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Vario Empire Art Deco Watch

 

 

 

The handwounds are very limited at up to 40 pieces for each of the 4 variants reserved for Kickstarter.


To get the best deals, please subscribe to our email list below or email Ivan at customer_service@vario.sg . We will draw 1 lucky winner from this list just before we kickstart on 30 April 10am (US Eastern Time) and winner will get a FREE watch after it is produced.

 

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If fashion is a cycle, then it’s time we revisited the Golden Era of Art Deco.
Inspired by sleek geometry, elegant typography and bold designs of the 1930s, Vario’s Empire Art Deco Watch Collection is merging time with timelessness.
We’ve opted out of impersonal stock parts, choosing instead to give each watch in the collection its own custom-made case, dial, crown, and hands for visual drama. We’ve also pared down the pronounced horn lugs for a more refined, contemporary look. At its core, the sapphire glass-covered Miyota 6T33 Hand Wound Movement allows for a smooth winding ritual. An optional Seiko NH38A Automatic Movement will be offered if we hit our stretch goal (UNLOCKED).

vario art deco watch silver dialSilver Dial / Heated Blue hands / Navy Blue Italian Leather strap

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Silver Dial / Heated Blue hands / Navy Blue Italian Leather strap

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Gunmetal Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Maroon Italian Leather strap

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Gunmetal Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Maroon Italian Leather strap

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White Dial / Heated Blue hands / Grey Italian Leather strap

vario art deco watch white dialWhite Dial / Heated Blue hands / Black Italian Leather strap

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White Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Black Italian Leather strap

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White Tuxedo Dial / Silver hands / Black Italian Leather strap

 

Specifications
Diameter: 38mm 

Lug to Lug: 46mm 
Thickness: 11mm (6T33) , 11.5mm (NH38A)
Strap Width: 20mm 
Movement: Miyota 6T33 Handwound or Seiko NH38A Automatic
Crystal: Sapphire on front and exhibition caseback with inner AR coating
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Warranty: 1 Year Global warranty

Strap: Choice of vintage style Italian leather with slight bi-colour effect (20mm taper to 16mm) or Harris Tweed strap (20mm taper to 18mm)

 

Choice of Straps

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Vintage style Italian Leather sourced from Provincia di Vicenza with slight bi-colour effect and cream colour stitching - 20mm taper to 16mm ( Black / Navy Blue / Grey / Maroon / Wine ) Strap comes with Quick Release function and is stain and scratch resistant. Length 115mm/75mm

 vario harris tweed strap
Genuine Harris Tweed from Scotland - 20mm taper to 18mm ( Lavender / Merlot / Pecan / Coal / Ash / Cobalt / Peacock ) Length 115mm/72mm

 

vario empire rewards

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Stretch Goal 1 (UNLOCKED!)
If we hit US$36k/S$48k, we will order an additional 300 automatics using reliable workhorse Seiko NH38, keeping the same specs for the watch but at 12mm thickness and a closed caseback. Automatic Dial will be 3 layer instead of Handwound's 2 layer to enhance the 3D effect.  Prices for Automatic and Handwound will be the same. 

Stretch Goal 2 (UNLOCKED!)

Additional new variant - Cream Dial with Rose gold hands and numerals for Automatic watch.

reference colour similar to this Vulcain model

Stretch Goal 3

Exhibition caseback (sapphire) for Automatic watch.
1 FREE Light Grey or Blue travel watch case for every watch backed.

 

Photos, Videos and Reviews from Watch Lovers

 

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Shane from Relative Time

 

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Kirk from Link and Tag

 

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Scott from Watches Galore

 

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Alan from Eclectic Collector

 

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 Qi Le from Wah So Shiok

 

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Mike for The Time Bum

  

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Shane from WATCHA

 

Peter from Peter Von Panda

 

Aron from OFD Watch Channel

 

Chris from Marshall Time

 

Mark from Average Bros (6-9 min review on leather strap)

 

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Michael from WatchUSeek

 

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Gabriel from the.mensch 

 

Vario Eclipse (Previous Watch) Testimonials

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We've had 4 successful crowdfunding campaign (2 Kickstarter and 2 Indiegogo) and delivered thousands of products to hundreds of backers before this so we understand the process. We will certainly do our best to make sure that the watches case arrive on time so we can get them to our Kickstarter backers as soon as possible.

vario empire production schedule

Vario’s Empire Art Deco Watch Collection is your piece of a defining period in history. Pre-order starts 30 April on Kickstarter. 

Production of 1st 300 commenced in March but we have only secured 200 handwound movements so we will only have 50 handwounds for each of the 4 designs. We will release 40 of each variant on Kickstarter and the 1st 160 handwound watches will be ready in June. 

If we're lucky enough to hit US$36k/S$48k (UNLOCKED), we will order an additional 300 automatics using the reliable workhorse Seiko NH38A, keeping the same specs for the watch but at 11.5mm thickness and a closed caseback. Prices for Automatic and Handwound will be the same. 2nd batch will start production in June after the Kickstarter campaign and we will send out the automatic watches by end September so it pays to get in Early! We will make sure every backer get a colour of their choice with Automatic movement if we hit our goal of US$36k.

We will ship out our watches from Singapore. Customers who purchase our watch will be responsible for tax in their own country.

 

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Animated GIF by Shane from Relative Time 

To know more about the watch, when the Kickstarter campaign launch will be and how much the watch will cost, please subscribe to our email list above or email Ivan at customer_service@vario.sg

 

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