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€5,948
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 1 2018 10:18 AM UTC +00:00

About

Raúl Tibidabo...

...timeless chic meets the mediterranean Style. Determined by vivid colors and a Mediterranean flair, our appreciation of tradition, originality and consistency is reflected in all of our unique watches. Style consciousness, individuality and distinct quality standards make up the essence of our enterprise. This allows us to create extraordinary and timeless products by selecting carefully coordinated designs.

-Mediterranean, Classical, Qualitative !

That is Raúl Tibidabo.

Raúl Tibidabo worked as a photographer close to Barcelona, Spain, in the middle of the 20th century. He was fascinated by Gaudi's architecture and the lifestyle of Barcelona. During his years in Barcelona, ​​he collected countless impressions of the city and the people of Barcelona and captured them figuratively. His photobook then inspired his grandson a lot of years later on his watch line

...the brand Raúl Tibidabo was born.

It is characterized by the art of Gaudi. This is reflected in the curved but clear and timeless forms. In addition, there is the Mediterranean style he was allowed to experience in all these years. These qualities and emotions are captured in timeless elegance, paired with fine watchmaking. The idea to create something that includes the beautiful shape of the curved buildings from Antoni Gaudi was ambitious at first, but we wanted to build the reputation to create quality products, for a fraction of our competitors' prices. Now we are able to fund our very first Project. This is absolutely the best watch, for the best price- bar.

...that is Raúl Tibidabo!

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The Barcelona-Unisex

We’re using the best materials and components we can find to build an excessively quality watch. Italian Natural Leather, Swiss Ronda, and 316L Stainless Steel, Curved Dial and Sapphire Glass to name a few.

Our network of manufacturing partners is reliable, from the hand-made cases to the box packaging that the watch arrives in.

By offering the Watches directly via Kickstarter we are able to cut out the retail channel, middlemen markups, brand exclusivity/scarcity, and offer a high-quality watch for a quarter of the price.

A closer look at other options

We wanted an excessively high quality, handmade watch useful & durable enough for everyday wear.

The Barcelona-Series Unisex is beautifully crafted for timelessness with a less is more approach to ensure durability and longevity.

A classic minimal look without unnecessary features or fancy dials.Our minimal design ensures a durable construction for years to come.The Barcelona-Unisex is sized for women as well! 

Case

Offered in 3 different case Colors.

GOLD - A timeless ivory white dial on a polished gold case with natural italian leather strap.

DARK BLACK - A sporty but elegant black look with a sandblasted case. 

STEEL SILVER - A classic polished silver finish also with a natural italian leather strap for a subtle everyday wear.

We chose a case with a smooth and oval design for optimal fit and comfort in everyday wear. Sometimes watches can protrude and dig into the metacarpal bones, causing discomfort in daily activities. Not the our Barcelona-Series Watch. The shape is highly inspired by the curved buildings of Antoni Gaudi.

We wanted to keep the case minimal, at only 7mm thick and 42mm in diameter. To increase durability while maintaining a lightweight construction, we decided on a 316L steel case. This allows for a strong case that is also a perfect weight to the touch. It is the industry standard when it comes to luxury watches.

It will hold up in daily use for a very long time, guaranteed.

We worked together with our designers and engineers tirelessly to perfect this watch. In designing, we wanted to keep the watch functional and easy to read. An curved dial with numbers and date function. A big plus. Stylish and minimalism numbers and a nice date slot. 

When it comes to the watch that we designed for everyday wear, functionality was the key. This is the epitome of enduring craftsmanship.

Logo

Also our Logo is a big highlight and embossed on the curved dial.

The Glass

While we don’t like to make light of potential risks for a watch in the field, our designers did just that. To top off a dependable construction, we will use the best glass we have to offer. The highly demanded sapphire glass comes standard with all Barcelona-Series Watches.

Sapphire crystals are made from minerals grown in furnaces. When the resulting material is removed from this, it’s not in the large sheets that glass emerges in, but rather in big blocks called “boules.”

With our curved style we pick up the inspirations of all the nice and mediterranean buildings and shapes, Antoni Gaudi gave to us. A smooth and beautifull curved glass design is the perfect result of this inspiration. The Watch is a product of minimal design and understated precision detailing.

The Strap

The strap has a Fast-Change Buttom. So you can change the straps in a few seconds and match them with your daily outfit. No tools - No stress! 

Our vegetable-tanned leather is finished the old-fashioned way- with very little artificial treatment. This natural Italian leather is only minimally treated with a blend of organic oils and waxes to give it the perfect touch, and a spark of life. The raw leather will build character to develop a beautiful tone over the years with your wear.

Our dyed leather will also break in to become soft and supple over time for comfortable daily wear. Additional strap options like tan leather will be available for add-on following the campaign.

Available in brown and black Italian Leather.

Movement from Ronda

Time is our constant companion, but even the most extravagant watch needs a reliable movement to keep it in regular motion. And Switzerland has earned itself an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of the finest watch movements.

