What if the most beautiful and classic Swiss timepieces of today, fell in love with an iPhone, and had a child?
For starters, they would not look, nor work like ANY of the smartwatches in the market today.
See, today’s smartwatches aren’t so smart and… they’re not really watches.
With excessively large touch screens, smartwatches are more like clunky desktop computers for your wrist.
And these buggy touch screens are stuffed with non-essential features. So instead of making things simpler, you are now bogged down navigating through your watch.
Instead of instantly accessing your most important data, you must now jump through hoops to get it.
And don’t forget, you will need to charge it everyday, just like your phone. Better yet, make sure to carry your smartwatch charger everywhere because their battery life is also terrible, just like your phone.
Indeed, smartwatches are “just like your phone” except with all the downsides. They have become another thing to check constantly, only now inefficiently on your wrist.
Where our phones would be faster to use, smartwatches now make us work slower on a smaller screen.
And this screen, this entire “smartwatch” thing, is controlled 100% by a cold computer.
So good luck trying to find the soul of a real watch.
Gone is the refinement and gone is the elegance of a traditional timepiece.
But 20 years ago, when smartwatches were only an idea, we envisioned them to be more watch-like, more James Bond-like. These timepieces were something fancy and stylish but with gadgets and tricks that can get things done.
So we wanted to bring back that idea which became lost in the smartwatches of today. And yet, we didn’t want to sacrifice cutting edge technology.
We wanted to create a beautiful timepiece with class and heritage, that also came with powerful smart features.
So we made SOAR - The World’s First Swiss Watch, With Brains.
Inspired by the NYC Freedom Tower, the SOAR brings the soul of a watch and the power of a smartphone -- together.
By breathing style and form into the timepiece, the Tower infuses the SOAR with life in multiple places.
Beginning with the white glint of the dials, angled lugs, and clear lines - the Tower imparts its distinctive Modern features.
The use of sapphire crystal shows the beauty of these dials.
The case, forged out of premium stainless steel, infuses the watch with unique strength and corrosion resistance.
The brush finish glazes the watch elevating it’s look into a refined distinction.
But the movement, the soul of the watch, is 100% SWISS - a label that guarantees your watch’s pedigree.
Lastly, there are the straps. Our standard straps come in rubber:
Or in premium, vegetable tan leather which has a beautiful natural grain that Patinas with use.
And our special upgrade is a Milanese, futuristic steel mesh strap that is infinitely adjustable using magnets. This sleek band complements and fully embodies the modernity of the SOAR.
Altogether the SOAR, on its own, is a one-of-a-kind modern watch.
Yet when we examine its technology, we see it is more than just a unique timepiece.
It is uniquely Smart as well.
This waterproof, mechanical marvel is ready for anything.
It handles Email, Facebook, Texts, Skype, Whatsapp and more with a touch, flick, and quick glance.
Your timepiece also Doubles as a fitness tracker:
Optimize your sleeping habits
Accurately monitor your daily calories
Improve your Stamina
Instantly check your health vitals and reach your fitness goals -- faster.
With all this power, you might worry about constant low battery.
NOT anymore with the SOAR.
It can run 45 days on just ONE charge.
And when it does need a charge? It juices up almost instantly.
By adding these powerful smart features to a crafted timepiece, we hope to blend the best of the digital, and mechanical worlds.
With your help we would like to show the beautiful union, of horology, and technology.
Ronda Swiss Hybrid, 316L Steel, Sapphire CrystalDimensions and weight
38mm model: 38.3mm diameter (1.5”), 12mm thickness (.50”), 18mm wristband width (0.71”)Conditions of use
Water resistant up to 165 feet deep (50 m, 5 ATM)
Operating temperature: -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°)
Storage temperature: -20°C to 85°C (4°F to 185°)Silent Alarm
A slight vibration to wake you up at a preset time.Sensors
Heart rate infrared sensor
Day & Night motion sensor
High precision MEMS 3-axis accelerometer
Low power consumptionSingle battery charge lasts
Up to 45 days use
Heart rate: Beats per minute
Steps: Based on user's motion
Distance: Based on the user’s profile for high precision
Calories: App widget displays total caloric expenditure
Running: Automatically detected, In-app daily recap of duration and distance
Sleep: Time it takes to fall asleep, Duration, Sleep cycles (light and deep sleep), Sleep interruptions
CONNECTIVITYiOS compatibility (iOS 9 and higher)
iPhone 5 and more recent
iPod touch 5th generation and more recent
iPad 3rd generation and more recentAndroid compatibility (5.0 and higher)
Requires a Bluetooth Low Energy deviceBluetooth connectivity
Bluetooth Low Energy needed.
We pride ourselves in being the best swiss hybrid-smartwatch in the market. So for a full 24 months (2 Years):
If your watch is suffering from any defect, we will gladly correct it and make it right.
And for non-warranty issues, our 24/7 customer service team is always ready to assist and guide you quickly to a solution.
We are aiming to make our shipping as quick and as affordable as possible.
We expect delivery for this initial kickstarter campaign to begin in mid-April 2019.
If there are issues regarding custom fees and duties, please email us to discuss your concerns and questions.
We started Time Machine because we wanted to make next-level watches, with cutting edge technology, that are both timeless and affordable.
Since the watch industry can be stuffy and slow moving, we wanted to shake things up and create a true hybrid smartwatch that people wanted to wear.
Time Machine is led by Joseph Tito, a serial entrepreneur from New York City with a love for all things sleek, modern, digital, and horological. He has experience single-handedly bootstrapping multi-millionaire dollar ecommerce companies and so has a plethora of relevant supply chain, logistics, and sourcing experience.
For all comments/questions/inquiries, you can connect with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
We are aware our project is bold and complex: "making a hybrid swiss timepiece". It is true 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.
To start our team has been in the manufacturing and distribution business for years. In particular we have launched multiple e-commerce products in the gadget and fashion space. Thus our knowledge and expertise of production processes are seasoned and advanced. You can have complete confidence in our capacity to provide high-quality products on time.
Most products that fail on Kickstarter fail because the creators do not have the requisite knowledge in logistics and manufacturing. For a lack of a better term, they are "mom-and-pop" enterprises that quickly find themselves in and over their heads when their project begins to scale past their experience levels. But we don't have that problem. This is what we have done EVERYDAY and for YEARS. So we can adapt quickly to changing environments and always find logistical and delivery solutions. There will be no hiccups or surprises that are too great.
Years in the e-commerce space has allowed us to build a sophisticated distribution network so delivery will be timely and inexpensive. We do not anticipate delays to our timeline unless this project becomes the "most-funded smartwatch campaign on Kickstarter." If that happens, there could be a slight delay since our factories will be needing to run at capacity day-in and day-out. Even in this "worst-case scenario," we don't anticipate the delivery deadline slipping past 2-3 weeks.
No matter what happens our goal is for everyone to receive their hybrid smartwatch timepiece within a few months of the project ending. In any case, if there is ANYTHING unexpected that happens, we promise to keep you informed right away, both during the campaign and afterwards.
Lastly, know that over the past few months we have shown our prototypes to many watch connoisseurs, journalists and influencers. We have gathered an incredible amount of valuable feedback and are finally ready to make SWISS hybrid smartwatches a reality for everyone.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the project from the start and to all our backers!
- (35 days)