As I wrote in yesterday’s article, it takes something special to make a Kickstarter watch stand out for me. Sometimes it’s something I’d really consider buying for myself, and others I can applaud the creativity while it’s not something I’d necessarily want to wear myself. It’s that latter category that I find the Olto-8 Infinity II landing.
For this watch, the Olto-8 Infinity II is employing a Miyota 82S5 movement that allows it to have retrograde displays for the minutes (the large hansdset across the top of the dial), hours (also across the top, but under the minutes) and the seconds (smaller, along the bottom). This gives things a unique look, ostensibly one that calls to mind gauges you might find in the dashboard of a racing car.
Where that sort of clicks for me is in their colorful options, between the case and straps. For some reason, those sort of flashier color combinations call to mind motorsports for me. And, realistically, sort of calls away a little bit from the busy-ness that is the dial of this watch. Though, for me, the watch really shines when it’s in a lumeshot – that looks quite nice.
The campaign for the Olto-8 Infinity II is fully funded, and closes out on April 20. If this is a design that calls out to you, you can get in at earlybird pricing of $329 (which seems much more reasonable than their $599 MSRP) with delivery anticipated for May – so just after the campaign closes out. Check out all the details, and back the project if you are so inclined, over at the campaign page.
Tech Specs from Olto-8
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