When it comes to nautical watches, we will think of many brands. The one that impressed me the most was the Athens watch. I remember that when I experienced the brand’s nautical watches a few years ago in Athens, the magnificent The texture of the waves, the comfortable rubber strap, and the dial design derived from the marine astronomical clock, there is a situation of being at the seaside, waiting for sailing. The origin of the Athenian watch and navigation comes from the beginning of the brand in 1846, and since 171, to commemorate this glorious past, the Athenian watch has launched many special watches, and today we are going to show you one of them This watch is not much different from other watches in appearance, but it has essential differences. Let’s experience it together.
The history of the Athenian Maritime Astronomical Clock is more or less known to everyone. It has served in the armed forces of dozens of countries, including Asian countries such as China and Japan. In the early days, the Athenian Nautical Astronomical Clock was used to measure the longitude of the fleet, but later it has evolved into a reliable precision device that can accurately display the time for backup purposes.
The marine watch is a revisit of the marine astronomical clock. Its design fully complies with the iconic elements of the marine astronomical clock: simple dial, roman numerals, power reserve display, large small seconds. Some of these nautical astronomical clocks also use peach-shaped hands. As a symbolic watch, the Athens Sailing Series 1846 combines these elements in one.
Visually, it is representative and completely different from all other types of watches. Even if you do not know what it means, you will be touched by its coordinated and unique design. But if you know that there is a marine astronomical clock, then you will be attracted to it, it is almost condensed into the wrist, let you carry it, which has different meanings for sailors.
The watch case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 41 mm, which is slightly smaller than the common 42 and 43 mm nautical series watches, which is not too obvious. The crown has the brand LOGO, the new watch, the LOGO has been replaced with a positive anchor mark, which is easy to distinguish from previous models.
I said before that it’s a special section, so what’s so special about it? The first is the dial. This watch uses a large open flame enamel, so visually, it will have a purer color and luster than a regular lacquer. Great fire enamel is a type of enamel fired, and the Athenian watch is used in many series including the classic series. Enamel can keep the color and luster as new, and it is also a form of art of watch. Above the enamel plate, the brand produced elements such as the track minute plate, power reserve display plate, small second plate, and 1846. The pointer is made of blue steel. This kind of pointer is not easy to be oxidized in the air, and has good color and luster, and it is widely used.
The bezel is treated with a coin pattern, highlighting the sporty style of the watch.
The watch comes with a black leather strap with a pin buckle, and the buckle is etched with the brand’s anchor logo. The whole feeling is very simple and elegant, the structure is simple, and it is comfortable to wear, but because of the characteristics of the leather strap itself, the newly purchased watches will have a bit hard belt, which needs to adapt to a few days.
Each watch has a separate number to reflect the uniqueness of the watch. This number is designed on the side of the case in a patch way (for the sake of sales and customer privacy, the number is hidden here).
Turning over the watch, the bottom cover is the back of the dense bottom, which etched the record of 18 gold awards since the brand was founded, these are some of the highest awards at the time. On the inside of the caseback, there is a self-winding mechanical movement of UN-118 self-made by Athens. It has a 60-hour power reserve and uses DIAMonSIL diamond silicon crystal technology to further enhance the performance of the core components of the watch. Certified.
To this end, we measured the performance of this watch. We wind the watch with a power of about 48 hours. This ensures that the watch is in a very stable state of power. The five-way data shows that the watch has excellent travel time accuracy, which fully meets the accuracy requirements of the observatory certification. At the same time, We see that the watch has a stable swing in different orientations. In static tests, the watch traveled well.
Summary: This watch has a low-key appearance. You just don’t think it will be very different from other marine series watches from the surface, but it is a special watch with a large fire enamel dial, bottom The cover is engraved with the brand’s 18 gold medal records, which condenses the brand’s glorious past and sophisticated watchmaking technology. Because of its low profile, it is even more unique.