Concrete Sector Automatic Watch
From battlefields to modern cities, we use concrete materials to reinterpret the classic watch surface, paying tribute to the trench watch design from one hundred years ago.
In the middle of raging flames across the battlefield of World War I, taking out the pocket watch to check times can hardly meet the needs of men in combat. In order to quickly read the time, soldiers began to refit the pocket watch to wear on their wrists. This was the prototype of the "trench watch."
During the war, “Sector Dial” is used most commonly as the design for watches. Why? From a modern point of view, the design elements of Sector Dial are very simple: two concentric circles, the inner circle is divided into 12 equal parts for the hour hand, and the outer circle is divided into 60 equal parts for the minute hand. Return to the background of war times, such design is in line with the "quick and precise reading time" and is of great significance between life and death.
22 STUDIO When concrete meets the classic
“Sector Dial Design" emerged from the wartime and became a trend in the 1930s. Famous watch companies like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Longines still love to reproduce it as one of the classic models in recent years.
Unlike the vintage gentleman style reproduced by reputable watch makers, 22STUDIO uses masculine concrete to reinterpret the classic. With concrete that is necessary to modern architecture and master-class béton brut technique, we challenge the proportions and divisions of three-dimensional lines, creating a new contemporary look of Sector Dial concrete watch.
Béton brut technique A minute a grid
The dial of the "Concrete Sector Automatic Watch" is an integrally formed fair-faced concrete.
The term "béton brut " in architectural constructing technique refers to the casting of cement
all at once, the work completed as soon as the mold is opened. There will be no subsequent
processing or coating, to fully display the sheer beauty of a single material.
The three-dimensional grooves are cut into radial 12 and 60 equal parts. The shadow caused by the cutting is used as the time scale to accurately indicate every minute and second. The concrete grid rises slightly in the 22nd minute, echoing our brand name, creating a subtle tacit understanding that only the wearer knows.
Stable and durable Swiss automatic movement
【Concrete Sector Automatic Watch】uses Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic winding movement SW200-1: vibrations per hour 28’ 800bph, maximum power reserve is 38 hours, accuracy of +/- 20 sec/day, standard three hands of hour, minute and second, date display.
The luminous paint of the highest quality on the market: Super-LumiNova®, a product of the Swiss manufacturer LumiNova AG Switzerland. Generally called "Super Luminous" in Chinese, it is applied to the hour and minute hands, as well as the hour marker of the dial. A green luminous colour is chosen for its higher brightness, so even in a low-light environment, you can clearly read the time.
22STUDIO uses sapphire crystal glass for all of our wristwatch series. The hardness of sapphire crystal glass is second only to the hardness of diamonds, with a Mohs hardness of 9, which has the advantages of hardness, optical permeability, low friction and high temperature resistance. For watches with a darker dial colour (New Classic, Field), the glass has a special anti-reflective inner coating to reduce the problem of difficult reading due to the dark background.
New Classic Edition: wild primitivity
The brown leather strap, concrete dial, steel and copper parts are not electroplated or painted, showing the original colours and texture. After a long period of use, the leather will become more flexible; the brass hands and crown will oxidize and change colour; the stainless steel case will have various scratches. This kind of imprint produced by the passing of time is believed to bring up the most beautiful state of the products of 22STUDIO.
Concrete Grey Edition: sheer minimalism
The initial obsession of 22STUDIO undoubtedly started with “concrete” as its design gene to manifest singularity and minimalism in the colour grey. The Concrete Grey Edition shows the gradation of grey between different materials-concrete, stainless steel and leather. Without the interference of colours, the styling lines of the watch itself can be manifested clearly, and the green super luminous paint of the hands and the dial is set off by the grey background.
Field Edition: bluntly fearless
Field Edition is suitable for the popular Urban Outdoor style. The case itself can be seen as a blackened concrete grey model, the gradation from dark grey to black displays the overall design outline, with matching green super luminous paint and green nylon woven strap. Highly recommended for your daily choice of watch when dressed casually, keeping it low-key with a chic character.
