Aerotec Watches Microbrand

Aerotec watches is a new microbrand from Malasya i just descovered on Instagram in the last weeks and they will be on Kickstarter on february 15th with a new titanium model the Aerotec Forte ti Diver.

Launch day special Price – AU$399/US$295
( Limited to 50pcs )

( Full Retail Price – AU$629/US$459 )

Aerotec Watches Microbrand – Forte ti Diver

The Aerotec Forte ti Diver has got different features that make it so special.

First of all we are talking about a Titanium lightweight watch inspired by the 70s iconic dive watches.

This timepiece is caracterized by a C3 old radium colored makers and indices with Vintage BGW9 full lume dial!

The Aerotec Forte ti Diver has a slim side profile with short lug to lug’s design with functionality by giving you the best of both world.

Another really interesting feature is the bead blasted caseback with a small sapphire crystal.

This watch featured a domed sapphire crystal and screw down crown with 200 m water resistance.

The case is 40 mm so it is perfect for every wrist size.

This watch comes with the Aerotec packaging box, really well made for the price and a cool nato strap.

The movement of the Forte ti Diver is Miyota 9015 premium automatic.

There are available 8 different colors options for the Aerotec Forte ti Diver, personally i love the blue dial!

If you want to check out these incredible timepieces you can check here the Kickstarter pre-launch page

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/788728628/aerotec-forte-ti-diver-inspired-by-the-70s-iconic-dive-watch

Here is the site of Aerotec watches with the Landing page to the Forte ti Diver

http://www.aerotecwatches.com/aerotec—forte-ti-dive

Aerotec Forte ti Diver – Why Buy?

I have to say that for US$295 is impossible to find something like that with these features. You can have a titanium watch with premium Miyota movement 9015 and 1 Year warranty.

This is an interesting dive timepieces and i never saw something like that before.

So check out their kickstarter campaign on february 15!!!

Horon Watches Microbrand

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Horon watches is the new Microbrand i want to present you today!

They are launching their first timepiece, the Ocean Hunter, an incredible Dive Watch collection inspired by the ocean and intrepid exploration.

It’s a powerful masterpiece, boasting incredible materials, including genuine meteorite!

The Ocean Hunter features a 42mm fully machined, marine-grade stainless steel case with 300m water resistance, fortified by a screw-down crown.

This dive watch has a unique two-tone bezel.

This element of the watch is something that Horon Watches worked hard on to get perfectly precise.

In order to achieve the two-tone appearance, the heating and cooling process must be carefully controlled, this is a challenging task to machine, and is a time-consuming exercise.

Once molded, the ceramic still needs to undergo a circular brush action, to smoothen out the surface.

This diver uses premium Super-LumiNova indices in a combination of vivid luminous blue (BGW9) and brilliant luminous light green(C3).

This effective blend of indices allows for efficient time reading under all conditions.

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Ocean Hunter – Meteorite Dial

Horon Watches made this timepiece so special with a really cool Meteorite Dial.

The meteorite piece is made using genuine Muonionalusta meteorite.

This material was first discovered in 1906, in a remote village in Finland and scientists believe that it comes from part of the solar system’s iron core, or may have fallen from a remote planet.

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This incredible diver is Mechanised by the reliable and reputable Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement (visible thanks to the open case back), beating at 28,800bph(4Hz), the Ocean Hunter provides an outstanding 38 hours of power reserve.

The Ocean Hunter comes with a very cool 316L durable stainless-steel bracelet with a quick-release that allows the wearer to easily change straps, without the risk of scratching its lugs.

Another superb feature is the adjustable diver extension clasp, that helps divers to adjust the watch while diving.

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Ocean Hunter – Why Buy?

As you can see the Ocean Hunter by Horon watches has got some really incredible features.

For sure the most interesting is the Meteorite dial, but also, this diver has all the important details required to be a really important microbrand.

First of all a good swiss made movement.

The Sellita SW200-1 is one of the most famous and is really precise movement on earth.

Another important detail of the watch is the versatility. This because you can use this watch for any kind of occasion, also if you have an elegant meeting.

Another interesting detail of the watch which makes this timepiece so unique is the two tone unidirectional ceramic bezel, with super luminova.

