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E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

Today, E.C. Andersson Watch Co. is back with their most meticulously made watch yet, a true high-end watch to carry the brand into a new segment. The E.C. Andersson Calypso is completely custom-designed in Gothenburg and equipped with the most reliable Swiss automatic movement in this range.

Starting with the custom-made buckle, the Calypso features a tailor-made calf leather strap, sandblasted case with polished bevels that harmoniously swirl around the edges from lug to lug, and unique modern indices on a gradient dial in a semi-gloss ocean blue finish – nested securely under the specially crafted “Boshulän” arrow hands. The three-tone, one-of-a-kind rotor is displayed proudly through the sapphire crystal caseback, as it powers the Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. Additionally, E.C. Andersson is so confident in the Calypso’s abilities that they set up a Performance Center just to prove the reliability of each individual watch.

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

Although it’s a totally new design, the 40mm case has an iconic look to it. Only 10mm thick, the Calypso feels robust, sporty, yet tastefully classy and perfectly suitable for any situation, both in durability and style. The case is made of sandblasted 316L stainless steel with polished details, and designed to appeal to all your senses. To be among the first to receive the E.C.A Calypso, start your pre-order here.

The link between the lugs is E.C. Andersson’s way of connecting your watch to current and future strap options. It not only looks appealing, but the use of a connector link also makes the strap sit more securely than on a conventional watch, thanks to the deep spring bar cut and screw-in bar.

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

E.C. Andersson’s own calf-leather straps come standard with the Calypso watch, and you have the option of choosing between dark chestnut brown and black, each having a wide-grained alligator texture. The width of the strap is 25mm on top, narrowing down to 20mm on the bottom end.

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

No fake stuffing here – the leather straps are made flat, mostly because it’s better looking, but also to prevent unnecessary foam stuffing. This makes for a slim and comfortable appearance, measuring 2.8mm, which is a figure specifically chosen to harmoniously fit the watch’s case. All straps are equipped with the E.C.A. uni-mold buckle made of 316L stainless steel with a polished base and rugged details below the elevated E.C.A. logo text and solid steel pin buckle.

The Nylon Activity Strap

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

E.C. Andersson also wanted to make a strap that can be used for more rugged activities, where leather might feel best left at home. Go climbing, diving, or running with the Nylon Activity Strap without having to wonder if your strap can take it – it will. Just rinse that mud off when you get home, and the activity strap will look just as new again. The activity strap is made of nylon just like a traditional NATO, but it is delivered as a two-piece strap and secured by the stainless-steel connector link. To make it more unique, E.C. Andersson custom-designed the steel loops to fit the watch’s appearance. The loops are cut sharp to create reflecting angles where the bevels are polished, and the top surface is brushed. All backers receive the Nylon Activity Strap if the funding goal is reached by 200%.

E.C. Andersson Performance Center

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

To prove the reliability of each individual watch, E.C. Andersson set up a Performance Center, making it possible to measure amplitude, beat error, and accuracy along with magnetic and pressure resistance in detail. More importantly, E.C. Andersson have the tools to perfect those attributes.

When receiving your E.C. Andersson Calypso, there will be a direct transcript print-out from their timegrapher inside the box. This will show you all detailed facts about accuracy and the well-being of your individual timepiece. Even if you don’t care right now, such information can be both exciting and satisfying to have on hand. Attached to the transcript is a description of all values, so you can learn more about them.

E.C. Andersson Calypso Watch Watch Releases

The E.C. Andersson Calypso watch is available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting today, with prices starting at €800 for the early orders (approximately €700 off list price). As with all Kickstarter campaigns, being among the first is a great advantage.

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  • Middle

    I would never wear this but I won’t hate. Looks like a complicated movement for the price.

  • Hands90

    I really like it.

  • SuperStrapper

    CW lido and IWC ingenieur had a baby and no one adopted it.

