You can choose between 6 models of our collection: we have called them Versante (the Italian word for side of the mountain) Nord, Est, Sud and Ovest (with PVD case and brushed steel case). A new version is available now: the AVERAU Croce di Vetta (with white dial).
echo/neutra is a new Italian brand devoted to Mechanical Watches Enthusiasts and is born from the meeting of its 2 founders: Nicola Callegaro, Designer and Communication Consultant and Cristiano Quaglia, Aerospace Engineer with a specialization in Propulsion Systems.
echo/neutra combines our two great passions: mechanical watchmaking and mountains, especially the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Here from childhood we spent a lot of time with our families and still today we admire its special "Raw beauty".
The Dolomites, backdrop and soul of our echo/neutra line of watches. echo/neutra’s new line of watches has been inspired by the Dolomites, the place where our idea and project come to life and which still excites us and challenges our creativity each day.
These awesome mountains stir high emotions and breathe new life into us. And they never get old. We always discover a new place, a different landscape, a new challenge. Here the rush of emotions is ever changing as Mother Nature reveals its many different facets: powerful, imperious, antagonistic while at the same time silent, ethereal and romantic.
Here the beauty of the inert rock has an amazing quality and it's never the same, moment by moment, day after day, season after season… the essence of each moment is defined by time, from the luminous and regenerating early morning hours, to dusk, when the landscape turns a stunning pink.
The tip of the seconds hand is a clear reference to the trail signage used by CAI (Italian Alpine Club) in the Dolomites. This particular sign is useful for trekkers and alpine walkers to always find the right way.
- attentive study and design down to the smallest detail.
- a style with a strong, well-defined and steadfast character, because we’re not out to please everyone but make those who share our style fall in love with us.
- fusion of expertise, tapping into the know-how of experts who have a full understanding of the characteristics of the materials they use and how to enhance their functional aspects.
- where manufacturing and design, form and function, and utility and emotion meet.
316L Steel incorporates 2-3% molybdenum to increase the corrosion resistance against chlorides. Due to its superior qualities, 316L Steel is often referred to biomedical applications.
SWISS MADE WATCHES - BUILT TO LAST.
A Swiss Made Watch is a superior product made from high-quality components. Such a focus on quality makes Swiss Made Watches an excellent choice, whether you are a first-time buyer or a watch collector: they're the most valued and respected watches in the market.
A Swiss Made Watch is not just a temporary accessory, a fashion fad or a trend: it can last for generations. From the movement to the case, the quality of materials distinguishes Swiss Made Watches from other brands.
The 316L surgical grade steel of the case is top resistant to corrosion and can be re-polished when scratched. The sapphire crystal has an incredibly high scratch resistance, in order to keep your watch clear for many years.
The movements of the AVERAU are hand-assembled. This, combined with the use of metal gears, ensures great quality internal mechanisms.
Swiss Made Watches are designed to last and the use of high-quality materials enables watchmakers to repair scratched or broken parts.
We want to realize Swiss Made watches to provide to our customer the best quality without compromises.
For a long time, we have looked for the best craft workshop, the one which better embraces our high qualitative standards.
The choices made by our partner through the years, justify and partly help to understand how he arrived at today high-quality production. The business location is in an old countryside house which lodges in perfect harmony the production workshop, the offices and an old stable with several horses.
An old hayloft has become a luminous laboratory, the cows' stable has turned into a spacious and functional office. The actual production comes from the traditional techniques of leather manufacturing, which have been then transferred to the world of watch straps.
The strength of our proposal is the quality of our straps: the leathers we use are the best ones in the Italian market, the endurance of the parts (attach bend, fastening buckle, etc) is insured by our know-how. The finishings go from the handmade remborded edges to the burnishing and waxing of the cut edges and the seams are of the saddle type.
You will be able to choose your preferred strap at the end of the campaign. If you want more than one you could add € 45,00 (US$ 50,00) for each extra strap to your pledge.
The Rifugio Leather Watch Wallet is ideal for frequent traveller, with the capacity to stow a single timepiece. The leather is one of the finest Italian leathers (vegetable tanned) used in the production of luxury goods, guaranteeing excellent quality. The Watch Wallet is handmade by Francesco, an Italian artisan with years of experience in leather processing and finishing.
To own the Rifugio Watch Wallet just add € 40 (US$ 45) to your pledge.
Risks and challenges
Nicola has been dealing with Industrial Design and Brand Creation for almost 20 years and Cristiano cut his teeth as an engineer at aerospace industries and has grown his experience in Product Development and Supply Chain Engagement for the past 10+ years.
In June 2018 we produced the first samples. We have spent the last 8 months testing our prototypes to check their resistance to the most uncommon situations in order to qualify the AVERAU as a real high-quality timepiece, a watch that before any other satisfies the most demanding customers: ourselves.
Production planning is ready to start as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal. Our suppliers stand ready to activate production!
Thank you to all who have supported our project from the beginning and to all the new backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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