Our inbox is full of emails about Kickstarter watch brands. Our Horology credo has always revolved around brands producing interesting, beautiful and quality products – a combination a lot of Kickstarter brands miss the mark on. Not Huckleberry & Co.
Huckleberry & Co. have recently introduced their new timepiece series – The Archibald. The Melbourne based watch company have designed the Archibald to pay homage to the Bauhaus era (think Junghans), emphasising form and simplicity. The first feature you notice is the classic Bauhaus dial with distinct sub dial and power reserve indicator, covered by a flat sapphire crystal nestled into a clean and simple bezel. The alluring crown is unusually thin and flat, yet works seamlessly with the rest of the watch, including the knurled pattern. The 1cm thick case provides some extra weight designed to give a sense of luxury.
When Huckleberry & Co. started designing the Archibald the idea was to rebuild the love and appreciation for horology, they wanted to create a traditional mechanical watch for the present day.
The Archibald is powered by a Japanese Miyota 9132 automatic movement which allows for automatic and hand winding. It also features three central hands, power reserve dial, twenty four hour dial, some water resistance and the date. The option of silver and rose gold are both available.
The Archibald is up on Kickstarter starting at $380AUD (RRP will be $490AUD) and is already funded, with estimated delivery in April 2016. Quickly make a pledge to get one!