Our inaugural model which launched the Sólás brand on Kickstarter. When we launched the Starlight this was the world's first affordable micro-rotor powered watch and the culmination of a desire to make something that usually resides at a much higher price point accessible to more people.
This model uses a micro-rotor movement and an aventurine dial. The model name Starlight was chosen to reflect this special dial material.
We believe we’ve chosen elements that make this first model an elegant and understated but still exciting timepiece.
Our Kickstarter "céad eagrán" (first edition) has fully sold out. Now available for retail purchase and in serial production our Starlight model comes in two colour options and date/no-date dial choices too - it has been upgraded to include the Irish made salmon skin leather strap as the default strap option and free worldwide shipping also.
The general specifications of the watch are as follows:
Why use micro-rotors? They are used primarily today to show off the beauty of the finishing on the movement without having a large rotor on top of the movement, blocking the view of the movement underneath, while keeping the benefit of not requiring manually winding a movement daily to keep it ticking.
The primary reason why the model was so named was due to this dial material. Aventurine is a material that can be either man-made or natural – in our case created in a kiln – that glistens with understated and subtle pinpoints of light. I first saw the material used “in the flesh” on a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster and fell in love with its dial.
Each aventurine dial is a unique as its owner - due to the way the material is made no two dials will be completely the same.
The watch itself is labelled all in Irish except for the English model name. For non-Irish speakers the text on the dial and caseback translates to:
We made sure to get plenty of impartial and unpaid reviews performed by various Youtube reviewers of the Kickstarter model. Rest assured that no reviewer who looks at a Sólás watch ever gets paid to do so.
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Our sincere thanks to supporters of the Sólás brand and Starlight model who supported our Kickstarter campaign with these credits as their reward: