Why I’m so proud of this Rpaige DuoFace watch is that I feel I succeeded in producing a watch that borders on “gimmicky,” yet is a serious timepiece that allows the owner to wear a “piece of american history” - and will be produced mostly in one-of-a-kind, or VERY limited editions of thoughtfully designed new dials that reflect a modern approach to an antique and vintage concept, while still staying within my original parameters of an important watch that will sell for a price of around ,400.
Now, at first glance, I knew this was a watch winder unlike any I had seen before. While many higher-end winders want to tuck things behind a polished veneer of wood and glass, the Ambrelus Dreadnought instead celebrates a very mechanical aesthetic. You have machine-turned metal surfaces (supposedly to call to mind guilloche patterning), mechanical toggle switches, and analog voltage and amp meters give the whole thing a feeling of something that belongs on the shelf of a tube-amp audiophile.
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