We’ve been following Vasco Watch for a little while now. The brand -based in Bordeaux, France- specializes in the design and manufacturing of 24h watches, a concept that has always intrigued us. Since they recently launched their second collection and Kickstarter campaign, we thought we would tell you a little more about those rather unusual watches.
A 24h watch is a timepiece that has a 24-section face, instead of the traditional 12-section you would find on a regular watch. It is meant to allow its user to know if it is noon rather than midnight, for example. As you can probably guess, it’s a type of timepiece that was invented for submariners, astronauts and polar explorers -basically anyone that evolves in an environment where the sun neither rises nor sets.
Benjamin Chamfeuil, the founder of Vasco Watch, has developed over the years a pretty strong obsession for those watches and decided in 2016 to start designing his own.
He recently launched his second collection, funded through Kickstarter. It comprises four wristwatches, inspired by the shapes and lines of the Bauhaus art school, all of which are powered by a high quality Swiss-made Ronda movement and are assembled with a stainless steel case and scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
Among Vasco Watch’s new products, our favorite are the Inflexible and the Terrible, which both feature a steel Milanese strap. We’ve had a thing for those these last few months -they’re back on trend and many of the emerging watch labels are using them -though they’re not all doing it right…
Take a look at the full collection and the Kickstarter campaign here and let us know on social media (@leclubdesdouze) which of the four watches you prefer.