The Monmouth and Pembroke both feature a sapphire crystal (which is further enhanced with an anti-reflective coating). Renowned for its durability, scratch resistance, and clarity, sapphire crystal is an ideal choice for a versatile watch designed for every occasion.
The term sapphire is often used to refer to any blue gemstone, but in the context of watches, it generally refers to a specific type of crystal made from corundum, an extremely hard and durable mineral. Sapphire crystals are created through a process known as crystallization, in which the corundum is heated to a high temperature and then cooled slowly in order to form a crystal structure.
One of the main advantages of using sapphire crystal in our watches is its extreme hardness and scratch resistance. Sapphire crystal is one of the hardest materials known to man, second only to diamond in terms of Mohs hardness. This means that it is able to withstand the rigors of everyday wear and tear, making it an ideal choice for watches that are exposed to the elements on a daily basis.
In addition to its durability, sapphire crystal is also known for its clarity and transparency. This makes it an ideal choice for the caseback of the Pembroke, which displays the automatic Seiko NH35 movement of the watch.
The Pembroke features a CuSn8 bronze case. CuSn8 bronze watches are a popular choice among watch enthusiasts due to their unique, rustic appearance and durability.
Bronze is an alloy made up of copper and tin, with trace amounts of other elements such as zinc, aluminium, and nickel. It has been used for centuries in various applications, including jewellery and watches. One of the main advantages of bronze is that it develops a patina as it interacts with its environment over time, which gives it a unique, aged look.
CuSn8 bronze watches are known for their rugged, industrial appearance and are often favoured by those who are looking for a watch that can stand up to rough conditions. They are also resistant to corrosion, making them a good choice for those who work in wet or humid environments.
Overall, CuSn8 bronze watches are a great choice for those who are looking for a durable, rustic-looking watch that can stand up to tough conditions. Whether you are an adventurer, a professional, or just someone who appreciates the unique look of bronze, the Pembroke is sure to be a stylish and reliable choice. Discover more about the Pembroke here!
The Monmouth and Pembroke both house an automatic NH35 movement. Made by Seiko in Japan, the NH35 is a self-winding mechanical movement that is powered by the movement of the wearer's wrist. The NH35 is known for its reliability and durability, making it a popular choice among watchmakers.
The NH35 movement is a manual winding movement that can also be wound by hand using the crown. It has a power reserve of approximately 41 hours. The movement features a date function, with the date being displayed at the 3 o'clock position on the dial of both the Monmouth and the Pembroke. The movement is also easy to service and maintain, which makes it a great choice for watch collectors and enthusiasts.
In terms of accuracy, the NH35 movement is known to be accurate, with a tolerance of around +-20 seconds per day. However, the accuracy of the movement can be affected by factors such as the position in which the watch is worn and the overall condition of the watch.
Overall, the NH35 is a reliable and accurate movement that is widely used in wristwatches. Its durability and easy maintenance make it a popular choice among watchmakers and collectors alike.