When you see a watch with an automatic movement that is priced at under $500, you immediately assume that it features a Japanese watch movement, as these mechanisms tend to be the most economical. Now, one brand is bucking the trend and offering a timepiece with Swiss made luxury at a remarkable price. The brand is Vorque and their watch is the Constantine, which is slated to debut in May 2016.
The Vorque Constantine is the first timepiece developed by Vorque, a micro watch brand that is based out of Singapore. The watch’s design has already been discussed by a number of popular horology websites due to its unique features, including its Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic mechanism. The timepiece is a result of more than 1 year of research and prototyping and has a number of stylish features, including a patterned waffle dial that comes in black and in white. The watch features sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective underside to provide maximum clarity and scratch resistance.
In order to bring their new watch to the world, Vorque has to commit to have at least 300 produced. To acquire the funds, the brand has started an indiegogo campaign with a funding goal of $75,000. At the time that this piece was written, the campaign had generated a little less than $2,000 in 17 days. Many perks, including specially priced early bird deals, were still available for purchase.
(Picture & Video by Vorque Constantine)