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We are driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of innovative design
We are driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of innovative design
We are driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of innovative design
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Apollo Watches - The regulator watch inspired by Space

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The Apollo watch is a perfect union of modern and tradition, of technology and simplicity and is perfect for all occasions for both men and women. 

 Imagine seeing the World from the glass dome of a spacewalk helmet, experiencing the infinite vista, the Apollo seamless crystal encasement offers that freedom, freedom without boundaries while teasing the senses just a little with a mirrored reflection of the dial and its galaxy of detail and design.

 

Inspired by the enigma that is space, fuelled by the design team’s love of art and a fascination of precision instruments of time, Apollo is truly is the name that will be on the wrist of all those who appreciate perfection. 

 

Apollo team crafted 4 regulator watch models, all inspired by space, Solar system planets and their Satellites: Eclipse, Full Moon, Uranus and Neptune. Eclipse and Full Moon are now available as Limited Editions with 999 pieces. 

 

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 The regulator is one of the things that hails back to the start of watch making, alongside other historical items like pocket watches. It's nothing new that mechanical watches can be seen as something of an anachronism these days, but a big part of the reason why they remain so successful is the "soul" that draws us in. There are 4 models of Apollo, all inspired by space, galaxies and the universe.

Apollo is perfect for trendsetters who are looking to experiment with new styles, the Apollo is a handsome watch that will get attention due to its unconventional layout with an accessible cost of entry. Apollo’s design is unique and perfect in every situation. 

 

 

   

Apollo is a pioneer and perfect for those craving new styles. Apollo pays its due respects to vintage yet takes this heritage and redefines it into a modern piece of Italian sculpture that cannot fail to steal attention from all those that have the pleasure to see it. 

 Apollo’s design it’s all except convenctional. It’s a galaxy of details starting from a seamless pebble-like shape and domed crystals, which rises proudly above the case. The reason why Apollo is so special is due to the fact that we have assembled Hesalite crystal on both front and back.

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 Also the dial is a cosmo of details: small seconds, minutes and small hours. The background is a map of the northern sky and the degree sub-dial transforms Apollo into a useful tool. It’s custom design hands, the 12 different stars that indicate the hours and the see through date are only few details that make Apollo unique. 

 The double bubble effect is Apollo’s proudest feature. The curved casing is made from hesalite crystal, a robust, shatterproof material that has gone into space on many occasions. We selected this material to ensure that the casing was heavy-duty and that any smudges are hardly visible on Apollo.

 You’ll see the dome-shaped crystal extends to the very edge of the watch– making the watch look more like crystal than metal.

 The case is also nicely sized at 38 mm wide with a thickness of 12.75 mm and wears very comfortably on the wrist. It combines the seamless pebble-like shape and the high-domed crystal, which rises above the case, adds a bit of distortion around the edges while giving the impression of the case having no sides

 After careful consideration of more than 50 movements, we picked the Miyota 8219, an absolute tank of a ticker with an impeccable reputation since its debut in 1977. Beating to a frequency of 21,600 BPH / 3 Hz, Miyota has proven to be more accurate than most mechanical watches at 18,000 BPH / 2.5 Hz. The 8215 is used by many watchmakers such as Bernhardt Watches, Camel, Citizen, Jacques Lemans etc.

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The movement has 21 jewel to reduce friction and wear on moving parts, maintain temperature stability, and the ability to operate without lubrication, well above the 17 jewel average. The calibers will run for more than 40 hours and keep accuracy within -20~+40 seconds/day, with a posture difference of under 50 seconds/day. 

You can take it off on Friday and it will still be ticking on Sunday. 

Just like the stars move on orbits around the center of the galaxy, the movement support is in the center of the watch case, holding up the watch movement and the watch dial. But as you look at it carefully, it is floating in between the top and bottom glasses case not touching the edge.

