The birth of the Melbourne Watch Company
Sujain Krishnan, the founder and owner of the Melbourne Watch Company, was looking to create an affordable dress style watch with a mechanical movement and a slim case. The result of his research is the Flinders Automatic, named after Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station.
The Flinders automatic comes in two versions — a white dial with silver markers and black hands or a black dial with silver markers and silver hands.
The photos in this story are pre-production models, in the production version of these watches, the luminous dots at the end of the hour indexes will actually be made of stainless steel.
The multi-layered dial has a guilloche decorated centre and displays a date window at 3 o’clock, everything being covered with a flat, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The sweep second hand bears the “M” from the company logo, a nice original touch that enhances the unique identity of the watch.
The 40mm stainless steel case has a relatively slim profile of 9.8mm that will make it easy to wear with a suit.
Inside the watch you’ll find the reliable Miyota Cal. 9015, a 24 jewel movement beating at 28,800BPH and with a power reserve of 42 hours.
As many micro brands these days, the Melbourne Watch Company too is raising founds trough crowd-funding. Their Indigogo campaign that will end in January 6, has already reached its goal. You still have a few days left to check it out and benefit from early bird pricing or have a hold on a nice perk.
To find out more about the Melbourne Watch Company head over to www.melbournewatch.com.au.