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K. ViolletBy K. Viollet
First created
K. ViolletBy K. Viollet
First created
£3,146
pledged of £20,000pledged of £20,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 15 2016 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Have you ever seen a watch with two different coloured straps? Well you have now. It's time to say YES to two-tone straps! 

PLEASE support us and back us by pledging- you'll allow us to build our brand and we'll be eternally grateful!

We’ve always been made to believe that watches should have the same coloured straps. We want to make you believe that that should no longer be the case!

Welcome to K. Viollet, the first brand ever to only specialise in combining two different coloured straps to a beautifully crafted watch face. Over the past year, we have carefully designed our first collection of Swiss movement watches by using the highest quality components and contrasting thousands of different colour shades to finally give you the most harmoniously built, colourful and elegant range of watches that we hope you will ever have!

Our concept is original, different and unique- just like you! So take a look and if you like our idea, join us on our journey and be part of our colourful watch world. At the very least, we promise that we will make your life twice as colourful!

 

Once upon a time, I, (Kingsleigh), was changing the straps of one of my watches and was hesitating between black and brown leather and, when doing so, I realised that the two colours together really looked incredible and beautifully harmonious. Then, I spent several weeks researching all the brands in the watch industry from top to bottom and found that, since nobody was specialising in this concept, there could be a niche in the market for it! I explored.

My journey took me to my good friend Lee who, immediately after checking out my sketch, came aboard, put his computer wizardry skills to magic and, after months and countless sleepless nights, we brought this initial idea to life. Using my experience with watches and Lee’s talent with graphic design, we contrasted different shades and combined many colours together in order to, finally, finalise our first collection!

 

 

 It’s time to say YES to two-tone straps!

 

Wherever you go with your K. Viollet watch, you will be stopped and asked “where did you buy your watch from”? However, our watches do not just stand out! They are exceptionally well manufactured and, including a Swiss movement, 316L stainless steel, sapphire crystal and either calf leather or stainless steel straps, they are built to be high quality, reliable and durable.

As our concept is born out of a passion and love for watches, we have not rushed the process at all and, instead, spent a lot of time finding, and choosing, the best manufacturer to produce our collection of watches. We had many sets of samples produced and, in the end, chose the factorywith whom we had gained the most confidence and with whom we had nurtured the best relationship.

Specification:

• Brand: K. Viollet
• Movement: Swiss quartz movement (Ronda 762) / (Ronda 515 - date function)
• Case material: Stainless steel 316L
• Case colour: Rose Gold / Silver / Black
• Glass: sapphire crystal
• Watch diameter: 35mm / 40mm / 45mm
• Watch depth: 6mm / 7mm / 8mm
• Strap diameter: 16mm / 20mm / 22mm
• Strap quality: Genuine calf leather strap/stainless steel strap / mesh stainless steel strap
• Water resistant: 3ATM (30 meters)


SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL                   

We have decided to use sapphire crystal for all of our watch screens due, not only, to its aesthetic presence and incredible transparency, elegantly protecting our beautifully crafted watch face but, also, to its durability and toughness. Our watches will, thus, be immensely scratch-resistant as the only material harder than sapphire is diamond. If, like us, you want your watch face to remain entirely scratch-free, you’ve come to the right place!


SWISS MOVEMENT

As a brand, we are different and, in our pricing, we will be affordable but we will, always, ensure to offer exceptional quality. Swiss Ronda movements are used by many luxury watch brands for their high degree of accuracy and reliability and, thus, we have chosen the heart of our K. Viollet watches to have them too in order to respond to an ever-increasing high demand for accurate time-keeping made to the highest of standards. Your watch will tick in the most accurate of ways!


