Yes we love Kickstarter watches here, and who can argue when you can buy a Swiss made, STP movement mechanical watch for £550 or so? That’s the deal if you sign up early with Alexander Venacci, who have a nice range of sunburst dial models in blue and green available to order. There’s also a genuine meterorite dial for another 100 euros if you love the space rock vibe. The project has just gone live, but has already attracted quite a bit of cash towards its funding target.
The steel case has a brushed effect finish, and is octagonal in its design. Did anyone thing AP Royal Oak when they glanced at the header image? OK, that’s cool, everyone in watchmaking is getting inspiration from the classics. Inside the STP 4-13 movement has a decorated rotor and see-thru caseback. The movement is derived from the ETA 2824, one of the VW 2.0 diesel engines of watch manufacturing of the last twenty years. The STP version has an upgraded mainspring, so there’s 44 hours of power reserve on a full wind.
We love the steel bracelets, with their unique diamond shaped joining links, definitely an extra touch. The Venacci auto has a 40mm case, sapphire crystal, plus superlume on the hands and markers. Definitely great value, witha two year warranty and delivery is expected next June. More details here.