From Italy, with passion

Italy's first crowdfunded watch brand joins SOMA

GallioTempo ran a very successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the Trident, their first watch. In doing so, they became a first in Italy.

On the SOMA + GallioTempo partnership

“GallioTempo thinks horology startups need to adapt to new technologies. We embrace remote work, a globally-distributed team, crowdfunding, social media, and now, blockchain. GallioTempo believes SOMA’s business model is the future for horological passions to be shared and watches to be bought, sold, and authenticated.”—Giorgio Fabris, founder, GallioTempo

About the SOMA horology marketplace

On the Trident watch

GallioTempo, in a sponsored description on The Time Bum, says that “…the Trident is certainly not just a pretty face. It is also a flamboyant display of artisanal design and a bold statement in high-end materials. The 42mm case is forged from 316L stainless steel to deliver a sleek aesthetic coupled with a rough and tumble robustness. Uncompromising but visually striking, the Trident boasts three changeable rings (metal, green, and orange) so you can be classy or sporty when you want.” The Trident contains a Citizen Miyota 821A movement.

read The Time Bum post

Giorgio Fabris and his passion

GallioTempo’s founder comes from a horological legacy. Hailing from the small Italian town of Gallio, he remembers his grandfather showing off his collection of fine pocketwatches. Mr. Fabris went on to work in the Italian luxury industry, eventually for a globally-recognized company that produces fine watches, handbags, sunglasses, and other luxury goods.

read la Clessidra interview with Giorgio Fabris (in Italian)

GallioTempo coming attractions

GallioTempo’s designer, got attention from the microbrand community with the design of the Trident. Now he’s moved on to the Kraken diver watch, coming soon, and a hotly-anticipated pilot watch as well. Stay tuned for more great stuff from GallioTempo!

GallioTempo website

Getting on the SOMA platform

If you’re a watch manufacturer or retailer, contact partners@soma.co to get on our pilot launch and be an early adopter.

If you’re an individual lover of quality watches, sign up here to be notified the minute we’re accepting registrations!

User waiting list: https://goo.gl/forms/xpFstBEEA4QBGrF73.

 

About SOMA

On legacy ecommerce platforms, anonymous usernames and depersonalized storefronts strip trade interactions of an important social element. Additionally, buyers lack a definitive way to ensure the authenticity of items. Enter SOMA. Our Heimdall Protocol stops forgeries and counterfeiting by validating ownership and provenance history on the blockchain. Social media elements bring personalization and interaction to trade, and allow users to monetize social influence, while a rewards system incentivizes beneficial collaboration. SOMA is a free-market ecosystem—free of market manipulation, price-fixing, gouging, and bloat.

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