€9,036
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18
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 19 2018 8:53 PM UTC +00:00.

€9,036
pledged of €15,600pledged of €15,600 goal
18
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 19 2018 8:53 PM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

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Design Prototype

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About

After 7 years in the watchmaking market selling our watches around the world, we’ve developed a new design, the definitive dive watch that combines the experience we’ve gained over the years with what our clients have told us about their ideal watch: aesthetics and benefits of a diving watch, versatile design (a sporty watch that’s suitable for any occasion), smaller size, Swiss movement, and sapphire crystal, all at an accessible price.  

With this in mind, the Black Pearl 300 meters was born. It is the third UNITY model we’re releasing on the market, in a limited series of only 100 pieces all of them numbered, and we offer 90 pieces in four levels of rewards. For such a special occasion, we decided to use Kickstarter as a launching platform, with our 100% online business model and the presence of our brand in the world’s main watchmaking forums and on social media networks, this is a natural step for us.  

For those who know us, UNITY (unitywatches.com) is a watchmaking company based and founded in 2010 in Barcelona by Eduardo Peres. Our business model is 100% online without intermediaries, and currently we have customers all over the world.  

Our city Barcelona
Our city Barcelona

Our signature "Barcelona Made": In a world as globalized as the one we live in, here at UNITY we have gone back to our beginnings. We belive having a defined designation of origin creates value and generates trust in our clients. At UNITY we´re making increasing efforts in our reach for local suppliers . We´ve not going to look far and wide for things we can find locally. The result of this approach is that we design, manufacture and assemble all our watches in Barcelona where we are a leading brand.  

Eduardo Peres - founder UNITY
Eduardo Peres - founder UNITY

The Black Pearl has been designed and developed in Barcelona by the team of UNITY designers. Barcelona is one of the most important design hubs in the world and Black Pearl meet the esence of our city - modernity & innovation - and the inspiratio of the Mediterranan. The Black Pearl design has focused on three aspects: contemporary design, functionality and precision.  

For the development of Black Pearl, we were inspired by traditional diver aesthetics updated for the modern day: We opted for a “cushion” case and massive metal bezel, both made of 316L stainless steel, and a crown screwed into the case at 4 o’clock, with slight protection offered by the case itself. The watch case has a matte finish with a polished top edge.  

The bezel, instead of the usual jagged edge, has four polished notches that give the watch a more elegant and versatile appearance. The 120-point bezel turns in one direction, and its hour markers and pearl placed at 12 o’clock are applied with C1 white lume.  

The screw back case, also made of 316L stainless steel, has a matte finish and is engraved with a diving suit helmet and two sharks. The water resistance of the watch is 300 meters.  

Black Pearl is delivered with TWO exclusive straps for all rewards:  

Exclusive black canvas with red leather base hand made by JacobStraps. It is an exclusive strap for the Black Pearl each one made to the wrist size of the backers (M, L or XL). The strap is waterproof.

The strap comes with a Pre-V buckle with black pvd coating and the text "black pearl" engraved.  

Solid stainless steel band with matte finish & clasp buckle with exclusive engraving.  

For the dial, we opted for a deep black color with lacquered finish and internal bezel with minute markers and easy-to-read raised metal hour indicators finished with C1 white lume. The details of the metal logo and date marker stand out, as well as the red color of the “black pearl” text.   

Normally the hands are the "ever-forgotten" component in many watches, falling back on standard hands that take away from its personality. For the Black Pearl we developed and exclusive hands that highlight its sportiness and give it a big personality. We opted for an arrow-type hour hand and a plongeur-type minute hand with red frame.The seconds hand also an arrow with the tip in red colour. They´re made of metal with a rhodium finish and C1 lume center as the indexs.

Brigthness of C1 luminova  

Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 standard grade is the movement chosen to bring the Black Pearl to life. It is one of the most well-known and recognized movements in the watch industry.  

