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ARCHIMEDE

"Archimede" is another brand from the Ickler group. While "Limes" is the mainstream brand "Archimede" is conceived for retro minded/classic watch enthusiasts. The pricing of this range is sympathetic. The quality and value for money are quite exceptional. The whole range may be seen at www.archimede-uhren.de Our selection appears below. We can also supply the other models in the range. Our prices reflect the prices on the manufacturer's site allowing for best achievable exchange rate and our free shipping. Please note that we are not able to supply these watches outside the UK.

 

1950s Watch

This is an entirely new model and a departure from the rest of the Archimede range. It is reminiscent of 1950s designs. Brushed and polished stainless steel case. Automatic with date. It has a domed plexiglass crystal with domed dial and hands. This permits a very slimline look to the case. Small scratches on the crystal are easily polished off (as in the 1950s). Mineral glass back. Decorated movement. D= 39mm. H= 9.8mm. (but this includes the domed crystal and the look of the case is more like 6mm.). Water resistant to 30m. Movement: Citizen 9105.

Black or silver dial with either black or brown strap £513 (folding clasp £35)

With milanaise mesh bracelet £583

Pilot XLH Handwound

Traditional hand wound pilot's watch.

Fine brushed stainless steel case. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating. Display back (but solid available). Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 45mm. H=10.5mm. Base movement:Eta/Unitas 6498.

£635 with brown or black leather strap

Extra for solid back £40

Deployant clasp £35

There is a deluxe version of this watch with a decorated movement (6498-TOP) t.b.a.

Pilot 42H
This watch is something of a gem. It is a scaled down version of the famous Beobachtungsuhr (B'uhr) as made by IWC and others during WWII. The originals were very large, like small clocks, and were worn on the outsides of flying jackets. The Pilot H (H for historic) is a homage to these classic watches. It has a plain dial devoid of maker's name. The optional solid back is sometimes preferred.

Three part stainless steel case with fine brushed finish. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Solid back recommended but display back available. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9.9mm.Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£548 with black or brown strap. Extra for solid back £40

Black PVD version £635 with brown or black strap.

Deployant clasp £35

As this watch is a homage to the classic watches of the WW2 period the solid back may be preferred as glass backs were not around in the 1940s.

Pilot 42 B Automatiic B-Watch

The B is for B-Uhr which is the short form version of Beobachtungsuhr. Some of the classic 1940s pilots' watches had dials like this. Otherwise the watch is like the 42H above with which it shares pricing.

£548 with strap.

Deployant clasp £35

Black PVD version £635

Pilot 39H

Fine brushed three part stainless steel case. Another homage to the 1940s beobachtungsuhr classics. Plain dial with no maker's name and no date. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 39mm. H= 10mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£548 with brown or black strap.

With black PVD case £635

Deployant clasp £35

Solid back £40

Pilot 39

Fine brushed three part case. Similar to the 39H above but with maker's name. Date optional. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 39mm. H= 10mm. Base movement ETA 2824-2

£513 with brown or black strap.

With black PVD case £600

Deployant clasp £35

Solid back £40

(Left handed version available)

Pilot 42

Three part stainless steel case with fine brushed finish. Automatic. Date optional. Sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9.9mm. Base movement: 2824-2

£513 with brown or black strap.

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We have some stock of the previous matt finish model which includes the date. A bargain at £359.

Black PVD version £600 with brown or black strap.

 

Extra for solid back £40

Deployant clasp £35

Pilot 42 Bronze

This is a stunning new model with a case made from bronze (CuSn8). The finish is fine brushed. The buckle is bronze. Automatic. Date optional. Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9.9mm. Base movement: 2824-2

£722 with strap (light brown and dark brown shown but black and medium brown also available). With date £666

Deployant clasp £35

 

A 42 H version is now available in bronze (no date, no maker's name). Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Luminous. Bronze buckle. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9.9mm.

£757 with brown or black strap

Deployant clasp £35

Pilot 39H Bronze.

Automatic. No maker's name. Sapphite crystal. Bronze buckle. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 39mm. H= 10mm. Base movement 2824-2

£757 with brown or black strap

Deployant clasp £35

Pilot 39 Bronze

Automatic. Maker's name. Date option. Sapphire crystal. Bronze buckle. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 39mm. H= 10mm. Base movement: 2824-2

£722 with brown or black strap.

Deployant clasp £35

Pilot 36

This is a new model and the smallest in the "Pilot" range. It is a classic pilot's watch/beobachtungsuhr of small size. The absence of a date gives it a strong period flavour. Automatic. Stainless steel case with satin finish. Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Luminous. Pilot's crown. Water resistant to 50m. D= 36mm. H= 9.8mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£548 with brown or black leather strap

Deployant clasp £35

Pilot Chronograph
This model is an award winner and must be one of the best buys available for 7750 based chronographs.

