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Oliver Newton Watches
The watches with Italian leather dial & strap
The watch, with its classic and timeless model, treated to the finest part, is characterised by meticulous details:
• Engraving of Oliver Newton & Co. logo on the inner ring;
• Classy decoration on the case back that resemble the skeletonisation;
• Buckle treatment: satin on the front and shiny on the sides;
• Serigraphy of the brand logo on the inside of the glass.
For its 200mt water resistance, CORIUM is also endowed with a silicone strap that allows the immersion of the watch while preserving intact the leather strap. With this model, Classic and available in both Black and White, or the PHANTOM, gifted with a pierced dial in the centre that allows a sneak peak of the mechanism, and LIMITED, that represents a refined variant of coordinated strap and dial made of three overlapping layers of three different leather colours: a black base, an intermediate red layer finally closing with a white upper layer.
CORIUM is a remarkably precious object that involves all the senses, stimulated by the smell of the leather, its smoothness, from the sound it produces by the touch of the fingers and from the sensations of pleasure and satisfaction one feels from all of the above together, all closed up in the watch one owns.
Ever since the world has been inspired by Swiss technology in the watch sector and from the quality of the processing of Italian leather. What better opportunity if not to try the unique emotion of owning an object designed to its finest detail that encloses within the technology, tradition, and culture of “made in Italy” and “Swiss made”.
A rich, distinguished English gentleman used to travel across Europe for finding new market and for learning new ways to make his product the top of the art. He was known as the man who perfectioned the drum process.
In an ancient manor in Tuscany he left some documents, while he was travelling across Italy, describing his secret process, that creates a leather that is unique (you cannot find it elsewhere).
CORIUM is Latin for “leather”, and today we celebrate his creation: the Corium Series. Now it’s time for leather.
These artisans are able to create a leather thinner than 0,5 mm, thanks to a particular processing method. The straps are handmade by a historic artisans shop in Florence, Tuscany. The Italian leather making is an ancient tradition, which has been perfected during the centuries, that’s why still today this leather is a guarantee of excellent products.
Leather Artisans in Florence, Tuscany.
Certified Made in Italy
A special workmanship able thin the thickness of the leather up to a few tens of millimetres; this made possible the realisation of the dial of CORIUM, thus creating a watch that presents a further, unusual characteristic: the continuity from the strap to the dial, that become one.
The best leather flaps handled and processed by Tuscanian artisans in the magnificent city of Florence. Oliver Newton design is inspired by the classic horology culture, mixed with a modern concept.
Every Reward includes an exclusive waterproof silicone strap, that you can easily alternate with the leather one. Take a look at all the available straps, and choose the one (or more) that you prefer.
Exclusive Kickstarter Limited Edition Leather Strap
- Three colours
- Two flaps of thin leather
- A perfect match for Corium Limited!
All the Oliver Newton Watches original ETA movement, made in Switzerland, a country that has the most important tradition in horology. ETA 2824 is one of the most appreciated all over the world, made in Switzerland from the best horology experts.
• Measure 11½ “‘, Height 4.6 mm, Diameter Ø 25.60 mm;
• Case diameter 40 mm;
• Hours, minutes, seconds;
• Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing;
• Stop at the second exit;
• Etachron regulation system and correction regulator;
• 28,800 efforts per hour; 4 Hz;
• 25 rubies.
The watches are made with synthetic sapphires, known for their high hardness (on a 10 scale, it’s a grade 9, compared to the diamond that is a 10). This kind of glasses are particularly resistant, their strongness protects the surface from both scratches and cracks It is a perfectly shiny glass, free of scratches or internal marks, without stains and with regular edges: will give to the dial and to the whole watch the aspect of a new and cool product.
The watches box is a full black packaging, with an Oliver Newton silver serigraphy on the top. This elegant case is a special Kickstarter edition for all the backers, it won’t be available after the Crowdfunding campaign.
The Exclusive Collection Reward also includes a particular customised packaging, made in black leather.
THE CAMPAIGN REWARDS
Risks and challenges
We are three passionate watch lovers.
We want to create a watch brand, inspired by the tradition and the classic style, but looking ahead to the future and the new tendencies of horology design.
Oliver Newton watches are characterised by the leather strap and dial, that represent our bond to Italian manufacturing tradition, an artisan world that allows us to create these particular timepieces. Every piece of leather is different from all the others, making every watch a unique item to wear. We want to keep on creating, designing watches, getting new inspirations, and new ideas. We want to celebrate our deep love for horology, developing the use of leather in the luxury watches world.
We launch this campaign to seek passionate supporters that loves horology as we do. Our goal is to transform the concept of leather watches, to evolve and innovate it, and mostly to propose a new vision for the leather in horology.