The latest release in the Helicon Master Collection, the delectable Blue Hour was one of the most difficult dials to create. Helicon sought out to capture the exquisite beauty of that period of twilight when the sun dips below the horizon, creating a vibrant blue sky mixed with the last of the sun’s orange light, fading below the horizon.
To create the look of this stunning natural phenomenon on a watch face, but with real depth and beauty, took months. Helicon finally settled on the beautiful true blue and a soft polychromatic orange, adding a beautiful 3-dimensional shimmer. Each dial is individually and lovingly made by hand. This means that every fade or ‘ombre’ effect is unique, creating unique elements in each watch face.
The Blue Hour also features Helicon’s first blue ceramic bezel. Colored ceramic is notoriously hard to source and took years of work with ceramic specialists until they were able to source a mid-blue to complement the unique dial. One note: continuing their practice of making small editions, there will only ever be 50 pieces of the Blue Hour made worldwide. This makes the Helicon Master Blue Hour, truly collectable.
Every watch features a crisp, 3D image of a pearl diver on its case back and is individually numbered out of 50 – and Helicon guarantees that the colors will never be repeated once each batch is sold-out.
The Helicon Master series is a true, professional-quality tool watch. Taking its design cues from a 1960s prototype discovered in the archives of a now forgotten Swiss watchmaker, the series combine many of the most appealing form-and-function features from that ‘golden era’ with the best materials, technology and build techniques available today. As a result, the Helicon Master offers a quintessential vintage look while being entirely fit for purpose, meaning it is highly legible, comfortable, easy to wear, accurate and very robust.