So i have to say that if you are looking for something special to buy in this 2022 for sure the Ocean Hunter can be a really cool choice.

This watch will be available in the second quarter of 2022 on Kickstarter!

Click the link HERE to check the kickstarter page!

You can check also the site of Horon watches https://www.horonwatches.com/

Ocean Hunter – specifications

  • Case: 42mm 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Automatic Movement
  • Water Resistance: 300m (1000ft) / 30ATM
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with custom embossed Swiss Super-Luminova C3 lume
  • Dial: Double-Guilloche Printed Dial with Swiss Super-Luminova C3 Indices/ Meteorite Dial
  • Lens: Double-domed sapphire crystal with Anti-Reflective coating
  • Bezel Insert: Two tone uni-direction Ceramic Bezel with Swiss Super-Luminova BGW9
  • Bracelet: 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel with Quick-Release Clasp and Diver Extension
  • Case Thickness: 14.5mm
  • Lug Size: 22mm
  • Lug to Lug: 49mm

Vertigo Hippocampus

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Finally i can introduce you to a new interesting watch made from an italian microbrand called VERTIGO WATCHES with their new model the Hippocampus!

This watch will be available for preorder on Kickstarter from January 11 for 14 days and the price on Kickstarter will be 370€, while the price of the watch when available after the campaign
will be 620€ so on Kickstarter the watch is offered at a 40% discount.

The basic equipment will be: Vertigo
Hippocampus with mesh bracelet + leather clutch + wooden box.

After reaching the minimum funding target, the following will be added to the :

  • Black tropic-style strap with personalised buckle
  • Leather strap in the same colour as the chosen dial with internal personalisation.
  • Steel jubilee bracelet with personalised clasp.

Estimated delivery is scheduled for July 2022.

Vertigo Hippocampus – details

The Vertigo Hippocampus is powered with a Miyota 9039, no date and a native
28800 vibrations and will undergo further adjustment during assembly.

The luminescent treatment will consist of two materials:
Superluminova C3 (green luminescence) on indices, inner rotating bezel
and logo.
Superluminova BGW9 (blue luminescence) on the hands.

Six layers of Superluminova will be applied and the crystal is a curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment and anti-reflective coating.

Screw-down case back and crown at 4 o’clock, crown at 2 o’clock not removable but only rotatable and protected by gaskets.

Water resistance is 300 meters (30 ATM).

Another interesting detail of the watch is absolutely the caseback and the interesting different dials options (check the photos down below).

The leather clutch and the wooden box are another intersting components that will make your choice much easier because one of the most important thing to take a look at when you buy a watch is the packaging.

The leather clutch will be really useful if you want to bring the watch with you for your travels!

Vertigo Hippocampus – Why Buy

As i am an italian watch lover i feel very proud about this microbrand and they are already funded on kickstarter with other awesome timepieces!

So you can be sure about the skills of Vertigo Watches.

The Hippocampus is an interesting timepiece with different details that make this watch a really unique friend for your wirst and you can have it for an affordable price during the early stage of the kickstarter campaign.

You can check the link of the campaign HERE to be informed when the kickstarter campaign will start!

You can also visit the site of Vertigo Watches if you want to know more about this really special microbrand!

Vertigo watches site -> https://bit.ly/3JGuTVb

MW Timepieces Microbrand

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Today i want to take a look to the first premium microbrand from Indonesia called MW Timepieces with their new model the LEGATODIVER, a Modern classic dive watch with a musical approach that you have never seen before!

MW Timepieces was born from their small design project called MaestroWorks Studio in
Jakarta, Indonesia.

The idea is to make a proper design processing with a well-experienced
team.

Their design team is a combination of watch enthusiasts and graphic designers.

Led by Adrian who is very driven to create a premium wristwatch brand from Indonesia, which
focuses on designed language, iconic timepieces inspirations, well manufacturing process,
advanced specifications, and proper quality control.

Finally, their first design was created at the end of 2018.

They called it LEGATODIVER that will be the first-ever premium wristwatch with a combination of musical approaches and iconic timepieces that ever existed.