Packaging ETA 2824-2
Packaging ETA 2824-2

 The main technical data are:  

  • Manufacturer: ETA
  • Ligne 11 1/2 - 25.6mm diameter
  • Frecuency 28.800 Hz
  • Power reserve ~38 hours
  • Jewels 25
  • Amplitude min 200-220w - Amplitude max 315-325w

Flat sapphire of 2 mm of thickness with bluish anti-reflective finished with hardness and great resistance.  

crystal and detail bezel facets
crystal and detail bezel facets

The "black pearl" is a piece of contained size with a length between lugs suitable for all types of wrist and all kinds of occasions, casual and sports.  

Black Pearl on wrist 17.5cm
Black Pearl on wrist 17.5cm
sports use / diver
sports use / diver
main sizes
main sizes

We offer 90 pieces in four levels of rewards and two stretch goals: 

The rubber strap is only included if the first stretch goal is achieved
The rubber strap is only included if the first stretch goal is achieved

First reward:    

Get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters by 520€. Save 370€ (42%) on the future retail price.  

The reward we’re offering is limited to 30 pieces:

  • You get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters. 
  • Numbering on backcase. 
  • Solid metal band made from stainless steel. 
  • Black canvas with red letaher base handmade by JacobStraps with Pre-V screw buckle engraving with “black pearl” text. 
  • The watch will come with a leather travel case.  
  • Strap-changing tool. 
  • Delivery February 2019 second half.
  • Shipping included

Second reward: 

Get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters by 535€. Save 355€ (40%) on the future retail price. 

The reward we’re offering is limited to 20 pieces:

  • Get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters by 535€. 
  • Numbering on backcase. 
  • Solid metal band made from stainless steel. 
  • Black canvas with red letaher base handmade by JacobStraps with Pre-V screw buckle engraving with “black pearl” text. The watch will come with a leather travel case. 
  • Strap-changing tool. 
  • Delivery February 2019 second half. 
  • Shipping included

Third reward: 

Get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters by 550€. Save 340€ (38%) on the future retail price. 

The reward we’re offering is limited to 20 pieces:

  • Get ONE Black Pearl 300 meters by 550€. 
  • Numbering on backcase. 
  • Solid metal band made from stainless steel. 
  • Black canvas with red letaher base handmade by JacobStraps with Pre-V screw buckle engraving with “black pearl” text. 
  • The watch will come with a leather travel case.  
  • Strap-changing tool. 
  • Delivery February 2019 second half. 
  • Shipping included

Fourth reward

Get TWO Black Pearl 300 meters by 1.000€. Save 780€ (44%) on the future retail price. 

The reward we’re offering is limited to 20 pieces (10 rewards):

  • Get TWO (x2) Black Pearl 300 meters by 550€. 
  • Numbering on backcase.  
  • 2x Solid metal band made from stainless steel. 
  • 2x Black canvas with red letaher base handmade by JacobStraps with Pre-V screw buckle engraving with “black pearl” text. 
  • 2x The watch will come with a leather travel case. 
  • 2x Strap-changing tool. 
  • Delivery February 2019 second half. 
  • Shipping included

The price of the watch that KS will charge is indicated in each reward and we do not charge anything else. The backer will assume the extra charges for customs that each country has established.

For the backers of this project we offer two stretch goals  

First stretch goal: we add for all rewards one extra black rubber strap (delivered without buckle) when we get 26.500€ of founds.

Second stretch goal: we ugrade the movement from standard grade to elabore for all rewards when we get 37.500€ of founds.  

The difference between ETA 2824-2 standard is:

ADJUSTED

  • Standard – adjusted in two positions; accuracy of +/-12 sec/day up to +/- 30 sec/day  
  • Elabore – adjusted in three positions; accuracy of +/-7 sec/day up to +/- 20 sec/day  

DECORATION

  • Standard: NO
  • Elabore: YES
decoration ETA 2824-2 elabore
decoration ETA 2824-2 elabore

Website: http://unitywatches.com/en    

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitywatches  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/unitywatches

Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to read through this project. We hope it’s inspired you as much as it’s inspired us. We hope we can count on you!! 

Risks and challenges

After 7 years on the market and the experience we’ve gained from designing, manufacturing, and selling our own watches around the world, we want to assure you that this project has no risk for our clients. You can trust in UNITY and the success of this project as hundreds of clients already have.

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