- Feb 3rd. 2014
- By DFV
Times have been hard for some regions when it comes to watch aficionados. The feeling of having to pay more for less has been predominant for some time. When looking back one can’t forget that for the current price of a non-complicated watch one could get a mid-level complication not long ago. With that in mind it is more and more difficult to commit to purchases let alone to keep the passion alive has become an endeavor even for brands.
Yet as with all crisis there is always something emerging that can, at least, mitigate the decline for one’s passion. Because of that a few small, almost garage startups have seen the light. Amongst them one has been catching our attention considerably, CREPAS/Tactico. Amongst their latest offerings, under the CTVS &Co. banner, there is a “small” batch production of 50 sets of two watches that are stunning value for money and very limited availability. A very rare combination these days. The first piece carries a Technotime 5-day manual wind movement and the second piece in the same watch case has an automatic ETA GMT. Both the same but very different. Both straps are made to measure by artisans. One in Spain for leather and the nylon strap in the UK. The price for the set is 2,080€ (tax not included), a real bargain if you ask me. This considering a sapphire bezel on the manual wind, antimagnetic properties for both, tailor-made nylon strap and not forgetting the exclusivity of only being 50 in the world. The prototypes are sensational as you can see, yet the final minor retouches with a more convex sapphire cristal, fully beveled watch case and thinner bezel edge will result in a watch to behold.
Delivery is ahead of schedule and expected in March instead of May. More info here…
The back of the “ALPHA” has a sapphire glass insert with Super LumiNova. The functionality of this is in case you leave your watch face down at night you will be able to spot it immediately should you need your watch…
For those interested contact CREPAS/Tactico directly.
NOTE: It is important to mention that, I myself am the proud owner of a set and am eagerly awaiting for its arrival.