Friday, May 15, 2015

Stranger Time - Thoroughbred Collection

Miami based Watch Company Stranger Time has recently released its first limited edition collection of automatic timepieces inspired by the Thoroughbreds. The Thoroughbred Collection offers 4 distinct models - AkhalTeke, Andalusian, Mangalarga, and Oldenburg - named after some of the most popular horse breeds.

The Stranger Time Akhal-Teke model is a stylish yet powerful timepiece named after the legendary breed Akhal-Teke, also known as the “Golden Horse,” renowned for its shiny coat of palomino with graceful muscle frame. This watch features a rose gold case with black enamel dial.
Stranger Time Akhal-Teke
The Stranger Time Andalusian model features a Stainless Steel case with white enamel dial. Named after a Pure Spanish Horse, Andalusian, this model features a strong built with a touch of elegance. It derives its name from the place of origin – the Spanish region of Andalusia.
Stranger Time Andalusian
The Stranger Time Mangalarga comes in a Rose gold case with white enamel dial. This sophisticated timepiece named after a Brazilian breed, Mangalarga Marchador, a horse breed is known for its smooth and expressive features.
Stranger Time Mangalarga

The Stranger Time Oldenburg model boasts Black enamel dial on Stainless Steel case. This powerful model is named after Oldenburg, a Warmblood horse from the north-western region of Lower Saxony.
Stranger Time Oldenburg
The Thoroughbred Collection collection offers elegant yet minimalistic timepieces without too much sophistication and complexity in design and movement. The 42mm case in 316L stainless steel features patterned side grain designs and sapphire crystal with Anti-Reflective coating. The etched dial with horizontal patterns highlight its grace. The absence of the ‘seconds’ hand particularly compliments the simplicity, combined with the 3 sub-dials: the week, the month, the 24 hour and the date. Two unique design features are employed on the dial. The index hour marker for '7' is highlighted to show respect to the much revered number. Another feature is displaying the inverted model name to create the sense of inverted fashion.
The hands are sleek, not too thick and not too thin. Pointy edges contribute to the entire elegance feel of this dial. Applied markers are baton style, with shorter indexes at 12, 3, 6 and 9. Orange logo in a cursive typeface is an exquisite touch which heavily contributes to the “classiness” rating of this watch.
Stranger watches Thoroughbred Collection are powered by the Miyota 9120 mechanical movement manufactured in Japan.  The presentation case back displays the movement of the watch and exhibits the self-winding semicircular rotor which winds the mainspring. The caseback is engraved with unique model number.
Each Stranger Watch will be packed in a wooden box that also contains one Pair of matching Cufflinks, one USB Card with uploaded: Certificate of Authenticity, Catalog and Warranty, one Hand written note and an Eternal Love and Appreciation from the Stranger Team.

Technical details
Case
Surgical Steel 316L; Crown with double O-ring & Logo
Diameter: 42mm; height: ~11mm; Length: 51mm (incl. lugs)
Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal 9 moh hardness with Anti-Reflective coating
Waterproof – 5ATM
Case back: Sapphire Crystal to showcase the Self-winding mechanism; engraved with Unique Model number

Movement
Self-Winding Automatic Movement Miyota 9120
Automatic & manual winding
Display by means of hands: hour, minute, second.
Date calendar Day / Month / 24Hours display by means of hands
Stop second device
Shock-absorber device for balance staff

Dial   
3 sub-dials featuring Weekdays, Months and 24 Hour
Date window between 4 & 5 hour marks

Straps
Oldenburg and Andalusian (stainless steel models):  Black Genuine Leather Strap, standard buckle (logo is featured on the inside of the strap & top of buckle)
Akhal Teke and Mangalarga (rosegold models):  Brown Genuine Leather Strap, standard buckle (logo is featured on the inside of the strap & top of buckle)

Currently, the Stranger watches are available for pre-order via Kickstarter. Price starts from US $349. Visit the following link to pre-order:-
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stranger/stranger-time-thoroughbred-collection-of-watches/description

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