Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

Switzerland based company Sequent presents it new SolarCharger smartwatch, powered with the largest single cell solar panel in a hybrid smartwatch.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

The SEQUENT SolarCharger is available in stainless steel and for the first-time, cases using upcycled #Tide ocean material. The watch faces now feature new sapphire solar panels, which offer unprecedented autonomy by transforming sunlight and indoor artificial light into electricity.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

This hybrid smartwatch offers a large selection of health monitoring features such as activity tracking, calories monitoring, sport sessions with e-GPS recording, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. All data can be synced on-demand into Oxygo® app, available on iOS and Android.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

SEQUENT is presently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding project for mass producing the SolarCharger watches. Launched on 22 June 2022, this online campaign will be active until 22 July.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

During this time, the customers can pre-order the SEQUENT SolarCharger watch in a discounted price starting at CHF 275 (US$ 265). Estimated delivery in November 2022.

For more details, please visit the SEQUENT SolarCharger Kickstarter campaign page.

Technical details

Features
Sapphire solar technology
Activity tracking
Distance monitoring
Heart rate monitor
Sport tracking with connected e-GPS (requires phone)
Compatible with iOS and Android
Unique activity tracking indicator

Case
316L Stainless Steel with sapphire glass or #tide ocean material with hardened glass
Diameter: 40.90 mm
Height: 12.90 mm
Lug to lug: 47.50 mm
Steel Case weight: 50 gr
Tide Case weight: 35 gr
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Sapphire solar dial with SuperLuminova® indexes
Polished hands filled with SuperLuminova® or colour matched lacquered hands with SuperLuminova

Strap
Available in Eco #Tide ocean material, rubber or leather
Strap width: 22.00 mm

Suggested future retail price
SolarCharger Steel: CHF 499
SolarCharger #Tide ocean material: CHF 399

Origin
Assembled in Switzerland

Kickstarter Campaign page: https://solar.kckb.st/dc14fd8f

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

CODE41 presents X41 Edition 6, a new series offering fine mechanical watchmaking pieces including a high-end model with sapphire case. These new watches will be available for pre-order exclusively on the X41 project page from Tuesday April 12 2022 at 3pm until May 4 2022 at 3pm.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

Because of its exceptional hardness, Sapphire is an extremely difficult material to work. It demands high levels of expertise to create sapphire watch cases. Not a single error can be permitted throughout each stage of its production, from machining to polishing, up to and including its assembly.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

Sapphire comes with many distinct properties. Firstly, its hardness is very much superior to that of steel, titanium and other materials. This unique quality grants it incredible resistance to scratching. Two times lighter than steel, sapphire also offers exceptional comfort for your wrist. Another important advantage is its transparency, which allows the splendor of the X41’s skeleton movement to be admired from every angle.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

CODE41 is offering two more variants of this watch: the X41 AeroCarbon and the X41 Titanium. The movements all X41 timepieces incorporate colored bridges.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

9 new bridge colors were subject to the community’s vote, with two selected for this Edition 6: green and rainbow. These two new colors have been added to the existing list and are available in all configurations: Sapphire, AeroCarbon and grade 5 Titanium. To create colored bridges, CODE41 has collaborated with Positive Coating SA, Swiss specialists in the decoration of watch components.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

The translucent strap is the other big new feature for this 6th edition of the X41. As well as offering a case made entirely of sapphire, allowing for a mesmerizing transparency, the X41 Edition 6 can be paired with a translucent R41 strap for an even more captivating transparent experience. The translucent strap is available for all models in this 6th edition.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

Available from 14,793 CHF, the X41 Edition 6 Sapphire offers exceptional value for money, made possible by an even more drastic reduction of the mark-ups applied to this model, with the aim of making this Fine Watchmaking piece accessible to as many people as possible.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

The exclusive CODE41 manufacture movement was designed, produced and assembled entirely in Switzerland in limited series. It comes with a peripheral oscillating weight.

CODE41 X41 Edition 6

Founded in 2016 by Claudio D’Amore, CODE41’s mission is to make the art of watchmaking accessible to all. The X41 Edition 6 will be available from: 5,393 CHF for the titanium version, 5,893 CHF for the AeroCarbon version and 14,793 CHF for the sapphire version. Two batches will be available for this pre-order campaign: 150 units for the first batch (estimated delivery: February/March 2023) and 150 units for the second (estimated delivery: March/April 2023).

Technical details

Model: X41 Edition 6

Case
X41 Titanium: Grade 5 Titanium
X41 AeroCarbon: AeroCarbon
X41 Sapphire: Sapphire
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 11.7mm
Lug to lug: 48 mm
Crystal: Sapphire on front and back with anti-reflective treatment
Strap Lug width: 24mm / Simple tool-free assembly system

Display
Grande Date / Hour, minute, second in center
Nighttime display LumiNova on hands and indices

Movement
Manufacture exclusive movement
Number of jewels: 33
Number of components: 297
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4[Hz]
Precision: -2/+10 seconds per day
Power reserve: 45 hours
Shock absorber: Incabloc
Fine-tuned in 5 positions: Each movement’s precision tested in 5 positions
Rewinding: Automatic via peripheral oscillating weight

Weight
X41 Sapphire: 54 grams / 84 grams with leather strap
X41 Titanium: 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
X41 AeroCarbon: 45 grams / 75 grams with leather strap

Water resistance
Titanium & AeroCarbon versions: 10 ATM (100 meters)
Sapphire version: 3ATM (30 meters)
Individually tested under pressurized chamber

More details at: https://code41watches.com/projects/x41/

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

In collaboration with Gisbert Brunner (co-founder of Uhrenkosmos), Watch Angels SA is releasing a timepiece inspired by the iconic B-Uhr pilot watches.

Based in Mendrisio in Switzerland, Watch Angels SA is a watch company specialized in crowd-funded manufacturing. Utilizing community funding, it has already created timepieces like Cedric Bellon CB01, Bühlmann Decompression 01, Funder Måne and Waltham Field & Marine.

The company’s latest project is B-Uhr Baumuster B, an automatic pilot watch created in partnership with Gisbert Brunner.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

While respecting the original specifications and design codes of historic B-Uhr watches, the Watch Angels design type – based on the “Baumuster B” dial version – is the first automatic mono-pusher officially-certified chronometer chronograph.

The Watch Angels design type B-Uhr chronograph features a 44mm diameter case. It will be available in four versions: B-Uhr Stealth, B-Uhr Vintage, B-Uhr Blue and B-Uhr Black.

