Following the successful release of our first model, we are now excited to bring you our second timepiece: the limited edition DRZ_02, to be launched on Kickstarter on 12th November, 2018.
This watch is the product of many months of experimentation in order to create a unique and innovative piece whose aesthetics connect with both the past and the future. This is why the term “retro-futuristic” perhaps best describes the style of this timepiece.
The dial is, without doubt, the piece’s most singular feature, with its outstanding elegant and symmetrical design. The beauty of this element is particularly appreciable when seen shining in the dark. The dial has a “sandwich” like construction, with two layers, the upper of which is moulded into a bowl shape – a particularly complex element in terms of the watch’s manufacture. This shape has enabled us to generate seamless continuity between the dial and the case.
The “bowl” shape and double-layer construction together produce a much deeper dial, as opposed to the more standard flat dial seen on most watches.
- Black (matt) with C5 Super-LumiNova
- Blue (sunray) with dark blue Super-LumiNova
- Green (sunray) with old radium Super-LumiNova
- Light grey (sunray) with dark orange Super-LumiNova
Inspired by the extravagant and futuristic curves of the Bugattis from the 1930s, the case is designed with a marked sports style, while sacrificing nothing of the brand’s elegant spirit. The elliptical elevation is the case’s most outstanding feature, accentuating its edges with polished fillets and generating shadow thanks to its countercurve at the transversal section. The architecture of the case and bezel is designed around the automatic mechanism with the aim of attaining the right proportions (11mm including the sapphire crystal). The crown engraved with the logo is perfectly centred on the asymmetrical ellipse.
The automatic movement chosen for this watch is the Swiss Sellita SW-200, a high quality and accurate mechanism for three hands with 38 hours of power reserve and a 28’800 A/h (4 Hz) frequency. Aside from the assembly and quality control undertaken in our Swiss atelier, each watch is inspected personally by me before being dispatched with the aim of carrying out a final check of the movement’s precision and ensuring that the choice of model and strap is the right one.
Case material 316L (Stainless steel or PVD)
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection coating
Water resistant 5atm
Diameter without crown 41mm
Lug to lug 48mm (22mm strap)
Case back screw down with sapphire
Movement automatic: Sellita SW-200 (date at “6” or no date)
Dial two layer sandwich construction with “bowl” shape (top layer)
The production of this model will be carried out through the platform Kickstarter. Pre-order pricing starts at $460 and the final retail price will be $699. (prices in USD) The scheduled launch date is 12th November, 2018 at 17.00 GMT.
Sergio G. Di Renzo