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Angular Momentum has created a new line of special and limited timepieces with unique medallions with aperture for digital time display. Among them the “Rose Damascus Digital“ with a hand forged 1200 layers Damascus steel medallion set under the sapphire crystal. Every medallion is an individual piece.

Damascus steel is a hot-forged steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking from about 900 to 1700 AD. Damascus swords were of legendary sharpness and strength, and were apocryphally claimed to be able
to cut through lesser quality European swords and even rock.

The technique used to create original Damascus steel is now a matter of historical conjecture. Many raw materials, and the metalsmiths' recipes, are no longer available. The foundation for Damascus Steel is Wootz Steel, which originated in India and later spread to Persia.

From the 3rd century to 17th century, India was shipping steel ingots to the Middle East for use in Damascus Steel. The general term "Damascus" refers to metal with a visible grain pattern, sometimes with a texture. Modern Damascus is a lamination of folded steels selected with cosmetic qualities, with grinding and polishing specifically to expose the layers. True Damascus patterns are formed when carbon trace elements form visible swirls in the steel mix. These elements change properties when the steel is work hardened (forged), creating the patterns.

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Angular Momentum of Switzerland
Brunngasse 58
3011 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: +41-31-311 83 00
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