Arcadia developed a new field watch that uses graphene coating. The Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch has been launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The analog watch itself is based on a Citizen Miyota 2035 quartz movement and sports a carbon-fiber patterned leather band. The graphene field watch costs $349.
Arcadia developed its own proprietary graphene-based coating (branded as DuraPhene) which is mechanically and thermally sealed to the watch's stainless steel substrate. Arcadia will offer this coating to third-parties and sees potential applications in oil field equipment, solar panels, lifetime products, marine products and more. Arcadia says that DuraPhene Coating features corrosion protection and is wear and abrasion resistance in addition to being anti-microbial and anti-glare.
We have talked to Arcadia's CEO, who updated us that the company is using reduced graphene oxide (rGO) produced by Graphenea. The graphene is mixed with polytetrafluoroethylene to create the composite coating.