Angular Momentum "Koi In A Muddy Pond" Watch
In Far East the Koi is a prized possession. In the US it is merely a large carp known to live in man-made ponds, but the valued fish are good luck, and long-lived hobby companions to many. No American Koi pond can match the lavish scenes in ornately detailed garden ponds as seen in Japan for example. Swiss Angular Momentum offers up a new timepiece with a detailed relief engraved Koi fish on the dial. This isn't the first time Angular Momentum has done the fish justice, but is a new rendition on the theme. The watch is called "The Aquarium." Probably a misnomer given that this is not where Koi fish live, but you get the idea.
The watch case is in Staybrite steel with polished and satin finished surfaces measuring 43mm wide by 16mm thick. The watch crown has a black onyx stone cabochon. The relatively high thickness of the case comes from the fact that the dial is highly engraved requiring lots of space and the intentional space between the dial and the sapphire crystal meant to enhance the look of the scene being in water.
Almost life-like in appearance the Koi and muddy bottom is engraved in high relief on 925 sterling silver and purple gold, with ruthenium treat surfaces. The Koi's eye is a diamond stone, and the ground is done in black Ishime Urushi natural lacquer (from a processed tree sap).
Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic movement. Time it told "souscription style" via a porthole and a single disc that spins behind it. A nice looking watch meant to showcase the art of the dial - as many other Angular Momentum timepieces are. Available in limited amounts soon.
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