German watch manufacturer Archimede was founded in 1924 by Karl Ickler, and to this day the company maintains its legacy of impeccable craftsmanship and innovative design. The Archimede collection offers functional pilots watches, classic marine watches, elegant dress watches, robust divers and sports watches with automatic, hand wound and chronograph versions. All cases are manufactured by Ickler and are made in Pforzheim, Germany.
Here are the ten finest Archimede watches of all time.
1. OutDoor Black - $1,010.85
Archimede has created many timepieces that feature a primarily black color scheme, but the OutDoor Black is their "blackest" watch yet. It has a hardened PVD coating to take its durability to the extreme, plus the strap is made of black PVD steel. The OutDoor Black has a Swiss made automatic movement, water resistance up to 200 meters, and an A/R coated sapphire crystal display.
2. SportTaucher GMT - $899.99
The SportTaucher GMT has a 12-hour display and can be set for a second time zone, a feature that few other watches can claim. This sporty timepiece features a black, steel, white, and red color palette and the 41.5 mm diver's case is made of brushed stainless steel. Black and white luminous indexes make its dial easy to read, while water resistance up to 300 meters makes this the perfect watch for outdoor adventurers.
3. Limited Edition 90 Years Ickler - $2,414.39
Archimede Watches released the Limited Edition 90 Years Ickler to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its founding by the Ickler family. The watch commemorates the company's past, but it has a host of cutting edge features and modern technology. A black Trikompax dial, blued steel luminous hands, and automatic movement with a custom Ickler rotor and Trikompax module are just the beginning of what makes this watch so special.
It also has a 42 mm brushed case, sapphire crystal case back, and blued steel logo on the crown. The buckle on this timepiece is engraved with "1924-2014" to honor the brand's legacy. To round out its functionality, the Archimede Limited Edition 90 Years Ickler has a crystal face with anti-reflective coating, is water resistant to 50 meters, and has a black leather strap with rivets.
4. SportTaucher Bronze - $1,185.25
The SportTaucher Bronze is a serious sports watch that is engineered to be highly reliable and precise to a fault. It has an automatic Swiss made movement, is water resistant to 300 meters, and contains a sapphire crystal display with anti-reflective coating on both sides for excellent readability in various lighting conditions.
A 41.5 mm bronze diver's case with a brushed finish holds a unidirectional rotating bronze bezel and a screw down crown with a classic Archimede Watches logo. The case back on this model is solid, and its black dial has luminous white indexes. The SportTaucher Bronze's leather strap is also designed for optimal durability and is comprised of leather with a rubberized backing.
5. Pilot 39 H - $680.42
Few pilot watches combine the fashion forward design, superior function, and beautiful craftsmanship that's seen in the Pilot 39 H. The combination of its riveted tan leather strap, black dial with modern luminous blue hands and luminous indexes, and 39 mm brushed stainless steel case make for a very attractive timepiece.
The Pilot 39 H is available in two screw down case back options: solid or mineral crystal, which allows the wearer to see the inner workings of the timepiece. The watch features an automatic Swiss Made movement, is water resistant to 50 meters, and has a custom designed pilot's crown.
6. SportTaucher K - $1,031.70
One of the edgier models debuted by Archimede Watches is the SportTaucher K. There are so many features that make this watch notable, and even the back sports a distinctive detail: a dramatic engraving of a divers' helmet, making it clear that this is a world class performer and not just a good looking timepiece. It integrates a Swiss made automatic movement and is water resistant to 300 meters.
The SportTaucher K has black and orange luminous indexes and dials, a stainless steel strap with a fold out extension and safety clasp, and a 41.5 mm diver's case made of brushed stainless steel. To top it off, the timepiece has a 360 degree unidirectional rotating bezel that displays cardinal directions.
7. Klassik Chronograph - $1,909.56
The Klassik Chronograph effortlessly blends technology and classic elements. The centerpiece of this watch is the contrast between its sleek black dial, 42 mm stainless steel case, and Milanaise mesh strap made of stainless steel. The result is an aesthetic that's sophisticated and decidedly masculine. It's the type of watch that can complement any attire and pull together an ensemble without issue. This chronograph watch contains a Swiss made automatic movement, sapphire crystal display with an anti-glare coating, and is water resistant to 50 meters. Hallmark Archimede details include an attractive 'A' logo on the crown and a dial with silvered hands.
8. 1950's - $636.52
The all-black watch takes a sleek and debonair turn with Archimede Watches' 1950's timepiece. The smooth black leather strap has black stitching, which perfectly complements the black and silver polished hands and black dial. A crown with an Archimede 'A' logo adds an extra touch of style. Marked indexes, a domed plexy crystal face, and mineral crystal screw down case back give the watch excellent durability and readability in all conditions. It has a 39 mm stainless steel case that's polished and brushed, and a Japanese made automatic movement.
9. DeckWatch A - $790.24
Archimede watches DeckWatch A has a bit of a nautical edge and packs a ton of fashion versatility. It can easily go from the board room to the golf course and on to a late night dinner, thanks to a neutral, stylish color palette and features that make a subtle statement. Blued steel hands, a black leather strap with white stitching, and silver and black indexes combine to create a very handsome aesthetic. The DeckWatch A has a hand wound movement, 42 mm stainless steel case with a brushed and polished finish, and a screw down case back. It's not short on functionality, as this timepiece has a very durable sapphire crystal face with A/R coating and is water resistant up to 50 meters.
10. Klassik 42 G, $702.37
The Klassik 42 G has a timeless aesthetic and is built from fine quality components. It has a Swiss automatic movement and a 42 mm brushed and polished stainless steel case. The coin edged bezel adds distinction and visual interest to the design, while deep blue hued hands accent the silver guilloche dial. Completing the Klassik 42 G is a blue alligator leather strap that matches the dial's hands. This model contains a sapphire crystal display, screw down case back, and is water resistant to 50 meters.
Written by Garrett Parker
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