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VARIO Empire Chronograph

Singapore based watch brand VARIO presents a 1930s inspired chronograph watch featuring the Seiko VK64 MecaQuartz movement.

This art-deco tuxedo chronograph has a 38mm diameter stainless steel case with a thickness of 11.5mm. Water resistant to 50 meters, the watch is secured with an AR coated sapphire crystal glass at the dial side and a solid steel case-back.

The VARIO Empire Chronograph comes with a multi-layer dial design featuring guilloche centre-part, two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, dial ring with Arabic number hour markers and an outer dial ring with minute track.

The movement used in this chronograph is a hybrid type. It uses the quartz technology for the time-keeping functions and a mechanical module for chronograph.

The VARIO Empire Chronograph indicates the hour and minute with two centre hands. In the chronograph part, the watch has a central stop-watch seconds hand and a 60 minute register at 9 o’clock. It also features a sub-dial at 3 o’clock for displaying time in 24-hour format.

Presently, this new timepiece is available in various dial color combinations. Each of them is fitted with a vintage style Italian leather strap with slight bi-colour effect.

The retail price of the VARIO Empire MecaQuartz Chronograph is $298. Please visit VARIO Online Store for more details.

The brand also offers custom straps. The other VARIO watch models available for purchase are the 1918 Automatic Trench and the ИAVI Nautical Automatic Jump Hour.

VARIO ИAVI Jump Hour Popeye Edition

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.

For more details, please visit VARIO online store.

Technical details

  • 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

VARIO 1918 Automatic Trench Watch

The VARIO 1918 Trench Watch collection is inspired by the wrist-worn timepieces worn by the soldiers during the First World War.

To create the 1918 Trench watch, the Singapore based watch and custom straps brand has selected a case made of 316L stainless steel or brass. Instead of the fragile glass used with the legendary timepieces, Vario equipped these new creations with scratch-resistant and shatter-proof sapphire crystal glass. Double-domed and treated with anti-reflection coating, it provides the excellent view of the dial.

To evoke the style of bygone era, each VARIO Trench watch features an enamel dial with cathedral style hour& minute hands and a small-seconds sub dial at 6 o’ clock. The dial also has large Arabic numeral hour markers. The hands and hour markers are coated with Swiss Super Luminova C3 lume for enhanced dial visibility in the dark.

Water resistant to 100 meters, these watches are fitted with a screw-down crown at 4 o’ clock. Inside each timepiece beats a Miyota 82s5 automatic calibre. This modern and robust Japanese automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds provides a power reserve of 40 hours.

The VARIO 1918 Trench Watch comes with a 37mm stainless steel case or a brass case with 37mm or 40mm diameter. Four dial color variants are available: Black, Cream, Grey and White.

The dials are available with the option of white or orange colored luminescent coating. Each timepiece from this collection is fitted with a crazy horse leather strap with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm).

VARIO is also offering a 1918 Medic watch. It features a 40mm diameter case made of 316L stainless steel. This timepiece is equipped with a Seiko NH38A automatic movement, which drives hour, minutes and centre seconds hands. Inspired by the field medic watches of the 1920s, this timepiece has a pulsometer scale on the dial.

VARIO 1918 Medic automatic watch

Both Trench and Medic watches are fitted with solid stainless steel case backs. The brand offers a personalised engraving service on the case back for an additional fee.

By visiting the Vario online store, customers can pre-order these timepieces. The pre-order price of 1918 Trench Watch is US $ 312 for stainless steel version and US $ 328 for the brass version. The price of the 1918 Medic watch is S$ 312.

Please visit the VARIO Online Store for more details.

Technical details

Model: 1918 Trench, Stainless steel version

Case diameter: 37mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 18mm
Lug to lug: 45mm
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Miyota 82s5 automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 21 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

Model: 1918 Brass Trench

Case diameter: 37mm or 40mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 18mm (37mm) or 20mm (40mm)
Lug to lug: 45mm (37mm) or 48mm (40mm)
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: Brass
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Miyota 82s5 automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 21 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

Model: 1918 Medic watch

Case diameter: 40mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 20mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with option for empty caseback and laser engraving at additional cost
Crown: Screw-down crown
Movement: Seiko NH38A automatic movement with hand-winding and hacking seconds. 24 jewels 21.6kpbh
Water resistance: 10 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 1 year global warranty

[Please visit VARIO website for more info]

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Vario: Custom Straps for Wristwatches

Based in Singapore, Vario presents an extensive collection of watch straps. Their online store offers Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian, NATO, Graphic NATO, Soft-silicone, Elastic Nylon NATO, Seat Belt NATO, Ballistic Nylon Zulu, Cordura Nylon Zulu and Cordura Leather Zulu straps. Available in different colors, patterns and width sizes, these straps can be fitted with your wrist watches for an enhanced personalized style.

