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DuFrane Travis

Austin (Texas, USA) based watch brand DuFrane has launched a pre-order campaign of its new diving watch Travis.

This 39mm recreational diving watch in stainless steel is water resistant up to 200m (656ft). It comes with a unidirectional, 120 click bezel made with sapphire with a glossy finish and inlaid with X1 SuperLumiNova.

Created as a tribute Lake Travis in Austin, this automatic timepiece is available in three dial/bezel colors: Dusk (black), Sky (blue) and Juniper (green). All the three color themes are inspired by Lake Travis and its surroundings.

DuFrane Travis is equipped with the Swiss Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement (elaboré). The watch displays hour, minute and seconds with centrally placed hands. It has an approximate power reserve of 38 hours.

The stainless steel case and bracelet are coated with a special hardening process for enhanced scratch-resistance (up to 800 Vickers). The watch is secured with a solid stainless steel case-back

Travis comes with a stainless steel bracelet featuring on-the-fly micro adjustment buckle. An additional silicone strap will be provided with each timepiece which comes in a newly designed DuFrane watch pouch.

The pre-order campaign is open from July 8th at 8am CT. The pre-order price of each Travis is $599, which is $100 discount off production price of $699. Delivery planned in the late September/early October.

Please visit DuFrane watch online store for more details.

Technical details

Case
Case material: Stainless steel, DLC coated to 800 Vickers (5.5x more scratch resistance)
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 12mm
47mm lug to lug
20mm lug width
Sapphire 120 click bezel
Sapphire crystal w/5 layers anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 656ft/200m

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement (elaboré)
Regulated to +/- 8s per day

Dial
Dusk (black), Sky (blue) and Juniper (green)
Swiss SuperLumiNova X1 grade

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet DLC coated to 800 Vickers (5.5x more scratch resistance)

Warranty
2 year warranty

Buy now: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/travis?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTliYTdlNmFjZDVh

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition

Dufrane Watches presents Deep Eddy Snow, the latest addition to its watch collection.

This new Deep Eddy automatic watch with snow white dial has a 42mm diameter case. Its finely brushed 316L stainless steel case features polished accents.

Assembled and tested in America, this timepiece has a water resistance up to 200 meters/656 feet. Equipped with the Swiss made Ronda R150 automatic mechanical movement, it displays hour, minutes, seconds and date.

The Deep Eddy Snow is limited to 50 pieces. Each one costs about $499 and comes with custom black, silicone strap. Along with this new model, is also offering an adventure accessory pack which includes the 316L stainless steel solid end link bracelet and hand stitched, brown leather strap for only an additional $100.

Dufrane is an Austin (Texas) based independent watch company founded by Steven Lee. For its collections, the brand takes inspiration from Austin landmarks and historical figures. Dufrane’s flagship collections are City Limits GMT, Bergstrom, Deep Eddy and Waterloo.

Named after the oldest spring-fed swimming pool in Texas, the Deep Eddy series is now offering four dial color versions: Lagoon, Dune, Sapphire and the recently added Snow.

The company has already started a preorder campaign for the new Deep Eddy model. Please visit Dufrane Watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Case
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Polished chamfering on case, bezel & lugs
Anodized aluminum 120 click uni-directional bezel
Diameter: 42mm (including bezel)
Case thickness: 12mm
Thickness with crystal: 14.4mm
Lug-to-lug: 47.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Sapphire crystal glass, double domed, 2X anti-reflective coating
DuFrane engraving on crown
Screw-in caseback
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Applied Swiss C3 filled indices recessed into angled chapter ring
Hour and minute hands: Diamond Cut Polished Steel, C3 Lume Filled
Seconds hand: Diamond Cut Orange Lume Reverse Lollipop

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 or Ronda R150 Automatic Movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Hacking seconds
Incablock anti-shock system
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 sec/day

Warranty
12-month international warranty

Website: https://www.dufranewatches.com/

DuFrane Bergstrom Air

DuFrane presents a new iteration of its classic, ultra traditional watch Bergstrom.

