Experimental: ARC II — Tiger Sharc (Pre-Order: 10% Deposit)

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Please note — the price above is equivalent to 10% deposit of the total amount of $4,750 / €4,350 (tax excluded). The remaining 90% must be paid prior to delivery (projected Q3 2024).

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It was about time the case took centre stage...

The Tiger Sharc is something new and very different from everything we've ever done before, utilising a Zirconium Titanium composite, reminiscent of the centuries old Japanese technique called “Mokume Gane".
For the first time, the case is the star of the show, but the solid sterling silver dial and matching blue titanium hands are not going quietly. This tour de force is a statement for the future: nothing is out of bounds and everything — everything — is possible.

The Experimental Line Concept

Sometimes we have some pretty crazy ideas that take a long time to bring to life. We've decided to pursue these ambitious projects under the "Experimental" heading, because, truth be told, we're not entirely sure what we're going to discover in the process...

Lead times are longer (around six to nine months for Experimental projects) but the buy-in is low (just 10% of the retail price is required to secure your place on the list). Why? Because we want you to come along for the ride. We want you to be by our side as we tackle every step of producing some of the most pioneering watches in the industry.

New Materials from Arcanaut

For the Tiger Sharc we’re developing our very own Zirconium Titanium composite created by a special guest star from the United States, who uses a modernised version of the centuries old Japanese technique called “Mokume Gane”.

The material will be similar to Damascus (or Timascus) but less visually chaotic. In the initial material tests, the material’s serene striping reminded us of a Tiger Shark’s skin the second we saw it. The name fell into our laps moments later…

The Tiger Sharc

The Tiger Sharc concept is one of our premier novelties for 2023. Both this model and the Bonehead are completely original, but take the Arcanaut mantra of discovery in different directions.

Our goal with the Tiger Sharc is to celebrate the completely unique case form of the Arcanaut Arc II. While our focus has long been using unusual materials in new and interesting ways on dials, it would be crazy to suggest the case silhouette isn't equally as important to our brand identity. Perhaps more so. Therefore, it was time to take it on a journey of it's own, and, we're happy to say, you're more than welcome to come along for the ride!

Questions: Contact Rob (rob@arcanaut.dk) with any queries.


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Orders are expected to commence in Q3 2024.

The Experimentals

At Arcanaut, we're not just creating watches; we're crafting stories, adventures, and a journey that you can wear on your wrist. Our experimental line is more than watch series; it's an incubator of ideas, a place where your voice can help shape the future of Arcanaut. 

With just a small deposit, secure your spot on one of our new journeys (or both), and support the development of these exciting horological concepts!

DAYLIGHT

NIGHT

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Technical information

Dimensions

40.52 mm

Case

Proprietary Zirconium Titanium alloy

Water resistance

100 m (10 ATM)

Hands

Laser-cut, blue anodised titanium

Movement

Soprod A10 — Swiss automatic movement

Power reserve

42 hours

Dial

Solid .925 silver

Limitation

Limited to 33 pieces

Strap

Super ergonomic rubber strap

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A Totally Different Animal

For the Tiger Sharc we’re developing our very own Zirconium Titanium composite with a very special guest star from the United States, using a modernised version of the centuries old Japanese technique called “Mokume Gane”. 

The material will be very similar to Damascus (or Timascus) but less visually chaotic. In the initial material tests, the material’s serene striping reminded us of a Tiger Shark’s skin the second we saw it. The name fell into our laps moments later…

02

The Case

Once the case is machined at our partner’s facility in Jaegerspris, Denmark, we subject the material to very high temperatures. Following that process, we lightly blast the case middle by hand with very fine media, giving the case a matte finish and causing the stripes to “sink” beneath the surface. While it is just an optical illusion, the striping appears to be just below the top layer of the material — an effect we love.

After the finish has been applied, we put the case through a hardening treatment that protects its unusual pattern, making it extremely scratch-resistant.

03

A Solid .925 Silver Dial

To contrast the wildness of the case, the Tiger Sharc has been equipped with a simple pared-back .925 silver dial, machined by Royal Danish engravers, Gravør Schwartz, a family owned engraving company which lies in the heart of Copenhagen. 

The silver dial is paired with a set of blue anodized Titanium hands, tips applied with white Badgerite lume with Aqua blue nighttime glow. 

And to improve “glow homogeny”, we’ve upgraded our standard hour markers to a ring of solid lumicast that sits beneath this dial, making for a very tasty sandwich indeed!

04

Join us on this journey

There will be just 33 Tiger Sharc models made and you can secure yours today for a 10% deposit of just $475.

If you change your mind between now and the projected delivery (slated to commence in Q2–Q3 2024), you have the right to cancel anytime and receive a full refund on your deposit.

Early birds will get priority on specific serial numbers, and will get an exclusive glimpse of the behind-the-scenes development and design of the series as we progress towards production. 

01

A Totally Different Animal

For the Tiger Sharc we’re developing our very own Zirconium Titanium composite with a very special guest star from the United States, using a modernised version of the centuries old Japanese technique called “Mokume Gane”. 

The material will be very similar to Damascus (or Timascus) but less visually chaotic. In the initial material tests, the material’s serene striping reminded us of a Tiger Shark’s skin the second we saw it. The name fell into our laps moments later…

02

The Case

Once the case is machined at our partner’s facility in Jaegerspris, Denmark, we subject the material to very high temperatures. Following that process, we lightly blast the case middle by hand with very fine media, giving the case a matte finish and causing the stripes to “sink” beneath the surface. While it is just an optical illusion, the striping appears to be just below the top layer of the material — an effect we love.

After the finish has been applied, we put the case through a hardening treatment that protects its unusual pattern, making it extremely scratch-resistant.

03

A Solid .925 Silver Dial

To contrast the wildness of the case, the Tiger Sharc has been equipped with a simple pared-back .925 silver dial, machined by Royal Danish engravers, Gravør Schwartz, a family owned engraving company which lies in the heart of Copenhagen. 

The silver dial is paired with a set of blue anodized Titanium hands, tips applied with white Badgerite lume with Aqua blue nighttime glow. 

And to improve “glow homogeny”, we’ve upgraded our standard hour markers to a ring of solid lumicast that sits beneath this dial, making for a very tasty sandwich indeed!

04

Join us on this journey

There will be just 33 Tiger Sharc models made and you can secure yours today for a 10% deposit of just $475.

If you change your mind between now and the projected delivery (slated to commence in Q2–Q3 2024), you have the right to cancel anytime and receive a full refund on your deposit.

Early birds will get priority on specific serial numbers, and will get an exclusive glimpse of the behind-the-scenes development and design of the series as we progress towards production. 

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