OPTIK INSTRUMENTS has today launched HORIZON. A watch that doesn’t display the time second by second, or even minute by minute. Instead, it shows the main waypoints in each hour; quarter-past, half-past and quarter-to the hour. We already use the terminology to convey the time to others, such as “it’s just gone half-past” or “it’s almost midday.” OPTIK INSTRUMENTS translates this shorthand method to a wristwatch. A Swiss Made wristwatch.
How does it work?
The central disc rotates once in 24 hours; the time is referenced at the red line. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. What is clever about the HORIZON design is that the more you use it, the more accustomed you get to the position of the disc during a day. Over time you will be able to tell the time at a glance, just by looking at the angle of the horizon. The HORIZON is the first of its kind to use a single rotating disc as a method of telling the time.
Resembling an ocean-rolled pebble, the thick domed sapphire crystal flows smoothly into the stainless steel unibody case. The cylindrical crown punches perfectly into the pebble’s radius. The straps nestle cleanly within the case for minimal impact on the smooth sleek form; it’s a beautiful experience to wear, touch and observe this timepiece.
The HORIZON is available in six initial options, each with its own unique feel, look and presence:
The flagship HORIZON, with unmistakable presence and an almost instantly identifiable colourway. Featuring a distinctive yellow and grey rotating dial, this is the iconic look only made possible with an OPTIK INSTRUMENT.
Appearing like it’s hewn from one block of steel, the BILLET version features a dual grey dial to designate night and day. Crisp black lines and red flashes bring a touch of elegance. The brushed flange adds some visual sparkle from above. An unmistakable OPTIK INSTRUMENT perfect for matching with the business suit or casual weekend wardrobe.
The TECHNIK has a slide-rule feel with its multiple-zoned dial and vivid teal and orange flash. The colour scheme is inspired by off-shore rescue services and is held within a sand-blasted stainless-steel case.
The NAVIGATOR is inspired by vintage night-view aircraft gauges – imitating the glow of the dial markings in the darkness. The NAVIGATOR features a midnight blue, grey and yellow colour scheme, coupled with a black DLC-coated case – it’s a stunning visual treat.
The NAVIGATOR 24 is an extension of our original NAVIGATOR, which is inspired by vintage night-view aircraft gauges – imitating the glow of the dial markings in the darkness. The NAVIGATOR 24 features a slightly revised midnight blue, grey and yellow colour scheme, Superluminova BGW9 at key points, coupled with the black DLC coated case – it’s an even more stunning visual treat.
The HORIZON SOLIS stands in contrast to the other five models. A matte finished rose-gold plated case brings a warm aesthetic that, coupled with the chalk white and pebble grey palette, creates a uniquely summery aesthetic and one that wouldn’t look out of place with some bubbly in hand watching the 2:10 at Royal Ascot.
HORIZON is available to purchase from https://optikinstruments.com
- 40mm diameter x 10.50mm
- 316L stainless steel uni-body case & crown
- Sapphire domed crystal with AR coating
- 100m WR rating – swimming & snorkelling
- Swiss electric movement – 515.24 by Ronda AG – 45-month power reserve
- 20mm strap width – leather & silicone options – Custom buckle to match case finish
OPTIK INSTRUMENTS offers a 5-year limited warranty on all watches which covers movement manufacturing defects.
The warranty does not cover damages that may occur from wear and tear and everyday use.