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Viqueria Prometeo on Pre-Order

Viqueria has a new model available for pre-order. The Prometeo comes with Seagull or Unitas power unit and delivery is expected in late September. Here’s the word from the factory;

With the Viqueria Prometeo, revisit the notion of simple elegance with 43mm (11mm thickness) case and fumé dials boiled down to the absolute essential for quick reading: Arabic numerals at 12, 3 and 9 and clear railroad graduations around the dial. Seconds sit at 6 in a circular finishing subdial.

Encased in 316L Stainless Steel case with a perfectly mixed polished and brushed finishing, this unique timepiece features a fumé red or blue dial with a great Ecru Super-LumiNova® C5 accents. This combination of case material and variant dial sets it apart from all other Viqueria’s existing models.

The Viqueria Prometeo is proposed with a double choice of manual-winding calibers: a Swiss Unitas 6498 and a Seagull ST36. Both calibers are checked and regulated in Italy by our factory during the watch assembly.

The watch is delivered on a gorgeous italian leather strap by 2DStraps, a famous Italian leather-goods manufacturer.

Prices start at 197 euros, plus UK import duties and VAT on top. More here.

New Viqueria Heritage Mixes Poljot Movt & Modern Styling

Not gonna lie, lately the NWC mag has become slightly obsessed with MOD – Made On Demand – watches. The idea of recycling existing, sometimes vintage movements or a handy Seiko case n bracelet, has broad appeal. It’s also kinda sustainable/green/climate agenda friendly too, as you’re basically upcycling watch parts.

Yeah so kudos with the Jeminas n Lucys who dye their hair pink and superglue themselves to controversial statues n that.

The Viqueria Heritage is ahn Italian made watch that combines the trusty Poljot 2609 movement with a new case and some beautiful leather straps.  The case size is perfect at 40mm. The watch isn’t too thick either, plus it features a real mineral crystal. All this for £180 plus import duty and VAT. Not bad.

Here’s the tech spec from Viqueria;

Few months ago we found a bunch of Poljot 2609 movements. So we started to think about a new dressy timepiece with a lot of history inside.

Thanks to our Italian watchmaker we serviced, verified and regulated the Poljot movements and thus allowed us to create a limited edition of 83 pieces that we will deliver to you in May!

We have encased the Poljot in a 40.5mm case with a bezel that’s tight to the domed crystal. Short lugs with a curve flat enough to suit larger wrists yet angled enough to hug smaller wrists as well.

The Viqueria Heritage V1 has 3 sunray dials, blue, black and white. Applied high polish indices and applied numerals.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Movement: Serviced and Regulated Handwind Poljot 2609;
  • Case: SS316L 40.5mm diameter;
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Size: 46mm lug to lug – 20mm lug width;
  • Crystal: Super Domed mineral crystal with Anti Reflective coating;
  • Water Resistance 5atm
  • Caseback: Mineral crystal
  • Dials: Sunray dials with applied markers
  • Straps: Made in Italy leather straps. In the starting price is included 1 strap at your choice (vintage Tuscany leather or leather with high quality alligator stamp)
  • Warranty: 24months
  • Serviced, Regulated and Assembled in Italy

DELIVERY: The Viqueria Heritage is in production, so we expect to start deliveries by the mid of May.

Kickstarter Watches: New Viqueria Tuono Auto

Viqueria are one of our fave brands, with typically Italian flair oozing from every part of their top value watches. They have a new project on Kickstarter, which shares a name with the classic Aprilia hooligan all-rounder sportbike, the Tuono. Here’s the spec;

The list of features includes a  unidirectional 120-click rotatable matte ceramic bezel bearing a minute scale enriched with BGW9 SuperLume. The VIQUERIA TUONO timepiece are assembled in Italy with passion and are shipped with a 24 months international warranty. All VIQUERIA TUONO are shipped with a matching MADE IN ITALY leather strap. As optional you could add a JUBILEE solid links Stainless Steel bracelet and a Made in Italy rubber strap with a nice Vanilla scent. (Not sure why they keep shouting in CAPITAL letters, but y’know…brand power n all that. – Ed)

  • Mechanical Automatic Movement: Miyota 9130 with Power Reserve complication;
  • Water Resistance: 200 meters / 660 feet / 20 ATM;
  • Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating;
  • 120 click Ceramic Bezel with BGW9 Lume;
  • 3 Sunray Dials: Thunder Gray – Ocean Blue – Coffee Brown;
  • 1 Full Lume Dial: Crystal White;
  • 316L Stainless Steel Case with Sapphire Transparent Caseback;
  • Crown: Screw-In with engraved Viqueria logo;
  • Case Diameter: 41mm;
  • Thickness: 13.5mm;
  • Lug Width: 20mm;
  • Lug to Lug: 48mm;
  • Straps: Made in Italy Leather Strap;
  • Bracelet: Solid Links Jubilee Bracelet (optional);
  • Rubber: Made in Italy Rubber Strap (optional) with Vanilla scent;
  • Assembled in Italy. Each piece is individually numbered.
  • 2 Years International Warranty.

Prices start at £307 on the early bird deal which is competitive we reckon. Delivery expected in July this year. More info here. 

Viqueria’s New Levante Chronograph Kicks Ass on Kickstarter

Viqueria from Italy is one of our fave brands on Kickstarter right now and its down to the all new Levante project – launched today – with a range of beautiful dials. Two tone, racing green or traditional motorsport white – take your pick.

The Levante now runs using Seiko VK64 Meca-Q Chrono, a hybrid of a quartz and mechanical movement. The end result is a chronograph that functions exactly as a mechanical would, including snapping back to zero upon the reset and sweeping smoothly rather than ticking, but without the immense hassle of winding and dealing with power reserve.

Viqueria watch 1

Previous 2019 versions of the Levante used the Seagull auto movement by the way.

More tech info from Viqueria;

– Different subdial complications: Chronograph and Hour of the Day;

– 4 completely new color variations, including a real Meteorite dial + Panda Silver/Black, Two Tones “Braveheart” Silver/Cobalt and Racing Green;

– BGW9 SuperLume (the first Levante was supplied with C3 SuperLume);

– A thinner case (-0,3mm) and a different engraved crown;

– An astonishing scratchproof DLC (diamond-like carbon) Black Case;

– A completely new solid caseback with an engraved alloy wheel;

– Aluminium DLC Coated bezel for the Meteorite style.

– Optional steel bracelet is extra – standard watch comes with Italian leather strap.

Viqueria watch levante seiko movt kickstarter

The Levante features a 42mm steel case, is also available in a limited edition of 300 pieces with a special Meteorite dial design – which does a little bit exra. All moels feature an and an acrylic crystal. There’s an early bird discount price on the standard model at $178 which is you can get via Kickstarter of course. It’s $292 early bird price on the Meteorite model.

More info and you can pledge here. Delivery estimated October 2020.