Leyden Watches, an exclusive activity out of Leiden in the Netherlands, is circling back to an effective Kickstarter crusade from 2016 that dispatched the debut Velox Chronograph. The Velox did, indeed, mark the second endeavor by the company to raise assets on Kickstarter, since its first watch, the Power Reserve, never got financed. The Lorentz dress watch is currently the third crowdfunding proposition from Leyden and is named after Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, perhaps the most prestigious physicists from Holland (who later moved to Leiden to educate at Leiden University). It’s a work of art, downplayed dress watch that works out in a good way for a suit or more easygoing clothing. Controlled by a hand-wound Swiss development and with three shading choices, this new offering from Leyden is another strong, reasonable section in the microbrand space.
The objective for the originator of Leyden Watches was to make an adaptable, exquisite dress watch that was basic yet with a significant degree of tender loving care. The hardened steel case has a combination of cleaned and brushed components and, at 39mm, is a genuinely all inclusive size (and a sensible 10mm in tallness). A domed sapphire gem sits in advance with an enemy of intelligent covering on the underside and a show caseback shows the hand-wound development. The crown is stepped with the company’s logo and the case is water-impervious to 50m. It’s a moderately clear and basic plan yet with enough character to hold it back from feeling generic.
The dials come in three tones: dark, white and blue. Every one of these “organizer’s releases” is restricted to 50 watches for each tone and will be independently numbered. All dials have a seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and LEYDEN is printed little at the top. There are applied files like clockwork with C1 lume framing a T-shape on the files and furthermore enlightening the silver hour and moment hands. A printed minute track traverses the external edge. The dark dial has a coordinating dark seconds sub-dial, while the white dial has a coordinating sub-dial also. The blue dial has a differentiating white seconds sub-dial that gives it a more energetic look.
The thumping heart of the Lorentz is a hand-wound, Swiss made Sellita SW-216 type (fundamentally an ETA 2801 clone). It has 24 gems, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz), has a 42-hour power save and hours, minutes and sub-dial seconds. It’s an undecorated development, however the company’s logo is engraved on a plate. It’s both basic and dependable and, with legitimate support, ought to give many years of service.
The 20mm leather lashes come in (blue dial), tan (dark dial) and dark (white dial), and have a tempered steel butterfly fasten. Both the band and fasten are set apart with the company’s logo.
The Kickstarter mission will go through October 12th with conveyance foreseen for February/March 2019. The Super Early Bird value (initial 10 sponsor for each model) is EUR 380, with a standard benefactor cost of EUR 435. The retail cost after Kickstarter is EUR 615. More subtleties on the Kickstarter lobby page .