Photo Essay: Arcadia AC01-V2
Arcadia is the boutique brand of the Fleurier Watch Company that was originally found in the 19th century and brought back to life in 2007. With three types of collections (four if you include the watches made on request), Arcadia is able to fulfill the demand of all sorts of watch consumers. Arcadia has a Contemporary line of watches to which the reviewed AC01-V2 belongs, a Vintage collection that grabs back to chronographs of yesteryear and a collection especially for ladies.
We received an Arcadia AC01-V2 for review and we’d like to share the pictures we took with our readers.
This AC01-V2 chronograph by Arcadia has this unusual shape and is packed with all kinds of cool details. The AC01-V2 comes on a superb finished leather strap with a single folding clasp with the Arcadia logo engraved.
As you can see, the sapphire crystal has these diamond shaped facets all around and is attached to the case by 4 screws. The lugs on the Arcadia AC01 look really massive, but they are flexible and will adjust to any type or size of wrist.
The chronograph pushers remind us of racing car pedals. Although they don’t stick out the case that far, perhaps even not far enough for the eyes, they really feel like silk when using them. The winding crown has a nice finish as well and features the Arcadia logo. It’s easy to grasp and use by unscrewing it at first and then pull it for time setting and changing the date.
The ETA 2892-A2 movement with Dubois-Depraz module is a solid looking movement and has been proven to be an accurate friend over the years (since 1982). It does not only have a chronograph feature, it also has a 24 hour indicator at 12 o’clock.
The AC01-V2 retails for CHF 9900 excl VAT or 9795 EUR including VAT.