Zahnd & Kormann - Exceptional Swiss automatic watches
Zahnd & Kormann - Exceptional Swiss automatic watches
High quality Swiss Made automatic watches (ETA 7751) - Inspired by tradition, built to make a difference - Time is YOURS!
High quality Swiss Made automatic watches (ETA 7751) - Inspired by tradition, built to make a difference - Time is YOURS! Read more
About this project
For our debut watch collection "ZK No.1" we selected the legendary ETA Valjoux 7751 self winding calibre. The ETA Valjoux 7751 has propably one of the best value propositions available on the market and is used by the most prestigious brands as it ensures accuracy and reliability. This high quality movement combines 3 of the most popular functions (mechanical complications):
The first officially aknowledged chronograph was invented in the year 1816 by Lois Moinet. Today it is used as a stop watch measuring seconds, minutes and hours and is further the most popular complication on the watch market
The Moon Phase:
In average it takes 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes to complete a moon phase. With our watches you can allways see the current moon phase, guiding you through time and space
The Full Calendar:
Our watches do not only show the current date, no, they also indicate the current day and month. Combining Day, Date and Month is what called a full calendar (triple date).
The 25 jewels movement finds its place in a classically designed stainless steel or black PVD casmeasuring 41 mm diameter and a thickness of 13.6 mm, a size that perfectly suits for a contemporary dress watch. The movement featuring a customized oscillating weight with Côtes de Genève finishing which is visible through the case back.
By backing our project you will get real Swiss Made quality and luxury on your wrist for a close to unbeatable price - Take your chance - Time is YOURS!
Our funding goal - Swiss Francs 375'000.00 - A Scary number
In the beginning of this campaign we were asked what we do need 375'000.00 for ? First of all, yes that is a scary and huge amount of money and yes, it is very ambitous to get there.
But we would like to point out to another number: 305
This number is still high but not that scary anymore. We do need a minum of 305 watches sold in order to start the process of production. This is still ambitous but much less scary than 375'000.00
Please try to not focus on the large amount of money we would like to raise, try to focus on the 305. Thank you very much for all of your support.
And yes, Swiss Francs 1'229.00 is still a decent amount of money to ask for, but if you do compare the prices on the market for watches with an ETA Valjoux 7751 with our offer, you will quickly realize that the price other brands are asking for is easily double the price we are offering you here.
Or like our friends from "The Wrist Watch Review" said:
"...even at $2,200, you will be hard pressed to find another Valjoux 7751; and there is hardly one to be found at any price that matches the sporty design of the ZK No.1..."
We are both born and raised in Switzerland and always been fascinated by the Swiss watch making craftsmanship, an tradition which stands for accuracy, elegance, technical innovation and service.
For us it was clear from the very beginning that our watches shall bear the prestigious Swiss Made label.
Based in Bern, the capital of Switzerland,we do have an easy access to the expertise and the services offered by the world renowned companies in the traditional watchmaking industry.
Unfortunately "Swiss Made" nowadays not only stands for quality and service, no, it also stands for incredible high prices with margins from 300% up to 1000% just because of branding.
We do think it is time to make a change!Whereas many other watch brands add a three- to five-times markup to their products, Zahnd & Kormann promises to keep its markup at a maximum of just about two times (or even lower for the Early Bird offers), making these stunning watches more accessible to a wider range of consumers.
We do not multiply our costs with a factor of 3, 5 or even higher. Our production, shipping and handling costs + 16% for payment fees and administration + a 10% risk margin, is making the price which we have to pay CHF 1’229.00. Which is also exactly our Super Early Bird price. The estimated maximum retail price will be CHF 2’229.00 making our multiplication factor ~2 max.
But what does Swiss Made actually means?:
On 17 June 2016, the Federal Council approved a partial revision of the Ordinance on the Use of the Name “Swiss” for Watches (the “Swiss Made” Ordinance for Watches) of 1971. This revision, which entered into force on 1 January 2017, aims at strengthening the geographical indication “Swiss” for watches and watch movements in line with the new “Swissness” legislation.
At least 60 per cent of the costs of manufacturing a complete watch (as an end product) must be generated in Switzerland – unlike previously, whereby this rule applied only to the watch movement itself. The movement remains important, however, as at least half of its value must consist of components made in Switzerland, and at least 60 per cent of the costs to manufacture it must be generated in Switzerland. In addition, the technical development of a “Swiss Made” watch and a “Swiss Made” movement must also take place in Switzerland.
All our watches do fully apply to the new Swiss Made regulations. Our watches are made in:
Switzerland: Assembly, Movement and Quality CheckChina: Case, Straps, Buckle and HandsTaiwan: Dial
Movement: ETA Valjoux 7751
Complications: Full calendar (triple date), Moon Phase, Chronograph
Case material: 316L stainless steel (black: PVD)
Case width: 41 mm
Case thickness: 13.6 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meter)
Sapphire Crystal: Inside coated
Straps: 2 interchangeable straps (20 mm)
Warranty: 2 years
Free shipping worldwide: Free Shipping world wide is included (taxes and customs are not included)
Production goal: Minimum quantity 300 watches
Exclusive: First 300 watches per design will be numbered
Limited: Maximum production quantity 2'016 watches per design
About the ETA Valjoux 7751
ETA stands for Elegance, Technology and Accuracy. Founded in the year 1793 the Swiss watch manufacturer ETA SA is one of the worlds biggest supplier of mechanical and non mechanical watch movements.
We decided to go with the ETA Valjoux 7751 as it offers technical complexity, high accuracy and reliability.
The ETA 7751 comes with three complications (Moonphase, Chronograph and Full Calendar) and has one of the best value proposition on the marked and is used by the world most famous watch brands to guarantee quality.
So far we produced our first two prototypes "Blue Moon" and "Black Moon" but we are offering you more than that. Check out our latest designs "Lunar Eclipse" and "Solar Eclipse" completing our collection:
Our watches are delivered together with two 20 mm leather straps. Thanks to the easy release system you can change the style of your watch within seconds without any tools. From a classic to sports look within seconds. This system works with every 20 mm strap on the market using the easy release system. Our watches do fit to (almost) every occasion in life.
We estimate that the first watches will be ready for delivery in August 2017.
The shipping costs to anywhere in the world are included in the sales price (Taxes and customs are not included).
All our watches do come with a warranty of two years. Our supplier does have worldwide network of service points. So if your watch really should be damaged, you simply call or text us and we will provide you with the details of the point of service next to you. We also do recommend to get the watch checked every 2 - 3 years.
Zahnd & Kormann watch brand was founded by Roger Zahnd and Florian Kormann in order to create and offer you high quality automatic timepieces bearing the prestigious Swiss Made label, in a most transparent and modern way.
“Time is YOURS!”
Represents the fact that we only have one life and one chance to
fulfill our dreams and this is now. With backing our project you will receive a watch that will last a lifetime.
Thank you very much for your support!
Risks and challenges
No matter how detailed your planing is, there are always risks you can't foresee. Next to the fact that there is the risk of not getting funded, the risk of a delay in the process of production and delivery of the watches is the biggest risk we might face at the moment.
A minimum order quantity of at least 300 watches is letting us start the process of production, with your help we will reach this goal!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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