February 26, 2021 3 min read 40 Comments

A tradition of excellence over a century long

Until the Keio period, Japan was characterized by a closed foreign policy towards neighboring countries.

From 1868, with the rise of the Meiji Emperor, the nation opened up to the world both from a political and a commercial point of view. In fact, Japan established fruitful relations not only with the countries of the Far East, but also with overseas states. Just in these years, what was a rural nation divided into 250 fiefs, became a modern world power.

In this context of profound transformation, in 1881 a young man called Kintarō Hattori gave birth to a company that is now globally known as Seiko.

Young Kintarō worked as apprentice in various watchmaker workshops, including the then famous "Kobayashi Clock Shop", owned by Seijiro Sakurai. A new era for watchmaking was about to begin.

 

Credits: Seiko Holdings Corporation

 

Kintaro's creations became more and more popular all over Japan and, over time, they also conquered foreign consumers, who looked at his work with great admiration.

In 1969 Seiko introduced the Astron, the world's first quartz watch; it cost as much as a midsize car! Seiko's drive for innovation did not stop. At the end of the 1980s the first automatic quartz was launched, combining the charm of mechanical movements with the precision and power efficiency of electronics.

Today, after 140 years, Seiko is one of the most innovative multinational companies in the watch industry, thus remaining faithful to the principles that have always inspired Kintaro's vision.

 

  

A New Silk Road

In ancient times, the trade network that linked the East and the West stretched for about 8,000 km. This route was called the Silk Road.

Precisely, during the Middle Ages, the Venetians played a leading role in exchanges with the Far East. Not only goods but also great ideas and fundamental concepts related to mathematics, geometry and astronomy began to travel in both directions all along this route.

Curiosity, pioneering spirit and openness to the East have made the Serenissima Republic a point of reference for research and innovation over the centuries and are a constant source of inspiration for Meccaniche Veneziane.

Therefore, as we are sharing the same ideals that inspired the young Kintaro, we identified Seiko as the key manufacturer for the creation of watches with mechanical complications.


The introduction of the Seiko NE57 caliber

The technology to preserve the charge of a modern mechanical watch is relatively simple. However, to exactly determine the residual power, the aid of a particular complication is required.

In response to this need, Meccaniche Veneziane has chosen to introduce a new watch equipped with NE57. This movement belongs to the finest line of Seiko automatic calibers, which are manufactured by the company’s specialized division: “TMI”.

 

This caliber features 5 hands that add two additional functions compared to an ordinary movement.

  • Date at 6 o'clock
  • Power reserve indicator

The latter is perhaps the most useful and appreciated mechanical complication by watchmaking enthusiasts. In addition, the power reserve is indicated by a hand hinged to the main shaft of the movement, a rarity in the sector.


Other technical specifications

  • 41-hour power reserve
  • Hacking function
  • 21,600 vibrations per hour
  • 29 jewels
  • Power reserve indicator
  • Date at 6 o'clock

 
If you are interested in receiving further info on the development of this project based on the Seiko NE57 caliber, stay tuned and keep on following us, updates will come soon.

 

 

Meccaniche Veneziane S.r.l
Meccaniche Veneziane S.r.l


40 Responses

Alfred Melse
Alfred Melse

June 08, 2021

I love you company. I have difficulties making a choice in your watches. They are all beatifull!

I will wait for this new model with date and reserve indicator. That might be the one.

Thank you for letting Seiko play a role in your company and give them the houner they deserve 👍

Seiko on the other hand should be proud of Meccaniche Venetiana for using their calibers!

Naoki
Naoki

May 07, 2021

とても興味深い話、ありがとうございました。がんばれ、Meccaniche Veneziane !! Forza!!

James Pucciarelli
James Pucciarelli

April 16, 2021

I just purchased the Black and Gold Venetian Arsenal as a gift for my Uncle in Nevada. I am a watch enthusiast and never knew your company even existed. I found you guys on Touch of Modern’s website. From the moment I saw this Italian Masterpiece I knew this would make the perfect gift for him. This will be a surprise gift and this will be his first Automatic watch ever. The other reason I choose your watch is our His Mother / My Grandmother is from Sicily Italy and came to New York in 1908 at the young age of 18. So being your company is from Italy has a special meaning for both of us. Thank You for building such a fine quality product that I know he will enjoy for years ahead. All the Best, Jim Pucciarelli

Giovanni Maesano
Giovanni Maesano

March 25, 2021

Voglio acquistare l’orologio del redentore con sconto del 20% più l’omaggio del milanese. Voglio assolutamente l’orologio azzurrato. Fatemi sapere come avviare l’iter di pagamento e vostra spedizione dell’orologio, tassativamente quello azzurro! distinti saluti, Giovanni Maesano! 🙏🙏🙏

giovanni casasanta
giovanni casasanta

March 25, 2021

Volevo prenotare un redentore riserva di carica, essendo ancora nei tempi stabiliti, ed usufruire dell’offerta lancio… Ma il sistema non lo permette… E’ il sistema, oppure…altro? distinti saluti Giovanni

Pietro Chianese
Pietro Chianese

March 25, 2021

Molto interessato aspetto vs news e come poter acquistare

Enrico
Enrico

March 08, 2021

Vorrei essere informato sulle uscite delle edizioni limitate, tipo il Quadrilobato

Cornenas Ion
Cornenas Ion

March 08, 2021

Este cu adevărat de calitate 100% garantat. Îmi doresc asemenea bijuterie unicat. Este un ceas special. Felicitării producătorului.

