Here is new timepiece for the photographer in you! Launched one month ago on Kickstarter, the project is called – TACS Automatic Vintage Lens. TACS stands for Taste, Attractiveness, Creativity and Style. Designed by Yoshiaki Motegi and inspired by Japanese Zen philosophy, the Automatic Vintage Lens incorporates the look and feel of a camera with the sleekness and sophistication of a Japanese design. Bringing his appreciation for his everyday surroundings into the design, Yoshiaki Motegi brings us a design that will be great for watch collectors and photographers.
The watch face is designed to mimic the look of an actual camera lens. Both the watch face and watch back is built with scratch resistant sapphire glass that also creates a fish eye effect giving the Automatic Vintage Lens an authentic camera look that you can’t find anywhere else.
Made with a skeleton design, the openworked dial gives you a view into the complex inner workings of the movement inside. This combined with a three layered dial gives you an elegant design that allows you to see the watch in action.
Encased in a 47mm case inspired by camera bodies, the Automatic Vintage Lens is gold plated with engraved serial numbers (limited availability) and model number inserts.
Instead of the boring standard numbered watch face for the minor indices, you are instead given the focal length and aperture numbers to indicate the time.
The movement is an automatic customized gold plated Miyota 82S0, beautifully tailored to fit inside the Automatic Vintage Lens. The power reserve will last a durable 40 hours and will run indefinitely as long as there is movement. With 21 Jewels, the Automatic Vintage Lens will also be one of the most accurate time pieces on the market.
The watch comes with genuine leather straps manufactured by Horween in Chicago, the same company that makes basketballs for the NBA.
A unique watch deserves a unique package, so it will come in an elegant and out of this world wooden collectors box consisting of 3 tiers containing the watch, watch cover, and for all those photographers out there a SD card holder.
TACS will make only 500 pieces of the Automatic Vintage Lens and you can order them as of today on Kickstarter. Early bird prices starting at $3,299 HKD (approximately $429 USD/$560 CAD).