Astro - Valentina

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Cosmo Red Rubber

The Valentina is inspired by humankind's first tentative steps into the universe; Sputnik, Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova - the first woman to travel to space - have all served as inspiration behind the aesthetics of our first model from the Astro range.

 

All of our watches are made in small batches - the First Edition production run for the Astro Valentina is 300 pieces, numbered from 0001 - 0300. We'll ship the next available number unless you have a specific request - if so, please get in touch.

- 38mm x 38mm x 10.6mm depth
- 20mm lug width
- Dual-finish bespoke designed case
- Sapphire crystal with dual side anti-reflective coating
- Multi-layer dial with applied indices / textural areas
- Chamfered hands, hairline running seconds hands
- Under-printed crystal with floating reticles
- Custom Soyuz capsule crown with etched motif
- 80g
- 10 ATM
- 2 year warranty

- Miyota 9039 automatic mechanical movement
- 28,800 bph
- 24 jewels
- Handwinding capability
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -10 ~ + 30 sec/day
- Japanese Made
- Hacking function
- Parashock anti-shock

The Devil's In The Detail

Featuring an off-white dial palette, with subdued applied gold hardware, black printing and sky blue accents, the Valentina embodies the USSR arm of the Space Race.

Multiple layers of dial; the radial texture, over the angled, gold ringed chamfer with numeral printing, down to the faded gold chapter ring with minute track and luminous dots, to the two-tone dial with subtle angles, applied gold blocks and matching gold skeleton hands with luminous fill - the second hand counterweight forming an orbital track around the centre pinion. The radial track on the top surface of the dial references the gold “Voyager” records sent, long after the moon landings, into the universe, featuring sounds and pictures from Earth, in the event that extra-terrestrial beings would find it.

VINYL

Two vinyl record-like phonographs made from gold-plated copper and etched with pictures and sounds from Earth, launched aboard both Voyager spacecraft in 1977. We've used a radial record-like texture, a nod to the Voyager missions, for the top-most surface of the dial.

Dial Details

The Valentina features multiple layers of dial; the radial texture, over the angled, gold ringed chamfer with numeral printing, down to the faded gold chapter ring and two-tone dial with subtle angles and applied gold blocks.

Case

The Astro is presented in a stainless steel case that is neither a square nor circle, but a squircle. Featuring a subtle curved quirk in every side of the Astro’s “squared” face - truly unique.

BEATING HEART

Behind the exhibition caseback lies the spectacular engineering marvel that is the Miyota 9039. This automatic calibre beats at 28,800 bph and offers a power reserve of 40+ hours.

LUME

The Astro features proprietary lume on both the dial and hands to aid low light time referencing.

Small Batch

Our watches are produced in small batches and each watch is finished with a unique serial number.

The design is so carefully thought out, especially the depth of the face, and the quality is immediately obvious. Brilliant!

Christopher N.

What a stunning watch. I wasn't sure at first due to the shape, but wow the elegance and amazing design just take my breath away at times.

Jon K.

I'm delighted with my Valentina. It's unique, very well made and the attention to detail is exceptional. I have worn it everyday since it arrived.

David S.

THE SPACE RACE

The Astro series is inspired by the race to space, starting with the catalyst for the race, the cold war, and ending in the present. Each model represents an important phase, not just in the technological advancement and achievement of putting humans into orbit, but also human advancement, in our attitudes and outlooks.

LUGLESS DESIGN

The case of the Astro features a lugless design, measuring 38x38mm with recessed strap mounts hidden within the case. Keeping things surprisingly thin, the case features a tri-texture finish and a modest 10.65mm thickness.

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