After taking a hiatus during the last two years of the pandemic, E.C.Andersson Watch Co is finally returning and is doing so in magnificent fashion. The break was used wisely, as serious thought and consideration have been put into its new model, a successor to the company’s most sought-after model, the Calypso.
The Calypso II is designed to be durable and versatile. The screw-down crown, 120m water resistance, sapphire crystal, and regulated automatic movement makes this piece perfectly suited for an active lifestyle. It’s limited to 140 pieces worldwide, only available in a “Pre-Order Special” on ecandersson.com.
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Calypso II is a sophisticated and equally versatile sports watch that fits perfectly into E.C.Andersson’s catalog. All of the company’s watches are made with the demanding activity of ocean sailing in mind, meaning the watches will have to endure harsh temperatures, salty waters and fluctuating light conditions.
As always with E.C.A sports watches, its DNA comes to life in the use of clear cut lines, solid construction and a mixture of polished and sandblasted finishes. Not to mention the use of a Power Reserve indicator, which is cleverly placed between the 9’ and 10’ hour markers to preserve the symmetry of the dial.
The ocean-blue dial features a 3D textured “Enslinje” pattern: A collection of symbols used in coastal navigation, which suitably resembles hourglasses and serve as the base of E.C.Andersson’s logotype. Above it, we’re presented with applied indices that are mirror polished all the way around and filled with SuperLuminova on the cardinal-markers 12, 3, 6 and 9. A framed date wheel is visible at 3’.
The signature lug design of 18mm inside width, leaves a minimal gap in-between strap and watch-head, which makes for an integrated look no matter what strap you decide to attach to the Calypso II. The lugs are broad, giving the 39mm watch case a subtle masculine appearance and rounded to ensure maximum comfort on the wrist.
Beating inside is an automatic movement based on the M9000-series, a reliable machine that E.C.Andersson embraces for its superior durability compared to its competitors. It features the Parashock system, which absorbs external forces and preserves mechanical integrity during demanding activities. In addition, the people at E.C.A personally regulate each movement to ensure accurate timekeeping of every individual watch before shipping.
The Calypso II is limited to 140 pieces worldwide and is expected to sell out during pre-orders. If ordering early, the watch can be yours for 640 USD, a price that increases per each 20th order until the listing price is reached. Order now to become one of the owners, at www.ecandersson.com.