Aristo’s President, Hansjörg Vollmer, presents his newest creation, Hunter. This timepiece’s prototype already caused something of a small sensation: It was the only wristwatch to win the designer award ‘Form’ from Germany’s National Association of the Craft Industries (Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk) in 2006.
This watch conceiver from Pforzheim remembers, “The starting point for our Hunter series was our Italian Aristo distributor Max Ventura in 2005. At that time, he had made it known that he longed for a more upscale design for our Jäger 90 model, which had been very successful all throughout Europe.” While Vollmer had conceived his watches up to that point chiefly according to the Bauhaus motto, ‘form follows function’, it was more a visual quality that was demanded of him this time: the dial, the case, and even the strap were to be harmoniously united with each other to form a unit.
Reference numbers 3H76 and 3H75
After this Aristo design piece was launched in Milan, it quickly developed into a cult watch for Italian architects and other design-conscious and creative people. It was finally the high award from the National Association of the Craft Industries (Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk) that inspired Vollmer to develop a Hunter series for young mechanical watch fans north of the Alps. Vollmer now introduces three model variations at Baselworld 2007:
•The Aristo street Hunter (reference number 3H75) with an anthracite-colored dial and strap is fascinating for trend-oriented fans of masculinely striking wristwatches.
•The Aristo beach Hunter (reference number 3H76) with an ivory dial and sand-colored strap not only looks good on the wrists of bikini wearers. This color combination also matches beach party outfits any evening of the week.
•The Aristo forest Hunter (reference number 3H77) in hunter’s green looks great not only in the forest, but also matches current runway trends.
Behind all of these elements, it might be all too easy to oversee the inner technical values of the Hunter series: The glass bead-blasted stainless steel case (diameter 39 mm, height 10.5 mm) is water-resistant to 5 atm; sapphire crystal on the front and mineral crystal case back; Aristo signature automatic movement based on ETA Caliber 2824-2; extremely robust textile strap. The recommended retail price of 268 euros inside Europe is almost sensational for a wristwatch featuring these high-quality elements and design demands.
Vollmer continues, “Many watch and jewelry retailers have meanwhile confirmed to me that our Hunter models fill a gap in the market. This watch design precisely fulfills the quality criteria of demanding youth. This target group desires individual visuals while at the same time placing a great deal of value on the mechanical inner values of a high-quality wristwatch.”
Source: Aristo Vollmer GmbH
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