The Windstar is a special watch. Sure, you could argue that all of them are special in their own ways, but the Windstar truly stands out in a crowd and this is because it was designed for one type of person: one who loves and is addicted to sea travelling. The many features this watch comes with were designed for the sea lover, but this doesn’t mean that it can exclusively be used by sailors and those who own yachts. The Windstar collection is designed for those who love watches and want one with a personality in their personal collection.
It is quite obvious that the first thing we will talk about here is the design of the Windstar. According to the official page of the collection, two elements inspired the makers to make the watches you will enjoy today: The Windstar and the Astrolabe. The Windstar is the compass with the four stars pointing to the four directions: North, South, East and West. It is completed by the astrolabe, which is an instrument that was used in the past by astrologists to navigate across the seas. These two elements create the outer design of the watch which can be purchase in three different colors: black, gold and silver, each more striking than the last.
Since the main theme of this watch is geometry and other domains that use geometry as the language they communicate through such as astrology and telling direction on the sea, the craftsmanship is sublime and promises to last a lifetime. The Windstar collection is crafted out of high quality components and materials and promises to last a lifetime, with a guarantee of 2 years at least.
The main element of the Windstar collection is the case, which is made of stainless steel. It has a few elements taken from a compass and the unique touches of the astrolabe design make it stand out from the crowd. The sides are finely polished and the bezel, the upper part of the case, is finished with a circular brush. The case is 44mm in diameter and 13mm in thickness. This makes the watch perfect for any wrist, not too big to eclipse the other jewelry you may be wearing but not too small either to be swallowed by the sleeve.
A nice and unique touch is given to the screw down crown, for setting up the time on the watch. The Windstar symbol is carefully crafted and placed on the screw down crown to give the watch a more interesting and elegant look.
The upper part of the case also has the four Windstar symbols engraved in it to give it a more authentic and unique look. The North, South, East and West are carved in their respective places on the case, finishing up the sailing look that is dominating the Windstar collection.
Another unique thing about the Windstar collection is that the makers are giving the buyer a choice when it comes to the movement. You can choose between a Chinese and a Swiss one, between Seagull TY2706 26 automatic movement jewels created by the Chinese and a Sellita SW 260 -1 31 jewels automatic movement created by the Swiss. Both have their advantages so choose wisely.
The Seagull TY2706 26
The Seagull TY2706 26 is a movement designed by the Tianjin Seagull Watch Group, the largest manufacturer of mechanical watches in the world. Their designs are popular worldwide and many customers usually choose this option because it is reliable and after five or six years, there is almost no difference between it and the Swiss option. Moreover, the makers of the Windstar collection have personally tested this option for 11 months before using it for customers.
The Sellita SW 260-1 31
The Swiss movements are known throughout the world to be highly precise. Many people choose the Sellita SW 260-1 31 because the company that manufactured it, Swatch Group, is known to have developed the SW 200, SW 300 and SW 500, all of them being some of the most used movements in the world. Usually, watchmakers borrow the basics of it and then add complications to make their movements unique.
In short, why should you buy the Windstar collection? Because it is unique, it gives off a sense of mathematical precision, it has multiple elements which make it unique such as the astrolabe shape and the Windstar symbols and you can choose which mechanical movement suits you best without having to compromise on the quality of the watch. And the best thing? You can purchase it with a discount from the Kickstarter campaign!
Gallio Tempo is an Italian company that specializes in designing and creating watches with specific designs for specific groups of people. The founder inherited his love for watches from his grandfather who had a massive collection of pocket watches and handed it over to his grandson. Recently, the company has launched a new collection of watches entitled “Trident” that is aimed at people who enjoy adventures and luxury watches.
The first thing that jumps into mind when you take a look at the Trident collection launched by Gallio Tempo is the design. The Trident collection features a 42 millimeter diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystals and Swiss Super-LumiNova® pigments which insure a high level of afterglow performance. The rings come in three different colors: silver, green and brown. You can change them according to your outfit so you can wear the watch whenever you want, without having to alter your outfit.
The next best thing about the Trident collection from Gallio Tempo are the materials that it is made of. The company prides itself with the fact that it uses only high quality products for all the components of the watch so it is no surprise that on top of the stainless steel and sapphire crystal case, it also comes with protection against high temperatures or water.
The case is made from stainless steel and its diameter is 42 millimeters. Stainless steel is recommended because it is highly resistant and durable. This ensures that the watch will last for decades. The dial is made from sapphire crystal because this material is highly resistant to scratches and heavy forces. If you drop it, the sapphire crystal will protect the dial and thus, you won’t have to worry about it not working anymore. Sapphire crystals are used mainly for luxury watches because they are both resistant, as well as elegant.
The Super-LumiNova Technology
The first feature that I must talk about here is the Super-LumiNova Technology which was designed with the purpose of giving the watch a special afterglow performance. It is currently the highest and most well developed technology for this purpose on the market. The materials used for this are resistant to high temperatures and other environmental agents and it is non-radioactive. The special thing about this technology is that it attracts the light and stores it using the same process like a normal battery. After this, it releases it bit by bit throughout the day. This technology does not damage the strap or any of the outside components of the watch.
The Straps and the claps
In keeping with the other components of the watch, the straps are made of high quality materials and provided by iWantAStraps.com. It is made of sailcloth nylon which is a durable material used for sports watches. On top of that, in order to ensure that the straps will not be damaged by daily use, the watch also comes with button deployant claps which are made of solid stainless steel. All you have to do to is push the button and the strap will release itself. It’s much easier to put the watch on or take it off and it is a lot more durable.
Citizen Miyota® 821A Automatic Movement
The last on this list is the Citizen Miyota technology, which is borrowed from a Japanese company. The advantage of this feature is the fact that it is very durable, with little to no chance of delays or stops. The main spring is using a caliber to power through a winding rotor. The rotor is excited by the wrist movement. The advantage of this particular technology is that it is very accurate and it is very durable.
The Kickstarter Campaign
On March 15th, Gallio Tempo started a Kickstarter campaign for the Trident collection. All those who want a piece of this wonderful luxurious watch can head over to Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. Details about the price or the shipping are not available as of the writing of this article.