Just discovered a new Microbrand from Italy called Tolentino!
Every time I discover new watches I feel very happy but at the same time especially proud when the brand is from Italy.
Tolentino is a new watch brand founded by Cesare Angrisani in 2020 with headquarters in Cercola (NA).
Tolentino brand is born with the precise purpose of presenting on the market a new generation of fine watches. Central to their project is the concept of quality.
They seek the highest quality throughout the production chain: quality of materials, quality of components, quality of processing, quality of processes and quality of business choices made.
The mission of Tolentino is clear, creating a high quality product that has an affordable price and for this reason they decided to realize a Swiss Made watch.
In order to mark their timepieces with the Swiss Made seal, synonymous with the best watchmaking in the world, together with their Swiss partners they complete the technical development of the design up to prototyping, The entire assembly and testing is carried out in Switzerland.
Their watches feature only Swiss-made automatic movements.
In December 2020, once the business plan was planned and structured, Tolentino presented the business project with particular reference to the production of our first line of watches at Invitalia, very important government agency for the development of new businesses, recognizing the merit of their project by providing them in October 2021 a soft financing that put Tolentino in the correct position to start the business.
Tolentino Undici/11 – the first collection
The first collection of Tolentino watches is called Undici/11 and we are talking about a Swiss Made diver.
Please take a look to the dial. I know there are too many swiss made diver watches but I am very happy to say that this is something special.
You can see from this photo the elements that make this watch unique.
The dial in its three-dimensionality, the ceramic bezel, the satin finish of the case together with the shiny parts. Everything perfectly in harmony.
Every choice regarding the creation of this timepiece is based on the integration of technical, qualitative, stylistic and functional aspects.
With a case of just 40 mm this watch is perfect for every wrist size.
Bezel and dials are available in different colors and there are 2 type of strap (mailanese mesh and oyster bracelet) included into the affordable retail price of 920€
Tolentino Undici/11 is the Swiss Made diving watch that combines high performance, quality materials, workmanship and high-end details at a mid-range price, able to make a difference every single day.
In August 2022 Tolentino launched a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter, which anticipates the release of Eleven/11 scheduled for December 2022, which collected 162% of the goal set in 30 days.
The watches are available in different colors with ceramic bezel and the dial is very interesting with a 3-dimensional appearance looks even more modern.
Tolentino Undici/11 – specifications
- Case 40 mm
- Movement Sellita 200-1 with 41 hours power reserve and stop seconds
- 316L Stainless steel case
- 200 m WT
- Ceramic Bezel
- 2.8 mm thick flat sapphire crystal highly resistant to shocks and scratches, with anti-reflection treatment.
- System with double hole to perfectly support both straps that mounts, both the classic three-link bracelet and the Milanese knit bracelet. Both bracelets are made of 316L stainless steel and equipped with safety deployant closure.
- Hand-finished multi-level dial, with indexes and hands with luminescent inserts that guarantee the best visibility even in the dark.
This watch will be also available on the next Indiegogo campaign to this link at the very interesting price of 680€