At Jon Oscar, we value transparency and honesty when speaking of our watches. We do this, because we know that high quality means something to our customers and we would like you to know every intricate detail about the timepiece that you’re putting on your wrist.
Our materials are of top quality. The beautifully domed sapphire glass is fixed to a custom made surgical grade stainless steel case body, which gives the watch an exclusive look, especially when wearing it with the genuine leather straps. The Vanguard Collection is assembled with a custom designed dial with sloped edges, hands with rounded details, and a case that represent our inspiration from globalisation and interconnectivity. The consistent and overall round and smooth appearance of the Vanguard collection has the ability to capture the attention of anyone who happens to glance at it.
Flip over the watch and see the carefully inscribed words describing the watch circling around a transparent sapphire crystal window into the innards of the watch. Under the hood, is the Automatic Miyota 8217 movement, a kinetic energy powered, unidirectional winding movement with 21 jewels and parashock shock protection, with accuracy rated at -20 to +40 seconds per day and a power reserve of more than 40 hours - an incredibly sophisticated movement to keep time ticking.
The sapphire glass is a crystal that demands a long and expensive procedure. Production requires crystalizing corundum, or aluminum oxide, at temperatures of 4000 F, immediately followed by molding the mixture into clear disks. These disks are then processed to the proper crystal size, diligently polished, and made perfectly fit to the watch case.
The sapphire glass has a value of 9 while diamond has a value of 10 under the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This means that a sapphire glass is almost resistant to scratch unless it will come in direct and hard abrasive contact with a diamond.
We went back to the drawing board when designing our case because a unique watch deserves a custom case. After years of critiquing timepieces - what we like & what we don't - we drew out a watch that perfectly blended the curves and edges together to captivate our wearers with an exceptionally smooth and luxurious feeling watch.
To create the case, we knew superior quality was the only option on the table. This lead us to molding our watch cases in surgical grade 316L stainless steel. This is a grade of stainless steel containing a very low carbon content making it extremely resistant to any kinds of corrosive elements. Most high-end watchmakers choose this material due to its resistance. Don't worry, we are not going to deny you of that level of elite quality either.
Under the hood of our watch is the Automatic Miyota 8217 movement, a kinetic energy powered, unidirectional winding movement with 21 jewels and parashock shock protection, with accuracy rated at -20 to +40 seconds per day and a power reserve of more than 40 hours.
What does this mean? Your Jon Oscar timepiece is powered by an incredibly sophisticated movement that requires no batteries and keeps ticking day after day by only taking a few steps now and then.
In addition, we created this timepiece to be a travelers watch. The movement we chose has control over a 24 hour circle that simultaneously ticks away the day hour by hour. This allows a user to view their time in both a 12 hour and 24 notation at a glance.
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