Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Melbourne Watch Company - The "Carlton"

Based in Australia, Melbourne Watch Company is the one of the most successful micro watch brands that storms into the watch making industry utilising online crowd funding campaigns. Thanks to their ever inspiring designs, superlative quality and cost effectiveness, Melbourne Watch Company’s timepieces are highly sought after by connoisseurs of affordable luxury watches. To date the brand has successfully funded and delivered 4 projects through crowd-funding and also independently released a mid-size dress watch in 2014. This time, the brand is launching its 6th timepiece - The Carlton - a combination of retro style with modern timekeeping in the form of a mecha-quartz hybrid movement.
The Carlton is the brand’s first foray into the world of both chronographs (stopwatch functionality) and quartz timekeeping. Inspired by the 'senator' style watches of the 1960s, the Carlton features a 42mm case, clean minimalist dial and a modern mecha-quartz movement by Seiko. The Carlton will be produced initially in the Black/Stainless Steel and Silver/Rose Gold colour combinations.
The dial features a 60 minute timer (left), a 24-hour display (right) and a sweeping chronograph seconds hand (centre) that can be activated when needed. The subdials themselves feature a subtle sunburst texture and are surrounded by applied stainless steel hour markers.
The Carlton pays tribute to a part of Melbourne. Specifically, the Carlton is named after an inner-city suburb famous for being the home of the historic Royal Exhibition Centre, which the brand has chosen as the subject for the Carlton's case-back engraving.

Melbourne Watch Company has recently launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for the promotion of this new timepiece. The customers can pre order the Carlton for $AUD 295/$USD 235 by visiting the Kickstarter link given below:-

Technical details
316L (Surgical Grade) Stainless Steel case
Diameter: 42mm; Lug To Lug: 50mm
Case Thickness - 11mm
Lug Width - 22mm
Crystal - Flat Sapphire (Stretch Goal #1 Adds AR coating)
Water Resistance - 5ATM/50m

Seiko VK64 mecha-quartz hybrid

22mm Croc-Grain Leather w/ Stainless Steel Buckle

All timepieces will be shipped in a Melbourne Watch Company hard shell case

24 Months

Retail Price
The Black/SS and Silver/Rose Gold versions of the Carlton will retail for $455AUD and $475AUD respectively when released.

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