French watch brand WILLIAM L 1985 has launched a Kick-starter campaign in order to raise funds for the mass production of their Smartwatch and Automatic Chronograph watch collections. Targeting mechanical watch connoisseurs and lovers of trendy smart watches, this online crowd-funding campaign offers the customers the opportunity to purchase their favorite timepieces at discounted prices.
Let us start from the signature Automatic Chronograph watch model from WILLIAM L 1985. Equipped with the Seiko NE88A, this three-counter self-winding chronograph watch comes in a polished and brushed stainless steel case with variations available in IP rose gold or IP black.
Measuring 41mm diameter and fitted with domed scratch-resistant sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the watch case is water resistant to 100 meters. Available with white, black, blue or panda version, the watch dial features luminous dauphine hands for hour and minutes, applied hour-marker indices, chronograph centre seconds hand, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, small seconds, date, tachymeter scale and telemeter scale.
Its automatic movement can deliver power reserve up to 45 hours when fully wound. During Kickstarter campaign automatic chronograph is available for pre-order starting at 499€. Future retail price will be 699€. The automatic chronograph is available in a limited edition of 999 pieces.
The brand is also offering a smart watch collection during this Kickstarter campaign is two versions: Chrono Smartwatch and smart watch. Equipped with the Smart calibers, these watches feature Smart time synchronization, activity tracking, sleeping monitoring, remote shutter, find my phone, calls, messages and alarms notifications. Both smart watches are compatible with Android™ OS 4.3+ or iPhone/iOS 8.0+.
The smart watches feature 40mm case in polished and brushed 316L stainless steel with variations in IP rose gold or IP black. Dial is available in white or black version with 316L stainless steel, IP rose gold or IP black indexes and dauphine hands with Luminova treatment.
Other common features of the smart watches include double domed ultra-resistant mineral with anti-reflective coating and water resistance of 100 meters. The Kickstarter Price of Chrono smartwatch is 139€, future retail price will be 199€ and smart watch costs 99€ during Kickstarter campaign (Future retail price: 149€).
Each timepiece from the WILLIAM L 1985 watch collection is offered with Plain, ‘Croco’ or ‘Buffalo’ style leather, silicon or canvas strap metal bracelet or mesh band with « Easy Spring Bar » system and stainless steel pin buckle, ratchet or folding clasp.
All WILLIAM L 1985 watches are delivered with a grey PU leather travel bag. All watches are guaranteed 5 years from the date of the original purchase.
Note: Campaign ends on 31 Mar 2018