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At 8:00am EST, on June 28th, 2019, the new Lesablier Sport Classic watch will debut on Kickstarter. With the production of five variants limited to 100 pieces each, and with each watch individually numbered on the dial, Lesablier is ensuring that every piece pledged for during the campaign will be totally unique.
Lesablier is a young brand founded in 2018 with the crowd-funded release of the Lesablier Aviateur watch. While the inaugural timepiece from this accessible brand boasted a vapor-blasted case, the sportier follow-up is an altogether more refined beast.
The Lesablier Sport Classic watch has a multifaceted case that comes to life in the light, thanks to the contrasting brushed and polished finishes arranged side-by-side. The striking case silhouette gives the watch a sculptural quality on the wrist. With a strong identity on the outside of the watch, it is essential that the interior mechanics and aesthetics match up. To ensure that they do, Lesablier has employed a self-winding mechanical movement to drive the watch and is offering a choice among five strong case and dial colorways.
There will be three 316L stainless steel options, with a choice of a white enamel, blue sunburst, or “ghost” fumé dial. An ion-plated yellow-gold case option will feature a sunburst black dial with a satin sub-dial, while the “ghost” fumé will also be available in a black ion-plated case. Each version will be limited to 100 pieces and will be numbered on the dial and case back.
The “Ivory” model that features the genuine enamel dial is particularly arresting, thanks to the flash of red print that appears beneath the wordmark on the dial and around the minute track every five minutes.
The Lesablier Sport Classic measures 40mm-wide, 13mm-tall, and has a lug-to-lug length of 49mm. This classic size blended with an avant-garde aesthetic makes this latest offering from Lesablier incredibly versatile. An added bonus for peace of mind is the 100-meter water resistance rating facilitated by the deeply engraved screw-down crown, which sports a stylized hourglass (the literal translation of Lesablier from French).
Lesablier’s intention is to create an accessibly priced timepiece that blurs the lines between sport and dress watches. In that way, the watch hearkens to the early days of luxury sports watch design. With an eight-sided bezel recalling the groundbreaking design of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and a case that brings that element right up-to-date, the Lesablier Sport Classic plays on the expected design tropes without retreading old ground.
The watches are powered by the skeletonized Miyota 8N40 automatic movement, which is visible through a sapphire crystal. The top sapphire crystal, which protects the dial and hands, has been treated with a subtle blue anti-reflective coating for improved clarity. Behind the crystal, BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova illuminates the hour markers and the hands at night.
All models are supplied on a genuine Italian leather strap, which has a suede lining and has been fitted with quick-release spring bars to make customizing the look of your watch straightforward. In addition to the leather band, a spare silicone strap will also be supplied so the watch can be dressed up or down appropriately depending on your chosen activity.
The Kickstarter campaign will run for one month and offer early bird pricing starting as low as $285 and rising to $355 by the end. The projected future retail price of these models will be between $455-$465, depending on the model chosen. All pieces come packaged in a special wooden box with a window that enables you to use the watch as a desk clock while packed away safely. If you’d like to learn more about the brand, you can visit the official homepage at lesablierwatches.com.
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