Sidereus Newgrange uniquely Irish

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Sidereus Newgrange uniquely Irish

Post by koimaster » July 24th 2020, 2:18pm

To look at the Sidereus Newgrange simply on its own merits as a watch, you would see a 44mm watch in polished stainless steel, with a wide bezel that surrounds a dark, blue-grey dial. Twelve luminous dot hour markers, semi-stencilled hour and minute hands, a moonphase indicator in the six o’clock position, and the most immediately standout feature, a bright orange second hand that matches the five-armed star logo.

Pick it up and you’ll notice the scalloped, sharply curved lugs – actually part of a monobloc caseback – screw-down crown, sapphire caseback (through which, a Sellita SW-280 calibre) and if you’re in a really attentive frame of mind, the fact that it has a custom designed Sidereus buckle rather than an off-the-shelf number.


That would probably be about where the process would end. It’s a handsome watch in a pretty straightforward sense, vaguely modern in appearance but in all the important ways, a traditional watch.


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Re: Sidereus Newgrange uniquely Irish

Post by TemerityB » July 24th 2020, 8:37pm

It took so long for that article to make a freakin' point that my credit's good.
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Re: Sidereus Newgrange uniquely Irish

Post by koimaster » July 27th 2020, 12:24pm

Interesting write up. The watches themselves are imho minimalist which to me is a good thing. Js watches and nomas might compare to this brand.

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Re: Sidereus Newgrange uniquely Irish

Post by bbattle » July 27th 2020, 5:21pm

The sapphire crystal should be domed like the Newgrange burial mound shown in the picture. The burial mound sure looks like a watch with a domed crystal.

The moonphase looks a bit like an afterthought; perhaps some pinstriping or color contrast to highlight it?

Watch could be a bit smaller; 422mm or even 40mm.
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