SPINNAKER BRADNER LIMITED EDITION
Spinnaker is proud to announce the release of the new Spinnaker Bradner Bascom Limited Edition. The Brander Bascom is a select edit crafted within the neo-vintage Bradner silhouette but injected with flair borrowed from very modern engineering. Most obviously the watch features a forged carbon fibre dial glazed in hues of matte black and reflective grey.
The Bascom takes its name from Willard Bascom, an engineer, adventurer and scientist, as well as a writer, photographer, painter, miner, cinematographer, and archaeologist, who first proposed using Neoprene for wetsuits to fellow scientist, Hugh Bradner. Between Bradner and Bascom the development of the wetsuit helped develop scuba and other ocean bound activities in the 1950s.
Forged carbon is a form of carbon fibre composed of tiny carbon fibre composite materials that are moulded and “forged” at a high temperature with a resin hardener. As a result, a strong, lightweight material is produced, which is an excellent choice for high performance engineering. Indeed, the material was pioneered by researchers at Lamborghini working to create more complex geometries using the strength and light weight of carbon fibre.
The forging process results in a distinctive and well-liked speckled effect on the surface. This effect is created by the random placement of carbon flakes, which leads to unique and unreproducible one-of-a-kind patterns on each section of the dial. Spinnaker’s watchmakers access this material layering luminous powder throughout, before CNC cutting dial blanks, which are eventually printed upon and laid with indexes prior to final assembly.
The result is an awesome one-of-a-kind, organic light luminously charged dial which further adds to the wow factor of this timepiece and backgrounds the luminous on the index and hands of the Bascom.
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