It’s been a long wait for fans of E.C.Andersson Watch Company since the pre-order release of the Calypso Arctic Sport. Right on schedule, however, all orders have finally been shipped and a stock of 30 pieces remains for new customers, with immediate shipping worldwide. As has become customary, E.C.Andersson offers a 10% discount for WatchTime readers on the last remaining watches, and orders made before the 18th of December will arrive in December.
The Arctic Sport is the third iteration of the Calypso collection, and perhaps the model best manifesting E.C.Andersson’s bold take on Scandinavian design. It’s made with the Northern winter in mind, targeted to outdoorsmen who often find themselves in nature without access to electric 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 also providing an ideal contrast to the dark 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 to add a splash of life without making the watch overly flamboyant. The ability to quickly recognize the sweeping motions of the seconds hand is important in discerning 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 Caliber 9015 movement with a stop-seconds 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.
At the time of this writing, 30 pieces remain of the Calypso Arctic Sport. Visit www.ecandersson.com and use the discount code “WatchTime” in checkout to receive a 10% discount. All orders made before the 18th will be delivered in December.