Volna Volnatomic Collection – Crime Scene, Radioactive and Atomic Central Models

The Volnatomic collection by Swiss watch brand Volna was unveiled at Baselworld 2010 by Sebastien Bottinelli (co-founder of Volna) and Yvan Arpa (creator of Romain Jerome’s Titanic DNA).

Volnatomic collection features traditional Swiss watchmaking embodied through a self-winding movement, a Large Date Dubois Dépraz calibre and Concepto tourbillon play with the concept of forbidden territory and nuclear danger by adopting the famous black and yellow colour codes.

Code diversion, creative irony and ostentatious provocation: Yvan Arpa is once again exploring forbidden territory. After lightning, rust and dust, all classic enemies of watchmaking, he is displaying the yellow and black colours seared into the collective consciousness as symbolising danger and embodying a warning signal.

Nuclear technology, an explosive subject with strong negative connotations, is looking for enthusiasts, connoisseurs or initiates prepared to make light of threats and advocating atomic energy as epitomising the very essence of matter.

The toxic skull atomic symbol and emergency exit signs appear on a black and yellow dial framed by a bezel with a striped pattern composed of either alternating matt or polished black finishes or by alternating colours, according to the Crime Scene, Radioactive and Atomic Central models. The figurative elements on the watch, such as the warning triangle, the skull or the atomic propeller blade serve an aesthetic role as well as conveying a cleverly diverted symbolism.

Volnatomic Atomic Central

Functions
Hours – minutes – small seconds at 6h – large date

Movement
Mechanical self-winding Dubois Dépraz calibre performing 28,800 vibrations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Jewelling: 21 jewels

Case
316 steel, satin-brushed and treated with a black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating
Diameter : 46.5mm
Water resistance : 50 metres
Caseback : Sapphire crystal adorned with toxic skull symbol and atomic symbol
Bezel: Striped with alternating black, matt or polished finishes
Crown: matt black with polished atomic symbol
Crystal: 2.5 mm thick spherical sapphire, glareproofed on both sides

Dial
Two-tone with graded shades of colour running from yellow to black
Hands: yellow for the hours and minutes, shaped like an atomic symbol for the small seconds

Strap
Genuine rubber with hand-sewn stitching, steel black PVD-coated double-pin buckle.

Volnatomic Crime Scene

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement performing 28,800 vibrations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Oscillating weight shaped like an atomic symbol

Case
316 steel, satin-brushed and treated with a black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating
Diameter : 46.5mm
Water resistance : 50 metres
Caseback : sapphire crystal adorned with toxic skull symbol and atomic symbol
Bezel : two-tone “Crime Scene” model with black and yellow stripes in steel and hybrid ceramics
Crown: matt black with polished atomic symbol
Crystal: 2.5 mm thick spherical sapphire, glareproofed on both sides

Dial
Two-tone, black with yellow motifs
Hands: yellow for the hours and minutes, black for the seconds

Strap
Genuine rubber with hand-sewn stitching, steel black PVD-coated double-pin buckle.

Volnatomic Radioactive

Model: Radioactive Yellow

  • Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement performing 28,800 vibrations per hour; 42-hour power reserve; Oscillating weight shaped like an atomic symbol
  • Case: 316 steel, satin-brushed and treated with a black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating
  • Diameter : 46.5mm
  • Water resistance : 50 metres
  • Caseback : open with sapphire crystal adorned with yellow toxic skull symbol
  • Bezel : two-tone with black and yellow stripes in steel and hybrid ceramics
  • Crown: Matt black with polished atomic symbol
  • Dial: Two-tone, black with yellow atomic symbol
  • Hands : yellow for the hours and minutes, black for the seconds
  • Crystal: 2.5 mm thick spherical sapphire, glareproofed on both sides.
  • Strap: Genuine rubber with hand-sewn stitching, steel black PVD-coated double-pin buckle

Model: Radioactive Black

  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement performing 28,800 vibrations per hour; 42-hour power reserve; Oscillating weight shaped like an atomic symbol
  • Case: 316 steel, satin-brushed and treated with a black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating
  • Diameter : 46.5mm
  • Water resistance : 50 metres
  • Caseback : sapphire crystal adorned with toxic skull symbol and atomic symbol
  • Bezel : striped with alternating black, matt of polished finishes
  • Dial: Two-tone, black with yellow motifs
  • Hands: yellow for the hours and minutes, black for the seconds
  • Crown: matt black with polished atomic symbol
  • Crystal: 2.5 mm thick spherical sapphire, glareproofed on both sides.
  • Strap: Genuine rubber with hand-sewn stitching, steel black PVD-coated double-pin buckle

 

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