Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Louann - Handmade Luxury Watches, Proudly Crafted in Greece
The Greek luxury watch brand Louann is making a return with an online crowd funding campaign on indiegogo. Founded by Loukas Mainas, an industrial designer from Greece and his girlfriend Ann, the Louann (Lou + Ann) luxury watch brand started its operations in 2002. In 2004 the company introduced Louann Transparent, the first Greek, entirely hand-made, luxury watch. However due to the economic crisis in Greece, the brand suspended its operations in 2009. With their crowd funding campaign, the brand is planning to create limited quantities of luxury/bespoke watches especially for the connoisseurs of high end horology. On its indiegogo camapign, Louann is offering two exclusive watch models - Louann Transparent & Louann Balancier.
Entirely hand-made in the atelier, the Louann Transparent was the first Greek luxury watch. The watch crafted with solid 18K gold is available in three separate tones to choose from white, pink, or yellow gold. Louann Transparent is available in gem-set versions.
The brand created the second model called Louann Balancier in November 2016. Louann Balancier is also hand-made, in solid 18K gold in two-tone combinations to choose from (white, pink, gold), with a Swiss automatic skeleton ETA 2892A2 or with non-skeleton with closed dial.
For backers the special price of Louann Transparent with alligator strap is 6,700 Euros (retail price is 13,300 Euros) and for Louann Balancier skeleton version with alligator strap as well, is 10,500 Euros (retail price 19,700 Euros). These watches will be called “The gratitude watch” and will be numbered from 1 to 27 with a special engraving “GRATITUDE WATCH 1/27” and so on. Also, the name or initials of the owner will be on every watch.
Indiegogo link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/louann-the-luxury-of-a-handmade-18k-gold-watch-watches#/