Galvin Watch Company is a micro-watch brand founded by Susan Galvin, a Finnish watchmaker based in Sydney, Australia. Susan Galvin has more than a decade of extensive experience in the commercial watch industry. After perfecting her expertise in the industry, she has decided to set up her own watchmaking brand.
Incorporated this year, the Australia based brand is aiming to promote its debut watch collection through an online crowd-funding campaign. The first timepiece made by Galvin Watch Company is a unisex dress watch powered by a workhorse automatic movement. In Finnish language the word “Alku” means beginning. Interestingly it is the name chosen for the debut timepiece from the brand.
Alku is a contemporary mechanical watch with a vintage flair. The watch is efficiently made from materials and components as per the existing standards prevail in the modern watch making industry.
The Alku automatic watch has a round case made from the 316L (surgical grade) stainless steel, the popular material used in the manufacturing of modern and reliable timepieces. Regarding the dimensions, the watch has drawn inspiration from the classic watches of the vintage era.
The case has a diameter of 38.65mm excluding the crown and thickness of 12.45mm including the top crystal. Lug width is 19.1mm and lug-to-lug length is 44.59mm. The crown at 3h measures 5mm diameter and features groves for firm grip while operating. This comfortable and graceful proportion undoubtedly makes Alku a perfect dress watch for both men and women.
Available in black or white color, the dial maintains a classic three hands layout and graciously offers an apparent view of time display. The domed shape of the dial is inspired by the vintage watches of the 1940s. The watch is topped with an AR-coated domed sapphire crystal glass, which ensures a clear sight of the elegant dial and indicators. The rear side of the watch is amply secured with a screw-in case-back fitted with flat sapphire crystal.
This timepiece is powered by the caliber 9039, a premium automatic movement made by MIYOTA, the world renowned Japanese movement manufacture. This 24 jewels movement boasts both automatic and hand-winding functions.
It typically delivers a power reserve up to 42 hours when fully wound. Beating at 28800 vph, this 3-hands caliber also employs stop second device for precision time setting. The MIYOTA 9039 movements ticking inside the Alku watches have custom rotors engraved with Galvin Watch Company name. This beautiful mechanical movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.
The Alku automatic watch is available with an attractive choice or black, navy blue and brown Italian calf leather straps and tanned suede strap. These straps can be ideally fitted with customised stainless steel pin buckle or folding clasp.
Each timepiece is 5 ATM water resistant and all the watches come with 2 years International warranty.
Galvin Watch Company is planning to launch a Kickstarter Campaign on 1st August 2020 to raise funds for the initial mass production of the Alku automatic watches. During the promotional campaign, the enthusiastic backers can avail special discount offers depends upon the pledge they select.
For updates, please bookmark the Website of Galvin Watch Company: https://galvinwatchcompany.com.au/
Update : 01 Aug 2020
Kick-starter campaign is online now. Please visit the following link for more details: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/106604728/automatic-watches-designed-by-a-finnish-watchmaker