A classic dress watch, the Renaissance draws inspiration from a time when watches were not just timekeeping instruments but identified with the wearer's appreciation for timeless accessories.

the watches are modern workhorses using only the latest materials and components that we are sure will last you a lifetime.

We produced the renaissance as a limited edition of 80 pieces per example.

 
 
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The Case

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.

Dials

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.

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The Movement

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.

Sapphire Crystals

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.

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Leather Band

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.


Specifications

 

Case

Case construction

  • Surgical grade stainless steel 316L
  • Case diameter: 40mm
  • Case thickness: 11.5mm
  • Distance between lugs: 20mm
  • Lug-to-lug length: 48mm
  • Water resistance: 10ATM, 330Ft

case finish

  • Satin brushed case body, and lugs
  • Mirror polished top bezel, and chamfered lugs
  • Etched crown with signature shield logo

Crystals

  • Domed sapphire crystal front
  • Underside anti-reflective coating
  • Flat sapphire crystal back

Caseback

  • Mirror polished, screw down case-back
  • Laser engraved serial numbers 1 ~ 500
  • Exhibition window showing movement

Components

movement

  • Miyota 9015: 3 hands, date

  • 42 hour power reserve, 28,800bph
  • Custom engraved oscillating weight, with signature shield motif

Hands

  • Diamond cut dauphine hands
  • C3 Super luminova applied on hour and minute hands

Dial

  • Circular brushed finishing
  • 74 applied elements
  • Date window at 3H

Watch Band

  • Genuine leather, calf-skin band
  • Nubuck underside lining for durability
  • Quick-release spring bars

presentation

  • Lacquer finished piano black wooden box
  • Certificate of Authenticity