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S$ 29,755
pledged of S$ 20,000pledged of S$ 20,000 goal
71
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 23 2018 10:59 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

ASCENT Classic Special (with Swiss ETA 2824-2) Now Available In Backer's Rewards. (Limited to 10 Pieces at S$672 or ~US$480)

ASCENT Classic is our modern interpretation of super compressor (SC) style design automatic watch featuring dual crowns with an internal rotating bezel. The history of SC diver watches can be traced back from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The crown at 4 o’clock is used to wind the movement and set time. The crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the internal bezel operates by a little star gear for timing a dive. Unlike typical dive watches, the Ascent has a modern sleek look baring an iconic design with lots of history behind it. 

We are also introducing the ASCENT Skull Limited Edition 300. One of the most common symbolic use of the skull design is as a representation of death and mortality. The ASCENT Skull incorporates a menacing skull design with a layered dial exposing its rotating escape wheel, part of the mechanical movement through its mouth. The Ascent Skull serves as a constant reminder that time is precious, one should seize every second in their life and live life to the fullest. 

One of the most intriguing skull theme design watch launch on Kickstarter in 2018

Classic vs Unconventional. We are very excited about this new launch and looking forward to your support in this campaign.

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What others say about ASCENT:

Shane Snider (Owner of WATCHA): "Advisor's new ASCENT model bring bold design and value to the microbrand landscape. This is definitely a watch worth adding to your collection."

Mike Richmond (Founder of WRUK.co.uk): "If you are in the market for a unique-looking automatic watch with great specs and bargain price, you won't go far wrong with an Advisor ASCENT. "

Qile Wah (Founder of WahSoShiok.com): The Advisor ASCENT Skeleton Skull bring a new, modern twist to the vintage super compressor design - I don't think I've seen a skeletonised super compressor before! It's a striking timepiece available at an extremely affordable price."

Erik Martin (Founder of WatchAddictChannel.com): The Advisor ASCENT takes traditional super compressor style hints from the past combined with modern materials and design which mesh together perfectly."

Joseph VO (Owner of Visual Orgasm Tattoo Studio): "ASCENT is a timeless classic with a unique style which defines the simplicity of time. A watch which weighs heavier in style than price." 

Chris Thorn (Watch Reviewer at TheWatchLounge): "Advisor ASCENT is a great looking piece for the discerning watch collector. If you have one last watch to back for 2018, it has to be ASCENT." 

Tony Li (Owner of HK Diver Watches Group):  "Advisor Ascent 質素十分之高,造功打磨都處於高水平,設計亦顯出設計者的心思,本人對此系列評價十分之高,大家一定不可錯過."

The Specs (Classic):

The Specs (Skull Limited Edition):

 The ASCENT Collection are available in 8 different versions

The ASCENT Collection:

 The Details:

The ASCENT Classic sunburst dial is based on a design consisting of a central disk with radiating spires projecting in the manner of sunbeams. The Classic series have four variations of sunburst dial in black, white, blue and green.

The ASCENT Skull Limited Edition features skeleton layered open heart dial (Brushed black or rosegold) for wearer to peek into the moving escaping wheel exposing three red jewels of the automatic movement. An unusual combo here where typical open heart watch display its balance wheel of the automatic movement instead. 

The ASCENT custom-made case uses 316L Stainless steel. It is a grade of stainless steel that has extra-low carbon content and is extremely resistant to corrosion such as seawater or acidic liquids. Most major luxury watch companies applies 316L for the overall well-rounded advantages.

The ASCENT features industrial-look dual crowns with an internal rotating bezel. The crown at 4 was used to wind the movement and set the time/date. The crown at 2 was used to rotate the internal diver’s bezel. This unique look has been used to mimic the super compressor design, and really is iconic in its own right. The crown are signed with Advisor Logo.

The ASCENT comes with 200 meter depth rating. Good enough to bring it for any advantageous outing.  

The ASCENT embossed back case design features a diver facing off a monster octopus. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. Fear and anxiety can stop us in our paths to success and hold us back. The case back artwork symbolizes one to face his/her fear with strength and courage. It may be tough, we may feel uneasy, but to move forward, it is essential. Face your fear, overcome it! 

The ASCENT uses sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Sapphire is extremely strong and scratch resistant – making it the top choice for our timepiece.

The strap are made of quality genuine calf leather stamped with Advisor Logo on the inlay A strap that's built to endure and comes in vintage black & brown tone with stark white contrast stitching to completes it classic appearance. 

The applied indexes on dial, internal rotating bezel and hands are applied with BGW9 / C3 Luminous. 

The ASCENT series uses two different type of automatic movement. For the classic version, NH35a (by Seiko) has been used. The NH35a movement is hand-windable and features a hacking function. A hacking function means the second hand stops when the crown is pulled out.  

For the Skull LE version, 82S0 (by Miyota) is used. The 82S0 is from the 8215/821A family but offers a skeletonized dial design which fits well into the skull design. 

Both the Japanese movement are known to be a reliable and fairly accurate automatic movement which is why it has become one of the most popular automatic movements for many micro watch brands.

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Risks and challenges

We have the experience through launching our AstroHelm collection last year. Our manufacturers stand ready to start production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal when the campaign ends. We will continue to keep backers updated during and after the campaign until the delivery of every watch to the backers.

Reach us on:
https://www.advisorwatches.com/
https://www.facebook.com/advisorwatches
Email: advisorwatches@gmail.com

Funds raised will be entirely used for manufacturing and if the project fails to reach the basic target, every cent will be refunded back to the backers by Kickstarter.

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