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New LIMES Pharo BigDate

June 6th, 2014 | Posted by IcklerWatches in General | LIMES - (0 Comments)

A new version of the very popular Pharo BigDate is ready now. As other Pharo models like the Full Calendar and the Cartouche the new model has now a dial with 12 roman numerals and elegant blue Breguet hands.


The price is EUR 1,380.00 (including VAT).

For ordering and more information please go to the LIMES website.

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I just put the new NATO strap on my ARCHIMEDE Klassik 39 – it looks great.
Especially the combination of the blue hands and the blue strap – fits perfectly together!

Best regards, Lisa



The new water resistant SportTaucher strap is made of patterned calf leather and replaces the former strap which was made of shark leather. It has a rubberized backside which makes wearing more comfortable and hydrophobic.



The ARCHIMEDE OutDoor Protect is constructed and designed for active people who need a rugged watch which is still comfortable to wear. With the new version of ARCHIMEDE OutDoor Protect the ICKLER manufactured steel case and the corresponding steel bracelet now have a hardened surface!

Due to many customer requests we now offer the OutDoor Protect with a new Silicone strap. Beside its design, the new Silicone strap convinces with functional properties such as durability, water resistance and good skin compatibility. Additionally it does not absorb odors or liquids and offers high wearing comfort.



– ARCHIMEDE Klassik Chronograph with Milanaise mesh bracelet

Dial: Silvered with blue hands or black with silvered hands
Case: ICKLER stainless steel case, polished and brushed
Bracelet: Milanaise mesh bracelet
Price: € 1,285.00

For more information please visit our ARCHIMEDE website.


Enjoy it!

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As announced the ARCHIMEDE SportTaucher will be offered with a Bronze Case.

Here are the first case parts manufactured by ICKLER.

Greetings, Your ARCHIMEDE Team


The classic hand wound Pilot’s watch with the large 45 mm case is now available with a Milanaise mesh bracelet.

The price is (including VAT): EUR 720

For ordering and more information please go to the ARCHIMEDE website on



Since we launched the ARCHIMEDE Pilot 42 Bronze many customers asked us for a smaller version with the 39mm case. Now that we finished the new case we are happy to present the Pilot 39 as well as the Pilot 39H in Bronze.



The Fixoflex watchband (expandable) was invented in 1952 by ROWI / Pforzheim, which was a completely new type of watchband at that time. We asked ROWI (founded in 1885) for some samples of a standard bracelet and adjusted the attachment so that it fits the OutDoor case.

The result is an interesting new combination, which is very comfortable to wear. The expandable band matches very well the design of the robust timepiece. It has no buckle and can be shortened / lengthened in steps of 4mm.

Here are some photos of a bike-trip with the OutDoor and Fixoflex band through the Black Forest.



From old to new: overhauling and optimization of the former ARCHIMEDE SportPuls.

Some years ago the SportPuls was part of the ARCHIMEDE collection. A customer now asked us if we could manufacture this model for him again. As we still have dials and hands for the SportPuls we made one for him with the new 3-pieces ICKLER case. With the brushed and polished surface it is a functional but still very well looking time piece.