Thanks a lot to Jada Brookes and Sharon Brown for the nice article!!
Thanks to Emma-Lou Shoare for the beautiful photos!!
Here the link to the magazine : http://www.thebitemag.com/issue28/68/
Here the article about NEPTO :
Who would have thought that a chance meeting on the dance floor of Berghain, a notoriously famous club in Berlin, Germany would lead to a timepiece collaboration between two souls? The strong bond between CEO and designer Vincent Ifrah and CFO Florian Fernandez as friends and then harmonious partnership gave birth to Nepto, an innovative watch brand launched in December 2018, intended to be both Parisian and Berliner that is elegant and extravagant, as well as dark and colourful. Whilst most watch companies go for the familiar round face, Nepto wanted to bring something fresh and original in design, hence the hexagonal shaped watch face in their Shield Collection. Vincent’s passion for product design and watches and Florian’s training at a leading Parisian business school and experience in the financial department at communication companies in Berlin and Paris has contributed to the success of the watch brand. Although Vincent comes from an engineering background, he was motivated in designing thanks to his grandfather who had a shoe shop in the 1970s, creating tailor-made shoes from start to finish; using the best leather and skin. His father was an industrial designer who ran a motorbike shop and prepared them for competitions. “He was really good technically but he also always cared about the design and the look of his motorbike,” the designer said of his father to Frank Scott of DesignPRWire in 2019. Vincent had initially planned to go to design school in Paris after his baccalauréat (French national academic qualification) but chose to go down the path of engineering instead, something he says he does not regret at all. “It was pretty useful to understand the mechanical behaviour of material and how [to] work a clock movement for example. So, yes, I’ve always wanted to be a designer, but it took time to really feel it and become one.” Designing the collections from scratch, the Shield Collection is a harmony of form, refined lines, and precise proportions. Its aesthetics are aimed at enthusiasts who embrace sexy, bold, and non-traditional fine watchmaking. The contemporary design and depth of the dial’s colours and the excellent fine gradations are accompanied by chevrons and indexes that are said to have “found their rightful place on the faces of Nepto watches.” Going hand in hand with the mighty Neptune, the god of the sea, the Shield watch symbolises strength and stature. It has a strong shape that has been carefully designed with scrupulous details so that the impeccable form is synonymous with the human body. “Above all, this is a shape that stands out from the rest, while maintaining elegance and style,” says the brand. When coupled with a formal leather or a vibrant coloured strap, the versatile Shield can complement virtually any style. The Black and White Reverso Limited Edition of 444 pieces is inspired by an old Raketa model, manufactured by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia since 1961. The 40 mm watch features a black or white dial and two central ‘sword’ hands with a Superluminova treatment that allows you to see in both light and dark environments. They have a Quartz Miyota 1L22 movement and can be worn with a black quilt leather, soft orange rubber, black mesh metal, or stretchy NATO fabric strap. Black Eleganza stands out with its bright red colour dial. The finished touch presents a matte and a 3D impression. It has two central ‘dolphin’ hands’ which, just as with the Black Reverso, the Superluminova treatment allows the wearer to see it in light and dark environments. The chevrons mark the corners of the dial and give it a modern and masculine touch. Eleganza has the same watch movement as Reverso and can be worn with a black zebra leather, black mesh metal, or black rubber strap. It may be green, but it certainly isn’t envious: a dark green and black hue symbolise the Green Spectra on the contours while the dial is sublimated by a sunray finish that will capture the light. The hands are dressed in khaki green Images courtesy of Nepto which blends perfectly with the contrast of the dial, and the thin chevrons create an exciting design on the face of the dial. Brown ostrich or plain brown leather, or a cool NATO fabric strap can be worn with this watch. Blue Ocean is designed with a sublime blue dial, with a multitude of light rays descending from the centre of the dial. It is enhanced by a sunny finish that transmits a play of light on the blue background with surrounding brightness. Small white rafters mark the corners of the dial, with the two small Arabic numeral indexes at 4 and 8 o’clock. This watch is available with a classic brown croc or plain brown leather, or NATO fabric strap. The Numéro Collection is an artistic 3D dimension of oval-shaped convex glass 36 mm watches. You will be intrigued by Black Flower, which pays tribute to the beauty of the world and the purity of nature. On the dial, it features a magnificent black and white iris in 3D printing which will capture the eye of passers-by. Pink Brush has tints of pink in 3D printing, with a shade that combines with the subtle harmony of the pink gold case and bracelet. It has two grey hands that indicate the hours and minutes. A real work of art is Blue Smoke with a design that looks so real. The futuristic style of this watch will significantly complement your wrist and attract plenty of watchful eyes admiring your timepiece. Even more stunning is Dark Side, a graphite-like 3D print that has the burning embers of a volcano. The effect of this design is so effective that it will look like you have a piece of real volcanic lava on your wrist. These designs will turn heads everywhere you go.