Today, we’re excited to announce our newest limited edition, a collaboration with the great team over at Lorier Watches. As these projects tend to go, this one started over a conversation at a bar during Windup SF last year. In a follow-up conversation, the decision of which watch to base the LE on was pretty clear – their, at the time, yet to be released Gemini Chronograph. A logical follow up to their collection of well-priced, exceptionally detailed, mid-century-inspired, sports watches, the Gemini combines two things we love into one, a mechanical chronograph and a 12-hr bezel. To call that watch a success is a bit of an understatement. In two subsequent batch releases, they’ve sold out in mere minutes.
And that’s where the fun began. Lorier sent over a few suggested designs (all of which were great, for the record), but also said to just have at it, which we obliged. Given the style of the watch, the iconic chronographs of the ’60s came to mind rather quickly. Heuer, Universal Geneve, Rolex, Omega… you know the watches. That said, the standard Geminis already nail this aesthetic, as do other watches on the market, so we wanted to do something different, something that would stand out not just from the other Geminis, but other chronographs that are currently available. That’s when we turned to a layout concept has always been uncommon, creating some of the rarest grails: the single-register-chrono.
Please note: we’re running this post 2 hours before the watch is available for purchase (12PM EDT) in order to give people some time to learn about the watch, enjoy it, and decide if they want to buy it.