We have the pleasure to introduce you Direnzo’s first watch collection, a stylish timepiece born from a passion for modern design, tradition and motor racing. We hope you will accompany us as we embark on this exciting adventure. Hand-assembled in Switzerland, in an atelier specialised in high-end watches, each timepiece will be part of a limited series of 600 units. Each watch will be a unique, numbered piece.
READ WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
Watchpaper:"To me, it is not the Maserati racing story that makes this watch fascinating, but the design, the proportions, the colours and the comfort on the wrist."
The Time Bum: "The fine lined and broadly spaced letters of the brand name at the top of the dial is balanced by a simple and effective rounded logo at the bottom. It is clean, legible, and highly attractive."
28 days earlier: "The acid test for any watch is the time honoured question, “would you own one?” The answer here is a definite yes. The size is nice, the build is excellent with sapphire and the attention to detail. Most importantly though, it reminds me of being young, when the summer days seemed longer driving around with a few friends and the roof down."
Watchtrotter: "L’orologio trasmette a chi lo osserva grande passione e cura per i dettagli. Il quadrante è disegnato prendendo spunto dal tachimetro della Maserati Type 250F. I due grandi zeri che rimpiazzano le più classiche ore 12 danno un tocco di sportività e richiamano i vecchi cronografi."
MrMontre: "C’est une montre construite pour durer, un instrument de précision parfait pour un usage quotidien. Au poignet, le rendu est équilibré et indéniablement élégant."
Watchisthis: "The dial has a nostalgic appearance. The DRZ_Type 250f_B with a black dial and the DRZ_Type 250f_C with a white dial are a delightful combination of timeless design and an urban, modern look. Light and pleasant, the wrist feel is comfortable."
Chrononautix: "Das Gesamtpaket, welches Direnzo hier mit seinem Einstand abliefert ist hinsichtlich Preis-Leistung wirklich erste Sahne. Kurzum: Ihr dürft bedenkenlos zuschlagen, wenn euch das Vintage-Design gefällt. Insbesondere zu Beginn der Kickstarter-Kampagne lockt ein schnäppchenverdächtiger Preis von 270 CHF (ca. 235€). Dem Erfolg dürfte meiner Meinung nach nichts im Wege stehen – ich werde jedenfalls dabei sein und wünsche Sergio Di Renzo gutes Gelingen!"
Suave Watches:"On the wrist, the DRZ_Type_250F is a pleasantly light-weight watch paired with a slim natural leather strap – soft and supple. The dial is extremely clear and appears much larger due to the slim bezel"
Relojes Increibles:"Direnzo nos presenta, de este modo, el DRZ Type 250F, una pieza que reúne una serie de detalles seleccionados de una manera meticulosa. Sobre su esfera encontramos el primero de ellos; se trata del numeral 12, que ha sido sustituido por un 00, en un guiño a los cronómetros de mano de esa epoca."
Petite Trotteuse: "Les montres inspirées par l’automobile sont nombreuses, et provoquent toujours un ressenti agréable quand on les regarde ou qu’on les passe au poignet. Cette Direnzo ne fait pas tache dans la catégorie, avec une montre très réussie, de qualité, et résolument agréable à porter. Au poignet c’est un régal, tant au niveau du confort que de la lisibilité."
Geargreed: "Our honest opinion about the Direnzo watches is that they have put a lot of hard work into them and they honestly seem like they know what they are doing"
The exquisite design of this timepiece draws inspiration from the magnificent race cars of the 40s and 50s, particularly the Maserati Type 250F, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in his world famous victory at the 1957 Formula 1 Grand Prix race in Nürburgring. Our goal was to create a timeless but contemporary wristwatch, which, while both elegant and subtle, transmits a sense of excitement and speed; homage to an era of pioneers and mould-breaking engineering. Timeless and sophisticated in design, this timepiece is a reliable, precision instrument for everyday use.The DRZ_Type 250F is a dress watch with a sporting soul.
The design of the DRZ_Type_250F exudes passion and attention to detail. The dial finds inspiration in the tachometer of the Type 250F, and in place of the number “12”, the dial displays “00” lending it a sporting touch, reminiscent of an old stopwatch. The calendar has been deliberately removed thus generating a meticulous design uncluttered by external elements that may upset the symmetry.
Inspired by the dashboard gauges of old race cars, the polished 316L stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter (without the crown), the height of the watch is visually reduced thanks to its dual-cylinder design: a floating bezel that rests on the main body.
