Meisterstein MINOA Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you the Meisterstein MINOA.

Founded in 2019, Meisterstein is a micro-brand watch company that specializes in authentic, minimalist timepieces.

Inspired by the core values of Bauhaus, the new MINOA features a timeless and minimalist design.

Meisterstein MINOA – a cool watch!

The case of the MINOA is made of polished 316L stainless steel. With a diameter of 38 mm and a case height of just 9 mm, the MINOA is very comfortable to wear.

The watch glass is made of domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Its domed shape underscores the harmonious design of this timepiece.

Meisterstein devoted particular attention to the dial.

True to their guiding principle “Less is more”, Meisterstein made a conscious decision in favor of understated numerals and indices.

A fine minute graduation is positioned on the outer edge.

A handy date window at the 6 o’clock position and the Meisterstein logo round off the refined dial.

The LumiNova, which has been applied to the hour markers and hands, ensures that you’re never at a loss for the time, even in the dark.

The inner workings of the MINOA are driven by a Caliber 714 quartz movement from the renowned Swiss manufacturer Ronda.

The MINOA is available in three color options: black, silver-white and green sunburst.

Details:

Case                            Stainless Steel 316L

Measures                   ø 38 mm, Lug width 20 mm, Thickness 9 mm

Movement                 Quartz – RONDA 714 (Swiss)

Crystal                         Domed Sapphire Crystal – anti-reflective

Water Resistance      5 ATM – Suitable for showering

Check them out on their site here!

Molnija Russian Watches

Today i want to present you Molnija Watches!

These watches have got some really interesting features!

The Tribute 1984 2.0 is based on caliber 3603, a classic movement first produced by the Molnija factory in 1984.

One of the most interesting feature of this watch is absolutely the movement and the display caseback.

Also the design of the watch is really cool and i like it so much.


When creating the second version of the Tribute 1984 collection of wrist watches, they have retained a laconic steel case of a classic shape, a genuine leather strap and offer two variants of models to choose from: one with a guilloche dial and Roman numerals, the other with a ray-shaped dial and Arabic numeral.

MOLNIJA


Each model is presented in different classic colors.

No unnecessary details and precision in every movement of the hands.

Molnija watches – details

Here are the details of these super elegant an interesting russian watches

  • Movement In-house hand winding movement MOLNIJA 3603
  • GlassSapphire
  • CaseStainless steel
  • StrapGenuine leather
  • Strap size22 mm
  • Case size44 mm
  • SKU0060104-2.0
  • WR50 m

If you like these watches please check out their site HERE!

Rivage Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Rivage Watches Microbrand!

The meaning of rivage is French for shore which is the family name of the ceo Callum Shore from the UK and because of this Every timepiece is named after a specific sea that suits the watch.

Founded in England they created a brand that catered to those who wanted to wear an exclusive timepiece or premium glasses.

rivage watches

They aim for there products to create a prestige persona about our wearers image when attending casual or more exclusive occasions.

They believe that with there hard work and passion they can do this for you and create the style that you want.

Dedicated to perfection they want to make sure that they accentuate the values of all wearers and provide a distinguished look that compliments anyone!

If you want to check out their site click here!

Blanchard Watches Microbrand

Today i want to show you Blanchard Watches microbrand!

A sports tool chronograph with the ability to interchange bezels, giving you a watch ready for any occasion!

Blanchard Watch Co. had its origin story back in 2006 when owner Robert Blanchard set off to create a watch specifically built for the gentleman pilot.

Partnered with the Azimuth watch Co. that first initial venture into the watch industry became a success.

With an renewed passion for road racing, Robert Blanchard, now an SCCA competition certified driver in the Spec Racer Ford class is doing it again by bringing the racing world a new tool watch series specifically designed for both the driver and the spectator. 

