Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Porthole Watch

This is a new and intriguing design idea from a new brand out of the Netherlands -  Pheidippides Watches.

Courtesy of Pheidippides Watches
One of three new designs, this will be the first to go into production providing the Kickstarter campaign that is launching it is as successful as it appears it will be.  Although Pheidippides Watches is based in the Netherlands, my understanding is that the watches themselves will be produced in Germany.

Courtesy of Pheidippides Watches
The case is of bronze, the movable lugs are stainless steel as is the crown.  

Courtesy of Pheidippides Watches

The hands are of polished nickel.  

Courtesy of Pheidippides Watches

The dial is, to my eyes at least, one of the most beautiful blues I had seen for some time, and is described as lacquered.  

The movement is an automatic (self-winding) mechanical one described as the STP 5-15 which is put out by Swiss Technology Production

Here are the pertinents as described byPheidippides Watches - 
Main features:
  • Polished bronze case and screw-in see-through back, 42mm in diameter and 12.3mm thick
  • Polished stainless steel movable lugs, stretched out lug-to-lug size is 55mm, 22mm wide
  • Blue lacquered dial
  • Polished nickel hands and hour markers filled with C5 Superluminova
  • Sapphire glasses top and bottom
  • Swiss mechanical movement: STP 5-15 by Swiss Technology Production
  • French brown genuine leather or black silicone tapered strap, size 22/20mm
  • 10 bar water resistance
For those of you wishing to get in on the Kickstarter deal, here is a link -

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