Fine brushed/satin stainless stee case (also black PVD). Sapphire crystal. Display back (solid back available). Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 13.6mm. Base movement: ETA Valjoux 7750.

£1348 with brown or black leather strap. PVD version £1470

Extra for solid back £40

Deployant clasp £35

Deck Watch

This is a new model. Hand winding. Stainless steel case polished/fine brushed. Sapphire crystal with anti reflection coatings both sides. Screw down back with mineral glass window. Water resistant to 50m. Silvered dial with black numerals. Blue hands. D= 42mm. H= 10.5mm. Base movement: ETA/Unitas 6498.

£635 with either black or brown strap. Deluxe version with 6498 TOP movement t.b.a.

Extra for solid back £40

Extra for folding clasp £35

This model is now available with a black dial. £583

Deck Watch as above but with black dial. The specification is the same (including dimensions)

Bronze cased versions of the deck watch have just been introduced. Prices TBA.

Vintage
These watches are very reminiscent of the 20s and 30s and are inspired by the pilots' watches of the times.

Fine satin finish stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Display back (but solid available). Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9.8mm. Base movement ETA 2824-2.

This Vintage range is now discontinued.While stocks last :

£406 with brown or black leather strap. Green or orange markings.

Extra for solid back £39

Deployant clasp £43

Now sold out.

Vintage

As above but with white dials (shown right)

£406 with brown or black leather strap. Green or orange markings.

Extra for solid back £39

Deployant clasp £43

Now sold out.

Vintage

As above but with black dial.

£406 with brown or black leather strap.

Extra for solid back £39.

Deployant clasp £43.

Now sold out.

Sport Taucher M

Fine brushed stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal with ant-reflection coatings. Luminous. Dial options (see the manufacturer's site). Uni-directional rotating bezel. Solid back. Screw down crown. Straps leather or rubber. Bracelet has built in extension. Water resistant to 300m. D= 41.5mm. H= 12mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2.

£613 Strap versions
£43 Deployant clasp
£726 Bracet version

While stocks last.

Sport Taucher A

Similar specification to the "M" above. Again, see the manufacturer's site for the dial options.There are now three bezel options for this watch.

£722 Strap versions
£35 Deployant clasp
£826 Bracelet version

Some new versions of this watch are available: a GMT model with a 12 hour bezel and one with a compass bezel. (See manufacturer's site)

Klassik 39

Fine brushed stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Water resistant to 50m. D= 39mm. H= 9.9mm. Base movement ETA 2824-2. Available with silver, black or brown dial and with black or brown leather strap or with bracelet.

Strap versions £565

Bracelet versions £704 (milanaise) and £670

Also available as K36. £565 with strap. £617 with milanaise bracelet.

Klassik 42

Similar to the Klassik 39 above but with D= 42mm.Some dial options differ from the 39. Shown right with blue markings.

Stap versions £565

Bracelet versions £704 (milanaise) and £670

Also available as 42G (guioche). Same pricing

Outdoor

This is a rugged watch intended for outdoor sports and other activities. This model has been revised. Brushed hardened stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Solid back. Luminous. Water resistant to 200m. D= 38.7mm. H= 10.6mm. The bracelet has a built in extension and a strap extension is available as an accessory. The purpose of both is to facilitate wearing the watch on the outsides of garments. Base movement: Sellita SW200.

£635 Leather strap version
£652 Silicone strap version
£739 Bracelet version (hardened)

Outdoor White Dial

This is a new model with white luminous dial and black numerals. Now also available with a hardened case. The other details are as the black dial model above, including size.This white dial model has now been discontinued after a short life. There is a new model with conventional white dial to replace it.

£563 Leather strap version
£579 Silicone strap version
£633 Bracelet version

 

AUTRAN & VIALA

This is another brand from the same stable as Archimede. It is named after two pioneers in the German watch industry. The manufacturer's site is www.autran-viala.de where full details may be seen. Shown here (left and below left) is "Sport". Brushed stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Black dial version is luminous. Water resistant to 100m. D= 40mm. H= 9.8mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£445 Strap version
£580 Bracelet version

Nightflight is shown above far right and far right. Retro styling. Brushed stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Black dial only. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 38mm. H= 9.8mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£423 Brown or black strap
£522 Bracelet

No longer available

DEFAKTO

Another brand from the Ickler stable. The factory site is: www.defakto-uhren.de
These watches all have a minimalist approach to design. Shown here are the "Akkord" two hand models. Other models have a single hand only and may be seen on the factory site.

Stainless or black PVD finish. Black or white dial. Sapphire crystal. Glass back. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 9mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

Stainless versions: £626
NB. We have one left with white dial at £429.

PVD versions: £665

(single hand versions £613 and £652)

COMMENT
A fine range of watches with classic themes. Hard to beat for value at the prices.
ORDER LINE: 0121 427 4740 Click on the number for more details

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