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€30,852
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
112
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 3 2019 5:58 AM UTC +00:00.

About



Inspired by the magnificent classic diver watches of the 60’s and 70’s, Tempore Lux watches has journeyed into the past and united tradition with the most modern of timepiece technologies.

Now, after 3 years of meticulous design, we are ready to present our premiere collection of watches: the VINTAGE ONE.


The VINTAGE ONE is a robust diver watch that is waterproof to 300m (1,000ft) depth. Its 44mm brushed solid steel 316L case features a unidirectional ceramic bezel and sapphire crystal with AR COATING anti-reflection treatment. The hands, hour markers and bezel markers are filled with Superluminova BGW9.


The VINTAGE ONE comes in two versions: 

  •  V ONE series with a Seiko Premium Mechanical SII NE15 automatic mechanism
  •  V ONE CHRONOGRAPH series with a Premium Chronograph VK64 Meca-Quartz mechanism (also from Seiko)









My name is David Ramirez and I am totally passionate about watches.

I am particularly obsessed by vintage watches: made with the very best materials and with almost magically constructed automatic mechanisms, unfortunately these works of art have also always had a correspondingly high price, only within reach of a small, privileged group of people.

During my long career in the watchmaking sector, I kept thinking that there had to be some way to share my passion and create a high quality “vintage” watch at a more affordable price. Finally, when I’d discovered all the ingredients to make it happen, Tempore Lux watches was born, with a clear objective to offer timepieces of the highest quality at a fair price.

 




“But David, how can you create a high quality watch at such an affordable price?”
 


Quite simply: by employing direct distribution, going from the brand straight to the final customer. By eliminating all the (expensive) middlemen, we realize huge savings for you, our customers. In this way, we can offer you a high quality watch at a much lower price.

 




After an extensive search I found the perfect graphic design team and we started creating the first sketches.

Finding a factory that could guarantee the quality we wanted was not an easy task either, but finally, after rejecting several companies, we found a manufacturer in Hong Kong that provided us with the high quality that we demanded and we started to manufacture the first prototypes.






Primary to Tempore Lux is ensuring an extremely high quality in every aspect of its timepieces. It is why we have taken as much time and effort as necessary to select exclusive components of the highest quality for each of our watches. 

The case is 316L stainless steel brushed surgical grade, the standard of high-end swiss watch brands.

The ceramic bezel is of an exceptional quality, extraordinarily hard and resistant to scratches. This will keep your watch looking like new for years, avoiding the horrible micro scratches that you get with metallic bevels. 

The Crystal is made of Sapphire with anti-reflection treatment AR COATING, practically unbreakable and resistant to scratches.

For the luminescence of our watches we have chosen the highest grade of the famous Swiss brand RC Tritec. Its Super-Luminova BGW9 is the preferred choice by the manufacturers of high-end diver watches, due to its great visibility in the dark and its characteristic blue tone. In our watches, BGW9 is incorporated in the hands, hour markes and in the bezel.

The back casing is fastened with six screws for the V ONE and threaded for the V ONE CHRONOGRAPH.



The V ONE and V ONE CHRONOGRAPH share the same case and dimensions:

 
 SIMILAR WATCHES ON THE MARKET: 







  • Purchase watches at incredible launch prices.
  • Free express shipping to Europen Union countries.
  • 3 Years International Warranty.
  • Chance to participate in the creation of future limited editions of our watches.





The true nature of a watch is what is inside: the mechanism is the heart that gives life to these magnificent machines. And when it comes to the internal aspects of a watch, there are no better pedigrees than the Swiss or Japanese movements.


After much study and debate, we concluded that the SEIKO/TMI brand mechanisms offered the high quality, precision and durability that we required. More affordable than comparable Swiss movements, the SEIKO/TMI mechanisms also had a price-point that still met our goal of creating high quality watches at an fair price. 



For the V ONE series we opted for the Premium Mechanical Sll NE15: 

The SEIKO SII NE15 is a high-performance automatic movement that has more than 50 hours of power reserve at 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz), 24 rubies and also supports manual load.



For the V ONE CHRONOGRAPH series the Premium Chronograph Sll VK64 Meca Quartz:

The SEIKO VK64 is a hybrid mechanism between quartz and mechanical, with two different modules working together. The hour and minute functions (it has no seconds hand) are controlled by a quartz precision movement, while the chronograph functions are performed by a mechanical module; in this way, it works like an automatic chronograph mechanism.
 




Tempore Lux straps and bracelets are made from the highest quality materials, providing both elegance and durability.  

Two options are offered: 

316L stainless steel bracelet MESH (Milanese) with double safety folding clasp, solid and elegant.


High quality Italian leather strap with buckle closure in 316L steel, the preferred choice for luxury watch brands.


With your Tempore Lux watch you can choose between an Italian leather strap or a steel mesh bracelet, but you can also buy additional pieces by simply adding €30/per additional strap/bracelet to your contribution at the end of the campaign. 

