Aeon Mk. III Opus - Mokume Gane
Aeon Mk. III Opus - Mokume Gane
Up to 68 Manufacturing Operations
36 Steps of Careful Hand Assembly and Packaging
Each Aeon Mk. III Electric Torch is crafted with the utmost quality and attention to detail to be at your service.
Nothing but the Best
The Aeon Mk. III Opus. Crafted from custom forged materials, precision machined, and hand-assembled and polished to create a piece of functional art with unrivaled character and elegance.
The Mk. III Light Engine. Turning Electricity into Light. Efficiently.
At the heart of everything is the new Mk. III Light Engine. Developed and tested for over nine months, the completely new light engine supplies fully regulated output current to the LED, and enables output as high as 160 lumens from a tiny CR2 battery. Coated in gold and carefully designed to maximize electrical conductivity and efficiency, the Mk. III Light Engine allows the Aeon to provide beautifully rendered light output, for a very long time.
Color Rendering Index - Beautiful, Accurate Light
A quality torch should produce quality light. Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the difference between seeing something, and seeing something well. Most LEDs have difficulty producing broad spectrum light that mimics sunlight - consequently, the Aeon uses superior LEDs in the form of the High-CRI Nichia 219B, illuminating the path in front of you with warm, richly rendered colors, and allowing you to actually see what's in front of you with far greater accuracy.
Parabolic Reflector - Precisely Made to Deliver a Smooth Beam
A precision machined Parabolic Reflector focuses photons to produce a clean, well-shaped beam, with a traditional hotspot and corona. The reflector is cut from solid copper to aid in heatsinking, and then vacuum metalized with a light orange peel finish by evaporating metal at high temperatures and allowing it to condense on the surface of the curve, resulting in a highly reflective, and highly efficient reflector.
Sapphire Crystal Lens - Scratch Resistant, High Performance
The Light Engine is capped off with a Sapphire Crystal Lens. One of the hardest materials known to man, coming it at 9 on the Mohs scale (diamonds are 10), the lens is coated with an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating on each side, maximizing light transmission, and providing a durable barrier against damage to the torch.
Pushbutton Tailswitch - Easy, Fast Switching Between Three Light Intensities
The Aeon also comes equipped with a Pushbutton Tailswitch. Designed to allow for easy and fast intensity switching, the tailswitch is paired with the Mk. III Light Engine to jump between 1-, 15-, and 160-lumen intensities effortlessly. All in all, the new Aeon Mk. III is among the smallest in its battery class, and second to none in features, performance, and functionality.
Highly efficient electronics. Beautiful light output. Uncompromising quality. The Aeon Mk. III combines the best of the best to provide high quality light when and where you need it.
The Aeon Mk. III has been tested in near-space. Sent unprotected to over 100,000 feet (31.5km) above the surface of the earth, experiencing temperatures as low as -54F (-48C), and pressures less than 1/10th that of those on the ground, the Aeon performed admirably, maintaining the integrity of its seals, and worked flawlessly upon recovery after re-entry.
It also happens to be the first light ever sent to the edge of space.
Mokume Gane Construction
A Japanese phrase for "Wood Grain Metal", the Mokume Gane is specially forged for the Aeon Mk. III in a three-material blend of Copper, Brass, and Nickel-Silver. Each light has a unique pattern unto itself, and will patina over time giving it additional character that builds on how you use it.
High Color Rendering Index (CRI)
LEDs take electricity, and turn it into light. The Aeon turns it into high-quality light. Using a High CRI LED, colors are rendered accurately, as though by sunlight, with warm, rich tones rarely seen from electric lighting.
Double-AR Coated Sapphire Crystal Lens
Sapphire Crystal. Extremely scratch resistant, coming in at 9 on the Mohs Scale (diamonds are 10), and coated on each side with an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating to help transmit more photons.
Smooth turning, durable threading is important. Traditionally, threads are cut with V shaped points - ours are cut with a trapezoidal profile instead, removing easily dented edges - making for smoother rotation, and much more durable threads.
A parabola is custom cut for the LED in the Aeon, then coated with a highly reflective surface by evaporating metal and condensing it onto the surface of the curve. A light orange peel finish ensures that the beam is smooth and well shaped.
Microprocessor Controlled Light Engine
Light output is controlled simply: Click on, half-push to switch between modes. Click off. Very easy, very fast mode cycling for an excellent user experience.
Gold Plated Electrical Contacts
Highly conductive and highly inert, gold plated electronics ensure good electrical connections in all parts of the light, making sure more energy is converted to light instead of heat.
O-Ring Sealed, Water Resistant
Custom O-Rings seal all junctures of the torch - The Aeon lets light out, and nothing in.
Sealed with a rubber boot and easy to activate, the tailswitch on the Aeon conveniently and effectively allows you to operate the light one-handed.
Made from stonewashed stainless steel, the pocket clip bolts securely to the tail of the torch, and is designed with a locking mechanism to stay clipped securely when in use.
Designed around the minuscule CR2 cell, the Aeon provides high outputs and long runtimes from its tiny power plant.
17.5mm Diameter by 63mm Long
0.689in Diameter by 2.48in Long