Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Torr Blue

From AnOrdain -
Courtesy of AnOrdain
As has been mentioned ad nauseam, despite my more aspirational moments where I revel in some of the short-lived triumphs of my wee watch and luxury consulting business, my day-to-day is spent as an educational social worker.  And after a particularly curious and challenging day yesterday, I realized that the reason I stick with it is that it is more than just a paycheck, it is a calling.

Which brings us back to today's topic, the Torr Blue, and the folks who design, make and sell it - AnOrdain. A few years on, and it is clear that AnOrdain is not an attempt to make a buck (or quid) but rather a calling.  Part of the challenge for the potential customer who is a fan of the rapidly evolving micro-brand concept, is to be able to separate the real from the hyperbolic.  
Courtesy of AnOrdain
So essentially, at AnOrdain you are getting a watch that has original design content not to mention dials that are enameled in-house.
Courtesy of AnOrdain
And all assembled in Glasgow, not by an assembler further afield. 

No flashy slogans, no "famous chums" of the brand. A beautifully conceived, wonderfully executed watch that combines the arts and the crafts.

So, if like me you are also seeking the antithesis of hyperbole, here are the pertinents -
  • Case diameter: 36mm
  • Lug to lug length: 43mm
  • Case depth: 11mm
  • Case finish: Polished
  • Strap width: 18mm
  • Dial: vitreous enamel on copper
  • Movement: Sellita SW-210-1 + Incabloc shock protection
  • Glass: Sapphire with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating
  • Hands: Custom-made Superluminova 
  • Case back: Solid screw-in
  • Waterproof: 5ATM
  • Warranty: 5 years

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