Founded in 2017, ATOWAK initially emerged as a watch manufacturer, specializing in aiding microbrands in the creation of mechanical watches. With a decade of experience in watch design and development within the mechanical watch industry, ATOWAK mastered a flexible chain of watch components—from movements and cases to straps, dials, hands, and various accessories. This expertise laid the foundation for crafting truly distinctive timepieces.
The origin of "ATOWAK" finds inspiration in the Caesar Cipher, a simple encryption method. In this encryption, each letter of the word is replaced by another letter several positions down. "ATOWAK" itself is a Caesar Cipher for the word "UNIQUE" when shifted by 6 letters.
Having honed years of technological innovation, ATOWAK proudly introduced its inaugural 4-arm wandering hour timepiece, the ETTORE series, in 2020. This release garnered widespread acclaim from watch enthusiasts globally. The ETTORE series not only showcases technological prowess but also democratizes access to the intricate designs once exclusive to high-end luxury watches, offering them at an affordable price.
|Atowak Spaceship Abyssal Blue - Ltd Ed 300pcs
Devoted to the mantra of "Redefining Aesthetics at the Wrist," ATOWAK aims to set new standards in watch design and innovation. The brand possess an unyielding passion for precision machinery, where hundreds of delicate parts intricately come together. Our teams tirelessly explore countless avenues to create unique structures, overcoming every obstacle to bring forth marvelously intricate complications.
The all new ATOWAK Spaceship is a testament. It boasts a distinctive spacecraft-inspired design, presenting a sleek and futuristic exterior that epitomizes cutting-edge technology.
The Abyssal Blue gets its name from its full blue PVD treated case made out of 316L stainless steel, measuring a case width of 42.5mm, lugs-to-lugs of 53mm, and only 16mm in height. The whole case doesn’t feel overwhelming on the wrist as compored to many other steampunk designed timepieces in its market.
The brand proudly asserts that each Spaceship undergoes a meticulous 60-step case finishing process, a claim substantiated by the intricate details showcased, underscoring the dedication to craftsmanship evident throughout.
|3D Copper & Geneva Patten
The ATOWAK Spaceship boasts a distinctive overall form, evoking a subtle teardrop shape that gracefully fans out at 6 o'clock and converges into a substantial, angular central lug at 12 o'clock. Elevating the fundamental design, ATOWAK intricately combines facets and streamlined elements, resulting in a shape that exudes both sleekness and futurism.
Furthermore, its refined lines and contours mirror the streamlined silhouette of a space vessel, encapsulating the very essence of interstellar exploration. This sophisticated form is not merely aesthetic but also encompasses sufficient technical complexity, earning it the well-deserved designation of the "Spaceship" moniker.
The upper case surfaces contribute a heightened visual depth to the overall composition. At the 12 o'clock end of the case, a subtle upward bow creates a captivating and intricate rounded surface, providing a canvas for the precisely detailed lateral case brushing to interact with. Accentuating the technicality and rugged appeal, a quartet of stylized case screws adorns this surface. Meanwhile, matte blasted notched cutouts on either side of the case serve a dual purpose—they alleviate visual weight from the design and enhance the overall sense of visual depth, adding both refinement and complexity to the wrist presence.
The entirety of the case skillfully bevels downward, sharply descending from approximately the center line to 6 o'clock, resulting in an expansive, polished slope punctuated by a concluding case screw that elegantly encircles the dial. This design approach is mirrored in the lug and crown guard amalgamation positioned at 12 o'clock, where a polished bevel visually distinguishes this component from the broader case structure. The Spaceship's case surfaces boast an impressive array of finishes, all executed with precision and featuring clean, crisp transitions between each.
|316L Stainless Steel with Scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal
Nevertheless, the true focal point of the ATOWAK Spaceship's case—perhaps even the entire design—is its substantial and intricately crafted sapphire crystal.