316L STAINLESS STEEL

At K. Viollet, we have put a lot of time into considering which type of stainless steel your watch case will be made out of! There are a variety of different types, including 201 or 304L but at K. Viollet, we are extremely proud to confirm that our watch cases will be made of 316L, a grade of stainless steel which has an extremely low carbon content, is magnetic resistant and is incredibly hard and corrosion-resistant. In short, your watch (and metal straps) will be extremely strong, much less likely to break, made to last, incredibly resistant to scratches and will not be changing colour!


CALF LEATHER

Having changed the straps of watches for several years now, we have used our experience to make sure that our watch designs have been brought to life, and will lie on top of your wrist, with beautiful, high quality calf leather, which is stitched exceptionally well, in order to ensure durability and comfort. Our straps are 16mm, 20mm or 22mm wide with stainless steel buckles..

 

Our concept is unique so the design had to be too!

From the very beginning, the design was sketched out to create a different and original looking watch- and we’re not just referring to the fact that the straps are two-tone. From the curving lugs (the part which connects the watch face to the straps) to the engraved crown, buckle and straps and to the monogram (the brand logo) placed in the middle of the face, we have tailored our watch to, not only, make you feel part of our 'K. Viollet World'  but, also, know that we have done absolutely everything to create a brand which looks like no other.

 We're so proud of our design that we want to show you EVERY part!

We have spent months choosing the right manufacturer of our watches and our chosen ones, highly recognised in their industry, can match all the colour tones we need. Excited about our concept and partnership, they truly help us make your life twice as colourful!

It’s time to say YES to two-tone straps!

Now, we would like to unveil our official first collection!

It has taken a year for us to get to this point because a lot of thought has been put into designing the watch itself and choosing the right colour combinations. The BEST news: all of our "twice as colourful" watches are available on Kickstarter!

We hope you love and adore them as much as we do!

 

 

 

 

We decided to apply to Kickstarter because it’s the world’s leading pre-ordering platform and, after thoroughly scanning each project, as well as the individuals involved with it, it allows entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and creative projects to raise money by offering their product to their backers which, in turn, allows them to then be able to pay for their first production line and make their dream a reality and create jobs.

It avoids entrepreneurs going down the risky route of either taking out a big bank loan with high interest rates or losing equity in their company when taking on outside investment! Instead, it allows individuals, such as ourselves, with a thorough plan, and idea they really believe in, to pitch to the world and, hopefully, generate enough sales to be able to finance the project.

At K. Viollet, we have been planning our launch for the past 6 months and have everything in place to get up and running so we really hope you love our concept!

It’s also important for us to tell you that you will only be charged for your pledge and pre-order should we successfully raise our minimum funding goal of £20,000 which will allow us to:

• Finance the production of our first collection of watches: £14,500.00;
• Finance the shipping from the factory to us and pay customs duties: £500.00;
• Finance the delivery, and packaging of all of our watches to our Kickstarter backers: £1700.00 (extra costs for shipping outside of the E.U accounted for in pledge section);
• Finance the cost of creating our fully functioning website where our current backers (you) and future followers can have access to the "K. Viollet World" and shop online after the campaign has ended: £1500.00 (at the moment we have done our best to create a nice website but we have professionals ready to start their work, should the project be funded);
• The Kickstarter and Amazon transaction fee.

For us, this is not just a 30-day campaign but, also, the beginning of a great journey together. We’ve planned absolutely everything for our brand- the design, the manufacturer, the prototypes, the costs, delivering your watches on time and our future- but, right now, we really need to ask for your support.

If you like our idea, our story or our watches, please share our campaign with all your friends, let those know who may be interested and tell everyone about the two young guys in England who really believe they can do something special, something colourful! You’ll make us feel incredibly proud. And remember…say YES to two tone straps! 

 

 

At K. Viollet, we have done our best to give you, our Kickstarter backers, the best incentive possible to pre-order one of our special edition watches during this campaign by giving you unbelievable value for your money and an incredible discount!

The K. Viollet Digital Pack:

Should you wish to support us by pledging £1 or more, we will offer you our digital pack which means you will receive a digital, signed photo of your favourite K. Viollet watch, exclusive updates about our campaign, a big thank you and we’ll definitely give you the best virtual hug you've ever had!