Carlos
Carlos

March 08, 2021

Muy interesado. Solo espero que su diámetro sea de 40 o 41 mm, no más.

Riccardo
Riccardo

March 04, 2021

Interessante , buon proposito e progetto , possiedo già un Redentore.

Dino del Vescovo
Dino del Vescovo

March 02, 2021

Davvero una bella novità. Complimenti.

Fabrizio Catarinelli
Fabrizio Catarinelli

March 02, 2021

Bravi ottima intuizione.
Magari la riserva di carica nei modelli attuali si comincia ad attestare sulle 70 ore, ma capisco i costi per modificare un e la necessità di modificare movimento esterno di buona qualità ma già tarato sulle 41 ore.
Comunque bene così….

Giuseppe
Giuseppe

March 01, 2021

Sarà interessante

Gelu
Gelu

March 01, 2021

I am very interested.
I’m waiting for more information.

Emilian
Emilian

March 01, 2021

I am very interested.
I’m waiting for more information.

Gianluca
Gianluca

February 28, 2021

W meccaniche Veneziane, attendiamo con trepidazione la nuova complicazione.

Raffaele
Raffaele

February 27, 2021

molto interessante il vostro progetto, sicuramente non mancherà il design italiano che vi distingue dalla massa e quindi necessario per un calibro di eccellenza, aspetto con ansia vostre nuove, auguri

matteo
matteo

February 27, 2021

Sono ansioso di vedere questo calibro al mio polso

LEONARDO CORVO
LEONARDO CORVO

February 27, 2021

Interessante. Attendo fiducioso. Una sorta di ‘REDENTORE’ con complicazione: il primo modello evoluto. Consiglio da collezionista: terrei la gamma di casse in uso, continuerei con i modelli esistenti e dedidicherei il format ‘Redentore, calibri solo tempo e le evoluzioni: riserva di carica, ore del mondo etc.Sembra una bella idea. Aspettiamone la realizzazione.

Thomas
Thomas

February 26, 2021

Interessato vorrei rimanere informato. Grazie

Alfred Agius
Alfred Agius

February 26, 2021

Sounds like an interesting complicated watch project. I am quite interested to learn more about it all.

Claudio
Claudio

February 26, 2021

Sono interessato a questo innovativo movimento e magari montato in un modello datejust 39mm braccialato jubile qudrante di vari colori e chiusura a scomparsa il top per voi

Bruno Solimeno
Bruno Solimeno

February 26, 2021

Spero che ridurrete anche la misura della cassa

Dastoli Giuseppe
Dastoli Giuseppe

February 26, 2021

Sono assolutamente interessato a movimenti di qualità e innovativi! Attendo maggiori notizie.

Ugo Carulli
Ugo Carulli

February 26, 2021

Excellent, I’ll be glad of your news

Ciro
Ciro

February 26, 2021

Interessante ottimo

Gino Colella
Gino Colella

February 26, 2021

Bellisimo movimento, adesso mancha solo il design Italiano 👍🏻

Claudio
Claudio

February 26, 2021

Aspetto di sapere quando avremo questa meraviglia

alessandro garassini
alessandro garassini

February 26, 2021

buona idea.
credo che al di là delle grandi complicazioni, l’orologio più utile sia un riserva di carica con datario meglio dey-date ed ore del mondo, quest’ultima funzione anche molto semplice, come sul voyager di ebel.
molto bello e funzionale è il dual time di Audemars.

Xavier
Xavier

February 26, 2021

Més watch feature development is always well come.

Waiting news crom Barcelona

Alvaro
Alvaro

February 26, 2021

Sono interessato a conoscere questa novità della vostra produzione …

Salvatore
Salvatore

February 26, 2021

Interessante, attendo aggiornamenti 👍

Salvatore
Salvatore

February 26, 2021

Interessante, attendo aggiornamenti 👍

Stefano
Stefano

February 26, 2021

Come non essere interessato, ad un orologio, che ha nella sua meccanica il meglio.
Non vedo l’ora di essere informato.
Grazie per le Vostre proposte, sempre innovative.

Giovanni
Giovanni

February 26, 2021

Era da tempo che aspettavo una proposta con riserva di carica che si distinguesse dai soliti modelli visti e rivisti.
Tenetemi aggiornato, uno andrà sicuramente al mio polso!

Emanuele
Emanuele

February 26, 2021

Interessante anche l’accostamento storico.

Giuseppe Giuffrida
Giuseppe Giuffrida

February 26, 2021

Molto interessante. Aspetto ulteriori notizie

Antonio Colonna
Antonio Colonna

February 26, 2021

Sono interessato a conoscere maggiori dettagli, primo fra tutti su quale modello verrà utilizzato questo calibro. Grazie

GIORGIO GURRIERI
GIORGIO GURRIERI

February 26, 2021

POTREBBE ESSERE MOLTO INTERESSANTE INSERENDO ANCHE UNA VARIANTE CON OTTAGONO E BRACCIALE STILE AUDEMARS PIGUET

Claudio
Claudio

February 26, 2021

Aspetto di essere contattato

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