Founded only a couple years prior, Depancel is driven by the enthusiasm for old French vehicles like Delage, Panhard and Facel Vega. Presently dispatching on Kickstarter, the brand’s most recent creation, the Depancel [Re]Naissance is an accolade for a notorious vehicle, the timelessly elegant Delage D8-120. Fueled by a straight 8-chamber motor with 120bhp (a ton for this period), this brilliant piece of car configuration was made during the 1930s. At that point, the quest for wonderful streamlined features was a field wherein esthetics were vital… Long before the creation of CAD, car configuration was more about erotic turns than about the sober mindedness of present day streamlined engineering.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance draws its motivation from the Delage D8-120 front grille. With its 37x42mm measurements, its particular square case is stretched out by short hauls. It is introduced in 316L steel, dark PVD-covered steel or bronze PVD-covered steel. Another association with France and the auto motivation of the watch, Depancel has designed its dial with a tricolor dashing stripe in blue, white and red. Dressed with this energetic sprinkle of shading, this stripe design dial comes either in dark or in white. The sapphire precious stone comes with a double-sided against reflective coating.
Two variants of the watch are available. Both are controlled by Miyota programmed developments. The Miyota type 9120 shows the hours, minutes, seconds and a calendar with day, date and month signs – all positioned in sub-dials. It beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour, with a 40-hour power save. The type 8215 presentations the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. Running at 21,600 vibrations each hour, it has 42 hours of force hold when completely twisted. Visible through the show caseback, the rotor is embellished and painted in France.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance is worn on leather, dashing or tweed tie. One of the lines coordinates the tricolor stripe of the dial. The watch is gotten with a pin buckle. A collapsing buckle is additionally available as an option.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance is Made in France. It has been dispatched on Kickstarter to minimize expenses and cut mediators. Overly Early-Bird costs start as low as EUR 449 for the [Re]Naissance 24H. The [Re]Naissance 3H is available from EUR 299. After the Kickstarter dispatch, the models will be offered at EUR 649 and EUR 399 respectively.
If you feel the Depancel [Re]Naissance is for you, head over to www.depancel.com or the devoted Kickstarter page .
Quick Facts – Depancel [Re]Naissance 24h – 37x42mm case – steel, dark PVD-covered steel or bronze PVD-covered steel – sapphire gem with double-sided A/R covering – sapphire caseback – water-impervious to 100m/10ATM – programmed type Miyota 9120 – hours, minutes, seconds, date with month, day and date sign, 24h sign – leather, hustling or texture tie with pin buckle (collapsing buckle available as a choice) – Super Early Bird Kickstarter EUR 449, Early Bird EUR 499, retail value EUR 649
Quick Facts – Depancel [Re]Naissance 3h – 37x42mm case – steel, dark PVD-covered steel or bronze PVD-covered steel – sapphire precious stone with double-sided A/R covering – sapphire caseback – water-impervious to 100m/10ATM – programmed type Miyota 8215 – hours, minutes, seconds and date – leather, dashing or texture tie with pin buckle (collapsing buckle available as an alternative) – Super Early Bird Kickstarter EUR 299, retail value EUR 399