*The first Stretch Goal has been attained! All Iconik 4's will now come with an inner anti-reflective coating on the front sapphire crystal.
**The second Stretch Goal has been unlocked! All Iconik 4's will come with a sapphire crystal on the caseback as well.
***Updated renders highlighting the production versions' new curved cases (see first pic below).
**** New Stretch Goal (not yet unlocked) - at $40,000, all Iconik 4's will come with a custom decorated rotor
The Legendary Designer
Gerald Genta's watch designs have been called the Faberge of watches. He has been called the "godfather of watch designers." His mind has created timeless pieces for some of the most revered watch manufacturers such as Audemars Piguet, Omega, IWC, Patek Philippe, and Bvlgari amongst many others.
From the celebrated shapes, symmetry and beveled edges to the sophisticated dial textures and to the use of comfortable case dimensions - it is most fitting that the final model in our Iconik series (which is devoted to paying respect to the most iconic watches in history) is deeply inspired by Mr. Genta's work.
Pictures are worth a thousand words and we are excited to present the swansong of our Iconik series - the ICONIK 4.
'Go Anywhere, Do Anything' Design
From it's versatile looks to it's comfortable dimensions to it's 100m of water resistance, the Iconik 4 can surely do whatever you do, whenever you do it and wherever you do it.
- Case Dimensions: 38mm (width) x 46mm (length) x 10mm (height)
- Case: 316L surgical grade corrosion resistant stainless steel
- Movement: Japan made Citizen Miyota 9015 (date function) or 90S5 (no date function) automatic with 24 jewels, 28,800 bph and 42 hour power reserve
- Crystal: Front - Sapphire (see Stretch Goals); Back - Tinted sapphire (see Stretch Goals)
- Strap: Stainless steel with fitted solid endlinks; 22mm at lugs to 18mm at clasp
- Water Resistance: 100m
- Dial: Brass with engraved pattern, sunbrust finish and Swiss BGW9 lume filled applied indices
- Hands: Polished steel with Swiss BGW9 lume
- Crown: Push/pull engraved steel and recessed for comfort
Simple Ways to Pledge
The Iconik 4 will only be made with your support!
Here's how you can pledge:
There are 12 tiers for backing one Iconik 4 watch. Each of these tiers increases by only $5 from tier to tier!
There are also 3 tiers for those who wish to back multiple pieces from two to four. Each of these tiers is marked as such and each individual piece in these multiple piece tiers is valued at $322.
Everybody in every timezone wins! All tiers receive a substantial discount from our eventual webstore pricing, which at current market valuation is $510 USD per piece.
Note: Credit cards will not be charged until the campaign ends and only if the campaign has also reached the funding goal.
All funds raised will be used to mass produce and deliver the Iconik 4.
Only the pieces that are ordered during this campaign will be made. This ensures lasting exclusivity.
Possible Change to Production Versions
The Iconik 4 watches you see in these photos are prototype versions. The only change will be possibly moving the 3:00 date window to the 6:00 location.
Sound off in the 'Comments' section as to which date window position is your favorite. Majority vote will determine the position on the production versions.
A Very Special Thanks to My Esteemed Teammates - Julian Guitron, Skillful Watchmaker and Marcos Santana, Photographer Extraordinaire
Risks and challenges
We have fulfilled and delivered four successfully funded KS projects to hundreds of satisfied backers worldwide and our watches have met or exceeded expectations. In addition, we have thousands of satisfied global customers from our webstore sales. As such, we know how to handle any issues that may arise.
Our manufacturer has been with us since day one and also works with many other well known and respected brands worldwide. I have also selected proven movements from Japanese manufacturers of which there is generally ample availability. So rest assured, quality control will be high and customer service will be a priority.
In addition, your ManchesterWatchWorks timepiece is covered by a twelve (12) month warranty effective from the shipping date. The warranty covers manufacturing and material defects.
Need more info? Check out our 4 prior Kickstarter funded projects, the Tatoskok, the Trench Watch Series, the Morgan, the Equinox and/or Google 'ManchesterWatchWorks' for tons of online reviews.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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