Copper was the first metal used by man. After the introduction of bronze, a wide range of tools became possible. Although iron became the basic metal of the Western civilization it was the copper metals which were used when a combination of strength and durability was required. The ability to resist corrosion ensured that bronze remained functional as decorative elements, arts and rugged tools during the Middle Ages and the successive centuries on to the present day.
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We think that it might be interesting to make an ARCHIMEDE Pilot or Klassik with a case made of bronze. So we decided to make some prototype parts. Here is the result:
The bronze has a very nice and warm color – almost like 18K red Gold. The surface is looking very valuable, no matter if it is polished or finely brushed. The resistance to seawater and corrosion in general is good. Still we will probably decide for a stainless steel case back.
We will keep you informed about the progress of the bronze project.