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Introducing the Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch

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Today, Arcadia has launched the Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch on Kickstarter. This  Wyoming-based brand is the first to incorporate graphene into a field watch. The proprietary graphene coating, DuraPhene™, is mechanically and thermally sealed to the stainless steel substrate producing a surface 200X stronger than steel, with enhanced corrosion resistance, and anti-microbial properties.

Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch

The 40mm Model G1.0 features a compass rose discretely displayed on the chapter ring, military-style numerals, bold precision crafted lumen filled hands, and large round lumen-filled indicators, which complement an ivory face reminiscent of a vintage enameled dial. The dial is set into a custom, thin-wall, stainless steel case which allows a larger viewing area.  

Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch

In addition to the screw down back, “O” rings are incorporated to assure water-resistant protection beyond 5ATM.  The internal mechanism is the workhorse Miyota 2035 quartz movement by Citizen. The G1.0 is complemented by an embossed carbon fiber patterned genuine leather band, quick release band pins, with the Arcadia™ mark laser etched on the clasp and embossed on the inside of the band. All of this is handsomely presented in a branded leather presentation case. The suggested retail price is $349.  

Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch

Arcadia treats the G1.0 watch case with DuraPhene™, a proprietary thermally fused graphene coating designed to essentially become part of the substrate matrix which offers superior strength and adherence. In 2010, two researchers from the University of Manchester were awarded the Noble Prize for the graphene discovery. Basically, it is a two-dimensional allotrope of carbon. Graphene is only one atom thick but harder than a diamond, 200x stronger than steel, highly conductive and corrosion resistant, can flex 20% without damage, and is anti-microbial. 

Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch wrist

“The Arcadia Field Watch and coating, has been under development for almost two years” stated Hal Herron, Arcadia’s president. “The technical challenge was working with the wonder material graphene, which was finally accomplished. Our team has successfully integrated leading-edge materials with functional urban design.” 

The Arcadia G1.0 promises to be a tough and innovative new watch. For more information visit: www.arcadiawatches.com, the G1.0 Kickstarter page, or email info@arcadiawatches.com and be sure to check back with The Time Bum in the next couple of days for a hands-on review of the G1.0! ⬩

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