MW Timepieces will release its long-awaited classic and timeless dive watch collection, LEGATODIVER, on Kickstarter.

LEGATODIVER – A MUSICAL TOUCH

LEGATODIVER is designed to combine arts, sports, elegance, and durable timepieces.

This is going to be the first of its kind dive watch inspired by musical instruments, as i am a guitar player i really happy to present a watch like this.

You can see the 6 strings on the bezel creating an incredible guitar fretboard!

LEGATODIVER ONE OF A KIND BEZEL

The diving bezel must be simple yet useful. 120 Clicks uni-directional rotating bezel, Easy to read, and filled with luminous.

LEGATODIVER bezel is designed to be very distinctive, inspired by guitar fretboard with all guitar strings and pick-up which technically takes time to be aligned by a watchmaker.

They finally execute this part perfectly by having a fretboard engraved, brushed on stainless steel bezel insert, filled with luminous, and protected by flat sapphire crystal as well as making dynamic looks of the bezel.

This is the first of its kind. Distinctive bezel design with proper manufacturing execution. 

Unique pieces, excellent diving ability, reliable SW200-1 Swiss movement, simplicity, and stand-out luminescence.

LEGATODIVER – LUME KILLER

If you see a dive watch with excellent luminance, that is not an extraordinary thing, because the dive watch must have excellent luminous to be easy to read in a deepwater environment.

LEGATODIVER luminous is beyond “excellent” level. Super-LumiNova® is mandatory to be used on LEGATODIVER and they choose Super-LumiNova® BGW9 for brightness and durability and they decided to put in almost part of the watch, Indices, Hands, Date, Minute Tracker, Engraved part of the bezel insert, and crown sign.

They even made a legatodiver variant in which the dial is completely filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9. That is why we dare to declare that LEGATODIVER will be a Luminous Killer

Legato diver – crown details

LEGATODIVER – LUMINOUS DATE

Date wheel with luminous is something new to apply in microbrand watches industry and even this idea has never been applied to mainstream watch brands.

LEGATODIVER will be one of the dive watches to apply this distinctive idea.

This is not an easy task, the date wheel must be reprinted and filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9, but MW Timepiece is proud to feature this idea in their LEGATODIVER 

Perfect 42 mm diameter size (included crown)

LEGATODIVER is a musically inspired timepiece, combining the essence of a guitar fretboard
and pick-up.

They finally execute this part perfectly by having it engraved on the underside of
sapphire crystal.

Turn the watch over and you will be pleasantly surprised to see an acoustic
guitar hole, which subtly reveals the Sellita SW200 Swiss automatic movement that powers
the watch. (Exhibition style, engraved with specifications, chemical engravings artworks, and
sapphire crystal with guitar string artworks printed on the underside of sapphire crystal).

LEGATODIVER – SWISS MOVEMENT

Legatodiver is powered by reliable Swiss Movement; Sellita Calibre SW200-1 which is known as a very reliable movement that is being used by major watch brands all over the world.

Hi-beat movement running in 28,800vph, 26 Jewels, Power reserve up to 38 hours with 300m water-resistant ability.

LEGATODIVER – QUICK-RELEASE BRACELET

They almost applied every new idea to LEGATODIVER. Dressing up watches is something cool to do in the world of horology, but most of the time we found it difficult to replace the bracelet with another kind of straps. This won’t happen in LEGATODIVER, They provide drilled-lug holes as well as DOUBLE SIDED QUICK RELEASE mechanism in a solid 316L stainless steel bracelet. Replacing the strap won’t be an issue, it will only take less than a minute to replace the bracelet with other straps.

LEGATODIVER – DISTINCTIVE CASE BACK

As LEGATODIVER is one of the true dive watches that is heavily inspired by guitar elements, having a bezel inspired by guitar fretboard is not enough, they decided to put acoustic guitar hole inspiration in LEGATODIVER case back.

Their exhibition case back will be one of kind, 316L stainless steel case back, exhibition style, engraved with specifications, 3D stamped artworks, and cover with black-tint sapphire crystal as well as printed with guitar string artworks from the inside of the crystal. You will never find this idea in other dive watches.