The hands offer a delicate aesthetic, yet maintain a strong presence. Their colour, which contrasts with that of the dial, ensures effortless readability; a design priority throughout. The red second hand on both versions is a nod to the Maserati Type 250F.
The caseback houses the robust Japanese Seiko NH35 automatic movement with hacking function. This movement is an exceptional high-spec, Japanese-made automatic movement featuring a 42-hour power reserve. The caseback is screwed down to ensure maximum water tightness.
It features a double-domed sapphire crystal with double sided anti-reflective coating; a material that is known for its excellent scratch-resistant qualities, allowing the watch to look like new for many years.
With the aim of creating an unparallelled tactile experience, we have used a top quality, natural leather strap. As an added detail, traditional hand-sewn stitches are reminiscent of the old-fashioned straps from the 50s, affording the watch an aesthetic that is both vintage and sporty. The wristband contains a quick release spring bar, so that the straps can be swapped in seconds without the need for special tools.
The watch comes with a leather strap, but you may wish to change the look according to your mood. You can get an extra stylish strap for only 20CHF a piece. These are the following options available:
• Black leather
• Dark brown leather
• Milanese strap
For best storing of and travelling with your watch, we will provide you with a stylish, durable container. Inspired by the old-fashioned tool rolls used in car races in the 50s, this wallet has been designed to accompany you in your journeys and adventures. It has a special pocket for your passport, the warranty (or credit) card, two DRZ's or a watch plus additional strap. It is made from natural distressed dark brown leather of the same quality of the strap and fitted with a black elastic. The wallet comes free with the purchase of the watch.
The DRZ_Type_250F will be assembled in Switzerland and will undergo all the necessary quality control checks for water-resistance, precision levels, etc. Our aim is to produce a high-quality timepiece. Each and every component of this watch is made from the finest materials, ensuring a product that is guaranteed to operate flawlessly for many years to come. This is a watch built to last.
IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO STYLES
DRZ_Type 250F_B: Black dial with cream minute and hour hands, Arabic numerals, red seconds hand and genuine leather band.
DRZ_Type 250F_C: Cream dial with black minute and hour hands, Arabic numerals, red seconds hand and genuine leather band.
HOW TO PURCHASE A DIRENZO
It's easy. For your own limited edition timepiece simply select the reward you want. Don't worry about model choice - you will be able to make your selection later during our survey at the end of the campaign.
ELEGANT UNISEX DESIGN
The brand is not aimed solely at men; the timeless design equally appeals to anyone striving to wear a highly precise watch while remaining effortlessly elegant.
We stand behind our products and are committed to fast and high quality service. Each Direnzo comes with a limited warranty covering flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years after the original purchase.
This project came to life in 2016 following many hours of design, meetings with different specialist companies and thanks to an especially close relationship with our followers, who have been witness to the creation process of the DRZ_Type_250F. We’re very proud to have successfully arrived at this momentous date. Our prototypes are finished and have been tested by watch connaisseurs from the world over: Canada, USA, France, Germany, UK, SIngapore, Switzerland and Spain. We’re ready to begin this great adventure and hope you can come with us!
Shipping worldwide, please note: customs duties and taxes are the buyer’s responsibility upon delivery.
Postage costs cover national postal services. Please contact us If you require a specific courier service.
EU customers: We'll be shipping from a EU country.
Warranty: Two (2) year international Warranty from the original date of purchase. The warranty covers manufacturing defects.
SPECIAL THANKS AND CREDITS
Special thanks to family and friends who’ve encouraged me every step of the way, particularly the amazing team we’ve put together to get this campaign done.
- Clarissa Patrianova Valaeys (Creative Director - Head & founder at ContentPlate) www.contentplate.ch
- Matt Goodman (Director)
- Jennifer Macleod (Co-Director & Editor)
- Juan Ortega (Model)
- Giulia Ranzanici (Model)
- Mariano Godoy (Music)
Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about the DRZ_Type_250F watches and make your pledge to receive your unique and supremely stylish timepiece.
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Risks and challenges
We are aware that creating and delivering a product can be a complicated process, which sometimes entails unexpected delays. This is why the utmost care has been taken throughout the process.
We have developed firm relationships with reliable manufacturing partners and have created, tried and tested, high-quality prototypes.
We'll keep our backers/buyers informed throughout the production process with regular updates and by sharing images whenever possible.
Since we believe in best-quality customer service and experience we guarantee a response to any queries within 24 hours. If there are any setbacks in the production process, or any kind of delays in our pre-established time frame, we ensure complete transparency and will keep all of our backers informed.
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