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CA$ 5,892
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Funding Unsuccessful
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Last updated April 25, 2017

EMPERIA WATCHES

Classic, minimalist eco-friendly watches for everyday, everywhere

EMPERIA WATCHES

Classic, minimalist eco-friendly watches for everyday, everywhere

CA$ 5,892
pledged of CA$ 9,000pledged of CA$ 9,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 25 2017 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 25, 2017

About

  

We are two 23 year old engineering students based in Montreal, Canada. We are passionate about fashion, the great outdoors and our environment. We decided to mix our knowledge and creativity to build the Emperia Project.

Photo by Alex C.D Photography
Photo by Alex C.D Photography

 

 

 

As young entrepreneurs and future civil engineers, we wanted to create something that would give back to the planet and minimize our carbon footprint. Seeing first-hand what technology and construction does to our environment and knowing we have an ever-growing global population, we are persuaded by the fact that most of us are taking the planet’s condition for granted.

We believe a watch does so much more than only tell time, it brings out the character and individuality of each person. Fun fact, people are always showing off their watches and yes, that is exactly what we want!

What is our mission, one might ask? It’s simple; we want to create a community that will take action and reduce the damage that has been done on the globe. To reach out to the people, we thought it was best to sell our watches under market price even if they are high quality builds

Now we need you to back our project to make our dream possible. With your help, we could increase the production of watches and spread our vision and values across the world, because we truly believe this exquisite timepiece can make a difference.

 

Photo by Alex C.D Photography
Photo by Alex C.D Photography

 

Forests around the world are in danger and constantly threatened by illegal logging, the mining industry, the palm oil production, wildfires and many more degrading practices.

There are a decent number of foundations out there that have the same mission as us and we would like to help them out by offering valuable resources. With every purchase in the Emperia Project, a part of the proceeds will be donated and you will have peace of mind knowing you made a difference.

Minimalist, classic, elegant, sporty and functional on a daily basis, this watch was designed to fit every outfit you wear and every place you go. You will always be reminded that your actions matter and you will be rewarded by the head turning looks of your Emperia watch.

 

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Photo by Alex C.D Photography
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The Emperia timepiece has a high-quality battery powered movement that is precise and durable. The watch case is made of 316L stainless steel which is available in rose gold or silver and topped off with a high resistance mineral glass. 

 

 

 

For the strap material, we chose top quality genuine leather for a classy and casual look. Each strap has a built-in interchangeable pin mechanism that allows it to be removed from the watch case and swapped if needed. The Emperia Project offers five different colors of straps to personalize each watch. 

FULL SPECIFICATION :  

  • CASE MATERIAL: Rose gold or silver 316L stainless steel with mineral glass  
  • CASE SIZE : 38 mm 
  • CASE THICKNESS : 7 mm  
  • STRAP : 100% genuine leather (exchangeable)  
  • STRAP WIDTH : 20-18 mm  
  • WATER RESISTANCE : 7.5 ATM (75.0 m)
  • MOVEMENT : High-quality Battery powered Japan slim quartz movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alex C.D Photography
Photo by Alex C.D Photography

 

 

 

    

 

 We are hoping to launch other collections with other environmental causes. Here are a few we have in mind:  

  • We Protect Our Ocean
  • We Protect Our Species
  • We Protect Our Lands
Photo by Alex C.D Photography
Photo by Alex C.D Photography

 

Risks and challenges

Being new entrepreneurs, we have to take risks and a big one is the testing process and making sure our products are made on time with minimal delay. We want the quality control results to be on point and we learned how to deal with manufacturers to reduce production time and costs. We also found out pretty quickly that marketing and business administration play a vital part in the success of this type of project and it can be quite challenging.

We learned from our experiences and are now ready to launch the Emperia Project.

One of our primary goals is to provide our backers and clients with the best possible customer service. We guarantee that all questions will be answered within 24 hours and we are committed to keep your interest in mind.

During the manufacturing process, all backers will be regularly updated by us on the stages of production. We will also follow the production itself and the shipments weekly during the 3 months following the Kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge CA$ 65 or more About $50

    One EMPERIA watch

    Approx. 115 $ CAD (50 $ Off the future retail price)

    You get 1 watch of your choice with a genuine leather strap.

    You will choose the color later.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $61

    One EMPERIA watch + One Extra strap

    Approx. 145 $ CAD (65 $ Off the future retail price)

    You get 1 watch of your choice with 1 extra exchangeable genuine leather straps.

    You will choose the colors later.

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    Pledge CA$ 95 or more About $72

    One EMPERIA watch +Two Extra straps

    Approx. 175 $ CAD (80 $ Off the future retail price)

    You get 1 watch of your choice with 2 extra exchangeable genuine leather straps.

    You will choose the colors later.

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    Pledge CA$ 130 or more About $99

    Two EMPERIA watches + One Extra strap

    Approx. 260 $ CAD (130 $ Off the future retail price)

    6 different styles possible :
    You get 2 watches of your choice with 1 extra exchangeable genuine leather straps.

    You will choose the colors later.

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    Pledge CA$ 205 or more About $155

    Three EMPERIA watches + two Extra straps

    Approx. 405 $ CAD (200 $ Off the future retail price)

    9 different styles possible :
    You get 3 watches of your choice with 2 extra exchangeable genuine leather straps.

    You will choose the colors later.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,300 or more About $982

    25 EMPERIA Watches (SHOP DEAL)

    Approx. 2 875 $ CAD ( 1 575$ Off the future retail price)

    You get 25 watches of your choice for reselling with 25 EMPERIA watch cases.

    You will choose the colors later.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    Early Bird - EMPERIA watch

    Approx. 145 $ CAD (85 $ Off the future retail price)

    You get 1 watch of your choice with 1 extra exchangeable genuine leather strap.

    You will choose the color after.

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Funding period

- (35 days)