Crafted from the Maples of the Death Valley.
A tragic accident happened on a Friday morning, July 9th, 1937. A fire caused the ammunition depot explosion in a military island located just 1,5km from Helsinki city centre. 12 people lost their lives and dozens were injured. The area has since been called the Death Valley.
Now, 83 years later, some of the old world of the Death Valley was taken down by the Forest Administration (Metsähallitus). We rushed to the scene and managed to save the best pieces of the maples.
A Watch that has the story to tell.
The colors of the watch gives credit to Vallisaari: the light shade of the maple blends beautifully with the bronze structure of the watch, showing the rust tones. Swiss Ronda quartz movement serves as the heart of the watch.
With Vallisaari Limited Edition Watch, we want to respect the historic events, bring the stories back to life and create new immemorial moments.
This watch has a bold story behind it. Don't be shy to share it.
Size and Specs
|Movement||Swiss Ronda 1062 Quartz|
|Wood material||Maple from the Death Valley, Vallisaari, Finland|
|Metal parts||Matte bronze, 316L stainless steel|
|Dial color||Stone grey with a hint of green|
|Glass||Sapphire coated mineral crystal|
|Water resistance||5 ATM (Rain resistant)|
Every tree has a history and stories that we should listen and remember. When a significant city tree needs to be removed, its story doesn't necessary end there. The last chapter begins - as Aarni Watch.