The extruded ring used in the iconic Left Amsterdam tube clock asked for a more prominent role and so the idea for a tube watch arose. As opposed to the tube clock, where the aesthetics were a result of the concept, the tube watch used the extruded ring as a starting point for the design.
The textile straps are made with Cordura, which is a brand name for a specialized thick nylon fabric. It is known for its durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. So you might recognize this fabric from luggage, backpacks, or even military clothing. At the back, the Cordura strap is covered with genuine leather for a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The precisely cut ring and the high quality 316L stainless steel case, combined with a cordura/leather strap gives this design its balance. As opposed to the D38, this D42 has a more heavy appearance.
Contents packaging: tube watch D42, instruction manual, warranty
Designer: Piet Hein Eek
Dimensions: 42mm case
Case: D-Line case with pressed bezel and screwed down case back
material and finish: 316L stainless steel
Dial: radial brushed stainless steel
Lens: mineral glass
Movement: Japanese Miyota 2035 – 3 hand
Strap: 22mm wide – 120/80mm, cordura/leather strap with stainless steel buckle closure
crown: push/pull crown with diamond cut teeth
water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 meter
battery type: SR626SW