Founded: 2007 by four friends (still operational and still friends) Idea: Transform the industry of watches (TRIWA) through contemporary design, modern distribution and creative marketing Distribution: 1200 retailers in 25 markets Office: Studio in central Stockholm which houses a team of 30 people Portfolio: Watches, watch bands, bracelets and sunglasses Design philosophy: We only design what we want to wear ourselves
Really excited to try the Versus Rue Oberkampf watch.
In their own words, the Mens Versus Versace RueOberkampf“is a watch that expresses the energy and decisive character of today’s urban generation, a symbolic rendering of the masculine and sporty soul of Versus Versace”.
The geometric pattern that unites the lugs, case and face is a defining feature, supplying strong character and identity.
The multi-function caliber of Versus Rue Oberkampf adopts three counters that echo the stylistic geometry and reinforce the athletic character of the collection, while the Versus Versace logo at 12.00 completes the aesthetic design with a clear statement of brand identity.
Case: steel – 46 mm Ø WR: 50 m/5 ATM WR: 50 m/5 ATM Movement: multifunction quartz Dial: Blue, three counters, Versus Versace logo at 12.00 position Bracelet: steel, double push button deployment clasp
UNDONE, the watch brand democratizing custom luxury timepieces, is excited to release their new, highly-anticipated model, the Basecamp. At StylePilot we couldn’t be more excited to try it on.
In their own words, it is “a modern, high-performance tool watch with on-trend vintage aesthetics, the Basecamp is now the brand’s most durable custom watch in the collection”.
“We’ve been producing top-quality, great looking, customizable watches at UNDONE since 2014” Michael Young, UNDONE Co-Founder. But the Basecamp is really the first of its kind in terms of its utilitarian caliber. We took two years to develop this timepiece and every single detail and complication was considered to make this watch stand out in terms of both form and function.”
So what is so special about the Basecamp watch?
Today, watch crystals are mostly flat. Basecamp’s 3mm crystal is patently arched for a real, retro look. The desired shape took the UNDONE team two years to develop in the lab using LEXAN™, a polycarbonate thermoplastic found in headlamps and motorcycle helmets with 250 times the impact strength of glass.
The connoisseur will notice that one of the most prominent features is the highly-visible orange hour-hand, which is a tribute to one of the founder’s favorite watch brands, Rolex, and their famous Rolex Explorer II. Watch aficionados will also notice the nod to Blancpain’s 50 Fathom ‘sterile’ bezel — the Basecamp featuring that same beloved and uncommon triangle hour pointer.
Exceptionally Legible Unlike most watches, Basecamp boasts three drastically different hands, so the hour, minute, and second are immediately distinguishable. Importantly, the hour hand is the eye-catching hue of vivid orange – striking, and symbolic of safety.
MAKE IT PERSONAL.
With a philosophy that luxury lies in boutique, tailor-made products in small quantities, the Basecamp, like all other models, is made-to-order at UNDONE facilities for each customer. There’s not only a choice between case materials like stainless steel, black PVD, rose gold and gold, but also bezel function types and a personalized display caseback.
Because you can. Staying true to UNDONE philosophy – that individuality matters – Basecamp is yours to customize. Your wrist, your story. Time on your terms.
4 Case Options Basecamp’s 316L stainless steel case comes in four options: silver; gold; rose gold; and matte black. Except the silver case, all the others are thinly vacuum-coated using PVD, for softened shine and heightened hardiness.
3 New Straps While compatible with any 20mm watch bands, Basecamp comes with a new and exclusive NATO strap selection in orange, olive green, and black, in two different coatings. “NATO” is a nickname for the “G10” strap first issued to British soldiers in 1973 – waterproof, fail-safe and easy-to-change.
2 Bezel Choices The choice is between a vintage, understated ‘sterile’ bezel displaying just one lumed pointer to indicate the hour, or the more conventional ‘graduated’ bezel for accurate minute-by-minute measurement (available in May 2019).
Tool watches should be light and compact, and in no way clumsy or cumbersome – they are designed to fuse effortlessly with an explorer’s physique, so they never have to be taken off during a journey. Weighing in at just 66 grams, Basecamp ticks all the boxes (and scales).
Perfect for everyday wear, indoors or outdoors, office, off-site… Sans crown guards, Basecamp has slimmed down to smarten up for all sorts of occasions. At 40mm in diameter and 15mm thick, Basecamp sits snugly on any wrist. Lug-to-lug length is 48mm and lug width is 20mm, allowing easy exchange with all UNDONE 20mm straps.
Basecamp is driven by one of the most reliable and robust workhorse in the industry – the Seiko Instrument Inc. NH35a automatic movement. The Japanese are known for precision and efficiency. The watch fuels up by wrist motion, but can also be wound manually via the crown; fully wound, it’s armed with a 42-hour power reserve.
Avi-8 are excited to announce the Blue Nylon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a record-breaking year in the field of aeronautics and aviation. It celebrates the 1969 air race to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919.
In an operation code-named BLUE NYLON by the RAF, a Harrier GR MK 1 aircraft was enlisted to participate in the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race organised to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. On the 5th May 1969, Squadron Leader, Tom Lecky-Thompson, flew from a coal yard in St. Pancras Railway Station in London, to the Empire State Building in New York winning the fastest time in just 6 hours and 11 minutes.
The Blue Nylon Limited Edition, designed in collaboration with Jet Art Aviation, features genuine pieces of the fuselage of the original Harrier XV741 flown by Tom Lecky-Thompson.
Limited to 300 pieces and each uniquely numbered, the Blue Nylon will be an instant collectible.