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Aqvantis is a Swiss designed, hand assembled, automatic diver watch. Enjoy this unique timepiece without breaking the bank.
Aqvantis is a Swiss designed, hand assembled, automatic diver watch. Enjoy this unique timepiece without breaking the bank.
Aqvantis is a Swiss designed, hand assembled, automatic diver watch. Enjoy this unique timepiece without breaking the bank.
139 backers pledged £35,700 to help bring this project to life.

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NAVIS Aqvantis: Swiss designed diver watch

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Stretch goal #1: By reaching £25,000, every backer will get their serial number engraved on the watch and will be able to choose the bezel model.

Stretch goal #2: By reaching £35,000 the green glowing SuperLuminova will be replaced with the white one which is brighter and even longer-lasting.

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NAVIS is a startup established by two watch enthusiasts who do not agree with the idea that high-end watches have to be horribly expensive. This is what inspired us to pull back the curtain, and begin producing watches of the highest quality at a reasonable price. After over two years of hard work, we proudly introduce our first watch - the Aqvantis. 

Aqvantis is available in four (4) different variations. You can choose among two different case colors (black PVD or silver) as well as two dial colors (Black or Blue).   

The Black PVD case, the Lugano, was inspired by the mysterious color of Lake Lugano in Switzerland, which has a maximum depth of 288 m/945 ft. The silver case, called the Geneva, was inspired by Lake Geneva, which is brighter at its bottom although it is deeper by 22m/75ft (max. depth 310 m/1020 ft).  

You will choose the case, dial and straps later.

 

NAVIS Aqvantis is a custom-designed watch crafted with premium materials and high quality parts. Similar to most luxury watches, it is hand-assembled with watchmaking precision and delicacy. Take a look at each component:

NAVIS Aqvantis is available with two different movements. Pick your favorite -

Swiss SW200-1  

Swiss movements are strongly desired by watch lovers because of their accuracy. Due to its popularity, it is extremely difficult to source for a small start-up like NAVIS. We spent days and nights in search of a supplier who could provide our Aqvantis with an automatic Swiss heart. After a long search, we finally found one! The SW200-1 is one of the most popular automatic movements which can be easily found in many of high-end luxury Swiss watch brands. SW200-1 is characterized by its durability as well as longevity.  

Upgrade: SW200-1 which we offer is a Standard grade movement. It is possible to upgrade your SW200-1 movement to Elaboré grade. To do so simply increase your pledge amount by £38 (~$50). We present features of Standard as well as Elaboré grade below:

(while purchasing make sure to pick proper movement option from the rewards menu on the right)

Japanese NH35A  

The Japanese NH35A movement is a true workhorse that comes from a long line of venerated movements from one of the most respected watch manufacturers in the world. While some Japanese mechanical movements can be quite delicate, the NH35A is built to last. It has excellent power reserve and has proven itself over many years of ticking in watches around the world.

(while purchasing make sure to pick proper movement option from the rewards menu on the right)

 

Our timepieces are manufactured in 316L stainless steel - the same material used to make ultra-resistant surgical equipment which never oxidizes. An exceptional smelting process makes it strong, while its low carbon content makes it particularly resistant to corrosion, especially from acids like these found in sea or ocean water as well as perspiration. 

One model with two case colors. The Black Lugano coating is created by physical vapor deposition (PVD), a vacuum coating technique in which metal is vaporized to a plasma of molecules. Alternatively, the Silver Geneva case is not covered with black PVD, exposing the beauty of brushed stainless steel.  

The case is equipped with 120-click bezel which allows to keep track of time with an accuracy of 30 seconds. The crown must be manually screwed down, which means that in order to adjust the date and/or time on our timepiece, you must first unscrew the crown before you can gently pull it out. This helps keep its water resistance up to 300 m/1000 ft.

 

 

 

Aqvantis is fitted with a high-grade sapphire crystal, the most resistant crystal there is. Sapphire is a naturally growing crystal and the second hardest matter on the Earth. It is so hard that only a diamond can scratch it. The end result is beautiful, but more importantly, unbreakable.

 

 

 

The dial of the Aqvantis consists of two layers (called a double-layer sandwich). The outer layer with cut-outs gives the numerals and indices distinctive shapes, revealing the luminous layer beneath. The luminous layer beneath features superior visibility in low light conditions. Additionally, our Superluminova is placed on all three hands. We choose the highest quality luminous materials that will last a lifetime.

 

 

NAVIS uses the finest leather and rubber available. We’ve tested our straps multiple times to make sure they can stand up to everything from heavy sweating, humidity, and extreme heat, to every type of friction. Our tough team of testers add traction and compression to ensure there are no cracks and no defects.  

Every Aqvantis comes with one (1) "basic" strap and one or two (1 or 2*) additional straps of your choice. Our two basic straps are shown below: You will choose the straps after the campaign is finished. 

To see all available straps, please scroll down to the straps section.

*two straps available for Super Early Bird and Early Bird backers only.

Our two basic straps - Black Leather and Honey Suede
Our two basic straps - Black Leather and Honey Suede

 

Our unique customers deserve a special box. That’s the main reason why we decided to design the NAVIS wooden box. This neat packaging is crafted manually by local woodworkers and is made of two parts. While opening the box, you’ll notice that the top half is dedicated to holding the watch in place. Under the top half, you’ll find straps, warranty, tools and other accessories...all accompanied with the pleasant smell of wood.

