«QUI S'Y FROTTE, S'Y PIQUE»
Named after the glorious and highly awarded 26e Régiment d'Infanterie, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an homage to the Great War Heroes wearing the unforgettable uniform.
The early days of the XXth century saw a radical change in watchmaking: the pocket
watch was promptly being replaced by the wristwatch, much better suited to military use. Synergie of the Great War watches and tomorrow's technology, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an heritage of the Master Watchmakers of the early XXth century.
Protected by an elegant and utterly resistant domed sapphire crystal, the dial is made with a blue enamel finish to remind the Poilu's distinctive uniform wore since late 1915, while other elements are left red to have the watch face making the Drapeau Tricolore.
It was of importance for us to have the Flag of France featured in the «26» BLEU HORIZON.
DESIGNED IN FRANCE
The «26» BLEU HORIZON, just like all our timepieces, is entirely imagined here in France. Each component is carefully controlled to make sure it is absolutely flawless.
Using unsurpassed, highest, quality materials such as steel 316L, sapphire glass, and selected calf leather, the «26» BLEU HORIZON is intended for all uses, daily as well as extreme, so that their owner is never limited. This is our vision of watchmaking.
AXIOM watches are built to last, and we do the needful to achieve unrivalled quality.
CONQUERING THE DARKNESS
For a perfect display in all conditions, each model of the «26» BLEU HORIZON is using a vibrant blue lume for optimal readability in darkness
THE RIFLE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
True symbol of the French WWI soldier, the Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle was the first firearm ever to use smokeless powder, invented by Paul Vieille in 1884.
Revolutionnary, incredibly solid and reliable, it also proved to have unrivalled range and accuracy. It made of France the world's most modern army at the time of the rifle issuing.
The Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle definitely changed the warfare.
The back of the «26» BLEU HORIZON, is engraved with the stylized rear and front sights of the legendary Lebel Mle 1886 rifle, the Poilu's faithful ally.
The 26e Régiment d'Infanterie motto «Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique» ("Touch me who dares"), is also finely engraved, while each watch is individually serial numbered.
MADE OF STEEL
The 42mm case, fully carved from a block of stainless steel 316L is water-resistant to 200 meters, for use of the watch without limits.
The «26» BLEU HORIZON will definitely be your everyday ally.
«26» BLEU HORIZON
«26» BLEU HORIZON II & III
10MM + 1.5mm for the back
316L stainless steel
Sandblasted stainless steel
II & III: high polish
Domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 meters
Automatic, 21,600 vph, 21 jewels Miyota 8218
II & III: 28,800 vph, 26 jewels Miyota 9100
Hours and minutes in the center. Subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Date at 3 o'clock
II & III: Hours, minutes and seconds in the center. Date at 4 o'clock. Subsidiary "military time" 24 hour dial at 6 o'clock
Circa 42 hours
II & III: circa 40 hours
Of two parts, of 26mm and 14mm
High quality brown calf leather, engraved on the back
Stainless steel pin buckle
Blue enamel dial