Right after the playful Angular Momentum Bronze Timepiece Bz No. 1, the independent Swiss brand introduces a more sober polished replica Angular Momentum Classic Bronze hand-wound watch featuring a more scratch-resistant case and a milky white Grand Feu enamel dial.
Angular Momentum has just released a press release regarding its second watch that is going to be encased in a mid-sized 38 mm body made of copper and aluminum bronze alloy.
Of course, bronze has its drawbacks, too. It is prone to oxidation, for example, but this problem is easily solved with regular polishing the timepiece using special pastes.
Featuring mirror-polished surfaces with down-turned lugs and an elegant bezel, the best Angular watch replica looks absolutely gorgeous.
The only detail that slightly spoils the picture is the huge 8 mm fluted winding crown, which is made of some white metal (steel, perhaps?) and is adorned with a black onyx cabochon. But that’s mostly a matter of personal taste, I suppose.
Widely used in industrial applications, the alloy is known for its extremely high resistance to corrosion and high hardness. The aluminum bronze, which is used for the case of this particular model, is rated at 380 HV (Vickers.)
Compare this to the 190 — 220 HV of the 316L surgical grade stainless steel, which is used in most watches. The usual 18-carat gold is rated from 85 to 125 Vickers, which makes it even more prone to scratches than steel.
The dial is made using a highly complicated Grand Feu enameling process. The technique not only lets making extremely long-living dials, but also allows for a high-contrast printing of numerals.
Photos: Angular Momentum
Angular Momentum Classic Bronze & Grand Feu Enamel hand-wound watch specification
Movement decoration: Decorated by hand
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Aluminum Bronze
Bezel material: Aluminum Bronze
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 38.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: White Grand Feu enamel
Hands: Gold, plume-shaped
Water resistance: N/A
Case back: Sapphire
The gold plume-shaped hands are not covered with any amount of luminescent substance, but that’s absolutely normal for the classic-styled Angular copy watches.