1805 POCKET WATCH.
The 1805 series is a true homage to the unmistakable style of the First French Empire. The 1805 is a Napoleonic- inspired pocket watch, drawing from relics of past centuries. Modernized with an analog alarm and snake coil chain, it is offered with a desk stand and two choices of chain clasps. This timepiece establishes an iconic demeanor fit for modern times.
Designed 2010. Released 2012
Design Direction and design work done at Mage Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
After completing illustrator orthographic views a 3D cad file was built for early stage prototyping. We had several rounds of rapid prototyping samples to get as close to the final product as possible and to correct any design flaws. Each time we narrowed down the sizing and certain design features. I also had to make sure to build the case to correctly fit the Swiss ETA 804.192 quartz movement.
The casing and metal elements on this watch are made of 316 L stainless steel with black PVD treatment, and to prevent scratching an anti-reflective domed mineral crystal covers the dial with added sapphire coating. A rubber gaskets is placed between the case and back plate to prevent damage from water or impact. .