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3x, 6x or 10x Loupe - Grey Alligator & Black Silicone Rubber
A 6x Model 01 loupe, a 3x Model 02 loupe, or a 10x Model 03 loupe with a genuine, matte grey alligator grip, and top and bottom elements in food-grade black silicone rubber. Please note that the pictures are of an early prototype in black; the version you will receive will be made using a skin with nice, square scales in grey (see last two photos).
The Model 01 loupe and the Model 03 loupe provide 6x and 10x magnification respectively through five multi-coated optical glass elements arranged in three groups, while the Model 02 loupe provides 3x magnification through four multi-coated optical glass elements also arranged in three groups. All were designed according to the same principles as a camera lens. The surfaces of each lens have had several special coatings applied to them, which are designed to maximize contrast, color saturation and color fidelity as well as minimize flare.
As such, our 6x Model 01, for example, is capable of resolving much more detail than the eye can see (well over 30 lp/mm @ MTF 0.8, versus 5-10 lp/mm at best for the human eye), thus providing a very bright, contrasted and crystal-clear viewing field from edge to edge.
The complete absence of chromatic aberration, combined with the very tight control over geometric distortion, provide a breath-taking viewing experience which has never been achieved before in a hand-held loupe.
Each loupe is provided with two interchangeable silicone rubber eyecups. The standard one, which gives a 40mm-wide viewing field for Model 01, a 60mm-wide field on Model 02 and a 20mm view-field on Model 03, places the eye at the optimal distance to take advantage of the best optical performance which the loupe can offer. The alternative flat eyecup places the eye closer to the loupe, thus providing a wider 50mm viewing field for Model 01, an unrivaled 70mm viewing field on Model 02 and a 25mm view-field on Model 03, at the cost of a small loss in visual acuity (which - though measurable - is not noticeable by the human eye).
Each loupe is delivered with its alternative silicone rubber eyecup, a microfiber carry pouch, and a hard shell carry case. All elements are packed in an ABS waterproof case, which is enclosed in a cardboard shipping box. A second inner foam set is also included for the ABS shipping case, allowing you to transform it into a four-watch dust-proof, water-proof and crush-proof transport case.
All loupes have a diameter of 48mm and a height of 45mm. The 6x Model 01 loupe weighs 130g, the 3x Model 02 loupe weighs 100g, while the 10x Model 03 loupe weighs 120g.
Limited stock available. Kindly note that we are out of stock of the zipped carry cases, as we are finalizing the development of a new hard case for our loupes. Order now, and we will ship your loupe in its microfibre pouch, and add you to the list to receive a hard shell case as soon as these are ready (current ETA Q4 '23).