Automatic Twin Lens

An unique designed watch inspired by the iconic vintage twins lens reflex camera

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- 24 Months international warranty

- Free shipping worldwide

- Made in Japan

Inspired by the iconic vintage twins lens reflex camera

First released in the late 1920s, twin-lens cameras were widely used by photojournalists and correspondents to document World War II in Europe thanks to its robust and periscopic design. It was said that the inventor came up with the idea for the camera during World War I on a trench while peeping through a periscope. The double-lens design allows photographers to have a continuous view on the subject through the viewing-lens while the picture is being captured by the taking-lens, having a separate taking-lens and viewing-lens also reduces the shutter lag and speeds up the focusing process between shots. These attributes along with its exceptional build made it one of the cameras of choice in a period where every encounter counted.

Manufacturers continued to upgrade this medium-format camera in the 40s as its popularity soared. Being able to operate the camera at a waist-level instead of the eye-level conveniently opened up more creative possibilities, many notable photographers who we have come to know today, such as Richard Avedon, Imogen Cunningham, Irving Penn and Diane Arbus to name a few, were avid users of the twin-lens reflex camera, capturing every moment in both their personal and professional life.

Creativity and style are at the core of TACS’ philosophy, feeling particularly drawn to the creative versatility and the sophisticated design of the twin-lens camera, and also as a natural continuation for the Lens Series, TACS looks to the iconic vintage camera to create the new Automatic Twin Lens.

Specification

– 316L Stainless steel
– Japanese skeleton automatic movement
– 100m/ 330ft/ 10ATM
– Bezel with tactile feel of a focusing zoom lens
– S/S with aluminium screw-down crown with custom reverse engraved logo
– Sapphire crystal with inner-side-AR
– Exhibition watches caseback
– Horween craft leather strap

Dimensions

– 46.5mm case width
– 14.8mm case thickness
– 52mm case length/ lug-to-lug
– 24mm lug width tapers to 22mm at buckle
– Weight: 130g
– Wrist circumference: ~145mm to ~205mm

Second Hand

The second hand tail takes the shape of the shutter of the camera, for better legibility, all 3 hands are partially treated with luminous material.

Leather Parttern

The leather parttern materials are also used on the lug to complete the 46.5mm case.

Hour Index

The depth of field scale has been fittingly incorporated as a partial hours and minutes marker, showing the 8, 9, 10 hour indexes and the minutes indexes between 41-44 and 46-49.

Crown Protector

The crown protector draws inspiration from the camera's strap eyelet slot.

Dial

The eye-catching dial features 2 domed lenses and leather pattern materials just like the iconic facade of the twin lens camera.

Crown

The screw-down crown deploy an etched texture akin to the one of the camera's focusing knob.

Modern Silver

Modern Silver features a silver-toned dial design resembling the original vintage twin-lens camera. Completed with a stainless steel case and skeleton movement, the twin-lens timepiece is paired with a brown raw-edge HORWEEN leather strap for a sleek contemporary take. Subtle yet unique, this classic silver and brown pairing is sleek and highly wearable, making Modern Silver the perfect timepiece to go with your everyday look.

Made in Japan

ATL is crafted in Nagano (信州) and inspected onsite to ensure premium fit and finish in a region famed for its precision.

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Free Shipping

Free shipping worldwide

Warranty

Provide 24 month warranty

Experience

Over 13 years business experiences

Retro Gold

Retro Gold deploys a gold and black palette that gives the timepiece an extra vintage fair. The gold-accented twin lens design is completed with a matching color skeleton movement and stainless steel case, and is paired with a black HORWEEN leather strap. The tapered leather strap features a white stitching which echoes with the color of the hands. This bold gold-colored ATL is a quick stylish fix to elevate any minimalistic outfits.

Customized Engraving

Make your ATL truly custom with optional personalized engraving, ideal for celebrating a milestone or making a wonderful gift even more special.

Japanese Craftsmanship, Inside and Out

The distinct multi-layer twin lens dial consists of 19 individual parts, and each one is hand-assembled by a TACS watchmaker in Japan. To ensure every single part is put together with the highest level of craftsmanship and precision possible, there is a limit of 10 timepieces a watchmaker can assemble daily. Peeking through the transparent twin lens reveals a 21-jewel, skeletonized Miyota 8N24 automatic movement, also handmade in Japan, rendering the timepiece a power reserve of 42 hours and a creation that is synonymous with Japanese craftsmanship inside and out.