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Don Kylne- Automatic Dual Time inspired by 50s Automobiles

The Don Kylne Timemaster Watch, celebrating the iconic automobiles of the 1950s. Using GMT/UTC Presentation.

Don Kylne- Automatic Dual Time inspired by 50s Automobiles

The Don Kylne Timemaster Watch, celebrating the iconic automobiles of the 1950s. Using GMT/UTC Presentation.

S$ 17,842
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 12 2017 12:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 12, 2017

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 Don Kylne Timemaster

 

 

The grooves on the leather strap that we have designed is with reference to the leather seats of those 1950s iconic automobiles. To ensure a more comfortable fit, we have utilised a buckle that grips onto the leather without any holes and ensures a more fitted and comfortable wearing experience with the end of the strap tucked inside of the strap without any ends sticking out.

 

 

 

Each watch case is made with a mixture of satin finishing and glossy finishing. The bezel consists of 2 rings which has a glossy finish as well as a satin finish. All inspired from the heavy use of glossy chrome of those automobiles during the 1950s. The dial is a 2 step dial which consists of a sunray dial as its base which gives you different shades and textures of color under sunlight. The center plate holds the second timezone which is inspired from the rings of the odometers of the iconic automobiles.

 

 

Quality at an Affordable Price

The Movement we have chosen to use is the Automatic Hangzhou 6460 movement. This company has been around since 1972 and has been improving its movements ever since. While many are skeptical, there are many great reviews about this particular movement as it was based on the ETA 2836 movement. While the latter is modified to have a GMT function, the 6460 movement is built as a GMT movement.

The 6460 movement is a 28,800bph movement with 26 jewels, a hacking second hand, date function, dual time and a power reserve of approximately 40hours.

Timemaster Watch Features

Watch case: 316L Stainless Steel

Watch size: 40.5mm

Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire with Anti Reflective coating inside

Lume: C3 lume hands

Water resistance: 50m

Movement: Hangzhou 6460 GMT. Hacking Seconds. 28,800bph

Power reserve: Approximately 40hours

Strap: Customised genuine leather groove straps with curved spring bars

Buckle: Single Deployant clasp which hides strap inside

Dial: Double layer Dial

Warranty: 1 year

History of the GMT complication

The GMT watch was created in the 1950s as the travelling industry grew and more pilots frequently travelled longer distances over multiple timezones.

This complication allowed users to keep track of 2 different timezones.

One modification we have done is the presentation of the second timezone. As we felt the traditional second timezone might be a little complicated to the eye, we decided to simplify things by turning the Second Timezone hand into a rotating disc with 24 hours on it instead. This modification took a year of prototyping to its perfect form.

Design Concept of the Timemaster

We wanted to simplify the traditional presentation of the GMT/UTC complication and combine it with design cues from automobiles. However, we were not just going to design it from any automobiles. Instead, we decided that by referencing to iconic cars of the 1950s was the best way to go to design a watch whose movement was also created in the same period.

For the design of the timepiece, we were not just going to pluck out automobile features and stick it on the dial. Instead, we used design inspiration from odometers to leather seats of iconic automobiles of the 1950s to create a beautiful blend in a timepiece which breathes the same air as that of those vintage iconic automobiles.

You could even picture yourself wearing a Don Kylne Timemaster and being in the driver seat of those vintage beautiful 1950s cars.

Watch Variations

 Watch Lume

We have added C3 lume to add to the practicality of the Timemaster. While it illuminates in the night in green, in the day, a vintage cream colour gives the timepiece a beautiful classic look.

Free Grey Leather Case with Each Watch

Nothing will house a travellers watch better than a travel case for your Timemaster. The travel case comes in grey leather on the outside and on the inside that cushions the Timemaster is a beautiful dark brown suede.

Don Kylne &Co.

Don Kylne &Co. started with the idea of introducing timepieces that are designed with cues from past glorious eras with distinctive design features. Being watch enthusiasts and collectors, the direction of the brand is to introduce practical complications from the luxurious watch industry with our distinctive approach and make it affordable to the masses without compromising on quality.

 

Production and Delivery Forecast

 

First Collection- The Chaplin, an inspiration of the 1920s
First Collection- The Chaplin, an inspiration of the 1920s

 

Risks and challenges

Don Kylne &Co. has gone through smooth manufacturing runs with our first timepiece, The Chaplin and a second limited edition of The Chaplin. We were able to surpass our expected delivery date by delivering earlier to customers who have purchased a timepiece from us. We are confident of meeting our set deadline as punctuality means everything to us.
That said, there may be instances where unforeseen circumstances affect production schedule. As such, we will keep everyone updated of the progress till shipping is completed.

We have also worked closely with our reliable manufacturers to ensure that a quality product is being produced and we are certain that you will enjoy your timepiece with us.

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