The first watch to ever come out of the Stockholm based design house Nezumi Studios was the Nezumi Voiture, a 24 hour chronograph inspired by the distinctive aesthetic of racing chronographs from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Nezumi Studios founder, David Campo Cardenes, a vintage car enthusiast himself, used this as inspiration for his first watch which would come in the form of a vintage chronograph designed with automotive cues. Even the name Voiture embodies the automotive spirit as it translates to Car, from French to English. Since 2015, the Nezumi Voiture has maintained its form and meca-quartz movement, but the latter changes today as the Voiture gets a motor overhaul. Nezumi Studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary with the Voiture VM1S; the same design that we’ve come to appreciate with a mechanical movement.
The Nezumi Voiture VM1S comes in three different color ways which are similar to those found within the VQ2 collection which Zach Weiss reviewed back in 2016. With the Voiture VM1S, you have your choice between a cream dial with matching sub registers at three and nine, and a black sub register at six, a black dial with the same features but reversed, and a blue dial with cream sub registers all around. The major highlight for the VM1S is that it now sports the Sellita SW510 Mb manual wound movement. A cam operated chronograph with no date and equipped with a 58 power reserve, the Sellita SW510 Mb is the perfect match for the Voiture VM1S without sacrificing the original design and case construction.