Our leather straps have a quick-change system, allowing you to change straps in seconds with just one finger. Effortlessly change the style of your watch at any time!





The V One is an Automatic diver watch with form and details that evoke the classic watches of the 60s and 70s, while sporting the very latest in technological components.

Its tested 300M / 30ATM / 1.000ft water resistance ensures its place as a high performance diver watch that will be useful both for scuba diving and for day-to-day wear. A tough yet remarkably elegant watch that is sure to capture people’s attention.






The V One Chronograph series continues the VINTAGE ONE saga, adding a Meca-quartz chronograph hybrid module with two subdials in purest Vintage style.

The V One Chronograph’s solid steel construction, together with a unique combination of colors, results in the ultimate sporty and sophisticated look.






We are so convinced of the quality of our Tempore Lux watches that we offer a 3 year international warranty against any manufacturing defect.
 







Your Tempore Lux watch is delivered in a luxury black wood box including a free tool to change bracelets.

I am as excited as you are about your Tempore Lux watch, so to get your exclusive timepiece to you as quickly as possible, all shipments will be express.

¡Free shipping to European Union countries!





Traditionally, designing, manufacturing and marketing a high quality watch like the V ONE would require sums of money and risks that were beyond the reach of an artisan team like ours.

Thanks to crowdfunding, we now have the opportunity to perfect and fine-tune our product. With the support and collaboration of hundreds or thousands of people like yourselves, it is possible to bring a product of love like this to market.

However, because of our own intensive investment, our needs are quite modest. We need only €15,000 to start production. With your backing we can reach this amount quickly and make our dreams – and yours – a reality! 


Once the Kickstarter campaign is closed, we will give the factory the order to start the production.

Everything is ready for the factory to start production immediately. Our tests have been completed successfully and we have everything ready! 

Funds will be administered as follows:














V One Chrono 01 Black / V One 01 Black

V One Chrono 02 Blue / V One 02 Blue

V One Chrono 03 Pvd Black / V One 03 Pvd Black

V One 01 Black with leather strap

V One 02 Blue with leather strap

V One 03 Pvd Black with mesh bracelet

V One 01 Black with mesh bracelet 

V One 02 Blue with mesh bracelet

V One 03 Pvd Black with mesh bracelet

V One Chrono 01 Black with leather strap

V One Chrono 02 Blue with leather strap

V One Chrono 03 Pvd Black with leather strap

Italian Leather Strap

Mesh Bracelet with closed deployant clasp 

Mesh Bracelet with opened deployant clasp 

Caseback 


Risks and challenges

Although some units of the Tempore Lux series have already been manufactured, and the factory is ready to work, we can never completely rule-out delays in manufacturing. With so many working parts in each watch, a delayed delivery of a single part can impact production.

However, with more than ten years of experience in this industry, I have sent watches to all parts of the world and I have extensive experience and success in resolving any issues – whether manufacturing or logistical – that arise.

I am confident that we have put in place the best process possible. If, however, an inconvenience should arise, it is my promise that I will keep you – the backers – informed at all times.

Aunque algunas unidades de Tempore Lux ya se han fabricado y la fábrica está lista para trabajar, nunca podemos descartar por completo las demoras en la fabricación. Con tantas piezas que lleva cada reloj, una entrega retrasada de un proveedor de una sola de ellas puede afectar a la producción.

Sin embargo, con más de diez años de experiencia en esta industria, he enviado relojes a todas partes del mundo, tengo una amplia experiencia y éxito en la resolución de cualquier problema, ya sea de fabricación o logística.

Estoy seguro de que hemos implementado el mejor proceso posible. Sin embargo, si surge algún inconveniente, es mi promesa que mantendré informados a todos los patrocinadores en todo momento.

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    V ONE - EARLY BIRDS

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    V ONE + V ONE CHRONO - EARLY BIRDS

    Get two watches / Te llevas dos relojes:

    - One watch to choose from V One serie / Un reloj a elegir de toda la serie V One.
    - One watch to choose from V One Chronograh serie / Un Reloj a elegir de la serie V One Chronograph.

    You save 339€ off the official retail price of 798€ / Ahorras 339€ del precio de venta oficial de 798€

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    Choose two watches from the V ONE series with SEIKO Premium Mechanical NE15 / Dos relojes a elegir de toda la serie V ONE con SEIKO Premium Mechanical NE15.

    You save €368 off the official retail price of €758 / Ahorras 368€ del precio de venta oficial de 758€

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    3 WATCHES - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Get three watches to choose from two series V One (SEIKO Automatic NE15) or V ONE CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO Chronograph VK64).
    Te llevas tres relojes a elegir de las dos series V One (SEIKO Automatic NE15) o V ONE CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO Chronograph VK64).

    Options / Opciones :

    1x V ONE + 2x V ONE CHRONO (Save 508€ off the retail price 1.077€)
    2x V ONE + 1x V ONE CHRONO (Save 538€ off the retail price 1.107€)
    3x V ONE CHRONO (Save 478€ off the retail price 1.047€)
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