Once in a while comes a watch that you see and just need to have.
This watch is no Hublot or Rolex but that is what makes it so unique. Sometimes when it comes to luxury watches the price is what drives people to purchase, but with the Vicenterra Tycho Brahe Tome 2 Blue its the sheer beauty that pulls you in.
The biggest problem in the watch market at the moment is that, no-one wants to give value for money anymore. If you spend $5k on a watch in today’s market you will be hard pressed to a high quality feel and experience, rather you would have to spend up to the mid-$10-thousands. With the Vicenterra, if you showed this watch to a Swiss watch snob they would price it in the $100k range, which again proves exactly whats with industry. This low price range watch gives high price range feel.
It is the globe that pulled you in to read this article right? Indeed, 3-D globes on watches are as cool as they are rare, very rare. Usually 3-d globes are reserved for the 100k range, if I were to take a guess I would say there are no more than 4-5 watches right now on the market in the $5-6k range with 3-D globes.
The fact that a one man shop came up with the concept of the Vicenterra Tycho Brahe, compounded with the attention to detail and low price range makes this watch a wildcard. And the bigger brands better pay attention or they will be overtaken by watchmakers who are more interested in the design and feel rather than crazy price ranges. Vincent Plomb, the man behind Vicenterra told Ablogtowatch that he only works with 30 suppliers and one watchmaker lady who helps with the assembly of the modules and the watches themselves.
To understand the attention to detail, when you flip the watch on the globe a thoughtful, small text in French around the round window that states “A l’autre bout du monde,” as in “The other side of the world.” The face of the globe is lit by the sun at your local time and the globe makes a full rotation in 24 hours.
You can purchase the Vicenterra Tycho Brahe for 4’259 CHF – Without taxes.