B-Uhr Stealth features black DLC coated stainless steel case, black dial, black hands and grey X1 Superluminova®. B-Uhr Vintage has grey DLC case, matt black dial, blue hands and “old radium” X1 Superluminova®. Both Stealth and Vintage models are limited to 50 pieces each.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

B-Uhr Blue comes with stainless steel case, sunburst navy blue dial, black dial, black hands and white X1 Superluminova®. B-Uhr Black features stainless steel case, matte black dial, black hands and white X1 Superluminova®. Both Blue and Black models are limited to 70 pieces each.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

A soft-iron cage protects the movement from the influence of magnetic fields. True to the designs of historic pilot watches, it boasts an easily readable dial layout. Its over-sized crown allows easy operating even with the gloves on.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

The Watch Angels design type B-Uhr looks like a 3 hands watch when the chronograph is not active. This effect has been reached by using a monopusher chronograph, which has no top and bottom pushers, and by making sure that the central chronograph hand, 30min chronograph hand and the elapsed time marker exactly overlap when the chronograph is not active.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

This mono-pusher chronograph watch is equipped with the Sellita SW500 MPC b self-winding movement. Certified by COSC, this caliber provides a power reserve of 62 hours. The dial features a disc indicator at 9 o’clock for displaying the status of power reserve.

Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

Watch Angels makes use of crowd-funding to fund the production of its timepieces. The company has recently started raising funds for B-Uhr. The special Watch Angels price per piece is CHF 1,890 for B-Uhr Black and B-Uhr Blue models and CHF 2,190 for B-Uhr Stealth and B-Uhr Vintage models. The campaign will be closed on 30 April 2022.

For more details, please visit the B-Uhr Baumuster B crowd-funding campaign.

Technical details

Case
Case material: 316L stainless steel (1.4404)
Size: 44mm diameter, 16.17mm thickness, 52.58.mm lug to lug
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment underneath
Open case-back with sapphire crystal
Soft iron movement container
Bi-directional turning bezel with push-turn mechanism to turn the 12 o’clock disk
Water resistance: 10ATM/100m/333ft

Case finishing
Circular brushed bezel with polished top ring
Circular brushed lugs, vertical brushed between the lugs
Horizontal brushed case side
Polished case bevels
Circular brushed case-back with polished bevel
Circular brushed crown with polished bevel
DLC coating (for Stealth and Vintage models only)

Movement
Sellita SW500 MPC b automatic monopusher chronograph
Officially certified Swiss chronometer
28’800 alternances per hour (4 Hz)
25 Jewels
Power reserve: 62 hours
Anti-magnetic

Functions
30min chronograph
Elapsed time marker at 12 o’clock operated by the bezel
Power indicator by disk at 9 o’clock

Dial
Applied matt or circular brushed minutes ring
Matt or sunburst dial finish
X1 grade Superluminova® print
X1 grade Superluminova® filled H, M hands and 12 o’clock triangle
X1 grade Superluminova® central chrono hand tip

Strap
Genuine leather Italian strap
316L Stainless steel buckle (1.4404)

Origin
Swiss made

Models

B-Uhr Stealth

Black DLC coated stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
Grey X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian black leather strap with grey stitching

B-Uhr Vintage

Grey DLC coated stainless case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
Old radium X1 grade Superluminova®
Blue PDV coated hands
Genuine Italian brown leather strap with off-white stitching

B-Uhr Black

Stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
White X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian black leather strap with grey stitching

B-Uhr Blue

Stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Sunburst black dial
Applied circular brushed blue minutes ring
White X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian brown leather strap with off-white stitching

 

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

This automatic titanium watch by AEROMAT was designed in close collaboration with Major General Joe H. Engle, the last living X-15 test pilot.

The North American X-15 is a hypersonic, rocket-powered airplane operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. It holds the official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a crewed, powered aircraft. This record-breaking speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) was achieved on 3 October 1967.

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

This AEROMAT wristwatch pays tribute to one of the most daring aeronautical projects. The design concept of the AEROMAT X-15 WATCH, with its plated titanium case and applied dial, is entirely focused on X-15 in all its aspects.

The AEROMAT X-15 WATCH features a round, titanium case measuring 44mm diameter, 22mm lug-width, 51mm lug-to-lug length and 12.5mm thickness (including crystal). It incorporates various forms of surface finishing on different parts of the case, for example: polished, circular-polished, vertical-brushed, round-brushed and matt.

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

The watch features an aircraft instrument inspired dial, with a choice of Black, Green, Blue or Grey colour versions. It features sword-shaped hour and minute hands. The seconds hand evokes the shape of the X-15 aircraft. The watch maintains a minimalistic dial layout with lumed numeral hour markers and hands. It also features a small date window at 3 o’ clock.

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

On the caseback, the watch highlights the engravings of X-15 nose silhouette, Major General Joe H. Engle’s signature and two stars representing the rank of Major General. On the case-back, you will also find a display inspired by the X-15 Cockpit Turn & Slip Indicator.

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

AEROMAT X-15 is equipped with the Japanese automatic 24 jewels NH35A movement with date display and 41-hour power reserve. Topped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, the watch offers a water resistance of 10ATM (100m/330 FT).

AEROMAT Project X-15 Titanium Automatic Watch

On 2nd November 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to roll out the exclusive numbered edition of this self-winding watch. The crowd-funding project will be active until 23rd November this year. During this promotional campaign, the backers can pre-order AEROMAT X-15 watch. Pledges start at 245 Euros (approximately USD 285).

Each package will include a numbered X-15 automatic watch in titanium packed in an aluminium travel case box. With each timepiece, the brand is offering one mesh band, one Nato strap, and one Italian leather strap.

For more details, please visit the AEROMAT X-15 Kickstarter crowd-funding page.

ALCADUS VELOS

ALCADUS presents VELOS, a motor-sports inspired quartz chronograph watch equipped with split-second (rattrapante) and flyback functions.

ALCADUS VELOS Gulf Racing: Baby blue brushed dial, orange chronograph hands and orange accent.
ALCADUS VELOS Gulf Racing: Baby blue brushed dial, orange chronograph hands and orange accent.

Driven by the Swiss-made ETA 251.294 FK quartz movement, this stainless steel wristwatch is available in variants like Gulf Racing, British Racing Green, Silver Arrow, and Marlboro/Panda – inspired by the iconic team liveries associated with motor racing.

ALCADUS VELOS British Racing Green: Emerald green brushed dial, yellow chronograph hands and yellow accent.
ALCADUS VELOS British Racing Green: Emerald green brushed dial, yellow chronograph hands and yellow accent.

This 39mm chronograph features box-shaped sapphire crystal glass, screw-down crown and Italian leather strap. It has a water resistance of 100 meters.

ALCADUS VELOS Silver Arrow: Brushed silver dial, black chronograph hands and red accent.
ALCADUS VELOS Silver Arrow: Brushed silver dial, black chronograph hands and red accent.

The ALCADUS VELOS chronograph watch is now available for pre-order via a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. The early bird price is approximately US$ 360. Estimated delivery in June 2022.

ALCADUS VELOS Marlboro/Panda: White base dial, red central chronograph hand, white chronograph hands with a black sub-dial and black tachymeter scale.

For more details, please visit ALCADUS VELOS Kickstarter campaign.

