Manufacturer: MAALS Watches | Price: from £350 GBP
Powered by a Miyota 9134 movement, the Giri Ventiquattro from MAALS has a 40 hour power reserve, date and 24hr dial. Maintaining their signature design, is a custom half exhibition caseback with artwork engraving by renowned artist, OKSE.
- Dimensions: Diameter – 40mm, Thickness – 12.5mm, Lug to Lug – 46.5mm, Lug Width – 20mm
- Movement: Miyota 9134 Automatic, 28,800vph (4Hz), 24hr Display, Power Reserve, Hacking, 40hr Power Reserve
- Case Material: Polished or DLC 316L Stainless Steel
- Strap/Bracelet: Colour Coded Cordura & Leather Strap
- Crystal: Flat Sapphire, Underside Anti-Reflective Coating
- Water Resistance: 50m / 5ATM
- Lume: Swiss Super-LumiNova® Crown: Signed
- Caseback: Screwed Down, Exhibition Sapphire Display, Exclusive Artwork
- Warranty: 2 Years Where to Buy: Kickstarter Campaign
Since the successful launch of their first watch Jump Over The Moon (JOTM) back in 2018, the co-owner brothers – Mark and Andy have been busy getting to know their industry better, talking with customers, other brands and designing new watches, the Giri Ventiquattro is their newest release and their first mechanical automatic timepiece.
Sticking true to their idea that, “all MAALS watches will have something that’s kinda geeky, but there to make you smile.” Lots of dial details and a newly designed custom half-window caseback with exclusive artwork engraving by OKSE. Powered by a Miyota 9134 automatic movement and housed in a new modern-style 40mm stainless steel case, coming at only 12.5mm thick. The Giri Ventiquattro will be available in four colourways, each with its own individual personality.
Carrying over a few familiar lines over from Jump Over The Moon (JOTM), centre stage is a truncated triangle tipped by a unique take on a 24hr dial. Foregoing the traditional number layout, they’ve instead created an artwork scene with rolling clouds separating day and night.
The brother’s affection for the Italian marque Alfa Romeo is a big influence for some dial details. On several Alfa models they would have Italian text written on the dials, for example Benzina for petrol, so the brothers decided to apply the same idea here. On the power reserve dial, sits the word Giri which translates to revolutions/turns and used to appear on the rev counter of several Alfa models. Ora means hours and Giorno means day. geeky but fun!
For their second outing, they wanted to work with Miyota again. Across the entire production run of their first watch, they had zero reliability issues making it an easy decision to want to work with Miyota again, this time choosing their premium 9134 multi-function automatic movement.
Moving to the back, MAALS continue with their signature artwork again, working with artist OKSE. This time his artwork is applied to their brand new custom six screw half exhibition casebacks. The astronaut from JOTM makes a reappearance this time, turning the Earth day and night on their finger basketball style. The clouds and stars from the 24hr dial, drift along in the background while a lightning bolt strikes down. Bonus bit of geekiness, the name Giri Ventiquattro, loosely translates to Turns Twenty-four referring to the power reserve dial and the fact that there are twenty-four hours in a day.
As ever they’ve not skimped on spec and Giri Ventiquattro features sapphire glass front and rear, with the front also featuring anti-reflective coating for improved readability. They’ve also gone for it when it comes to lume, well super lume in this case. Numbers and indices (blue, black and rose versions only), feature bright hues, while the Panda has full dial super lume. Launched on Kickstarter on 3rd August very competitively priced at £375 (£75 below retail price). The first 50 backers can get super early bird pricing where all versions are only £350 (£100 below retail price). All pricing includes international delivery and a single watchpod. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maalswatches/giri-ventiquattro