Monday, September 25, 2017

The Roma

From Viqueria -
Courtesy of Viqueria
For those of you unfamiliar, Viqueria is a new company based in Italy that will be offering some pretty good looking watches in an upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Courtesy of Viqueria
It will be available in three different dial versions - silver, blue and black.

The case measures 40 mm in diameter, and is of stainless steel.  The movement is an interesting choice.  Time and date with a 24 hour time indication at 9 o'clock.

Some personal thoughts -
Kickstarter is jammed with watch offerings right now.  Some are more original than others.  But I would also have to say that with so many would be micro brands, the drive to offer something unique at an "amazing price" has led to desk drawers full of thrice worn Kickstarter trophies that now languishing.  So it is somewhat reassuring to see a Kickstarter watch that is not breaking its neck to be so different that it will only be relevant for a few months.  This is a watch that you will want to wear regularly.  And ultimately, isn't that the point?

I will keep you posted when the Viqueria is ready for its Kickstarter launch.
 For now, here are the pertinents, straight from Viqueria -

  • Hand-applied polished luminescent indexes
  • Polished hands with luminescent markers
  • Red seconds hand and red repeat hand at 9 o'clock
  • Hand-applied Day Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Dial external rehaut
  • Polished VIQUERIA logo at 12 o'clock
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Case diameter: 40 mm
  • Case thickness: 12mm
  • Polished fixed steel bezel
  • Polished crown with VIQUERIA logo
  • Scratch-resistant caseback with engraved logo
  • Water resistance: 3atm
  • Brushed and Polished steel case
  • Push-down with Gasket
  • Weight: Approx 110gr
  • Citizen Miyota 8217, Japan Made
  • Automatic calibre, rapid date correction
  • Diameter: 26 mm (11 ½''') — 21 jewels
  • Balance frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
  • Power reserve: 40+ hours
  • Complication: 24 hours repeater
  • Handmade Italian straps by 2DStrap
  • 20mm width at the case

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