Van Esser A One Automatic: A Timeless Journey in Watchmaking

The Van Esser A One Automatic stands as a testament to timeless design and precision in the world of watchmaking.

For 21 years, it has remained unchanged, embodying the principles of ‘Form Follows Function’ and ‘No Nonsense.’ This watch is not just a timepiece; it’s a statement of enduring elegance and functionality.


Crafted with a unique 38 mm or 34 mm asymmetrical steel case, thinner at 6 o’clock than at 12, the Van Esser A One houses a Swiss Made ETA 2824/2 movement. Its tilted black dial, a result of the case’s asymmetry, enhances readability, setting the watch apart in both aesthetics and function.


The watch’s design is characterized by its white hour and minute hands, gliding over matching stick indices along a minutely detailed track inside the bezel. Splashes of crimson add a dynamic touch, with a small ‘A’ above the double stick index at noon, a ‘ONE’ above the 1 o’clock index, and on the second hand.

A magnifying lens in the sapphire crystal glass enlarges the date at 3 o’clock, while a buffalo leather strap attached to the prominent lugs encircles the wrist, making the Van Esser A One a blend of formal, casual, and sporty elegance.

In Van Esser’s world, ‘No Nonsense’ is a philosophy that extends beyond words. A visit to their boutique, characterized by expert and friendly service, affirms their commitment to craftsmanship and exclusivity. More about van Esser

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