EQVIS Varius [multiple personality wristwatch]

It’s a non-diver, today, folks but rest assured it’s a very special watch that is worthy of our attention and more than capable of getting wet if need be.

More importantly it is a watch that allows you to live out all your watch-making and designing fantasies with an idiot-proof configuration system that promises fun for all the family (well at least for Dad!).

Introducing the brand-new Varius from German based, Eqvis, a watch with multiple personalities created by two avid watch collectors, Simon Schmidt and Björn Matthiesen.

Their dream was to create a high-end Swiss made mechanical wristwatch that could offer an unprecedented level of versatility while maintaining a balanced look that will work no-matter how you choose to configure your one-watch-in one; no mashups, only harmony!

The German designed, Swiss made, Varius boasts a patented ring - and strap-changing systems that along with the Varius tool make it easy and fun to transform your watch in endless ways - over and over, again and again!

How does it do this? It’s all about those special rings - both of these rings; the changeling on top and the divider in-between can easily be exchanged for an ever-growing variety of new looks by simply removing the eight screws on top.

When you get your Varius it comes with a starter pack along with two extra changelings and an additional strap plus a specialist tool to help you make these changes creating the look you want.

Making these changes couldn’t be easier – the only difficulty you’ll encounter will be deciding which one of the smörgåsbord laden treasure trove of possibilities to choose from, and that’s even before adding even more changelings and dividers to your portfolio!

Switching dividers and changelings is only part of the fun - with a wide variety straps to choose from, the Varius allows for yet more looks.

I would imagine that EQVIS will continue to add accessories for the Varius – who knows what the future will bring, but there is already plenty enough to get going with. ;)

With EQVIS’s patented Varius scratch-friendly strap changing system that eliminates any risk scratching the watch itself or indeed the need for any more than a single pair of hands, making these changes is now an enjoyable stress-free experience.

Included in the Starter Pack is: one EQVIS Varius dressed in the black POM divider and Stainless steel changeling, mounted on a cognac-colored, hand-stitched, Italian calf-leather strap with a nine-piece prong buckle, which can also be used for a waterproof, hand-stitched synthetic Velcro strap that is also included with the Varius.

In addition to the above, is handy two-piece Stainless steel Varius watch tool, a glass container filled with four spare screws and two spare lug-bars, an EQVIS polishing cloth, a second changeling made from solid Bronze as well as a third changeling made from high-tech Forged Carbon.

The Varius case has a core made from Grade 5 Titanium with an exoskeleton made from 316L Stainless steel. The case has a diameter of 45mm, a lug-to-lug length of 56.6mm and a height of 16.3mm. The watch’s total weight is 117g.

The case is fitted with front glass made from Sapphire crystal with double layer anti-reflective coating on its inside. The back glass is also made from Sapphire crystal affording a view of the EQ-111 self-winding, mechanical movement (base caliber ETA Valgranges A07.111) with Perlage finished bridges and custom Ruthenium rotor.

Special features of the Varius dial include: a double-layer design with cut-out indices, applied metal indices at 5 and 7 o‘clock, a galvanized, anthracite satin finished top layer, a silver bottom layer with a date aperture at 6 o‘clock and Côtes de Genève finish.

Further features of the dial include: applied markers filled with BG W9 SuperLuminova and a matte black date wheel with white numerals. The dial is fitted with a set of silver polished hands – also with BGW9 lume which emits a blue light.

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  1. A quartz watch is simply an electronic watch, usually powered by a battery, although some are solar, and others are powered by kinetic enery. Montre Orient


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