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Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)
Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)


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Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite - TMS Exclusive Limited Edition (Gemstone Dial)

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These limited edition timepieces are exclusive to just The Microbrand Store.

Overview

High Quality Natural Gemstone

The 40mm Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite is a 200 meter rated dive watch featuring a malachite gemstone dial. Each dial will have a unique look stemming from the varying banding lines that naturally occurs in malachite. All of our dials however have been specially selected so that the dial is predominantly a rich green with an eye-catching range of green hues, together with possibly some black or thin cream/white banding mixed in that fits extremely well with our black bezel and white markings. Unlike most other malachite dials, we've opted for thicker slices of malachite so we can give them a semi-gloss polished finish to help bring out the rich coloration, while still making sure that the watch clocks in with a height under 11mm, making it very elegant for formal occasions. We're deliberately rejecting other colors often found with malachite, such as blue azurite, and are only going with colors that fit the aesthetics of this design.

Learn more about malachite.

Great Attention to Detail

The differences between a nice watch and a great watch are often found in all the little details that the wearer can appreciate. Here we have a carefully thought out and sophisticated design, from the gnurling on the crown that matches the bezel grip, to the mix of finely brushed finishes with polished chamfered edges that accent the thin profile, to the rounded look of the semi-skeletonized custom handset, all with a carefully thought out color scheme where even the green dots on the bezel are lumed.

Engineering to Match

Henry Archer cut no corners with the Nordsø Malachite, which boasts scratch resistant sapphire crystal on both the front and back of the watch, six layers of anti-reflective coating, a scratch resistant glossy ceramic bezel insert, the ultra-reliable 9039 automatic high beat movement with Parashock protection, and a fully milled clasp with double pushers that features a convenient tool-less micro-adjustment system. The extremely comfortable fully articulated beads-of-rice bracelet comes with female end links for an even better fit, and convenient quick-release tool-less spring bars. Also included is the brighter, longer lasting, and more expensive premium grade version of blue Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 lume.

What's With the Name?

Nordsø is Danish for the “North Sea”, which lies between Great Britain and Denmark. A very apt name for a series of dive watches from Henry Archer, which is a Danish microbrand. In English, this can be written as Nordsoe, or sometimes Nordso.

Please note that case back depicted is a prototype. There is a very minor wording improvement on the production watches that we are retailing. The revised wording is fully detailed in our Specifications.

Malachite

Malachite Gemstone History

Malachite has been a much sought-after gemstone for over 6,000 years, with ancient Egyptians producing malachite amulets and other jewellery since around 4,000 B.C. There is also evidence of extensive malachite mining over thousands of years in Great Britain using Stone Age bone and stone tools from around 3,800 B.C. to 600 B.C.

Throughout recorded history, malachite has always been worn as a protection against the “evil eye” and bad luck, and it became a popular gemstone with many merchants and travellers in the Middle Ages, who wore it both for protection and to bring success and wealth, and to maintain good health and avert depression. Marbodius of Rennes promoted malachite in the 12th century as a protective talisman and to help with sleep, and by the 17th century, a common Spanish superstition recommended that malachite be worn by children to protect from black magic and witchcraft.

Nowadays we can appreciate malachite for it’s rich green colors, which don’t fade over time, and it’s intrinsic beauty, with each malachite dial having a unique look due to the many variations in the banding patterns. Malachite is also becoming a rarer gemstone, since most of the original mining sources have now been depleted.

Videos

Nordsø Malachite Video Reviews

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Pre-Order Details

The Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite is a new design that is being manufactured for the first time, and is not yet in stock. Henry Archer have estimated that production will be completed in May. To learn more about reserving pre-ordered watches, please visit our pre-orders page. As always, our customers can cancel any pre-order they have with us at any time for a full refund, right up until we have the watches in stock.

Once Henry Archer receive these watches, they'll need a little time to test them before sending them on to us quickly via DHL, a week or two later. We can then start our own testing and shipping to our pre-order customers via a tracked and insured airmail service. Although we'll be able to start shipping within a day or two of receiving these watches, please note that since we thoroughly inspect and test each one, it may take us 2-3 weeks to complete all of our shipments, since we can only process so many watches per day. Our Nordsø Malachite orders will therefore be shipped on a first come, first served basis, and those with earlier reservations will get their watches first.

As we move closer to the shipping date, we'll also be sure to share any updates here.

2024-05-02 Update

The factory received the final parts we were waiting on yesterday, the finished dials, which have all been beautifully polished to a high gloss. We're very happy with the results, and are now reviewing close-up videos of each dial to confirm our selection, and move on to the assembly and testing stage. As such, we're still very much on track for the production to be completed in May, likely in late May, and will have a further update to share towards the end of this month.

2024-05-20 Update

Some great news: Henry Archer have informed us that the factory production and testing is due to complete this week. We anticipate posting our next update when the watches have been shipped to Henry Archer.

