The perfect gifts for travel couples now exist: the new dual time watches from Rovence. A great item to wear together (and gift to friends, newlyweds, or each other!), it’s a high quality watch that’s styled around travel and allows you to easily tell time in two time zones.
The concept was actually created by travel couple Devon Costantine and Stephen Barna while backpacking together on a two-year trip around the world. “When we looked for a dual time watch, the ones we found were mostly complex, expensive, and men’s watches,” they said. “That’s when we decided to design affordable watches for men and women that are sleek and easy to tell time in two time zones. We wanted it to be a source of travel inspiration every time you look at your wrist.”
While visiting over 30 countries together in a trip that began in New Zealand and spanned over 4 continents, they began sourcing their inspiration for Rovence. The name was inspired by the lavender fields of Provence, France that they explored together while road tripping across Europe. With the scent of lavender so thick you can smell it as you drive up, the ripple of flowers in the breeze, and the dreamy fields of purple, it’s one of the most romantic places on Earth and inspiration for the clean lines of the new Rovence timepieces.
The pair spent over a year designing and slimming down the normal GMT, dual time functions into a one-layer dial design on both the men’s and women’s watches. “It was difficult,” they said. The average GMT watch measures at around 12-14 mm. They wanted to cut that in half, and eventually achieved their slim design of 6.40 mm on the women’s watch and 6.45mm on the men’s watch. They also paired down the watch to three hands (the hour, minute, and GMT dual time hand), leaving only the essential.
The result is a beautiful watch that will inspire your wanderlust. It’s filled with travel-inspired details like the 3-D metal plane icon at the 2-hour mark and a world map design engraved on the back. The “travel together” motto on the front that makes it great for friends, families, and couples to wear and feel connected. It’s also a cute idea for gifts for traveling couples to receive or gift themselves.
Made with a Ronda Swiss-made movement, the highest grade (316L) stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass and an anti-reflective coating, “The First Class Collection” watches are affordable high quality timepiece built for adventure. Preorder the watch for only 100 USD (50% off) when you’re one of the first 100 backers to order it on Kickstarter! There is also the option to purchase a “couple’s edition” set of any two watches for 199 USD and receive them together in a custom couple’s box.
Rovence watches Will launch on Kickstarter on Tuesday, September 24th. Sign up here to get access to 50% off early backer deals!
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