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Bronze Project

Postby Thomas Ickler on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:51 am

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.

For more information you can have a look on Wikipedia

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:

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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.

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Re: Bronze Project

Postby lencoth on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:00 pm

Looking very nice! Will the bronze stay like it is originally or will it corrode and develop a sort of patina over time?
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby Boggy on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:51 am

It's good to know that Archimede is taking some risks and including modern materials / designs into their timepieces. I hope the pilot bronze gets released soon! Not sure if the bronze will work with the klassik especially when it develops patinas. Good luck with the project!
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby Manuel Hoenig on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:26 am

Hi,

Yes, there will be patina. What we read about this material corrusion should be good, but we have no experience, yet.

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Re: Bronze Project

Postby Jakub Sivek on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:42 am

Bronzo screams for a diver :)
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby lencoth on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:50 pm

Manuel Hoenig wrote:Hi,

Yes, there will be patina. What we read about this material corrusion should be good, but we have no experience, yet.

Manuel


Thanks for the reply, will follow this with great interest!
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby Boggy on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:22 am

Any update on this? TIA! :)
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby tobias on Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:59 pm

ooh that bronze pilot is very nice! interesting project indeed!

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Re: Bronze Project

Postby augusto on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:03 am

when will the brass case be available for the PILOT 42 H Automatic B-Watch?
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Re: Bronze Project

Postby IcklerWatches on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:07 am

Hello augusto,

we will have the first fotos ready next week and the Pilot 42 H Bronze will be online in 2 weeks latest.

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