Passo Watch Artfully Combines Italian Design by Odoardo Fioravanti and Swiss Engineering, Launches on Kickstarter

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An automatic Swiss made watch built with custom parts that will last for generations

Passo Watch

Passo Watch

Our line of watches have been carefully designed by Odoardo to represent Italy’s impeccable style, while we use classic Swiss features and movement to make sure our watches are a true luxury timepiece.

Passo Watch combines Italy’s trendsetting design with Switzerland's renowned watch craftsmanship to create a timeless watch inspired by the Alps. Their Glacier watch series aims to break the luxury watch world with their carefully crafted timepiece with custom watch pieces. The team behind Passo Watch has just launched their Kickstarter campaign with a funding goal of €30,000. The watches have been designed by award-winning designer, Odoardo Fioravanti.

"Passo” is an Italian word that indicates the unit of measurement of a mechanism, but also the pass between two sides of a mountain. The Passo Watch team built their design around this definition. The watch is entirely inspired by the Swiss and Italian Alps, creating a beautiful design influenced by two different cultures. Their Glacier watch series is inspired by the sinuous curves of the alpine valleys and the solemn elegance of the glaciers. The dial’s particular design has incorporated features of a valley floor. The 39mm watch case and bracelet are finished in brushed steel or black iron to compliment the anti-reflective sapphire crystal face.

"Odoardo Fioravanti's contemporary and timeless design is something that I think will meet the taste of fans all over the world,” says Francesco Mainardi, art director of the project. “Our line of watches have been carefully designed by Odoardo to represent Italy’s impeccable style, while we use classic Swiss features and movement to make sure our watches are a true luxury timepiece.”

Passo Watch has been created with the intention of becoming collector's pieces that someone could pass down for generations. From the steel case to the strap, no standard elements have been used in the design of the watch except the classic Swiss movement. Passo Watch uses an automatic Sellita SW200 movement while Passo harnesses energy through the natural motion of the wearer's wrist so they never spend time winding it. To learn more, visit bit.ly/PassoKS.

Passo Watch can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter starting at $590. The Glacier line comes in four different models: Verra, Gorner, Vedretta and Seracco, named after glaciers found between Italy and Switzerland. The watches are also available with a 100% genuine, made in Italy leather band with deployant clasp.

About Passo Watches
The idea for Passo Watch began in 2016 by two friends, Guglielmo Paganin and Marco Zanardi. The two are passionate about design and watches. Guglielmo is a technical manager that oversees development and engineering at a Swiss watchmaking company and Marco oversees design strategy and creatives at a creative agency in Milan. The Passo team’s goal is to bring a luxury watch to the market with a more affordable price tag. To learn more, visit bit.ly/PassoKS.

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