It is amazing to think that I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in illustration nearly 30-years ago. At the time there were no real technical advances available so artwork needed to be produced manually. Essentially meant that paintings needed to be sent to clients by courier or presented in person. Obviously, this had an impact on deadlines, especially if corrections were required. Fortunately, the creative landscape has vastly changed and most designs can now be facilitated on digital devices. However, having the ability to hand sketch concepts can pay dividends. Without a doubt, this skill set has helped watch industry veteran Wing Liang to devise many amazing timepieces.
From recent conversations with Wing Liang, he informed me that his passion for horology inspired him to establish Aragon. It is important to emphasize the fact that Wing personally designs every watch. In fact, he has adopted a completely hands-on approach and is involved in every aspect of the process from technical drawings, materials prototypes etc. Since 1991 the company has produced a wide variety of stylish quartz and mechanical watches at all price points. In fact, the brand now has a cult following and new releases are always highly anticipated. This is why their fantastic Divemaster Meteorite 2824 is attracting a lot of positive attention. Certainly, from the images, the company provided I can imagine these limited edition timepieces (100 units per size and color) will sell like hot cakes.
Divers watches have always been popular with consumers because of their bold aesthetic and functional qualities. That is why the Divemaster Meteorite 2824 should appeal to a broad demographic of buyers. The watch is available in 45mm/50mm 316L stainless steel case sizes and will be available to purchase Debut on December 2018. Normally gravitate towards larger timepieces so the 50mm option would definitely be my choice. However, I can imagine both will sit very comfortably on the wrist and could be worn on daily basis. It is also a professional diving instrument that is suitable for high octane water sports activities.
Aesthetically the Divemaster Meteorite 2824 has a cool industrial appearance that is designed to make a bold first impression. What makes this watch so distinctive is the phenomenal Muonionalusta textured meteorite dial. This is one of my favourite watch materials and is an inspired choice in this instance. Other enticing features include architectural open worked hour/minute hands, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, screw down crown, super luminova treated markers, unidirectional rotating bezel (available in silver and black) and a Cyclops-style magnified date window (located at 3’ o’clock). Overall the composition has been well conceived and executed.
Powering the watch is a Swiss made ETA 2824 sourced directly from the Swatch Group. This Chronometer grade self-winding movement calibre comprises 25-jewels and oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It is also pertinent to mention that Aragon calibrates each mechanism to ensure an accuracy of +/-5 seconds per day. Functionally the Divemaster Meteorite 2824 features hours, minutes, seconds and date indication. The timepiece also has a power reserve of 40-hours and is water resistant to a depth of 200-metres. To complete the picture this amazing watch has a durable brushed steel bracelet with a solid deployant clasp.
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