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Quantum Gravity Inc.By Quantum Gravity Inc.
First created
Quantum Gravity Inc.By Quantum Gravity Inc.
First created
$7,305
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
29
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 25 2018

About

Sunglasses made with the World's Most Technically Advanced Lenses : Unbreakable and complete freedom from Fingerprints, Dust and Water. 

We believe something is missing in the eyewear market - the idea of exceptional quality sunglasses at an affordable price. For us, luxury sunglasses are not defined by a label but the quality of the materials, attention to detail and a perfect fit. Our new Rome Aviator series is the first eyewear of its kind, made with the world's most technically advanced lenses for everyday use. Simply put, these lenses provide your eyes with the best possible protection.

Classic aviators with timeless style and unisex appeal, they are fitted with 3 different lens combinations to provide an exceptional viewing experience for every occasion. To know which lens is best for you, read the lens details and learn more about each lens. 

Unisex Sunglasses
Unisex Sunglasses
  • Excellent resistance to stress cracking combined with perfect transparency without light diffusion. 
  • X'TREM Hydroilo coating on both sides makes cleaning exceptionally easy and further boosts the resistance to dust, water and scratches. 
  • Includes 6 layers of inside AR Green coating providing clear, sharp vision and reducing eye strain resulting from reflections.
World's most technically advanced lenses for everyday use
World's most technically advanced lenses for everyday use

Our sunglasses go beyond just simple style and affordable luxury. The lenses of Rome aviators are manufactured in France by Dalloz Creations and their production standards are higher than the international standards. Their manufacturing have been ISO 9001 certified since 1998. These lenses meet the major safety standards set by various renowned institutions.

  • ANSI Z80.3 : 2010 & 2015
  • AS/NZS 1067 : 2003 & 1067.1 : 2016
  • ISO 12312-1 : 2013 & A1 : 2015

In simple words these lenses gives you the best protection.

The LENSES are nearly perfect at eliminating optical distortion with 14 lens coatings to protect against water and smudging and improve clarity, cleanliness and longevity. Needless to say, these lenses give you 100% UV protection and a glare-free visual experience you have to see to believe. 

Simulation of looking through QG Rome Sunglasses
Simulation of looking through QG Rome Sunglasses

We approached strangers to hear their first impressions of Quantum Gravity's new Rome Aviators ... Here is what they said:

Our goal is to provide you with the utmost protection for your eyes while enhancing your look. Quantum Gravity sunglasses are handmade to the highest possible standards, and we stand behind the quality of each pair of sunglasses. 

If you are not satisfied with the quality of our sunglasses for any reason, you can return them to us within 30 days of your purchase for a full refund. 

Quantum Gravity sunglasses are warranted for 36 months from the date of purchase against defects in materials and/or workmanship. Quantum Gravity reserves the right to repair or replace the sunglasses free of charge. After 36 months, a repair charge may apply. 

This warranty does not cover scratched lenses, damages caused by misuse, lack of reasonable care, accidents or loss of product.

USE A SIMPLE USE A SIMPLE RULE OF FEEL, FIT AND VISION 

Feel: 

You know it as soon as you hold a pair of high-quality Quantum Gravity sunglasses. The metal frame with contoured acetate temples feel sturdy, smooth and elegant. 

Fit: 

A comfortable fit is an essential quality of a good pair of sunglasses. If sunglasses constantly slip off and require frequent adjustments, they are not well-made or do not fit your face properly. A good pair of sunglasses can be worn for a long time without any hint of fatigue or pressure on your temples. 

Vision: 

Some sunglasses distort vision, forcing your brain to work harder to create the right image. You can check your sunglasses by moving them upwards and downwards across your eyes. If you see the displacement or magnification of the objects, your glasses are not optically correct. You have to try Rome Aviators to feel the difference.

Frames are evenly balanced to improve fit and temples are contoured to prevent slippage. Soft-angle temple tips ensure comfort for extended use.

Soft-angle temple tips
Soft-angle temple tips

Hypoallergenic nose pads are made of soft PVC for maximum comfort and longevity.

Hypoallergenic nose pads
Hypoallergenic nose pads

Integrated hinge-lock prevents temples from touching the lens and damaging them when folded and stored.

Hinge lock
Hinge lock

All the lenses are etched with an almost invisible QG logo to authenticate the quality and optics.

Almost invisible logo etching
Almost invisible logo etching

We have selected the classic aviator shape for our first line of Quantum Gravity Sunglasses. The aviator has evolved over the years, but remains a favorite style across generations. Rome is our take on this timeless style. Unlike the classic thin metal frame, we have added more material to the frame to enhance the look, appeal and durability.

The three different lens colors with suitable frame colours meets with your diverse requirements.

ROME GOLD

  • Fitted with the only lens in the world to use a real 18K gold layer
  • Gold layer provides a great look and a perfect light filter which minimizes distortion
  • Enhances contrast for driving and outdoor activities
  • Perfect for bright light conditions, driving in strong sunlight and extreme conditions for extended wear

Rome gold aviators are fitted with the only lens in the world to use real 18K gold. This exclusive gold layer is applied to the CRIDAL lens - the highest quality that Dalloz makes. It is an absolutely stunning lens you have to see to believe.