Technical details

Case
316L Stainless Steel with brushed finish
Box sapphire crystal with clear AR coating
Dimensions: 39 x 45.5mm
Thickness: 12.2mm
Lug width: 20mm
Crown: Screw-down, engraved ALCADUS logo with Luminescent applied
Water resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM / 330 ft

Dial
Gulf Racing, British Racing Green, Silver Arrow, Marlboro/Panda
Hands: Baton style hour and minutes hand, custom seconds hand with ALCADUS Logo. All covered in a photo-luminescent coating.
Swiss Super-LumiNova® on dial, hands and crown

Movement
Swiss ETA 251.294 FK

Strap
Premium Italian leather strap

Warranty
2 years

Kickstarter page: https://alcadus-velos-racing-inspired.kckb.st/11557e7a

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

Young watch brand Revelot presents R11 Hexmariner, a dress styled dive watch that reinterprets the designs of iconic diving timepieces like Submariner.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

While maintaining the silhouette of the Sub, the overall case and bracelet of the R11 Hexmariner watch are given more angular and edgy by introducing chamfers and hexes giving an industrial edge to the iconic profile. Both brush & polish metal finishes give this modern tool watch a touch of a classic elegance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The watch is mounted with a unidirectional ceramic bezel with C3/BGW9 Swiss made Super-luminova.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

An anti-reflective chamfered sapphire glass protects the dial side. Instead of the emblematic lollipop hands, the brand has decided to fit a sturdy chamfered sword shaped hands with mirror on the side and brush on the top with a generous dash of Super-Luminova. Same for the Indexes in order to match the drapes; hex shaped chamfered blocks filled with C3 or BGW9 Swiss lume depending on model.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

R11 Hexmariner boasts an embossed Crystal Star pattern dial which harmonizes with the overall design. The watch is also available with a Muonionalusta meteorite dial.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The R11 is powered with the Seiko NH35 self-winding movement with date display. Fitted with a decorated exhibition caseback, the Revelot Hexmariner offers 200m water resistance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

On 19th October this year, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the R11 Hexmariner watch. During this one month long crowd-funding drive, the brand is offering a special launch price of $279.

Technical details

Movement
NH35A with Date

Case
Ceramic bezel insert
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Stainless Steel & Cusn8 bronze variants
200M water resistant
Decorated exhibition caseback

Dial
3D embossed Crystal star dial & Muonionalusta meteorite dial
Sword shaped hands with brush top & polish sides
Polished Hex chamfered indexes
C3 or BGW9 Super-Luminova applied

Bracelet/strap
Interchangeable chamfered bracelet with brush & polish finish
Interchangeable dust resistant silicone strap

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revelotllc/revelot-hexmariner-dress-styled-dive-watches-of-the-stars

AstroMYO MK2 – DIY Watchmaking Kit

A French company named AstroMYO is offering DIY kits to build your own watch. With Their MK2 kit you can assemble a wristwatch inspired by the iconic Seagull 1963 Chronograph. This kit is comprised of a quartz chronograph movement, stainless steel case, hardlex mineral glass, strap, dial and other components as well as tools requires for assembling. It is now available on Kickstarter.

The MK2 Kit watch is meant to be wearable on a daily basis. It features a 38mm diameters 316L stainless steel case, a Japanese Miyota 0S21 quartz movement and a 18mm wide genuine leather “tan” strap.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)

Inspired by the 1963 Seagull, this watch has several interesting complications: the date calendar and the chronograph. Featuring a panda dial, a domed glass and gold hands, the watch has a vintage look that is totally assumed.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)
On October 1st, AstroMYO launched its Kickstarter campaign for its MK2 kit. The French company has set a goal of 8 500€ to launch the manufacturing of the first kits.

AstroMYO MK2 – Make Your Own Watch (DIY Kit)

Priced at 100 Euros, the AstroMYO MK2 kit is designed to allow everyone to build their own watch. Each step is carefully detailed by videos, allowing everyone to easily do the assembly. The MK2 Kit has been designed to be accessible to most people and achievable with a minimum of skills. Just take the components and tools included in the kit and focus on making a great watch in less than an hour.

Please visit the AstroMYO MK2 kit Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

The Kickstarter edition of the MK2 kit will be a special edition: limited and numbered. The numbers are assigned in order of contribution. Contributors will have the exclusivity and pride of having their number engraved on the back of their watch.

The online crowd-funding campaign is ending on 31 October 2021. Pledges start @100 Euros (approximately US $ 116). Estimated delivery: Jan 2022.

Kickstarter page: https://watch-kit-mk2-astromyo.kckb.st/229dba1f

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Founded in 1975 in Paris, Yonger & Bresson is a French Watchmaking company. Presently, this brand belongs to Montres Ambre S.A., France.

Yonger & Bresson has recently launched an automatic skeleton timepiece, designed by Gabriele Guidi, the talented Swiss watch designer known for his exceptional works for luxury watch brands like Franck Muller, Longines, Tissot, Bulova and Universal Genève.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER automatic wristwatch by Yonger & Bresson combines Swiss design with French watchmaking saviour. The brand releases the new collection on Kickstarter on 15 October 2021. Refined & elegant, the Le SINGULIER watch will be available in 3 versions: Black, Gold & Silver.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The 316L steel tonneau-shaped case is mounted with a domed K1 mineral crystal glass. The contemporary styled skeleton dial reveals its automatic movement. Unconventional, massive yet highly elegant, its 50mm diameter curved case has been designed to fit any wrist.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The watch is driven by the MIYOTA 8N24 Japanese self-winding skeleton movement. This 21 jewel movement beats at 21 600 A/h and provides a 42h power reserve once fully wound. Each movement will be carefully regulated at -20/+20 sec/day at the brand’s Morteau workshops.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Le SINGULIER will come with two carefully picked straps to mix and match following the occasions: a leather retro-chic strap or a more sporty silicone design strap for perfect versatility. The strap width is 20mm and will be fitted with an elegant steel deployment clasp. Designed by Gabriele Guidi, a clever Quick Release Spring Bars patented system allows quick swapping of the straps.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

 

In 1975, The Louzon brothers, two watch aficionados based in Paris, launched their own watchmaking brand: Yonger & Bresson. “Yonger” was meant to symbolize youth and energy while “Bresson” is the name of the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who pioneered the genre of street photography and one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER watches will be assembled by expert watchmakers of the Ambre Group in the small town of Morteau located in the French Jura mountains, the cradle of French watchmaking.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER Kickstarter campaign is online from 15th to 30th of October 2021. The backers will have the opportunity to get this timepiece at a 50% Discount Price of 249€ (instead of 499€).

Please visit Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER Kickstarter Campaign page for more details.

Introducing Tzoumy Genève Watches

Tzoumy Genève is a new Swiss watch brand founded by independent watchmaker Yvan Monnet.

