A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
We are all different, we are all unique. Our bodies come in all different sizes and shapes. Yet we live in a world that is full of things that are mass produced, generic and one size fits all. Why are our options so limited?
We believe watches should embrace the uniqueness of the person wearing it. Synchronos was founded around this idea. We have created next generation technology that allows people to have watches that are custom fit. Our first watch is a showcase of that technology and it capabilities.
Meet Alpha, the world’s first 3D printed, custom fit wristwatch. We rethought what a watch could be leveraging 3D printing technology. Alpha is the result of that fresh approach to timepiece design.
Every Alpha is anatomically matched to you, to perfectly fit only you. Using the latest in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology we have created a platform that allows us to quickly match the geometry of the watch to your unique anatomy.
Alpha delivers the following high tech features:
3D Printed Custom Fit Wrist Band, created using advanced metal printing technology
Premium Mechanical Swiss Movement (SELLITA-SW210-1)
Proprietary 3D Printed Clasp Mechanism (Patent Pending)
Scratch/ Shatter Resistant Crystal
Water Resistant to 10 meters
How It Works
Step 1 | SCAN
We send you a scanning kit. It includes a 3D scanner and all the other necessary materials to scan your arm. Don't worry, we also have online video tutorials or you can video chat with us to walk you through the scanning process.
Step 2 | MATCH
Next, we input your scan data into our Synchronos software. This software uses your anatomy to adjust the watch design to match your wrist exactly. Our engineers then review the watch to make sure it is perfect.
Step 3 | PRINT
After this we print the watch using the latest 3D metal printing technology. We then assemble, test and deliver the watch to you.
Made in California (with a Swiss Heart)
Alpha is designed and built in California. We use the most advanced 3D printing machines and suppliers in the industry to make this watch reality. These suppliers are locally based in California and supply some of the most cutting edge aerospace, jewelry and automotive companies on the planet.
For Alpha's heart (or watch movement) we use the best watch component suppliers in the world. For centuries Switzerland has been the epicenter of fine mechanical watch movements, so this is where we went for Alpha. The movement in Alpha is a premium Swiss mechanism that is certified by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) the official Swiss watch movement testing organization.
Materials and Finishes
Alpha comes in a variety of premium colors, finishes and materials. You choose the one that best reflects your own personality.
Be the first to take delivery! Very Limited Production. Stunning custom fit Titanium watch (TiAl6V4). Plus visit our team in Los Angeles (travel is on you) where you will meet the team, see our facility, and have a personal fitting done by our engineers.
We have completed initial engineering on the watch, but now must take it to production. This means we need to finalize engineering and design details for mass custom production. The watch will also continue to undergo rigorous testing to ensure we deliver a high quality and extremely robust product to all our backers.
Synchronos has a world-class team of engineers, designers and marketers that have decades of experience bringing products to market. We come from diverse backgrounds at companies such as Motivo Engineering, Divergent 3D, Audi, and Ford. Our team is uniquely capable of taking Alpha to production with your backing.
You + 1 guest get an exclusive invite to our launch party in March 2018 in Los Angeles (travel is on you). We will being celebrating the first customer deliveries of the watch. Meet the team and other passionate customers!
Be the first to take delivery! Very Limited Production (10 units). Stunning custom fit Titanium watch (TiAl6V4). Plus visit our team in Los Angeles (travel is on you) where you will meet the team, see our facility, and have a personal fitting done by our engineers.
15 custom watches + 1 demo watch + 1 scanner kit for retail stores. This is a great way to introduce your customers to Synchronos in your own store. Choose any combination of watches (limited to 2 Aluminum watches per package, Titanium Launch Edition is not available for this package).