Isotope Create HydriumX Be Steel My (blue) Heart For British Watchmakers Day

Isotope Create HydriumX Be Steel My (blue) Heart For British Watchmakers Day

Isotope’s HydriumX is finally showing what it is made of, as, for the very first time, this charismatic divers watch combined a 40mm, bead-blasted case with a bezel of the same material and finish. 

Steel played a pivotal role in constructing the railways that connected our great nation. It was also instrumental in building luxurious ocean liners and aeroplanes that ensured the country’s safety during the ‘Battle of Britain.’ Additionally, steel contributed to the victory of its powerful racing cars on tracks worldwide. Steel is also the main ingredient of some of the fundamental watchmaker’s tools. Now it is steel that takes Isotope’s HydriumX to the next level, featuring a bezel made entirely from this historically important metal alloy for the very first time. 

The 15, 30, and 45- minute markings are milled so that they stand above the bezel, while the five-minute markers in between consist of indented squares. The softly serrated edge not only provides plenty of grip that makes it easy to turn the bezel, but it also outlines this unique feature of the HydriumX. In true Isotope spirit has no detail been overlooked. The brand’s hallmark Lacrima, marking the 12 o’clock spot on the bezel, is surrounded by Super-LumiNova. 

The blue heart of this special edition of the HydriumX is two-way. First, its nature is represented by the beautiful blue hue that has a satin glow to it, thanks to the sunburst pattern on the dial. While this serves as the spiritual heart of this Isotope, the real one is found just below it, where the reliable Swiss-made Landeron automatic movement ticks. It comes with a refined Italian black leather strap featuring blue stitching, a signed micro-blasted steel buckle, and an additional quick-release blue FKM strap. 

Like all HydriumX models, the ‘Be Steel My (blue) Heart’ water resistance is up to 300m. It comes with a double-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating at the front and a flat sapphire crystal insert in the screw-down case back to admire the movement. 

The HydriumX ‘Be Steel My (blue) Heart’ has been crafted by Isotope, exclusively for British Watchmakers Day. This limited edition comprises only 100 pieces, with 40 watches available at the live event, on March 9th at the Lindley Hall. 

Technical Specifications:

• Micro-blasted case, 316L stainless steel
• Case diameter 40mm X 48mm (with lugs)
• Height 12.9mm (14.9mm with double domed Sapphire Crystal)
• Hydrium® screw-down exhibition case back
• Uni-directional Stainless Steel bezel with 120 clicks
• Anti-reflective crystal sapphire
• Screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
• Blue Sunburst dial, bold Arabic numbers filled Super LumiNova®
• Isotope grey lacrima hands filled with Super LumiNova®
• Water-resistance 300m / 30 ATM / 1000 ft
• 22mm quick-release Italian Black leather strap with matching blue stitching and extra blue FKM strap

Swiss Landeron Mechanical Movement

• Automatic, self-winding
• Power reserve 40 hours
• 25 Jewels, 28800A/h • Accuracy -12/+12 s/day
• Customised finishing with blued screws, Perlage and Côtes de Genève 

For more information please visit Isotope

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