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Introducing the WNDSN Eclipse Challenge Coin

BERLIN, 2020-12-03 - Ex mensura, scientia

“The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.” --Mae Jemison

WNDSN Applied Sciences Lab is pleased to announce the release of the new heavy metal WNDSN Eclipse Challenge Coin. The challenge coin is a fan-favorite and well-loved token to those who have taken on the spirit of adventure and self-reliance by choosing WNDSN products. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, and WNDSN is thankful for the support shown this year. With this coin, WNDSN upholds their operating instructions, “to pursue, to persist, to prevail” and to acknowledge that these qualities have been especially critical this year.

The front side of the coin shows the WNDSN metrology motto: “ex mensura, scientia” or “knowledge from measurement” and a graphical representation of a lunar eclipse that utilizes the old alchemical symbol for verdigris and, later, the astronomical symbol for the Earth. A few adornments form a riddle to be decoded or divulged at a later date.

The back side of the coin is divided into four graphical quadrants featuring a shadow square, standing for solving problems of space, a set of equal hour lines, standing for determining time, and the sine quadrant as the most elegant of mathematical instruments. In the fourth quadrant resides the WNDSN maker’s mark. Those who look closely, will always find more.

A challenge coin rewards good work and service, bolsters morale, and signals one aficionado to the other. The coins are made in Berlin, Germany with exceptional precision and clarity of lines. Coming in at 1.5 inches diameter (38 mm), enthusiasts can choose between a coated brass or copper coin that weighs 26 or 27 g, respectively. An uncoated edition is also available, providing raw brass and copper that will oxidize and patina over time for a unique aesthetic.

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WNDSN's Applied Science Lab, based in Berlin, develops and manufactures that which can't be improvised; measurement, navigation, and surveying instruments informed by the motto "Ex Mensura, Scientia" -- knowledge from measurement.

WNDSN produces archival quality products that are designed with intent by combining techniques proven over centuries; arcane science meets cutting edge contemporary methods, resulting in iconic, timeless, high-utility designs.

In addition to custom-built instruments and tools, metrology & illumination solutions, WNDSN creates expedition mementos and morale patches to celebrate cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the Renaissance. WNDSN morale patches are acutely designed -- no line is left to randomness, no element is mere filler. They serve as infographics, how-tos for the WNDSN tools, magic sigils, as well as functional markers.