Friday, September 9, 2016

Pocavi El Presidente Automatic

Not sure what the brand name Pocavi means, but I give full marks to the outstanding design of this young watch brand’s El Presidente wristwatch. The El Presidente is not the debut model from Pocavi, which was officially launched last year by Stephen and Mathew. The first line from the brand was Gent Series launched in November 2015.

After its success, Pocavi presents El Presidente, an automatic timepiece which draws its inspiration from President Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch that was revealed to public in 2009 at National Museum of American History. The watch movement of this historic pocket watch features an engraved secret message by watch maker Jonathan Dillon.
The story associated with this legendary watch inspired Pocavi to design a timepiece to honor President Abraham Lincoln. The brand owners reinvented the timepiece to suit a more modern look with elements from a classic design. Its features a multi layered dial, a 40 hour power reserve indicator, a 24hour time, date window and sapphire crystal on both the front and display case back.
The Pocavi El Presidente comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with gold, silver or rose gold plated finishes. Equipped with the Miyota Caliber 9132 automatic, Pocavi El Presidente boasts dual time-zone displays, power reserve indication and date calendar on its beautifully crafted, multilayered dial.
The dual toned multilayered dial is simple breathtaking. The inner dial along with the hour marker indexes reminds us the crown of the Statue of Liberty. A retro-grade indicator inside the centre dial below 12’o clock displays the power reserve. The second time zone/24 hour sub-dial is located in lower half of inner dial above 6’o clock.
Each variant of the El Presidente is limited up to 1865 pieces to mark the year of Lincoln death. The screw-down caseback comes in two options: Stainless steel caseback with or without sapphire crystal glass. The caseback with sapphire crystal glass offers the view of mechanical movement featuring custom made rotor engraved ‘Pocavi El Presidente 1809-1865’. The stainless steel caseback features limited edition engraving and specifications.
In closed caseback option (without sapphire crystal glass), you can find the engravings of Lincoln’s carriage, pocket watch or cap depending on the version along with words from his famous speeches.
For example, the El Presidente gold finished model features the engravings of Lincoln’s carriage and the words  “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal” from his speech delivered on 01 Jul 1858 at Chicago, Illinois. The stainless steel caseback also features limited edition engraving and specifications.
The movement beats inside is a Miyota 9132 self winding movement featuring power reserve indication, dual time display and calendar function. Beating at 28,800 bph and equipped with a super smooth sweeping seconds hand, this 26 jewels, mechanical heart can deliver a power reserve up to 40 hours when fully wound.
Each variant of the El Presidente timepiece is delivered with a genuine leather strap with a matching colour of dial. The quick release system enables the wearer to easily switch over the straps. The watch is also available with colourful NATO straps. Each El Presidente timepiece is delivered in a lacquered piano wood watch box and carries a 5 years limited international warranty.
The brand also created El Presidente bracelet to compliment the El Presidente watch series.  The El Presidente bracelet also features the engravings of Lincoln’s carriage/pocket watch/cap and words from his famous speeches. Together, the bracelet and watch makes an excellent fashion accessory.

Technical details
Model: Pocavi El Presidente Wristwatch

Size: 42mm
Stainless steel case
Gold, Silver, Rose Gold Plated
Sapphire Crystal front and back glass

Miyota Caliber 9132 Automatic
Water Resistant Up to 330 Feet
28800 Vibrations Per Hour
26 Jewels
More than 40 Hours Power Reserve

Date calendar/ 24Hours display by means of hands

5 years Limited International Warranty
Limited Edition

Pocavi El Presidente Bracelet
316L Stainless Steel
Gold, Silver, Rose Gold Plated
Genuine Leather
Limited Edition
Custom Buckle
Engraved Carriage
Engraved message underneath

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