The Bergstrom Air comes with a bold new colorway and dial configuration. Its 41.5mm diameter case is made of marine grade stainless steel case, available with polished or bead blasted Matte Bronze PVD finish. Adding sophistication to this timepiece is its sunburst deep blue dial.

The DuFrane Bergstrom Air watch is equipped with the legendary Unitas 6497 calibre. These movements were sourced from Switzerland. These NOS calibres then went through a full cleaning and re-oiling process, and carefully tested and regulated right in the Austin workshop of the company. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, this mechanical manual-winding movement is highly decorated with perlage throughout and finished in gold.

The DuFrane Bergstrom Air watch comes with a hand-stitched, full-grain brown leather strap, attached via durable screw bars (allen tools are included).

The retail price of this timepiece is $799.00.

Please visit DuFrane watches online store to purchase the new Bergstrom Air.

Technical details

Case
Material: Marine Grade 316L Steel
Diameter: 41.5 mm
Case thickness: 11mm
Thickness with crystal: 12.6mm
Lug-to-Lug: 50mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Push-pull crown with silicone gasket
Double domed sapphire crystal 2X A/R coating
Screw down exhibition case back
Water resistance: 50m

Movement
Swiss Unitas/ETA 6497 mechanical hand-wound movement
Power reserve: 48 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 secs/day

Dial
Sunburst deep blue dial
Diamond-cut C3 lume filled hour and minute hands
Diamond-cut Orange seconds hand
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova C3

Strap
Leather strap

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Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

Austin, Texas based watch brand Dufrane presents Deep Eddy, a stylish diving timepiece with 200 meters water resistance. Equipped with the Swiss Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement, this stainless steel wristwatch is available in two dial versions: Lagoon and Dune.

This robust yet elegant tool watch takes its name from Deep Eddy pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. The ‘Lagoon’ dial is inspired by the aquamarine color of the pool where as the ‘Dune’ dial reminds us the earthy brown grass that surround the area.

The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a marine grade (316L) stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness (14.4mm with glass), 22mm lug width and 47.6mm lug to lug length. At 3H, the watch features a 7mm screw-down crown, secured with 2 gaskets. The watch case is satin-brush finished, with polished chamfering on the bezel, case and lugs.

The watch is topped with a double domed sapphire crystal glass with two layers of anti-reflective coating. The screw-down case back is made of 316L stainless steel case. Its unidirectional bezel is topped with an anodized aluminium bezel insert with C3 Lume markers.

Its dial features large, applied hour-marker indices recessed into angled chapter ring and embedded with Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The 12H hour-marker is triangle shaped. The markers representing 3, 6 and 9 are rectangular and the remaining hour markers are round-shaped. The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut polished steel and features Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The diamond-cut orange seconds hand stands out with a reverse lollipop style.

The Swiss Sellita SW200-1 Élaboré grade automatic movement has a power reserve of 38 hours. It is endowed with excellent shock proof features like Incabloc. Beating at 28’800 vph, this movement has hacking seconds function for precise time setting. The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a date display at 3H. However, the customer has the choice of ordering a non-date version too.

The watch comes with a comfortable silicone strap. The Deep Eddy is priced at $499 with a custom silicone strap, or $599 inclusive of optional SEL bracelet and leather strap. Presently, it is available for pre-order with estimated delivery in September this year.

All Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic dive watches will be assembled and tested in Austin, Texas.

For more details, please visit Dufrane watches online store.

Technical details

Case
Marine Grade 316L Steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Double domed, sapphire crystal glass with 2X AR coating
Marine grade 316L steel screw down case back
Unidirectional bezel with engraved Aluminum w/C3 Lume
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Lagoon/ Dune
Hour and minute hands: Diamond-cut polished steel, lume filled
Seconds hand: Diamond-cut orange lume reverse lollipop
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova C3

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic
Power Reserve- 38 Hours
Regulated Accuracy- +/- 8 sec/day

Strap
Silicone strap

Link to the product page: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-dive-watch?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTNmNTI3ZDk5MjZi

DUFRANE City Limits Automatic GMT Watch

DUFRANE City Limits is an excellent collection of dual time-zone watches powered by a tried and tested Swiss automatic movement. The series is consists of Tropical Dial, Silver Haze, Dark Hume, Dark Haze and Silver Hume models. Each model is limited to 200 pieces. The Tropical is sold out now, and remaining four models are still available for purchase.

