Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The HydriumX "Will Return"

From Isotope Watches -

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I love a bit of whimsy, and the "Will Return" from Isotope Watches has whimsey by the boat load!

The design inspiration is miles away from the usual "homage" diver and actually interesting and original (something we really don't see as often as we should). 

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The dial, hands and bezel all pay tribute to an unlikely inspiration - the "Will Return At..." sign that several stores use to indicate what time they will return to re-open.  In this case, 10:10 ; )

Leave it to a designer to come up with something this fun!

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This is currently a pre-order item, available direct from Isotope Watches.

Should you be as intrigued as I am, here are the pertinents -

Technical Specifications

  • Micro-blasted case, 316L stainless steel
  • Case diameter 40mm X 48mm (with lugs)
  • Height 11.3mm (14.8mm with domed Sapphire Crystal)
  • Exhibition screw-down case back
  • Uni-directional bezel with 120 clicks 
  • Anti-reflective crystal sapphire
  • Screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
  • White glossy dial filled with Swiss  Super-LumiNova®
  • Isotope Lacrima hands with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
  • Water-resistance 300m / 30 atm / 1000 ft
  • 22mm Quick-release Cordura and FKM straps with signed micro-blasted Steel Buckle

Mechanical Movement

  • Automatic, self-winding Japanese Miyota 9039
  • Power reserve 42 hours
  • Accuracy -10/+30 s/day

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