Vasco 24h Watches

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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.

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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.

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