A wider crop, and this time from a focus stack of 15 images. The Grand Seiko VFA 6185-8021-G.
So I’ve got a little theory about this one. Hear me out… Those hour markers. Remind you of anything?
1968 saw the release of Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. The film was loosely inspired by Clarke’s short story from 1951 titled “The Sentinel”, and Clarke wrote the accompanying novel to the film concurrently during its production.
Central to the film is the “Monolith”, or more accurately, monoliths. Black, flat, non-reflective rectangular solids with dimensions in the ratio of 1:4:9. The monoliths were understood to be long lived and ultra-reliable machines.
2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968. This particular design of Grand Seiko VFA first came out in 1969.
A coincidence? I think perhaps not!
So in the spirit of naming watches as exemplified by @phillipswatches, I present to you – the #Kubrick.