The Renaissance Automatic is a mid-century inspired dress watch collection. The timepieces in this collection are classic yet modern, with an understated wrist presence. Produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces, these timepieces are not statement pieces, but complement wrists of those that don’t have the necessity to flaunt their purchase.
The Renaissance Automatic 40mm cases are machined out of surgical grade stainless steel, and constructed for a water resistant rating of 10 Atmospheres or 330 feet.
The top bezel, and the case-back are finished with a high polish, while the sides, and lower bezel are finished in an elegant satin-brushed pattern. The dual-finished case is aptly suited with a dual-finished crown with our etched and polished shield logo.
The satin-brushed lugs with a polished chamfer are set 20mm apart, a standard width in many classic watches.
Taking its lead from the subtle, yet striking design philosophy of the Renaissance Collection, the dials are a representation of sophisticated craftsmanship. The Argentum, Grand Ivory, and Deep Anthracite dials are all finished with a circular brushing pattern with applied indices for hour markers, applied minute markers, and an elegant date window at 3H.
74 individual elements including the hour indices, minute markers, date window, and the signature shield logo have been hand applied on each of the dials.
The dial has been consciously stripped of extravagant markings, allowing the viewer to appreciate the fine surface finishing, and the applications in full view.
We chose Citizen Japan's Miyota 9015 movement for our debut collection owing to the unbeatable reputation that it has garnered with microbrands worldwide over the past few years.
The Miyota 9015 is an automatic winding three hand time-teller with a date complication. We've placed the date window at 3H. The movement carries 24Jewels and is tested to have a 42 hours power reserve; it vibrates at 28,800 beats per hour resulting in a smooth sweep of the seconds hand.
The attention to detail on the watch has carried on to the movement too. We've removed stock printing, and laser engraved our signature shield motif on the oscillating weight of the watch, making it worthy of the view through the flat sapphire crystal on the back, and possibly a great party trick for when you're amongst the uninitiated.
To enable you to enjoy the minutiae of the timepieces, we've fitted the case with a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal in the front. The front crystal is also treated underneath with an anti-reflective coating allowing you to get a clear view of the dial at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
We understand that there may be times during the day when you want to take your watch off and set them by your desk. Keeping that in mind, we've fitted the back of the cases with scratch-resistant sapphire crystals.
Sapphire crystals are high quality heat treated synthetic glasses, and are rated very highly on Mohs scale (used to measure the hardness of materials). You can rest your watch at your desk or your top-draw worry free, they're hard to scratch.
The Renaissance Automatic watches come in genuine leather bands made of calf-skin, embossed and printed with a croc-pattern, fitting the classic style of the timepieces.
We've lined the undersides of the bands with a custom-made nubuck. Nubuck is known to be more resistant to sweat and water.
We've also fitted our straps with a quick-release mechanism, allowing the wearer to switch straps to match their wardrobes quickly without hassle.