 

 

 

Case diameter without a crown: 42mm  

Case diameter with a crown: 46mm  

Thickness: 14mm  

Lug to lug: 47mm  

Strap width: 22mm  

Weight: 112g (depending on the strap)  

Water Resistance: 300m/1000ft  

Crown: screw down  

Buckle: NAVIS premium buckle

The wide variety of models and colors lets you customize the watch as you would like. Besides the basic strap of your choice, you can pick one or two* (1 or 2*) strap(s) from the list below.  

*two straps available for Super Early Bird and Early Bird backers only.

 

 

 

Our watches are designed by Swiss designers who work for the world’s premium watch companies.This gives NAVIS a real Swiss soul. We are absolutely transparent about the origin of our products. We do not produce in Switzerland and do not have "Swiss made" tag because we want to provide our customers the highest quality at the lowest possible price. However, we cooperate with many reliable manufacturers and engineers to ensure that our products are the same quality as the top Swiss watch brands.  

You should know that products with "Swiss made" certification are not always 100% made in Switzerland. “Swiss made” watches may only be assembled in Switzerland from parts NOT produced in the country, or may ONLY have a Swiss movement. Moreover, “Swiss Made” certification is very expensive and for this reason, we decided not to obtain it. We are 100% sure that our watches are of the same quality as a true "Swiss made" watch, but much cheaper.

 

 Warranty

NAVIS watches’ warranty covers defects in material or manufacturing for a period of 36 months from the date of purchase. If the product is returned within the warranty period, we will repair or replace any faulty watches or parts free of charge.  

The idea was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015. After over two years of research, designing, prototyping and testing we can proudly introduce our new watch. Designed in Switzerland and inspired by its nature.

Our company is registered in the UK and cooperates with Swiss designers, experts and factories. Our mission is to reduce administrative costs which increases efficiency, boosts productivity and more importantly brings you our watches at an affordable price.

 

 

 

 

NAVIS is a startup established by two watch enthusiasts who do not agree with the idea that high-quality watches have to be horribly expensive. That is the main reason why we decided to start producing the watches ourselves.  

We’re proud watch owners ourselves and know it’s so important to share our consumer’s point of view. By becoming watchmakers, we are aware that it’s not an easy task. We believe that our passion, engagement, hard work and dedication are crucial in creating an exceptional product which will meet the expectations of even the most demanding consumer. However, to set off on our journey to mass production we need your help. By supporting us, you will not only receive the watch, but lend a hand in building the NAVIS brand and the company’s future.

With your support, we can bring this unique product to life for so many watch lovers.

 

 

Our first stretch goal will be revealed after reaching the funding goal!

 

 

  

 

Risks and challenges

The NAVIS Team only consists of experienced professionals, familiar with the nuts and bolts of watch development, production, quality control and logistics. We have dedicated over two years to plan, research and perform testing towards this project to reduce the risk of any setbacks.

However, we are well aware that every project, no matter how well conceived, brings along its own risks and challenges. In manufacturing, there's always a risk that suppliers will not fulfill orders on time, which is why we've with manufacturers that are extremely professional and well organized. This reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time delays substantially.

Since one of the key elements of any Kickstarter project is communication, we will be maintaining constant contact with our factories during the entire process of production. Therefore, we will ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production process and highlight any issues or delays if they occur.

Duty/VAT charges: NAVIS Watches does not add duty/VAT charges to any order. If you live outside of the EU, you MAY BE (but don't have to) responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges. Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that we can't put a magic stamp on our packages to help them get through faster.

We and our suppliers are poised to activate production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us to get any information you need, at any time.

support@naviswatches.com
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    Super Early Birds NH35A

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    Get Aqvantis with NH35A movement, total of three straps (1 basic and 2 additional) inside our original NAVIS wooden box. Pick this offer to save 50%! Retail price $499.

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    Super Early Birds SW200

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    Get Aqvantis with SW200 movement, total of three straps (1 basic and 2 additional) inside our original NAVIS wooden box. Pick this offer to save 50%! Retail price $699

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    Get two watches with NH35A movements, total of six straps (2 basic and 4 additional) Each set includes NAVIS wooden box. Pick this package to save 55%! Retail price $998

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    2x SW200 Package

    (~$628/565€)

    Get two watches with SW200 movements, total of six straps (2 basic and 4 additional) Each set includes NAVIS wooden box. Pick this package to save 55%! Retail price $1398

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    Get three watches with NH35A movements, total of nine straps (3 basic and 6 additional) Each set includes NAVIS wooden box. Pick this package to save 55%! Retail price $1497

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    (~$896/760€)

    Get four watches with NH35A movements, total of twelve straps (4 basic and 8 additional) Each set includes NAVIS wooden box. Pick this package to save 55%! Retail price $1996

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    3x SW200 Package

    (~$942/848€)

    Get three watches with SW200 movements, total of nine straps (3 basic and 6 additional) Each set includes NAVIS wooden box. Pick this package to save 55%! Retail price $2097

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