After the successful crowd funding of their debut model (the Flinders), Australia based watch brand Melbourne Watch Company announces their latest timepiece – Hawthorn, a sporty dress watch. This new timepiece will be promoted through crowd funding campaign at KickStarter.
Respecting the feedbacks received from watch lovers after the launch of Flinders, the Company has decided to make a sportier dress watch with bigger proportions and the Hawthorn is born. This timepiece comes in a 42 mm brushed stainless steel case and houses a Japanese Miyota 8205 movement. The company is planning to produce a limited run of 300 units, 100 of each strap variation.
The Miyota Cal. 8205 automatic movement beats at rate of 21,600bph and provides a power reserve of approximately 42 hours when fully wound. The crown is engraved with the Melbourne Watch Company logo. The Hawthorn will also be rated at 100m water resistance. The Hawthorn will be fitted with flat anti-reflective sapphire crystal, both on top and on the display case back with embossed text.
The multi-layered dial with a “carbon” textured centre boasts applied stainless steel markers with C3 super-luminova for night time illumination. The dial also features a Day/Date complication at 3 o’clock. The Hawthorn features a standard set of hour/minute/sweep second hands. The”M” portion of the brand logo acts as the counter-balance to the sweep second hand. The hour and minute hands feature C3 super-luminova for night time illumination.
Hawthorn will be available in a choice of leather (tan, black) or stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet features an “oyster” style flip-lock deployment clasp and solid end links. All straps and bracelets will feature the Melbourne Watch Company logo. The leather strap width is 22mm at the lugs and 20mm at the buckle.The MSRP of the Hawthorn on leather will be $395AUD and the steel bracelet version will cost $425AUD when released.
As on date, prototype models are already available with the company. Melbourne Watch Company is currently running a KickStarter campaign that enables the customers to pre-order Hawthorn timepieces. If the Kickstarter project goes successful, the Company will commence the production of the Hawthorn in late April with a projected customer delivery date of late May/early June.
42mm brushed 316L stainless steel case
Miyota 8205 automatic movement
Textured dial with C3 superlume markers
C3 superlume hands
Choice of black/tan leather or steel bracelet with solid end links
100m water resistance
Pre-order pricing starts from $295AUD for the leather version and $325AUD for the steel bracelet version.