Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain posed a similar question to the art world in 1917: What is art?
The limited edition Sunburst Blue Trieste features a vibrant sunburst dial that perfectly compliments the radial theme of the hands and indices, while the color-matched blue bezel insert completes the look.
The Tropical Brown variant is perfect for the lover of all things vintage. Its gilt hands and indices are a perfect compliment to its matte-textured tropical brown dial. A rich brown bezel insert makes the watch uniquely understated with just the right amount of color. This is the perfect watch to greet the fall colors with, making way for winter.
There was a recent debacle in the microbrand world that has brought to light many of the issues that microbrands frequently face. From sourcing a factory to raising the funds to buy the product, microbrands are at the mercy of these Chinese factories
You can find watches that costs $450 all the way to $2500, all with the exact same movement. Do you know what you are really paying for when you pay a $2000+ premium on a watch?
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
When it comes to watches, its all about the details and assembling in America allows us to pay closer attention to the granular details of our product.
Assembling our pieces in Los Angeles enables us to pay attention to the granular details of each piece, ensuring that all the pieces that go out are as close to perfect as possible.
“Is there anything you would change about the Trieste if you could go back in time and go through this process again?”
I asked this question to Cullen just before the official release of the Trieste. Part of me was wondering if there was any part of him that was dissatisfied with any aspect of the watch. Another part of me was hoping he was just as happy about it as I was. We had collaborated before in the past, from school projects to a blues-rock band, but this was the first time we had started a company together and designed a product to be sold all over the world. This time, it had to be perfect.
Our debut watch, the Trieste, is offered with the choice of two automatic movements, the Swiss STP1-11 and Seiko (SII) NH35A. Both of these movements are reliable, but as our prices reflect, they are not made equally ($350 for NH35A Triestes, $500 for STP1-11 Triestes). Is the STP1-11 worth the $150 premium over the NH35A?