Monday, April 3, 2017

Schofield Daymark

British watch brand Schofield presents its latest model Daymark, the first non-limited ‘house’ model from the company. The new model takes its name from Daymark, which is a navigational aid like a light house but without light. These structures are an integral part of British coast line.

The Daymark is a completely new Schofield watch Made from stainless steel with a vapour-blast finish, the watch case is a one piece construction like the brand’s Blacklamp model. The meticulous precision and finish uniformity is evident from the complex angles of the lugs to the detailing around the crown. A convex sapphire crystal with 9 layers of clear anti-reflective coating on the inside improves legibility of the dial, whilst another in the case-back exposes the movement. The low profile crown engraved with a lighthouse map symbol has a double o-ring and a rebate has been added to the case to make crown adjustments easier. Strap fitment is standard across all Schofield watches ensuring that straps are interchangeable.
The Daymark dial maintains the Schofield look with some major differences from other models. Firstly, the PVD coated chapter ring with Super-LumiNova C3 luminescent markers housed in metallic pink anodised buckets. Further, it incorporates the symmetrical use of the ‘Dart’ hour markers (half a Schofield Beam-of-Light logo) also luminescent and the omission of any obvious branding – the word Schofield now replacing 9 of the minute marks at the bottom of the chapter ring. There are no superlatives or unnecessary indices which give the Daymark a unique clarity. The colour density and print resolution are exceptional and the night-time luminescent glow is beautiful.
A new hand set was designed to complement the dial and improve legibility. These are a laddered construction with Super-LumiNova C3 in the terminal apertures. They are larger and bolder than any other Schofield designs. A tapering second hand has a luminescent counterpoise that is a facsimile of the hour markers in the chapter ring. The finish provides remarkable visibility in low light levels even when the lume is not activated.
The Daymark uses the Swiss made ETA 2824 automatic, mechanical movement, arguably the most important movement in modern watch manufacture.
Seeking to promote uniqueness in both product and customer experience, Schofield allows its customers to select a strap for the Daymark from its ever growing and extensive range. Famous across the globe for eccentric fabrics and leathers Schofield watch straps have the ability to transform the Daymark from an informal tool watch to a much dressier type. The Daymark comes in an English made Ash wood box with brass hardware and engraved detailing. The price of the Daymark is £3000 excluding VAT and £3600 including VAT.

Technical details

Case
Vapour-blasted stainless steel
Dimensions: 44mm diameter base, 42mm bezel, 15.1mm high
Weight: 134 grams with strap
Colour: Silver
Crown: Push in, machine finish stainless steel, engraved
Case back: Stainless steel, engraved exhibition window, sapphire
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 200m

Dial
Raised chapter ring, flat dial, luminescent markers
Hands: laddered baton, Super-LumiNova C3

Movement
ETA 2824
Power reserve – 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Strap
Leather or fabric strap
Strap bars – Stainless, vapour-blasted
Buckle – Brushed stainless steel, engraved

Warranty
2 years

Box
Black ash

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