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Arsenale is inspired in the name and design by the Royal shipyard of the Serenissima Republic of Venice (built in the XII Century)
Arsenale is inspired in the name and design by the Royal shipyard of the Serenissima Republic of Venice (built in the XII Century)
Arsenale is inspired in the name and design by the Royal shipyard of the Serenissima Republic of Venice (built in the XII Century)
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Arsenale is inspired in the name and design by the Royal shipyard of the Serenissima Republic, known worldwide for the production of vessels and merchant ships. The finishes of the Arsenale 316L steel cases recall the metal processing employed in the construction of submarines and naval armaments in the past centuries, in particular:

  • Arsenale Ardesia/Ardesia Cromo: the brushed and polished steel reflects the techniques employed in the Arsenale of Venezia during WWI (20th Century) for the production of submarines and warships 
  • Arsenale Ardesia PVD: the aged PVD finish recalls the metal processing of 17th century armaments, which made Arsenale the most renowned shipyard in the Old Continent. The edges of the watch are naturally scratched through a craft process, simulating aging.

The bezel rivets pay tribute to the workmanship shown in the pressure gauges of submarines while the domed sapphire crystal recalls the portholes.

Arsenale (Venezia) 1866 Old Print
Arsenale (Venezia) 1866 Old Print

 

 

 

Arsenale Ardesia PVD - Arsenale Ardesia - Arsenale Ardesia Cromo
Arsenale Ardesia PVD - Arsenale Ardesia - Arsenale Ardesia Cromo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Republic of Venice was a sovereign state and a maritime republic in northeastern Italy, which existed for a millennium between the 8th and the 18th century. It was a leading European economic and trading power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
 Venice was a pioneer in glassblowing technology in Europe and made glasses, goblets, pitchers, dishes, bottles, vases, mirrors, jewelry, candelabra and decorative products of very high quality. From the thirteenth century Venetians produced delicate, carefully blown sand–glasses as a time–keeping device for mariners. In particular, the continual search for innovation, the production of machinery and small mechanisms helped make Venice famous in the past as a district of precision manufacturing.

We produced many samples in order to find the most experienced watch manufacturer to rely on for this project. The one we have chosen has produced luxury watches for well known brands for a long time. Quality is our priority. Every single stage of the production process is carried out with care and attention.

TECHNICAL INFO

  • CASE: 316L stainless steel, Ø45mm 
  • MOVEMENT: Automatic Cal. MV044 (based on Miyota 821A) / Swiss Made Cal. MV285 (based on ETA 2824)
  • INDICES/HANDS: diamond cut 
  • GLASS: Domed sapphire glass 
  • WATER RESISTANT: 20ATM (200 meters)  
  • LUME: Swiss Superluminova® 
  • BEZEL: Unidirectional rotatable 120-minute graduated bezel 
  • STRAP: Handcrafted Italian Leather 

Our main priority is to make our most demanding customers proud of wearing a Meccaniche Veneziane timepiece. 
For this reason we just use the finest components and materials on the market. Here is an overview:

Meccaniche Veneziane Arsenale watch is made of 316L stainless steel that is a molybdenum-alloyed steel. 

We have chosen this material because of its high resistance and reliability. This is why it’s much appreciated also in marine environments. Therefore, corrosion will no longer be a problem

Our timepieces are powered by Cal. MV044 based on the Miyota 821A, a self-winding mechanical movement made in Japan. Arsenale also features Swiss Made Cal.MV285 based on the well known ETA 2824

   

The caliber has been improved thanks to a CNC solid brass rotor. Brass is heavier than steel or aluminium, thus it enables a faster loading. The Cal. MV044 is based on the Miyota 821A, the most decorated version of the 8215, regarded as very accurate and reliable caliber.

Technical info:

  • Accuracy: -20+40sec/day 

  • Beat rate: 21.600 per hour
 
  • Jewel count: 21 
Jewels 
  • Decorations: decorated rotor with Côtes de Genève
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Country of origin: Japan

 In order to opt for the Swiss Made Arsenale, just increase your pledge by 140€/watch.

