Do you know what an ‘Independent Matchmaker’ can do for you? Well, if you are looking for THE ONE… Easy, tiger. We are still talking about watches. Known as the “cool” set within the fine watchmaking world, independents are the critics’ choice and connoisseurs’ favorites. As Ariel posted a few weeks ago boasting about Independent Watches, these are standout timepieces offering true value compared to the volume brands. They are not products, they are rare gems with a soul and real people behind the name. We hear you; you don’t know these brands, so why should you care and who should you trust? Hey, who said cool was easy?
Meet Sky Sit, a well-respected industry insider who has been working at the heart of independent watchmaking for a decade. Sky has set up Skolorr (derived from ‘scholar’), the curated destination to shop hard-to-find exquisite artisan timepieces, from the finest independent watchmakers and rising stars.
Sky and her team have curated a selection of new and original watches (to support innovation at the brand level, no pre-owned), from around 20 handpicked independent brands, including several award-winning and -nominated names (e.g. Voutilainen, DeWitt, Claude Meylan, Fabergé), covering a full spectrum from $2,000 to $200,000. Only the quality or pedigree brands are showcased on the site after a months-long vetting process. Skolorr has also been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC, and Robb Report.
There’s little wonder those who own independent timepieces are often watch connoisseurs, who have grown through the stages of traditional brands, such as Patek and Rolex. Now they turn to the hidden gems for the above-and-beyond experience. There is no mark-up to fund 3 layers of middlemen and celebrity endorsements. Once you come to appreciate the individuality, extensive hours of fine craftsmanship, and pure passion poured into each piece, you are in a different game.
Sky thinks you don’t need to learn the mechanical jargon, or start breaking into one of the watch connoisseur circles before deserving one of these awesome watches. She is on a mission to unravel the intricacy, and pave insider access to these cool artisan brands for those who lack the time or the depth of knowledge. When you reach the stage of wanting something different from the crowd or unique to you, an independent may just be ‘the one.’
Your purchase is protected by Skolorr and delivered directly by the brand themselves, who offer you their own manufacture warranty. To give you extra peace of mind, your payment is held safe and secure in escrow by pioneering technologies, until the watch is delivered to your door.
Skolorr imparts insider knowledge in an appealing, contemporary tone, dedicating most of the site to cool-hunting topics, lifestyle tips, and brand insights. So you can discover the collectors’ gems like someone in the know.
For those who need a bit of hand-holding, there is a complimentary personal “matchmaking” service, to ensure an objective and guided shopping experience. You can also find Sky on the site, ready to offer fun and friendly advice.
Go on, have a little scroll. Speak to Sky and her team to help you get started on an independent love affair… skolorr.com