The Calypso Arctic Sport is made with the dark Scandinavian winter in mind, targeted to outdoorsmen that often find themselves in nature without access to electricity or natural light. The anti-reflective dial, however, is just as legible during the few hours of sun, when snow may cast a blinding glare.
The light gray dial has a matte sand-like texture to counteract reflections while working as an ideal contrast to the matte black indices. The large illuminated markers provide easy readability in spite of blistering snowfall, and the 100-meter water resistance makes night-navigation on the high seas a breeze.
The Arctic Sports seconds hand is colored orange to be easily distinguished from its surroundings and adds a splash of life without making the watch overly flamboyant. The ability to quickly recognize the sweeping movement of the seconds hand is important to know that the watch is alive and accurate even after 40 hours of resting, especially when the wristwatch might be your only reference of time.
The Calypso Arctic Sport features an automatic Cal. 9015 movement with a stop-second function and 42-hours of power reserve, controlled by a screw-down safety crown. The movement — which is cased within a sleek 40-mm case of 9.85 mm thickness — has been regulated by hand in E.C. Andersson’s in-house Performance Center, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
The Calypso Arctic Sport is available for a limited pre-order price at ecandersson.com with quick delivery in time for winter.