These English made carbon watches are limited to only 101 pieces, most have sold, a few remain. Each Blacklamp Carbon is named after an English lighthouse. From ‘Wolf Rock’ in the south west to ‘St Bees’ on the Cumbrian coast. Serialised by the location co-ordinates of the tower and character of flash from the lamp within.
The Blacklamp is made in England and says so on the dial. Made to order so please expect a six week build time.
- Case – Morta, Carbon Fibre
- Dimensions – 44mm diameter base, 42mm bezel, 16.5mm high
- Weight – 90 grams with strap
- Colour – Black with silver streaks
- Crown – Double O-ring, pull out, titanium, ceramic filled engraving, tritium gas insert
- Dial – Gloss black, stepped, engraved, applied numerals, hobnails
- Hands – Sword and; thorn, dark blue fill
- Movement – UNITAS 6498-1, 18000 BPH, 17 jewels
- Power reserve – 45 hours
- Functions – Hours, minutes and small seconds
- Case back – Stainless steel, dual layer with exhibition window
- Crystals – Sapphire
- Water resistance – 100m
- Strap – Quadrant leather with India Rubber lining
- Strap bars – DLC stainless steel
- Buckle – Matt titanium, engraved
- Serialisation – Your personal lighthouse details or custom text
- Warranty – 2 years
- Box – Black walnut and sapele
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How high tech carbon watches with manual wind movements and classic dial designs all come together. Read on…
In an increasingly automated world of ‘smart’ phones and watches, the manual wind offers the chance to pause, to reset, to start again; it is an act of care and precision requiring the exertion of human effort. The daily routine of winding reminds us of what an amazing little machine a mechanical watch is, allowing us to consider the intricacy of its design, its weight, temperature, texture, the sound of its tick, and so on. With increasing demands on our time the manual wind encourages us to actively engage with its keeping; noting the hours of the day, the passing of seasons.
The Blacklamp Carbon uses the elegant and robust Unitas 6498-1 movement. First made in the 1950s this classically austere movement is built to endure. Decorated with broad Geneva stripes and heavy rhodium plating.
Carbon watches are no easy feat to make, they represent the pinnacle of material technology in watch case manufacture. The Blacklamp has a carbon fibre case that has drawn upon elite English manufacturing. Over 18 months of research and development has gone into creating a proprietary material called Morta, a special matrix of carbon fibre, hand-laid and formed into small billets. A single billet is used to create one Blacklamp watch case, making each watch subtly different from the next. Machined to the highest specification every watch case is testament to world class engineering and precision. A British made watch from a very British brand.
Within the crown of each Blacklamp Carbon wrist watch lies a Tritium gas light. These self powered lights emit a constant low level glow, too dim to be seen by day but enough to illuminate a pinprick of light from under your cuff at night.
Around the rim of the dial, set beneath the crystal, lies a ring of Moonglow, a high power strontium aluminate GLTD material that was made by James Thompson of Blackbadger Composites in Sweden. Once charged my sunlight it emits a soft glow that catches the points of the hands.
The Blacklamp is accompanied by a special little torch. Made in England this 500 Lumen light can be used to activate the Moonglow ring in the dial and as a general purpose flashlight.
Schofield watch straps are available in two sizes; regular and long.
Medium/average wrists are covered with both sizes.
The regular sized watch straps are 110mm on the non buckle side and 75 on the buckle side. The long straps are 115mm on the non buckle side and 90mm on the buckle side.
If your wrists are less than 19cm (7.5 inches) in circumference then we suggest you choose a regular length strap. If your wrists are more than 19cm (7.5 inches) in circumference then we suggest a long strap. If your wrists are approximately 19cm in circumference then a longer strap will give more of a tail; most guys opt for a regular sized watch strap with a shorter tail.
When you purchase a Schofield wrist watch please email us your strap size and/or note it in the message box at the checkout.