 

 

  

The dial is a map of the northern sky and the degree sub-dial transforms Apollo into a useful tool. Apollo’s date window is on the 2 o’clock spot, unique in the regulator watch family. The 12 different stars that indicate the hours and the see through date are only few details that make Apollo unique.

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A large central minute hand gives you the minutes at a glance, while smaller dials for hours and seconds sit in the background until you actually need to know that information. The customized space theme seconds hand has a consistent color and the two smaller spear-shaped hour and minute hands are finely polished and easily catch light. The strong luminescent material on the watch light up in the dark


 

Apollo’s Ambassadors are not just individuals who represent our brand in a positive way, they embrace our values and also share our passions for fine design. We are glad to present you our Ambassadors:

  • Harriet Louisa Stewart / The Fastest woman UAE @harrietlstewart (United Kingdom)
  • Andrea Zanardelli / Italian National Team golf coach @zanardelligolf (Italian)
  • Maria Markovicova / Wellness athlete and adventurer @m44ria (Est Europe)  
  • Ariana Kalavana / Nasa program “future” Astronaut @astronautariana (Cyprus)  
  • Musa Khaflan / The Fastest man in UAE @musakhalfan (united Arab Emirates)  
  • Giulia Bassani / ESA program “future” astronaut @astro_giulia (Italian)

 This is where Kickstarter comes in. We need your support to launch this specific line of watches. We are raising funding specifically for further R&D, manufacturing, packaging, and logistics for the creative collection. Your support for the production of these affordable, quality watches will also make them available to all in the future. And of course, you will be the first to own a Apollo Watch. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project.

We are all driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of the actual technologies in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility. Our combined experience enables us to communicate what we actually want to our suppliers and how it has to be done, rather than just buying what is offered; in fact, every single part of the Apollo timepiece is custom-made to match our exigence for quality and design.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our team is a beginner on Kickstarter, but have a decade of experience in the watch industry! Our international and award winning design team is united by their love to timepieces and aesthetics of the 21st century as well as the desire to explore the fundamental concepts of time and beauty through its manifestations in culture, subcultural movements of different eras, architecture and design. We come from different countries, United States, Italy, United Kingdom.

We are aware the project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan. Firstly, our production is quite advanced and you can be very confident about our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. The photos shown in this page are prototypes and the final product will be even better. We've spent months with different suppliers and finalized the best one for the production! We only provide high-quality watches! Secondly, we have very skillful and professional suppliers and do not anticipate delays to our timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.

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    The words spoken by engineer Steve Bales when an erroneous computer error put the descent of Apollo 11 in jeopardy. His quick realisation in just a few seconds that the problem was no cause for alarm, and that the mission could continue, saw him receive the NASA Group Achievement Award on behalf of the mission operations team.

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    Neptune or Uranus - Super Early Birds

    One Neptune or Uranus + one Leather Nato strap. You save 160$ off future retail price (359$)

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    Eclipse or Full moon - Super Early Birds

    One Eclipse or Full Moon + one Leather Nato strap. You save 170$ off future retail price (399$)

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    Eclipse or Full moon - Early Birds

    One Eclipse or Full Moon + one Leather Nato strap. You save 140$ off future retail price (399$)

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    Neptune or Uranus - Late Birds

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    One Eclipse or Full Moon + one Leather Nato strap. You save 120$ off future retail price (399$)

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    The Earth - Special Birds

    The Earth is a super limited edition at 17 pieces to commemorate each Apollo Mission.

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    Earth by Night

    Earth by night is a super limited edition at 17 pieces to commemorate each Apollo Mission and how the Astronauts see our planet at night from outer space.

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    Lunar Module - Special Birds

    Lunar Module is a super limited edition at 15 pieces to commemorate each Apollo Lunar modules built to go on the Moon. Only ten of them have been launched on orbit.

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    Milky Way - Special Birds

    Milky Way is a super limited edition at 13 pieces to commemorate each Billion year of our Galaxy.

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