    Thank goodness you made flat straps without unnecessary foam padding. When nice padded straps are padded with nicer calfskin than the embossed garbage these are made with. Don’t worry no foam padding just fake alligator. And the diatribe about the silly proprietary lugs and ZOMG SO KOOL LQQK!11!!!1!one1!! Lug link to make sure that you have to buy new straps only from this mushroom company that likely won’t exist next year. Also, we like NATO straps but figured out a way to make them even worse! Please be introduced to the NYLON ACTIVITY STRAP. Nothing says I like to climb run and dive like when I attach the NYLON ACTIVITY STRAP to my Ingenieido.. um.. Calypso!

    Just going for a quick climbdiverun hon ill be back for dinner

    Did you remember your NYLON ACTIVITY STRAP?

    SHIT thanks babe almost totally forgot! Make sure you don’t forget my dinner or else you know what!

    • Bill Davidson

      nothing like a bit of nylon activity…

  • Who calls a watch “Calypso” and doesn’t make it a diver?

    • IG

      Mr. E. C. Andersson.

  • IG

    Interesting case.

  • It’s not bad but that has to be the most pointless use of hand-skeletonization I have seen in a while. It really allows you to see half of the left digit, on double-digit dates. A very important function in Scandinavia, I am told.

    • IG

      At least the minute hand tip reaches the scale which is quite a feat nowadays.

  • Good Gene 42K18

    oh yeah!

  • Svetoslav Popov

    I like it very much. It resembles AP slightly, but has its own design and is extremely well balanced. My only gripe is with the crocodile embossed straps. I’d rather prefer them plain, if not made from real croc. Please make a third and forth option without embossing.

  • Playboy Johnny

    At least they had the balls to take comments. Unlike some other sponsored posts.

  • nicedream06

    Wow a “Performance Center”? Complete with tools to measure accuracy and beat error?
    I never knew my basement workbench was also a Performance Center.

  • Ranchracer

    There’s a lot to like here. Nice and slim case. Creative strap attachment system. Not bad looking. Fine movement. Doesn’t rip any one watch off too badly. Decent effort. It would look best on a steel bracelet though. The leather and NATOs just don’t seem to match the overall design aesthetic. At least I don’t feel like it’s 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back, unlike most of the sponsored posts these days.


    Not a bad effort

  • Andre Braz

    Interesting but I personaly don’t like this kind of strap ends.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    It a bit unnecessarily chunky. The crown annoys me. Buck for bang ratio is good.

  • drThrillman

    poor man VC overseas?

  • spiceballs

    Nice looking (pity about the date wheel color & location) offering at a (currently) reasonable price – as long as you buy your worn-out strap from ECA. Literal captive market?

  • E.C. Andersson makes great pieces and we always have the pleasure of being able to get one on a client’s wrist. The new Calypso model looks amazing, from the dial to rotor. Want to say something bad about being locked into a proprietary strap system, but it actually looks really good with the case. Can’t wait to get hands-on with one.

  • Yan Fin

    Looks not bad, however:
    The way strap is connected can not be comfortable for actual wearing.
    This watch is begging for a bracelet.
    And a date wheel with dark background (if not matching).
    Value proposition is OK.
    Good luck.

  • Yan Fin

    “No fake stuffing here” made my day!

    • Svetoslav Popov

      Yep, just fake embossing 🙂

  • Robert2222

    I like this watch and have reserved one through the kickstarter project. Yes, the strap system is proprietary and doesn’t permit you to use straps made by others. But I am going to wear this watch on the metal bracelet anyway. Yes, it is derivative. But, there are few original designs out there anyway, and nobody seemed to mind when Straton simply copied a 70s design for its TV Screen chrono – hello, Zenith and Omega. I happen to like this Andersson watch’s similarity to the old Rolex Oysterquartz and Viceroy shaped cases. As for the minute hand, I really like the way the midpoint of the tip covers the hour markers and the outside of the tip just touches the minute markers as the hand moves around the dial. Quite original, and I think very cool. Just my opinion and why I am buying one. I have nothing to do with this company other than wishing them well with this and other designs.

  • Jonathan Smith

    800 euros for a 2824 is pretty expensive in my honest opinion

    • Svetoslav Popov

      For a top version and such a intricate case I think it is a good value.