R.A.W. II Double Balance

(R)efined (A)rticulated (W)atches or R.A.W. is a range of watches that explores a different set of design criteria to other moVas watches. Part Steampunk, modern yet classical, the R.A.W. series exposes watch movements in it’s undecorated form and builds a contemporary/ modern design around it. The initial concept for RAW II was to design a modern dress watch in a vintage pocket watch movement style. It started as an experiment to create a new watch aesthetic that appeared more honest than conventional methods of covering the movement with decorative dials. It was also a gamble in going against industry norm and accepted practice and leveraged heavily on our architectural background.

At 43mm it is the smallest watch moVas has released to date and also the first round shaped watch. The double domed raised glass is pushed to the edge of the case and as close to the top surface of the movement as possible to showcase more of the movement components from the side. Externally RAW II is made with a deep blasted titanium case with a polished bronze multi-hinged lug system which adapts to smaller wrist sizes. Polished stainless steel bolts are articulated and used as functional yet decorative elements. The dark grey titanium case match the dark frosted movement plate inside and the bronze lugs match the colour of the double balance cocks. This creates a unified and coherent design where the internal and external parts of the watch appear as one. The minimal dial work also match the movement colour and is intentionally skeletonised and abstract. The convex rehaut is machined as part of the watch case and match the movement plate thus dissolving the junction between movement and case. 12 polished steel balls form 5 seconds markers on the rehaut to give the watch more visual brilliance. Balls at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are larger to give more visual interest.

The fascination and use of Chinese movements is continued and explored further in the RAW series as we search out more unique movements to bring to watch collectors. When we first saw a double exposed balance movement in a watch, we knew that we had to design a watch to show this mesmerizing function. Two balance wheels are traditionally used to reduce the timing errors due to temperature, magnetic fields and gravity as such variations are halved. Torque is also shared between both balance wheels thus reducing wear and variations from the unwinding of the barrel. 2 continually rotating gold balance wheels animates the dials and creates more visual interest than a regular blank printed dial. Coupled with the movable polished bronze lugs, the watch becomes even more dramatized. Movement plates are perlaged and a cote de geneve decoration is added to the signed rotor.

The watch comes standard with a genuine brown lizard strap, a croc patterned black leather strap and 2 matching bronze buckles.

The RAW II illustrates how at moVas we continue to experiment with new watch designs and are unafraid to explore new genres of watch making so that we can bring more unique pieces to our customers’ watch collections.

Case: Grade 2 titanium case with deep shot peened surface. Polished, hinged CuSn8 bronze lugs. Case is 43mm across. 41-52mm lug hole- lug hole (hinged and adjustable). 9.6mm height to top of bezel/ 13.4mm height including domed sapphire.

Caseback: Exhibition caseback in Grade 2 titanium with deep shot peened surface. Engraved and signed. Numbered 01-50.

Glass: 4mm thick double domed american sourced scratch resistant sapphire colourless. Single Anti Reflective coating applied internally. 1mm flat american sourced scratch resistant sapphire colourless caseback.

Movement: Cal 05 Produced by Shanghai Watch Co. 40 Jewels, beating at 21600bph, 35H Power Reserve,  Dark Frosted plates and Gold PNP balance cocks. Antishock protection system on balance wheel.+/- 30s/ day.

Dial: Matt Dark grey painted brass skeleton dial. Applied Roman numeral hour indices (XII, III, VI, IX)  in brushed bronze colour plating.

Hands: Faceted and skeletonised brass hour hand  in polished PNP.  Heat blued steel skeletonised arrow shaped minute hand. Heat blued steel skeletonised seconds hand.

Strap/ Bracelet:  Genuine brown lizard 24mm strap with matching stitching and leather backing and black crown printed 24mm leather strap with matching stitching and leather backing.

Buckle:  2pc Tang buckle with ‘V’ logo cutout, and “moVas” deep engraved on sides in CuSn6 Bronze.

Crown:  Extra Large “V” logo deep etched crown with double locking screw down mechanism, deep shot peened to match case and knurled surface.

Water Resistance: 10atm.

Power Reserve: 35 hours, fully wound.

Warranty: 2 year.

PRICE:

With genuine lizard and leather strap (with 2pc bronze tang buckle)-

Price for pickup in SINGAPORE: SGD$2500 

Total Price with worldwide shipping: USD1900

ACCESSORIES:

Our customers also normally purchase the following (only applicable together with watch purchase):

Leather strap- SGD120/ USD100 (1 pair)

Double clasp deployant buckle – SGD60/ USD50 (+SGD6/ USD5 for black)

Additional Tang buckle- SGD35/ USD30 (1 pc) (+SGD6/ USD5 for black)

Additional 2pc hex screw and tube set- SGD25/ USD20 (1 set)

TO PURCHASE:

1) For local orders, send us an e-mail at movaswatches@gmail.com and inform us of the following:

– Model Name

– Colour

– Quantity

– Strap choice (leather/ rubber and colour)

– Accesories (if any)

We will check availability and advise earliest collection time. Payment is with cash or bank transfer.

2) For worldwide orders, send us an e-mail and inform us of the following additional information:

– Location

– Paypal account e-mail (for us to send you an invoice)

We will check availability and advise accordingly. If available immediately we will send a paypal invoice to the supplied e-mail.

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