E.C.Andersson Watch Co. is back with its most meticulously made watch yet, a true high-end watch to carry the brand into a new segment. The E.C.Andersson Calypso is completely custom-designed in Gothenburg and equipped with the most reliable Swiss automatic movement in its segment.
Mounted on a tailor-made calf leather strap with a custom-made buckle, the watch’s sandblasted case has polished bevels that harmoniously swirl around the edges from lug to lug, along with unique modern indices on a radial gradient dial in a semi-gloss, ocean blue finish, nesting securely under the specially crafted “Boshulän” arrow hands. The three-tone, one-of-a-kind rotor, powering a Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement, is displayed proudly thru the sapphire crystal caseback. In fact, so confident is E.C.Andersson in the Calypso’s abilities that it set up a Performance Center just to prove the reliability of each individual watch.
The design of the Calypso is made to appeal all the senses — a sophisticated watch, designed to stand the test of time, with an aesthetics that is just as familiar as explorative.
Although totally new in its design, the 40-mm case has an iconic look to it — robust and sporty, yet tastefully classy and perfectly suitable for everyday situations, both in durability and style.
To be among the first to receive the E.C.A Calypso, pre-order here.
The link between the lugs is E.C.Andersson’s way to connect the watch to the current and future strap options. It not only looks appealing; the use of this connector link also makes the strap sit more securely than it would on a conventional watch, thanks to the deep spring-bar cut and screw-in bar.
E.C.Andersson’s own calf-leather straps come standard with the Calypso watch, and the customer has the option to choose between dark chestnut brown and black, each having a wide-grained alligator texture. The width of the strap is 25 mm on top, narrowing down to 20 mm on the middle to the bottom end.
No fake stuffing here: the leather straps are made flat, mostly because it’s better-looking, but also to prevent unnecessary foam stuffing. This makes for a slim and comfortable appearance, measuring 2.8 mm in thickness, a figure specifically chosen to harmoniously fit the watch’s case.
All straps are equipped with the E.C.A uni-mold buckle, made of 316L stainless steel, with a polished base and rugged details below the elevated E.C.A. logo text and solid steel buckle pin.
The Nylon Activity Strap
E.C.Andersson also wanted to make a strap that could be used for more rugged activities in which leather might be best left at home. Go climbing, diving, or running with the nylon activity strap without having to think about whether or not the strap can take it; it will. Just rinse that mud off when you get home, and the activity strap will look good as new again. The activity strap is made of nylon, like a traditional NATO strap, but is delivered as a two-piece ensemble, just like the brand’s other strap options, and secured by the stainless-steel connector link. To make it more unique, E.C.Andersson even custom designed the steel loops to fit the watch’s appearance and the thickness of the nylon. The loops are cut sharp to create reflecting angles, whereas the bevels are polished and top surface is brushed. All backers receive the Nylon Activity Strap if the brand’s funding goal is reached by 200%.
E.C.Andersson Performance Center
To prove the reliability of each individual watch, E.C.Andersson set up a Performance Center, making it possible to measure amplitude, beat error, accuracy, gauss, and pressure resistance in detail. More importantly, E.C.Andersson has the tools to perfect those attributes.
When receiving an E.C.Andersson Calypso, the customer will find a direct transcript print-out from the company’s Timegrapher inside the box. This will show all the detailed facts about accuracy and the well-being of each individual timepiece. Attached to the transcript is a description of all values, so the watch’s owner can learn more about them.
The E.C.Andersson Calypso watch is available on for pre-order on the Kickstarter Campaign starting today, with a price beginning at 800 EUR for the early orders, approximately 700 EUR off listing price. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, being among the first is a great advantage.