A few years back, Monnet introduced the world’s first pentagonal shaped mechanical watch under his eponymous label. Now he wants to offer his emblematic watches to a wide range of customers. So he has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the Tzoumy Genève brand.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

Yvan Monnet is the pioneer of the pentagonal shape wristwatch. He is also the founder of Yvan Monnet Genève, a luxury brand that embodies, in the spirit of the cabinotier, his expertise in finishings and care for details. The new Tzoumy Genève Swiss made automatic watches boast the distinctive pentagonal design, but with a lesser price.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

His new brand is inspired by the Swiss village of La Tzoumaz, a place close to the environment, to his childhood roots and to the native Swiss dialects.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

The Tzoumy Genève Collection highlights an avant-garde pentagonal design with innovation. Available in different dial color versions, these timepieces pay tribute to watchmaking pioneers and Swiss Made mechanical craftsmanship.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

Each of these timepieces is equipped with the self-winding Landeron 24 calibre, with a customized Tzoumy oscillating rotor. Fitted with sapphire glasses (front and case-back), Tzoumy Genève watches have a water resistance of 50 meters (5 atm).

Tzoumy Genève Watches

The manufacturing workshop located in the historic watchmaking area of the Saint-Gervais district, the Mecca of the Cabinotiers and of the Fabrique. The brand offers 5 years warranty for its manually and strictly tested watches.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

Launched on 18th September, the Tzoumy Genève Watches Kickstarter online campaign will be active until 18 October 2021. Pledges start at CHF 1,125 (about US$ 1,207). Post the successful funding of the campaign, the delivery of watches will be from March 2022.

Tzoumy Genève Watches

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel case stainless steel, polished-brushed
Anti-reflective sapphire glasses on the bezel and the back
Star crown at 2pm
Measurements: 3h-9h > 40mm
Thickness: 9,5mm
Between the lugs: 20mm

Dial
color: frosted sun, available in 5 colors, opalescent (white), blue cobalt, anthracite, Denim blue, melon (orange)
13 hour markers
Two-tone decals

Hands
Polished faceted and recessed hours and minutes hands
Second hand arrow balanced

Movement
Caliber Landeron 24 with Tzoumy rotor
Maximum run time deviation: 10 sec/day
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4Hz)
36h power reserve

Straps
With each watch, two wristbands with clips with hooks
Hand-sewn calf leather, tanned in Italy
Deployant clasp on the worn wristband and deployant buckle installed on the second one

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tzoumy/tzoumy-pentagonal-watches-made-in-geneva

Atowak Ettore: Supercar-Inspired Mechanical Watches

On 13 July 2021, Hong Kong based watch brand ATOWAK launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new mechanical wristwatches inspired by supercars.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch wrist shot

The ETTORE Drift is the premium model of the series that features a four-arm wandering hour time display.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch hands on

The ETTORE Lite is a retrograde watch that forgoes the wandering arm, opting instead for a classic time display with a similar racecar aesthetic.

Atowak Ettore Lite watch

Wandering hour timepieces are typically reserved for high-end luxury watches as the complexity involved in creating this dedicated movement and its time-indicating system tends to push the price beyond $10,000. To make wandering hour watches accessible to more people, ATOWAK has devoted more than three years of development to create their own exclusive custom movement.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch

ETTORE Drift has 12 rotating hour indicators (three per arm) that work in synchronicity, sweeping the dial with a finely crafted aluminum cross arm structure that moves across a minute index to precisely tell the time. The watch’s movement is built upon MIYOTA 9015, which has been redesigned for the custom four-arm time display.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch

In these timepieces, numerals, hands, and profile curves are illuminated with Swiss Super-LumiNova, which glows in low-light conditions to replicate the feeling of driving at night in the driving cabin of a car. The watches’ unique racetrack-shaped case is made of 316L stainless steel that is created through a series of 20 pressings and 50 fine processing steps. Each case is individually numbered and water-resistant to 100 feet (30 meters).

Atowak Ettore Drift watch

Worn on an Italian leather strap, the watches are as comfortable for daily wear as they are suitable for special occasions. With a quick-release system, ETTORE allows wearers to replace the strap with different color options to customize their style.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch

Production is limited to 500 sets for each of its five-color editions worldwide and each watch is individually numbered to uniquely identify it. Both models come with a two-year international warranty.

Atowak Ettore Drift watch green dial

The estimated delivery date of the ETTORE series is November 2021. Both models come with a two-year international warranty.

Atowak Ettore Lite watch

In this crowd-funding campaign, the brand is offering discounted prices starting at US $ 299 for ETTORE Lite and US $ 549 for ETTORE Drift models. Future retail prices of these timepieces will be $649 and $1,199 respectively.

Please visit the Atowak Ettore Kickstarter Campaign for more details.

Technical details

Model: ETTORE Drift

Atowak Ettore Drift watches

  • Movement: MIYOTA 9015 Modified
  • Function: Wandering hour
  • Case: 316L stainless steel, 3ATM waterproof
  • Size: 46.5 MMX40.8 MM
  • Thickness: 13.5 mm
  • Surface: Sapphire Crystal, 3D copper + aviation aluminum dial, Swiss luminous printing
  • Watch strap: interchangeable Italian leather watchband with Built-in Quick Release Springbar System
  • Watch strap width: 24MM X 20MM – made of Italian leather
  • Length of watch strap: 120MM X 80MM
  • Weight: 92g

Model: ETTORE Lite

Atowak Ettore Lite watch

  • Movement: MIYOTA 8215 Modified
  • Function: Retrograde style reading
  • Case: 316L stainless steel, 3ATM waterproof
  • Size: 46.5 MMX40.8 MM
  • Thickness: 14 mm
  • Surface: Sapphire Crystal, 3D copper + aviation aluminum dial, Swiss luminous printing
  • Watch strap: interchangeable Italian leather watchband with Built-in Quick Release Springbar System
  • Watch strap width: 24MM X 20MM – made of Italian leather
  • Length of watch strap: 120MM X 80MM
  • Weight: 102g

Campaign details (as on 14 July 2021)

  • Launched on: 13 July 2021
  • Goal: $19,312
  • Pledged Amount as on date: $110,075
  • Closing on: 17 Aug 2021
  • Delivery planned in: November 2021

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HVD SpectreDiver

Co-founded by Travis Tan and his wife Vivian Ko, HVD is a Singapore based watch brand. Recently, it has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for promoting the brand’s debut watch collection, the SpectreDiver.

HVD SpectreDiver watch

Inspired by the designs of vintage tool watches, this versatile timepiece houses a hand-wound movement. Featuring a classic stainless steel case with bubble-dome plexiglass crystal and a vintage scratched dial, the SpectreDiver pays tribute to the versatility and durability of the diving watches manufactured during the 1950s and 1960s.

HVD SpectreDiver kickstarter

The SpectreDiver features a vintage 40mm case. Each vintage scratched dial is individually hand-embellished, so no two dials are ever the same.

HVD SpectreDiver watch kickstarter campaign

Its boat-shaped hour and minute hands as well as the 12 applied hour-markers are treated with Swiss Super-Luminova for ensuring visibility of the dial indications.

HVD SpectreDiver diving watch 200m

The 2.5 mm thick domed plexiglass is reminiscent of the crystals of vintage timepieces. The movement beating inside each timepiece is the Swiss-made hand wound calibre SW210-1. Beats at 28,800 vph, this 19-jewel mechanical manual winding engine provides a power reserve of 42 hours.

HVD SpectreDiver

Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch is equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel featuring a triangle 0/60 marker with lumed dot. The watch boasts alternative brushed and polished finishing on the case.