Vario Harris Tweed straps

Proudly reflecting their Scottish origins, these genuine handmade Harris Tweed straps are sophisticated, versatile and perfectly suitable for watches of all shapes, sizes, and weights. Made from meticulously hand-woven and certified Harris Tweed, each strap is backed with genuine leather ensuring comfort for the wrists. The Harris Tweed straps are also water resistant, breathable and flexible. Available in various styles, these straps come with stainless steel buckles with polished silver, polished gold, polished rose gold or matte black finish.

Available width sizes are 18mm, 20mm and 22mm. Available styles are Ash Grey, Coal Black, Pecan Brown, Peacock Green, Merlot Red, Oatmeal Brown, Cobalt Blue, Lavender Purple, Nay Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Herringbone Ocean Ripple, Herringbone Rolling Smoke, Herringbone Berry Muesli and Herringbone Pistachio. Retail price of each Harris Tweed strap is approximately $38.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Vintage Italian Leather Watch Straps

These comfortable, sophisticated and vintage styled straps are made with full grain leather from Provincia di Vicenza, Italy. These straps are stain resistant and water resistant too.

Timex Indiglo Watch with Vario Vintage Distressed Italian Leather Strap

The straps come with quick release spring bars for easy interchangeability and stainless steel buckles with polished silver, polished gold, polished rose gold or matte black finishing.

Available width sizes are 18mm, 19mm, 20mm and 22mm. Available styles are Onyx Black, Pewter Grey, Royal Blue, Espresso Brown, Mahogany Brown, Sand Beige, Scarlet Red, Mandarin Orange, Forest Green and Cerulean Blue Retail price is approximately $42.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Graphic Nato Watch Straps

Introducing Vario Graphic Nato Watch Straps: These colorful and trendy Nato straps are durable, versatile and washable. Made in single-piece or two-piece configuration, these stylistic watch straps are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Each style is limited to 500 pieces. Made from Stainless steel, the buckles are available in silver, gold, rose gold or black finish to match with the case color.

Strap widths available: 18mm, 20mm and 22mm. The Vario Graphic Nato Watch Straps are 100% vegan friendly. Retail price is approximately $26.00 USD.

Archimede Automatic Chronograph with Vario Graphic Nato Watch Strap

Styles available: Black Razor, Camo Green, Escher Crates, Macaron Dots, Mono Plaid, Ocean Chevron, Orange Tangy, Raindrops Graphic, Sky Pyramids, Velvet Trinity, Batik Quad, Clover Rouge, Golden Serpent, Hex-G Graphic and Midnight Comet. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Soft Silicone Straps

Made from high-grade silicone rubber, these soft and sleek silicone straps are versatile, durable, waterproof, washable, and can be worn with a wide range of popular traditional watches and smart-watches. These 100% vegan friendly straps are available in 20mm and 22mm widths. They come fitted with stainless steel buckles in polished silver or matte black and quick release pins.

Available strap colors are: Coal Black, Navy Blue, Fog Grey, Pewter Grey, Fire Orange, Maya Blue, Hickory Brown and Olive Green. Retail price of each Vario soft silicone strap is $12.00 USD. The perforated silicone watch strap is available at an approximate retail price of $14.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Elastic Nato Watch Straps

These super stretchy elastic Nato straps are comfortable to wear and ensures perfect fit for any wrist size. The Vario Elastic Nylon watch straps are available in fit lug width of 20, 22 or 24mm.

Available color styles are Coal Black, Coal Black with Crimson, Porcelain or Azure dividers, Mono stripe, Ash Grey with Coal or Porcelain dividers, Khaki brown with porcelain divider, Olive green with Crimson, Pineapple or porcelain dividers, Azure blue with Porcelain divider, and Navy Blue with Porcelain or Crimson dividers. Buckles are available in silver or black buckle finish. Retail price of each Vario Elastic Nato watch strap is approximately $18.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Seat Belt Nylon NATO Watch Straps

These straps are smoother and shinier than the types NATO straps. Featuring an attractive herringbone weave, these silky smooth premium nylon straps also offers comfortable fitting and seamless integration. Available width sizes are 20, 22 and 24mm. Its stainless steel buckles are available in brushed silver or brushed black finish contrasting the sheen of these straps.

