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!
For the kickstarter campaign, we had three colour combinations :
-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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today i want to present you the microbrand Oso Watches!
Orbit is the first collection of vintage 70’s style watches developed by OSO Watch Co. A timepiece in perfect balance between style and functionality.
Available in three colors and small size (only 40 mm in diameter) is suitable to meet the needs of all and to accompany you in all your adventures. In fact, although we are talking about a chronograph, the watch features a water resistance up to 100 meters.
Powered by a Seiko VK64 mecaquartz movement, this timepiece perfectly combines the precision of quartz with the distinct aesthetics of a mechanical chronograph.
The chronograph, also features the tachymeter scale directly inside the dial, all protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. In addition, the indexes feature Superluminova to allow excellent readability in any light condition.
This project was 100% funded in just 2 hours on Kikstarter with a collection of over 20 thousand dollars on a goal of over 9 thousand!
Oso watches microbrand – details
Case: 316L Stainless Steel
Dial: Enamel dial with Swiss Super-LumiNova C3
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating
Strap: Genuine Leather with stainless steel buckle
Case Size: 40mm x 12mm
Lug to Lug: 46.5mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Seiko VK64 (sweeping second hand)
Water Resistance: 100M (10ATM)
Shipping: Free worldwide (3-5 business days)
Price starts from 247€ but you can have 33€ discount at the first purchase on their site!
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
The Steel Panda dial with super Luminova hands and indices
The Panda dial with super Luminova full lum dial and hands
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
Water resistant to 100 meters / 320 feet
Friction bidirectional bezel
Slight dome sapphire crystal
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
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.
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.
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
Case Diameter: 39mm- Lug to Lug: 47mm- Lug Width: 20mm- Thickness: 10.7mm case + 1.5mm crystal dome.
CROWN– Screw down- 6.4mm diameterCASE 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
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)
FANOS Watches is offering a great valued diver in the market with a workhorse Swiss movement and a case made from hardened Titanium!
Check them out on Kickstarter:
Montreal, Canada – Fanos watches launched their Kickstarter campaign for their first watch, theOsimiri, a rugged yet elegant diver made with fine attention to detail and high end specifications.
Fanos Watches was started in 2019 by a Canadian based team who wanted to offer a diver watch thatencompasses all the features found in premium brands, and more, at a fraction of the price.
Hardened Grade 2 titanium, a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, 500m water resistance, screw-down & lumed crown, ceramic bezel and BGW9 SuperLuminova.
That is just a brief overview of the thought that went into this timepiece.
The Osimiri is available in two matte colours – black & blue. Kickstarter backers will have the choice between a hardened titanium bracelet with a milled clasp or a custom molded rubber strap matching the color selected – or both, as an add-on.
The Fanos campaign launched on Kickstarter on April 23rd 2021 with an initial goal of $ 59,000 CAD (Approx $48,485 USD).
Perks include a special Early Bird price of $605 CAD (Approx $594 USD), a saving of over $75 USD off the MSRP.
Stretch goals will allow for the inclusion of both straps with all orders and for an upgrade to an Elabore grade 2824-2 movement on all watches.
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.
Nautage watches Microbrand started back in 2018 where the brothers Christian (architect & designer) & Allan (founder) decided to fulfil a personal dream of designing a modern interpretation of the classical dive watch.
They wanted to create an expression, which were more simple and straight forward. They sought inspiration in the Nordic design tradition and designed the watch with reference to nautical machinery and dive equipment.
Some words from NAUTAGE TEAM:
We experience and we explore. It’s what human beings require and what we crave.
This is NAUTAGE. Creators of a bold new watch and lifestyle brand, unique like you and tested to experience and withstand the forces of nature together. All with an eye on a safer planet and cleaner waters.
Originating from Denmark, we are and remain inspired by our roots, and the beauty and simplicity of Nordic design. It’s in our very being of who we are. Striving to achieve what has been our ambition, in 2018 we set out to create and illuminate a stylishly designed dive watch that journeys forward, while staying true to the modern simplicity of a timeless classic.
In 2021, this ambition has become a reality with the release of the first dive watch from NAUTAGE. We have a thirst for life, and we live to experience new adventures that await us. On land and under water.
Dive in for adventure, because while eternity is forever, life is finite. After all, actions speak louder than words. It’s time to make life count.
Fifty eight watches Microbrand was Founded by Chris, a watch enthusiast and professional with experience of more than 8 years in the watchmaking industry. Together with Mihaela, experienced in all aspects of business development, coordinating internal operations and the company’s culture.
They had the opportunity to learn and work alongside some of the world’s most established manufacturers, learning comprehensively about watches, watchmaking values and their history. Therefore, inspired by this essence of knowledge and countless conversations with watch enthusiasts they started this adventure, expressing our love for watches.
THE NAME FIFTY EIGHT
The name Fifty Eight was chosen to represent the company’s quest to return to the heydays of vintage watchmaking. When commissioning a watch meant a free interchange of ideas between the customers and the maker.
There are many reasons why we have chosen the Sellita movements. Today, Sellita is one of the largest and most respected mechanical movement makers in Switzerland. The SW200-1 is regarded as an evolution in the movement range, both in terms of design and component functionality.
Committed to delivering high-quality caliber, Sellita proves to be the essence of a workhorse offering not only exceptional reliability but also considerable durability.
Fifty Eight watches are a Nice choice for a dress watch!
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