It all started in early 2015 when Alvieri’s founder was looking for an affordable elegant watch for daily wear. He spent a lot of time trying to find it, but unfortunately, found none that impressed him. Despite countless affordable brands selling elegant watches, what was interesting to him was that none of them came up with a unique design. Since then, he was determined to make one that has a distinctive look.

While looking for the design inspiration, he remembered the beauty of the sculptures in Florence, a beautiful city in Italy that he traveled three years earlier. Thereupon, he was inspired to create a watch face that features a lively and three dimensional look.

Before embarking on the design, Alvieri did a little survey. They found that most people love simple and clean designs so they felt it was essential to bring the liveliness of sculptures into the face of the watch without being too complicated and cluttered.

With this in mind, initially, they tried to revive the convex dials which were popular in the 1960s. However, they thought those convex dials seemed not lively enough. To improve liveliness, Alvieri came up with the idea of making a dial that has two parts-the outer convex ring for the hour markers and the flat inner dial.

Talk about unique yet elegant! Alvieri watches feature a convex hour track on the dial which comes alive when the light hits it at an angle. The dial also displays a beautiful guilloche pattern which reflects light in a myriad of different ways. They look oh so impressive! They are made of high quality materials. Hmmmm sounds expensive? Nope. They are affordable.

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Manufacturing

Alvieri’s watches are made in a world class factory which, for decades, has been producing luxury watches that retail around the world for over $1000. With a focus on quality and craftsmanship in mind, only high quality materials are utilized to produce their watches.

Sapphire glass

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The world’s most expensive timepieces have a sapphire glass covering the dial because sapphire is extremely scratch-resistant. However, sapphire is expensive so most watches under $300 have a mineral crystal or sapphire coated instead, which isn’t as scratch resistant as sapphire crystal. Alvieri’s crystal is not sapphire coated but 100% sapphire crystal!

Swiss Quartz Movement

For Alvieri, the movement is the heart of a timepiece. This is the reason why they never compromise on its quality. All Alvieri watches are powered by Ronda movements. Ronda is a high tech Swiss movement manufacturer in Switzerland and one of the best manufactures of quartz movement in the world.

Genuine Italian Leather

Every Alvieri watch is paired with a genuine Italian leather strap. Italian leather is famous in the fashion industry as the best of its kind due to the quality of the leather itself.

Firenze Collection

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This edition offers a clean dial for a simple, yet classy appearance. The dial accentuates a guilloché with twelve sectors of concentric texture that radiate from the center.

Specifications

  • Function: Time only, 2 hands
  • Movement: Ronda Swiss quartz movement Caliber 513
  • Case size: 40mm diameter, 9mm thick
  • Case material: Brushed/polished 316 stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire with an AR coating
  • Strap material: Genuine Italian leather
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Weight (with strap): 62 grams
  • Water resistance: 50mm / 5ATM
  • Battery: Swiss Renata

 

Firenze Lunar Edition

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This edition features a date aperture at 6 O’ Clock and the current phase of the moon as you can see it in the sky through an aperture on the dial.

Specifications

  • Function: Moon-phase & date indicators, two hands
  • Movement: Ronda Swiss quartz movement Caliber 708
  • Case Size: 40mm diameter, 9mm thick
  • Case material: Brushed/polished 316 stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal with an AR coating
  • Strap material: Genuine Italian leather
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Weight (with strap): 62 grams
  • Water resistance: 50mm / 5ATM
  • Battery: Swiss Renata

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Kickstarter

To get Alvieri  off the ground, a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has been started and they need your help to finish over the line. With the help of the Kickstarter campaign funds, it can have a successful launch of its unique product. The price of the watch starts at $175 for early bird backers, and it is your chance to own a truly unique Alvieri watch for a great price. Here is a link to the Kickstarter Campaign