Lighter than stainless steel and resistant to corrosion, titanium is a great material for making sports and diving watches. Unfortunately, titanium watches scratch easily. For the first time in watch making, Danish brand ORLO utilizes the properties of Ticonite to enhance the scratch resistance of titanium watches.
Developed by the Technical University of Denmark, Ticonite is a revolutionary, completely scratchproof titanium material made with a patented surface hardening technology using heat and certain gasses in a highly controlled manufacturing environment. This gives Ticonite a surface hardness of 1200HV, without changing its appearance, and makes Ticonite 3-5 times harder than untreated conventional titanium and stainless steel. Ticonite maintains its superior properties in terms of strength, extreme corrosion-resistance, and incredible low weight.
Partnering with the Technical University of Denmark, ORLO is launching the first-ever Ticonite watch in the world – the ORLO Ticonite. The ORLO Ticonite is powered with a Miyota Caliber 9015, 24 jewel automatic movement. The watch is worn on a natural black rubber strap. Measuring 42 mm in diameter, this diving watch is super light and waterproof to 12 ATM (120 m). The watch features domed sapphire crystal glass, SuperLuminova dial and hands, and a screw case back and crown.
The ORLO Ticonite is available for Super Early Bird backers on Kickstarter at a price of USD 900. This is 50% off the suggested retail price of USD 1,800.
For more details visit the ORLO Ticonite Kickstarter campaign page.
3-part scratchproof polished Ticonite case with aluminium inlay and SuperLuminova. Made in Denmark
Size 42 mm diameter, 14 mm in height
22 mm space between the lugs
Weight 70 grams (without strap)
Case back: Screw case, scratchproof, polished Ticonite. With embossed ORLO logo. Made in Denmark
Crown: Screw crown, scratchproof, polished Ticonite. Made in Denmark
Vintage inspired domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Bezel: Turnable, 60 clicks, scratchproof, polished Ticonite. Made in Denmark.
Buckle: Scratchproof, polished Ticonite. Made in Denmark.
Water resistance 12 ATM (120 m)
Miyota Caliber 9015, 24 jewel, automatic self-winding movement. Made in Japan
Power reserve 42 hours
Blue, Green or Black
Hands: Hour, minute & second hands. Hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova. Made in Switzerland
Applied index with SuperLuminova. Made in Germany
22 mm natural black rubber strap (Caoutchouc)
Spring bar with easy release
Made in Switzerland