Hong Kong based watch brand CRESTICAL has launched an online crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for its TX-1 Collection comprising of lightweight and sturdy diving timepieces in Titanium and Bronze.
Available with titanium grade 2 or Bronze CuSn8 case, the watches are available with or without GMT hands. There are total five movement options. The movement options are divided into two groups according to whether they had the GMT function or not. For the three-hand configuration (Without GMT hand), customers can choose either SEIKO NH35A automatic or SELLITA SW200 SWISS automatic calibers. For the four-hand configuration (With GMT hand), the available caliber options are RONDA 515.24H – SWISS quartz, SEIKO KINETIC 5M65 quartz (120 pieces limited) and SW330 – SWISS SELLITA automatic.
The watch case measures 44mm diameter, 15mm thickness, 52mm lug to lug length and 22mm lug width. The watchcase is topped with a sapphire crystal glass featuring internal AR coating. Sapphire crystal has a thickness of 4.0 mm. Other features include screw-down crown and caseback.
One remarkable design features of the Crestical TX-1 watch is the rotatable dual bezels. The external bezel features a ceramic bezel insert in black or blue color option. This bi-directional, 120-click rotatable bezel features 1 to 12 hour marking in time-only models and 1 to 24 hour marking in GMT models for calculating GMT/second time-zone. Both GMT and Non-GMT variants feature a rotatable inner bezel for calculating dive timings. The inner bezel can be operated by the crown at 2h.
To improve scratch resistance, the brand offer CrN and DLC coatings for TX-1 Titanium models. Titanium Grade 2 has a hardness level of 145HV. The CrN (Chromium Nitride PVD) coating provides a silver surface finish on the watch case and improves the hardness up to 1800HV.
The DLC Coating provides a shiny black finish on the watchcase and improved the hardness up to 2700HV. These coatings also ensure lubricity and superior wear and corrosion resistance. Please note that only the TX-1 titanium model is being offered with CrN or DLC coating, the TX-1 bronze needs to be oxidized which will come without any coating.
To improve night time visibility, the watch uses Grade-A Swiss Super-LumiNova with two color options: Green Color – C3 or Blue Color – BGW9. The luminous coating can be found on the outer bezel, inner bezel, hands, dial scale. The TX-1 Titanium models come with a titanium grade-2 bracelet featuring CrN or DLC coating. The TX-1 Bronze models come with a rubber or leather strap. Crestlcal TX-1 watch is 300M water resistant and comes fitted with a Helium Escape Valve.
With the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, the brand aims to raise an amount of HK$ 100,000 (About US$ 12,877). The Crestlcal TX-1 diving watch campaign will run until 27 February 2020 with an estimated delivery in Jun 2020. By backing this project, the customers will get an opportunity to buy the watch as per the discounted prices as mentioned below.
Special Kickstarter prices
No GMT – 3 hands, TX-1 Titanium or TX-1 Bronze
- Model with NH35A – SEIKO automatic: HK$ 2,145 (About US$277)
- Model with SW200 – SWISS SELLITA automatic: HK$ 2,965(About US$382)
GMT – 4 hands, TX-1 Titanium or TX-1 Bronze
- Model with 515.24H – SWISS RONDA quartz: HK$ 1,950 (About US$252)
- Model with 5M65 – SEIKO KINETIC quartz, 120pcs limited: HK$ 2,299 (About US$297)
- Model with SW330 – SWISS SELLITA automatic: HK$ 4,369 (About US$563)
Please visit Crestlcal TX-1 diving watch Kickstarter campaign for more details.