British Watchmakers Schofield are making a bit of a racket in the world of horology, unveiling the elegant Blacklamp Carbon. The Blacklamp Carbon is the first Schofield watch to say Made in England on the dial.
The name and inspiration of the watch originates from an English lighthouse. Each of the limited edition mechanical watch can be personalized with the co-ordinates and name of the recipient’s favorite lighthouse.
The Blacklamp uses a propriety material called Morta. Morta is hand-laid carbon fiber that is formed into small billets. A single billet forms the Blacklamp watch case. Because of this manual process, every watch made is never the same. For illumination the Blacklamp uses a Tritium gas light that emits a constant low level glow, which is invisible during the day.
The Blacklamp Carbon measures a respectable 44mm x 15mm. These dimension was set to appeal to a broad market, including attracting female buyers. To power the Blacklamp Carbon, Schofield uses the Unitas ETA 6497-2. This manual winding caliber comprises 17 jewels and oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. Functionally the Blacklamp inclueds hours, minutes, small seconds and a power reserve of 46 hours.
Production of the Blacklamp Carbon is limited to 101 watches and will be available in late December.
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