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Empire White Handwound Dress Watch

12 Reviews
$368.00 USD

The great thing about designs that define an era is their timelessness, and the VARIO Empire is your gateway to one of the greatest periods in Art Deco design. Its sleek, elegant look pairs well with a variety of outfits, allowing you to incorporate it seamlessly with your individual style. This is a watch that gets you that first impression and second glance. Each tailored watch, 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 cream-stitched, bi-color Provincia di Vicenza Italian leather that has remained popular throughout decades.

Limited Edition of 50 pieces (limited pieces left)

Diameter: 38mm 

Lug to Lug: 46mm 
Thickness: 11mm 
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 slight bi-colour effect (20mm taper to 16mm) 

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1 Year International Warranty

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Great Value Dress Watch

I was in the market for a value dress watch having some formal events coming later in the year, and seeing this watch released, I was sold immediately. The incredible font choice for the numbers originally drew me in. Once I received my timepiece I was blown away by the subtle intricacies and attention to detail down to the very discrete finishes on the gunmetal hands all varying just slightly enough that if you spend enough time looking at it you’ll notice they’re all unique. Overall, very impressed with the overall design and details of this watch and would highly recommend if you’re in the market for a nice dress watch without breaking the bank.

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Stellar Customer Service

Just a note of sincere thanks to Ivan and Judy of Vario watches for their outstanding customer service. When DHL lost my Empire watch (and then declined to reimburse me), the Vario team stepped up to the plate and promptly mailed me a new timepiece at no cost to me. This is called going "above and beyond". Oh, and the watch is gorgeous too!

Chris D.

Amazing Watch - classy and dressy

I received my Vario Empire in Gunmetal last week and it arrived very quickly after dispatch. As always with Vario, the whole process went really smoothly and the communication from Ivan was brilliant - he even sent a photo of the package with tracking number prior to it being shipped! As for the watch, it really is superb in every way and I'm extremely happy with it. The design of the finished watch exactly matches the photos I saw prior to ordering and is a true Art Deco piece. You can see in the shape of the case and layout of the dial all the references to 1930's style that's so popular right now yet the case is not something you'll find in any other watch. The case finishing and overall quality is fantastic and I love the way the dial is so intricate even when viewed under a magnifying glass. The open case back shows off movement to great effect and being one of the prettier ones, it's lovely to see and isn't obscured by the winding rotor as it is hand wound. Lovely quality straps finish off this great watch. It feels very easy to wear on the wrist and being 38mm it has a hardly there feel I'm not used to since I generally wear bigger watches with stainless steel bracelets so it makes a pleasant change! Also I think the trend is moving towards smaller watches anyway so it's right on point. All in all, a great purchase; I will be ordering from Vario again and look forward to the next watch....


Excellent and Unique Watch

Case dssign and finish are fantastic. Well above expectations for a watch at this price. I think in this price range, a lot of micro brands will sort of "mail it in". But this is an incredible unique case and the finishing just really brings it all together. It wouldn't be as art deco in a standard round polished case. The details make it! Along with the metallic accents on the dial and the beautiful font of the numerals, it just screams Art Deco. Don't know of another watch quite like it! The hand design is really beautiful. Particularly the minute hand. It is absolutely gorgeous. A true winner. Hour and second hands are of course nice as well. But man. That minute hand. Well done!! The hand winding action is very smooth. Can *barely* feel any resistance. The movement itself is almost silent! Watches at this price tend to be a little loud. But not this one. Nice! The display case back showing off the movement is a wonderful touch. It's such a charming movement, particularly in gold! I love it. The crown really works nicely. On another watch, I’d say it was a little funny. But when viewed straight on with the whole design of the case and dial on the Empire, it fits right in. I love winding this watch. I’m glad the cystal is sapphire. It really makes a difference, as acrylic would have felt out of place. It is a flat crystal, which is nice given that the case is maybe a tiny tiny touch thick for a dressier watch. Though a domed crystal would have also look great on it. Don't sleep on the leather straps. Just buy a bunch of them. You won't regret it. The taper is perfect, and they are incredible supple right out of the bag. Ivan's attention to details on this was fantastic. And he is very responsive to e-mails and questions. I look forward to buying many more Vario products in the future!

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