We have designed the Swiss Made version of the Arsenale watch. The upgrade will be already available from this campaign. 
Furthermore, we are going to use a high beat Swiss Made caliber based on a modified ETA 2824, which will be customized in terms of daily accuracy (variance between -+5sec/day) and power reserve (40h instead of 38h). It will be decorated according to Top Grade standard. 

Technical info:

  • Accuracy: -+5sec/day
  • Beat rate: 28.800 per hour
 
  • Hacking function: supported
 
  • Jewel count: 25 
Jewels
  • Decorations: Blue screws
, Perlage, decorated rotor with Côtes de Genève
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Country of origin: Switzerland

 

Sapphire glass has extraordinary mechanical properties but it’s also very difficult to process as it requires very high temperatures, extreme pressures and long manufacturing times.
 Sapphire glass is created by crystallizing corundum, or aluminum oxide, at temperatures of 4000° F and then by molding the mixture into clear disks. The last stage consists in cutting them to the proper crystal size in order to make them suitable for the watch case.

This crystal is widely employed in high-end watches thanks to its resistance. As a matter of fact, it can only be scratched by diamonds.

Nemoto & Co. Ltd. and RC TRITEC Ltd. set up a joint venture which is the licensed manufacturer and exclusive distributos for Swiss Super-LumiNova® Photoluminescent Pigments. We decided to apply pigment C1 to every single watch.

Nemoto & Co. Ltd. and RC TRITEC Ltd. set up a joint venture which is the licensed manufacturer and exclusive distributos for Swiss Super-LumiNova® Photoluminescent Pigments. We decided to apply pigment C1 to every single watch.

Although mass production has allowed tanneries to offer standard hides at lower prices, we have decided to use vegetable tanned leathers.
This is due to the fact that the appearance of vegetable tanned leather is unparalleled and the patina that it develops with use over time cannot be produced any other way. It is also the only way to produce premium leather and to respect the environment at the same time.

 

We use the best raw materials available: Hides from Tuscany. Great attention is paid to animal breeding so that insect damage is avoided.
Thus the leather we use shows no flaws.

Premium raw material combined with craftsmanship and timeless design make the product unique.

We are a quality-driven company and we attach great importance to the expertise of our craftsmen.
Thanks to them we provide soft, comfortable and durable straps. We just use leathers obtained with traditional methods, as no chemicals and artificial colorings are employed.

Wood has played a very significant role in our life since ancient times. Thanks to its properties artworks have been created.
For this reason we have chosen to offer the best to our backers even in terms of package.

We believe that every detail is important in order to fully satisfy our customers and the package plays an important role as well.
The long expertise of local artisans has led to the creation of boxes made of solid walnut wood destined to last

 

It is not just a container but an object recalling the long artisan tradition of Friuli Venezia Giulia, one of the districts associated with the excellence of “Made in Italy”.

 

 

Our view of a diver watch is a timepiece suitable for both elegant occasions and sport activities. For this reason every Arsenale watch is provided with a fine leather strap as well as a comfortable silicone strap.


The leather straps we offer have a unique look, but silicone ones also offer many advantages. Silicone is a light weight, extremely strong, elastic, non-absorbent material, perfect for diving.


HOW TO PLEDGE FOR THE SWISS MADE ARSENALE

In order to select the Swiss Made Arsenale, please kindly increase your original pledge by 140€. If you pledge for 2 or more watches, just increase your pledge by 140€ per watch. 

Choose the extra leather strap color later
Choose the extra leather strap color later

 

TIMELINE

We have already produced many Arsenale samples and we are now ready to start producing big quantities. 
For this reason we will avoid any delay connected with the sampling stage.
 As soon as the campaign is over we will provide constant updates regarding the status of production. 
Before shipping, every watch will be carefully tested in our headquarter. All the Arsenale watches will be on your wrist by the end of March 2018.

Risks and challenges

Before launching on Kickstarter we produced a few samples to test the market. Feel free to look online for product reviews made by super early adopters who had tested the Arsenale for 3-4 months. We proved to have the skills to manufacture high quality and reliable timepieces.

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