Available styles are Coal Black, Mono Stripe, Khaki brown, Olive Green, Espresso Brown, Navy Blue, Navy Edge, Pewter Edge, Fire Edge and Crimson Edge. The straps are washable and 100% vegan friendly. Retail price is approximately $16.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Ballistic Nylon Zulu watch straps

Made from heavy duty ballistic nylon, these straps are stronger than ordinary nylon fabric. They are available for fit lug widths of 18, 20, 22 or 24mm. Its stainless steel buckles come with brushed silver, matte black or brushed gold finish. These attractive straps are well-known for their excellent durability, abrasion-resistance and weatherproof features.

The straps are washable and 100% vegan friendly. Available styles are Coal Black, Brown Zulu, Olive Green, Ash Grey, Navy Blue, Ruby Red, Fire Orange, Shamrock Green, Espresso Brown, Crimson Divider, Fire Divider, Mono stripe black, Crimson Stripe, Tangerine Stripe, Cobalt Stripe and Swedish Stripe. Retail price of Vario Ballistic Nylon Zulu watch strap is approximately $16.00 USD. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

Vario Cordura® Nylon Zulu watch straps

These exceptional watch straps are made from genuine Cordura® fabric and lined with cotton which is breathable, lightweight and comfortable against the skin. The Cordura® strap is made from densely woven 1000 denier coated nylon fabric which is resistant to abrasion, tears, scuffs, water and stains.

The Cordura® fabric is renowned for its extreme durability. Available in 20mm, 22mm or 24mm width sizes, these straps come with stainless steel buckles featuring silver finishing.

Direnzo watch with Vario cordura brown strap

Available styles are Coal black, Olive Green, Vintage Army Green, Khaki Brown, Espresso Brown and Navy Blue.

Gshock watch with Vario cordura black strap

Retail price of each Vario Cordura® Nylon Zulu watch strap is approximately $32.00 USD. Vario also offers Two-piece cordura leather watch straps. [Click here to by Vario Straps]

 

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VARIO – Eclipse Dress Watch and Empire Art Deco Watch

Established in 2016, VARIO is a Singapore based brand specialized in wristwatches, watch straps, woven mesh bracelets and other fashion accessories.

The VARIO online store is an ultimate destination for stylistic watch straps to adorn your favorite timepieces. VARIO also offers wrist watch collections. Presently two models are available: Eclipse and Empire.

VARIO Eclipse Dress Watch (Hand-wound and Quartz Versions)

Designed in Singapore, the Eclipse Watch features Hand-wound (Miyota 6T33) or Quartz (Seiko VH31) movements with clean sweep hands, double dome sapphire and Harris Tweed Strap. It features a 38mm diameter case in 316L stainless steel and houses a slightly domed sunburst dial.

The Eclipse watches are also available with alligator grain or buffalo leather strap. Retail price is US$ 328 for hand-wound variant and US$ 218 for quartz version.

VARIO Eclipse SunStone Champagne Handwound Dress Watch on Harris Tweed Watch Strap

Vario Empire Art Deco Watch (Hand-wound and Automatic Versions)

Inspired by sleek geometry, elegant typography and bold designs of the 1930s, the Vario Empire Art Deco Watch comes in a 38mm stainless steel case housing Miyota 6T33 Hand-wound or Seiko NH38A Automatic movement. Thickness is 11mm for hand-wound version and 11.5mm for automatic version.

This timepiece features sapphire crystal glass on front and exhibition caseback with inner AR coating. The watch is worn on a vintage style Italian leather strap.

The Vario Empire Art Deco Watch is available in Silver, White, Gunmetal Tuxedo, White Tuxedo and Black Tuxedo Dial versions. Retail price is US$ 368 for hand-wound variant and US$ 348 for automatic version.

Vario Straps

The brand also offers an extensive collection of Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian, Nato, Graphic Nato, Soft-silicone, Elastic Nylon Nato, Seat Belt Nato, Ballistic Nylon Zulu, Cordura Nylon Zulu and Cordura Leather Zulu straps.

[Please visit Vario Online Store for more details]

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