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S$ 63,678
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 24 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

S$ 63,678
pledged of S$ 14,000pledged of S$ 14,000 goal
196
backers
27hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 24 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

If fashion is a cycle, then it’s time we revisited the Golden Era of Art Deco.

Inspired by sleek geometry, elegant typography and bold designs of the 1930s, Vario’s Empire Art Deco Watch Collection is merging time with timelessness.

We’ve opted out of impersonal stock parts, choosing instead to give each watch in the collection its own custom-made case, dial, crown, and hands for visual drama. We’ve also pared down the pronounced horn lugs for a more refined, contemporary look. At its core, the sapphire glass-covered Miyota 6T33 Hand Wound Movement allows for a smooth winding ritual.  An optional Seiko NH38A Automatic Movement will be offered if we hit our stretch goal of $US$36k/S$48k (UNLOCKED). 

Silver Dial / Heated Blue hands / Navy Blue Italian Leather strap 

Silver Dial / Heated Blue hands / Navy Blue Italian Leather strap 

Gunmetal Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Maroon Italian Leather strap 

Gunmetal Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Maroon Italian Leather strap 

White Dial / Heated Blue hands / Grey Italian Leather strap 

White Dial / Heated Blue hands / Black Italian Leather strap 

White Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Black Italian Leather strap 

White Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Black Italian Leather strap 



Specifications 

Diameter: 38mm 
                 Lug to Lug: 46mm 
                 Thickness: 11mm (6T33) , 11.5 mm (NH38A)
                 Strap Width: 20mm 
                 Movement: Miyota 6T33 Handwound or Seiko NH38A Automatic
                 Crystal: Sapphire on front and exhibition caseback with inner AR coating
                 Water Resistance: 5 ATM
                 Warranty: 1 Year Global warranty

Strap: Choice of vintage style Italian leather with slight bi-colour effect (20mm taper to 16mm) or Harris Tweed strap (20mm taper to 18mm)

Choice of Straps

Vintage style Italian Leather  Provincia di Vicenza  with slight bi-colour effect and cream colour stitching - 20mm taper to 16mm ( Black / Navy Blue / Grey / Maroon / Wine ) Strap comes with Quick Release and is stain and scratch resistant. Length 115mm/75mm

Genuine Harris Tweed from Scotland - 20mm taper to 18mm ( Lavender / Merlot / Pecan / Coal / Ash / Cobalt / Peacock ) Length 115mm/72mm





Stretch Goal 1 (UNLOCKED)
         If we hit US$36k/S$48k, we will order an additional 300 automatics using reliable workhorse Seiko NH38, keeping the same specs for the watch but at 11.5 mm thickness and a closed caseback. Automatic Dial will be 3 layer instead of Handwound's 2 layer to enhance the 3D effect. Prices for Automatic and Handwound will be the same.  



Stretch Goal 2 (UNLOCKED)
        Additional new variant - Cream Dial with Rose gold hands and numerals for Automatic watch. 

reference colour similar to this Vulcain model
reference colour similar to this Vulcain model

Stretch Goal 3
         Exhibition caseback (sapphire) for Automatic watch. 1 FREE Light Grey or Blue watch case for every watch backed.


For those of you who want to top up watches or straps, click manage your pledge and change the pledge amount. We will send out a survey after the campaign and tally the figures and if there's a shortfall, we can use paypal to top up later if necessary.

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005126814-How-can-I-change-my-pledge-amount- 


Photos,Videos and Reviews from Watch Lovers 

Shane from Relative Time 

Kirk from Link and Tag 

Scott from Watches Galore 



 Alan from Eclectic Collector 

 Qi Le from Wah So Shiok

 Mike for The Time Bum 

Shane from WATCHA 

Peter from Peter Von Panda 

Aron from OFD Watch Channel 



 Chris from Marshall Time 

Mike from Average Bros (6-9 mins review on strap)

Michael from WatchuSeek

Gabriel from the.mensch



Vario Eclipse (Previous Watch) Testimonials 


We've had 4 successful crowdfunding campaign (2 Kickstarter and 2 Indiegogo) and delivered thousands of products to hundreds of backers before this so we understand the process. We will certainly do our best to make sure that the watches case arrive on time so we can get them to our Kickstarter backers as soon as possible. 


Vario’s Empire Art Deco Watch Collection is your piece of a defining period in history. Pre-order starts 30 April on Kickstarter. 

Production of 1st 300 commenced in March but we have only secured 200 handwound movements so we will only have 50 handwounds for each of the 4 designs. We will release up to 40 of each variant on Kickstarter and the 1st 160 handwound watches will be ready in June. 

If we're lucky enough to hit US$36k/S$48k (UNLOCKED), we will order an additional 300 automatics using the reliable workhorse Seiko NH38A, keeping the same specs for the watch but at 11.5mm thickness and a closed caseback. Prices for Automatic and Handwound will be the same. 2nd batch will start production in June after the Kickstarter campaign and we will send out the automatic watches by end September so it pays to get in Early!







Risks and challenges

We've had 4 successful crowdfunding campaign (2 Kickstarter and 2 Indiegogo) and delivered the products to our backers before this so we understand the process. We will certainly do our best to make sure that the watches arrive on time so we can get them to our Kickstarter backers as soon as possible.

In some cases there can be some potential risks that are unforeseen and we will keep our backers up to date on any unexpected occurrences.

We would like to thank you for your support! We are very excited to have this project come to life! Please help us share this campaign with your friends

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    Receive ONE of the very first Empire Gunmetal Tuxedo Handwound Watch ever produced!
    If you decide to change another colour later, let us know and we will see if any other backers would like to exchange with you.

    Future Retail Price US$348

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