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A tribute to the first generation of dive watches. Engineered with the latest in materials and technology for unbeatable value.
A tribute to the first generation of dive watches. Engineered with the latest in materials and technology for unbeatable value.
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Ventus: Northstar 300m Heritage Diver Automatic

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With 3 successful Kickstarter projects under our belt and over 4000 satisfied customers, we are proud to announce Northstar 300m Diver, a project that we have been working on over the past year.

The brightest star in the constellation, the Northstar was an invaluable tool for navigation among sailors and explorers. Despite being replaced by modern GPS as a navigation tool, the Northstar remains an icon for human exploration and adventure.

The Ventus Northstar was designed to pay tribute to the divers of the 60s who were at the forefront of sea exploration. The dive watch was a crucial component in their diving kit, it measured the length of their dive and the time to ascend.

The Northstar features a slim and highly wearable cushion case to keep it from getting snagged on your dive equipment or even a shirt sleeve. A compact lug to lug length of only 45mm and 40mm diameter is reminiscent to the dive watches of the era. 

We offer the Northstar in both Brass and Stainless steel cases. Brass is a material which patinas as you wear it. This makes each watch unique to its owner and every watch will have its own story to tell.

Despite its diminutive size, the Northstar was developed to offer the best specifications for an astounding price. The case is rated for 300m of water resistance, with a double domed sapphire crystal shielding the watch against any scrapes encountered during dives. This sapphire crystal has Anti-reflective coating on the inside to prevent unwanted glare. The use of ceramic inserts (N-1, 2, 5) offer added protection and will ensure your watch remains pristine no matter the abuse.

The dial of the Northstar features a sunburst pattern and applied indices. These indices are filled with Swiss Superluminova C3 lume to offer the best glow. Each date wheel is reprinted to match the color of the dial, a step omitted by Swiss timepieces priced in the thousands.

Inside, the automatic Seiko Nh35 movement will ensure years of fuss free operation. 

The Collection

Northstar N-1 'Fiery Orange'

Northstar N-2 'Admiral Blue'

Northstar N-3  'Azure teal'

Northstar N-4 'Stealth'

Northstar N-5 'Vintage Black' 

Northstar N-6 'Azure Blue'

Northstar N-7 'Forest green'

Video Reviews of Prototypes

Here's some video reviews of our Northstar prototypes that we have sent out to help in picking out the model that works best for you! Please note that there will be some improvements made to the pieces you see in the videos.

-Signed crown

-Buckle changed to a sleeker, custom design and signed too.

-Protos have a 44mm L2L, final pieces will be 45mm to allow for more space for the lug holes

-Date wheels will be aligned, some protos have non functional date wheels

-Some brass bezels have lume filled that is a bit messy, this will be fixed up.

-Larger lumed area on the hour/min hands

Jody : N-2 and N-7

 24hours at a time - N-1 

 Take Time with Patrick - N-7 

 Consigli per gli acquisti (Italian) - N-6 

Stretch Goal #1 - Unlocked!

Optional Steel Bracelet for SS Models (N-1, 2, 3) or PVD option (N-4)

This steel bracelet will be made available on our website for sale after the Kickstarter campaign and will be priced at only $50USD.

About Ventus

Ventus was conceptualized to offer classic timepieces with unique twists, while remaining affordable. It was founded by two close friends who both share a passion for watches. Elshan, who has been involved with numerous successful KS watch projects, and Shane, a passionate collector of mechanical wristwatches.

What others are saying about Ventus

WornAndWound : ' Ventus made a pretty killer watch with the Mori.'

Watchreport : 'I highly recommend picking this one up in some variation.'

Youtube hands on review of the Mori

Risks and challenges

Having delivered over thousands of watches on our previous campaigns, we have learnt a lot and have plans to prevent any problems that we can foresee.

Production delays have been prevented as we have the final prototypes for production, with all specifications and details locked down with the manufacturer.

Shipping worldwide via DHL express or Fedex is free for all backers.

Shipping does not necessarily include customs and taxes applicable for all countries. Rates are based on a normal transaction via a logistics service such as DHL and applicable fees may apply in some countries.

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