DUFRANE City Limits Dark Haze Haze Automatic GMT

Designed as an everyday wear watch, each City Limits automatic model features a rugged case with 42mm diameter. The case material can be 316L stainless steel and depending upon the version, it has a brushed finish or PVD coating. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch is topped with domed sapphire crystal glass.

DUFRANE City Limits Silver Haze Automatic GMT

These GMT watches are equipped with bi-directional bezel featuring anodized aluminium insert. The movement powering these timepieces is the Swiss Sellita SW330 self-winding calibre with a power reserve of 42 hours.

DUFRANE City Limits Silver Hume Haze Automatic GMT

Both Silver Haze and Silver Fume models feature brushed stainless steel case whereas Dark Haze and Dark Fume models come with Black PVD coated stainless steel case. Additionally, both Silver Haze and Dark Haze watches have blue color dial inspired by the music records. They feature a blue 24-hour bezel for tracking additional time-zone. Equipped with black 24-hr bezels, Fume versions feature black dial fume dial, also inspired by the music records.

DUFRANE City Limits Dark Hume Haze Automatic GMT

All models feature yellow centre seconds hand, two baton-shaped hands for hours and minutes, and a triangle-tipped black hand for tracking the hour of additional/second time zone.

Each timepiece comes with a geometric threaded gaucho leather strap, as well as a custom DuFrane silicone strap. The retail price for each model is US$ 899.00.

Technical details

Collection: City Limits

Case
Material: Marine grade 316L stainless steel, brushed or PVD
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.85 mm
Height (lug to lug): 47.6 mm
Inside lug width: 22 mm
Domed sapphire crystal with dual anti-reflective coating
Blue C3 SuperLumiNova
Bi-directional bezel w/anodized aluminum insert
Screw down crown
Quick release spring bars
Water resistance: 20 ATM (200 Meters)

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW330 Movement, Self-winding
Jewels: 25 Jewels
Frequency: 28, 800 vibrations/hour 4 Hz
Incabloc shock protection
Rhodium rotor
Power reserve: 42 hour reserve

Dial
Inspired by records

Strap
Geometric threaded gaucho leather strap
DuFrane silicone strap

Retail price
US$ 899.00

Website: https://www.dufranewatches.com/

DuFrane Waterloo Automatic Watch

Last year, American watch brand DuFrane successfully conducted an online crowd-funding campaign to promote its Waterloo watch. Now, this versatile dress watch can be purchased by visiting the online store of the Austin based watchmaker. Durable and practicable, this classic timepiece features a 39mm diameter stainless steel case with or without gold PVD.

Equipped with the state-of-the art Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement made in Switzerland, the DuFrane Waterloo Automatic watch has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. Its unique linen textured dial hosts special thermal blued hands. The watch is topped with a genuine sapphire flat crystal with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating, and a highly polished stepped bezel.

DuFrane Waterloo is also available in a quartz version with a 39mm diameter case and Swiss Ronda 715 movement. The quartz variant is thinner (8.8mm case thickness) than the automatic version, which has a 10.4mm thick case.

The retail price of DuFrane Waterloo watch is $499.00 for mechanical version and $299.00 for quartz model.

Technical details

Model: Waterloo Automatic Watch

Case
316L marine grade stainless steel case- finely brushed with polished accents
Available in Rose Gold PVD
Triple gasket push/pull crown system
Genuine sapphire flat crystal with six layers of anti-reflective coating
39mm case width
47mm lug to lug
10.4mm thin
20mm strap width
100 meter water resistance

Dial
Soft linen textured main dial plate
Heat blued (not painted) steel handset
Swiss C3 SuperLumiNova- handset tips and under 12, 3, 6, and 9
Milled markers on finely brushed chapter ring

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement
26 jewels
28.8k vibrations per hour/4 Hz
Incabloc shock protection system
Rhodium rotor
38 hour power reserve

Retail price
Waterloo Automatic version: $499.00
Waterloo Quartz version: $299.00

Website: https://www.dufranewatches.com

Dufrane Waterloo

Dufrane is an Austin (TX) based watch brand founded by Steven Lee. The brand has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote their latest timepiece, The Waterloo.

