The case of the watch will be made from 316L Stainless Steel, also known as marine grade stainless steel. There are many types of stainless steel. 316 is known for its increased corrosion resistance. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 10% nickel, commonly known as 18/10 stainless, is often used in cutlery and high-quality cookware. The finish will be bead blasted, which will give it a matt satin like finish, to avoid unwanted scratches and keep a low reflectivity. ProteaThe design of the case is inspired by the protea flower. Proteas are the national flower of South Africa, and commonly found in the Drakensberg region, the mountain range of which the watch is named after. The case tapers outwards from the base, and seamlessly joins the bezel. The edge of the bezel is coin edged, but also tapers out as it runs downward. The lugs join the tapered sides of the case with a hard line and will have bevelled outer edges. This will give the watch a stealth-like, machined appearance – a tool watch designed for the rugged outdoors. Sapphire crystal will protect the dial. Sapphire is virtually scratch resistant, one step down from diamond. The bezel top surface will curve at the same angle as the curve of the crystal, reducing the surface friction seams in the case – less likely to catch on a cuff. Measurements:

  • Lug to lug: 48.5mm
  • Lugs: 22mm
  • Width without crown: 42mm
  • Height: 14mm

 

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