With VORCUT we sought to create the perfect 38mm chronograph companion piece to the Veli. To meet this challenge we turned our gaze to the 1960s. A time of change, restless experimentation, technological advances and of course — deeply beautiful watches.
The VORCUT collection's key features are:
Box Sapphire Crystal
VORCUT features a stunning domed box sapphire crystal. Its sheer sides stand proud and perpendicular to the case, with a gentle curve across its surface. Box acrylic crystals were used in many classic vintage chronographs, such as the Heuer Carrera and Omega Speedmaster. VAPAUS’s mission is to gently modernize the ideas of the past. In this instance, we have upgraded the crystal from acrylic, to ultra-hard sapphire crystal. It is much more typical, particularly at this price point, to find cheaper and inferior materials like mineral crystal (such as hardened K1 glass or hesalite/acrylic) being used.
Built in Switzerland
Our relationship with our Swiss manufacturing partner, and uncompromising approach to quality, continues with the VORCUT. Each watch was expertly hand assembled in Switzerland using the finest components. Each watch is backed with a worldwide two-year warranty, and supplied with a hand-signed certificate of supplied with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.
The 1960s, a decade of kaleidoscopic intellectual, scientific and cinematic masterpieces; proved a rich pool of inspiration. This influence can be found most clearly in the palette chosen for the VORCUT's colourway options.
DUKE: with its elegant teal degrade dial, the Duke is a refined timepiece that adds a dash of tasteful colour to any watch aficionado’s collection. Its black sub-dials contrast sharply with its retro bright white sub-dial hands, offering fantastic legibility and a vintage feel.
PANDA: VAPAUS’s take on a perennial classic chronograph style. Its stark, light cream dial contrasts with its jet black sub-dials, which are complemented by a striking red chronograph seconds hand and applied hour markers. Perhaps the most versatile timepiece in the range, the VORCUT Panda is perfect for any occasion.
ATOMIC: dark, brooding, menacing; the Atomic is an eye-catching timepiece with an edge.
MIDNIGHT: with its deep blue sunburst dial, jet black sub-dials and polished gold hands, the Midnight is a chronograph that transitions effortlessly from day into night; as comfortable with a casual polo shirt as with a bespoke suit.
REVERSE PANDA: the dark side of the Panda. With its off-black charcoal dial, the Reverse Panda feels like a vintage timepiece that has enjoyed thousands of sunsets, and the wild nights that came before them. A stark, versatile piece which is bound to see lots of wrist time, should it be invited to join your collection.
SALMON: a future classic. Paired with an ultra-premium thick tan leather strap, the effortlessly cool Salmon stepped right off the Italian Riviera into the VORCUT collection.
The Seiko VK64 is a hybrid mecha-quartz chronograph movement. A modern marvel that a 1960s watchmaker would have gladly given his teeth for — or perhaps his loupe! Initially developed by the ever-innovative Seiko, the origins of these true hybrid movements date back to the mid-to-late 1980s, and two venerable Swiss manufacturers, Frédéric Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, who added mechanical components to quartz chronographs.
We chose the VK64 to power VORCUT for the following reasons:
In short, we love the VK64 and are proud to feature it as the beating heart of the VORCUT.
A perfect duet
The Veli and the VORCUT, are a harmonious pairing. The Veli, a casual dress watch in essence, is the working weekday watch. Come the weekend, the slim, sporty Vorcut can expect to see more wrist time.