Deeply rooted in Sweden, Octon is a young watch brand known for its sturdy adventurer’s watches. The country itself provided the perfect environment with its well over 250,000 islands, exposing each Octon watch from day one to the rough conditions of Sweden’s infinite shores. Where other watches reach their limits, Octon watches just begin to feel comfortable.
The name Octon derives from a special time period in the lunar eclipse cycle. What makes this brand so noteworthy is the fact that each customer can create their watch according to their own preferences and wishes. It all starts with the choice of dial, where the customer can choose between four different colours. Regardless the colour, each dial comes with super-strong Superluminova® Grade X1 indices, always guaranteeing extreme luminosity under all circumstances.
As far as the dial design is concerned, the watches all feature some of the most popular watch elements and manage to combine them harmoniously; the lightning bolt second hand, the iconic diver’s bezel and the snowflake hour hand are all familiar elements, but combined they create a completely new and unprecedented appearance.
The 120-click bezel either features a 60-minute scale or a 12-hour graduation.
It goes without saying that also the choice of the bracelet needs to be carefully considered. In typical Octon manner, there are no limits to your wishes. Whether it’s a stainless-steel bracelet, ZULU, NATO, rubber, Perlon or leather strap, the possibilities are immense. The drilled lug holes are another handy feature, allowing for an extremely fast and uncomplicated strap change. This makes Octon watches the perfect choice for all those who regularly give their watches a new look by switching the straps back and forth.
The last element up for choice is of course the calibre, the beating heart of every watch. The Swedes restrict their offerings to automatic calibres only. Banning the battery and opting for the environmentally friendly kinetic energy generated by the watch’s owner, which we applaud. Seiko’s solid NH35 already comes as the standard option. The Japanese movement reliably performs its work at 21,600 bph for over 40 hours when fully wound.
If you like it a bit faster, you can opt for the Miyota 9015. Also hailing from Japan, the calibre has a power reserve of 42 hours and a significantly higher frequency with 28,800 bph. This oscillation frequency is considered the perfect compromise between precision and power reserve. The final offering comes in the form of the legendary Swiss movement ETA 2824-2, also beating at 28,800 bph. It’s widely regarded as one of the most reliable calibres in the world and made for those who want to give their Octon watch the premium upgrade.
As is right and proper for a genuine adventurer’s watch, each 316L surgical grade stainless steel watch case has a water resistance of 300m, complete with a screw down crown and caseback, as well as a domed sapphire crystal.
With an Octon watch, you are not only wearing an adventurous daredevil on your wrist, you are also doing something good; 10% of the company’s profits go to SeaLegacy, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of the oceans. Octon is the perfect way into a stylish, adventurous and clean world.
Make sure to check out Octon’s website.
This is a sponsored post written for Octon by Montredo.