Recently, we paid attention to the newly launched AGELOCER “The Volcano Series ” project on the kickstarter crowdfunding platform, whose design concept comes from the geological movement of volcanic eruptions. With this article we dig deep into AGELOCER’s “Volcano Watch”, from design concept to watchmaking technology, to see what surprises this watch has.
Beyond the popular unique design concept – eternal vitality
Whether on land or in the ocean, volcanoes are spread all over the world, and dozens of volcanoes are in motion every day. The molten magma has shaped the Earth’s surface, leaving craters that propel mountain peaks high. When the magma cools, a desolate landscape forms again. We know that volcanoes give birth to life. Each volcanic eruption sends nutrients from deep underground, breaking down the newly formed rock into fertile soil that allows life to flourish around the globe. Of course, volcanic eruptions also remind us all the time that life is so fragile that a single eruption may destroy all civilizations. It reminds us that we should protect the environment and respect nature at the moment.
The design concept of the AGELOCER “The Volcano Series”- a watch inspired by volcanic activity, using watch design to tell the power of the earth’s 4.6 billion years of metabolism and regeneration. AGELOCER incorporates volcanic shapes and elements into the mechanical dial, presenting a sense of impact and power.
Different from the time reading method of traditional watches, it adopts a creative three-hand separation reading method, in which the instant hand, minute hand and second hand are separated. All hands of this watch have been carefully designed to interpret the vitality of the earth in the multi-level hollow dial. The 12-hour disk turns into a crater, and the “lava” continuously releases heat energy as the hour disk rotates. The design of the minute hand also refers to the lava flow process, and the traditional minute hand is creatively designed as a pointer with a three-way curved flow. The three hands are of different lengths, but they can take turns to accurately point to the dial of the triple minute hand in the upper right corner of the dial. This is the result of precise calculations and repeated tests by the designer. It is worth noting that the minute dial of this watch is based on lava ravines formed after the cooling of magma. It adopts CNC cutting technology, and the high-precision process eliminates internal stress to accurately and smoothly engrave lava-like smooth lines on the dial. The meticulous design of the independent small second disc shows the scene of volcanic lava flowing into the crack to form a vortex.
This is a series of stories about vitality, each watch model represents a different form of volcano
Volcanoes are not all the same. Some eruptions are accompanied by loud explosions, others silently flow lava, and some become sleeping volcanoes, providing fertile soil for life to flourish. AGELOCER’s “Volcano Series” gives time a new expression. The “Volcano Series” shows different forms of volcanic landform themes through different color schemes.
Orange · energy – volcanic eruption, the magma keeps roaring and roaring
Yellow · breakthrough – volcanic eruption accompanied by huge lightning and thunder
Blue · Hope – the water on the top of the mountain forms a pool, representing hope and courage
Green · Evolution – the combination of volcanic ash and water, life is evolving
80-hour automatic movement independently developed and designed by the brand
AGELOCER “Volcano Series” uses the Cal.A5505 automatic mechanical movement independently developed and designed by the brand. This movement replaces the traditional unilateral watch bridge with a horizontal bridge to form a more stable structure, which ensures the stable operation of the movement while maintaining a more balanced visual aesthetic. The movement adopts a magic lever two-way winding system. No matter which direction the pendulum rotates, it can automatically wind the watch. Wearing the watch normally can automatically store infinite energy, without worrying about the stop of the watch.
It is understood that the movement has a powerful performance of 80 hours of ultra-long kinetic energy storage, which is twice that of the ordinary movement, and it can still accurately time it after standing for 3 days. The vibration frequency is 28,800 times/1H, accurate to 1/8 second. For watches with long kinetic energy, the torque changes more smoothly during the energy release process of the clockwork, which improves the stability and accuracy of the watch. The daily error is controlled within ±15 seconds, which is far lower than the daily error of ±30 seconds, which is the international standard for mechanical watches.
The gun black movement is treated with a DLC carbon coating process, the front is polished with a fine fish scale pattern, and the back is satin-brushed for a metallic finish. All edges are chamfered and polished, the gun black automatic oscillating weight is engraved with gold lettering, equipped with 35 synthetic ruby bearings, fully showing the beauty of the machine.
Whether it is design or technology, AGELOCER’s “The Volcano Series” watches perfectly demonstrate respect and innovation for traditional hand-made watchmaking with innovative and modern features. The super early bird price on kickstarter is currently only $299, which is 50% of the normal price, limited to 50 pieces! Interested friends can pay attention to this product.