When Revolution x The Rake Covid-19 Solidarity Auction was first announced, an incredible Aussie gent named Vaughn, who goes by the Instagram handle @hands.faces.cases reached out to say, he wanted to donate this Baltic x Worn & Wound sold out Sector dial beauty. So we caught up with Vaughn to find out why he felt thus compelled to reach out and donate towards this cause.
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When I first announced Revolution’s charity auction, an incredible person named Vaughn, who goes by the Instagram handle @hands.faces.cases based in Australia reached out to say, he wanted to donate this Baltic x Worn & Wound sold out Sector dial beauty.
In many ways Baltic, a brand founded in France in 2017 and Worn & Wound founded in 2011 – a great online resource with a focus on great value watches – are each other’s spiritual counterparts.
Their timepiece is inspired by sector or scientific dial watches found from the 20’s well into the 50’s. These dials feature separate tracks for the minutes/seconds and the hours for ultimate precision. There is a particular design finesse with which this dial has been executed in the use of a frosted/sandblasted finish for both the center of the dial and the outer edge where the minute/seconds track – in chemin de fe format – sits. Hours in beautifully stylized Arabic numerals sit on a circular brushed background, while the center of the dial also features a crosshair element.
The retail value of this watch is USD 400