We are delighted to introduce the Metropolitan Automatic, Rossling & Co.'s latest watch collection. Featuring our most sophisticated designs to date and high spec automatic movements. Its understated style will impress with its presence.
We designed the Metropolitan models with the firm belief that style should never get in the way of function, but should naturally derive from it. True style complements function. It should be subtle, never loud or trendy. It should be timeless, never rendered obsolete by new technology.
Rossling & Co. has been crafting watches for over three years, with the Metropolitan Automatic being our fourth collection. We have developed strong expertise in design, manufacturing and fulfillment and have solid relationships with experienced manufacturing partners.
Every single component of the Metropolitan is made from superior materials to ensure flawless operations for years to come. It was designed to be an heirloom to be passed down to the next generation.
Our direct-to-consumer business model means we skip the distributors and retailers and pass the savings down to you.
The Metropolitan Automatic models all feature an exhibition caseback with a large window showcasing the beautiful automatic movement. You will be able to observe the rotor spinning and admire the engineering that goes into the design of the beating heart of an automatic watch.
One of the signature elements of the Metropolitan Automatic collection is the double domed bubble crystal covering the dial. Reminiscent of the bold mid-century modern designs of the 60s, it gives the watch an undeniable presence. The domed shape creates a slight distortion at the edge of the crystal, a signature look of 60s watches and part of the unique character of the Metropolitan watch.
The Calibre 90S5/9015 used in the Metropolitan Automatic watches is an exceptional high-spec, Japan-made automatic movement featuring a 42-hour power reserve.
It is a 3-hand movement that has been favorably compared to the ETA2824 movement used in luxury watches such as Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross and Tudor.
Its high 28,800 bph (8 beats per second) impart it with a super smooth sweep of the seconds hand.
It was developed and is manufactured by Miyota, an iconic Japanese manufacturer with a reputation for quality, reliability and precision. The 90S5/9015 is ideally suited for an heirloom watch like the Rossling & Co. Metropolitan.
All Metropolitan Automatic watches feature a faux-croc genuine leather strap with genuine leather backing for ultimate comfort and durability. The polished buckle is engraved with the Rossling & Co. logo.
The case of the watch is made of highly polished stainless steel (316L) for ultimate durability and strength. The low profile crown allows for easy adjustment of the time or date.
The Metropolitan Automatic collection showcases 3 different dial colors (gloss black, gloss white and sunburst blue) each available in 2 dial layout options (Classic and Open-Heart). All dials feature hand-applied polished indices and diamond cut hands.
The Open-Heart layout features a round window at 6 o’clock showcasing the 90S5 movement.
The Classic layout features a square date window at 6 o’clock.
The Metropolitan Automatic watches available for pre-order will be hand-assembled as a limited-edition. Only 399 watches will be made for each model. Each watch will be delivered with an international 2-year warranty card and a certificate of authenticity. Each watch will feature a unique serial number on the caseback (ex.: 001/399).
The Metropolitan Black is for the man of the world. It conveys an air of mystery and effortless charm.
The Metropolitan White is for the classical man. Subtle, recognized by those in the know, it exudes confidence and charisma.
The Metropolitan Blue is our boldest design; for the man that does not fear being noticed. It has undeniable presence and personality.
