Astronic Watches: Nighthawk Tourbillon and Apache Skeleton – Now Available on Kickstarter

Hong Kong/PRC based watch brand Astronic launches a new collection of watches created for those who truly appreciate engineering feats. These timepieces incorporate high-end mechanisms, including an in-house designed tourbillon, multilayered 3D engraving skeleton dial, power reserve of up to 80 hours and military-grade 316L steel case.

Astronic Watches Kickstarter campaign

The new Astronic watches are inspired by two aviation legends: the NightHawk F-117 Stealth Fighter and the Apache-64 Attack Helicopter.

Astronic Watches Kickstarter campaign

Astronic is led by Kristopher Chiu, who started his watch design, and manufacturing company “Chill Design Limited” after a decade-long working experience in “Isaswiss Group” (2005-2015). The flagship of the line is the Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon. According to the brand, it is the first stealth Tourbillon watch in the world.

Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon watch

The Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon watch comes with an in-house exclusively designed 3D co-axial tourbillon mechanism with 21,600-vph frequency to increase time recording accuracy by eliminating the negative effects of gravity. Manually-wound, this mechanical tourbillon movement has a 42-hour power reserve displayed by a 240° power-reserve gauge.

Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon

The design of tourbillon dial is inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk’s dashboard, exhaust system, and the iconic wings of this gravity-defying aircraft. The multilayer 3-dimensional engraving dial with the exclusive design of the Half Skeleton Flying Co-Axial Tourbillon brings the entire timepiece together.

Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon

Fitted with a sapphire crystal glass it has a water resistance of up to 100 meters. The watch is available with leather and stainless steel strap options.

Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon

Astronic also offers skeletonized models without tourbillons — the Astronic Apache Skeleton. In the Apache collection, dials draw their inspiration from the exteriors of the Apache 64 helicopter.

Astronic Apache Skeleton watch

Its automatic movement is visible through a large skeleton dial. Its base-plate is CNC-machined and beautifully finished. The movement features an extra-large mainspring, holding an exceptional 80 hours of power reserve, nearly double that of most automatic movement.

Astronic Apache Skeleton watch

The Apache’s hollow, curved skeleton dial is designed to highlight all the valuable moving parts of the timepiece. Its Tritec Swiss Luminour hands offer the best night vision, and its Flexi-glass second plate simulates the design of the helicopters’ side rotors.

Astronic Apache Skeleton watch

The rest of the characteristics including the straps and durability are identical to Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon.

The Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon and Astronic Apache Skeleton are available in 5 different color options.

Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon

For funding the initial mass production of these watches, the brand has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, which will be active until 10th August 2021. During this campaign, the brand is offering both Nighthawk Tourbillon and Apache Skeleton watches.

Astronic Apache Skeleton watch

The super early pledge of Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon is HK$ 9,075 (approximately US$ 1,169). The Astronic Apache Skeleton watch is available at a price starting at HK$ 3,020 (US$ 389).

For more details, please visit the Astronic Watches Kickstarter page.

Technical details

Model: Astronic Nighthawk Tourbillon

Case
Material: 316L stainless steel
Plating: Grade AA IP-Black (1.0 micron/PVD)
Diameter: 44.5mm
Thickness: 13.7mm
Crown: Push-in with Double O-ring
Glass: Sapphire crystal with multilayer anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Movement
Manual-winding movement
Jewels: 19
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hour and minutes
Power reserve indicator

Dial
Multi-layer 3D engraving
Swiss RC Tritec New Life Luminous

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet or leather strap
Quick release system

Model: Astronic Apache Skeleton

Case
Material: 316L stainless steel
Plating: Grade AA IP-Black (1.0 micron/PVD)
Diameter: 44.5mm
Thickness: 13.7mm
Crown: Push-in with Double O-ring
Glass: Sapphire crystal with multilayer anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Movement
Automatic winding
Jewels: 19
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 80 hours

Functions
Hour and minutes
Central seconds

Dial
Multi-layer 3D engraving
Swiss RC Tritec New Life Luminous

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet or leather strap
Quick release system

[Click here to discover more details about the Astronic Watches Kickstarter campaign.]

 

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