Second Hour Sattelberg Beacon (Full Reverse Lume)

Second Hour Watches

  • $475.00
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Our Second Hour Sattelberg Beacon package includes two pairs of black straps with red accent stitching, (a leather-backed sailcloth-style pair, and a two piece NATO-style pair,) a Second Hour watch travel case and warranty card, and our microfiber cleaning cloth.

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Why We Love This Watch

Full Reverse Lume

“The Beacon” is a very apt name for this 40mm watch since the entire background of the main dial is fully lumed with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 lume, and can give off a strong glow in the dark, like a beacon. This is undoubtedly the star feature of this timepiece, which we've experienced first hand, having been able to use one of these watches to handily light up a keyhole when trying to unlock a door in the dark.

A Robust Field Watch

We think this one ticks all of the boxes with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal including 6 layers of anti-reflective coating, a scratch resistant case surface hardened to 1200 Vickers, 100 meters of water resistance and a screw-down crown, as you'd find in many dive watches, strong Swiss Super-LumiNova lume, and the incredibly reliable 9015 high beat automatic mechanical movement, which comes with the Parashock shock protection system and a 42 hour power reserve.

A Stylish Pilot Watch

A modern take on pilot watches, it's great to see the traditional two dots and triangle at 12 o'clock and full 24 hour markings. Little touches abound here, such as the red accents on the triangle at 12 and outer track at 4, 8, and 12, which tie really nicely to the red triangle on the second hand and the red accent stitching on the black straps. This is also a sophisticated and thin design, coming in at under 10mm including the sapphire crystal. The gunmetal-colored case is accented by polished chamfered sides both on top and below, to nicely bring out the sleek curved design, and the glossy black faceted applied indices are perfectly matched with the custom hand-set, which features diamond-cut faceted black hands with lumed tips.

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Watch Specifications

  • Reference: Second Hour Sattelberg - The Beacon.
  • Series: Second Hour‘s Sattelberg series.
  • Type: Australian microbrand pilot watch / field watch.
  • Color Scheme: White with black markings, red accents, and cyan blue lume. Gunmetal/graphite colored case.
  • Complications: Color matched date window at 6 o'clock.
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM / 330 feet.
  • Diameter: 40mm, excluding crown.
  • Lug-to-Lug Length: 47mm.
  • Lug Width: 20mm.
  • Height: 9.8mm, including sapphire crystal.
  • Case: 316L marine grade stainless steel, surface hardened to 1200 Vickers for an impressive scratch resistance, with a finely brushed finish that is accented by a highly polished chamfered edges. Screw-down crown with logo.
  • Case Back: 316L marine grade stainless steel screw down case back with engraving commemorating the battle of Sattelberg, (17th to 25th November, 1943,) in which Australian-led forces were able to capture the Sattelberg mission station and raise the Australian flag over it, an action somewhat akin to the equally iconic US flag raising over Iwo Jima, which also occurred during the Second World War.
  • Dial Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with 6 layers of inner AR coating.
  • Dial Design: Full reverse lume dial where entire white main dial background is fully lumed to glow cyan blue in the dark, glossy black applied indices, black markings with red accents, variation on traditional arrow and two dots pilot watch marking at 12 o'clock, traditional pilot watch secondary 24 hour indicators, Color matched date window balanced at 6 o'clock, and custom diamond cut faceted handset.
  • Lume: Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 lume on all hands and as a very strong full reverse lume application on the entirety of the main dial background.
  • Straps Included: A pair of leather-backed nylon sailcloth-style straps with black hardware. A pair of nylon two-piece NATO-style straps with silver-colored hardware. Both pairs of straps are black with red accent stitching to match the dial markings, and come with convenient quick-release pins, for easy tool-less switching between both pairs of straps. Both buckles are also engraved with the Second Hour name.
  • Movement: 24 jewel Miyota 9015 high beat automatic movement with spring loaded Parashock anti-shock protection system.
  • Oscillation: 28,800 BPH, (8 ticks per second.)
  • Hacks: Yes.
  • Hand Winds: Yes.
  • Automatic Winding: Yes.
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours.
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years. (Also comes with supplemental store warranty.) The Microbrand Store™ is an Authorized Dealer of Second Hour Watches.

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