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Watches with bronze alloy are absolutely trendy at the moment. The material, which is a mixture of copper and tin, polarizes like few other metals used in watchmaking. This is because bronze is changing over time, it oxidizes. Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch.
This also changes the colour and thus the entire appearance of the watch. But no matter whether you are a fervent fan of more resistant materials or love bronze for exactly these special properties – since this year at the latest, a watch in bronze look is a must for every watch collector. Reason enough to introduce a model to you in more detail. The Andersmann Bronze 1000M is an incredibly impressive diving watch and the first one with a bronze case from the still young brand, which conquered the watch market in 2019 with its first chronograph series. Why the Andersmann Bronze 1000M is more than just a watch with an extraordinary material and why I like this watch so much, you will find out in the following review.
The first impression of the Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch
The new diving watch comes in a rustic black case. Here was worked with much love to the detail. You can see that in every corner and at every end. The company logo is engraved in a plaque on the front. When you open the case, you will find tools for removing the bracelet embedded in foam next to the watch. What I was particularly pleased about was the warranty card that came with the bracelet, which contains information about the serial number and the model name. Now that is individuality!
The Andersmann Bronze 1000M is a massive diver’s watch in a striking used-look. Bronze has been a distinctive material throughout history, often in connection with shipbuilding, diving equipment and nautical instruments. The Andersmann Bronze 1000M with its design including diver’s bezel and transparent case back knows how to convey this “feeling” at first glance! A promising start… Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch.
The diameter of the case has a remarkable size of 44 millimetres. So there can’t be any discreet restraint on the wrist here. But it is always an eye-catcher. This is mainly due to the bronze look, which I have never seen on any other watch in this form before. Since the watch is still very new, the metal appears rather golden. Anyone interested should be aware, however, that this tone darkens over time and then resembles older copper coins. This “transformation” is also what makes bronze watches so fascinating. But as announced earlier – the Andersmann Bronze 1000M can do much more.
Let’s start with the facts! The Andersmann Bronze 1000M is available in three different versions, all of which differ slightly in the colour of their dials. Mine bears the reference number ANN0933. The case has a diameter of 44 millimeters and a height of a massive 16 millimeters. The maximum length of the case is even 52 millimetres. Andersmann uses a total of three different materials for its case components. While Andersmann uses light and resistant titanium for the case back, the dial is protected by sapphire crystal, whose special features we will come to in a moment. The viewing window in the case back is also made of the robust and scratch-resistant glass. The third component is the bronze alloy.
And we need to talk about that. The bronze alloy consists of CuSn8, a special mixture of copper and tin. Corrosion resistance is the keyword here! Less high-quality bronze alloys tend to corrode when they come into contact with air, water or salt. The consequence – the alloy darkens unevenly over the years. Unsightly stains appear. Here, however, the patina looks very high quality processed. The probability is therefore very high that the bronze alloy will develop a unique patina over the next few years under the influence of environmental conditions, which is appreciated by many watch collectors. Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch.
The exceptional height of the case is also due to the sapphire crystal, which with its double curvature brings it to a thickness of an incredible 4.4 millimetres (!)! It has an anti-reflective coating on both sides. So if you plan to take the Andersmann on sailing trips or out into nature in all weathers, readability will be no problem. On the underside, a 2.9 millimeter thick sapphire crystal allows a view of the movement. It also has a grey tint.
The case back is made of titanium and has a clean finish. It is screwed six times. This ensures, among other things, that the Andersmann is watertight up to a water pressure of 100 bar. So even dives to a depth of 1000 meters are no problem. Among other things, the waterproofness is engraved in the case back. According to its own information, the watch manufacturer decided to use titanium, as this improves the wearing comfort considerably. This high-tech material is known for its anti-allergic properties on the skin.
The fact that Andersmann attaches great importance to good functionality in the case is also evident in the crown with its decent size. In contrast to many other watches, the crown does not sit at 3, but 4 o’clock. Thus, the dimensions of the already massive case are not increased any further. The crown is less disturbing in everyday life. In my opinion, the operation is very easy due to the size and the ribbed surface. Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch.
The quality of the case does not come from anywhere. The diving watches are made in the famous watchmaker metropolis Biel in Switzerland.
The movement – Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch
Swiss quality is also reflected in the movement. Andersmann uses a Swiss ETA 2892-A2 automatic caliber, which is known for its very good workmanship and durability. This is ensured by the individual components such as balance, hairspring and regulator. The movement has a power reserve of 42 hours. People like me who can never get enough of the movement, put the timepiece down and looks at the fascinating movement with all its components through the glass window in the case back. Again and again, I especially like the small but fine details like the engraved Andersmann logo on the oscillating weight.
If you look at the dial, you’ll be a little suspicious at first: there are scratches on the surface. If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought it was a manufacturing defect. The truth is: each Andersmann Bronze 1000M is individually scratched by hand. So it is a real unique specimen in used-look. The dial of the Andersmann is tidy and very easy to read. The hour digits 3, 6, 9 and 12 are arabic and have a sufficient size, so that they could be read theoretically under water. The indices as well as the hands in bronze design are coated with SuperLumiNova luminous material. The indices glow evenly in the dark. Apart from single, clean prints and the engraved Andersmann ‘A’, the dial remains very clear and minimalistic. Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch.
A diver’s watch should not be without a real diver’s bezel. This is a unidirectional, counter-clockwise rotating bezel, which can be used to set countdowns of up to one hour. With 120 clicks, a countdown can be set with an accuracy of up to half a minute. The bezel is also made of bronze alloy, making it a perfect match for the much darker dial. The indices on the bezel are punched out.
The bracelet – Andersmann Bronze Diver Watch
Andersmann supplies a total of two different bracelets with their watch. For me, the rubber strap is definitely the first choice. It’s comfortable, doesn’t cause skin irritation and is the most flexible in everyday life. No matter whether I want to go out into nature or wear it during work – it looks classy, has a colour that matches the watch well and withstands all conditions. Here too, it is worth taking a look at the details. The Andersmann logo is engraved on the bronze pin buckle, but can also be found on the rubber strap.
If you are looking for alternatives, you will find them in the leather strap, which is also included. For nature, I still recommend the rubber strap. It is simply much more flexible.
Andersmann is a brand that you definitely must have on your screen in 2020 if you are interested in good quality as well as exciting diving watches. The 1000M certainly cannot convince with the latest high-tech features. But that is not the goal either. The Andersmann Bronze 1000M is a watch with character. It captivates with its unique design in bronze look. This looks especially good as a diver’s watch.
When it comes to quality, the 1000M does everything right. In the end it is all about the design. And that is definitely a matter of taste. I, for one, am of the opinion that a bronze watch currently belongs in every collection. If you are enthusiastic about the changing design, you should definitely take a closer look at the Andersmann Bronze 1000M. And be quick – because the edition is very limited with only 38 pieces. The price is $1888.
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