Project THOR – Design Thread 5
The purpose of this thread is to discuss which of the following watch cases we should use for the Project THOR Limited Edition watch.
So far we have established four key elements of the Project THOR design through our discussions and votes: the design will be an original design (not an homage); the watch will be limited to a cost of €1000 (VAT incl.); it will be powered by a Soprod 9335 GMT movement; and it will be designed using aviation cockpit clocks as an inspiration.
Now we have to determine which case will house the watch. Take some time to examine the list of available cases (and their respective materials) and try to imagine which of them would best convey the look and feel of an aviation clock, and would be an appropriate base for the remaining components of the design that will need to cohesively work together.
Please note that the following illustrations have factored in the movement’s size and the spacing of its sub-dials in relation to each case size. Also important, the 24-hour sub-dial drawn at 6 o'clock is shown using a 12 mm diameter, which is as large as it can be and still clear the central hands. The power reserve complication works on a 120° arc (105° of running power plus a 15° red zone where the movement can potentially stop), and as the drawings show, the arc can be positioned either above or below its dial location.
The red arrow at 4.5 o’clock indicates the position of the pusher to set the 24 hour hand.
Finally, please be aware that there will be a separate discussion and vote to decide the case material (if applicable) and finish. DLC, and PVD (in different colour options), are possible options. Of course it will be important to keep these options in the back of your mind when selecting a case, but the primary focus for this thread and vote should be to determine an appropriate case shape and size for our project.
Watch cases available for Project THOR use:
42 mm Size (22 mm lug width)
Military 42 (bronze, stainless steel)
Ocean One (bronze, stainless steel, titanium)
Ocean One Vintage (stainless steel)
43 mm Size (22 mm lug width)
Ocean Two (stainless steel)
44 mm Size (22 mm lug width)
Ocean Forty-Four (stainless steel)
Marine Officer (bronze, stainless steel)
Nav B-Uhr/Marine 44 (bronze, stainless steel, titanium)
45 mm Size (24 mm lug width)
47 mm Size (22 mm lug width)
Nav B-Uhr/Marine 47 (bronze, stainless steel, titanium)