Triwa (the name is an acronym for TRansforming the Industry of WAtches) was founded in 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden, and it makes watches, watch straps and sunglasses. The brand’s founders (Harald Wachtmeister, Ludvig Scheja, Didrik Wachtmeister and Tobias Ericsson) and main players are enviably young and cool, and their main focuses are on fashion and design. The new limited-edition Triwa x Skultuna is a collaboration with a much older Swedish brand, Skultuna, which has been making products in brass since 1607, and now manufactures principally jewellery and home accessories.
The Triwa x Skultuna is a limited edition of 200 pieces, a three-hand watch featuring a case and bezel in naval brass by Skultuna. Brass was used extensively by classical clock and watch makers in the 18th and 19th centuries, and this piece is a part of the resurgence of brass and bronze in watch-making, materials that develop a patina over the years so that eventually each piece looks different depending on the user’s lifestyle. The watch’s deep bezel reinforces the naval, almost steampunk aesthetic. The black enamel dial is attractive, with the circular brass profile around the date window, the applied brass hour markers, the two brand names, and the skeletonized hour and minute hands. The 38 mm case size makes it a unisex model capable of being worn by anyone. It is water-resistant to 50 metres.
The movement is the Japanese-made Miyota 9015 automatic which provides a power reserve of 42 hours, and has the stop-second function for precise time-setting. Its 26 mm diameter makes it a perfect fit for the mineral glass caseback window. It has an oscillating weight engraved with the Triwa logo. Each watch is numbered from 1 to 200.
One of the most interesting features of the Triwa brand is its leatherware, made by the Tärnsjö Tannery founded in 1873. This tannery applies traditional, eco-friendly techniques, using bark extracts, water and water-based finishing. The Triwa x Skultuna watch has a 20 mm black leather Tärnsjö strap; Triwa sells a whole range of straps by the same tannery that would give the watch a different look. For example, the black braided strap woud provide a touch of Bottega Veneta.
The watch is sold at the price of £365, €495, $545, available online and at some retailers. The brand’s website is http://triwa.com
Complete contact details:
114 57 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +46(0)8 410 249 00