Ritmo Mvndo has firmly established itself in the watch market over the last 10 years. Normally associated with fashion styled watches the company has recently come up with some interesting designs. That’s probably down to the diligence, drive & passion of enigmatic owner Ali Soltani. It’s obvious from recent conversations with Ali that he’s exceptionally enthusiastic about the company’s future. When I discussed the Persepolis he was proud to acknowledge he personally designed it.
At 52.5mm x 18.5mm this is a very large watch but at the same time pretty comfortable to wear. Realistically I wouldn’t want to wear a timepiece much larger than this one. I feel this is a watch that will evoke strong opinions & undoubtedly some people won’t like it. Personally I love the bold design especially the skeletonized dial exposing both the movements & date wheels. In my opinion what really makes this watch cool is the orbital case that turns to reveal the second time zone. The only draw back is you need to take the watch off to action this.
I tried on the Persepolis 202 SS Black version that is stainless steel with IP (Ionic Plating) elements. Unbelievably there are 39 different varieties of this model in different colour combinations & flamboyant jewel-encrusted cases. Out of the entire range, the 202 SS is definitely one of my favorites because of its classic appearance. Overall the finishing is high quality although on a watch priced at $7500 I would have preferred DLC (diamond like carbon) treatment for the coated areas. Dual Selita SW200 26 jewel movements power the Persepolis. The SW200 operates at a frequency of 28’800 A/h & delivers a respectable power reserve of 38 hours.
Ultimately the Persepolis is an exceptionally well-designed watch, which will certainly provoke attention. Whether its unique styling will tempt buyers away from more established brands ;only time will tell. Prices range from: $7500-$100,000