.  
Dial in "crazy lace" agate, polished. The abstract and somewhat "crazy" patterns of this stone will invite your mind to travel to unknown places. Crazy lace agate is a natural material. Therefore, noticeable differences in the structure, shades and reflection/effects of each specimen is unavoidable. 
For those of you in the market, be advised that this is not a watch that is just banged out from a massive assembly line.  No two dials are going to be the same, and owing to this there is a bit of a turn-around time from order to delivery.  But I suspect it will well be worth the wait!

The retail is CHF 4,600

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