HVD SpectreDiver manual-winding dive watch

The HVD SpectreDiver watch is available in three colorways: Emerald, Onyx, and Moonstone.

Presently, for the backers of its Kickstarter online fund raising project, HVD is offering a special discount price starting from $399. The campaign was launched on July 5th, 2021 for two weeks. In future, the retail price will be $579.

HVD SpectreDiver watch hands on

Please visit the HVD SpectreDiver Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

Technical details

Model: HVD SpectreDiver

Case
316L surgical-grade stainless steel case
120-click unidirectional bezel
Dome plexiglass crystal
Water resistance to 200m (660ft) / 20ATM
Push-pull crown with custom engraved logo

Dimensions
40mm case diameter
10mm case thickness + 2.5mm dome crystal thickness
20mm lug width tapers to 16mm at clasp
48mm lug-to-lug

Movement
Sellita SW210-1 hand-winding movement (28,800 bhp)

Dial
Individual hand-textured dials with applied indexes
Swiss Super-Luminova

Bracelet
316L surgical-grade stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks
Push-button clasp with 3 micro-adjustment slots
Included: Full-grain calf-leather pouch + Tool for sizing bracelet

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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Aipower® WearBuds™: The World’s First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

The AiPower Wearbuds Watch combines smartwatch features with wireless earbuds in one compact design. Founded in 2018, AiPower, the Singapore based innovative smart device developer creates three product ranges: Wearbuds™, Korona™ and Spark.

Developed by AiPower, Wearbuds® represents an innovative and modern wireless technology. With its innovative patented 2-in-1 design, the Wearbuds® can be stored and charged in a fitness band or a smartwatch, bringing both audio and fitness tracking experience to consumers. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology allows fast and easy hands-free phone calls with one or both earbuds.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Inspired by the success of Wearbuds® wristband-housed wireless earbuds, AiPower now presents the Wearbuds Watch.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

All wireless earbuds are not truly wireless because you always have to carry a charging case. Without it, earbuds cannot be powered on or off and will soon run out of power. Wearbuds are the world’s first true wireless Bluetooth earbuds stored and charged right in the smartwatch. Thanks to the magnetic comportments ergonomically set on one side of the smartwatch, you’ll have a place to put your earbuds and charge them without the hassle of carrying a charging case.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Wearbuds Watch comes packed with advanced fitness and health monitoring features to help the users hit their wellness goals, starting from tracking blood oxygen to monitoring the heart rate to different sport modes.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

The information gathered by its sophisticated technology will be available in the dedicated App (compatible with both Android & iOS). On top of that, once paired with the phone, the users will receive calls, messages and notifications from Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and some other social platforms right on their wrist.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Designed for optimal convenience and sound delivery, Wearbuds Watch can easily be paired with any of your devices and get up to 2.5 hours of nonstop music, podcasts, on a single charge.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Wearbuds Watch is available now as a reward for backing the project on Indiegogo. Pledging $129 gives a Wearbuds Watch (smartwatch and earbuds) for early birds before rising to its retail price of $269 upon completion of the campaign.

Please visit Aipower® WearBuds™ Indiegogo Campaign for more details.

Technical details

• Bluetooth 5.0 & TWS Technology
• Supported languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese
• Support aptX codec
• Graphene-augmented drivers
• Earbuds playtime: 2.50h
• Smartwatch battery life: up to 10 days; 3.7V 30mAh
• Earbuds: IPX6 waterproof
• On-wrist fitness & health data: blood oxygen, blood pressure, heart rate, sports modules, skin temperature monitor, steps, sleep patterns, etc.
• On-wrist notifications for call, message, apps

Indiegogo Campaign link: https://wearbuds-watch-smartwatch-that.kckb.st/e4dfe99c

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SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

Switzerland based start-up Sequent has announced its new Elektron smart self-charging watch collection made of titanium, the lightest and strongest metal cases we ever made. The watch faces are now equipped with solar powered indexes that glow in the dark, which gives the watch a perfect readability and futuristic feel.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

All SEQUENT® Elektron® watches are equipped with the newest self-charging SuperCharger2.2 movement technology, which transforms body movement into electrical power, to supply the watch with virtually infinite power reserve. The watch features the newest activity tracking technologies, heart rate sensors, and records your sport sessions.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

Sequent is a Swiss start-up, based in Basel with subsidiaries in Taipei (TW), London (UK) and Prague (CZ). The company has invented the first smart self-charging watch, powered with an automatic self-winding movement. Sequent merges traditional watchmaking with cutting edge smart technologies to provide watch lovers the “Swiss way” of making a smartwatch.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

At present, the customers can book the new Sequent Titanium Elektron smart self-charging watch by supporting their Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, which is ending on 25th June 2021. For the backers of their KS campaign, the brand is offering special early bird price starting at US$ 390. Estimated delivery is in November 2021.

Please visit Sequent Titanium Elektron smart self-charging watch Kickstarter campaign page for more info.

Features

Unique Self-charging mechanism
Activity tracking
Distance monitoring
Heart rate monitor
Sport tracking with connected e-GPS (requires phone)
Compatible iOS and Android

Case
Titanium grade 2 case
Option with black DLC coating
Diameter: 42.10 mm
Height: 14.20 mm
Lug to lug: 45.50 mm
Strap width: 22.00 mm
Case weight: 55 gr
Sapphire glass
Open caseback
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Black matt dial with applied SuperLuminova® indexes
Black matt hands filled with SuperLuminova®

Strap
Available in Eco #Tide ocean material, rubber or leather

Kickstarter link: https://titanium-elektron-the-smart.kckb.st/2735c766

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Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

New York based watch brand Redux & Co. has announced new series of tool watches inspired by the mission critical pilot instruments.

Made of titanium, these exceptional timekeepers fuse the design characteristics of both diving and pilot watches. The brand’s latest release includes four wristwatch models: VALOR, HONNR, SCOUT and COURG.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

The names of these Redux & Co. watches are inspired by the Waypoints (geographic coordinates) used in the aviation for navigational purposes. For example, HONNR and COURG are the two waypoints near Washington D.C.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

Redux & Co. has recently conducted a successful crowd funding campaign (27 APR – 27 MAY, 2021) on Kickstarter. For those who missed the KS project, the brand has created an Indiegogo INDEMAND campaign to offer their new Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

These timepieces are made of Aerospace-Grade Titanium, which is hypoallergenic and 50% lighter than steel. VALOR, HONNR and COURG models are equipped with Miyota 9015 automatic movement.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

Redux & Co. SCOUT is available with the option of SEIKO NH05 automatic movement or Ronda analogue quartz movement. The SCOUT watch can be paired with an analogue compass or a digital module.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

HONNR has a 37mm diameter case whereas VALOR features a 38mm case. COURG model comes with a 42mm case. SCOUT has a 28mm case. All Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission watches are fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with AR coating.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

Water resistant to 200 meters, these watches also feature uni-directional counter clockwise rotating diver bezel. These timepieces incorporate Soft iron Faraday-Cage to reduce magnetic interference.

Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches

The dial features simple, uncluttered design with super-bright luminous painted details for ensuring exceptional visibility. All these watches are now available for order via Indiegogo platform with delivery in December 2021.

Please visit Redux & Co. Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches Indiegogo INDEMAND campaign page for more details.

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Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection

London based micro-watch brand Fifty Eight watches presents their first collection. Christened ‘Geneva Tribute’, this limited series classic wristwatches combine Swiss Made precision, inspiring design and sophistication.

Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection

Geneva has been renowned for its prestigious watchmaking traditions. Celebrating the long-established luxury watch industry of this magnificent city, the young brand has offering a number of contemporary mechanical timepieces.

Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection
The design codes of the Geneva Tribute Collection include the iconic Côtes de Genève decorations, a charming back engraving – St Pierre Cathedral, signature sector dial, and a logo that symbolizes the undisputed reign of Swiss watchmaking. All ‘Fifty Eight’ watches are manufactured in Switzerland, in a very limited series – 158 individually numbered units/model, producing five colour variations.

Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection

For each Geneva Tribute watch, the brand has selected Sellita SW200, a reliable Swiss-Made self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Made of 316L stainless steel, the case measures 41mm diameter – a perfect proportion for a contemporary dress watch. The case is 10.2mm thick and lug-to-lug width is 47mm. The flat case back with curved lugs offers comfortable wear on most wrists.

Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection

The watch is topped with an AR coated sapphire crystal glass. The eye-catching sector dial features a matte finished outer-track with applied, high-polished hour indexes raised from the texture of the dial and a center section with Côtes de Genève decoration.

The dial boasts properly sized and proportioned faceted Alpha hour and minute hands as well as a second hand with a distinct diamond-shaped counterweight. This dial lay-out ensures excellent readability.

Fifty Eight Watches Geneva Tribute Collection
On 05th May 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this project. The campaign will be active until 03 June 2021. During this online crowd funding promotion, Fifty Eight is offering special Kickstarter prices for the backers. Pledges start at £460 (US$ 640).

In this campaign, the brand is offering five different versions of the Geneva Tribute watch:

  • Ref. 5814 “Lucent White”: With stainless steel case, white dial and blued steel hands.
  • Ref. 5815 “Kokanee Salmon”: With stainless steel case, exotic kokanee-salmon dial and blued steel hands.
  • Ref.5811 “Midnight Blue”: With stainless steel case, blue dial and steel hands.
  • Ref.5812 “Jade Black”: With stainless steel case, black dial and steel hands.
  • Ref.5816 “Rose Gold”: With rose gold finished steel case, black dial and golden hands.

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fiftyeightwatches/fifty-eight-watches/description

Technical details

Movement
Sellita SW200 Automatic
Power reserve: 38 hours

Case
316L Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 41mm
Case height: 10.2mm
Lug width: 20mm
Lug-to-lug: 47mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside
Water-resistance: 50 meters/ 5ATM

Dial
Decoration: Côtes de Genève
Hands: Custom made faceted Alpha hour and minute hands with a distinct diamond-shape counterweight
Index: High polished applied hour indexes, raised from the texture of the dial

Strap
Alligator grain leather, handmade in Italy (quick change spring-bar)
For every watch, you will receive another strap that comes as a gift.

Limited edition
158 Units/Colour – individually numbered

Warranty
2 Years

Box
Each timepiece is delivered in a wooden box, beautifully decorated grain pattern “Royal Ebony Macassar” along with the certificate of authenticity and warranty card.

Kickstarter price
Super Early Birds (limited to first 58 units/colour variation) priced at: £460
Early Birds (limited to 100 units/colour variation) priced at: £490

Loresum LS01

Designed by Jason Chan, LORESUM L001 is a mechanical wristwatch inspired by the works of Harry Beck, the English technical draughtsman who created the present London Underground Tube map in 1931.

Loresum LS01

The name Loresum comes from the famous placeholder text “lorem ipsum”. Drawn to its ability to represent a design template in its purest aesthetic form, the founders adopted the word to signify their passion for creating a perfectly original design.

Their head designer, Jason Chan, established the company in the hopes of raising the bar for creative watchmaking. With successes such as Hong Kong based company JW Watch and designing for Behrens Original under his belt, he is well versed in mixing the unconventional with the practical.

Loresum LS01 mechanical watch Kickstarter campaign

Loresum’s first product, the L001, was inspired by engineering draftsman, Harry Beck. His radical 8-directional railway map changed history, becoming the basis for nearly every railway map we use today. Chan adopted this concept and turned Beck’s 2D map into a 3D watch.

Loresum LS01 mechanical watch

Using multiple layers, he designed each part to resemble a part of a railway station, the gears, rails, tunnels, etc. Pushing his limits even further, Chan challenged the conventional and replaced both the minute and hour hands with numbered discs. Dotted markers on the perimeter of these discs indicate time during the day. At night, the numbers are illuminated by the glow of Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9.

Loresum LS01 watch lume shot

The L001 incorporates Miyota 9015 self-winding movement equipped with features such as a 42 hour power reserve and sweep second movement. The movement contains 24 jewels and functions at a frequency of 4 Hertz. The watch front and back crystals are made of sapphire.

Loresum LS01 mechanical watch rose gold plated case

Protecting the rest of the timepiece is a 316L stainless steel case finished with a multi-polishing coating while the rose gold models are ion plated. Each watch goes through rigorous testing procedures before they are sent out.

Loresum LS01 watch stainless steel case

On 25 April 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the L001 mechanical watch. Pledges start at HK$ 6,600 (USD 851) and the estimated delivery will be in November 2021.

Technical details

Movement
MIYOTA 9015 automatic movement with in-house module

Case
316L Stainless steel case (for blue and black version), rose-gold plated(for rose-gold plated version)
Ø42mm, height 12.5mm
Both-side sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Dial
Sapphire crystal hour and minute discs
Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9

Strap
Fine crafted Italian calf leather or Horween leather

Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loresum/loresum-ls01-mechanical-watch-inspired-by-famous-railway-map

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

British watch brand Pompeak presents its new timepiece, the Sub-Aquatic. Equipped with Swiss movement and designed in Britain, this new series offers exceptional dive watches under £500.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Sub-Aquatic is a recreational dive watch with a water resistance of 200 meters (20 ATM). It comes with a 40mm diameter case made of 904L stainless steel, a superior grade steel alloy.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

The case is aesthetically enhanced with polished and brushed finish. It is equipped with a 120 click unidirectional (only rotate counter clockwise) bezel with a scratch-proof ceramic bezel insert. A diving bezel is a critical component of modern dive watches and used to measure total dive time and decompression stops. The watch also features crown guards for protecting the crown at 3 o’clock.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

The Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch is topped with a double-domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflection coating for ensuring a clear view of the dial. The watch displays basic timekeeping functions with an arrow-shaped hour-hand, a sword-shaped minute hand and a centre-seconds hands featuring red arrow tip. It has a rectangular date-window 3 o’clock.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

