Movement : Automatic Landeron Cal. 24
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : April 2023
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 14.5mm
Lug to Lug : 47.5mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2023 Isotope Hydrium Pro Nordblad Limited to 100 pieces made in collaboration with Johanna Nordblad a Women’s World Record holder in cold water and free diving, so impressive are her achievements Netflix made a Bafta-nominated documentary called "Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive." The 40mm micro-blasted 316L stainless steel case curves over your wrist with stubby rounded lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 47.5mm and a case thickness of 14.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, we have a screw-down crown with deep knurling protected by crown guards. A unidirectional 120-click bezel has a serrated edge for extra grip and a black dive insert with 60-minute Super-LumiNova coated numerals, holding a domed sapphire crystal AR-coated above a black matte dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed surrounding white Arabic and baton indexes coated in Super-LumiNova mark the hours, the distinctive Isotope “i” hands are coated in the same luminance and complemented by a blue sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Isotope motif and at 6 o’clock Hydrium Pro “Nordblad” in blue, Automatic 1000ft completes this rugged collaborative dive watch. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back showcasing an automatic Landeron Cal. 24, 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, the movement is expertly decorated in Côtes de Genève and Perlage. The watch comes fitted on a 22mm quick-release black FKM tropic-style strap with a micro-blasted stainless steel signed buckle and the watch comes with its Isotope presentation box and paperwork.
I have now purchased a sold a handful of Isotope watches and the build quality and wrist presence is like few others, the shape of the case offers a truly unique wearing experience and one I would recommend coming in to try on if you can! Fantastic to see them using Landeron too, not often seen in the watch world, I do find they need a good wind before use but then they are off to the races!
José and Joana Miranda founded Isotope in 2016 based in England their brand name is derived from a scientific name for radioelements with unique half-lives found by radiochemist Frederick Soddy its meaning is "coming from the same place" in Greek. The word Isotope was suggested by a close friend of his wife Dr Margaret Todd at a dinner party in Glasgow in 1913, and was first published in "Nature" in 1913, he was later in 1921 awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They produce uniquely designed timepieces using traditional techniques such as enamelling and thermal heating metals.