A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
NEW CULTURE WATCH
BEZEL Vertical satin-finished stainless steel with 6 screws DIAL Mat black dial
Glossy designer sign "Dominik"
CASE Polished stainless steel case Case width 40 mm Case thickness 6 mm Water resistance 20 m Engraved world map
STRAP Genuine leather strap
CLASP Butterfly clasp stainless steel polished with push button and designer sign "Dominik" engraving
UPDATE: STAINLESS STEEL STRAP
Now you can order the watch with a stainless steel strap.
NEW CULTURE POSTER A1 300g mat
I am Dominik also known as Dominik theWHO.
I am a designer, a tattoo artist and like to create beautiful things. From a style, I love it discreetly and minimalist. For many years I have worked in the jewellery business and designed collections among other things. For several years I have been working with Ember watches. Here we create unique watches in the luxury segment
I am also a very social person and I am involved in projects. But for me, it has always been difficult to reach people outside the social microcosm. And I thought for a long time how to build a bridge to reach more people and sought a common denominator.
What would I want to create? I do not just want to create a watch and a nice accessory for you. I want to create a community together with you and thus change the world. That we all talk about topics that may be uncomfortable, or that you'd rather not want to deal with. And then change something. Even if it's just something small in your own microcosm, or you talk to other people and then show them a different perspective.
The watch should then be a symbol for this movement. A hanger to start a conversation when you are approached by the unique numbers on the watch. And then the message of the watch can be passed on.
Since I have worked in the jewellery and luxury watch industry in my past, it was not only important for me to develop a beautiful and classic design, but the watch had to stand out from the quality of a luxury watch.
How did the idea for this project come about? I have long felt the need to find a way to communicate problems and grievances that exist in our world to every person. The real idea came to me when I was working on a project for an Arabic and Hebrew watch.
I thought how cool a watch which has a number from another ethnic group would be. A representative of all the people on our planet. And the watch was perfect, as time is equally perceived everywhere and we should treat each other equally.
What is my budget? I need 40.000 € to be able to order the minimum quantity. Despite the high quality, I was able to keep the price of the watches so low, because I took over the prototype development completely alone. Photo shooting and Video shooting with friends and then Processed and edited everything. I had to Advance just a little bit for marketing.
Why am I interested in this topic? My daughter is now 2 years old and I have been working on my project for about as long. It eats me up, that the greed of a few destroys our Earth. And I continued to do everything to see my daughter growing up in a better world. After this project, I would like to make the topic accessible to children. Accompanying my daughter starting in the daycare to sensitize the kids. In elementary and high school to make them more open to these topics and possibly work for something.
First, a picture book is to be created and then learning material for the schools on different topics.
I would be very happy to receive your support to pave the way for further projects and to make the world a bit more just.
NEW CULTURE TATTOOS Some people are so amazing. They want a tattoo from me with the New Culture numbers. I never believe that somebody will have my idea on the skin. Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
I already have the final prototype in my hands. After completion of the Kickstarter campaign, production can be started directly. The manufactory, with whom I work together, requires delivery to me expected in 75 days. You can give me a concrete time when you receive the order because the order quantity and the current order situation of the manufactory influence the delivery time. Where 75 days are already very generous. As soon as all watches, packaging etc. have arrived at my place, I will pack them with my family and send them directly to you