Axios Watches is proud to introduce the Ironclad - A modern reinvention of an iconic classic.
The Ironclad maintains the definitive dive watch silhouette and is infused with our own design ideas – resulting in a watch that is reminiscent of the past, but wears its own character. The collection was named after the Ironclad battleships, the advent of which in 1859 would go on to change naval warfare forever.
Engraved onto the caseback of each Ironclad is an image of its namesake warship. Each Ironclad caseback also bears its name, the movement and its serial number.
The words “Now comes the reign of iron” is also distinctively etched on the caseback, immortalizing the remarks of Rear Admiral (USN), John Dahlgren as he witnessed the first Ironclads - the Monitor and the Merrimack engaged in the Battle of the Ironclads in the March of 1862, ending the 3000-year reign of wooden man-of-war ships and forever changing the face of naval warfare.
With a case size of 40mm, ceramic bezel and newly introduced 3.0 micron scratch resistant coating, the Ironclad is as versatile as it is robust. A brilliant sunburst dial with high-polished applied indexes and generous C3 X1 lume ensure that the Ironclad commands tremendous wrist presence.
The Ironclad is powered by the workhorse Swiss Sellita SW200-1 Automatic movement, which guarantees performance even under the most challenging conditions.