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ALMIRANTE Navegante 120 Brazas
A new kind of marine chronometer: self-winding, stainless steel, sapphire, inner bezel, hermetic, numbered edition and premium kit.
In 2010, the Compañía Relojera Especializada Para Actividades Subacuáticas (Specialized Watch Company for Underwater Activities) was born with a mission: rescue vintage diving watches from oblivion to reinterpret and adapt them to current technology.
The first brand was CREPAS WATCHES. CREPAS has made memorable watches, has collaborated with forum and groups, has been a pioneer in designing a watch according to their followers’ opinions in social media and, nowadays, is making a watch of the biggest watches group in Facebook: Diver's Watches.
A year later, in 2011, TACTICO WATCHES was born, whose aim was creating military-inspired watches, especially pilot ones, although over the years we have made other types of watches.
In summer 2015, we were pioneer in launching a successful project in Kickstarter: the Tactico GEOMASTER. Today, three years later, we are launching a new brand and its first model.
ALMIRANTE WATCHES presents the model Navegante 120 Brazas
PROJECT IN KICKSTARTER
We present this project in the simplest way possible. You won’t need a day to get to read the project. Our intention is you only need 8 minutes to understand everything.
The model Navegante will have retail price of 349 euros for non-EU citizens; for UE and Spanish backers, it is mandatory to add to this price 21 % VAT, for a total of 422 euros.
Because of their trust in our new brand, backers from Kickstarter will benefit from great discounts on the official marked price. The first sponsors will benefit from a very special price, whose aim is to make this project successful, so the first 50 units will have a price of 199 euros for non-EU citizens (plus 21 % VAT for the EU citizens) Take it easy, if you're late you’ll still have a good price.
Once the promotion period is over, the watch would be ready for delivery in about two/three months, although we will duly inform of every step we take in the project, so we keep you updated on every detail. We want you to take part of the production of this model.
Don't miss the opportunity of owning the first model of ALMIRANTE WATCHES.
The first precision timepieces were created to control the position of the boats in the high seas. These timepieces, called sea chronometer, were imperative in every ship.
Our version is based on a French chronometer of the Navy Service Hydrographique.
In a classic case designed by us, we have located a self-winding caliber with only time function and we have added an inner bezel to control 60-minutes intervals. This device is controlled by a second crown located at 2 o’clock.
We have made it as always: with passion and care.
High quality stainless steel 316L, sapphire crystal, Viton and Tefzel sealing gaskets, Japanese self-winding caliber, bluish hands, sandblasting dial and ultra water-resistant.
The “braza” is an old Spanish unit for measuring the depth equal to about 6 feet.
The model in detail:
• Bezel diameter: 42,50mm
• Thickness: 12,80mm
• Length: 53mm
• Crystal thickness: 2,50mm
• Crystal diameter: 35,50mm
• Space between the lugs: 22mm
• Crown diameter: 6mm
• Case, bezel, crowns and case back cover: stainless Steel 316L
• Crystal: Domed sapphire
• Gaskets: Viton and Tefzel
• Calf leather strap
• BGW9 Superluminova at marks and hands
• Japan automatic movement manufactured by TMI (Seiko) model NH38
• Water Resistant: 20 atmos/200 meters/120 BRAZAS. Crowns and case back cover are screwed down
• Antiscratch crystal
• Solid screwed bars
• 60-minute counter by bidirectional bezel turned by crown
• Blued hands
• Textured metallic inner bezel and dial
• Navegante watch with leather strap
• Travel leather case
• Warranty card
• Cleaning cloth
Special Early bird !!!! 199 euros
Book your watch with a special price. This offer is limited to the first 50 backers. Net price for non-EU residents.
199 euros + 21 % VAT for EU citizens.
Second Early bird !!! 229 euros
50 unitswill have a price of 229 euros for non-EU citizens or 229 euros + 21 % VAT for EU citizens.
Third Early bird !! 249 euros
50 units will have a price of 249 euros for non-EU citizens or 249 euros + 21 % VAT for EU citizens.
Fourth Early bird ! 275 euros
50 units will have a price of 275 euros for non-EU citizens or 275 euros + 21 % VAT for EU citizens.
Fifth Early bird ! 299 euros
Stragglers will still have an exceptional price, as backers from 200 units onwards will have a price of 299 euros for non-EU citizens or 299 euros + 21 % VAT for EU citizens.
FIRST STRETCH GOAL
If we get to 100 backers during the first week, in appreciation for your trust, we will add a NATO custom strap, matching the colors of this model, grey and blue.
SECOND STRETCH GOAL
If we get to 200 backers, we will send a logo-branded keyring (a tiller) as a present.
THIRD STRETCH GOAL
And finally, if we get to 250 backers, we will send a canvas roll to keep watches.
We will use DHL Express to send the production to each backer.
Delivery time for EU are 24-48 hours, rest of the world 48-72 hours.
All packages are shipped from Spain. The backers will receive an email from DHL with tracking code.
VAT for EU residents is added to shipping costs.
Residents outside the EU are responsible of taxes and customs charges.
If you do not find your country in the drop-down, please contact us.
Join us and help us navigate in this new adventure!
Risks and challenges
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Compañía Relojera Especializada Para Actividades Subacuáticas has developed as a successful two watch brands over the past years.
We realise creating and delivering a product is a complicated process and sometimes with unexpected delays, however this is why we have taken the utmost care and diligent preparation. We have the experience gained from over eight years in business with customers worldwide.
We have a well-established relationship with reliable manufacturing partners, tried and tested prototypes and are confident in the quality.
We are going to keep our backers/buyers informed during the production process and this will be done with regular updates and sharing pictures as often as possible.
If along the way we find that there is a setback in production, or there is a delay somewhere during process in the timeline, we will be transparent and keep all of our backers informed.