LEGATODIVER WELL-ARTICULATED BRACELET

A good bracelet has to be able to do this! Forged from 316L stainless steel and tapering from 20mm to 16mm, the bracelet’s solid and fully articulating links echo designs. This robust bracelet has undergone the same proprietary hardening process as the case, with no sharp edges, well-articulated, perfect thickness, screw-pin bracelet adjustment, quick-release mechanism, and a mild double-locking deployant clasp for your secure wearing.

Music touches the soul in darkness and light, and so does the LEGATODIVER.

Each watch is generously applied with Super-LumiNova®. Even the date wheel, crown sign, and minute tracks are filled with Super-LumiNova® which is something that you can only see in watches way beyond the price point of the LEGATODIVER.

With every watch enthusiast in mind, they incorporated double-sided quick-release spring bars
and drilled lug holes. Watch lovers will now be able to change amongst their vast collection
of straps with ease, only making the LEGATODIVER even more versatile.

LEGATODIVER – The packaging

Another interesting details is the wood packaging! You will find a little tool, card and additional strap.

The LEGATODIVER will come in five variants, Black, Blue, Teal, White, and a Limited edition
MERAH-PUTIH, which will be available in limited quantities.

You can check here all the different variations!

FUME TEAL
WOOD PACKAGING
BLACK DIAL
BLACK DIAL
BLUE DIAL
BLUE DIAL
White dial
White dial

The LEGATODIVER collection will launch on Kickstarter around Q2 of 2022 (date to be confirmed).

LEGATODIVER – Dimensions

Diameter 39.5 mm (42 mm include crown)
Thickness 12 mm (include crystal)
Lug to Lug 46 mm (48 mm include male end-link gap)
Lug Width 20mm tapering to 16 mm and 18 mm on the clasp
Weight 160 g

LEGATO DIVER – Technical Specifications


Case Material: Solid 316L brushed stainless steel with fine horizontal brush
finished. Signed crown, filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9.


Case back: The acoustic guitar-inspired exhibition case back with black tinted sapphire crystal, and engraved artworks

Dial & Hands: Sunburst/fume Sunburst/texturized white luminous dial with
Super-LumiNova® BGW9 on indices, hands, minute tracker /
dial and date font. Syringe hands with double lollipop seconds
hand (filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9).

Crystal: Flat sapphire crystal with 10 layers anti-reflective coating (underside).

Bezel: 120 clicks uni-directional rotating bezel with engraved guitar fretboard inspired stainless steel bezel insert filled with Super- LumiNova® BGW9 and cover with flat sapphire crystal.

Bracelet: A well-articulated premium 316L brushed stainless steel with a
double locking deployment clasp. Double-sided quick-release
mechanism with 6 positions of micro-adjustment.

Extra Strap Hand crafted genuine calfskin leather, hand stitching, quick release spring bars and signed tang buckle.

Movement: Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, 28,800 vph, 26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, date feature at 6 o’clock

Water Resistance: 30 atm / 300 m / 1,000 ft

Retail price is 659$ and with super early bird price will be 489$ on Kickstarter campaign!

SIGN UP NOTIFICATION WHEN THE CAMPAIGN STARTS

https://mwtimepieces.com/pre-campaign.php

Follow also them also on instagram! @mwtimepieces

MMI Watches Microbrand

Today i want to take a look to another interesting independent microbrand from Singapore called MMI Watches.

MMI stands for Modernization, Modification and Innovation, which are the company’s design philosophy and belief in watch making.

After 2 successful campaigns launched on Kickstarter, MMI Watches Singapore is presenting their 3rd watch collection, Turret Marine Chronograph (TMC).

You can check the campaign HERE!

Turret Marine Chronograph design concept is inspired and influenced by 40’, 70’s & 90’s watch design elements with a touch of 21st century modern aesthetics.

DIFFERENT DIAL CHOICES

There are total of 5 models in the Turret Marine Chronograph Collection.

– Legend White TRC-01/ Gotland Black TRC-02/ Nimitz Grey TRC-03 will be the main models for our Kickstarter Campaign.

– Nimitz Grey TRC-03 model will be a Limited Edition to just 28 pieces.

