Singapore based watch brand VARIO presents ИAVI collection, a series of automatic wristwatches inspired by the maritime world.
Vario’s ИAVI watch takes inspiration from marine vessels: a helmsman’s wheel, sailor hat crown, hands from barometer or steam engine gauges, sub-dials with an anchor or compass hand. Made of stainless steel, it has a case diameter of 38mm. They display jumping hour, central minute and small-seconds. All timepieces feature a porthole-shaped jumping hour window just below the 12 o’ clock hour marker.
The stand-out creation from this collection is the Jump Hour Popeye edition. As the name suggests, the two special characteristics of these watches are the Jumping hour display and Popeye the Sailor Man. In the Popeye the Sailor Man edition, the iconic sailor’s arm indicates the minute. Its small-seconds indicator is shaped after spinach can. Launching date of this watch is 12 Dec 2021.
In addition the above model, VARIO is offering two Popeye Small Seconds models (deep water blue and cloud white) in limited numbers. In these versions, the minute is indicated by a Breguet style hand. The small-seconds indicator highlights the expression of Popeye the Sailor Man. These models will be launched on 17 Jan 2022.
VARIO will also launch four ИAVI Jump Hour watch without Popeye the Sailor Man details. Among them, two models feature anchor-shaped small-seconds hands. The remaining two will have compass shaped small-seconds hands. Both models will be launched on 17 Jan 2022.
The movement used to power these timepieces is the Seagull ST1721 20 jewel automatic Jumping Hour movement. It has a power reserve of 42 hours. Fitted with sapphire crystals, they are water resistant to 100 meters.
The suggested retail price range of this collection is $378.00 to $418.00.
- Case diameter: 38mm
- Case thickness: 11mm
- Crystal: flat sapphire crystal with magnifier inner AR applied
- Lug width: 20mm
- Lug to lug: 46mm
- Case Material: 316L stainless steel with solid caseback
- Movement: Seagull Jumping Hour movement ST1721, 21.6kpbh, more than 40 hours power reserve, Accuracy +-45s/day, Non hacking
- Water resistance: 10 atm
- Strap: Single Pass Cordura with Zulu hardware (260mm)
- Warranty: 1 year global warranty