You have three dial choices when it comes to The Gentleman Racer:

The Reverse Panda dial with super Luminova hands, sub-dials and indices

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The Steel Panda dial with super Luminova hands and indices

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The Panda dial with super Luminova full lum dial and hands

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Blanchard Watches Microbrand – details

Here are all the tecnical specifications for Blanchard watches!

I have to say that these watches are very interesting and also they were fully funded on kicktarter!

  • Seiko VK64 Mecha Quartz movement
  • 316L marine-grade stainless steel case
  • 41.5 mm Diameter
  • 49.5mm lug to lug
  • 20mm strap/bracelet
  • Water resistant to 100 meters / 320 feet
  • Friction bidirectional bezel
  • Slight dome sapphire crystal
  • Swiss Superluminova 
  • 316L marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks or Leather NATO with racing leather extension strap
  • Fully-articulating solid links secured by screw pins
  • Clasp with 2 microadjustment slots 
  • Included extras: screwdriver for resizing bracelet, Alen wrench for removing bezel screws, and spring bar tool

Check out their site! Click here!

Timeless Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Timeless Watches Microbrand

Timeless began with a question: why is an original and attractive design usually associated with a high price tag?

Then, thinking about watches,they turned the question around: why are affordable watches generally so insignificant?

Why do they so rarely surprise, delight or provide lasting pleasure to their owners?

As they sought to answer those questions, a more fundamental question arose – and to us it became a challenge.

Rather than just accepting the status quo, why not create a completely
new brand – designing timepieces that are both beautiful and functional; useful and a pleasure to wear?

timeless watches microbrand

Objects to become attached to. Watches that speak of our individual styles. Watches for the way we live in the 21st century.

Memorable, distinctive designs that transcend fashion. Watches that make us feel good

So they synthesised the concepts of watch design, industrial design and architecture.

They imagined the future as seen from the past. And the past as seen from
the future.

From the Industrial Revolution to early 20th-century streamlining, from particle colliders to Mars
explorers – and back again.

They played with curves, textures and depth. With powerful shapes and subtle details.

With simplicity and complexity.

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Timeless watches microbrand – details

Movement: Swiss Made STP 1-11

Power reserve: 44 hours

waterproofing : 50 m

Diameter : 41.5 mm

Glass : Sapphire (domed), with anti-reflective coatin

Strap : Calf leather

Finishes: Circular satin finish, fine sandblasting polished details

timeless watches microbrand

If you are looking for a special dress watch Timeless Watches microbrand is defenetely for you!

Check out their site here!

Pompeak Watches Microbrand

The microbrand Pompeak watches was founded by two brothers, on a mission to create affordable watches that also delivered on quality.

Designing the watches they want to wear and working on the price from there, ensuring passion drives every decision, no corners are cut, no unnecessary mark ups are added, and every one of their watches is something to be truly proud of.

I found their Gentlemen collection really interesting so let’s take a look!

Each watch in the Gentlemen’s collection subtly showcases a stunning Japanese automatic movement behind an intricately detailed dial.


Designed in the UK and crafted with hand picked premium materials.

Each watch in the Gentlemen’s collection subtly showcases a really good Japanese automatic movement behind an intricately detailed dial.

Pompeak watches Microbrand – Self Winding Mechanical Movement

Automatic/self-winding watches are often chosen as the perfect combination of character and heritage of the mechanical watch, without the need to manually wind the movement each day.

Their chosen Miyota 82S5 movement is no different. A truly stunning display of Japanese horology, complete with a 42 hour power reserve. Crafted with precision while avoiding the mark-up that comes with the Swiss label.

Ensuring all day and all night usability with Swiss Super-LumiNova coatings. Our chosen BGW9 lume is transparent in daylight with a long lasting blue night glow.

During the development of the collection, they tested a number of different coatings and found that C1, for example, just didn’t perform as well as they had hoped.

C3 lume on the other hand, performed well in the glow test but they didn’t think the yellow day time tint matched the Gentlemen’s clean look.