– Kirov Red TRC-04 / Bismarck Yellow TRC-05 will only be available if “Stretch Goal” is unlock.

TURRET WATCH CASE

Turret Marine Chronograph shares identical watch case with Turret 300M, except for it’s caseback is slightly thinner by 0.5mm due to lower water resistance (WR) requirement for a chronograph.

TURRET MOVEMENT

The Turret is powered by a Seiko Hybrid Meca-Quartz VK67A and the watch has a water resistence to 100M. The watch has 40 mm diameter so is perfect for every size wrist!

ROTA-DATE DISPLAY

In the past, either Movement Hand or Date Disk Numeric was used to indicate or display Date. 

Now, they came out with a Chronograph with unique Rota-Date Display Indicator.

They believed this is first of a kind Date Complication Display design used on a chronograph. 

SWISS SUPER-LUMINOVA®

Turret Marine Chronograph’s hands and indices were applied with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C3, strongest lume in the market produced by RC Tritec. Grade X1 shows a performance increase of up to 60% after 2 hours compared to its Standard Grade.

Package Include:

1 x Turret Marine Chronograph Watch (Steel Bracelet)

1 x Microfibre Leather Watch Roll

1 x Warranty Card (1 Year)

Delivery and shipping info

Estimated Delivery Date: End Of May 2022 and All prices stated on the Rewards Section is inclusive of shipping charges.

However every backer is responsible for their respective country custom / import duty tax, VAT or GST.

So if you like this really nice timepiece check out their site https://www.mmiwatches.com/ and their Kickstarter campaign here!

Why you should preorder this watch?

  • Affordable price
  • Perfect size for every wrist (40 mm case)
  • Innovative design
  • Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement
  • Great watch roll perfect for travelling

Carte Blanche Microbrand Watch

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It’s time to talk about some new divers with this incredible microbrand called Carte Blanche (from Zurich!)

Carte Blanche is has announced the debut of its first model on Kickstarter on the 28th of November, the Ocean Diver. A finely crafted timepiece for everyday sports or formal situations.

The Ocean Diver emits a sense of adventure throughout the day, thanks to its well-selected components, regulated Swiss movement, vintage appearance, and carefully chosen colors.

The desire to dive into a new adventure has never been greater.

The Ocean Diver’s timeless design is inspired by vintage watches.

The 13mm thick case is made of stainless steel and translates the shapes of vintage watches into a contemporary design language.

Equipped with a double domed Sapphire crystal, a screw-down stainless steel case back and a screw-in crown, the Ocean Diver has a water resistance of 200m.

The unidirectional 120-click ceramic bezel features an elapsed time system and is equipped with Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9.

Inside the watch case, a Swiss-made movement beats at 28,800 beats per hour.

No matter what occasion you wear the robust build Ocean Diver to, it will do it all.

Its 41mm case is the perfect size on most wrists.

Available in two different color combinations, you’re sure to find the perfect outfit to match your watch in your wardrobe, making the Ocean Diver your faithful companion.

Details Movement:

Swiss Technology Production – or STP for short – is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watch movements based in Glovelier.

The entire assembly takes place directly in their own Swiss facility, in line with classic watchmaking tradition.The flagship of the brand is the automatic movement STP 1-11, which does not have to hide from other well-known manufacturers in terms of processing quality and precision.

The reliable movement caliber 1-11 is now the heart of numerous automatic watches from well-known manufacturers.

The movement also powers the presented Swiss automatic watch, Ocean Diver Deep Sea and Ocean Diver Maldives.

The movement is assembled using state-of-the-art high technology.

Ocean Diver Deep Sea

The marriage of case and movement then takes place in traditional watchmaking handwork.
Both steps are performed in Switzerland, which gives the watch a true Swiss identity.

The dark blue of the Ocean Diver Deep Sea embodies the biodiverse depths of the open sea.

Inspired by impressive nature, the Deep Sea tries to integrate itself into the natural environment of
its wearer in a restrained but nevertheless consistent way.

Ocean Diver Maldives

The bright mint color of the Ocean Diver Maldives symbolizes the many color variations that the sea reflects. It is meant to be a companion on cozy days at the beach or far out at sea.

