VAPAUS was founded by brothers Oliver and Rudi Laing out of a lifelong love of watches and a desire to create a legacy of magnificent timepieces.
VAPAUS design is inspired by the stunning watches of the 1940-1950s, with their textured yet minimal dials, domed crystals, slim profiles, polished metal and beautifully engineered movements. Our vision is to gently modernise this elegant aesthetic with the latest materials and movements, to create strikingly beautiful timepieces.
The VAPAUS Veli was produced in a limited run of just 260 watches. Some models are now entirely sold out, with extremely limited stock of the other models remaining. Being a small independent watchmaker can be challenging. Due to the minimum order volumes required for economically viable production, it's unlikely that another run of Velis will be produced in 2017.
UPDATE (February 2018)
In 2018 we will launch the second edition of the Veli watch, named Veli 1960; it is a beautiful evolution of the Veli that we have been quietly working on. We will also create the first edition of our VORCUT chronograph. Further, we will also restock Veli 1950 and Veli 2050.
Please feel free to join our mailing list, notified of the launches. We also have a private Facebook group (the VAPAUS Watch Club) — this is a very informal community, where we chat about some of our favourite watches of the past and share some prototype ideas; behind the scenes photographs and inspirations that we take from different art forms.
Thank you for all of your kind, inspiring messages and your patience. It has been wonderful to connect with so many passionate watch lovers and start putting the ideas that we have been thinking, dreaming and drawing, into the world.
Rudi & Oliver
The VAPAUS guarantee:
As watch lovers we know how important quality and service is to a watch aficionado. Therefore all of our watches come with a two year guarantee and our promise to service the watches throughout the life of the company.