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Time may not exist but we designed the smoothest tool to measure it!
Time may not exist but we designed the smoothest tool to measure it!
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N-CORE 001 watch by SLD

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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N-CORE 001 is an everyday watch that is exclusively designed for NATO straps, giving it a mild field feel but it can quickly turn more classy when you switch to a leather one. After imagining the original concept for the watch years back, we have found the time to develop and complete our dream watch this past year. 

Designed by French product designer Sylvain Lacroix, The N-CORE 001 is simple in appearance yet complex in its construction. The design features a three-dimensional dial and curved hands, a constant reminder that time is dimension itself. Nobody really needs a watch nowadays, so we set out to create a very wearable piece of design that is not minimal but is thought of as a proper product that looks great from every angle. We like the idea of looking at the watch more than at time itself.

It was designed in Europe and developed in Hong Kong and Shenzen (China) where we found one of the best factory (also French owned) that has delivered some amazing quality products over the last 20 years.

It has been tested thoroughly on every aspects, from water proofing to vibrations, as well as the very durable straps.

The automatic version has a distinctive marking in the front
The automatic version has a distinctive marking in the front

  Chrome automatic with leather Nato strap.

Chrome automatic with leather Nato strap.
Chrome automatic with leather Nato strap.
Smooth bronze finish (super durable PVD coated).
Smooth bronze finish (super durable PVD coated).
Gun metal and orange nylon strap.
Gun metal and orange nylon strap.
Lum backlight optional for the grey dial only
Lum backlight optional for the grey dial only
Crazy resistant Nato straps.. Tested for months!
Crazy resistant Nato straps.. Tested for months!
Originally designed as a man's watch, it can easily worn by ladies as the glass is recessed it doesn't look like a 45mm diameter watch.
Originally designed as a man's watch, it can easily worn by ladies as the glass is recessed it doesn't look like a 45mm diameter watch.
Chrome automatic version.
Chrome automatic version.
Gun Metal finish.
Gun Metal finish.

 Gun Metal finish

Gun metal and bronze quartz version.
Gun metal and bronze quartz version.
Gun metal automatic.
Gun metal automatic.
Gun metal quartz version.
Gun metal quartz version.

Risks and challenges

The risk of such a project could be the design itself, as we didn't compromise on anything and went for a very bold product.
Like most of crowd funded projects we will try our best to deliver worldwide within the timeline we committed to. But thanks to our great factory system we are quite confident we will and even try to deliver earlier! Backers will be updated regularly.

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    EARLY BIRDS AUTOMATIC US$349
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Funding period

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