A break in the midterm studying. The Schofield Blacklamp Carbon watch is like nothing I have ever seen. The watch has the Unitas 6497-2 hand-wound 17-jewel swiss movement and an exhibition caseback displaying the arabesque waves decoration. The case is made out of a special blend of materials called Morta. Morta looks like carbon fiber and is made up of "a special matrix of carbon fibre" that is hand laid and made into a billet. A single billet makes up each watch case. It appears that the hands have purple luminous material on them, with the exception of the small seconds hand. The watch seems like nothing special so far. But there is something interesting. The inner ring around the bezel is thoroughly coated in Moonglow. Moonglow is a GLTD material that was developed by NASA. The results are amazing and like nothing I have ever seen. There is also a nice little tritium tube in the crown to add a touch of interest. The watch comes with a 500-lumen flashlight that can be used to activate the Moonglow. The watch should come with a lot more too at it's price. The watch actually retails for around $16,000 dollars. This moonglow stuff must be an alloy made out of platinum and gold at that price. *crickets chirping* Not really, but it is an amazing watch to see at night (look at the lume shot on their website). The watch is a limited edition run of 101 pieces. More information and pictures can be found on their website here: http://schofieldwatc
hcompany.com/shop/schofield-blacklamp/. I think the watch will sell well, despite it's price. The fact that it will be shipped by Christmas only helps and I would like to see more watches with a tritium tube in their crown (I think that is really cool). In a market full of homages and fakes it never gets old to see something so original.
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