These elegant watches will elevate your look

We live in a world that those before us could have only imagined. Our capabilities are now only contained by the bounds of the universe, and we've seen and done things that we're never believed possible. History is filled with visionaries who dreamed up the world we're living in today.

These elegant watches will elevate your look
The Raconteur watch collection is timeless and elegant

Jules Verne’s novels stretch the limits of imagination and inspired a world of fantastical invention. Versions of electric submarines, newscasts, lunar modules, skywriting, video conferencing, and tasers all lived in the make-believe worlds Verne created. And in a world where Amelia Earhart was famous for being one of the first women in flight, we’ve now seen the first all-female spacewalk. Now, you can pay homage to these visionaries and pioneers with a collection of elegant watches from Raconteur.

This Swedish watch brand has launched its new timepiece collection with three watches inspired by Jules Verne and Amelia Earhart, and if you’re looking to get back to the basics and simplicity, these are just the watches you’ve been searching for.

A man's wrist with an elegant watch on it.

The panda color option will catch everyone’s eye

Timeless elegance with this watch collection

Raconteur has partnered with Seagull to provide you with the high-quality, elegant watches in this collection. They’ve also partnered with skilled artisans to offer hand-made leather bands from a small town in Italy. When you purchase your timepiece from Raconteur, you can be assured that you’re receiving a watch that will last for years to come.

Two elegant watches in the Verne Collection

Jules Verne’s work traversed the world from the bottom of the ocean to the edges of the universe. Any watch collection inspired by his work needs to encompass the vastness of Verne’s imagination. If you’ve ever been lost in the worlds he created in his literary works, you will love the attention to detail in the Verne watch collection.

The Verne Bi-Compax

This timepiece is a 40mm mechanical chronograph and is available in three different color variations, which include sunburst grey, panda, and reverse panda. There are two options for the watch back. The first is a limited edition case back that has a tribute to “From the Earth to the Moon” on it, or you can choose a transparent crystal case back, which will let you gaze in wonder at the beautiful mechanics inside this elegant watch.

A man's wrist with an elegant watch on it with a reverse panda dial.

The reverse panda color option is perfect for those who want contrasting dials

Inside the watch is a Seagull ST1901 column-wheel chronograph that beats at 3Hz with 22 jewels. The dial on this watch has two subdials, hand-applied indexes, and diamond-cut, round leaf hands. On the outer edge of the dial, Raconteur has placed an angular chapter ring with a tachymeter scale. The top is a double-domed sapphire crystal that has an anti-glare coating on the inside.

The back of an elegant watch, showing a space ship on it.

The Verne Bi-Compax features a back with a tribute to “From the Earth to the Moon”

This watch comes with a beautiful leather strap in your choice of multiple colors:

  • Chocolate
  • Emerald
  • Cognac
  • Brown
  • Nero (black)
  • Bordeaux (maroon)

The Verne Nautilus

This timepiece is a 40mm automatic tool watch and is available in two different color variations, either red or blue. There are two options for the watch back. The first is a limited edition case back that has a tribute to “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and Captain Nemo on it, or you can choose a transparent crystal case back, which will let you gaze in wonder at the beautiful mechanics inside this elegant watch.

A man's wrist with a watch with a metal band and a blue dial is on his wrist.

The Verne Nautilus comes with a striking stainless steel band

This watch comes fitted with a stainless steel watchband, and as a bonus, backers on Kickstarter will receive a complimentary black tropic rubber strap. The indexes and hands are both lumed with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3, and the dial features a small date cutout.

Inside the watch is a Seagull ST2130 movement that beats at 4Hz. The top is a double-domed sapphire crystal that has an anti-glare coating on the inside.

The back of a watch, and the back case has a man in a scuba suit on it.

The back of the Verne Nautilus features a tribute to “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

The Earhart timepiece

Amelia Earhart is synonymous with the history of flight. As the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she made waves, and every year new articles pop up considering the possibilities of where she might have ended up and what might have happened to her. She was brave, and women all over the world remain inspired by her.

A woman reaching up to brush her hair away from her face, and on her wrist is an elegant watch.

The Earhart watch comes in a slimmer profile

This elegant watch is inspired by the Art Deco style of the 1930s and is a 34mm hand-wound timepiece and is available in four different color variations, which include silver with a grey sunburst or white sunburst dial, and rose gold with a grey sunburst or white sunburst dial. The first 300 watches will come with a limited edition case back that pays tribute to Earhart’s first attempt to fly around the world in 1937.

Inside the watch is a Seagull ST1700 column-wheel chronograph that beats at 3Hz. The dial on this watch has hand-applied indexes, and diamond-cut, round leaf hands. The dial features a small seconds subdial. The top is a double-domed sapphire crystal that has an anti-glare coating on the inside.

The back of a watch, with a clear back case on it, and a back case with a propeller off to the side.

The first 300 Earhart watches come with a limited-edition tribute back

This watch comes with a beautiful leather strap in your choice of multiple colors:

  • Emerald
  • Camel
  • Coffee
  • Fiery (red)
  • Tan
  • Nero (black)

What we ❤️

We love the versatility of these watches and the color options for the bands. There is something for everyone in this collection, an elegant watch to match and elevate every style. And, of course, we love that these watches pay homage to great visionaries from the past.

What we’d ❤️ to see

At Gadget Flow, we’re always looking to see tech in devices and looking to elevate designs with technology. But in this case, adding smartwatch or connectivity features would dilute the simplicity of what is being offered. However, Jules Verne would probably be amazed by smartwatches.

Back this elegant watch collection campaign now

You can have your own piece of history for only $217.65 when you preorder your timepiece from Raconteur’s Kickstarter. With this watch, you’ll be able to look down at your wrist and think of just how far we’ve come and to appreciate the moxie, imagination, and vision of those who have gotten us here.

 

Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.

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