Watch in a Day: VARIO Eclipse, 60s Bauhaus style watch inspired by Chinese mythology

Bauhaus watches are characterised by the use of non-complex, minimalist designs. It grew in popularity within the mainstream watch market and proved to be a hit among consumers, but not many brands got them right — down to the details. VARIO is one of the brands that managed to find the balance between form and substance. The VARIO Eclipse was launched and funded on Kickstarter in May … Continue reading Watch in a Day: VARIO Eclipse, 60s Bauhaus style watch inspired by Chinese mythology

Watch in a Day: Direnzo DRZ_Type 250F, a timepiece in remembrance of classic Formula One racing

Founded in Switzerland in 2015 by Sergio Godoy, Direnzo Watches debuts their first timepiece collection clearly inspired by Formula One race cars from the 1940-50s. The fancy model name, DRZ_Type_250F, derived from the classic Maserati Type 250F race car and its design is certainly no stranger to fans of vintage cars. I managed to spend a day with it, not in a Maserati but on … Continue reading Watch in a Day: Direnzo DRZ_Type 250F, a timepiece in remembrance of classic Formula One racing

Watch in a Day: BOLDR Odyssey, a bold move into serious diver watch

BOLDR Watches achieved over 400% in funding for their BOLDR Journey on Kickstarter last May. For 2017, BOLDR embarked on a similar (yet more serious) route with the BOLDR Odyssey. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Leon, Co-Founder of BOLDR for a chat over coffee, and a full hands-on experience with the Odyssey in a day. By now, frequent readers of Suave Watches will know that I am rather critical … Continue reading Watch in a Day: BOLDR Odyssey, a bold move into serious diver watch

Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches, re-emerging design from the 60s

Diver watch designs are usually generic, sterile and more often than not micro brands tend to err on the safe side with ‘beaten to death’ models. The Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches is inspired by a lessser-known diver watch from the 60s, the extremely rare Breguet no. 1646 with only 60 pieces ever made. Let’s dive into the details. There are two variants of … Continue reading Tropic Diver 300 by Evant Watches, re-emerging design from the 60s

Introducing Lumbr’s Troy, a wooden watch inspired by the Trojan Horse

I have received many emails on Kickstarter projects but never one that’s so unusual. From the ship to your wrist, each Troy watch is handcrafted from solid oak or walnut shipwood. Theo and Bart, the founders of Lumbr were inspired by the Trojan Horse that the Greek used to enter the city of Troy during the Trojan War. So what makes this watch so interesting? The Troy’s … Continue reading Introducing Lumbr’s Troy, a wooden watch inspired by the Trojan Horse

Jacopo Dondi, a Single-Hand 24-Hour Watch

Jacopo Dondi was launched in June 2016 as a Kickstarter campaign, raising over $50K in pre-orders. Based in Perth, Founders Jake and Carmen came up with the concept thinking it was an original idea but soon found out otherwise. In fact, the single-hand 24-hour timekeeping concept has been around for almost 700 years and was the original way of telling time (think: sundial). Let’s take a look at … Continue reading Jacopo Dondi, a Single-Hand 24-Hour Watch

TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch

Set to be the first grade 5 titanium watch funded on Kickstarter, TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch from The Netherlands is a display of engineering feat mixed with interesting design. It has an unusual vibe that brings us back to the 70s and reminds me of my childhood love for futuristic alien technology. Designed and engineered by Dutch engineers Stefan Wessels and Marc Schot, the TiMe22 Robusto is meant … Continue reading TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch