Arcaido is our challenge: With 30 years of watchmaking expertise, we create high-quality, affordable products

Arcaido became a reality in Balestra Studios, home to our family goldsmiths since 1993. Business-to-business watchmaking has been an integral part of our operations for decades.

We have devoted thirty years to researching and driving the latest fashion trends, perfecting movements with the quality components – and sourcing the most finest materials.

As the new millennium approached, our business offering expanded to incorporate design. We successfully started designing and manufacturing watches for clients worldwide.

Hard work, innovation and passion for new ideas, thanks in part to the dedication our founder’s son, Alberto, we continue to push the possibilities for our company.

This is Arcaido. From the Italian word ‘arca’, which means ‘ark’, as a metaphor of a vessel of past knowledge and new ideas.

Our mission is to produce beautifully crafted timepieces that challenge our audience to dream big.

We pride ourselves on:

  • A Made in Italy passion for perfection
  • Swiss-made manufacturing standards
  • The highest possible quality of customer-focused design

‘Arcaido – it’s mine’

Arcaido’s clients can add personal touches to their made-to-order watches, such as custom engravings (including signatures) to the watch face.

Our expert craftsmanship reflects the development of wrist accessories, creating a profound sense of the past and future of men’s fashion.

Arcaido was born out from coupling our unique insight with an ambition for being different.

Casio Presenta las Nuevas Series Premium Vintage

THE VINTAGE TOUCH.
THE EXCLUSIVE TOUCH.

Barcelona, Octubre de 2019 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd. ha anunciado de manera oficial el lanzamiento de las nuevas Series Premium Vintage A1000.

No se trata de ninguna reedición, sino de unos modelos completamente nuevos que capturan la esencia y la herencia de los de antaño.

Las nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000 son relojes 100% de metal, con caja y correa de acero inoxidable y cristal mineral.

Se presentan con un packaging premium y elegante, acorde con la imagen diferencial y de exclusividad de los relojes. Una bolsa en la misma línea acompaña todo el conjunto. 

Los relojes de CASIO Vintage se han convertido en auténticos relojes de culto es gracias a sus sofisticados detalles y atemporales diseños clásicos. No es ninguna casualidad que se cuenten entre los complementos más populares de las últimas décadas, ya que se pueden combinar a la perfección con cualquier estilo.

No importa si es clásico, pequeño, redondo o cuadrado: CASIO Vintage nos trae al presente el diseño de sus característicos relojes de los años 70, 80 y 90, poniendo a tu disposición una gran variedad de estilos inspiradores.

Y ahora, con las nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000, CASIO Vintage añade un toque de calidad y exclusividad nunca visto hasta ahora: “”The Vintage Touch. The Exclusive Touch.”

Fabricados con los materiales de más alta calidad, la caja está construída de acero inoxidable macizo, disponible en un plateado clásico o en tres perfectos matices de oro rosa. No es resina pintada o cromada. Los tornillos de la tapa trasera son de metal, y enroscan sobre el metal de la caja. No es metal rozando contra resina, sino metal contra metal. Un reloj que a nivel de construcción, si no es para toda la vida, se acerca mucho.

El lujoso revestimiento por ionización asegura colores duraderos y protege contra los golpes.

Las esferas, con un elegante aspecto nacarado en colores armonizados, aportan una estética particular a los relojes.

El cristal es mineral, mucho más resistente que los de resina o plexi, lo que también

permite que para igualar la resistencia, éste pueda ser más delgado.

El frontal de estas nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000 presenta un efecto nacarado, un toque de elegancia que ayuda a diferenciarlo de sus hermanos pequeños, y que le dan un acabado de mayor calidad real y percibida.

Las nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000 respiran calidad y durabilidad gracias a su caja y correa de acero inoxidable.

El LCD presenta unas dimensiones comedidas. Su aprovechamiento óptimo del espacio permite mostrar mucha información en pantalla, pero sobre todo con generoso tamaño, haciéndolo muy legible en cualquier condición.

Con sus moderadas dimensiones, quedan sin sobresalir de la muñeca, así no se exponen a golpes accidentales ni molestan. A ésto último ayuda mucho que sean tan delgados.

Además, son los primeros relojes de Casio en estrenar un armis con cambio rápido.

Las nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000 se componen de 5 modelos diferentes, 2 en acabado plateado y 3 en acabado IP, con diferentes combinaciones de color y tipo de correa:

A nivel técnico, las nuevas series Premium Vintage A1000 ofrecen una precisión

mejorada (+/- 15 segundos/mes), la más alta ofrecida en la gama actual de Casio Collection.

Como principales especificaciones técnicas disponen de calendario automático, cronógrafo de 1 hora, señal horaria y alarma.

Especificaciones técnicas

Caja Acero inoxidable. 39,6mm X 38mm X 7,3mm

Correa y malla milanesa de acero inoxidable

3 botones de acero inoxidable

Esfera LCD con acabado nacarado

Bisel de acero inoxidable

Cristal Mineral

Iluminación LED

Trasera atornillada de acero inoxidable

Funciones: Hora, minutos, segundos, día del mes, día de la semana

Resistencia al agua

Calendario automático, 12/24 horas, señal horaria, alarma, cronógrafo de 1 hora, luz LED

Prestaciones +/- 15 segundos/mes.

3 años de pila Peso: 82 g (modelos con correa de acero) y 72 g (modelos con malla milanesa)

Christopher Ward launches NEW C65 Anthropocene

The NEW icy white C65 Anthropocene is a 300-piece limited edition timepiece inspired by the ‘era’ and environmental buzzword everyone’s talking about and the opera production which brings it to life.


This is a watch whose story carries a distinctly personal touch for Christopher Ward. Mike France, CEO and Co-Founder at Christopher Ward, comments: “The roots of the C65 Anthropocene can be traced back to when my daughter, Jennifer France, played “Ice”, a leading role in Scottish Opera’s 2019 production of ‘Anthropocene’. The ethereal visuals of the opera’s frozen landscape spurred my mind into action and theC65 Anthropocene was born.Humans’ impact on the earth’s ecosystem (in the era now known as ‘the Anthropocene’) is a big topic for an opera, never mind a watch design, to address – too big, arguably – but in our own way, we want to do everything we can to highlight the issue. Contributing 5% of our sales from this watch to the eco charity an environmental charity selected for Christopher Ward by Scottish Opera composed Stuart MacRae, is our own small but meaningful gesture.”

This limited-edition version of the best-selling 1960s-inspired diver integrates the polar setting of ‘Anthropocene’ into its aesthetic whilst retaining the distinctive design DNA of the C65 range. The Christopher Ward signature ‘light-catcher’ case design is a feature along with the distinctive trident emblem deep-stamped into the backplate. The dial of the new watch is finished in pure matte white, with an inclined ring around its exterior conveying a sense of depth.  White Super-LumiNova® is used throughout, upholding its snowed-out aesthetic. In striking contrast, a new black PVD finish has been used for the hands which matches the anodized aluminum 24-hour bezel insert.  


The C65 Anthropocene is a watch born for travel thanks to its Sellita SW330 automatic GMT movement. This Swiss-made calibre features a fourth orange-tipped GMT hand which is read against the 24-hour bezel, allowing its wearer to simultaneously track the time in another time zone. An anti-shock system for the C65 Anthropocene’s movement provides extra protection for the more adventurous of owners, all whilst maintaining a smooth eight ticks per second.

The C65 Anthropocene
is available now from £995/$1135 and can be purchased on a quality vintage oak leather strap, a Hybrid rubber strap in black and black/orange or a stainless-steel bracelet with a quick-release system.

Features
·         Limited Edition of 300 pieces
·         Swiss made
·         25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
·         42 hour power reserve
·         Dual-time GMT function
·         Date calendar
·         Central hacking seconds
·         Anti-shock system
·         Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
·         Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
·         Unidirectional stainless steel 24hr bezel with black anodised aluminium insert
·         “Glass box” sapphire crystal
·         Matte finish dial
·         Twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
·         Black PVD-coated hands with orange GMT hand
·         Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
·         White SuperLumiNova® indexes and hands
·         High Definition “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
·         Unique engraved serial number
·         Strap options:
§  Vintage oak leather strap – oak        
§  Hybrid (Cordura® and rubber) – black, black/orange
§  Stainless steel bracelet with quick-release system
·         Pricing: Starts at £995/$1135
Technical
·         Diameter: 41mm
·         Height: 12.05mm
·         Weight: 71g
·         Calibre: Sellita SW330
·         Case: 316L stainless steel
·         Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
·         Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day
·         Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
·         Dial colour: White
·         Lume: TC-1 SuperLumiNova®
·         Strap width: 22mm
·         Lug to Lug: 47.1mm

New Bern Milford Diver

Bern Watch Co. is introducing the Milford diver, a true functional dive watch designed keeping in mind the true purpose of a dive watch, black PVD case with claw-shaped angles lugs and crown guards to give it a sharp look, complemented by a very legible dial with large numbers and matt black indexes which are filled with Swiss X1-Grade GL-C3 Superluminova for optimum performance in the dark. A trapezoid crested bezel which is easy to grip which in turn completes the design resulting in a fully functional dive watch ready for its next adventure on land or sea.

Made for recreational diving for up to 300m or 1000 ft this is truly a sensational piece of tool that you would want to own for work or pleasure.

Featuring a Snow white dial on a black PVD case on a black oiled genuine calf leather strap.

Technical specifications:
Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Black PVD Case
Case diameter 42mm, Thickness 12mm,
120 clicks unidirectional Bezel
22mm lug width
Lumed aluminum bezel
A diamond cut hour and minute hands with Swiss C3 Superluminova
Matt Dial with applied brushed stainless finish indexes filled with Swiss C3 Superluminova
oiled genuine calf leather strap with matching buckle
Powered by
Japanese made 24 Jewel NH 35 Automatic movement
41-hour power Reserve with a 24-month Warranty

Watchmaking tradition returns to Germany‘s city of watches: Circula and P.U.W.

German watch brand brings life to local, historical movements

At first it was just a rumor: Historical, never used mechanical movements, so-called New Old Stock (NOS), made 100% in Germany should be in a warehouse of a collector. And indeed, after some research, the rumor turned into real boxes filled with bridges, wheels, screws and everything needed to assemble watch movements. Circula secured this treasure and built the “Limited Edition” of the Heritage collection.

High quality and sustainable

Each of these historical movements has its own story and sets the hearts of watch lovers in motion. All individual parts were manufactured in the late 1970s by P.U.W., the ‚Pforzheimer Uhren-Rohwerke GmbH’ exclusively in Germany, mostly in Germany‘s city of watches Pforzheim. With hardly any watch brand, the circle therefore closes as sustainably as at Circula: In 2017, Cornelius Huber reactivated the Pforzheim-based watch brand of his grandfather and is offering since this year the mechanical movements from P.U.W., already used in Circula’s first watches in 1955. The historic and precise movements are assembled by hand, carefully regulated and encased in modern stainless steel cases with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Circula has also designed the dials especially for the Heritage collection: a noble frame for these valuable movements, which are constructed for a long life with high precision. In addition to the movements, Circula was able to secure enough spare parts to ensure long-term service. Founder Cornelius Huber is also very proud of the fact that for these historical movements, existing resources are put into use.

Inspired by the clear design of the 50s

The design of the watches is based on the first models from the 1950s, with domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, multiple screwed sapphire crystal case back and dials with hand-applied indexes. The watches are built in Pforzheim – from the first movement screw to the encasing. The prices of the limited-edition Heritage collection start at 790 Euros for the hand-wound, the automatic costs 100 Euros more. For those who prefer a modern movement, Circula offers the non-limited Classic collection with the very reliable Japanese Miyota 9015. These self-winding models are available from 390 Euros, with otherwise identical high-quality equipment.

Circula (https://circulawatches.com) is a watch manufacturer with roots in Pforzheim. In 1955, the brand was founded by Heinz Huber, and revived in 2017 by Cornelius Huber, grandson of the founder, as part of a Kickstarter campaign. The clear vintage design of the 1950s, historical as well as modern technology with high quality materials characterize the timepieces. The Circula watches – named after the circulating balance wheel in mechanical movements – are available through the brand’s online shop.

Further information: Circula Watches, Web: https://circulawatches.com, Email: hello@circulawatches.com

CYRUS “KLEPCYS ALARMA”

La función de alarma es una complicación fascinante y útil, pero rara en un modelo de reloj de pulsera. Los instrumentos para la medida del tiempo que cuentan con este elemento, se denominan a menudo “Alarma”.

CYRUS –una marca de segmento alto con su manufactura propia e independiente situada en Le Locle (Suiza), conocida por crear relojes de arquitectura original y vanguardista, animados por mecanismos
innovadores– elige la complicación de la “alarma” como protagonista de su modelo “KLEPCYS ALARMA”, otro “ejercicio de estilo” que la Maison domina con éxito.

Jean-François Mojon es el artífice del Cyrus KLEPCYS ALARMA, un reloj con una fabricación superlativa y una interpretación inusual de la función de alarma que incorpora la sonería típica de la repetición de minutos. Mojon es uno de los maestros relojeros contemporáneos más talentosos, director de Chronode, la manufactura del grupo de compañías Cyrus Watches.

El hilo conductor de este exclusivo reloj de estilo moderno y atrevido, que lo identifica inmediatamente con la marca Cyrus, es su icónica caja multicapa en forma de cojín, con doble corona, muy cómoda en la muñeca gracias a su construcción ergonómica.

La caja presenta dos versiones, con unas dimensiones generosas de 46 mm (excluyendo las coronas): sólo de acero y acero combinado con titanio de grado 5 con tratamiento DLC negro, utilizado para el bisel y el fondo.

La doble corona se ha convertido en una característica distintiva de Cyrus. Normalmente, ambas coronas son funcionales en todos los modelos de las distintas colecciones, son la excepción en el KLEPCYS ALARMA; de hecho, sólo la corona a las 3 horas es operativa mientras que la corona a las 9 es meramente estética. El bisel enmarca una amplia esfera redonda y tridimensional con la típica decoración de
motivos triangulares grabados. Azul para la versión con caja de acero y negro para la versión de acero/titanio con acabado DLC, es rica en indicaciones y detalles que lo
hacen único y singular.

Las agujas de las horas, minutos y segundos están ligeramente descentradas hacia la izquierda y leen el tiempo en un arco superior, con una decoración que evoca los discos de vinilo, con números arábigos aplicados con acabado brillante, rellenos de SuperLuminova, mezclados con los índices.

Entre las 10 y las 12 horas, una pantalla con un disco giratorio azul/negro fijado con tornillos personalizados con el logotipo de Cyrus proporciona la indicación de día/noche.