Portsea • Heritage Classic RoseModel PS.40.A.3HD.02 By Melbourne
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The Portsea collection represents Melbourne's modern take on the classic 'Deck Watch' timepiece style, which is traditionally characterised by clean white dials and arabic numerals enclosed by 'railroad' minute markers.
Deck watches were popular among navy and merchant sailors in the early 20th century, particularly in WW1. They were originally made as pocket watches with hand-wound mechanical movements and were the successor to the original 'marine chronometer' style sea-clocks of the 18th century, which mariners used to calculate longitude by means of celestial navigation.
The Portsea Heritage shares the same dial construction as the original Calendar collection, however the dial has been simplified with a more traditional 3-hand configuration and a slightly slimmer case make it ideal for both dress and casual wear.
The multi-layered dial features a unique moulded ceramic main disc which gives the Portsea a sense of depth and detail, capped off by classic blued hands with Melbourne's signature "M" counter-balance. The Portsea is completed by surgical grade 316L stainless steel casing, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens and robust leather straps.
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