One K. Viollet watch or more:

We are a completely unique brand and want to create watches which you can collect and, so, should you wish to pre-order 1,2,3,4 or our entire first collection (14 watches) there will always be an incentive to do so in order for us to, firstly, thank you for your support and, secondly, allow you to really be able to have that watch for every moment in your life! Additionally, each pre-order for a watch will give you lifetime membership to our ‘K. Viollet World’, a signed digital photo of our first collection and we will mention you as part of those who have made our dream become a reality!


 

The founders. Two creators, two designers but, also, two friends!

Kingsleigh Viollet, Founder.

Hi! I’m Kingsleigh. I’m half English, half French and a 27 year-old lawyer. I love watches and I’ve been repairing them all of my life because I believe that time is the most important thing in the world but I’ve never had that perfect watch so I wanted to create a completely different concept.

My idea came about when I was changing the straps of one of my watches and was hesitating between black or brown leather. And then I thought, “wow, both colours together looks amazing!"

So, I decided to do my best to make a career out of my passion, yet take on board the experience I gained through my legal training. Having worked as an advocate, I have always been meticulous with my work, shown great attention to quality and detail and I know just how important it is to meet deadlines. As a result, I created the K. Viollet brand with a great friend of mine, Lee Owen and, using my own name, I’ve done everything to create a watch that I’m proud of.

Lee Owen, Co-Founder.

Hello! I’m Lee, I’m British, a devoted family man, and a 39 year old graphic designer! I lived and grew up in Sutton Coldfield with my family and started my career in Birmingham as a designer before then being promoted to Creative Director and, later, Art Director where I was in charge of a studio of ten designers and a creative budget.

It was at this stage that I discovered I had a real interest in business. I started working closely with colleagues in production to develop my knowledge of costings and product specification and, regardless of the nature of the product, I have always worked to a high quality standard with attention to detail.

Since being involved with this project and bringing to life our watch designs, I have always wanted this to be a great success and make your life twice as colourful!

We decided to create this brand because we believe that colours are beautiful, that time is important and that you are unique. Thus, we want to give you more than a timepiece.

When you buy a K. Viollet watch, we will invite you into the ‘K. Viollet World’ where we will show you our watchmaking process from the beginning to the end, offer you ‘behind the scenes footage’ via videos, beautiful photos and live sessions, send you monthly newsletters and give you the chance to help us choose our colour combinations by listening to your messages and posting the stories you send in to us on our website’s blog.

With K. Viollet, you will feel part of a community, a world, a family.

You’ll know us and we’ll know you.

Your special edition first collection K. Viollet watch will arrive on your doorstep in a beautiful black box, protected by a black sleeve. Inside your package, you will find your chosen watch, as well as your membership card to our 'K. Viollet World' and a signed letter from the both of us, thanking you for your support from the very beginning of our journey.

 

Meet Jessie. She’s 2 years old, Kingsleigh’s dog and our brand ambassador! Jessie saw Kingsleigh draw sketches of the watch and logo, contrast colours with Lee and was even there the day they received the samples! She loves our watches and her brown and black colourings mean that she really epitomises the “twice as colourful” lifestyle!

 

             

 

Risks and challenges

We are delivering a product which tells you the most important thing in the world: the time. It’s complex to create and designing the right type of watch, finding the right supplier and being confident that they, as well as us, can deliver on time and produce watches to the quality expected is a daunting task for anybody to take on!

That said, this is not just a business for us. This is our passion and we have done everything for this to work! Regarding the factory, we have worked with different ones from the very beginning and we have finally chosen the best and most reliable ones that we have found (we even chat to them on Whatsapp!). They have a formidable track record, many years of experience in the industry and they did everything we asked from them for our final set of samples- that’s why we’re so proud to show them off! They absolutely adore our concept, are a true pleasure to work with and want to keep us!