Check out their project on Kickstarter HERE!

Pathengers Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Pathengers Watches Microbrand on Kickstarter!

These Timepieces inspired by the wonders of Earth!

PATHENGERS is the brainchild of three enthusiasts who are passionate about watches, design and travel.

The PATHENGERS brand is the fusion of these three distinct yet interlinked areas of luxury.

They invite you to re-discover our collective home, Planet Earth, through their timepieces which pay homage to the rhythm and beauty of our planet.

PATHENGERS WATCHES

Choose a design which reflects the life and soul of the city or one which showcases the wilder side of our planet.

Their watches are imagined and designed in Paris, but take their inspiration from Mother Earth.

For these guys, design is key.

A PATHENGERS watch is unique and is the result of years of vision, research and craft.

A travel-inspired timepiece, each PATHENGERS model has its own individual design
characteristics.

When you choose a PATHENGERS, you wear the location of the model on your wrist.

The Sphere Case is unique and bespoke created for PATHENGERS.

PATHENGERS WATCHES

The PATHENGERS watch features a beautifully rounded 42mm glass.

The doubledomed crystal glass gives the timepiece its depth and solidity.

Pathenger watches microbrand – Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia, with its volcanic landscapes punctuated by cypress trees, is one of the most rustic regions in Tuscany.

The hills here are world famous and the picturesque villages are alive with history and culture. This is a region rich in vegetation and home to some of the highest quality local product, including wine, truffles and cheese.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s one of the most scenic areas in Europe.

PATHENGERS WATCHES

The three-hour mark is a PATHENGERS signature design, presented with two
copper triangles.

These represent the local colors from which the model takes its inspiration.

Minute marks are replaced by simple and elegant ten-minute indexes.

The dial is separated into two copper layers with contrasting textures.


The PATHENGERS watch features a beautifully rounded 42mm glass.

The doubledomed crystal glass gives the timepiece its depth and solidity.

Pathenger watches microbrand – Triomphe

Triomphe is the model inspired by Paris

Sometimes referred to as the City of Lights or City of Love, the French capital is also the cradle of
culture, fashion, design and cuisine.

It has its own unique brand of je ne sais quoi, and is a melting pot of both history and modernity.

PATHENGERS WATCHES

They integrated the Japanese Miyota movements into our watches.

These are among the most accurate and reliable on the market.

PATHENGERS WATCHES


They included simple two-hand movements, allowing more room for design, together with a mechanism which offers both simplicity and complexity.

The Packaging

By purchasing a PATHENGERS, you will get two items, a beautiful-crafted
timepiece and a bespoke decorative object.

Triomphe model:

  • 42MM POLISHED & ROUNDED 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE
  • AR COATING DOUBLE-DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL GLASS
  • EMBOSSED ENGRAVED CASEBACK
  • DOUBLE LAYER COPPER DIAL
  • JAPANESE MVT MIYOTA 2025 STANDARD
  • 5ATM ( 50M / 164 FT )
  • MIDNIGHT BLUE & ALLIGATOR PATTERN GENUINE LEATHER STRAP

Orcia model

  • 42MM SHARPED & STRAIGHT 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE
  • AR COATING DOUBLE-DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL GLASS
  • EMBOSSED ENGRAVED CASEBACK
  • DOUBLE LAYER COPPER DIAL
  • JAPANESE MVT MIYOTA 2025 STANDARD
  • 5ATM ( 50M / 164 FT )
  • CEDAR BROWN & CANVAS GENUINE LEATHER STRAP

Pathengers watches microbrand is one of the most interesting news in the kickstarter and microbrand watch world family.

The design is cool, the packaging, the idea, all these features in a really good harmony!

If you want to purchase these incredible timepieces check out their kickstarter campaign HERE!

And check out also their site here!

Mas Watches Microbrand

Today i want to introduce a new model on Kickstarter by Mas Watches Microbrand!

Matthew and Son (MAS) Watches was started in 2019 by Matthew Francis, a watch enthusiast and father who shares his love of watches with his young son, Tate.

