Monsieur Watches – Ranomo Vintage Chronograph: Panda & Reverse Panda Limited Edition at 1/30th the price compared with Rolex
Comes with 2 models – a quartz chronograph (starting at US$199) and a mechanical chronograph (starting at US$369) Delivering December 2019.
Monsieur kickstarted their 1st edition back in 2017 with a successful campaign (Monsieur ALLIAGE Series). This year, they will be launching a 2nd campaign on Kickstarter with the Monsieur RANOMO Series. (RANOMO – racing mono tones) Providing affordable watches with quality is what Monsieur Watches aims for with each series. “This has taken inspiration from the 70s and a curated modern design from many over generations to create a cohesive and iconic design”. To give a unique touch to the vintage series, the dial has a unique panda and reverse panda (contrasting tones) to emulate the likes of the Rolex Daytona/ Zenith El Primero. Housed in a 38mm stainless steel case protected by a K1 sapphire-coated domed glass, the Ranomo series is paired with a 20mm rally strap that fits perfectly for any occasion. With the contrasting dial and numerical even numbers etched, it carries elements from their previous series to gives a modern take to a vintage design. The dial is rich and full in detail yet symmetrical and easy to read.
Singaporean based entrepreneurs Calvin Kang and Seamus See love timepieces and wanted to break into the microbrand industry with their rendition of watches. “There is a movement embracing personalisation of one’s identity and the culture of owning unique handcrafted timepieces, going out of the norm” said Calvin. For Seamus, being a watch collector and enthusiast, “I have always been drawn to watches that are uniquely designed and beautifully crafted. The market today has been flooded with many watch brands that are inflated in price due to markups by wholesalers and retailers. I want to create a watch that appeals and is very affordable” Monsieur Watches are proudly supporting genuine craftsmanship and to bring to you a watch that is made with the highest quality for its price tag. Deciding on a racing vintage series with the panda and reverse panda dial was necessary as it brings out a distinct divergence of class, versatility and style. It seems you can roughly guess which models might come up in the future for Monsieur watches (a diver or maybe an aviator watch).
- Case Material – 316L Stainless Steel
- Glass – K1 Domed Sapphire coated
- Movement – OS21 (Quartz) / ST1901 (Mechanical)
- Water Resistant – 5 ATM
- Case Diameter – 38mm
- Case Thickness – 12mm
- Strap – 20mm Italian leather band
Monsieur Watches will launch the Ranomo series on the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter on 11th July 2019 (+4 GMT) for a 30 day campaign until 11th August 2019 and is looking to raise S$30,000 Singapore Dollars (Approx $22,000 USD). Perks include special price promotions for the “Super Early Birds” & cross packages. Kickstarter backers will also receive FREE INTERNATIONAL shipping worldwide with a 1 year warranty on the movements.