Based just some years in the past, Depancel is pushed by the eagerness for outdated French automobiles akin to Delage, Panhard and Facel Vega. Now launching on Kickstarter, the model’s newest creation, the Depancel [Re]Naissance is a tribute to an iconic automobile, the timelessly elegant Delage D8-120. Powered by a straight Eight-cylinder engine with 120bhp (quite a bit for this period), this excellent piece of automotive design was created within the 1930s. On the time, the seek for good aerodynamics was a subject through which aesthetics have been paramount… Lengthy earlier than the invention of CAD, automotive design was extra about sensual twists than concerning the pragmatism of contemporary aerodynamic engineering.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance attracts its inspiration from the Delage D8-120 entrance grille. With its 37x42mm dimensions, its distinctive sq. case is prolonged by quick lugs. It’s offered in 316L metal, black PVD-coated metal or bronze PVD-coated metal. One other connection to France and the automotive inspiration of the watch, Depancel has adorned its dial with a tricolour racing stripe in blue, white and pink. Dressed with this patriotic splash of color, this stripe sample dial comes both in black or in white. The sapphire crystal comes with a double-sided anti-reflective coating.
Two variations of the watch can be found. Each are powered by Miyota automated actions. The Miyota calibre 9120 reveals the hours, minutes, seconds and a calendar with day, date and month indications – all positioned in sub-dials. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a 40-hour energy reserve. The calibre 8215 shows the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. Operating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, it has 42 hours of energy reserve when totally wound. Seen through the exhibition caseback, the rotor is adorned and painted in France.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance is worn on leather-based, racing or tweed strap. One of many stitches matches the tricolour stripe of the dial. The watch is secured with a pin buckle. A folding buckle can also be out there as an possibility.
The Depancel [Re]Naissance is Made in France. It has been launched on Kickstarter to maintain prices down and minimize intermediaries. Tremendous Early-Hen costs begin as little as EUR 449 for the [Re]Naissance 24H. The [Re]Naissance 3H is offered from EUR 299. After the Kickstarter launch, the fashions might be provided at EUR 649 and EUR 399 respectively.
For those who really feel the Depancel [Re]Naissance is for you, head over to www.depancel.com or the devoted Kickstarter web page.
Fast Details – Depancel [Re]Naissance 24h – 37x42mm case – metal, black PVD-coated metal or bronze PVD-coated metal – sapphire crystal with double-sided A/R coating – sapphire caseback – waterproof to 100m / 10ATM – automated calibre Miyota 9120 – hours, minutes, seconds, date with month, day and date indication, 24h indication – leather-based, racing or cloth strap with pin buckle (folding buckle out there as an possibility) – Tremendous Early Hen Kickstarter EUR 449, Early Hen EUR 499, retail value EUR 649
Fast Details – Depancel [Re]Naissance 3h – 37x42mm case – metal, black PVD-coated metal or bronze PVD-coated metal – sapphire crystal with double-sided A/R coating – sapphire caseback – waterproof to 100m / 10ATM – automated calibre Miyota 8215 – hours, minutes, seconds and date – leather-based, racing or cloth strap with pin buckle (folding buckle out there as an possibility) – Tremendous Early Hen Kickstarter EUR 299, retail value EUR 399