Lonville

VIRAGE KIND OF BLUE

18K white gold

Limited Edition

It is not easy to make simple dress watches, but Lonville’s Kind of Blue is a masterclass in how to do pared-back elegance.

Made-to-order piece - 8 to 12 week production

Limited Edition of 18 pieces, named and numbered

SKOLORR Comments

In Kind of Blue, Lonville’s automotive influences, which are noticeable but muted, provide a clever twist on the standard dress watch design.

Personalisation

The owner-s name is engraved under the sapphire case back

€14,500

Price is exclusive of VAT. VAT and delivery charge will be applied at checkout, if applicable.
You will be responsible for all other taxes and charges to receive your order depending on the delivery destination.



  • Inspiration
  • Tech Spec
  • Style Guide
  • In the Know
  • Info & Delivery

Inspiration

Overview

Think of the many car-inspired watches and what you’ve usually got is a design that’s the perfect weekender – sporty and a bit chunky perhaps – but not a timepiece that translates to the suit-and-tie attire of the working week. They just won’t fit under a cuff for starters.

Lonville has done something different here. As with all of its watches, the automotive inspiration is evident but with this design owner Joost Vreeswijk has created a car-inspired dress watch.

The minutes and small-seconds tracks are reminiscent of speedometers, which Vreeswijk has combined with details from dress watches from the 1950s and 1960s; a conflation of styles that shouldn’t work but does. The brushed silver dial beautifully compliments the blued hands and the rich blue leather strap.

However, it is worth turning the watch over for the fabulously uninterrupted view of the LV1 movement, all made in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The micro rotor means you get to appreciate the beautiful finish, something Lonville prides itself on.

By mixing the dress watch designs of the 1950s and 1960s elements of automotive design, Lonville has created an incredibly sophisticated dress watch, which has just enough interesting detail to stand out from the crowd.

Inspiration

Car design and dress watches are obvious bed fellows, but Lonville show that if you carefully select design cues from both worlds, you can create an innovative take on a classic style.

Tech Spec

Case

  • Material: 18K white gold with brushed case side and polished case back
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Concave sapphire glass front and flat rear sapphire

Movement

  • COSC-certified, Lonville LV1 microrotor automatic calibre
  • 80 hour power reserve
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph

Functions & Indications

  • Displays: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock
  • Multilayer, soleil & sunburst effect silver dial
  • Individual applied markers and applied Lonville logo
  • PVD blue dauphine hands designed by and for Lonville

Notes

  • Decoration:
  • Lonville's signature blue rotor, blue screws and blue engraving, chamfered bridges and a Côtes de Genève finishing
  • Dial signed with ‘all swiss’ as opposed to Swiss Made
  • The 60 on the second dial is red after old Lonville pocket watches
  • Blue alligator strap and 18K white gold extra thin folding clasp
  • Limited Edition of 18 pieces
  • Each watch is made to order, the watch number and owner’s name is engraved behind the sapphire glass

In The Know

“A collection imagined as if Lonville would have continued to make watches from the mid 50’s onward.” Watchpaper.com

“The movement is definitely part of the reason why I like this watch so much. The six bridges look awesome and I love the contrast with the blued screws.” Fratello Watches

“I like how the models seem to build on each other, and aren’t just coming out of left field.” Ariel Adams, James Edition

Info & Delivery

Warranty

Twelve months warranty from date of delivery

After-care

Pieces should be returned to Lonville, Via Muzzano 13/B, 6924 Sorengo, Switzerland. Please contact Lonville for the process to return the piece:

  • Watches with issues covered under the warranty: Lonville shall bear the costs of shipping and service 
  • Watches with issues out-of-warranty: shipping costs are born by the client, service costs will be charged to the client after acceptance of the quote

Turnaround: about 12 weeks from the date of receipt of the watch or from the date of acceptance of the quote by the client, where required. Watch to be returned to client upon receipt of full payment only, where required.

Creating your watch

Each Lonville is made to order with a unique watch number and the owner-s name engraved under the sapphire case back. Each watch will also undergo strict testing and water proofing prior to shipment. The typical time from order to assemble and shipment is around 12 weeks.

Delivery

Shipping charge: 

  • Shipping to Europe: 400€ applied at checkout 
  • Shipping to US: 700€ applied at checkout

Non-contractual delivery time once the piece is ready:

  • Europe: about 3 to 5 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 
  • US: about 3 to 8 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 

The brand reserves the right not to deliver to countries outside of Europe and the United States

Return & Exchange

No return, no exchange

Our priority is customer satisfaction, therefore please do not hesitate to contact SKOLORR to discuss

Packaging

Leather Travel Pouch