Griffin Emblem is an automatic watch brand that was formed after their team decided to pursue their common dream of creating their own skeleton watches. The brand has come a long way in the last three years and is evolving every year with new models that are increasingly daring. Knowing that quality skeletonized watches are often costly and inaccessible, this is one of the most challenging crafts in watch making, skeletonizing is a technique where the dial and movement become one, an exercise in strength and lightness that produces eye-catching artistic effects.
In an era of omnipresent smartphones and minimalist watches, skeletonized mechanical watches are more about fashion and individuality than ever, they have a nostalgic flair that everyone loves for their perceptible movements. By this we mean that we can actually see, and hear these collectible items as they work, as opposed to the boring clock on our cell phones.
The new collection of Griffin Emblem watches features a power reserve, a triple calendar function. Each watch comes with a high quality 316L stainless steel case fitted with a multi-layer skeleton dial containing combination vertical, horizontal, radical-brushed and polished finishes. It houses a Japan made 26 jewels movement which is Miyota 9100. Complex Japanese movements like this are quite rare and are being used by major big watch brands. Functionally it has the time, day, date, month, a synchronized 24 hour hands, and a top mounted power reserve indicator. Swiss watches with a Swiss movement who can offer these functions are usually really expensive; Griffin Emblem is able to bring a watch with same quality and components, at a fraction of his price.
Limited to just 200 pieces worldwide, each watch is laser etched on the back of the case to mark the unique serial numbers. It is also allows their customer to engrave their name on the metal plate of this watch. For more information, you can check out their current Kickstarter project and official website.