VALIMOR Calburnus Automatic Watch
It can be difficult to stand out in the watch market and aiming for excellence can often result in failure. However, there are a few new watchmakers carving a reputation for stunning craftsmanship and leading that group is VALIMOR. The Hong Kong boutique manufacturer is now rolling out its latest watch collection.
VALIMOR has delivered a watch that offers stunning attention to detail. Mixing contemporary clock design methods with classic style and substance, the Caliburnus is both a technological wonder and an affectionate nod to watches of yesteryear.
The company’s team of designers and engineers have experience in watchmaking and brought their expert skills to the Caliburnus through a year-long development process. Aficionados will instantly appreciate the elevated level of craftsmanship that has gone into each variation of the collection, delivering a unique clock that is a fashion statement and elegant dress accompaniment.
VALIMOR set out with the goal to create something that would become a timeless classic and stand out as something different in the market. We think the company has succeeded.
Design and Development
Boasting a team of watchmakers with over 15 years’ experience in the field, VALIMOR turned its vast knowledge towards creating a unique timepiece collection. The result is a hand-tooled automatic watch that delivers technical excellence and aesthetic triumphs. Technicians handle the natural stone dial, Hornback-shaped strap, case, and crown to ensure the highest quality control.
Speaking of the stone dial, this is a very fragile part of the Caliburnus and needed delicate cutting, sanding, and drilling by expert craftsmen. VALIMOR is so pleased with the exclusive case and crown that it is seeking global patents to protect the design. Simply put, you will not see the case and crown of the Caliburnus on any other watch.
Three variants are available in the Caliburnus collection, the dark elegance of the Black Galaxy, the opulent expression of the Lapis Lazuli, and the warm glow of the Rainbow Jasper. Each timepiece in the range comes with the following core technical specifications:
- Reference: VA001
- Certification: EUIPO Design Patent #004742294-0001
- Case: Ø42 mm – Aged 316L Stainless Steel
- Coating: PVD
- Dial: Natural Black Galaxy Granite / Natural Lapis Lazuli / Natural Rainbow Jasper
- Glass: Sapphire Coated Hardened Mineral Crystal / Sapphire Crystal by add-on option
- Hands Luminous: Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9
- Crown Crystal: Swarovski
- Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50 m)
- Strap: Genuine Leather
- Caliber: Japan-Made Miyota 821A Automatic
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds and (Date or Non-Date)
- Jewels: 21
- Thickness: 12.65mm
- Frequency: 21,600vph
- Power-reserve: 42hours
Each watch in the Caliburnus collection comes with Miyota 821A movement. VALIMOR says the decision to opt for 8-series movement instead of the more expensive Miyota 9-series caliber was a conscious one. Simply, the team decided they wanted the watch to be different from any other on the market, so opted for a different movement.
Indeed, VALIMOR tells us it sees the current watch market as space where plagiarism is rife, and lines are blurred in terms of styles. Wanting to be original, the designers spent years in research and spent a lot of money to test components and find a timepiece that is completely unique.
Considering the Caliburnus collection is manually machined by expert craftsmen, keeping cost in the affordable range was important. Combining quality with strong components, VALIMOR wants their watch fans and general customers to embrace its creation and find it accessible. However, the company points out it will pursue more expensive movement in future watch collections.
VALIMOR’s new Caliburnus collection is now available and will appeal to timepiece aficionados with an affordable USD$494 price.