Named after the city of Austin’s original name, The Waterloo is an elegant dress watch that also captures the essence of Dufrane’s previous models. It boasts a more simple and refined design. Also added with versatility and clarity, this watch is perfectly suitable as an everyday watch that can be worn during any occasion.

The Waterloo comes in two choices of Swiss movements. For traditionalists, the brand offers an automatic mechanical version equipped with the renowned and robust Sellita SW200. For those looking for a little less maintenance, a quartz version will feature a Ronda 715 movement with approximately 5 years of battery life.

The Waterloo houses a strikingly clean and minimalist dial, which combines industrial and vintage elements but with complex undertones. The Waterloo dial features milled Arabic numerals on the brushed chapter ring, linen textured main dial surface, and an understated date window at the six o’clock position. It also employs the Swiss C3 SuperLumiNova coating under the 12, 3, 6, and 9 markers for reading in low light.

The automatic version of Dufrane Waterloo features heat-blued steel hands for a classy and traditional touch. Quartz models comes with precision diamond cut brass hands with rhodium plating and polished finish for silver versions or PVD coated in the Rose Gold finish in case of rose gold PVD models. The leaf-shaped hour and minutes hands enhance the aesthetics of this classic dress watch. All the three hands are coated with Swiss SuperLumiNova on their tips (2mm) for ensuring good visibility during low light conditions.

Measuring 39 mm diameter, the watch case is topped with a 1.6mm sapphire crystal making the Waterloo extremely durable and scratch resistant. The flat crystal features 6 layers of anti-reflective coating for reducing glare.

The Waterloo case was also carefully designed featuring striking, brushed 316L stainless steel, the tightest tolerance case Dufrane has built to date. The result of this precision is a mechanical version of the Waterloo that is just over 10mm thin with the quartz version measuring 8.8mm for extreme comfort and wearability with both watches retaining a 10 ATM (330 ft) depth rating. The vintage style, drilled lugs provides easy strap changing. The knurled, push-pull type crown features a triple gasket locking system.

The brushed finish of the case surface has been offset by highly polished chamfers and mirror-polished stepped bezel. The case is available with brushed/polished finish in silver or in rose gold PVD finish. Secured with four screws, the solid stainless steel case-back of the watch boasts an engraved Texas Star as a nod to the brand’s roots.

The Waterloo watch comes with custom crafted full grain; padded 20mm leather strap. Its curved CNC machined quick release spring bars allow the straps sit very close to the case for seamless integration and clean look.

DuFrane launched a Kickstarter campaign on first October this year with the Waterloo for sale at a heavily discounted price of $299. This crowd-funding campaign will be active till 31 October 2020. After the Kickstarter campaign ends the Waterloo will be available on the DuFrane website starting at $399.

Please visit Dufrane watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Model: Dufrane Waterloo

Case
316L Stainless steel
Finishing: Brushed main case and polished chamfers and bezel
Diameter: 39mm
Lug to lug: 47mm
Lug width: 20mm
Thickness: 10.4mm (Mechanical version)/ 8.8mm (Quartz version)
Sapphire Crystal
6x Anti-Reflective Coating
Triple Gasket Crown System
Water resistance: 10ATM (100 meters/ 330 feet)

Dial
Heat blued steel hands or Polished brass hands
Swiss C3 SuperLumiNova

Movement
Automatic version: Swiss Sellita SW200 with 38-hours power reserve, 26-jewels
Quartz version: Swiss Ronda 715

Strap
Custom crafted full grain, padded leather strap
Curved CNC machined quick release spring bars
316L Stainless Steel Buckle

Please visit Dufrane watches online store for more details.