Then, there’s us- the founders. Having previously worked together, we know how to develop a product, anticipate and deal with problems, as well as the importance of delivering on time. We are extremely confident as we have a lot of experience within this industry, have been working timelessly designing this project and manufacturing final samples over the past year and have been fully briefed by the delivery company that we have decided to work with, so we believe that all is in place to make K. Viollet a success from the very beginning.

However, should any unforeseen circumstances occur, we will let you know immediately and solve any problem as soon as possible. Meanwhile, thank you for your support and please contact us if you have any query!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.27

    The K. Viollet digital pack

    Support us and make our brand even more colourful! In return, we'll show you our world and you will:

    1. Receive a 'Kickstarter exclusive' colourful, digital, signed photo of your favourite K. Viollet watch;
    2. Receive a digital, signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    3. Supply you with exclusive updates about our campaign;
    4. Give you a big thank you and...send you the best virtual hug you've ever had!

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    The Very Early Bird Solo - Over 60% OFF!

    Approx €68.00/$73.00
    One watch: start your K. Viollet collection faster than anyone else!

    1. Save over 60% OFF and make your 2017 twice as colourful by being one of the first to own ONE special edition K. Viollet watch (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World"
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" where you will become actively part of our brand and have your say on colour combinations, see behind the scenes footage, discover our colourful watchmaking process, as well as receive exclusive updates.
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    One watch: start your K. Viollet collection!

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    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" where you will become actively part of our brand and have your say on colour combinations, see behind the scenes footage, discover our colourful watchmaking process, as well as receive exclusive updates.
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    Approx €171.00/$184.00
    Two watches: get one for you and one for your friend faster than anyone else!

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    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    Approx €180.00/$193.00
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    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    Approx €248.00/$267.00
    Three watches: Good things always come in threes!

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    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
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    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    Approx €310.00/$334.00
    Four watches: for all four seasons!

    1. Save 55% OFF and make your 2017 twice as colourful by receiving FOUR special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
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    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    Five watches: 1 for every working day!

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    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
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    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    The Six Pack - 60% OFF!

    Approx €414.00/$446.00.
    Six watches: forget going to the gym- this six pack will be the best one you ever have!

    1. Save 60% OFF and make your 2017 twice as colourful by receiving SIX special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    The Everyday Pack - 62% OFF!

    Approx €459.00/$493.00.
    Seven watches: switch your watch everyday to make your week so much more colourful!

    1. Save 62% OFF and make your weeks in 2017 twice as colourful by receiving SEVEN special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame".

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    The Family Pack - 65% OFF!

    Approx €604.00/$651.00.
    Ten watches: the perfect present for everyone in the family...or enough to suit everyone of your occasions!

    1. Save 65% OFF and make your family's 2017 twice as colourful by receiving TEN special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame";
    6. A video from us personally thanking you and showing you the watches.

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    The Complete First Collection - 70% OFF!

    Approx €724.00/$778.00.
    Fourteen watches: don't know which one to choose? Get the whole collection and feel unique all the time!

    1. Save over 70% OFF and make your 2017 twice as colourful by receiving FOURTEEN special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive a digital, signed photo of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first supporters in our "hall of fame";
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    The Watch Shop Pack of 100

    Approx €5132.00/$5524.00
    You're a watch shop and you would like a lot more colour? We have the perfect pack for you!

    1. Save over 70% OFF and make your shop twice as colourful in 2017 by receiving ONE HUNDRED special edition K. Viollet watches (choose later);
    2. Lifetime membership to the "K. Viollet World" (see first "solo" pledge for information);
    3. Receive digital, signed photos of the first K. Viollet collection;
    4. Receive a signed letter from the founders thanking you for your support and for being the first retailer to store our watches;
    5. Be acknowledged as one of our first retailers in our "hall of fame";
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Funding period

- (30 days)