Created by Ricardo Antonio Perez in 2012, Rapp watches showcase the founder’s own vision of style and design with each new line of timepieces adding another thoughtful dimension to the brand’s overall personality. From the more playful Shustring and Pink Naples collections to the dressier Angry Dragon, or the retro inspired Motorboat, Mr. Perez brings his own flavors and experience to each new design.
Rapp’s Retro-Contemporary Capel
Born in Panama and raised in Pasadena, California (hence the acryonym R-A-P-P) Mr. Perez’ own company upholds his three guiding values – independence, non-conformist, and maven. According to Perez “independence means bypassing affiliations with larger controlling units. Non-conformist means standing against what is generally accepted amongst society. Maven means to have experience and knowledge concerning the art. Our clockworks are designed with these three values to make up the DNA of the ‘Socially Strong and Beautiful’”.
Rapp’s latest design timepiece has been christened Capel and is offered in a host of variations in 35 and 41mm cases. Endemic to all variations are certain timeless effects like wire-type lugs and a softened sunray guilloche’ pattern on the dial. Even the font for the Arabic numerals conveys a certain retro-elegant feel, perfectly matched with the Breguet-type hands. Look for the signature screw insert on leather straps sourced from Florida and California suppliers in a variety of colors
According to Perez: “the Capel was Inspired by our European travels, where classic design and beauty is a tradition.” He goes on, ”the coolest aspect is the new American Made Leather straps in Calfskin, Genuine Lizard, Genuine Alligator and Patent straps in traditional cut, double wrap and vintage cuff exclusives. We are very proud of making an ever more American Design - World Made watch. This is what independent - Nonconformist and Maven is
Quartz controlled and mildly water resistant (3 atm), Capel remains an affordable fashion option with a price range from $450-$995 depending on the size of the case (35 mm or 41mm) and the type of strap. www.rappblack.com