Sunday, June 7, 2020

What Moves Me - anOrdain

And along with those things creations that had caught my eye prior to starting Tempus Fugit 10 years ago, there were others that have gently hoved into view.

In truth, anOrdain is an emotional choice.  It is one of those watches that hits a visceral button for me. For me anOrdain hits me on two levels.  First, of course, I love the look of it.  In particular, the New Model 1 Teal. 
Courtesy of anOrdain
The anOrdain Teal takes me back to a time (before I started working for DOXA, and before I started Tempus Fugit), when watches were just for fun, not for work. And they are just at the wonderful moment that NOMOS and ochs und junior were (fun, quirky, interesting) but sadly abandoned.  anOrdain is welcome return to joy, happiness and whimsy.  And it has picked up the mantel cast aside by two brands that, in hindsight, were really drinking a bit too much of their own bathwater.  It's an interesting watch with an interesting story that has a lot of craft behind it.  Long may it remain so.

But add to the wonderful look (and I can only assume, feel as I have yet to see one in the wild) is just that - scarcity.
Courtesy of anOrdain
The world is full of Omega, Rolex and (insert favorite mass produced brand here).  And in truth?  There's nothing wrong with that.  But there is truly something to be said for going with what speaks to you rather than what some marketing department says should speak to you.  

Should you be so inclined, here are the pertinents, straight from anOrdain -

Case diameter: 38mm
Lug to lug length: 46mm
Case depth: 11mm
Case finish: Polished, brushed case back
Strap width: 18mm
Dial: vitreous enamel on copper
Movement: Sellita SW-200 + Incabloc shock protection
Glass: Sapphire with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating
Hands: Steel hands, made in-house and Individually heat-treated to a ‘straw’ colour finish.
Case back: Solid screw-in
Waterproof: 5ATM
Warranty: 5 years

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