Inspired by Antiquity

Inspired by the beauty of the erstwhile 'Bornova', in the Izmir province in western Turkey, we present to you Bornova, a brand of high quality, elegant dress watches with very sophisticated mechanical movements.
The logo is inspired by the world's first coins made of electrum, a gold and silver alloy and minted by the Lydian people, native to the Anatolian region of Izmir and western Turkey, paving a way to the economics of the world as we know it today

Design, articulated by culture

The robust case design standing at just under 9mm tall with its bold angular lugs, and the sharp spear shaped indices and hands are beautiful reminders of Bornova's history as a border town guarding the high passes leading to Izmir, during the Ottoman era.
The multi-layered dial, with the faceted sub-seconds disk at 6H, is indicative of Bornova's present as a vibrant town recognized by the Historical Cities Association for its education and art scene.

A classical touch of history

Precision, deliberated by experience.

The team behind Bornova has a combined 20 years experience in manufacturing wristwatches for macrobrands and microbrands. Drawing from this experience, the Aegean collection is powered by the Peseux hand-wound 7001 workhorse movement, also trusted by Omega, Montblanc, and Junghans.
The 2.5mm tall movement with 17 Jewels and a brilliant 42 hours of power reserve allows us to engineer a watch that is thin, hand-wound and runs long.

More about the movement, 7001

VARIANTS

The Aegean Collection comes in five dial variants, all in 316L stainless steel cases built to 5 ATM water resistance.

Black

White

Anthracite

Blue

Rose Gold