  • The CRIDAL lens - invented by Christian Dalloz of Dalloz Creations- is made from recyclable, eco-friendly, thermoplastic material.  
  • CRIDAL green gold features an 18K gold layer protected by a proprietary hard coat.  
  • Excellent resistance to stress cracking combined with perfect transparency without light diffusion.  
  • X'TREM hydroilo coating on both sides makes cleaning exceptionally easy and further boosts the resistance to dust, dirt and scratches.  
  • Includes 6 layers of inside AR Green coating provides clear, sharp vision and reduces eye strain resulting from reflections. 

ROME BLUE

  • Silver frame fitted with the Sleek Blue Lens. This lens is the "Rolls Royce" of technical lenses
  • Fully embraces the current "Athleisure Trends" - Great for sports and casual use
  • Virtually unbreakable and the best polarized lens available today
  • Perfect for bright light conditions and ideal for water sports, winder sports, fishing, mountain biking, etc.

Manufactured by Dalloz Creations, sleek blue represents the pinnacle of innovation for a polarized lens.

  • Virtually unbreakable and designed to protect against glare and projected objects. 
  • Polarization efficiency of 97.6% with a Luminous Transmittance Tv of 18.7% 
  • Lenses are further enhanced by 6 layers of X'Trem AR green on the inside of the lens which reduces the internal reflections and enhances vision. 
  • X'TREM hydroilo coating on both sides makes cleaning exceptionally easy and further boosts the resistance to dust, dirt and scratches.

ROME GRAY

  • Gunmetal frames paired with the Gray Optimized lens
  • Lets in a select amount of polarized light to enhance the overall viewing experience
  • Offers a crisp view of mobile and computer display screens
  • Perfect for medium to bright light conditions and ideal for winter sports, nautical sports, driving, cycling, hiking, etc.

Rome's gunmetal frames are paired with the gray optimized lens from Dalloz Creations. Perfect for a variety of activities and conditions, this lens lets a specific amount of polarized light to get through to enhance the overall viewing experience. These lenses are a perfect balance between regular and polarized lenses.

  • A multi-use lens perfect for outdoor recreation, driving and use with LCD screens such as cellphones, tablets and laptops. 
  • Unique optimizing properties cut glare while allowing the viewer to identify surface reflections and finer details. 
  • 14 lens coatings offer anti-reflective properties and protection.

LUXURY SUNGLASSES ARE EXPENSIVE 

THE RETAIL EYEWEAR MODEL EQUALS HIGH MARKUP 

The majority of sunglasses you find at retail stores come from one company: Luxottica, who controls over 70% of the branded eyewear market. They control everything from production to Retail and artificially inflate the prices.

While some of their products are made in Italy and Japan, most are made inexpensively in China. And the price you pay at the store includes licensing fees, wholesaler margin, distributor margin and retailer fees, which can increase the actual product cost up to 10 times (or by 1000%).

 WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THAT ...

WE ELIMINATE THE MIDDLEMEN 

We follow a very transparent pricing model eliminating the unnecessary markups and bringing the best quality product to you at a fraction of what the other brands charge.

How to back this campaign

1) Scroll down until you find the reward you wish to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page. 

2) Click “Select this reward.” 

3) Choose your shipping destination. 

4) You can either check out as a guest or sign into your Kickstarter account. 

5) Click the green “Pledge” button. That’s it! You’ll soon be a proud owner of your very own pair of Quantum Gravity Sunglasses. 

We believe a product is incomplete without superior packaging. Our philosophy is that the packaging should be unique, beautiful and functional. Our cases are created with aesthetics and functionality in mind.

Every pair of QG sunglasses ships with a hard case, a microfiber storage pouch (sleeve) and a microfiber cleaning cloth so you can keep your sunglasses in perfect condition.

The QG Hard Case 

  • Our collapsible hard case offers maximum protection and ease of storage. It brings to life the iconic QG hexagonal shape.
  • Folds down to a slim form for easy transport.
  • As a logistical plus, these cases are easier to transport and save space and fuel. Each QG case uses only a third of the CO2 footprint compared to the traditional bulky metal cases.
Collapsible hard case and microfiber sleeve
Collapsible hard case and microfiber sleeve

The microfiber sleeve

  • Additional protection against nicks and scratches.
  • Easily fits in any size purse or bag or looks cool in your hand.
  • Doubles up as a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Designed to clean and maintain your lenses and frames. 
  • Keeps your sunglasses free from dirt and smudges.
Our microfiber sleeve and cleaning cloth are both made with a high quality materials which are very soft to the touch and allow you to easily clean the sunglasses and lenses.


DESIGNED IN GERMANY     

Our sunglasses are created by some of the world's best designers in Berlin, Germany. Our prototype process has taken a considerable amount of time as we aim to ensure that no detail is overlooked. In designing Quantum Gravity sunglasses, we've focused on details like contoured acetate temples, balanced weight distribution and hypoallergenic materials to provide you with exceptional comfort and fit. 

