18 Layers of Aerospace Technology

Technicians in clean room looking in microscopes

The undersurface of the hardened mineral crystal is coated with eighteen (18) layers of proprietary aerospace technology containing ultraviolet (UV) blocking materials that prevent up to 96% of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays from penetrating the watch crystal therefore reducing heat and degradation to the flourescent inks and phosphorescence on the watch dial.

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The wavelengths of UVA, UVB and UVC regions are:

UVA 400nm - 320nm
UVB 320nm - 290nm
UVC 290nm - 100nm

The proprietary aerospace coating also prevents up to 99% of the UV-LED's emissions from exiting the watch crystal while simultaneously allowing 97% of the visible illumination to exit through the optically clear crystal. We intentionally selected hardened mineral crystal for our wristwatch as it naturally blocks some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) compared to a sapphire which allows about 99% of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays to the surface  of the dial creating heat and degradation.

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Illumination Technology



Our UV-LED technology provides a more efficient dispersion of illumination, enabling the use of the entire color spectrum while providing a high contrast ratio.  UV-LED’s release ultraviolet light in the UVA spectrum; the phosphor and fluorescent shaped numbers and images absorb the emissions, releasing the stored energy as visible illumination.

 The Vaucanson collection strikes the perfect balance between efficiency and the elegant proportions working in unison to sculpt its surfaces so that they seamlessly incorporate the timepiece with many innovative high-tech solutions.

The result of this collaboration is an innovative and patented illumination system which makes this timepiece a true fusion of technology and aesthetics. A perfect balance has been struck between advanced technologies and sophisticated,    beautifully executed timepiece dials.

With the push of a button it becomes clear that this is no ordinary timepiece, as the UV-LED’s activate, exciting the colorful fluorescents and phosphors that absorb the energy and release it as visible illumination creating a truly soulful experience.

Images of watches with UV light