It’s been a while since E.C. Andersson Watch Company launched the first generation North Sea and much has happened with the company as a whole, and the North Sea watch in particular. Today, we are looking at the second generation, newly in-stock version of the North Sea with the calendar wheel exposed in the center of a pillow-cased sports watch.
A lot of research was made for the North Sea II in order to achieve high-end accuracy of the movement and new shock-absorbing properties. Among the news is a thicker AR-Coated double-dome sapphire crystal to enhance durability substantially and make the dial pop like never before. The crown has grown by a millimeter in diameter and been equipped with a sturdy, solid steel screw-down lock mechanism. A move that not only ensures great pressure resistance, but adds a new level of quality feel when handling the watch’s settings.
As E.C.Andersson Watch Company’s design philosophy emphasizes versatility and suitability to any environment, long-lasting illumination was critical. That lead the designers to simply apply thicker layers of bright lume on both indices and each hand. They also added a fine bevel to smooth out the edges of the calendar wheel, enhancing the overall harmony of the dial.
Perhaps the most important work was put in to the movement. “We wanted to keep the price tag at the same level as the standard North Sea, but provide a reliable high-end timekeeper, E.C.Andersson’s founder explains. “That lead us to modify the beloved Cal.NH05 movement to a new standard”.
The E.C.Andersson team dissembled the watches and regulated all movements by hand, reaching an accuracy that was beyond ambitions, comparable to far more expensive brands. The material used in the hands was replaced by lighter metals, making the hands run smoother and more impervious to shocks. The tubes of the central stem were tightened to ensure high tension and rapid communication between movement and hands. Finally, the frame was replaced by a solid metal movement holder and sturdier dial clamps. The North Sea II was born and is being sold in limited numbers here, with immediate and free world-wide shipping by DHL Express.
Made to match both the harsh climate out at sea and the more formal, social environment once docked in the harbor. Inspired by the early 1900’s pillow cases, the North Sea is a watch that pays tribute to the heritage of horology, merged with a progressive Scandinavian design language.
The North Sea is made to be highly visible in all conditions thanks to sharp illuminated indices, a distinctive minute frame and a unique, expressive white calendar wheel in contrast to the matte black dial. Sturdy caliber NH05 mechanical automatic movement, beating reliably for decades without service, equipped with an impressive 50-hour power reserve.
E.C.Andersson’s strong belief is that 40mm ring diameter is the golden measurement, it simply looks great on any wrist size and will stand the fluctuating trends thru the ages. Let your North Sea be passed on for generations.
The North Sea II watch is made in a limited number of 250 pieces, where about 50 pieces remain in stock after high demand since their recent relaunch, all individually numbered. The Watches comes with either Stainless Steel Mesh strap and Rubber bracelet for steel case edition, or Deep Blue NATO for the Black Edition.
E.C.Andersson Watch Company is offering a 12% discount for all Fratello-watches readers on the North Sea II Watch for a limited number of days, or until sold out. Apply “Fratello” in Checkout.