2024-05-24 Update

Henry Archer have confirmed that the factory shipment has been sent to them. It's great to see everything on-schedule, and Henrik expects to receive them mid-week next week, after which they'll conduct their own additional QA before forwarding to us. We'll plan to post the next update once the watches are finally on the way to us, which likely would be the week after next.

2024-06-09 Update

We're pleased to report that Henry Archer have finished their inspection and testing, which including examining each of our dials with a magnifying loupe and testing the accuracy. They've also kindly regulated any watches running faster than 15 seconds per day. As soon as they arrive, we'll be more fully regulating these watches for an even greater accuracy as a thank you to all of our Malachite pre-order customers.

The original shipment was missing the black leather travel pouches/watch cases. These are being tracked and are due to be delivered to Henry Archer on this coming Monday in a day or two. We therefore now anticipate that Henry Archer will be able to ship to us around Wednesday, which is still on track for our original estimate.

We'll post another update here as soon as they're shipped to us, and the usual international shipping time is 4 to 7 days. As soon as we receive these watches, we'll be pulling out all the stops to regulate and ship to our existing Malachite pre-order customers within four business days, well in advance of our original schedule.

2024-06-13 Update

We have the DHL tracking number from Henry Archer and the watches are en-route to us. A final pre-order update will be posted as soon as we've received the watches, after which our current pre-order customers can expect to have their shipments sent to them within four business days.

2024-06-17 Update

We received these watches today, and we'll be testing and regulating them as a thank you for our pre-order customers, after which we aim to ship our pre-orders to our customers before EOD Friday. Only after fulfilling all of our pre-orders, will we change the status of this listing to show that these watches are now in stock.

2024-06-21 Update

As of EOD Friday we've shipped most of our pre-orders and now have just a few remaining with the free shipping option, which we're still regulating for an even greater accuracy than normal. These last few watches will be shipped first thing (9am) on Monday local time, as soon as the shipping office opens, which is Sunday US-time.

Specifications

Watch Specifications
  • Reference: Henry Archer Nordsø Malachite.
  • Series: The Microbrand Store Exclusive Limited Edition.
  • Type: Microbrand dive watch with natural gemstone dial.
  • Color Scheme: Green, black and white, with yellow accents and cyan blue lume.
  • Limited Edition Size: 500 individually numbered timepieces.
  • Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters / 660 feet.
  • Diameter: 40mm, excluding crown.
  • Lug-to-Lug Length: 47mm.
  • Lug Width: 20mm.
  • Height: 10.8mm, including crystal.
  • Case: 316L marine grade stainless steel with a finely brushed finish that is accented by highly polished chamfered edges.
  • Case Back: Individually numbered 316L marine grade stainless steel screw down case back with scratch resistant sapphire crystal exhibition window that shows the movement with Côtes de Genève striping and The Microbrand Store Exclusive Edition branding on rotor. The specifications engraved around the rim read as follows, where “nnn” is replaced by the limited edition serial number of the timepiece:
    HENRY ARCHER NORDSØ MALACHITE • TMS LIMITED EDITION nnn/500 • 200 METERS • SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL • 316L STEEL • BGW9 LUME • DESIGNED IN DENMARK •
  • Dial Material: Natural malachite gemstone dial with a semi-gloss polished finish. Each dial is unique and will look different due to the natural variations in the banding lines and colors. We are selecting high quality malachite that is predominantly green, with a nice mix of green hues, and possibly some black or white banding to compliment the color scheme. Other colors sometimes found with malachite that don't suit the look of these timepieces (such as blue azurite) will be avoided.
  • Dial Design: Fully lumed white applied indices with steel edging. White outer track markings with green accents, with all markings subtly reflected in the rehaut. Semi-skeletonized hour and minute hands. Lollipop second hand with yellow accented tip.
  • Dial Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with six layers of AR coating.
  • Bezel: 120 click unidirectional rotating bezel with scratch resistant ceramic insert, and a gnurled side grip to match the gnurling on the crown. Both the white and green bezel markings are all lumed.
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with logo, and gnurling that matches the bezel.
  • Lume: Premium grade Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 lume (glows cyan blue in the dark when charged) on all hands, all applied indices, and all bezel markings.
  • Bracelet Included: 316L stainless steel beads-of-rice bracelet with female end links that can drape for a better fit, and quick-release pins for convenient tool-less bracelet attachment or removal. Fully milled and branded clasp featuring double pushers and a tool-less ratcheting micro-adjustment system, for easy on-the-fly changes.
  • Wrist Sizing: We recommend this watch for 6 inch to 8½ inch wrist sizes. When wearing the provided bracelet with this watch, the total combined circumference can be resized from approximately 23cm / 9 inches down to around 15cm / 6 inches, via the easy removal of some links (tool provided) and tool-less micro-adjustments.
  • Movement: 24 jewel Miyota 9039 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.)

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