- Case Diameter: 40 mm
- Case Thickness: 11.9 mm
- Lug/Strap Width: 20mm
- Double-Domed Bubble Crystal (AR coated)
- Solid Stainless Steel 316L Case
- Screw-Down Exhibition Caseback
- Unique Serial Number (ex.: 001/399)
- Miyota Cal. 9015 or 90S5 Automatic Movement (Japan)
- 20 mm Faux-Croc Genuine Leather Strap with Leather Backing
- 5 ATM (50 m) Water Resistance
Here's a small selection of the media coverage we received for our previous Rossling & Co. collections:
“Nearly a year ago, Rossling & Co. made their name very known by way of a very successful Kickstarter campaign. […] a nice formula that mixed value and style.” - Worn & Wound
“the watches are seriously awesome” - Cool Material
“The Rosslings are attractive watches that could easily find their way into almost any collection.” - The Time Bum
“At just over a year old, the Montreal based watch company has left a huge mark on the timepiece world, all-be-it with the aid of crowd-funding behemoth Kickstarter.” - Vouchmag
“There is something very appealing about these watches that is hard to put your finger on. It’s in their simplicity and lack of pretension. They aren’t trying to be something they are not, they are just pleasant and easy to wear.” - Worn & Wound
“While, Kickstarter campaigns often dilute true horology in search of profits, Rossling has committed itself to making high-quality watches for less.” - Ivy Time
“Rossling & Co. definitely have made the case as one of the best up-and-coming watchmakers around.” – Vouchmag
Here's a small selection of the customer reviews we received for our previous collections:
"I had to stop and remember to breath after I opened the box. The gold and blue with the domed sapphire was absolutely stunning." - Ken L., Modern 36mm - Westhill
"Simple and elegant watch. It's timeless and goes with anything. I get compliments all the time from both women and men. It looks classic but bold, love it." - Thibault C., Classic 40mm - Glencoe
"less is more (sometimes). It is definitely the case here! So thin so light, nothing left to say than; Buy this watch. Simplicity at its best" - Tobias P., Classic 40mm - Stirling
"I am an avid watch collector and I can say that hands down this is my favorite watch. The simplistic design, paired with the unique band garners tons of compliments from family and friends. For the price, there is simply nothing that even comes close to comparing with this watch." - Alec A., Classic 40mm - Stirling
"One of my favourite watches to date. As a passionate collector I love coming across a fresh design. These guys have kept it simple and pulled off a really beautiful piece. The strap colour is so dynamic I end up wearing this more than the rest of my pieces combined. keep up the great work guys, looking forward to seeing what else you come up with." - Luke O., Classic Automatic – Westhill
Hello! We are Nadim, Terry and Karim, entrepreneurs and watch lovers. We started out as two brothers designing our first watch collection in 2013 after we couldn’t find what we wanted on the market. As the company grew, Karim, our third brother, joined us and Rossling & Co. became three-brothers strong. Our first model was a success beyond our expectations on Kickstarter with close to 1,300 backers. We then launched our Classic Automatic collection in the fall of 2014 and our Modern 36mm collection last summer. Both were huge successes, raising multiple times their initial funding goal. We are beyond excited to launch the Metropolitan Automatic and we can’t wait to get it on your wrists.
We are excited to see you join us on this adventure. By pledging for this project, you'll help it become reality. You'll also get yourself one of the few limited edition Metropolitan Automatic watches. You'll choose the specific model that you want. You can also help by sharing the project with friends and family. Word travels fast. By sharing on social media, you will help spread the word and give the project more exposure, allowing it to stretch its wings. More exposure means more backers and more funding. More funding means more stretch goal goodies for everyone! Thanks so much for joining us!
Risks and challenges
We realize that creating and delivering a product is a complex process and often comes with unexpected challenges. That is why we have been preparing. We've gained tremendous experience through our previous watch projects on Kickstarter since 2013.
We have spent the past several months making sure our supply chain is running smoothly. We have well-established relationships with reliable watch manufacturers and strap makers. We have experience and we are prepared to deal with fulfillment of goods. We also have contingency plans for all the steps that are out of our control.
We are going to keep our backers informed during the production process. We'll do this with regular updates and sharing pictures as often as possible, for example when manufacturing of the watch cases is completed, during manufacturing of components, during final assembly, when the packaging is produced, etc.
If somewhere along the way we find that there is a setback in production, or that we cannot make the timeline, we will keep all of our backers informed.
In the end, we want to make Rossling & Co. a long-lasting brand of high-quality, stylish watches. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill our promises and to deliver watches that will exceed our backers’ expectations!
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