Gaia & Co., another microbrand building watches in Besançon, France, is dispatching its Primavera collection on Kickstarter . This first yearly arrangement, which will be delivered in three colors, is restricted to 900 pieces and will be supplanted one year from now with another collection. The yearly cycle is intended to keep a selectiveness with the brand, despite the fact that it probably helps control costs and stock too. The watches will have Japanese automatics and are what the company calls neo-vintage, giving the “missing connection among exemplary and present day watches.” The vintage-enlivened pattern has been around for a long time, so Gaia & Co. has a packed field to contend with.
The author of the company has had a passion for vintage watches since his grandfather passed down a piece on his fourteenth birthday celebration. In the wake of contemplating and working in the plan field for quite a long while, he moved to Switzerland and worked in two of the biggest watch plan studios. He in the long run concluded the time had come to begin his own image and Gaia and Co. was conceived. The name is enlivened by Greek folklore as Gaia represents creation (maker goddess).
The three watches in the Primavera collection differ only by color and come with treated steel cases in 38mm. The top and sides are brushed with a cleaned bezel around the precious stone. The precious stones are high-domed hesalite glass with an enemy of scratch treatment, so not sapphire, but rather more sturdy than acrylic. The crown doesn’t screw down and the cases are water-impervious to 50 meters, so you should restrict openness to rain or a speedy plunge in the pool.
The dials come in three colors: Azzura (blue), Bianca (white) and Nero (dark). Each color is restricted to 300 pieces and the backs will be engraved with numbers 001 to 300. The Azzura dial is a dark blue with silver hands and applied lists, and avoids a white seconds track that traverses the peripheral edge. The seconds track has numerals like clockwork and is imprinted in blue. The company’s logo shows up in cursive content at the top with AUTOMATIC underlined over 6 o’clock. The Bianca dial has a shiny white sheen with blue hands and lists. The seconds track is likewise blue with white markings. The Nero dial has silver hands and lists, and a white seconds track with dark markings. All are time-only watches with focal seconds. The look is basic and rich, in accordance with the somewhat retro inspiration.
Powering the Primavera collection is the programmed Miyota 8215 type. It has 21 gems, beats at 21,600vph (3Hz), has a Parashock stun protection framework and 40-hour power save. This is a common development for microbrands as it’s solid, ample and moderately reasonable. The development additionally has a date function yet isn’t used in the Primavera watches.
The lashes are vegetable French leather, which means the tanning interaction is plant-based. This permits the leather to be more enemy of allergenic and secures the material more adequately than other techniques. They come in dark for the Nero dial, tan for the Bianca dial and dim earthy colored for the Azzura dial.
Only 900 watches will be delivered in the Primavera collection with a prompt riser Kickstarter cost of EUR 399 for each color. Retail costs will be EUR 629 after dispatch. More subtleties on the brand’s site www.gaia-co.fr and on the Kickstarter lobby page .