Switzerland based fashion accessories brand EINSTOFFEN has launched of a new series of Swiss made wooden watches comprising of twenty gorgeous timepiece models crafted using wood and steel. On 23 Oct 2017, the brand launched an online crowd funding campaign to fund the initial mass production of their new line of watches.
Back in 2012, EINSTOFFEN was one of the first labels to produce specs and shades made of wood- and later, stone. This year, EINSTOFFEN welcomes a new challenge that is to manufacture something uniquely Swiss – a timepiece.
The EINSTOFFEN WATCHES combine the incomparable look and feel of wood and sustainably produced Italian leather with Swiss precision mechanics. Here, tradition meets the future in a rugged aesthetic and uncompromising design for functionality.
These watches are all Swiss-made. The heart of each watch is a precision quartz or automatic movement from Ronda, the traditional Swiss watchmaker’s company. The EINSTOFFEN watches are waterproof down to 5-ATM, shock-resistant, and equipped with either sapphire crystals (automatic) or sapphire coating (quartz).
Pricewise, they range from CHF 169 (the Safien) to CHF 699 (several automatic models with personal engraving). The brand also offers a five-year warranty on all timepieces.
The movement used in automatic watches is RONDA Mecano calibre R.150. This 25 jewels self winding movement from renowned Swiss movement manufacture RONDA can deliver a power reserve up to 40 hours when fully wound.
Quartz watches are powered with Ronda 6004.D, Ronda 1069 or Ronda 751 depending upon the function. Regarding the watch case, the EINSTOFFEN watches are available in three different sizes: 43mm, 38mm and 30mm.
The automatic models Maggia and Altenalptürm are limited to just fifty pieces total. Available in sandal wood and walnut editions, the model Maggia is the first automatic wooden watch manufactured in Switzerland.
The second automatic model, Altenalptürm comes dressed in a stainless steel case and available in IP silver or IP Black version.
Both automatic models feature 43mm diameter case with a sapphire crystal caseback that enables the wearer to admire the mechanical movement beating inside. Men’s quartz watch models also feature 43mm diameter case with different shades depends upon the version. The EINSTOFFEN female models are available in two different sizes: Marmorera(38mm) and Cauma (30mm).
The first EINSTOFFEN watches collection is presently available for pre-order on kickstarter campaign that was launched on October 23rd and ending on November 22nd, 2017.
Update: 23 Nov 2017
Campaign Result : Successful, CHF 78,136 pledged from 302 backers