Ronda has been committed to time for decades now. And the company today is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of precision electronic watch movements of innovative design.

As a family-owned company that is now in second-generation hands, Ronda attaches great value to maintaining its full independence. Their movements are debatably the most accurate in the world and built to last for many years.

As an added convenience, this line is subtly added to the hands to allow easy visibility at all times.

With this line precisely painted onto the hands, your watch can be read easily when transitioning from bright to low light conditions. 

Swiss Ronda Movement 

We take a super-slim double-movement, witch you cant find very often in that kind of watches. Because ist very expensive and difficult to build in every kind of case.

Double Movement; we have a super nice Date-Function Slot. So you can see the correct date all the time.On the Bottom of the beautiful dial we also have a round seconds-circle.

364 Standard battery life: 10 Years Battery voltage: 1.5 V Current consumption – typical: 0.23 μA Current consumption – maximum: 0.3 μA Useful torque minute – typical: 29 μNm Operating temperature: 0 - 50 °C Instantaneous rate: -10/ +20 sec/month Resistance to magnetic fields: 18.8 Oe Resistance against shock: NIHS 91-10

Add-On

For the past 2 years we have chose to work with an established watch manufacturing group known for rigorous quality control. We have a great relationship with our manufacturing partners. We've thoroughly toured their facility multiple times and they are completely aligned with our goals. We visited their facility in the Summer of 2016 in detailed tours, and again in the Summer 2017.

With multiple stages in the manufacture and quality check process, we are confident in their ability to deliver a quality product. We were impressed with their sophisticated manufacture process including different rooms for assembly, air pressure checkpoints, water pressure stations, 48-hour timekeeping accuracy test, and (of course) a drop test. All of their facilities meet all necessary regulation and code for operation.

Though they host the manufacturing of many large retail brands, the general managers made sure all of our requirements were met and accommodated. Their experienced staff and attention to detail was what made our decision to choose them so easy. We, at Raul Tibidabo, are extremely confident they will meet our needs.

We will offer the Barcelona-Series watch at wholesale pricing with radical transparency. Not only should the watch be priced so that nobody breaks their bank, but what goes into the watch should be disclosed. You’ll know when we can make changes, add-ons, or stretch goals. But honestly, we really don’t know where we can improve this modern masterpiece.

Specifications

Case Diameter: 42 mm 

Case Thickness: 7 mm 

Band Material: Italian Leather Band 

Band Max/Min Length: 21cm/15.5cm Band Width: 20 mm 

Lug Width: 2.3mm 

Total Weight: 49g 

Case Material: 316L Steel 

Back Plating: Stainless Steel Dial 

Window Material: Sapphire Crystal Glass 

Display: second and date-slot  

Movement: Swiss Ronda Superslim Water Resistant: 3 ATM / 50 Meters

The Team

Raul Tibidabo consists of a diverse team of creative product designers with cross-functional skills within the fields of design, development, and manufacturing. Our team encompasses over 20 years of combined experience in bringing innovative products to life.

Yannick will be spearheading the design and development of the RT- collection, while Chrissi supervise logistics, communications, and backer relations. With the support of the rest of our experienced team including industrial and graphic designers, we are ready to build you a product that you can proudly support.

Post-Funding

This is where Kickstarter comes in. We need your continued support to launch this specific line of watches. We are raising funding specifically for further R&D, manufacturing, packaging, and logistics for the Raul Tibidabo Timepiece collection.

Your support for the production of these affordable, quality watches will also make them available to all in the future. And of course, you will be the first to own a Raul Tibidabo-Watch. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project.

First time to Kickstarter? 

It's super easy! 

1. Decide how many RAÚL TIBIDABO Watches you would like then click the green button that says, "GET THIS PERK."

2. Fill out your shipping information and continue with your payment.

3. Receive and fill out the survey for color choices via email

4. We receive your color choices and prepare your watch. 

5. You receive your order and eternal convenience is in your hands :)

Risks and challenges

We are beginners on Kickstarter, but we and our manufacturing partners have years of experience in the industry! We are aware our project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan.

Firstly, our production is quite advanced and you can be very confident about our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. We spent over 2 years designing, developing, and receiving finalized samples.

Secondly, we have very skillful and professional suppliers and do not anticipate delays to our timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.

Thanks for all the support! We are excited to take this next step with you, the Kickstarter community!

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    HELP US TO START RAÚL TIBIDABO. Pledge €1 and receive exclusive updates about stretch goals and other exciting news as our Kickstarter progresses. Every €uro counts! Thank you for your support.

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    1x The Barcelona-Series Unisex

    Receive one of the very first BARCELONA-LINE models ever produced at over €50 under retail price. Free Shipping in Europe. Please add €10 for International shipping.

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    2x The Barcelona-Series Unisex

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    The RAÚL TIBIDABO Collection

    Receive three pieces of RAÚL TIBIDABO Watches, maybe in three different colours with a huge discount. Always have a stylish watch to go with any outfit. Free shipping in Europe. Please add €20 for International shipping.

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