Denmark’s Arcanaut is one of a small, close-knit band of independents aiming to put Scandinavian design and watch manufacturing on the map.
Their ultimate mission is to become virtually self-sufficient, using Swiss components only for certain parts of their movements.
Arcanaut’s contribution is in high concept design, using sculptural case shapes and unusual dial materials in combinations never seen before in the watch industry while never swerving too far from the benefits of traditional horology.
The mission is seen in Arcanaut’s latest Arc II watches, the Havender and Klint, which both use stainless steel milled near Copenhagen for their angular cases with bead-blasted finish.
The latest models will be presented publicly for the first time at WatchPro Salon.
Those cases integrate seamlessly into interchangeable straps in colours described as Axe Red, Void Blue, Fett Green, Rex Brown, Kakarot Orange, Bondi Blue, Replicant White, and Black.
They are powered by Soprod A10 Swiss mechanical movements.
Arcanaut Arc II Havender
The Havender has a dial made from a specific layer of Scandinavian mussel shells that have a thin inner layer ground into a fine power that is then constituted into a lilac-hued composite block before being milled into the circular slices with white luminescent accents.
The dial can be seen through bold sword-shaped hollow hands with white tips.
Creating the dials is such a time-consuming and skilled process that Arcanaut has only committed to making 33 of the Havender watches.
Arcanaut Arc II Klint
Arc II Klint is described as Arcanaut’s most serene model in the family.
Its dials are made from a crisp white titanium dioxide composite, paired with tone-on-tone white lume.
There will be 25 of the Klints produced per year.
Both are priced at £3,202. They will be seen for the first time in the UK at WatchPro Salon, with pre-orders taken for delivery in March next year.
WatchPro Salon 2023
Arcanaut is appearing among a line up of 40 prestigious brands and a carefully curated lounge of pre-owned businesses exhibiting at this year’s WatchPro Salon, which takes place at The Londoner Hotel on Leicester Square from November 10 to 11.
The ever-expanding exhibitor list of watch brands and prestigious certified pre-owned traders includes:
ARCANAUT | AWAKE | BALL WATCH | BIANCHET | BMW EXPERIENCE LOUNGE | BLOOMBAR | BROOKLANDS WATCH COMPANY | CYRUS | CZAPEK & CIE. | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | EDWARD CHRISTOPHER | EBAY | ELLIOT BROWN | GERALD CHARLES | HERBELIN | IKEPOD | ISOTOPE | LUMINOX | MERAUD WATCHES | MOLEQUIN | ORIENT | OUT OF ORDER | PERRELET | QLOCKTWO | ROBOT WATCH | SEIKO | SHERPA | SINN | SQUALE | TEMPUS LORD | THE WATCH REGISTER | THE DEVOY GROUP | THE DIAMOND BOX | VAN BRAUGE | VICTORINOX | WATCHES OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE | WOLF | YEMA WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL | ZODIAC