PANTHEVM ROMA is a watch brand co-founded by four young friends from Rome, – Paolo Cavaglià, Janaka Sebastian Geraci, Edoardo Cagliesi and Sebastiano Gilardoni. Inspired by the classic contours of their city, these young entrepreneurs have created a unique project that recalls and emanates the beauty of their city, capital city of Italy. Recently, the brand has announced their debut watch collection, the Ocvlvs Avtomatic.
Their inspiration was drawn from the Pantheon, a majestic Roman monument originally dating from 27 B.C. which has characterised the Eternal city for more than two millennia. Defined by Michelangelo as ‘the work of angels and not of men’, and whose name in ancient Greek (Πάνθεον) pân – theós translates as the “house of all the gods”, its original purpose, the Pantheon later metamorphosed into a church and also what it represents today, a monument with the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world – quite simply a symbol of perfection and mastery.
It is precisely from this perfect symbolism, the reflection and heart of their city, that the five young entrepreneurs have brought a sense of that eternity that epitomises Rome through the creation of a unique time piece with their new “Avtomatic Ocvlvs” line of watches.
Inspired by that feeling of ethereal beauty and designed to bring out a timeless appearance and refinement that reflects the ancient city, while reinterpreting it in a contemporary light which adapts to every moment and every context.
This unique design of the PANTHEVM’s “Ocvlvs Avtomatic” combines the search for artistic perfection recognised by Michelangelo.
The PANTHEVM ROMA Ocvlvs Avtomatic timepiece encompasses the highest characteristics of the watchmaking sector, both ancient and modern. Its 316L satin-finished steel case houses Seiko NH-35 automatic movement.
Fitted with sapphire crystal front glass and screw down case back, the watch offers water-resistance up to 10 ATM (100 metres). Its case measures 40mm diameter. The watches are available with brushed stainless steel bracelets or hand-made leather straps manufactured in Italy.
The design of watch dials is inspired by the marble used in the interior of Pantheon. Available in five colorways – Janus, Minerva, Neptune, Pluto and Venus – the Ocvlvs Avtomatic’s dial features applied hour-markers and stainless steel hands embedded with Super LumiNova.
Manufactured in Japan, the Seiko NH-35 is a reliable, time-only automatic calibre with a power reserve of 41 hours. It features 24 jewels and beats at the rate of 21’600 vibrations per hour. The solid stainless steel case back features embossed logo and engraved inscriptions including serial number and specifications.
On 15th of November, the brand launched the PANTHEVM “ocvlvs avtomatic” model on Kickstarter. The special introductory price is €259/ US$ 308. The campaign ends on 15th of December this year.
Please visit the PANTHEVM ROMA Campaign page for more details.