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A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel.
A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel.
7,658 backers pledged $1,026,292 to help bring this project to life.

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

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      Rich Jepson on February 19, 2013

      Is there any chance you can add some pictures of the 2 news colours on a wrist? Am really struggling to make a decision on the colour!

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      Scott Conlan-Jackson on February 16, 2013

      White on black would go great with my tux too. I would love to see that version, but what would it be called the Eclipse Edition, ?

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      VexThem on February 14, 2013

      I too would love to see a white on black option.

    4. Can't See Timing on February 14, 2013

      I know you have a target of Sept... I'm leaving the USA for Europe on Sept 6th for about 2 weeks. Amsterdam/London for 2 Roger Waters The Wall Stadium shows and extensive travel while there... I would love to be wearing my new watches, and could get you some incredible action shots in the Netherlands and London with your products.

      Just a thought... Hit me up:)

    5. Neil Grimm on February 14, 2013

      Oh man...the Nando. So please excuse this question if already addressed - I am an early bird special backer and I saw that we can choose the Nando if desired, well I tried to manage my pledge to the Nando and got an error screen saying I would have to up the pledge to choose that item. Did I miss something?

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      Paul Adams on February 14, 2013

      I'm looking up the deed poll forms - I want a name that cool. Black on black is the lad!

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      Ricky on February 14, 2013

      Wonder how a tuxedo edition would look. Black band with white display.

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      Patricia B on February 14, 2013

      You're killing me! I want them all!

    9. Anthony Chapman on February 14, 2013

      I agree with Cornelius Donley, I think that the white on black PVD would look quite beautiful.

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      Todd Johnson on February 14, 2013

      Nando, definitely. Looks like at long last I'll get my Sinclair "Black Watch" :)

    11. Markus Jaritz on February 14, 2013

      All white would be great. You think you could do that?

    12. Shellie Patterson on February 14, 2013

      And Rose Gold it is! :)

    13. Cornelius Donley on February 14, 2013

      That black on black looks very nice. Did you guys try a white on black? That would be the one I would choose.

    14. James Greene on February 14, 2013

      Black on black, now that's a true classic.

    15. Vincent Wong
      on February 14, 2013

      I've heard of vapour phase deposition but *physical* vapour deposition is new to me.

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      Andreas Henning on February 14, 2013

      Any chance to change the $229 pledge (1 black + 1 white) into the new colours (Rose Gold + Nando Rossi) ?

    17. Mark Wheadon on February 14, 2013

      Just changed my pledge to the Nando. Chuffed :-)

    18. Nando Rossi on February 14, 2013

      Color me impressed, you guys. See what I did there?

      No, seriously, looks amazing and I'm honored to see my name on that. What's next? Cocktails? Spaceships? Dogs?

    19. Jason on February 14, 2013

      Have you done any scratch testing on the PVD coating that you are using? I know PVD and it can be done correctly or cheaply.

    20. Can't See Timing on February 14, 2013

      If I ever get married... The "pre-nup" will state: Regardless of gender, our first born will bear the name Nando Rossi.

    21. Central Standard Timing Creator on February 14, 2013

      @ Ivan Yagolnikov and Kippy. You are correct, these fall into the classification of "your choice of color" at the $99 tier.

    22. Jason de Nys on February 14, 2013

      Have changed to Nando Rossi! Well done Nando!

    23. Shri Devagiri on February 14, 2013

      Nando Rossi FTW! Just updated my pledge.

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      colette stoof on February 14, 2013

      How do I order one of each colour - need to change my order from the original one. When I go to change my pledge it just lets me order one not two.

    25. T.j. Tarazevits on February 14, 2013

      The black on black is hot. Definitely getting that

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      Robert Buss on February 14, 2013

      I'm glad I didn't have all these options when I signed up. I might not have figured out which one to order before the time was up. :-)

    27. Casey Berger on February 14, 2013

      Love the update! Immediately made me wonder if we will be able to do a white laminated strip on a black band?!

      That would be my choice! White on black!

    28. Benedict Huang on February 14, 2013

      Same here, I'm an early backer looking at the rose gold one. Hope I don't need to up my pledge amount too.

    29. Ivan Yagolnikov on February 14, 2013

      Since Early Bird level isn't color specific, we will be able to choose one of the new colors, right?

    30. Charles Penner on February 14, 2013

      Any chance of an all white?? And will changing pledge change order??

    31. Kippy on February 14, 2013

      @CST Being part of the early bird special, am I able to get the all black version for $99 or do I have to up my pledge to get an all black one? Or can I just wait for the survey and at that point, receive an all black one? Thanks.

    32. BruceP - Chameleon Cub
      on February 14, 2013

      Oooh, that black one is sexy...