Angular Momentum Cushion Diver
Like their famous Angular Momentum Illum Aqua Ladies diving watch, the new Angular Momentum Cushion Diver has most of its surfaces covered with the ever-glowing Email Lumineuse luminescent enamel.
While most smaller Swiss watchmakers tend to make their living simply putting the sacred “Swiss Made” lettering on the dials of their products, Angular Momentum stays afloat thanks to a number of decoration techniques that are hard to master and even harder to use in an industrial process.
The first of them is the beautiful technique of painting on the inner side of a sapphire crystal, which is called Verre Eglomise, and the other is the technology of making non-radioactive luminous enamel, which is known as Email Lumineuse.
Looking like the common Superluminova, the Email Lumineuse enamel offers glowing, which is not only more intense, but also longer-lasting.
According to the Swiss watchmaker, the enamel needs only 10 minutes of “charging” under the sun to glow for as long as 35 hours.
During the day, the substance doesn’t look particularly impressive, but when the darkness comes, it glows like a neon ad on Times Square.
Like their other diving watches, the new Angular Momentum Cushion Diver has almost all of its surfaces covered with the enamel.
Its dial, counterclockwise rotating bezel, and even the cabochon on its screw-in Staybrite crown is covered with pale green enamel, while the extra-wide hour and minute hands are treated with brighter “Plique a Jour” blue and green translucent enamel.
While Angular Momentum watches are usually presented in simple-looking round bodies, this one is presented in a three-partite case, with round bezel and case-back and a cushion-shaped middle.
Thanks to the chosen design, the 44 mm watch not only doesn’t look massive on a normal wrist, it also doesn’t intimidate bystanders with its friendly, even playful appearance.
However, with its official water resistance rating of 200 meters, the watch still means business and you can easily use it for real diving.
As usual, the watch is powered by a “historic” Fontainemelon FHF 908 NOS (new-old stock) self-winding movement, which is, alas, not seen through the solid screwed-in case back cover.
Photos: Angular Momentum
Angular Momentum Cushion Diver automatic diving watch specification
Price: CHF 4200
Movement: Automatic, Fontainemelon FHF 908, 21,600 vph, NOS (new-old stock,) Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 45 hours
Case material: 1.4435Ncu Staybrite steel, alternately mirror-polished and brushed
Bezel material: Matching case
Crown material: Steel with green Email Lumineuse cabochon
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.70 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Green Email Lumineuse
Numerals: Email Lumineuse painted on the bezel
Hands: Email Lumineuse “Plique a Jour”
Water resistance: 200 meters
Strap: Black structured rubber with Staybrite buckle
Case back: Solid
Tags: 200 m, 44 mm, Angular Momentum, Automatic, Cushion Diver, diving watch, Email Lumineuse, FHF 908