VAPAUS was founded by brothers Oliver and Rudi Laing out of a lifelong love of watches and a desire to create a legacy of magnificent timepieces.
VAPAUS design is inspired by the stunning watches of the 1940-1960s, with their textured yet minimal dials, domed crystals, slim profiles, polished metal and beautifully engineered movements. Our vision is to gently modernise this elegant aesthetic with the latest materials and movements, to create strikingly beautiful wristwatches.
The VAPAUS Veli Launch Edition was made in a limited run of 260 pieces. All styles have sold out.
On 31 May, we will open pre-orders for our second production run of the Veli. The pre-order period will remain open for 1 month, closing on 30 June 2018, but may be closed sooner if the number of orders placed becomes unmanageable for us as a small independent manufacturer. For full pre-order details, click here.
On 21 June 2018 we will launch a Kickstarter for our second watch, the VORCUT chronograph. To view the VORCUT collection, click here.
Please feel free to join our mailing list to be notified of the launches. We also have a private Facebook group (the VAPAUS Watch Club) — this is a very informal community, where we chat about some of our favourite watches of the past and share some prototype ideas; behind the scenes photographs and inspirations that we take from different art forms.
Thank you for all of your kind, inspiring messages and your patience. It has been wonderful to connect with so many passionate watch lovers and start putting the ideas that we have been thinking, dreaming and drawing, into the world.
Oliver & Rudi