JS Watch co. The Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition

Icelandic Watch Manufacturer JS Watch co. Reykjavik unveils the Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition, created in special celebration of the brand’s Master Watchmaker Gilbert O. Gudjonsson 45th work anniversary as a Watchmaker. This timepiece will be produced in a limited edition of 45 pieces only.

Inspired by the foundations of the watchmaking tradition which the JS brand has built on and celebrating the 45 years of non-stop craftsmanship of Master Watchmaker Gilbert Ó Gudjonsson and his Watchmaking expertise that has reflected a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance on the JS brand, the JS team has created a Special Anniversary Edition Timepiece to honour him.

Gilbert Ó Guðjónsson was born and raised in Reykjavik City, he had an interest in mechanics from a young age, and Watchmaking has therefore been the perfect career for him. His first encounter with watches was in 1966 when he signed up for an apprenticeship with a provincial watchmaker in Reykjavik and started studying watchmaking in the Technical school of Reykjavik. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1970 he worked at this provincial watch repair shop before opening his own workshop in 1977.

Gilbert has over 45 years of experience in the watch industry working as an independent Watchmaker and a Master Watchmaker for JS Watch co. Reykjavik which is the first and only Watch Manufacturer in Iceland. He was honored by being nominated Icelandic Craftsman of the year in 2009 and in February  2014, the Gilbert Workshop and JS Watch Company Reykjavik won the prestigious ‘Shop of the Year’ award (Njarðarskjöldurinn).

This Special Edition Watch has a solid Sterling Silver dial Guilloched by hand with Roman numerals and Flame Blued Breguet style hands, housed in a 44 mm Stainless Steel “316L” case with a Curved Anti Reflective Sapphire Crystal and See-through Sapphire Crystal back, where you can view the Swiss Made hand wound uniquely modified and decorated Unitas based movement with custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge, Côtes de Genève stripes and unique engraving, 17 jewels, blued steel screws, swan neck regulator, Glycudur screw balance, perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated balance bridge, sun polished wheels, Incabloc anti-shock protection and Nivarox hairspring.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss Made Mechanical movement with custom upgrades
Manual winding
17 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Gold plated finish
Custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge with Côtes de Genève stripes and unique engraving decoration
Swan neck regulator
Glycudur screw balance
Perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated balance bridge, sun polished wheels
Incabloc anti-shock protection and Nivarox hairspring

Case
Material: Surgical grade German Stainless Steel “316L”
Diameter: 44mm, height 11.5mm
Surface finish: Highly polished
Curved Sapphire Crystal with multi anti reflective coating on the inside
See-through Sapphire Crystal back
Water-resistance: 50 meters
Lug with: 22mm.
Hand engraved individual numbers

Dial
Solid Sterling Silver dial
Antique Gold finish
Golden Roman numerals
Guilloched by hand with an extremely precise intricate design
Hands: Flame blued Breguet style hands

Strap
Handmade 22mm Ostrich, Ostrich leg or Genuine Alligator with JS Watch co. Reykjavik buckle or optional deployment clasp
Steel bracelet also available

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