ESPEN OEINO SUPERYACHT EDITION
A unique Collaboration uniting Superyacht Design & Watchmaking Artistry
In a pioneering move, the owners of Scalfaro Watch Co. and leading yacht designer Espen Oeino joined forces to create an extraordinary edition of mechanical timepieces bringing the design language and style of modern superyachts to the world of watchmaking.
Edition limited to 100 pieces.
The design of this truly special watch edition is the result of a world premiere collaboration of the worlds of watchmaking and the superyachts: Scalfaro and Espen Oeino. The resulting seaworthy timepieces features numerous design clues from the world of yachting such as the shape inspired by a porthole, the red/green ceramic markers (portside/starboard) in the bezel, the lugs shaped like a stern of a yacht and finally the logo of Espen Oeino integrated via Scalfaro’s Ceramic Intarsia Technology.
Espen Oeino Watch Editon – Simply a Superyacht on the Wrist…
Edition Name: Espen Oeino Superyacht Edition
Case: 44mm, Stainless Steel incl. Scalfaro Ceramic Intarsia, 50m/165ft Water-Resistance
Movement: ADK Swiss chronograph Calibre 150, mechanical Swiss Chronograph with automatic Winding Mechanism
Features: Chronograph, Date, small Seconds
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal (Front and Caseback)
Strap: Natural Rubber Strap, Folding Buckle
Edition Limitation: 100 Pieces
Price: Euro 8.500,-
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SCALFARO ESPEN OEINO SUPERYACHT EDITION
BACKGROUND OF THE SCALFARO ESPEN OEINO SUPERYACHT EDITION
Espen Øino (or more simply written Oeino) is the leading superyacht designer of his generation and over the years has created a unique handwriting in yacht design. Part of Scalfaro’s DNA comes from yacht design and the owners keep a close eye on yacht development and design. So, it was only a question of time for the three passionate entrepreneurs to meet which finally took place during the Monaco Yacht Show – the central event of the superyacht industry. the chemistry was right and a vivid exchange of ideas and thoughts on design philosophy and technical particularities of their respective fields of activity began.
They were amazed by the similarities in the creation process of a new yacht and a new timepiece and the challenges involved. In both fields, design and functionality, as well as the “packaging” of different volumes, dynamic lines and the overall harmony of the object have to respect numerous technical specifications and physical proportions.
As a matter of fact, the founders of Scalfaro have always had a very close connection to yachting as well as modern yacht design and derived several of their design principles from it; for example Scalfaro’s typical multi-level case architecture which breaks up the volume of each timepiece into several levels and surfaces and thus makes it appear very harmonious.
At the end of said Monaco Yacht Show the group of pioneers took the decision to enter a cooperation which had never been done before: For the first time in watchmaking history a yacht designer was to create a new timepiece together with a team of master watchmakers.
The result is a truly maritime watch which – in a very sophisticated way – communicates worldly elegance, seaworthiness as well as watchmaking excellence. A number of refined details make the “Scalfaro for Espen Øino“ Edition – limited to 100 pieces – a rare and impressive design object which will delight watch collectors and maritime spirits alike.
The design and construction of the solid 44mm watchcase was inspired by a porthole. The various surface-finishings of the case with its numerous polished facets and brushed tables create a strong three-dimensionality and makes the timepiece sparkle in the sun like a diamond.
The dial design is functional, but refined including its two-tone colour concept. The multi-level construction of the dial is in perfect harmony with the clear design- language of the watchcase. The diamond-polished hands are filled with luminous material (Luminova) and thus guarantee good readability at night.
The hand-finished inner bezel of the dial – visible through the scratch-resistant and anti-glare treated sapphire crystal – is engraved with the hour numbers as well as the name “Espen Øino“. Two coloured ceramic cylinders are set into the bezel as a subtle reference to maritime symbolism – a red ceramic element at 9 o’clock (signal sign for portside) and a green ceramic element at 3 o’clock (signal sign for starboard).
Inside the timepiece – you could say “in the engine room” – ticks a highly refined Swiss Manufacture chronograph movement visible through the Sapphire crystal caseback. It has been finely tuned and decorated by hand with Geneva stripes, Perlage pattern as well as blued screws. The chronograph function enables the mechanical measurement of time-periods of up to 12 hours. The V-configuration of the three subdials as well as the date indication at 6 o’clock complete the well-balanced design of the dial.
On the outside of the watch, you can see the logo of the Espen Øino Design Studio which has been integrated into the solid stainless steel case at 6 o’clock with the help of Scalfaro’s innovative technique of coloured “Ceramic Intarsia” blending steel and ceramics.
The numerous components of the highly complex watchcase are screwed together with Scalfaro’s very own ScalfaScrews inspired by a winch. Seaworthy water-resistance is guaranteed by the “Scalfaro Multi-Step Protection“-System (SMSP) which protects the gaskets from direct water-contact in combination with the solid screw-down crown.
The natural rubber strap with its smart folding buckle integrates into the watchcase via two prolonged logs with polished facets and matt-finished tables. The logs together with the slightly lowered middle-part are an abstraction of the stern of a superyacht. The refined weight-balance of the watchcase as well as its curved design guarantee a very comfortable fit of the watch on the wrist.
BELOW YOU FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PARTNERS OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY EDITION:
ESPEN ØINO INTERNATIONAL
SCALFARO – WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS
ESPEN ØINO INTERNATIONAL:
In the world of superyachts Espen Øino (Espen Oeino) is recognized as one of the leading naval architects. He is the ingenious spirit behind some of the most famous yachts of our times incl. true milestones of yacht history such as the stylish “Skat“, the luxurious Kismet (both Lürssen/Germany) and the sleek “Silver“ (Hanseatic Marine/Australia).
The dynamic Norwegian has earned the trust and loyalty of the most discerning yacht owners that continue to entrust him with truly spectacular projects pushing the limits of engineering, but also entering new waters in regard to more eco-friendly yachting. Espen Øino’s work – his design studio is based in Monaco – has been rewarded with several prestigious international awards.
SCALFARO – MECHANICAL SWISS WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS:
Brothers Alexander and Dominik Kuhnle founded the watch brand SCALFARO in 2001. Their uncompromising focus on quality, individuality and precision, combined with their creativity and dedication have shaped “SCALFARO” into a strong brand with a unique character. Its remarkable and authentic designs have assisted to establish “SCALFARO” as one of the rare family-owned manufacturers of fine mechanical timepieces. In its Swiss Ateliers the company manufactures mechanical masterpieces by combining traditional artisan techniques, innovative materials and the latest modern-day technology. SCALFARO’s extraordinary design language and powerful shapes are complemented by flawless workmanship, keen attention to detail and the use of the finest materials. A SCALFARO timepiece always forms a harmonious unit radiating with clear lines, sporty elegance, refined functionality and impressive solidity. Furthermore, SCALFARO is a specialist in the field of exclusive high-end editions due to proprietary innovations such as its SCALFARO Ceramic Intarsia Technology.
Never short of taking on new challenges, we have formed several exclusive collaborations with leading personalities from the fields of motorsport, yachting and aviation to jointly create masterpieces that bring new elements to the field of classic watchmaking. The fruit of these collaborations are timepieces that carry emotions, bring pleasure to people and tell intriguing stories.