Portsea is the third crowdfunded timepiece by Melbourne Watch Company.

Portsea is the third crowdfunded timepiece by Melbourne Watch Company.

Our reader are already familiar with Melbourne Watch Company, the young Australian brand that we presented in December and we also did a hands-on review of their first model, the Flinders. Just a couple of months later, they were already busy Kickstarting their second model, the Hawthorn, a huge success, raising almost three times their initial goal.

They just launched their third crowdfunding campaign, to raise money for the production of Portsea, featuring a multiple layer dial and using a modified Miyota 9120 automatic calendar. In less than two days, MWC has already reached their target and with three weeks before the end of the campaign, they are all set to reach their stretch goal too.

There will be two case versions, one stainless steel and the other with rose gold plating.

There will be two case versions, one stainless steel and the other with rose gold plating.

I won’t go into the details of this model, you can find them on the Portsea Kickstarter page, what I would like to add, before you go, is that in my opinion, Melbourne Watch Company is one of the most exciting watch brands emerging from the crowdfunding universe. Just take a look at their previous models, the Flinders and the Hawthorn and you will see the evolution, the growing up, the maturing of the MWC design.

At the time, I’m writing this story, there are still 24 days to go before the end of campaign. If you want to take advantage of the preproduction price, head over to www.kickstarter.com/projects/sujainkrishnan/the-portsea-by-melbourne-watch-company

The white dial version of the Portsea. When the watch will be in production MWC will offer a blue dial version too.

The white dial version of the Portsea. When the watch will be in production MWC will offer a blue dial version too.

The Portsea seen from the back.

The Portsea seen from the back.