Empire White Tuxedo Handwound Dress Watch
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 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 cream-stitched, bi-color Provincia di Vicenza Italian Leather that has remained popular throughout the century.
Limited Edition of 50 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 slight bi-colour effect (20mm taper to 16mm)
Our high quality Empire watches are individually inspected in Singapore, quality and satisfaction guaranteed.
Free Worldwide Express Shipping
1 Year International Warranty
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This hand-wound “gunmetal tux” is a hoot: easy wearing, superbly finished, and radically original. Just find the right wrist strap for you, and it’s a very dressy classic, yet not boring as so many others. Its delicate hands are definitely mysterious, as they tend to disappear if not catching the light right. It’s part of the charm of this design, which shines when playing with light. Now for the same dark tux on a daily, business or city duty, you might prefer the carefree automatic version, with its more legible lumed hands. And it is still available :)
If you are a little like me, you may have many mechanical watches that you enjoy wearing a few days out of a month. Perhaps there are also two or three watches you find yourself wearing most of the time. The question is, "What do you do when a new watch comes into your collection; one you simply cannot take your eyes off of: a watch that has a dial so strikingly beautiful yet humble in design, and executed so near to perfection, that you sense your wrist and eyes asking to feel and see more of it than the others?" This is what happened to me, when I received my Vario Empire with the Silver dial and real steel blue hands. One week later, it is still on my wrist. And the pleasure of this experience increases with each passing hour and day. If you are a mechanical watch lover and collector who chooses carefully, what you decide to purchase and keep, you just may find as I did, that the 38mm Vario Empire is truly a jewel in the 'Eye of Time.
I received my watch yesterday. The watch arrived very quickly. I really love it! I feel like I went back in time 100 years, stole a watch, and came back. The strap is the nicest I’ve ever received with a new watch. It feels broken in right out of the box. And I’ve finally got the handwound Miyota I’ve been wanting.
Wow. What can I say?! I bought the white/brushed silver dial, blue hands variant of the Empire (manual wind, Miyota movement) and it's a sensational watch. Beautiful, elegant, versatile and with a completely unique Art deco design. The case size is perfect and it wears just like a 38-39mm. Either the Royal Blue or the Gray strap are perfect for this watch. The quick release strap is so convenient and the quality of the leather is fabulous. These guys know what they're doing. I took a closer look at my Empire under a loupe and there was not a blemish to be found. Clearly Vario has fantastic quality control and they take pride in their designs and their manufacturing processes. The watch also shipped extremely fast - just 1 business day from Singapore to Canada! I was amazed. I was so thrilled with this product that I had to purchase some extra straps! My only recommendation is that Vario design and manufacture more watches!
I really like the watch and it feels definitely more expensive than it really is. Strap is beautiful. The only thing I would add is a hacking movement.