The Swiss BGW9 is the best of both worlds, a lovely and long lasting blue glow at night without the yellow-ish look in the day.


Designed in the UK and crafted with hand picked premium materials.

Check out their site here!

Makina Watches Microbrand

If you are looking for a really cool dress watch Makina Watches is a great microbrand and their watches are a good choice for you!

Makina, which means “machine”, is a Manila micro brand that builds on the sportier side of dress watches. 

From what I have seen, This brand is not one to build one homage piece after another.

They have a real focus on coming up with original designs.

None of the parts are stock parts but are entirely created and produced from scratch from case to dial to hands to crown.

makina watches dress watch

Having said that, they don’t try and achieve originality with gimmickry but instead with subtle design cues that challenge what a watch should look like and add a lot of character along the way.

Makina Watches – the elegance of the dress watch

Makina is like this because the founder, Danilo Villanueva, is a Creative Director by trade; He spent several years art directing and building campaigns in the advertising industry where, in 2017, he took a break to build what Makina Watches is today. 

Housed in the brand’s most curvaceous case, Uriel III (above) is a modern take and tribute to an age-old tool watch used by doctors, the pulsometer watch. It features a unique stretched cushion case design.

Makina Watches – details

COLOR WAYS: Deep Teal, Gun Metal, White

CASE – 40mm. 316L Stainless steel, stretched cushion case design. Polished finish. 50 meters water resistance. Screw down crown. Exhibition case back. 

GLASS – Domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. 

MOVEMENT – Miyota 821A, an automatic Japanese Mechanical Movement with Cote de Geneve embellishments and a customized rotor. 40 hours power reserve. 21 Jewels. 

DIAL – multi-layered dial made of thick brass with a combination of high polish and sun burst texture and  high polished metal arabic indices. Brass Dauphine hands. 

STRAP – Genuine Italian calf leather strap.

Check out their site here!

Clemence Watches Microbrand

Clemence Watches is a small independent microbrand, based in Britain. 

Uncompromising robustness of a modern tool watch in an elegant, classic design, the Photic diver by Clemence Watches is ready to go from sea to summit and everything in between.


Clemence watches have taken cues from the golden age of watches, the 60’s and 70’s, to create our vision of the ultimate go anywhere, do anything dive watch – capable of surviving the photic zone and everyday life alike.

Their watches are assembled by horologists here in Britain using watch parts manufactured in Japan and China. By working with local experts they ensure their watches are assembled and tested with the care they deserve.

Longevity

Clemence Watches stand behind their timepieces and are committed to ensuring we have the spare parts to carry out routine repairs and services for at least 10 years after sale.

Legacy 

For every Photic Diver that is sold, trees will be planted to help reforest Scotland, enhancing and protecting our ecosystems. In addition, every Photic Diver will be climate-positive. This means they will sequester at least twice the carbon footprint of each watch’s life cycle.

By being climate-positive, Clemence Watches, and their customers, are leaving the environment in a better state than we found it; helping to conserve the wild places we love to explore.

The founder Tom Clemence said “As an Ecologist by training, I’m proud to stand behind this commitment of environmental legacy, funding it through reduced profits, not an inflated cost of our watches.”

Clemence watches Microbrand – details

DIMENSIONS

Case Diameter: 39mm- Lug to Lug: 47mm- Lug Width: 20mm- Thickness: 10.7mm case + 1.5mm crystal dome​.

