Microbrand watches are something that we’re always on the hunt for here at The Coolector because they invariably offering high-quality watches with a bold aesthetic without the eye-watering markups associated with the high-end luxury brands. What’s not to like about that? One of the coolest we’ve encountered of late is Soldat and their brilliant PROMESSA COLLECTION of timepieces. This fledgeling watchmaker has wasted no time in making waves in the horology industry with their flagship offering and if you’re after a classy timepiece with vintage vibes that doesn’t break the bank, look no further.

The PROMESSA COLLECTION of watches from Soldat have prices starting at $1150 and this immensely impressive series of timepieces will be a great addition to any horology aficionado’s lineup this summer. Founded in 2014, Soldat’s mission is to bring high quality, well-designed watches in limited quantities to the market at an achievable price for the casual watch fan. All their watches are manufactured, assembled, and tested in Japan to guarantee they can deliver the highest calibre timepieces at a price that won’t ruin your bank balance. We’re loving the traditional / classic aesthetic of Soldat’s watches and if you’re the sort that gravitates towards the sort of timepiece you’d imagine that Don Draper would wear, this could well be the watchmaker for you.

Quality Performance & Style at Affordable Price

We’re big advocates of watchmakers offering genuine value for money and that’s something that is certainly true of Soldat and their first-class PROMESSA COLLECTION of timepieces. This consists of three watches in different colourways – namely, Red Comet ($1150), Green Forty-Nine and True Blue ($1250) – and this automatic, chronograph timepieces have a racing-style aesthetic that is sure to appeal to motoring fans out there. Soldat take their design inspiration from lifestyles and cultures from bygone eras, predominantly the sixties and the seventies. Soldat’s design tenet draws heavily from vintage watches from the era, combined with a modern specification. Past meeting present in perfect harmony.

The Soldat PROMESSA COLLECTION (from $1150) deliver an exceptionally reliable performance courtesy of the SII NE-88 Automatic chronograph movement and the Hours and Minutes, Date, Chronograph measures up to 30 minutes and 12 hours. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a classier looking timepiece than this for the price point and we’re particularly partial to the Green Forty-Nine offering here at Coolector HQ. Though, needless to say, we wouldn’t say no to any of these pleasingly majestic looking timepieces.

Quality Japanese craftsmanship combines with a timelessly elegant design for the PROMESSA COLLECTION from Soldat and if you love discovering and supporting new watch brands, adding one of these devilishly dapper timepieces to your wrist lineup is a must in our opinion. Some of the features that make these timepieces stand out include the genuine calf leather straps, sapphire crystal glass for extra robustness and stainless steel casing that are ready for any adventure you take your PROMESSA on. Soldat are a new watchmaker on our radar here at The Coolector but definitely one we’ll be watching closely from now on.

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