The Model 1 with Glasgow-made fumé enamel dial, seen here in
Payne's Grey. anOrdain developed this painstaking technique over several years, refining it recently to exaggerate its smoky effect and add more depth to the outer perimeter.
The Model 1 Payne's Grey Fumé will return soon.
Our fumé dials are the result of a mistake that led to extensive experimentation by our in-house enamellers to recreate the effect uniformly. Once achieved, they developed the method further to create a dial with a tantalising smoked edge. To our knowledge, this is the first fumé dial realised in enamel.
Unique depth of colour
This smoky grey takes its name from the painter William Payne, who invented and popularised the practice of combining coloured paint pigments to create a deep, shadowy alternative to the colour black.
Heat treated hands
Our enamellers and watchmakers applied themselves to master the craft of heat tempering steel. The hands are individually polished, and then carefully tempered to create an even and consistent ‘straw’ finish.
Inspired by cartographic maps of the Highlands, the numerals and indices on the Model 1 Fumé are enhanced by the dial’s fuliginous edge.
Our enamel dials are between two and three times the thickness of a standard painted brass watch dial. At only 11mm in depth, we've designed the case to showcase and protect the dial whilst fitting comfortably under a cuff.
Choice of straps
We offer straps in a variety of materials and sizes to suit your needs. All of our straps are made in Germany by a company which has been in business for over 70 years. See our strap fitting guide.
Bespoke case engraving
The solid case back allows us to offer bespoke case engraving. Simply click ‘Custom engraving’ to enter a personalised message or map engraving.
ETA 2824-2 Movement
Driven by an ETA 2824-2 movement, this watch can easily be serviced by virtually any watchmaker.
Lug to lug length: 46mm
Case depth: 11mm
Case finish: Polished
Strap width: 18mm
Dial: Vitreous enamel on silver
Movement: ETA 2824-2 modified to remove date position and individually regulated
Glass: Sapphire with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating
Hands: Made in-house and individually thermally treated by hand
Case back: Solid screw-in
Warranty: 5 years
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