Almost three years back I wrote about an interesting piece that was launching on kickstarter. Perhaps more than the watch itself I was impressed by how successfully the brand’s backstory was intertwined in the design of the watch. Living close to London as I do, if I were to design a watch I could perhaps be tempted to recreate the clock face from Elizabeth Tower, housing Big Ben. Or a young watch brand from Transylvania, say, might try to squeeze in a glut of Count Dracula references. As it happens, Peren does hail from the Transylvania region of central Romania – but the inspiration behind the Nera Rogue X isn’t obvious until you’ve read the backstory.
The watch I’m looking at today is an evolution of the same design presented three years ago, with the main difference being a 12 hour bezel and the inclusion of a stainless steel bracelet. So, with the watch now in hand, how do all the pieces of the story fit together?