Manila based watch brand Makina presents Raum_I, a new automatic timepiece that blends elegance, industrial design and sportiness. Its stand-out features are its atypical case design, innovative dial lay-out and unusual positioning of the crown.
Founded by Danilo Villanueva Jr, the young watch brand’s flagship collections are named after demons and angels. According to demonology, Raum is a demon known for his masculine and mischievous characteristics as well as the ability to tell things in past, present and future.
Dressed in a solid stainless steel case inspired by the shape of a tank, Raum is the most masculine watch from the brand. Its case measures 42mm in diameter and 48mm lug to lug length. Featuring an angular yet curvy profile, it features alternate brushed and polished finishing.
Beneath the scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass, the watch highlights a distinctive dial inspired by inspired by revolver’s cylinder that houses multiple cartridges chambers. The dial uses Arabic numerals to represent odd hour-markers.
The even hour numbers are marked with concave shapes coming out of the dial’s innermost circle. The watch displays hour, minutes and minutes. Centrally positioned, the gold-plated brass hands not only harmonize with the dial color, they also add character and unpredictability to the timepiece.
The case construction of Makina Raum is somewhat different from regular wristwatches. It has a main case body in stainless steel. Topped with a sapphire crystal, it houses the movement. The time-setting crown is placed at 6 o’ clock of the main case body.
Also made of stainless steel, the caseback of the Raum_I watch is actually one piece with the sides and lugs. It is secured with six screws to the main case and features an exhibition window.
Raum_I is the first Makina watch to be equipped with a Swiss made movement. Visible through the transparent window on the case back is the Sellita SW 200-1, a work-horse automatic calibre known for its reliability and precision.
This 26 jewel self-winding movement provides 38 hour power reserve. It beats at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and features hacking seconds function, hand-winding provision and anti-shock mechanism.
The Makina Raum_I Automatic watch is water resistant up to 50 meters. It comes fitted with a hand-made, hand-stitched genuine crocodile leather strap. An extra silicone strap will be provided for enhancing the versatility. Reliable and easily adaptable to multiple roles, this sporty dress watch is also an excellent daily beater.
Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Lug to Lug: 48mm
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal, scratch resistant
Case Finish: Hand Polished and brushed finishing
Water resistance: 5 Bar (50 meters)
Very thick brass, gold plated hands
Automatic, Sellita SW200-1
Genuine crocodile leather strap with deployant clasp
Additional silicone strap