A CLASSIC CHRONOGRAPH REBORN
Inspired by the chronographs of the 70s where racing and the smell of burning asphalt was a staple. These watches were easily distinguishable from other vintage models. A glance at the owner’s wrist was enough to see the model he was wearing. Many classics were made during this period, and it is time to bring them back with a modern twist.
THE PANDA AND REVERSE PANDA
We are pulling out something that has worked and was coveted by many in years gone by. As a matter of fact, it never went out of style. The Panda and Reverse Panda dials are icons in their own right.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN :
- AFFORDABILITY: Under $200 on Kickstarter. Delivering directly to the customer, we pass the savings to you with radical transparency in a quality watch.
- PRACTICALITY: A precise, handmade watch good enough for everyday use. Functional and wearable in all situations.
- DESIGN: Beautifully crafted for timelessness in a vintage design. No funky shapes or colors. Just a classic timepiece.
WHY A CHRONOGRAPH?
We wanted to create a classic racing chronograph watch that captures the elegance and speed of a racing champion. The Ranomo Chronograph embodies the soul and adrenaline rush of conquering impossible speeds.
Providing affordable watches with quality is what Monsieur Watches aim for with each series. Ranomo is coined with two words in mind "Racing and Monochrome". The bold, classic and rounded features symbolise racing around bends on a track. The monochromatic look is characterised by the black and white choice of dials in this iconic series. The Panda and Reverse Panda dials will always make one take a second look, and that's exactly what we want to emulate with our rendition of a classic.
RANOMO CHRONOGRAPH REVERSE PANDA (Mechanical ST1901) has a black dial with silver concentric sub dials, round indexes and numerals lacquered in white.
RANOMO CHRONOGRAPH PANDA (Mechanical ST1901) has a cream dial with black concentric sub dials, round indexes and numerals lacquered in black.
RANOMO CHRONOGRAPH REVERSE PANDA (Japanese Miyota 0S21) features a date function at the 6 o'clock position. The hour and minute hands are illumed and finished with a mirror polish.
RANOMO CHRONOGRAPH PANDA (Japanese Miyota 0S21) features a date function at the 6 o'clock position. The hour and minute hands are illumed and finished with a mirror polish.
A symmetrical watch is the key design feature we wanted. We etched the "M" on the crown to remind us that the watches we create are for the true gentleman. Every detail is essential. With a 10mm thick case, we made sure we got the size of the buttons right. With soft push reflex buttons and a crown with a 90 degree catch, you can be sure setting of the time and usage of the stopwatch function will be precise and accurate.
We chose a K1 Dome glass that is sapphire coated to reflect light out of the case and to give clarity to the details when you view it from any angle. Looking at the outer rail indexes, the glass perfectly reflects the numerals in all their sharpness.
We revealed the back case for the mechanical version to show the heart of the watch. In its elegance, it tells a story of its own.
Early Design Iterations and Drawings:
Video of the Ranomo Chronograph Reverse Panda prototype:
- Case Diameter: 38 mm Case
- Thickness: 10 mm
- Band Material: Genuine Italian Leather Band
- Band Width: 20 mm
- Total Weight: 40 g (Miyota 0S21)/ 46.5 g (Seagull ST1901)
- Case Material: 316L
- Back Plate: Engraved Steel/ Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Back
- Buckle: Standard Brushed Buckle
- Buckle Material: Stainless Steel
- Dial Window Material: K1 Domed Sapphire Coated
- Display: Chronograph
- Movement: Japanese Miyota 0S21/ Seagull ST1901 Hand-Wound
- Date Function: Yes (*Only For Miyota 0S21)
- Seconds Function: Yes
- Water Resistant: 5 ATM / 50 Meters
*Add USD25 (SGD34) to your pledge for a choice of strap (color will be chosen after campaign ends)
We have 2 types of straps to offer as add ons: Classic Italian leather & Rally leather strap
- Classic Italian leather - The classic Italian leather strap comes with stitched sides to match any outfit and bring out a classic vintage look.
- Rally leather strap - The racing leather strap comes with carefully placed holes. Upon wearing the strap, it will feel more breathable as it dissipates heat and moisture quickly.
FIND US ON:
PLACING AN ORDER
1. Do you have any stock/physical stores?
We sell through crowdfunding platforms and on our website. We will look to find partners and distributors in the future. If you are interested to help spread the products we create. For more information, drop us an email at email@example.com
2. What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit/debit cards on our webpage through a secure checkout. We accept Visa, Mastercard etc. We also accept PayPal.
3. What currency are your prices in?
Prices are in SGD for this campaign when you pledge. A conversion to USD is shown in the rewards as well.
FUNCTIONS OF THE WATCH
1. What are the functions of the push-buttons on a chronograph?
The push buttons serve to start or stop the function, and to reset the chronograph. Generally, the push button at 2 o’clock is to start and stop the chronograph function. The push button at the 4 o'clock is to reset the counter.
2. What is the difference between the Miyota OS21 and Seagull ST1901 movement?
The difference between these two movements is the way in which the movement is built and its functions. The Seagull ST1901 is a mechanical movement which requires manual winding to operate and will have a reserve of 42 hours when fully wound. The Miyota OS21 is a reliable Japanese Quartz movement that runs on a battery and would last an average of 5 years before you have to change it out.
3. What should I do to ensure that my watch continues to provide excellent service for many years?
All our watches are well built and go through a quality check process.
Shocks: Whether thermal or other, avoid them.
Crown: Push it in fully to ensure that no water enters the mechanism when submerged.
Cleaning: For leather bands, it is advisable to keep it out of the water and change it out for a silicone or rubber strap when going for a dip.
Temperatures: avoid extreme temperatures (above 60'C, or 140F, below 0'C, or 32F) or extreme temperature changes.
Can you ship to my country?
We ship internationally! Once you order our timepiece, it will find its way to you.
When will my order be dispatched?
We will ship out the first batch after the 2nd Quality Check is done. Our timeline will show that we are looking to deliver the 1st Quality Check batch by late December 2019
I’m an international customer, will my watch be safe in transit?
Yes, all of our watches are sent in protective cases that fit snugly around the watch packaging and are tough enough to withstand transportation.
All of our shipping options are fully insured so if the watch suffers damage in transit or does not arrive then we will replace it free of charge.
Can I buy an extra strap for my watch?
Yes, our straps are priced from SGD34 (USD25) plus postage. See our full range of straps here.
The Ranomo Chronograph series supports 20mm straps.
How do I change the watch strap?
All additional straps have been designed with a quick release function, you do not need a watch tool to change straps.
Risks and challenges
Though this is our second campaign, we are still pushing ourselves in experimenting and producing quality timepieces. Through this period, we have experienced many setbacks due to manufacturing process and delivery.
We have now partnered and working very closely with one the best manufacturers to produce a high-quality watch at the fraction of the price. We strive to create a product that not only of good craftsmanship but appealing to classic watch lovers.
We have made sure that every watch is carefully inspected and tested before distribution. We will post regular updates from the start till the end of our campaign and would love to answer any questions backers might have.
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