Female watchmaker launches mechanical watch collection
Affordable luxury ignited: Female watchmaker launches mechanical watch collection Loimu inspired by the Northern Lights
Galvin Watch Company(GWC), female-founded micro watch company returned for its second round of crowdfunding to launch GWC’s next collection of meticulously crafted mechanical watches with luminous detailing powered by Japanese movement.
The Kickstarter campaign began on Saturday 5 March 2022 to bring the Loimu Collection to watch enthusiasts at a price of AU$679 later this year – with major discounts for early bird orders.
During the first day of the month-long campaign, GWC raised over AU$42,000 with the help of 110 backers around the world. The Loimu Collection reached its funding goal in 6 minutes.
Loimu: Carry the blaze of the Northern Lights
Every carefully designed detail of the Loimu Collection comes together to achieve a beautifully versatile mechanical watch suited for any occasion, inspired by one of nature’s greatest masterpieces, Aurelia Borealis.
The Loimu Collection comes in six uniquely glistening colours named after the spectrum of colours the Northern Lights are famed for. The guilloché pattern, an artistic craft dating back to the 18th century, creates a vibrantly engraved surface to make the Loimu dial come alive.
The glowing technology of Swiss SuperLuminova C3 keeps Loimu’s watch hands, hour markers and the crown shining brightly after dark, chosen for its quality and reputation as one of the most effective luminous substances in the market.
Loimu watches by the Female watchmaker come with an adjustable, interchangeable stainless-steel bracelet. For GWC fans who own the original Alku watch, its leather straps are compatible with the Loimu range.
The case diameter is 38mm, a subtle size for both genders. GWC watches are not gender specific, designed to suit everyone’s wrist. For advanced durability in most conditions, Loimu watches are water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters (10ATM) with a screw down crown.
Deals for early orders
The Loimu Kickstarter campaign began on 5 March 2022 with spectacular deals for early bird orders. The Collection will land on the GWC website from August-September 2022.
Early campaign backers enjoy discounted prices starting from AU$349, nearly 50% off retail price with more discounts and incentives to follow.
Watchmaker’s promise: Personal quality checks with two-year warranty
Galvin Watch Company offers a two-year international warranty for the Loimu Collection and each watch is regulated and quality control tested by the founder.
As a professional female watchmaker with ten years’ experience at the world’s most prestigious watch brands, Susan Galvin takes great pride in personally guaranteeing the quality of every GWC watch.
“Having a watchmaker as the brand owner cuts out the middle person between the customer and potential repair work. I perform all watch repairs for Australia and the US myself. For the remaining countries, any repairs are completed by reputable watchmakers I have either worked or studied with,” Galvin confirms.
“As I check every time piece personally before sending it to the customer, the quality is ensured from the start.”