June promotion — VAPAUS Veli Space Black 1950, reduced from £699 to £499 — strictly limited stock.
The 1950's style Veli features classic alpha hands.
Case diameter: 38mm
Lug width: 20mm
Height to apex of crystal: 9.65mm
Case thickness (excluding crystal): 6.85mm
Crystal: Sapphire, high-arched dome (2.80mm to apex of dome)
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial: Sunburst dial - Space Black
Strap: 20mm premium French calf leather
Movement: Sellita SW215-1 Elaboré (hand-wound)
Manufacture: Swiss Made
Veli watches ship inside our Luxury Travel Wallet.
Learn about the Veli and our design process here.
The Veli has a two year manufacturers warranty. Though importantly the end of the warranty is not the end of support, the Veli will be supported for the duration of our natural lives. The Veli is a watch for life. All work is undertaken by British Horological Society accredited watch repairers.
High-Arched Sapphire Crystal (with anti-reflective coating): working in tandem with our sunburst dials, the show-stopping high-arched sapphire refracts light beautifully. The crystal, at its apex, stands 2.80mm above the case, curving smoothly across its surface.
Dials: deep and subtle, yet striking, our sunburst dials come in Deep Blue, Ice Silver, Space Black and Slate Grey. In sympathy with the domed crystal, the dial itself is also slightly convex. Gently curved hands maintain a parallel with the convex dial, which looks particularly elegant with the extra-long, smooth-sweeping, seconds hand.
Movement: in-keeping with the gently modernised 1950s aesthetic, a hand-wound Sellita SW215-1 Elaboré movement, with a bespoke colour-matched date wheel, sits at the heart of the Veli. A fine Swiss movement, the SW215-1 is close to the ETA 2804-2 in design, save that the Sellita movement has two extra jewels.
Hands: the VAPAUS Veli watch is offered with a choice of either classic alpha hands (Veli 1950), or the more unusual paddle hands (Veli 2050). The divisive Veli 2050 hands have created a loyal following among watch aficionados who enjoy the juxtaposition between a classic and modern aesthetic; while the Veli 1950 hands resonate clearly with the legacy of the timepiece.