The divers' watch, redefined
Atelier Holgur is pleased to unveil the Frømand, a model that redefines the divers’ watch genre by encompassing many luxurious features seldom found on subaquatic-themed timepieces.
The Frømand, a divers’ watch that is equally at home complementing a lounge suit or jeans as it is underwater (water-resistant to 300m). It proffers versatility, functionality and a notable degree of style. The name, Danish for ‘frogman’, celebrates the military divers of yesteryear, however, the design language is contemporary, ideally suited to the here and now.
A skeleton movement with a diver’s watch
A characteristic of Atelier Holgur is that we do not doggedly follow the pack. In this instance, we have turned to Swiss high-end movement specialist, Schwarz Etienne to commission an automatic skeletonised movement featuring a micro-rotor.
Historically, divers’ watches were utilitarian objects with functionality influencing their appearance. Although some designs have proved popular with desk divers, in some instances models have lacked eye appeal. Moreover, divers’ watches have often been devoid of luxurious touches.
Atelier Holgur believe that practicality and style are not mutually exclusive and that a divers’ watch can be luxurious. This philosophy is manifest with the Atelier Holgur Frømand, a model that redefines the notion of a divers’ watch.
The dial of the Frømand is snailed and dressed in an inky shade of black, serving as a foil for the adjacent white accents. The hour and minute hands are black near the centres, but are predominantly executed in a brilliant shade of white, matching the colour of the indexes. Atelier Holgur has applied three-dimensional luminescent material (green emission) to the hands, indexes and the small seconds indication positioned at 6 o’clock, granting superb readability at all times while adding depth to the composition.
Measuring 40mm in diameter, the Atelier Holgur Frømand is housed in Grade 5 titanium. This lightweight alloy is corrosion-resistant, non-magnetic and hypoallergenic. Not to be confused with lower-cost Grade 2 titanium, Grade 5 titanium is composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. It is stronger than Grade 2 titanium and can be polished. In this instance, Atelier Holgur has chosen to endow each component with either a polished or microblasted finish. The case, lugs, crown protector and buckle are all made of Grade 5 titanium.
The Frømand comes supplied with two straps made from recycled ocean plastic, produced by tide ocean material®. The first strap is fitted with a Hook & Loop fastener and pin system, allowing the wearer to view the movement to the rear. An additional single loop diving strap is also supplied with the watch.