We did a hands-on review of the first DIRENZO watch earlier this year and we were sorry to send it back! What has the brand got in store for its second release this November?
Coming to Kickstarter – DIRENZO DRZ_02
The second timepiece fro DIRENZO: the limited edition DRZ_02, is due to be launched on Kickstarter on 12th November 2018. The DIRENZO DRZ_02 is the product of months of experimentation to create a “retro-futuristic” piece which takes the best parts of the first watch and improves on it wherever possible.
This watch resolves two of the main issues we had with the original: the flat dial and lack of date window. The new dial has a “sandwich” construction with a bowl-shaped upper that blends seamlessly with the case. It comes in four different colours (black, blue, green and light grey) with or without the date at 6 o’clock. The no-date watch will have a movement with just one crown position, – again resolving one of our small criticisms of the first watch.
The 41mm case is available in brushed steel with polished edges of PVD back. Hopefully, a harder-wearing DLC option will be available as a stretch goal. There will be sapphire casebacks front and back – and the Sellita SW-200 movement in the finished watch will be engraved, unlike this prototype. Finally, the strap will be handmade in Germany from the finest racing leather in black, dark or light brown, grey and light green. The watch will again come in a high-quality leather travel wallet – which was one of the highlights for us when we reviewed the first DIRENZO watch.
DIRENZO DRZ_02 – Specifications
- Case material 316L (Stainless steel or PVD)
- Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection coating
- Water resistant 5atm
- Diameter without crown 41mm
- Lug to lug 48mm (22mm strap)
- Height 11mm
- Case back screw down with sapphire
- Movement automatic: Sellita SW-200 (date or no date)
- Dial two-layer sandwich construction with “bowl” shape (top layer)
We are really excited about this new watch. Apart from the stunning looks of the sunburst dials, the creators have addressed nearly every tiny fault we could find with the first watch. We are looking forward to this one!
Buy a DIRENZO DRZ_02
The Kickstarter campaign for the DIRENZO DRZ_02 is due to commence on 12th November, 2018. Pre-order pricing starts at $460 and the final retail price will be $699. For more information regarding the launch you can subscribe to DIRENZO’s newsletter or follow them on:
Facebook: DIRENZO watches