The challenge of fashioning a crystal that seamlessly complements the compound curves, flares, and abrupt angular slopes of the Spaceship's case is formidable for any watchmaker. Remarkably, ATOWAK not only meets but exceeds this challenge, accomplishing the task without relying on a bezel to conceal any edges, showcasing a commitment to transparency and precision in the design process.
To complete the case, ATOWAK incorporates a sapphire display caseback. In keeping with the nature of most exotic cases of this caliber, the ATOWAK Spaceship does keep a good water resistance of 30m unequivocally positions it for non-underwater use, underlining the emphasis on elegance and style in its design rather than suitability for water-related activities.
Within the glass packs the wandering satellite hours concept. the Spaceship diverges from its immediate forerunners by eschewing the revolving hour barrels in favor of a Starwheel-style configuration with rotating hours disks mounted to a central rotating assembly.
|Swiss LumiNova Glows In The Dark
Timekeeping takes center stage in the lower third of the dial, featuring an expansive bi-level scale adorned with minute markings in contrasting black and blue lume. The current time is indicated by the hours disk traversing the scale, showcasing streamlined Arabic numerals and a line index for precise minute reading. Despite its initial unfamiliarity, this system proves surprisingly legible and intuitive on the wrist, thanks to boldly sized numerals that facilitate effortless and accurate time reading at a glance.
While technically featuring a running seconds hand, the design comprises a polished three-armed wheel that proves difficult to track with exacting precision. The intricacies of this design may pose a challenge for those seeking fine-tuned accuracy in time measurement. In tandem with the distinctive minutes scale, the visually captivating white striped satellite assembly arms, and the boldly asymmetrical case, the overall design of the Spaceship is definitely a great conversation starter among watch fanatics.
The ATOWAK Spaceship derives its power from a significantly modified version of the well-known Miyota 9039 automatic movement. While sharing much of its architecture with the commonplace Miyota 9015, the 9039 nestled within the Spaceship is remarkably cost-effective for a timepiece with such intricate complications. This affordability, coupled with its reliance on established and widely recognized movement components, suggests that the Spaceship should be comparatively straightforward and cost-effective to service over time, especially when contrasted with its in-house exotic counterparts.
Furthermore, the 12 o'clock crown of the ATOWAK Spaceship employs a proprietary 13-component system, complete with a miniature three-piece gear train, to establish a connection with the internal movement. It's worth mentioning that this distinctive system imparts a unique tactile sensation, almost akin to a subtle "crunchiness," during crown operation.
|MIYOTA 9039 Modified with 38 Power Reserve
These exotic enhancements, the performance of the timepiece remains largely consistent with more conventional Miyota 9039 movements. This includes a 38-hour power reserve and a beat rate of 28,800 bph, highlighting a balance between innovative design features and reliable functionality in line with industry standards.
ATOWAK complements the Spaceship with a quick-release FKM rubber deployant strap, perfectly matching the timepiece's color scheme. This strap, known for its softness, flexibility, and immediate comfort straight out of the box, enhances the overall wearing experience. A series of stylized, tapering vents extending from the central lugs not only align with the Spaceship's bold sci-fi aesthetic but also serve a functional purpose by promoting breathability and ensuring the watch stays cool in warmer weather. The thoughtful design of the strap not only contributes to the distinctive look of the watch but also prioritizes comfort and functionality for the wearer.
We are proud to carry an exceptional timepiece like this ATOWAK Spaceship Abyssal Blue in Gnomon. The combination of its elements imbues the timepiece with a futuristic and avant-garde aesthetic, evoking a sense of sci-fi allure that aligns seamlessly with the imaginative world of space exploration and technological innovation. The ATOWAK Spaceship stands out as a noteworthy example in the recent wave of Chinese endeavors aimed at democratizing haute horlogerie and making high-quality watchmaking accessible to a broader audience. This timepiece represents a compelling contribution to the evolving landscape of watchmaking, showcasing innovation and a commitment to elevating the standards of craftsmanship in the industry.