We create Ophion watches with the goal of offering the experience of the high end watches but and a much affordable level.
We have always dreamt with exquisite movement perfectly finished with elegant and classical style, but they were always out of our reach.
One day we realized that it was possible to offer part of that charm but at a much more reduced price, that’s why we created the brand.
The name of the brand Ophion, comes from Greek Mythology, there are many different variants but in some tales, Ophion was the first Titan, he and his wife created the universe, and were the parents of all the gods, including Cronos, known for being the god of time.
We liked the idea of Ophion being the father of the god of time and that's why we choose the name.
Each model of our brand wants to revive an historical time or event, bringing back to our day's forgotten design and complications, we look for inspiration everywhere and don´t have a fixed DNA that limits our creativity.
OPHION OPH 786 Vélos Salmon Guilloche
Our last model the OPH 786 Vélos, it´s proudly inspired by the sublime elegance of the Art Deco visual style.
With the combination of a considerably complexed new multilayered guilloche dial, and our new teardrop lugs case, we achieve a bold aesthetical language full of captivating details, we have also added our uniquely stylized Vélos hour hand contributing to the charming bold character of the composition.
The new dials have a high quality CNC made guilloche base in a new extravagant salmon pink color for the delight of those looking for something unique and different. Over this base we designed a hollowed minute ring with deep polish chamfering for the exterior edge.
To mark the hours, we used exaggerated applied Arabic numerals, they are specifically diamond polished for extra luminosity in the reflection and finished in thermal blue, our dial's center is crafted with a chamfered edge inner brand ring plus our distinct logo shield at 6:00.
VÉLOS signature new hand.
In our new Vélos hand, we created an oversized concave arrow, the name comes from the classical Greek in which Vélos means arrow, this oversized indicator completely changes the feel of the composition, it´s also finished in thermal blue to match the Arabic numerals.
Teardrop lugs case
The new case is far more difficult to produce, for higher quality standards and because we listen to our customers who ask for better readability, our new AR treatment is now included in both dial & movement sapphire crystals.
We apply an anti-reflective coating inside and out for stronger visual clarity, these processes enable greater visual appreciation to all detail without reflection or distortion.
The tear drop lugs are individually made in a separate process increasing the complexity of the case, they are then individually applied by high precision welding to the case, achieving an invisible-weld is no easy task.
A very special soul
For the caliber we keep our custom made OPHION design, emulating the hand finished movements crafted for noble era fine pocket watches.
Here; you see symmetrical design and independent bridges as we re-shape our base movements using a historical philosophy rooted in the beauty of hand craftsmanship.
At OPHION, decoration follows the aesthetics of the era and period, our hand hammered finish simulates the mercury evaporation originally used back in the day.
Machine chamfering on the edges and a subtle gray finish of the bridges offer a beautiful contrast to the straight brushed finish you see in the independent balance wheel, this delivers a unique touch of contrast between the elements.