Attention timepiece nerds: watch collector and horology enthusiast John McConnico is launching a cool new line of watches assembled in his Oakland, Calif. studio called Sunray. The Sunray Flieger, his first release, is a spot-on tribute to vintage aviation.
The limited edition mechanical wristwatch is a cross between "old world quality and fresh contemporary styling." It's available in three styles, with an Anthracite Black dial, French Blue dial, or as a special “Blackout Edition” with a PVD-coated black case with a screw-down crown. Additional upgrades are also available, including a Swiss ETA movement, sapphire crystal, and leather strap options.
Each watch is made to order and takes 4-6 weeks to complete. "The act of buying a timepiece is based on emotion and personal identity, in addition to practicality," McConnico notes. "A person should feel connected to a watch’s production, lineage, and DNA. It is this intimate relationship that will live along with each watch, and hopefully be carried on to its subsequent owners."
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