After two hugely successful previous projects – a carbon fiber pilots watch ‘The Black Kite‘, and a brass pilot ‘The Caspian‘, Ventus has decided to move on from pilots watches and they came up with this absolutely gorgeous brass-cased dive watch.
Taking inspiration from 1950’s era divers, Ventus aimed to keep the Mori slim and elegant. The dial is highly legible and minimalistic, and the case is small enough to fit under just about any shirt cuff.
In tribute to the Mori’s vintage inspired design, they’ve stamped an image of an old brass diving helmet onto the case back. I love that they’ve kept the case back so simple, with no text, and the stamping adds a nice depth to the back of the watch.
The Mori will be available in two styles, with two lume options available on each. You can choose your bezel with either a black aluminum insert or stick with pure brass, and either the blue lume or more green hued ‘vintage’ lume.
If you want one of these, you better act quick. The campaign only launched yesterday, and already the 300 watches that were available for the low ‘early bird’ price of $199 are gone. The price for one watch is now $235, but if you agree to buy two you can still get them for the low price of $190 each.
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Ventus Mori Specifications
- Seiko NH35 automatic movement
- Brass case, stainless steel case back
- 120 click unidirectional brass bezel (black aluminum insert option)
- 300m (960ft) water resistance
- Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective inner coating
- 41mm case diameter
- 14mm thick (12.5 excluding highly domed crystal)
- 48mm lug to lug length
- 20mm lug width
- C3 or BGW9 Superluminova