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Pre-Order Opens For The Geckota K-01 Pilots!

Category: Articles | Date: June 14, 2018

In a popular case size, more refined, thinner and now powered by a legendary ETA movement...

After 4 years of continual improvements and 6 previous generations, we’re extremely excited to announce the latest Geckota K-01 is now available on the site for pre-order. This limited run piece is the result of investing 8 months to perfect every aspect of the design and construction, resulting in the most refined K-01 to date which brings a whole new level of build quality.

Refined Hands

This latest K-01 also features new and improved handsets appropriate to each dial version, for the A-type pilots watch we have used strong & chamfered sword hands while for the B-type pilots watch we have used thinner sword hands. Staying true to the original B type pilots watch the hour hand on our Geckota K-01 stays within the inner hour track. We have even heat blued the hands on the appropriate dial versions as another quality statement.

Dial Details

As with all pilots watches, legibility is important to the Geckota K-01. To ensure maximum readability we have used large dials with crisp printed contrasting indices topped off with Swiss SuperLuminova to ensure that accurate time can be read whatever the situation. To bring a contemporary feel to the watch we have also opted for Sunburst Blue and Grey options, ensuring that there is something for those who want to stand out from the rest.

A benefit of the K-01’s impressive case design and construction is how the hand stem has been brought right down, as well as the crystal resulting in the legibility of the timepiece being heightened even more so.

Case Construction

We wanted the K-01 to be a fantastic option for people in the market for an everyday classic looking timepiece. To accomplish this, we decided a 40mm case diameter would be the most versatile for a range of wrist sizes and also bridges the gap between being usable day to day yet also large enough to command some presence. For a subtle yet stylish look, we have used a brushed finish on the majority of the case, which is nicely contrasted by the polished bevel.

For a watch to be worn regularly and comfortably, we understand that it’s not just the case width that matters but also the overall thickness of the piece. This is something we have spent a huge amount of time on with this new version of the K-01 to ensure the watch is a usable size. Now coming in at just under 12mm, the new K-01 Pilots now sits on and hugs the wrist perfectly making for an incredibly enjoyable experience.

Quality matters with the new K-01, which is why a period correct, screw-in onion crown has been used to ensure the watch not just looks the part, but can also handle any day to day tasks you throw at it.

A Swiss first for Geckota

With an immense amount of time and effort being poured into the K-01’s design, the team recognised the watch deserved a renowned, high-quality reliable movement. For this, we knew it was only right to go Swiss.

Our first step in the Swiss watchmaking comes in the form of the ETA 2824-2. This movement’s reputation alone is so strong it can easily rival complete watches out there in a range of different price points (many of the higher priced pieces using the same movement). The buttery smooth inner workings of the ETA 2824-2 results in a consistent sweep of the K-01’s seconds hands at 28,800 bph.

The perfect partner

It’s not just with quality watches where our passion lie, we’re also big believers in quality watch straps to accompany them. From our extensive experience, watch straps can make or break a watches overall versatility, wear-ability and overall aesthetic. This is why zero corners have been cut with the K-01 with one of our most premium straps, handmade in Germany fitted. The strap is a soft rugged leather, full of character and will age gracefully as you wear it. It has been carefully hand-stitched and has a charming mottled effect on the leather. A respect nod to the heritage and history behind your new K-01.

As with all Geckota watches, this new K-01 will only be made in small batches of hundreds at a time, ensuring exclusivity and allowing us to control our high-quality standard. As always, the K-01 comes with a reassuring 2-year guarantee.

This new K-01 is available now on pre-order in two dial types and 8 versions in total, check them out here!

9 comments on “Pre-Order Opens For The Geckota K-01 Pilots!”

  • Simon
    Simon
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    Finally an ETA from you guys. And let’s be honest. It’s pretty much the same movement as in the IWC pilot. Well done. Real quality. Looks amazing. I want three

  • Craig
    Craig
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    Hi
    Has the printing on the dial also changed. One photo looks like numbers have a more pronounced definition. Love the look of your watches but found the dial to be too ‘flat’ in the past.
    Craig

  • Nic
    Nic
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    Beautiful! If only the lug2lug measured 2 mm less...

  • mart
    mart
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    Would love one of these great looking watch but a 40mm its far to small for me anything under 43mm is a no no for me .

  • John
    John
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    What kind of strap is this?

  • Robert
    Robert
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    Is it an open caseback (exhibition)?

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