Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pheidippides Watches - The Hourglass

The Netherlands based Pheidippides Watches presents its latest timepiece, The Hourglass. Designed by Rogier van de Ree, founder of Pheidippides Watches, the Hourglass made its debut on Kickstarter on 30 Sep 16.

The Hourglass is the third design from the brand. The Inkpot is his first design and the first working prototype has been ready in December 2015. Prototypes of his second design, The Porthole, have been finished in March this year. This model has been campaigned on Kickstarter in April/May 2016. The development of The Hourglass has been finished in August 2016. Pheidippides Watches has announced a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a limited series of 300 timepieces of The Hourglass.
The Hourglass boasts a unique design that makes it stands out from the usual crowd of watches. On the front side, you can find an almost empty dial that tells time by a single hour hand.
The whole dial rotates as in a single hand watch, and the hour markers are on the side of the cup shaped dial. A unique sapphire glass box with 2mm thickness and glued to the case protects the rotating dial. The dial comes in 5 trendy pastel colors: green, yellow, sand, blue and rosé.
The case is made of stainless steel. It measures 41m in diameter and is 12mm thick. Glass, case and bottom form a perfectly symmetrical shape. The screw-in case back fitted with a large 27mm sapphire crystal offers a view of the automatic movement with custom rotor.The Swiss made mechanical movement that powers the timepiece is an STP5-15 automatic calibre produced by Swiss Technology Production, a Fossil group venture.
The polished stainless steel crown has a double sealing. The watch is rated for a water resistance of up to 100m.The case comes in a polished or brushed finish. The bottom comes in a polished or brushed finish too. The curved side of the bottom is always polished.
The goat leather strap comes in 6 colors. The strap is attached to your wrist with a folding buckle. With the 5 colors of the dial, 30 combinations can be made to choose from to personalize your watch.
The parts of the watch (glasses, dial, movement and crown) are supplied from Switzerland. The case is custom build in a German workshop specialized in jewelry making. Their craftsmanship ensures a case made and finished to the finest. The final assembly of the watch will be done in Germany by a master watchmaker along with Rogier.

Kick-starter link : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rogiervanderee/the-hourglass-watch?ref=category

Technical details
Polished or brushed stainless steel case, 41mm in diameter, 12.0mm thick, 50mmlug-to-lug
Polished or brushed stainless steel back, screw-in, see-through and engraved
Matte lacquered pastel colored dial in blue, rosé, green, yellow or sand
Sapphire glasses boxand bottom
Swiss mechanical movement: STP5-15 by Swiss Technology Production
French genuine goat leather strap, 22/20mm tapered, in 6 colors
Polished stainless steel folding buckle, 20mm
10 bar water resistance

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