If you’re on the hunt for something beyond the ordinary in the world of watches, Swiss craftsmanship might not be your only option. Enter Arcanaut, the Danish brand that’s turning heads with its innovative approach to watchmaking. In a world dominated by Swiss precision, Arcanaut is breaking the mold with their latest release, the Arc II D’Arc Matter Colours Collection. This unique collection is made in Denmark and boasts unconventional dial materials and a design that’s far from the ordinary.
The D’Arc Matter Dial: A Stroke of Genius
At the heart of this collection lies the remarkable D’Arc Matter dial. Crafted in-house, the dial is made from a composite material that combines Scandinavian slate with an ultra-clear, UV-resistant resin. This fusion results in a dial that’s not only visually striking but also exceptionally durable.
A Splash of Super-LumiNova
One glance at the Arc II D’Arc Matter Colours Collection, and you’ll notice a captivating feature – custom-colored Super-LumiNova. The watch boasts four proprietary Super-LumiNova colors: Badger Blue, Gamma Green, Hornet Yellow, and Pongo Orange. These vibrant hues are strategically placed on the dial, illuminating the hour and minute hands.
Design That Defies Convention
The innovation doesn’t stop at the dial. The Arc II D’Arc Matter Colours Collection comes in a unique stainless steel case that’s been micro-blasted for a distinctive texture. The brushed bezel and hand-polished accents add a touch of refinement to the watch’s overall look. With a diameter of 40.52mm, it strikes the perfect balance between presence and wearability.
In keeping with its unconventional design, this watch features an elongated crown, deviating from the classic round shape. The case itself boasts a cushion shape with a central extension, eliminating the need for traditional lugs. It’s clear that every detail has been meticulously considered and crafted to stand out.
Despite its avant-garde design, the Arc II D’Arc Matter Colours Collection doesn’t compromise on functionality. It’s water-resistant up to 100 meters, making it suitable for everyday wear. The sapphire crystal protects the dial, ensuring durability, while the solid caseback is laser engraved with intricate details.
A Reliable Movement
Powering this exceptional collection is the Soprod A10 automatic movement. With 25 jewels, a beat rate of 28,800vph (4Hz), and a 42-hour power reserve, it’s a reliable companion for any adventure. While the movement can indicate central hours, minutes, seconds, and a date, Arcanaut has chosen to focus on central hours and minutes, keeping the watch clean and minimalistic.
The Arc II D’Arc Matter Colours Collection is not just unique in design but also in availability. Each of the four Super-LumiNova dial color models is limited to just 25 pieces for the year 2023. Priced at USD 3,950 (Excl. VAT).
Pre-sales for this exceptional collection opened on September 23rd at 7 p.m. CEST for those who had signed up on a model-specific mailing list. If you missed out on the pre-sale, don’t worry. The general release is scheduled for September 30th at 7 p.m. CEST.
For those who seize the opportunity during the pre-sale, Arcanaut has some exciting bonuses in store. Buyers will receive an Arcanaut T-shirt, cap, and a Black Badger UV Torch. But that’s not all – the first ten pre-sale orders will also include a special sterling silver ring.