Straton Watch Company Launches Curve-Chrono
The Curve-Chrono is a beautifully detailed new watch from the Straton Watch Company. Inspired by the automotive world, the new addition celebrates car racing during the 1970s and pays homage to the popular chronograph watches of the era.
Available in five variations, the striking Curve-Chrono watch has the unique ability to be almost entirely customised. As such a choice of two case sizes are offered, 39.5mm and 42mm, two Seiko movements, and two case back designs inspired by period wheel rims: polished and brushed surgical grade stainless steel, or a black Diamond like Carbon coated finish. Customers also have a total of seven different straps available to them, all inspired by racing. Each watch comes complete with a standard strap as well as a choice of two further versions. Additional customisable elements include the option to include or omit a date window.
Luminescent hour hands, a screw down crown, an inner rotating bezel (for tracking a second time zone), and water resistance up to 100m, are further signifiers of quality and useability. Each watch arrives in a vintage brown travel case and includes a 24-month guarantee.
Furthermore, the Straton Watch Company has also expanded its line of products to include stylish driving gloves. The gloves are available in seven different colours and sizes (five men’s sizes and three women’s sizes). Classic in looks and crafted from genuine leather, these gloves feature attractive an design incorporating breathing holes to allow for maximum comfort and grip.
The Straton Watch Company has a successful track record of utilising KickStarter to turn its products into reality. As such, to cover the costs of the first production run of the new Curve-Chrono, and Straton Driving Gloves, it has launched another KickStarter campaign that began on 15th April and will run for a duration of 35 days. The watches can be pre-ordered along with the leather gloves.
The meca-quartz movement Curve-Chrono features a pre-order price starting from $279, after the KickStarter campaign it will retail for $499. A limited edition (to 110 pieces) Curve-Chrono with an Automatic movement is priced from $679, rising to $999 following the campaign. The driving gloves are priced from $89 per pair, rising to $149. Visit the KickStarter campaign page here for more information, deliveries are expected in the autumn.