There’s something incredibly pleasing about the new Automatic Tourbillon from Strumenti Nautici – it catches the eye from a distance, thanks to it’s impressively balanced case and dial design. The timepiece’s face is both substantial and yet refined. Each of the dial features are proportionate, and all contribute to a polished aesthetic which tempts a second glance.
The dial, complete with a window to the exquisite Tourbillon cage beneath, is enshrined within a case with a difference. Strumenti Nautici’s ambitious use of Grade 2 titanium for both case and bezel means this timepiece is incredibly light on the wrist. This material’s impressive strength is enhanced yet further by a Cerakote ceramic finish, providing a unique and personal style statement that is ready for anything. The first impression is that those seeking an adventurous wristwatch that is likely to draw admirers and start conversations can’t go wrong here.
The Marrying Of Durability And Design
The appeal of Titanium for the active watch wearer is easy to grasp. With roughly 30% greater strength, and 40% lighter weight than steel, making the leap to a Titanium timepiece beckons to be a one way journey. Conceptually, titanium boasts favour in use within aerospace and military production, adding undeniable eminence by sheer association. To add to the allure, Strumenti Nautici provide the option of a Cerakote ceramic coating. This ultra-thin and ultra-indestructible finish usually finds it’s place providing highly aesthetic and durable coating for firearms, and products within the automotive and aerospace industry. The standing of this timepiece just keeps stepping higher.
Beyond it’s phenomenal toughness, Cerakote is celebrated for the vibrant array of colour possibilities. For the Strumenti Nautici Automatic Tourbillon, each Titanium case is hand coated with Cerakote within the USA. This – a process that takes several weeks to complete – results in entirely unique effects, making each Cerakote finished timepiece one of a kind. By adding an artistic component to the creation of each wristwatch, the brand have allowed customers to claim an exclusive accessory that aligns perfectly with personality and taste. The enticing announcement of a custom case service in the works will allow purchasers of the Strumenti Nautici Automatic Tourbillon to tailor their timepiece with dynamic patterns, to their own instinctive vision.
Zeroing In On Case And Dial Specifics
The case was two years in development, and such attention to detail has certainly paid off. With a diameter of approximately 46mm, the Strumenti Nautici Automatic Tourbillon sits broadly on the wrist. It’s height is around 15mm, with a double crown seal providing the boast-worthy property of 200m water resistance. The flat sapphire crystal appears as barely-there thanks to it’s anti-glare coating. The quick change date setter sits at the 2 o’clock position. Meanwhile, the step dial features luminous hands for night-time convenience. The dial presents a big date window, an attractive day and night indicator, a small GMT 2nd time zone dial, and of course, the Tourbillon cage itself.
In terms of colour palettes, Strumenti Nautici guarantee limited edition production of each unique combination – capped at 100 timepieces. The makers point out that the Cerakote colours shown on their website so far are just a small sample of what is possible, and they are excited to offer customers the chance to explore their own artistic vision moving forwards. The Cerakote process is reportedly highly technical, with more colours requiring a longer process to apply. Ultimately, the result is a watch that will make a statement on behalf of it’s wearer, with true endurance packed in for long-lasting punch.
A Timepiece For The Active And Self Aware
Strumenti Nautici describe part of their mission in developing this wristwatch as hitting an affordable price point. Indeed, when looking for competition at their market entry level, you’re more likely to find tumble weed than another timepiece in titanium, featuring a Tourbillon – let alone a self-winding automatic Taubillon. Beyond such impressive credentials, the watch represents an investment in an accessory that can join the wearer on their journey. The light and robust case is completed with double coated anti-reflective crystal, and ethically produced straps of exemplary quality.
This automatic Tourbillon’s water resistance to 200m, making it fit for any activity – on land or under water. Sports enthusiasts can discover peace of mind that their watch not only looks the part, but is up to being in the thick of the action. It’s makers cite longevity as an additional element of the appeal that drew them to titanium. The titanium in question is recycled, while small elements of the watch such as the date set pin pusher are 3D printed in the USA, for maximum efficiency in material use. There’s value in the notion that the watch is built to last, while being powered in perpetuum by the body of the wearer. With no batteries or electronic components to end up in landfill, Strumenti Nautici offer a high function, low-impact, timepiece, ideal for those who care about their environmental impact.
Head To Kickstarter To Claim Your Prize
Strumenti Nautici have made the bold gesture of launching their impressive automatic Tourbillon on Kickstarter at half of it’s intended retail price. Pre-order for the first of these timepieces starts at only $1,499.00 and, unsurprisingly, slots for backers are being filled fast. Having reached their initial funding target in only six days, not long remains for watch enthusiasts to claim their horological prize. Each timepiece comes with three interchangeable straps with a convenient quick release. Take advantage of this impressive first offering, or head to Strumentinautici.com to learn more about the brand. Something tells me that they are set for ascension, and the best is yet to come.