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This watch is a modern reboot of the gentleman's mechanical-wind timepiece.
This watch is a modern reboot of the gentleman's mechanical-wind timepiece.
This watch is a modern reboot of the gentleman's mechanical-wind timepiece.
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Quick Announcement: The Tessera X-Ray Edition Skeletonized Automatic has just launched!

5 Year Anniversary and a new product launch!

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Dear Padron Vuelta Backers:

Hard to believe, but it's now been almost FIVE YEARS since this project has been launched. I'm happy to report that in this time I've continued on with my mission of developing well made, well engineered, eye catching timepieces that go above and beyond the everyday. When I launched in 2012, few knew what a Kickstarter was, and the Vuelta 25 today may have a tiny historical footnote as the first automatic timepiece to be crowdfunded. All of this is due to your participation in this project, and you have my continued gratitude for helping put my business on the map. 

In these five years, this business has been an amazing teacher. It's made me appreciative of the zillion invisible graces that great companies possess to be great, and I ever remain the student. This year I moved from Northeast Minneapolis to a new office in Downtown where I continue to hand-build Padron timepieces and ship them all over the world. I've also recently started taking steps to further develop my brand, beginning with a logo refresh, but much more work still remains. In short, a couple things are on deck. But first among them, is one I'm very pleased to share with you. A theme throughout my launches has been an ask for a skeleton watch. I was never sure when I was going to do this, but I'm happy to report that day is tomorrow. 

Launch of the Padron Tessera X-Ray Edition on Tuesday 2/7. 

Hence I'm happy to be announcing a new limited release of a skeleton model Padron Tessera, which I am calling the Tessera X-Ray Edition. It will seem instantly familiar to you if you're also a Tessera owner. The curvatious hands have changed to a sword style with more luminous surface (something many of you asked for). As this is a skeletonized watch, it's also naked. No dial! I've also taken the usual step to pair it with a heritage brown leather strap, an idea first sparked by a Worn & Wound review of Padron, which illustrated how the addition of a nice warm leather band could highlight the raw angularity of the case. The solid link stainless band will also be offered, along with a choice in sweep hand color.

Padron Tessera X-Ray Edition
Padron Tessera X-Ray Edition

 

 

The Tessera X-Ray available with brown leather band and stainless steel links.
The Tessera X-Ray available with brown leather band and stainless steel links.

 

I invite you to come and check it out. Even if you're not currently shopping for a new timepiece, feel free to show your support. Every backer for every pledge will be named in the owners manual (with consent of course. :-)  

Here is the launch page with an automatic calendar reminder. You can find this here at http://xray.padron.ch

In other news, 

Instagram

I launched the official instagram page for Padron over the summer. It's gotten a wonderful following. I love to see candids all the time, so if you have a wrist shot of your Padron, please feel free to share it and also follow. You can find the Padron Instagram page at http://instagram.com/padronwatchco

Longitudinal Stuff

If you backed this project, your Padron Vuelta is now a little over 4 years old!  In that time, a few have come in for routine adjustments or servicing, which over the years has given me a good idea of what's holds up and what's a touch point for improvement. I invite you to message me with your feedback of your experience throughout this time. I hope the great majority of it has been positive. If not, please be assured I am committed to ensuring your Padron watch continues to be amazing, so please reach out. 

Thanks again, and I hope to see you tomorrow for the Tessera X-Ray launch

Leo

The Padron Hennepin is now live.

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The Padron Hennepin launches today, 12pm Central Time

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Introducing the Padron Hennepin...

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