Valimor’s name is a combination of Valiant and Armor, representing the spirit of the warrior. Life is a battle and even if you are not a warrior, you must fight for a lifetime. VALIMOR blesses you with two things that are important to living your best life: courage and the equipment to fight.
VALIMOR is a Hong Kong based watch & jewellery brand that aimed at creating original and unique designs for the global market. At VALIMOR we focus on the combination and harmony of the old with the new. Inspired by traditional eastern & western patterns, and using the latest technology, we create a stunning and original watches that are sure to get you compliments.
In 2018, we succeeded in creating our watch brand through Kickstarter’s double fundraising at 2018. In the same year, we won the design and trademark patents of 28 countries in the European Union and officially embarked on a journey of watches.
Why create Valimor®?
All of this originated from our passion and enthusiasm for medieval art. Through intense studies of history, examination of ancient weapons in European museums, and spending countless hours, trials and errors trying to connect all these impressive design elements into a watch of only a few centimeters, our efforts have finally merged into a unique watch unlike anything I have seen during my fifteen-year career in the international watch industry.
Why a mechanical watch?
Mechanical watches are fascinating, inside the narrow case lies more than one hundred precision parts, all moving together with perfect precision to make up the beating heart of the timepiece; the movement. Every tiny part represents the effort and spirit of the designers and watch makers who crafted them and put them together into a flawless and mesmerizing mechanism. A mechanical watch symbolize a by-gone era of craftsmanship that has been lost to the most part of our society — except for a small group of people with exceptional personal taste and appreciations of finer details.
Why choose Valimor®?
With fifteen years of international watchmaking expertise, we create high quality wristwatches with true mechanical movements and designs that are uniquely their own. They don’t follow fashion trends or replicate classic designs form the golden age horology. Instead they deliver exceptional value for the money in both design and functionality. Valimor® mechanical watches are refined, 100% original and full of unique details. *** We were selected by the Italian publisher, Mondani, for a book dedicated to high-end watches such as Rolex and Tudor, as a trustable independent watch brand.***
Our new Makaidos series, displays a Swiss mechanical movement through its skeletonize dial. With advanced specifications, intricate and uncommon design details and skilled craftsmanship. The dial design is inspired by the eye’s of the king of dragon, Makaidos, who legend has it were an ally of King Arthur’s and led him on fabled adventures.
In addition to featuring a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the Makaidos have an improved water resistance of 10ATM. For a watch with this amount of detailing on the case, that makes it perfectly reliable for everyday use. The timepiece is powered by an Automatic Swiss STP Movement, tested for optimal precision and performance.
What makes the Makaidos special?
All components featured in this collection, except for the Swiss movement, has been designed and developed independently, offering a uniquely original design. With the pursuit of the ultimate craftsmanship, we craft the hard 316L steel into every unique watch component ourselves. Including our recognizable dragon scale case inspired by Arthurian armor, the sword-shaped hands, the crown shaped as the actual crown of the King, the dragon’s back bone shaped leather strap, the hilt-shaped buckle, and the blackened sunburst dial resembling the Dragon King’s eyes.
All design details combine ancient design elements with modern watchmaking techniques to create a timeless and unique collection of watches, that we guarantee to be unlike any other watches on the market.
The design of the dials is available in two versions, Date and Skeleton. The design concept of the dial is inspired by the Knights of the Round Table and eyes of the Dragon King, Makaidos. The blackened sunburst effect, is achieved using an extremely fine brushing pattern, and then applied with 12 3D-polished metal indices. The hour markers are, like the hands, filled with the Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9, so the dial will create a mysterious atmosphere in light or darkness.
VALIMOR® fuses traditional high precision craftsmanship and contemporary design into a hard-stainless steel case through delicate engraving. The manufacturing process simplifies our trademark dragon design into a unique watch case with a dragon scale engraved steel bezel. The final look births a unique yet classic watch series. In 2018, our design was patented in 28 members states of the European Union (EUIPO Design Patent #004742294-0001).
With our uncompromising belief in developing original designs, the Makaidos has transcended into the sphere of jewellery. We have divided a crown of less than 10 mm into four separate design components. The new crown design maintains a water resistant performance, and strengthens the overall build and durability of the watch. It is shaped to improve the ergonomics for a smooth operation, and takes its design cues from the fabled Arthurian crown. The crown design is sophisticatedly inlayed with a Swarovski crystal, giving a nod to the traditional connection between watchmaking and jewellery making.
The hands are crafted using high-precision diamond cutting, and feature a complex semi-polishing technique that is usually reserved for high-end watches. At the same time, for reading the hands at night, we use the renowned Swiss luminescence, Super-LumiNova BGW9. After absorbing sun light for a few moments, the sword watch hands will emit a clear blue light in the dark.
Before settling on the perfect movement, we tested 4 different movements, provided by the Swiss movement manufacturer STP, for two full weeks to guarantee a timekeeping accuracy of +/-6 seconds. So we would end up with a mechanical watch with reliable and stable performance.
The strap design is inspired by the tail of a dragon. We achieve the one-of-a-kind hornback pattern in the size we need, by applying state-of-the-art technology to a crocodile skin to get a detailed 3D scan of its texture. Based on these 3D scans we developed a set of precision moulds to produce ‘Dragon hornback’ pattern on top grain cowhide leather, providing a durable, soft and high quality hornback shaped leather strap.
All straps are adorned by our signature buckle inspired by the hilt of a sword, providing you with a strap featuring original and exclusive design elements down to every detail.
316L Stainless Steel Bracelet:
The steel bracelet was developed and designed collaboration with 200 Kickstarter backers in July 2018. It has been manufactured to the exact specifications requested by our active community, down to its design, craftsmanship, comfort, weight, functionality, and ease of use. The bracelet is the result of countless prototypes and improvements.
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The watches ship in a custom designed dragon scale watch box with our brand symbol. The watch box is specially made with precision mould to keep the watch in place and protected during transport. The box will contain a card holder, an instruction manual, an official certificate of authenticity, and a unique serial number for each certificate authenticity card.