Vario watches in Singapore have been making watch straps for some years but recently began selling their own designs. The Art Deco and Trench watch have been successful and there just a few variations left of the Empire mechanical launched last year. Seiko powered, with a see-thru caseback and choice of straps, it retails for £270, with free worldwide shipping. We love that little pocket watch style winding crown detail by the way.
Here’s the spec from Vario;
This is a watch that gets you that first impression and second glance. Each thoughtfully-designed case, made entirely of custom parts, shelters your choice of a sapphire glass-covered Miyota 6T33 Hand-Wound Movement or Seiko NH38A Automatic Movement. The VARIO Empire conforms to your wrist with soft and supple Italian Leather straight out of the box.
Limited Edition of 60 pieces
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Strap Width: 20mm
Movement: Miyota 6T33 Handwound
Crystal: Sapphire on front and exhibition caseback with inner AR coating
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Strap: Vintage style Italian leather with quick release (20mm taper to 16mm)