LÜM-TEC M Cobalt Chromium concepts

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: LÜM-TEC M Cobalt Chromium concepts

          
   
  1. #1
    Ray Knight's Avatar
    Ray Knight is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio
    Posts
    923

    Cool LÜM-TEC M Cobalt Chromium concepts

    Nothing final here. Still a long ways to go! I just wanted to share a few of these concepts and get your thoughts. The cases will be almost identical to the M tungsten case design but will be a whiter tone more like platinum in appearance. Dials will be most likely CNC cut out indexes and with some new 3D technology if we can get it to work in time! We will be doing these in both 40mm and 44mm case sizes. The dial styles are up for discussion. We are working on some more variations as well. These are our favorites so far.





    D!Tailed and LDGod like this.
    Please do not PM!! I cannot respond fast enough. Email me instead to info@lum-tec.com for product questions or Bes@lum-tec.com for sales or order inquiries.

    Join the LÜM-TEC mailing list HERE.

  2. #2
    Salduchi's Avatar
    Salduchi is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    So.Cal
    Posts
    10,595

    Default

    Always nice to see new lumtec product/concepts. I wouldn't mind knowing a little more about cobalt chromium.
    Cerberus128128 likes this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    NYC & St. Thomas USVI
    Posts
    1,480

    Default

    I really like the color combination of the third one. Especially, since it has the word Cobalt on the dial. I'm assuming it would have blue lume as well?

  4. #4
    Flyingcesar's Avatar
    Flyingcesar is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    2,390

    Default

    Really liking the blue and the cnc cut out is just awesome.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
    2009 LR3
    2008 E90 335I
    2005 GSXR 600X
    Follow my on Instagram @flyingcesar
    2008 Infiniti G37S coupe Betty RIP07/19/09

    We all know that small cars are good for us. But so is cod liver oil. And jogging- Jeremy Clarkson.

  5. #5
    i1800collect's Avatar
    i1800collect is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    CA, USA
    Posts
    1,669

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Salduchi View Post
    Always nice to see new lumtec product/concepts. I wouldn't mind knowing a little more about cobalt chromium.
    Cobalt Chromium is the material LT is replacing Tungsten Carbide with. Here's a brief overview posted by Chris of Cobalt Chromium's material properties compared to those of Tungsten Carbide:


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Knight
    Weight is lighter but heavier than SS.
    Hardness is softer but not soft enough that you would be able to scratch it without diamond tools.
    Color is more of a platinum tone.
    Strength is the biggest asset to this material. It reaches close to the hardness of tungsten but it is not brittle like the tungsten is. It is extremely strong.
    It is about 3x more expensive than tungsten carbide.
    Pricing will be similar to the tungsten series as we will not be doing a Cobalt Chromium bracelet.
    Construction will be much tighter and stronger than the M tungsten.
    Brushed/matte finishes are possible.

    Another member posted this more indepth overview of Cobalt Chromium's material properties:


    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Lum33
    From everything we are hearing it is going to be the.....

    COBALT CHROMIUM

    Here is some interesting information on the material in case you didn't already know.

    Made from a metal alloy of cobalt and chromium, men’s cobalt chrome wedding bands are currently enjoying a certain popularity, even though some people may have never heard of the material. Offering both “specific strength” (that is, a high strength-to-weight ratio) and biocompatibility, cobalt chrome has been used primarily in the medical industry for orthopedic and dental implants, as well as for use in gas turbines.

    While the metallic element cobalt was discovered in 1739 by chemist George Brandt, commercial cobalt alloys (including cobalt-chromium) were not discovered until the early 20th century by metallurgist and entrepreneur Elwood Haynes. Haynes found that these alloys had at once incredible strength at elevated temperatures, a resistance to corrosion and a naturally bright luster. He accordingly named these alloys the Stellite alloys, after the Latin word for ‘star.’

    In some regards, cobalt chrome is nothing short of a wonder alloy, and one that is incredibly well suited for use in jewelry. Here are a just a few reasons why men’s cobalt chrome wedding bands have the potential to become a classic wedding ring option with serious staying power, current demand aside.

    They’re durable, crack and scratch-resistant. Unlike softer traditional metals like gold or inexpensive metal options like silver, cobalt rings are generally scratch, crack and tarnish-resistant. In fact, cobalt chrome is five times harder than gold and four times harder than platinum. It also resists tarnishing, not like the oxidization-prone metal sterling silver. This impressive strength lends amazing durability to chrome rings, making them ideal for everyday wear, as well as a great option for men who serve in occupations that require a lot of work with one’s hands. Men’s cobalt rings also have a pleasant middle of the alternative metal market weight, making them heavier than feather-light titanium but less weighty than tungsten, and in general feel more similar to a higher priced metal.

    They’re hypoallergenic and biocompatible. Cobalt chrome is naturally inert, and chrome rings are hypoallergenic. This has made them not only ideal for use in the medical field in surgical and other implants, but an apt choice for those with sensitive or allergic skin, as well as men who work in sterile environments (like doctors).

    They look like higher end metals. Unlike some other hypoallergenic materials that have a distinctly industrial appearance (titanium, for example), cobalt chrome more closely resembles precious metals like white gold and platinum. Displaying a signature high luster, these cobalt rings have an attractive traditional white metal look, and there is no plating involved to achieve this appearance (as is the case with white gold). This allows those with more traditional tastes to purchase a chrome wedding band at a fraction of the price of platinum or gold. As previously mentioned, these chrome rings also wear better than these precious metals, for an ideal combination of a high end look and modern industrial strength and durability.
    Cerberus128128 likes this.
    - Andrew

  6. #6
    Salduchi's Avatar
    Salduchi is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    So.Cal
    Posts
    10,595

    Default

    Ahh...thanks i1800
    Cerberus128128 likes this.

  7. #7
    SpecB's Avatar
    SpecB is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bay Area CA
    Posts
    2,993

    Default

    Really dig the blue one.

  8. #8
    SD350 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    249

    Default

    I like these, although I wish you guys did a 47/48mm size for these style watches.

    I feel like I have seen quite a lot of concepts from Lum-Tec that I like, maybe even more than much of the current line-up. I recall a thread a while back with several concepts including many square shaped watches, a new bull, etc. Did any of those make the cut?

    I'd love to see a three hand bull or a tungsten bull. Or another generation of automatic lumzillas for that matter.
    vipergts1997 likes this.

  9. #9
    joeamerica90 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    cleveland
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Lum-Tec has an awesome new diver coming out soon. I did a write up on it....

    It has your iconic diver look but with a more techy twist to it. Pretty neat.

    Lum-Tec 300m, brightest diver around | Luxonian

  10. #10
    adanmtxt1's Avatar
    adanmtxt1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    tha US
    Posts
    2,467

    Default

    Kind of late to the discussion, but I like the depth afforded to the numerals. Also interesting to learn about a new alloy Lum-Tec is bringing to their timepieces. I might wait for these pieces' debut before getting my first LT.
    my flickr page
    MBZ Very photogenic!
    You had me at Darth Vader.
    - Dotre

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by scoobie.com.