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Oakley -The cutting-edge technology of the Blade

October 2004


True to Oakley’s history of creativity and authenticity of unrivalled design, the exciting new Blade watch combines impact-forged stainless steel with a sculptural component of Unobtainium®. The innovative case entails a 27-step process of impact forging with each step requiring a separate customized tool. Hammered by a 1,500 ton hydraulic ram, the steel alloy is subjected to 2,500 tons of pressure per square inch and is then completed by a Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining. The Blade is equipped with a Swiss quartz movement with a three-hand analogue display of hours, minutes and seconds with a date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. The eye-catching Blade watch is powered by a 74-month battery.


Oakley


BLADE
Stainless steel and HSF Unobtainium® watch equipped with a gold-plated 5-jewel Swiss made quartz movement. Screw-down caseback, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, ‘sunburst’ blue dial with black rubber, dual sealed crowns for high pressure endurance, forged stainless steel bracelet with micro adjustment links for maximized flexibility and a deployment clasp.
32,768 cycles per second crystal oscillator, operating temperature range 0º C to 50ºC, battery life of 6 years, EOL (End of Life) system – second hand moves at four-second intervals when the battery is low, water-resistant to 100 metres.


Oakley

Oakley

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Europa Star Magazine April -May 2004 issue