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The stunning DRZ_02

By August 18, 2018 October 31st, 2019 96 Comments

Following the successful release of our first model, we are now excited to bring you our second timepiece: the limited edition DRZ_02, to be launched on Kickstarter on 12th November,  2018.

This watch is the product of many months of experimentation in order to create a unique and innovative piece whose aesthetics connect with both the past and the future. This is why the term “retro-futuristic” perhaps best describes the style of this timepiece.

 

Dial:

The dial is, without doubt, the piece’s most singular feature, with its outstanding elegant and symmetrical design. The beauty of this element is particularly appreciable when seen shining in the dark. The dial has a “sandwich” like construction, with two layers, the upper of which is moulded into a bowl shape – a particularly complex element in terms of the watch’s manufacture. This shape has enabled us to generate seamless continuity between the dial and the case.

The “bowl” shape and double-layer construction together produce a much deeper dial, as opposed to the more standard flat dial seen on most watches.

DRZ_02_SS_blue with calendar option

  • Black (matt) with C5  Super-LumiNova
  • Blue (sunray) with dark blue Super-LumiNova
  • Green (sunray) with old radium Super-LumiNova
  • Light grey (sunray) with dark orange Super-LumiNova

Case:

Inspired by the extravagant and futuristic curves of the Bugattis from the 1930s, the case is designed with a marked sports style, while sacrificing nothing of the brand’s elegant spirit. The elliptical elevation is the case’s most outstanding feature, accentuating its edges with polished fillets and generating shadow thanks to its countercurve at the transversal section. The architecture of the case and bezel is designed around the automatic mechanism with the aim of attaining the right proportions (11mm including the sapphire crystal). The crown engraved with the logo is perfectly centred on the asymmetrical ellipse.

Swiss Made:

The automatic movement chosen for this watch is the Swiss Sellita SW-200, a high quality and accurate mechanism for three hands with 38 hours of power reserve and a 28’800 A/h (4 Hz) frequency. Aside from the assembly and quality control undertaken in our Swiss atelier, each watch is inspected personally by me before being dispatched with the aim of carrying out a final check of the movement’s precision and ensuring that the choice of model and strap is the right one.

Specifications:

Case material                                   316L (Stainless steel or PVD)

Crystal                                               sapphire with anti-reflection coating

Water resistant                               5atm

Diameter without crown              41mm

Lug to lug                                         48mm (22mm strap)

Height                                               11mm

Case back                                         screw down with sapphire

Movement                                        automatic: Sellita SW-200 (date at “6” or no date)

Dial                                                    two layer sandwich construction with “bowl” shape (top layer)

 

Launch details:

The production of this model will be carried out through the platform Kickstarter. Pre-order pricing starts at $460 and the final retail price will be $699. (prices in USD) The scheduled launch date is 12th November,  2018 at 17.00 GMT.

Sergio G. Di Renzo

 

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