MADE IN ITALY

 Our Rome Aviator line is handmade in Italy, at the same historic factories where some of the world's most exclusive brands are made. Our master craftsmen work on hammering our exclusive metal alloys into shape, hand-soldering frame linkages and fitting the temples with the finest acetate from Mazzucchelli, Italy.

LENSES MADE IN FRANCE

With more than 50 years of experience in lens technology, Christian Dalloz offers the most complete and advanced line of sun lenses in the industry today. With a focus on sun lenses for high-end luxury, fashion and sports sunglasses, Christian Dalloz Sunoptics are preferred partners to over 200 international brands. 

These lenses feature a high standard of manufacturing, material purity and innovation based on the needs of the market. These lenses are 100% made in France and Certified ISO 9001:2008.

Dalloz lenses are also the sunglass lenses closest to zero power, allowing elimination of optical distortions that exist in most lenses.

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Quantum Gravity was founded by two college classmates and friends, Hemant Butti and Kaizad Daruwala.

QG co-founders : Kaizad & Hemant
QG co-founders : Kaizad & Hemant

Although they chose different career paths on opposite sides of the world, they have always seen eye to eye when it comes to business philosophies. Their search for a company that is individualistic, progressive and responsible is what finally led them to found Quantum Gravity. 

For more than fifteen years, Kaizad worked in sales, purchase planning and pricing for international eyewear brands such as Cartier, Oakley, Chrome Hearts, Dita and Montblanc. He knows sunglasses - the inner workings of particular brands, industries, supply chains, manufacturing processes and changing consumer trends.

As an avid collector of sunglasses from a very young age, Hemant is an experienced entrepreneur that brings passion and the marketing know-how to Quantum Gravity. Hemant has more than 13 years of experience in marketing, branding, eCommerce and technology which he has put to the test by helping several startup companies grow and thrive. He's now ready to align his quest for the perfect pair of sunglasses with his entrepreneurial expertise.

Beate Leinz, Quantum Gravity's lead product designer, has more than 20 years experience designing eyewear for brands like Prada, Montblanc, Tom Ford and Yohji Yamamoto. As an in-house designer for Prada in Milan, Beate was instrumental in rolling out many of their best sellers. Beate's experience and taste in fashion eyewear and her forward thinking about all aspects of design ensure Quantum Gravity will always be a progressive leader in luxury eyewear.

You can help make our dream a reality by backing this project.

Eye care is one of the greatest public health issues of the 21st century. More than half of the cases of blindness are caused by cataracts that could be reversed with a simple surgery. Most people with such cataracts live in the developing world and can't afford simple corrective surgery to address this issue. 

Our vision for this company in the future is to bring you the highest quality luxury sunglasses at the lowest cost possible. With every new style of sunglasses we release and every year we grow, we pledge to always give back and to help restore eyesight to people with limited means.

Due to Kickstarter terms and conditions, we will NOT donate the money we make from our Kickstarter campaign. But by backing this project, you can help us fulfill our future mission (and look good doing it).

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make Quantum Gravity sunglasses a reality.

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge. Even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase a pair of sunglasses, you can support Quantum Gravity by helping us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!

Instructions for care and cleaning:

  • Always store in the case or microfiber sleeve.
  • Special care should be taken with lenses. Do not use fingernails or rough fabric to clean the lenses. 
  • Do not place the lenses face-down on hard surfaces.
  • Remove sunglasses with both hands to prevent stretching the frame. 
  • Do not leave the sunglasses in extreme heat conditions (car dashboard) that can distort the frame and lenses.
  • Clean your sunglasses regularly with the microfiber cloth or sleeve. 
  • It is ok to clean your sunglasses occasionally with plain water or mild soap solution. Do not use harsh cleaning solutions. 

Risks and challenges

Our manufacturer is ready to procure materials and start production when we are ready. The risks for full-scale production are low when we work with our qualified partners, and we have already tackled the major challenges during the prototyping process.

However, there is always a chance of unexpected delays in manufacturing and shipping, especially since handcrafted frames have a long lead time. If anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know. We will do our best to resolve any untoward instances as quickly as possible without compromising quality.

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    Only 100 pairs available at this price.

    Choose from 1 pair of Rome Blue Aviator sunglasses with a silver frame and sleek blue lens OR 1 pair Rome Gray Aviator sunglasses with a gunmetal frame and optimized gray lens at a founder's price.

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    You get 1 pair of Rome Gold Aviator sunglasses with real 18K gold-coated lens at a founder's price of $110 off.

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    1 Pair of Rome Gray Aviators with optimized lens + 1 pair of Rome Blue Aviators with sleek blue lens + 2 QG cases

    You get 1 pair of Rome Blue Aviator sunglasses - silver with sleek blue lens - AND 1 pair of Rome Gray Aviator sunglasses with a gunmetal frame and gray optimized lens at a founder's price.

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    You get 1 pair of Rome Gold Aviator sunglasses with 18K gold lens; AND 1 pair of either the Rome Blue Aviator sunglasses - silver with the sleek blue lens or Rome Gray Aviator sunglasses with gunmetal frames and gray optimized lens.

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