【Concrete Sector Automatic Watch】 Q&A
Is this watch water-resistant?From the aspect of urban-use wristwatch, the whole series of [Concrete Sector Automatic Watch] are water-resistant 50 meters. This water-resistant indicator can be used to manage the lightness and size of the watch; adaptable to washing hands, being in the rain or even taking a shower. Of course, we still remind you to take off the watch when you swim, because an overload of instantaneous water pressure during swimming may cause water to enter the watch.
How tough is the concrete dial?For more than ten years, we have continued to refine the manufacturing process of concrete. The current formula of 22STUDIO is exclusively made of sulphoaluminate cement, with laboratory data showing a compressive strength of up to 11,000 pounds, which is three times the strength of ordinary Portland cement. Furthermore, it hardens quickly; demolding is possible after two hours. With our mold design, metal etching reinforced mesh, and fourteen-day constant temperature and humidity "curing method" to achieve maximum strength; we can confidently say that this is world-class quality.
Is this an original product, handmade in Taiwan?All concrete parts are hand-made in our workshop; every piece crafted by 22STUDIO is the product of time. We aspire to create with a personal touch, to avoid losing uniqueness caused by mass production, to adhere to the craftsmanship and workshop-style production for every piece of work, to carefully perfect every detail, in order to present our brainchild with the highest standard.
【Concrete Sector Automatic Watch】What customer service do we provide?Our watches come with a two-year warranty for malfunction and lifetime repair service (fees may apply). Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Concrete Sector Watch
From battlefields to modern cities, concrete materials have been applied to disconnect from the classic background; its simple design sets off the daily fashion.
Concrete Grey Edition: DNA 22 Original
A manifestation of our initial obsession of the colour grey. Sandblasted stainless steel case, Crazy Horse grey leather strap and the texture of cured concrete dial, subtly complement each other and merge into one. Different shades but overall grey, it can easily pair with various styles. It is as classic and easy to match as the N brand grey running shoes. Very suitable for both ladies and gents!
Chaos Edition: Nothing more dashing than this
Stainless steel case with matte black PVD coating, Crazy Horse olive green leather strap, paired with matte black hands and cured concrete dial, expressing a cool vibe from the vicissitudes of urban life.
Harbour Edition: the wandering heart is anchored
This colour scheme has always been 22STUDIO’s best-selling style. The stainless steel case with a brushed metal finish can best show the metal craftsmanship. Shiny silver hour and minute hands, bright blue second hand, paired with vegetable-tanned blue leather strap and dark grey concrete dial; a combination that embodies the aura of fashion prodigals.
Golden Age Edition: sunlight in the afternoon
Ivory white cured concrete dial, paired with golden matte PVD stainless steel case, shiny golden hour and minute hands, bright blue second hand, and vegetable-tanned caramel leather strap. With an overall soft tone, it is very suitable for appearing in the afternoon sunlight.
22STUDIO uses sapphire crystal glass for all of our wristwatch series. The hardness of sapphire crystal glass is second only to the hardness of diamonds, with a Mohs hardness of 9, which has the advantages of hardness, optical permeability, low friction and high temperature resistance.
Practical water-resistant performance
The whole series of [Concrete Sector Watch] are water-resistant 50 meters. This water-resistant indicator can be used to manage the lightness and size of the watch; adaptable to washing hands, being in the rain or even taking a shower. Of course, we still remind you to take off the watch when you swim, because an overload of instantaneous water pressure during swimming may cause water to enter the watch.
The art of concrete Designed and handmade in Taiwan
Starting from the [Fourth Dimension] series, 22 Studio has never stopped exploring the relationship between the three elements of "architecture, time and space." The brand new [Concrete Sector Watch] is the second watch series of 22STUDIO. Inspired by the classical features of the trench watch, it utilizes the concrete method of modern architecture, presenting itself as an urban wristwatch of a new concept.
We make every concrete dial by hand, because concrete is the most honest creation. A finished product involves only molding and demolding, nothing can be concealed or repaired. We choose our professional partners with great expectations. Every parts-supplier is carefully selected high-quality manufacturer. Japanese CITIZEN Miyota quartz movement, 316 medical grade stainless steel case, environmentally friendly lead-free brass crown, sapphire glass crystal, handmade vegetable-tanned leather strap; all of which are meticulously assembled by the master from Tainan of southern Taiwan. Every 22STUDIO wristwatch is a product of time and craftsmanship.