For this model, the brand proposes two dial designs. The first option is a 3D textured dial with bold hands and applied indexes, and the Second option is a clear, deep blue/black gradient dial.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

For ensuring the visibility of indications underwater of in the dark conditions, this timepiece features Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 filled hands, indices and bezel. The BGW9 Lume radiates a long-lasting, blue glow in the darkness.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Powering the Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch is a contemporary mechanical self-winding movement made in Switzerland. Known for its reliability and precision, the Sellita SW200-1 movement provides 38 hours power reserve when fully wound. Beats at 28,800 Vibrations per hour, the special features of this 26-jewel automatic movement include: hacking, hand winding and a quick set date function. This work-horse movement is visible through the transparent case back.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Sub-Aquatic is a spectacular blend of British design, high quality materials and Swiss automatic movements, with a price point to contrast the premium features. The watch is available with the choice of a classic stainless steel link bracelet with highly polished center links, complete with a sliding micro adjust clasp or an extremely durable rubber strap with quick release pins.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

To promote the Sub-Aquatic watch collection, Pompeak launched a Kickstarter campaign on 6th April 2021. This is the third online crowd funding campaign from the brand.

Pompeak was founded by two brothers, David and Noah Pomphrey. Earlier, the brand successfully conducted two Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns respectively in 2019 for its minimalistic quartz chronograph collection and in 2020 for the Open-heart automatic collection.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Promoting their new British-designed, Swiss-powered automatic diving watch collection, the existing campaign is ending on 6th May 2021. During this period the brand is offering special Kickstarter price packages for the new Sub-Aquatic watch.

Please visit Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch Kickstarter Campaign page for more details.

  • Pledges start at £419 (about $576)

  • Estimated delivery: Nov 2021

Campaign status as on 06 May 2021: Project funded successfully (Pledged £32,333)

Furlan Marri Chronographs 1st Edition

FURLAN MARRI is a watch brand co-founded by Andrea Furlan (a Swiss industrial designer – graduated from ECAL, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland) and Hamad Al Marri, a collector and artist from the Middle East.

The first collections from the brand are limited edition meca-quartz chronographs (two of the references will no longer be reproduced after the campaign).

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

For its debut collection, the brand took inspiration from the designs of the 1940s and the 1950s, especially from the iconic watch cases manufactured by François Borgel (later Taubert & Fils). All Furlan Marri Chronographs feature 316L stainless steel step case with 38mm diameter.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

FURLAN MARRI pays particular attention to detail, as can be seen in the curved, domed hands in tempered blued steel (the 1011-A reference) or the engraved ends pushers with a sun pattern or « Tasti Tondi ».

The pusher’s pattern has a small step to better control the polishing of the element. This step is also found on the decagonal screwed caseback, again to better control the finish between circular brush and polish finish. The dials are crafter with care, with various finishes, fine micro-blasted or lacquered, with double printed elements.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

The bezel and case are assembled separately, in order to control the polishing of the angle perfectly. The finishes of the indexes are increased by CNC process for a better polished finish. Finally, the inside of the case back has a « perlage » finish and is engraved with the seal of the brand and the case manufacturer.

Each main element has its own reference number: the dials, the bracelet buckles, the main case or the case back.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

FURLAN MARRI pays particular attention to the legibility of the dials, with typefaces chosen for their lightness and uniqueness, such as « DECIMAL », designed by Hoefler&Co. (famous New York studio, MoMA collection, various international awards) and presented in season 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix. The brand has opted for «HENDERSON», the typeface of the Argentinean studio Sudtipos, for the logo and dial elements.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

All Furlan Marri Chronographs are equipped with the Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement.

The brand launched a Kickstarter online crowd-funding campaign on 10 March 2021. The Kickstarter price of the FURLAN MARRI chronograph starts at USD 339 (CHF 320). The future retail price will be around USD 485/CHF 432/EUR 400. The campaign ends on 09 April 2021. According to the brand, deliveries will take place in July-August 2021.

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel step case, polished, hand finished brushed on the sides, drilled lugs, reference number and brand engraved on the case at 6 o’clock.
Diameter: 38mm
Thickness: 11.2mm
Pushers: 5mm diameter with sun pattern engraved ends or “Tasti Tondi”
Crown: 7mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 m / 164 Feet

Movement
Seiko VK64 meca-quartz with mechanical technology /action & quartz regulation (32,768 H quartz frequency)
Central chronograph seconds, 60 minutes counter, 24h display at 3 o’clock. Tachymeter scale base 1000.

Dial
Indexes: Applied stainless steel, polish increased by CNC machine process.
Unique reference number double printed on the dial.
Hands: Diamond-cut. All hands are made by custom tools, domed and curved for the central chrono and minute hands, special electroplated black, rose gold 4N or a traditional blued steel finish

Strap
Italian grained calfskin leather or suede strap
Size 20mm ending 16mm
Stainless steel buckle, polished on the top, brushed on the back, with logo and reference number engraved.

Models

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

  • Two tones dial black lacquered and taupe.
  • Domed and curved hands.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather honey colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

  • Two tones dial dark grey and light grey.
  • Domed and curved hands, electroplated dark grey colour.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather black colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

  • Two tones dial creamy and grey.
  • Highly polished domed and curved hands with tempered blued steel.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather honey colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

  • Two tones dial salmon and chocolate.
  • Highly polished domed and curved hands.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather taupe colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

  • Two tones dial black lacquered and taupe.
  • Domed and curved hands, electroplated 4N rose gold.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, 4N rose gold electroplated, reference number engraved betwenn lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather black colour.

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andreafurlan/furlan-marri/description

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

Singapore based Micro watch brand IRIDIUM announces the launch of Torpedo, a vintage styled automatic diving watch with 300 meters water resistance.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

The IRIDIUM Torpedo watch features as rugged case CNC cut from Surgical Grade 316L Stainless Steel, a material used extensively in the shipping and seafaring world. This makes each Torpedo watch highly resistant to corrosion.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

Its measures 42mm wide, 13.5 mm thickness and 51mm lug to lug. The other prominent features that ensure the optimum water resistance are the screw down crown, domed sapphire crystal glass and screwed-down case back.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

The screw down crown of the watch features an engraved and luminous Iridium logo helps keep moisture out. The coin-edge, unidirectional 120-click bezel has fully lumed bezel markers (BGW9 Superluminova). The scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal maintains perfect visibility at all viewing angles.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

Each Torpedo watch comes with a custom made fitted bracelet in Stainless Steel. 22m wide at the lug end, the bracelet features alternating beautiful brushed and polished elements. A secure diver’s clasp (Ratchet Buckle) holds it together and screws in the links make for easy sizing.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

The watch will be released in six dial colors: Arctic White, Salmon Buff, Cloud Gray, Ocean Green, Reef Blue and Abyss Black. The hour markers are laser cut and filled with BGW9 Superluminova for an extremely bright glow and enhanced visibility.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

Its laser cut hour and minute hands also feature bright BGW9 Superluminova for long lasting legibility in the darkest of environs. The movement powering this watch is Miyota 9015 Automatic, which beats at 28800 bph and has custom rotors.

