Our regular readers may have noticed a recent tweet from @JuraWatches stating that the Jura Watches shop in Mayfair is now an authorised dealer for Archimede watches. So it is about time we had some background and news of this brand.
Archimede may be new to Jura Watches, but the German company that lies behind the brand, Ickler GmbH located in Pforzheim – the centre of the German watch industry, has over eighty years experience producing luxury watches.
The flagship timepiece of the Archimede brand is the Archimede Pilot Chronograph, which comes in a 36, 39, 42 and a 45 mm diameter case. In 2008 the Pilot Chronograph won first place in Focus magazine’s Golden Unruh Awards in the under €1000 category, and third 3rd place in the same category for 2009.
The Pilot Chronograph brings together classic design and engineering precision. The Swiss-made automatic movement is robust, without compromising on precision time-keeping. The finely crafted three-piece stainless steel case comes in a finely brushed steel or with a black PVD finish. The diamond crown and pushers are purposefully oversized. Under a sapphire crystal the black dial has luminous hands and indices, with a date calendar at six o’clock.
The Archimede Vintage models draw their inspiration from pilot watches from the 1920s and feature typically retro features. Besides these aviation collections Archimede also produce a range of sports timepieces, Archimede SportTaucher, especially designed for divers.