Story of Vario's Eclipse watch
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The moon has always borne great significance in many cultures throughout the history, representing immortality, eternity and enlightenment. Chinese mythology speaks of a great hero that shot down nine scorching suns to save the human race, and in return for his deeds received an elixir that would make him a god. He offered to share it with his wife, who took it in secret and ascended to the moon by herself, but a hound, loyal companion to the hero, took what little elixir remained and followed her, swallowing both the wife and moon causing the first lunar Eclipse. The celestial army recognized this as a great feat of loyalty and bravery. The hound was made a celestial being and allowed to guard the heavenly gate.
Just as the hound was the hero’s faithful companion, we hope this Bauhaus inspired dress watch will become yours. The specially engraved case back features the design of the legendary hound, as well as the sign of the legend in traditional Chinese characters which translate "Heavenly Hound devours the Moon"
Double Dome Sapphire crystals are desirable but not commonly used in modern watchmaking except for the luxury watch segment because of its high cost
Harris Tweed was popular in the 60s and is known for its versatility and its use in luxury items. We felt it was in sync with the Eclipse watch and we developed a unique strap (not found in most brands) made of 100% genuine Harris Tweed, with a soft leather backing for comfort. It is water resistant so you don't have to worry too much when you are washing your hands with the watch on!
Case diameter: 38mm
Case thickness: 7mm (quartz) OR 8mm (handwound)
Crystal: 3mm double dome sapphire (anti-reflective coated on inner surface)
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial: convex sunburst dial in silver, red, green, blue, grey and black colour
Movement: Seiko VH31 Sweeping Quartz movement (4 ticks every second) OR Miyota 6T33 hand-wound mechanical movement (28.8kbph with 40 hours reserve)
Most quartz watch on the market tick once every second whereas our Seiko VH31 quartz ticks 4 times every second (like a mechanical watch), making it a beautiful experience to watch this high beat quartz in action. Our Miyota 6t33 handwound version was chosen as a tribute to the 1st watches used on the moon in the 60s as they were mechanical watches as well.
The Eclipse is available in Silver, Red, Green, Blue, Grey and Black colour. Whether you prefer the impeccable accuracy of quartz or the warmth and soul of a mechanical movement, the Eclipse is worth its weight in silver, and will be your favorite piece of the Sixties on your wrist.
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