IRIDIUM Torpedo Automatic Diving Watch 300m

On 30 March 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the IRIDIUM Torpedo diving watch.

During this 30 days long campaign, the brand offers special Kickstarter prices for its supporters. The pledges are available from S$ 575 (Appx. 425 US$). The brand has also announced that the estimated delivery would be in October 2021 after successful funding of the campaign, which ends on 29 April.

Technical details

Case: 316L Stainless Steel case
Dimensions: 42 mm X 50 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Water Resistance: 300 m (1000ft) / 30 ATM
Lug width: 22 mm
Crown: Screw-down crown with IRIDIUM logo filled with BGW9.
Bezel: 120 Clicks Steel rotating unidirectional bezel with BGW9.
Dial: Sunburst dials with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
Hands: Hands filled with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
Lens: Double dome sapphire crystal with Anti Reflective coating.
Movement: Miyota 9015 movement.
Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel with ratchet diver clasp and screws for easy sizing.
Caseback: Closed Screw-down with reverse engraved specs with Torpedo logo.

[Project Status: Cancelled]

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0: Vintage Pilot Styled Watches

Canadian watch brand Ferro &Co has proposed its new watch collection AGL 2.0, with a number of vintage style pilot watch models equipped with Swiss or Japanese movements. For the promotion of this new series, the brand has created an online crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 3

Founded in 2014 in Vancouver, Ferro & Co creates high-quality contemporary wristwatches with vintage inspired aesthetic style.

Inspired by the WW-II era pilot watches, the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 series offers a quartz chronograph version and three automatic watch models displaying the time and date. The AGL 2.0 chronograph watch is equipped with a Ronda quartz Caliber 5021 made in Switzerland.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 3

For automatic watches, the brand offers three movement options: Miyota 8217 & Miyota 9015 (both are made in Japan) and the Swiss Automatic ETA 2824. Each series is limited to 1945 pieces, to mark the year in which the WW-II was ended.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic 8217 movement

Each timepiece from the AGL 2.0 collection features the 316L stainless steel brushed finish case and equipped with a precision-machined large onion style push-down crown inspired by the vintage era timepieces. The double domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating offers excellent view of the dial.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -1

Made of finest Italian leather, the straps are equipped with a stainless-steel pin buckle with the F logo. The leather straps include a quick-release feature, which allows quick swapping of the straps anytime you want.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -2

The AGL 2.0 series takes inspiration from the most iconic fighter planes of the Second World War- Super Marine Spitfire, and Mustang P-51. The case size is 42mm for all versions.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 4

The thickness of the case (including crystal) is: 14mm for chronograph model, 14.90mm for the automatic model with Miyota 8217 and 13.30mm for both Miyota 9015 and ETA 2824 based automatic variants.

Lume

Regarding the lume material, the brand has opted for LumiNova BGW9 for all these watches. The wired style lugs enhance the vintage appeal of these timepieces.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 1

Powering the AGL 2.0 chronograph version is Ronda Caliber 5021, a Swiss Quartz movement with a very long battery life with 2 sub-dials featuring 1/1 seconds and 30 minute counts. It features a bi-compax dial layout with two counters at 3H and 9H respectively for 30 minutes chronograph counters and running seconds. It has tachymeter scale on the rehaut. This chronograph timepiece also displays the date at 6H. It features an embossed caseback made of stainless steel.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 6

The collection includes three mechanical self-winding watch models. The automatic model with the Miyota caliber 8217 has a 24 Hour sub dial at 9 o’clock position and the date at 3 o’ clock. The versions featuring Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2 display the date at 6 o’clock. These movements can be admired through the transparent case back. The oscillating weight of automatic watches takes inspiration from the riveted body of the legendary WW2 planes. The glass back case features a metal propeller decoration.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -3

Every AGL 2.0 watch will be shipped with a free leather travel pouch and a microfiber cloth. Each timepiece is also backed by a 2 Year International Warranty.

Launched on March 2021, the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Kickstarter campaign will be active until 15 April 2021. During this period, backers of this campaign can avail special discount prices as follows:

  • AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 5021: CA$ 419 (Approx. US329)
  • AGL 2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic 8217 movement: CA$ 559 (Approx. US$445)
  • AGL2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic movement 9015: CA$ 669 (Approx. US$529)
  • AGL 2.0 Watch with Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic movement: CA$ 899 (Approx. US$715)

Post successful campaign, the estimated delivery of the watches would be in Sep 2021.

Please visit the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

Technical details

Model: AGL 2.0 Chronograph (with Ronda 5021 Caliber)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Decorated back case
22 mm wire style lugs
Water resistance: 10 ATM water resistant

Movement
Swiss Ronda Quartz 5021 Chronograph movement

Dial
Precision machined dials
Chronograph: 1/1 Second & 30 Min sub-dials
Date at 6 o’clock
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with Miyota 8217 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
24 Hour Sub-Dial at 9 O’clock position
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Japan Automatic Miyota 8217 movement with decorated rotor
21 Jewels
21.600 bph
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with Miyota 9015 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Japan Automatic Miyota 9015 movement with decorated rotors
28,800 bph (beats per hour)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with ETA 2824 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Swiss Automatic ETA 2824
25 jewels
36 hours of power reserve

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

echo/neutra AVERAU collection – Automatic Moon Phase, Hand-wound Small Seconds and Automatic 3 Hands Models

echo/neutra is a young watch brand based in Italy. In 2019, the brand launched its AVERAU collection on Kickstarter. The debut model of this Swiss made watch collection was the AVERAU automatic three hands date model featuring 42mm stainless steel case and STP 1-11 movement. This modern and original field watch stands out for its high legibility thanks to the 4 main indexes and the design of the hands.

echo/neutra AVERAU 39 MOON PHASE

Now, inspired by the success of this collection, the brand expands this collection by introducing three variants: Automatic Moon Phase, hand-wound Small seconds and Automatic 3 hands. Swiss made and equipped with Sellita movements, these models are proposed with a 39mm diameter stainless steel case. The Sellita Élaboré grade movements are produced in Switzerland.

echo/neutra AVERAU 39 MOON PHASE

Driven by a Sellita SW280-1 automatic movement, the AVERAU 39 MOON PHASE boasts a moonphase sub-dial at 6’o clock with double hemisphere and a date window at 3’o clock. This timepiece is available in three dial colors: Black, White and Blue sunray.

echo/neutra AVERAU 39 SMALL SECONDS

The AVERAU 39 SMALL SECONDS is a manual-winding watch and houses a Sellita SW216-1 movement. Displaying a small seconds dial at 6H, this timepiece is available in black and white dial versions.

echo/neutra AVERAU 39 SMALL SECONDS

The AVERAU 39 3HANDS automatic watch houses a Sellita SW200-1 movement. This watch is available in Black, Olive Green and Blue sunray dial versions.

AVERAU 39 three hands

All these timepieces feature screw-down crown, closed case back and double domed sapphire crystal glass. Each of them has a water resistance up to 100 meters.

AVERAU 39 three hands