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LOCMAN ITALY PRESENTS ISLAND, THE WATCH FROM THE HAPPY ISLAND

Everyone has a dream of freedom, of landing on a happy island. The LOCMAN ITALY design department is keenly aware of this, having chosen the symbolic and marvellous island of Elba as the headquarters in which to design unique and extraordinary watches.

They now pay tribute to this dream of freedom with a new and resolutely contemporary watch named ISLAND, in which a high degree of innovation is combined with a gentle, ultra-functional design combining elegant and classical lines with an aggressive, dynamic aesthetic.

ISLAND is a versatile, high-performance watch suited to both sporty and urban use – a perfect of example of how Italian creativity is able to offer unique projects destined to endure.

In making the ISLAND model, the technicians of the S.I.O (the Scuola Italiana di Orologeria or Italian Watchmaking School founded by LOCMAN in 2006) examined new solutions that have endowed the watch with excellent technical characteristics, especially in relation to the price range. The dial is topped by a flat glass bearing a transferred minute circle. Featuring a magnifying lens positioned on the date display to facilitate read-off, the glass of the ISLAND has been made scratch-resistant by an ad hoc sapphire treatment that endows it with a hardness comparable to that of natural sapphire and spectacularly enhances its transparency. The sturdy and reliable case complying with the high standards consistently established by LOCMAN is guaranteed water-resistant to 50 metres. Special attention has also been devoted to the colour of the case which, thanks to an innovative PVD treatment with anti-oxidising properties, also comes in deep blue, total black or chocolate-toned versions – teamed with matching-coloured straps in ultra-soft pure silicon or natural leather.

The satin-brushed titanium case-back, secured to the case by four screws safety screws, bears the sign that renders the ISLAND watch even more special – an etching depicting Elba Island.