With a passion for the aesthetics and engineering of wrist-watches, MAS seek to design and produce unique, attainable pieces in a style that appeals to novices and watch enthusiasts alike.

MAS successfully funded the ‘Irukandji’ diver and ‘Tiny Time Tool’ accessory on Kickstarter in 2019, and the ‘JCB’ dress watch in 2020.

They are now developing several new concepts, and currently have an active campaign on Kickstarter for their ‘Arcticus’ field watch, HERE.

Following the success of the ‘Irukandji’ diver, the ‘JCB’ dress piece, and the unique ‘Tiny Time Tool’ accessory, Matthew & Son (MAS) Watches are pleased to return to Kickstarter and introduce their third timepiece release, the ‘Arcticus’ field watch.

Inspired by the natural beauty, incredible wildlife, and pioneering spirit of adventure that make Australia such a  fantastic and captivating part of the world!

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Mas watches microbrand Arcticus model – details

This watch is Powered by the high beat, Japanese Miyota 9039 automatic movement, and is built to withstand whatever adventures you throw at it!

With a full 316L stainless steel case and bracelet construction.

Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective underside, and 150M of water resistance, the Arcticus kit packs an incredible punch!

MAS stand behind all of their watches with a 2 year warranty, and the Arcticus is no different. 

Made from solid 316L stainless steel, and brushed to perfection, the 40mm Arcticus case was purpose-designed to not only meet the design brief for our Australian tool watch, but also to achieve the highest levels of wearability and comfort. 

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At just 11mm total height, the dimensions of the Arcticus are compact, particularly when you consider the depth offered by the beautiful, highly legible sandwich dial

The lugs are also pitched at a slope, diving down to meet the wrist, and keeping the lug-to-lug measurement to a very wearable 47mm, which is suitable for most wrists. 

The lug width is 20mm, allowing an almost endless range of strap options for this absolute strap monster!

Caseback creativity has become a real hallmark for the MAS brand.

With their Irukandji diver and JCB dress pieces both receiving incredibly detailed, bespoke designs on their reverse, and that same commitment to detail has carried through to the Arcticus.

Coal Black and Burnt Orange dials are partnered with a ‘Death Adder’ caseback:

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Glacier Blue and Blizzard White dials are partnered with an ‘Ice Fragments’ caseback:

Lume is applied generously to the lower level, interacting well with an already very legible dial, to ensure that low-light time-telling is a breeze. 

Mas watches microbrand Arcticus model – the bracelet

Mas watches microbrand is proud to introduce an improved bracelet design to the MAS line-up, with each Arcticus supplied on a solid stainless steelscrew-link bracelet, with solid end links.

For some final words this is watch has got really interesting features making the timepieces one of the most interesting in the microbrand watch world!

Be sure to join the MAS mailing list to stay updated on all the latest, and gain access to special subscriber offers!

If you want to check out their kickstarter campaign click HERE !

Radcliffe Watches Microbrand

Radcliffe Watches is a microbrand based in Oxford, United kingdom.

They aim to share They passion and knowledge, with likeminded people in the watch community, offering original timepieces with unique designs.

Pre-orders are open!

After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, our first watch « The Haxel Chronograph » is currently available for pre-ordering via website www.radcliffewatches.com.

Both pre-orders and kickstarter rewards are currently in production, and will start shipping by the end of June.

The watch inspiration is a mix of various ideas and influences, including : the Japanese bullhead watches from the 70’s, the city of Oxford and some of its most iconic buildings silhouettes, the love for complex watch mechanics but also, and mostly, our own vision on how a chronograph should be.

That is They secret recipe!

Colours

For the kickstarter campaign, we had three colour combinations :

-Midnight Blue

-Sunset Black

-Dawn White (Panda)

In addition to these, we released 3 new variants, called Haxel RS (racing series) :

-Le Mans – 55 made

-Autobahn – 50 made

-British Racing – 50 made

*All watches have a unique serial number engraved on the caseback.

Radcliffe Watches Microbrand – Specifications

·       CASE: polished and brushed 316 stainless steel. The case design was totally reviewed and improved after the KS campaign 

·       MOVEMENT: The renowned SeaGull 1901 chronograph movement, including the swan neck regulator

·       STRAPS: premium leather. The stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks and milled branded clasp can be added for an extra £20.

