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
A timeless classic design inspired by the most elegant timepieces we have been manufacturing all these years, our complete experience creating "dress
watches" summarized in one project.
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
Used by Omega, Montblanc, Junghans, the Peseux/ETA 7001 is a thin, handwound workhorse. Far from being outdated, handwound movement are still
very popular for numerous reasons : full view of the movement without rotor hiding half of it, fewer parts that can go wrong, and finally the possibility to
make a thinner watch.
The Aegean Collection comes in five dial variants, all in 316L stainless steel cases built to 5 ATM water resistance.