A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 22, 2013.
Introducing Two New Colors
We are pleased to announce that we will be introducing new color options, these are the "Nando Rossi Edition" (CST-01NR) and the "Rose Gold Edition" (CST-01RG).
The Nando Rossi Edition has a black mask on a black PVD coated stainless steel band, and the CST-01RG has a black mask on a PVD coated rose gold colored stainless steel band (not gold plated).
About the PVD coating:
PVD stands for "physical vapor deposition". The watch bands are put in a vacuum and an electric charge is applied to band, this charge attracts a coating compound comprised of various elements to settle and coat the metal band. The coating won't wear off, in fact it can actually protect the metal from wear. PVD coatings are used throughout the wristwatch industry and are also used as a protective layer on machine tools, as well as high-end automotive engine components.
The coating still allows the reflective metal color and texture to be seen, so the final look retains the quality look of the metal with the desired color.
How do I change my reward to get one of these new colors?
As a sign of our gratitude for the amazing support you all have shown us, we are offering these colors at no additional price. To change your reward, go back to the home page of the project:
and choose "Manage Your Pledge" on the right. You can then choose one of the new tiers.
A survey will also go out after the campaign ends that will ask you to confirm the color you selected, although we do ask that you manage your pledge if possible so we can most accurately gauge the amount of coated bands we will need to produce.
What's Nando Rossi have to do with this?
After looking into PVD processes, Jerry was rendering a black-on-black version of the CST-01. That night one of our Facebook followers named Nando Rossi suggested that we do the same black-on-black version. Jerry had it rendering already so that night he posted it on Facebook and called it the "Nando Rossi Edition." Now, before our Facebook feed gets clogged with more color requests, ask yourself this: "Is my name as cool as Nando Rossi's?"
Why did you wait so long to add these colors after posting them to Facebook?
Kickstarter does not allow renderings anymore, and this is actually a fantastic policy. We wanted to have the actual bands coated, inspect them, and see how they look before offering them to our backers.
-The Central Standard Team