·       CRYSTAL: front and back sapphire glass with blue anti-reflective coating 

·       LUME: BGW9 Swiss SuperLuminova (blue lume)

·       CASEBACK: curved engraved see-through caseback, with flat sapphire 

*Enamel dials for the racing versions

DIMENSIONS:-40mm wide-12.9mm case thickness, excluding the sapphire-20mm lug width-47mm lug to lug

Iridium Watches Microbrand

IRIDIUM Watches is a Microbrand Watch Startup based in Singapore under the AUDRIC Brand.  Iridium Watches proudly presents the Torpedo, a 300m rated Diver’s Watch.

With carefully picked components, regulated movements, its vintage styling and fun colours the Torpedo projects tropical vibes all through the day. Timing your dives was never more fun.

The Torpedo is a great everyday timer that can be worn in any situation. It is built as robust as all forthcoming IRIDIUM watches but has an elegant twist to it.

Excellent color options, a perfect size for every wrist, and a sturdy build are the hallmarks of the Iridium Torpedo.

Time your barbeque, wear it to the beach, pair it with summer shades, or dress it up with a Tux, the Torpedo is your essential companion.

Case

CNC cut from Surgical Grade 316L Stainless Steel, a material used extensively in the shipping and seafaring world, each Torpedo watch is highly resistant to corrosion.

42mm wide and 51mm lug to lug are perfect dimensions for a Do-Anything-Go-Anywhere watch for the modern man.

A screw down crown with an engraved and luminous Iridium logo helps keep moisture out.

Bezel

Unidirectional 120-click bezel on the Torpedo will be your faithful companion for all your timing activities. Actual depth diving or timing your microwave pizza, do it with the Iridium Torpedo and it’s fully lumed bezel markers (BGW9 Superluminova).

Crystal

Taking cues from vintage diver’s watches we have purposefully used a domed sapphire crystal. It creates a mesmerising distortion right at the egde, while maintaining perfect visibility at all viewing angles. Sapphire crystals are also impervious to scratches due to regular wear.

Bracelet

Each Torpedo watch comes with a custom made fitted bracelet in Stainless Steel. 22m wide at the lug end, the bracelet features alternating beautiful brushed and polished elements.

A secure diver’s clasp (Ratchet Buckle) holds it together and screws in the links make for easy sizing.

Design wise we put our unique twist on the classic Jubilee style and came up with something different yet coherent.

Dial and Hands

Keeping it cool is the need of the hour and five carefully picked dial options give you tons of fun in these long and hot days.

The hour markers are laser cut and filled with BGW9 Superluminova for an extremely bright glow and enhanced visibility.

Laser cut hour and minute hands feature bright BGW9 Superluminova for long lasting legibility in the darkest of environs.

Movement

Beating at 28800 bph the venerable Miyota 9015 Automatic movement powers the Torpedo ever forwards.

We specially made custom rotors for your viewing pleasure. The movement is five point regulated and tested rigorously before the watch is shipped to you.

Iridium watches microbrand

TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS 42 mm * 50 mm 316L Stainless Steel case.

  • Case: 42 mm * 50 mm 316L Stainless Steel case.
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 movement.
  • Case Thickness: 13.5 mm.
  • Water Resistance: 300 m (1000ft) / 30 ATM.
  • Lug width: 22 mm.
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with IRIDIUM logo filled with BGW9.
  • Bezel: 120 Clicks Steel rotating unidirectional bezel with BGW9.
  • Dial: Sunburst dials with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
  • Hands: Hands filled with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
  • Lens: Double dome sapphire crystal with Anti Reflective coating.
  • Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel with ratchet diver clasp and screws for easy sizing. 
  • Caseback: Closed Screw-down with reverse engraved specs with Torpedo logo.
  • Octocore Anti-Scratch Coating.

Launch Details

Kickstarter launch in March, 2021. Production of the watch started in April, 2021 post successful funding on the platform. Pre-Order price starting from 399 USD and the final retail price is 549 USD. 

For more details: akshay@iridiumwatches.com 

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