Horizon Watches Pilgrim Black Ocean

Horizon Watches Pilgrim Black Ocean

  • USD823.54

Model no.: HW.Pilgrim.BLKO

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Continue the Jules Verne Journey with Horizon Watches Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is the continuation of the Jules Verne story that has been the inspiration for Horizon Watches’ designs. First published in 1878, Un Capitaine de Quinze Ans (A Captain at Fifteen) is an adventure that follows the voyages of Pilgrim, a whaler, across the Pacific. The protagonist is a fifteen year-old crew who is tasked to be the captain of the ship when disaster strikes. Imagine being fifteen and the fate of the ship you are on is handed over to you. In Jules Verne’s universe, that is a recipe for an action-packed adventure. As the story unfolds, one can find common life themes such as bravery, sufferings and fights for freedom.

The story that inspires Horizon Watches’ Pilgrim pans out mostly on water. Thus, a diver was deemed most apt for the collection. This time, a Super-Compressor style diver was chosen to be the starting point for the design. Three principles set by Fred Bekher, co-founder and designer of Horizon Watches, guide the design process, namely: a two-part main case; detailings; and functionality.


The main body of the case combines two separate elements that have different surface finishes to achieve contrast between polished and brushed surfaces. The Pilgrim comes with two coin-edged design, screwdown crowns; each is 7mm in diameter, making it easy to handle and wind as needed. 

For those familiar with Horizon Watches’ first collection, you would have an inkling that the brand owners like to treat the watch they design like a labyrinth full of hidden clues. This thread continues here with the Pilgrim. You will find numbers, a quote, and text in places not immediately visible to the eyes.

The early super compressor tended to mark the 12, 3, 6, and 9 hour indicators with a triangle frame. In the Pilgrim, this has been reinterpreted with a trapezium instead. To give the watch design a further twist, one of these trapeziums has been made into a date window, resulting in a super unusual super compressor, challenging you to find the secret date window!

The centre of the dial for the Pilgrim has a finely polished finished raised cone that provides the base for the three uniquely designed hands for time reading. In line with the sea adventure story that inspired the collection, they are shaped like fishing spears. For superior legibility, all three hands are luminous. Look closely at the Pilgrim and you will find an excellent quality of polishing even on a small surface like the applied index and dot markers.

Turn the Pilgrim over and find on the caseback a graphic illustrated by Bekher engraved on the caseback. The illustration depicts Pilgrim, the ship and a whale. In many cultures, a ship symbolizes journey and adventure.

The crystal of the watch is a boxed type sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating applied on the interior side. The anti-reflective coating helps minimise glare under the sun and also increases dial readability.

Every Pilgrim watch comes with an original design, high quality and super comfortable FKM rubber strap that is equipped with quick release spring bars. The buckle is of a custom design and finished in a similar style as the case, with a combination of brushed and polished surfaces.

The Pilgrim is available in four colour: Blue Ocean, Black Ocean, Green Ocean and Young Captain. 

About Horizon Watches

Horizon Watches results from the collaboration between Ukrainian watch designer, Fred Bekher, and Singaporean watch entrepreneur, Sugiharto Kusumadi. Fate brought the two men together. They soon found that they shared not only a passion for well-designed, quality timepieces with elements of surprise but also a strong work ethic, which have resulted in a solid partnership. Horizon Watches is the realisation Bekher’s longtime dream of having his own watch brand. Established in 2021, the brand’s designs draw inspiration from legends and adventures of the past with a strong eye for design detail.


Technical Specifications

Case size: 41mm

Case material: 316L stainless steel with both brushed and polished finishings

Case back: Screwdown close caseback with engraved graphic

Movement type: Automatic

Movement no.: SW200-1A with customised date disc

Power reserve: Approx 38hrs

Dial: Embossed sandblasted textured dial, polished applied indices with SuperLuminova (old radium lume/BGW9); hands are polished spear-shaped handset, filled with SuperLuminova (old radium lume/BGW9)

Bezel: Inner rotating bezel filled with SuperLuminova (old radium/BGW9)

Glass: Boxed sapphire with internal 3 layers of anti-reflective coating

Water resistance: 20ATM

Strap type: Rubber

Strap material: FKM rubber

Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle, customised with logo

Warranty: 1 year