Melbourne Watch Company was founded in 2013 by Sujain Krishnan and has quickly grown from its modest crowd-funded roots to offer a range of affordable timepieces, both mechanical and quartz. Most recently, we have taken our next big step by opening our own showroom in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Carlton, where we invite customers to come and meet the team and try our collections in a relaxed environment.
Originally released in 2014 through Kickstarter, our Melbourne Portsea collection was well-received by our customers, who praised our use of molded ceramic dials which give the watch a unique look compared to traditional marine/deck-style watches. We subsequently released a “simpler” version of the Melbourne Portsea in 2015, which we dubbed the “Heritage” range. Now, three years after introduction, we are preparing to deliver our 4th release of the Melbourne Portsea collection including a new Blue/Rose Gold colourway (PS.40.A.CAL.05).
The Melbourne Portsea Calendar range is powered by the Miyota Calibre 9122 automatic “triple calendar” self-winding mechanical movement, made in Japan. The 9000 series of movements are part of Miyota’s premium 26-jewel mechanical range with a higher beat rate of 28,800bph. The Calibre 9122 has a maximum power reserve of 40 hours when fully wound.
The Melbourne Portsea Heritage range shares the same case and dial construction but is powered by the Seiko Calibre NH35 24 jewel mechanical movement, with a beat rate of 21,600bph and a power reserve of 41 hours (with bi-directional winding).
All Melbourne Portsea watches are 40mm wide with a 13mm thick case (and a 48mm lug-to-lug case size). With a 24-month warranty the Melbourne Portsea Calendar collection starts from $665 USD and the the Portsea Heritage Collection starts from $440 USD. For a limited time, you can pre-order yours and save 25% off our retail pricing, with delivery scheduled for mid April 2017 (just after Easter). melbournewatch.com.auSponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.