Founded in Italy in 2017, Gravithin makes affordable creative watches inspired by ancient instruments, emphasizing quality and unique designs. The Gravithin Focuscope series is the newest addition to the company’s lineup, reinterpreting the internal structure of Galileo Galilei’s telescope into five overlapping levels on the dial.
The new Gravithin Focuscope watches are available in three colorways: Cosmo Red, Cosmo Blue, and Cosmo Silver. The first two include gunmetal PVD-coated 316L stainless steel cases, while the latter leaves the metal in its natural tone but with a sandblasted finish. The cases measure 40mm in diameter, 11.2mm thick, and a modest 37.2mm lug-to-lug thanks to the semi-concealed lug architecture. The cases are water resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet. The grooves on the case sides not only provide an ornamental detail but also serve to echo the layers of the dial.
The cosmic theme of the watch is further emphasized by the use of a piece of Muonionalusta meteorite at the center of the dial, home to the hour, minute, and second hands. Adjacent to that is a sandblasted ring punctuated with a quartet of Roman numerals at the four poles. Following that is a colored ring (in red, blue, or silver), then a chapter ring with indices for the hours, and finally, at the periphery, an aluminum ring with milled dots for the minutes/seconds. Interestingly, the hour scale is not part of the dial architecture but, in fact, it’s six layers of Super-LumiNova BGW9 painted directly on the underside of the flat sapphire crystal. The same blue-toned lume coats the hour and minute hands. The dials also include a slim and straight red seconds hand embellished with a moon-tip counterweight. All in all, the multi-layered face of the Focuscope watch — regardless of the specific colorway — is dynamic, creative, and most importantly, highly attractive.
Adding to the style of the watches are the two bands that come with them. The first is a Bandoleer bracelet that matches the color and finish of the cases, complete with a butterfly clasp. The second is a full-grain Italian black leather strap, and switching out the bands is a simple affair due to the quick-release system. The semi-concealed lugs create a seamless transition between the case and straps, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the trio of Focuscope timepieces.
Gravithin opted to use the ultra-slim (3.9mm) and reliable Miyoata 9039 automatic movement to power the Focuscope watches. These tried-and-true self-winding movements offer 42 hours of power reserve and an accuracy rating of -10/+30 seconds per day. They also come equipped with a Parashock system, 24 jewels, and hacking seconds. The Focuscope watches are furnished with sapphire casebacks to allow a view of the movement inside.
Pre-orders for the new Gravithin Focuscope start January 16, 2024, and the watches will ship in June. The pre-order package, which is valid for only 48 hours, is priced at $425 USD and includes a Bandoleer bracelet and a leather strap. After that, the watches will retail for $600 USD. For more information, please visit the brand’s website.
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