CASE– Brushed 316L stainless steel- Uninterrupted polished bevels- Drilled lugs​

CRYSTAL– Double domed sapphire for distortion free legibility and scratch resistance- Four layers of anti-reflective coating on internal side only​

MOVEMENT– Miyota 9039 hi-beat automatic movement- Rotor engraved with artists depiction of the photic zone- Widely serviceable to ensure long-term affordability and reliability


LUME– C3 Swiss Superluminova throughout​BEZEL

Coin edge 120 click uni-directional bezel- Domed sapphire insert and luminescent markers​

CROWN– Screw down- 6.4mm diameter​CASE BACK– Screw down exhibition case back with flat sapphire crystal


ON THE WRIST– Bracelet: all solid 316L steel bracelet with screw pins. Tapers from 20mm to 18mm.- Milled clasp with three holes of micro-adjust & ratcheted diver extension for tool-free, on-the-fly adjustment.- Strap: FKM rubber tropic style with deep engraved buckle and quick-release spring bars​

WATER RESISTANCE – 200 meters (the photic zone)

Ten Eleven Nine Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present the new microbrand Ten Eleven Nine!

An iconic WATCH, an elegant toolwatch – made in germany

Ten Elevn Nine wanted to combine the subtle, sublime and minimal design of an elegant and timeless dress watch with the readability of a tool watch and the sturdiness of a dive watch.

So far so overly ambitious it might seem.

A reliable and perfect mechanical watch for any occasion, that will last a lifetime in best case.

Water resistance of 200m / 660ft so the watch can master all activities and that you don’t even have to take off for diving!

I like the contrast of a dress watch to a tool watch.

The design language of the dauphine hands is reminiscent of the dress watches of the 50s , whereby the matt white paint, which is a bit unusual for this hands shape, on top inserted with super-luminowa, clearly points to the high legibility and the tool aspect of a fine vintage tool watch.

Ten Eleven Nine Microbrand – the movement

They opted for the tried and tested Swiss Sellita SW200-1 Premium (TOP grade) automatic movement.

As it is, just like the almost identical Eta 2824 movement, a very robust, durable and reliable movement which can also be serviced and repaired almost everywhere at low cost and thus carries the idea of ​​a long-lasting product.

Sellita SW200-1 Premium (TOP grade)

Frequency: 28’800 A7h (4Hz), Running time: 38 hours, Number of jewels: 26

Manufacturer: Sellita, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)

But Why TEN ELEVEN NINE?

Actually the zip code 10119 of Berlin Mitte (location of our studio) inspired us to create our brand name!

How expensive will the watches be?

The later RRP will be around 1.649,- €  (incl. VAT), 1.385.71€ (without VAT)

Check them out on their site here!

Panthevm Roma Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you the italian Panthevm Roma Watches Microbrand!

The Automatic Oculus collection includes 5 models with different dials, each one inspired by the colors of Roman marbles that are kept inside the Pantheon: black, mother-of-pearl, bronze, aqua green, some blue shades named after Roman gods. Venus, Pluto, Janus, Minerva and Nectune. 

A timeless, elegant, versatile and contemporary design. Perpetual, like Rome. 

The watch (40 millimeters in diameter) also has excellent technical features, such as 316L satin-finished steel body, water resistance to 100 meters, sapphire crystal and the reliable Seiko NH35 movement. The fixed bezel features Roman numerals while the crown is screw-locked (as is the case back).

Panthevm Roma Watches Microbrand- a new sense of elegance

The sense of elegance is also conveyed by the butterfly deployant bracelet clasp making the watch even more elegant and curvy in shape.

The watch also features superluminova, to ensure visibility even in low light conditions. With these features, the “Avtomatic ocvlvs” model by PANTHEVM was launched on November 15 on Kickstarter (with a total funded goal of 35 thousand euros).

The watch (40 millimeters in diameter) also has excellent technical features, such as 316L satin-finished steel body, water resistance to 100 meters, sapphire crystal and the reliable Seiko NH35 movement.

Fixed bezel features Roman numerals while the crown is screw-locked (as is the case back).

The sense of elegance is also conveyed by the butterfly deployant bracelet clasp making the watch even more elegant and curvy in shape.

The watch also features superluminova, to ensure visibility even in low light conditions.

With these features, the “Avtomatic ocvlvs” model by PANTHEVM will be launched on November 15 on Kickstarter (with a goal of 35 thousand euros), the leading online crowdfunding platform and officially presented in Italy and internationally.