Friday, August 12, 2016

NEONOS HOLLAND//01 Automatic Dive Watch in Forged Carbon Case

Based in Ireland, the promising young watch brand NEONOS has created a unique forged carbon diving watch, the HOLLAND//01. Incorporating the futuristic materials such as Forged Carbon, this automatic wrist watch designed for diving watch enthusiasts pays tribute to John P Holland, the Irish engineer who invented the modern submarine.
Inspired from monobloc cases of submarines, the NEONOS team has designed a unique case for this watch. Equipped with the Hangzhou 6460 GMT automatic movement, the NEONOS HOLLAND//01 watch takes inspiration from the original Holland class submarines and military submarines of today. The front case is made of forged carbon and rear case is made of stainless steel with a DLC coating.
Combination of forged carbon and DLC stainless steel offers an eye-catching view. Measuring a diameter of 44mm, the forged carbon case with subtle curves and sharp edges ensures the stealthy attitude of this timepiece. The blue details around the front glass, hands and crown give this watch a unique look. For a vintage feel, the brand has chosen a flat sapphire crystal as the front glass. A small chamfer detail around the crystal allows for a striking highlight at certain angles, with a gasket that has been tooled and molded in electric blue giving a striking and unique look.
Engraved with NEONOS logo, the screw down crown in DLC stainless steel has two blue rubber rings which allow for grip around the crown. Suitable for recreational diving activities, the NEONOS HOLLAND//01 offers a water resistance up to 300 meters.
The double layer sandwich dial with Arabic numeral hour-markers allows an increased depth of lume. The inner part of the dial indicates home time and the outer dial serves for second time zone. The blue seconds hands and the GMT hand with blue pointer offer a contrasting look to the exterior design highlighted with blue details. Behind the dial, beats a HZ 6460 GMT automatic movement, which offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
As a tribute to John P. Holland, the case back of NEONOS HOLLAND//01 has an engraving depicting the rear of a Holland class submarine. The NEONOS Holland//01 is worn on a rubber strap with a buckle made from 316 Stainless Steel with a DLC coating. The buckle features the same sharp lines and edges as the lugs and is engraved with the NEONOS logotype.
The brand has launched an online crowd funding campaign to fund the initial production of NEONOS Holland//01 dive watch. The backers can now order the timepiece by backing this Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter price of NEONOS Holland//01 starts from $500.
The NEONOS Holland//01 dive watch is delivered in a luxurious box with same design features as the watch, incorporating the blue highlights seen throughout the watch.

Technical details
Model: NEONOS Holland//01

Front: Forged Carbon
Back: Marine grade Stainless Steel with DLC coating
Size: 44mm, 57mm lug to lug
Thickness: 14.5mm
2.4mm flat sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 300m/30ATM

Double layer sandwich dial

HZ 6460 automatic GMT, 28,800bph, 40 hour power reserve

24mm wide, 4mm thick rubber divers strap with custom DLC buckle

Kickstarter Price starts from $500 // £380 // €450

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