Introduced on Kickstarter by AXIOS WATCHES on the 20th August 2019, the Ironclad is an affordable 500m depth rated, Swiss Automatic diving watch, built with the high-end specifications of a serious dive watch.
The AXIOS IRONCLAD maintains the definitive dive watch silhouette and is infused with the brand’s design ideas, resulting in a watch that is reminiscent of the past but wears its own character.
The Ironclad is made of 316L surgical stainless steel, fully brushed with high polish on the case sides and exhibiting high corrosion resistance, high durability and strength. The case measures 40mm diameter, 13mm thickness (13.8mm with crystal) and 20mm lug width. A 120-click unidirectional ceramic bezel offers higher scratch resistance, a “nearly indestructible” property, strength and superior longevity. Generous and uniform application of C3 X1 Swiss Super-Luminova and BGW9 on applied indexes, hands and engraved bezel markings allow for maximum visibility in low light conditions.
AXIOS IRONCLAD is available in 5 versions: First Flight (Black sunburst dial, golden hands and accents, ceramic bezel with a splash of red at the 12 o’ clock triangular marker), Ocean Gulf (Black sunburst dial and blue-black ceramic bezel) Deep Blue (Blue sunburst dial, red seconds hands and blue ceramic dial) Horizon (Blue sunburst dial, blue ceramic bezel orange and white accents, orange minute and second hands and Northern Sky (Deep green sunburst dial, green ceramic bezel red seconds hands).
The AXIOS IRONCLAD watch is equipped with the Sellita SW200-1, a workhorse Swiss Automatic Movement. The SW200 is self-winding with an oscillating weight providing a 38-hour power reserve. The balance runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour (VPH) and the movement hacks, comprising 26-jeweled bearings.
The collection is named after the ferocious iron clad battleships used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century. The caseback of each Ironclad is engraved with an image of its namesake warship. The caseback also bears its name, “Axios Ironclad”, the movement “SW200” and the words “Now comes the reign of iron”, immortalizing the words of Rear Admiral John Dahlgren as he witnessed the first Ironclads ending the 3000-year reign of wooden man-of-war ships in naval warfare. Additionally, the batch and serial number of each Ironclad will be engraved on the caseback “A XXX/XXX”.
The bracelet is a fully brushed; three-link stainless steel build which tapers from 20mm to 18mm. The clasp is milled out, double locking with six micro-adjust positions. The Ironclads come fully coated with a scratch-resistant coating increasing the hardness of the watch exterior to 900-1100 HV. A double-dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside ensures a high degree of scratch resistance and minimal light distortion.
Axios Watches was conceived in 2018 by Elshan Tang, Stuart Ho and Justin Chiam. Incorporated in early 2019 in Singapore, Axios Watches was founded to produce high quality watches at a great price.