Singapore based Micro watch brand IRIDIUM announces the launch of Torpedo, a vintage styled automatic diving watch with 300 meters water resistance.
The IRIDIUM Torpedo watch features as rugged case CNC cut from Surgical Grade 316L Stainless Steel, a material used extensively in the shipping and seafaring world. This makes each Torpedo watch highly resistant to corrosion.
Its measures 42mm wide, 13.5 mm thickness and 51mm lug to lug. The other prominent features that ensure the optimum water resistance are the screw down crown, domed sapphire crystal glass and screwed-down case back.
The screw down crown of the watch features an engraved and luminous Iridium logo helps keep moisture out. The coin-edge, unidirectional 120-click bezel has fully lumed bezel markers (BGW9 Superluminova). The scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal maintains perfect visibility at all viewing angles.
Each Torpedo watch comes with a custom made fitted bracelet in Stainless Steel. 22m wide at the lug end, the bracelet features alternating beautiful brushed and polished elements. A secure diver’s clasp (Ratchet Buckle) holds it together and screws in the links make for easy sizing.
The watch will be released in six dial colors: Arctic White, Salmon Buff, Cloud Gray, Ocean Green, Reef Blue and Abyss Black. The hour markers are laser cut and filled with BGW9 Superluminova for an extremely bright glow and enhanced visibility.
Its laser cut hour and minute hands also feature bright BGW9 Superluminova for long lasting legibility in the darkest of environs. The movement powering this watch is Miyota 9015 Automatic, which beats at 28800 bph and has custom rotors.
On 30 March 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the IRIDIUM Torpedo diving watch.
During this 30 days long campaign, the brand offers special Kickstarter prices for its supporters. The pledges are available from S$ 575 (Appx. 425 US$). The brand has also announced that the estimated delivery would be in October 2021 after successful funding of the campaign, which ends on 29 April.
For more details, please visit the IRIDIUM Torpedo Kickstarter Campaign page.
Case: 316L Stainless Steel case
Dimensions: 42 mm X 50 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Water Resistance: 300 m (1000ft) / 30 ATM
Lug width: 22 mm
Crown: Screw-down crown with IRIDIUM logo filled with BGW9.
Bezel: 120 Clicks Steel rotating unidirectional bezel with BGW9.
Dial: Sunburst dials with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
Hands: Hands filled with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
Lens: Double dome sapphire crystal with Anti Reflective coating.
Movement: Miyota 9015 movement.
Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel with ratchet diver clasp and screws for easy sizing.
Caseback: Closed Screw-down with reverse engraved specs with Torpedo logo.
[Click here to visit the IRIDIUM Torpedo Kickstarter Campaign]