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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 9 2017
S$ 1,499
pledged of S$ 10,000pledged of S$ 10,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 9 2017

About

A watch speaks a lot about the wearer, and a unique piece should be something more people can access.

Our desire is to create something that we could say is truly our own creation. 

It all started with a dream, to create watches that the world has never seen before. Many established companies produce limited runs of handmade watches, with novel ideas and materials often used to produce them.

We didn’t just want to create a timepiece that only the richest could afford, but instead create something that everyone could get their hands on- An affordable Artisan's piece.

I am Jun Hong- an Industrial Designer from Singapore. After graduating with a Diploma in Industrial Design, I saw the potential in incorporating the handmade element into products and decided to create something really special.

After a year of development and experimentation, The Orbit Collection was born. 

A refined design- straightforward, but with its own character. 

The decision to manufacture the timepiece on our own has allowed us to use unconventional materials and designs.

Every piece is different, every one unique - 

No two of our watches will ever be the same. 

The face of any timepiece, the dial. It is the first thing you focus on when you pick up a watch, and it is where we decided to set ourselves apart from the rest, through The Orbit Collection.

The Moon – 

A grey dial inspired by the numerous craters on the surface of the moon.  

The Earth

A blue dial inspired by its distinct blue waves in constant motion.

After studying the patterns and emotions of the Earth and the Moon, we have captured the essence and transformed it into The Orbit Collection. 

All our timepieces are assembled in-house in our workshop, to ensure the utmost quality and a look that cannot be reproduced in a factory.

A domed dial - subtle, but noticeable. It's the lack of a flat surface that makes producing such timepiece a challenge. We individually hand paint the dial with a 7 step process, resulting in a remarkable sense and feel of depth.

While applying the layers, the pattern is influenced by subtle nudges and the embracing of natural variations.

No two dials look the same.

This is the signature of The Orbit collection- Every piece made unique, every pattern being individual. Only around one in three dials created will be used- such is the nature of our stringent production. Every pattern will be different and you will never encounter someone else with the exact same timepiece! 

In a world where there’s constant innovation, it’s really important to innovate beyond what’s presently done by many. We could simply use existing methods of producing timepieces and it's parts, but that's not how we want to do things here.

We didn't stop at just the dial - the body of the timepiece is what you can actually touch and feel. Wood is a natural material, and it brings warmth and a familiar feel to every user. However, it is complicated to work at such precision. Our exclusive wooden case is the result of intensive research and development, of various types of production methods to bring a practical and stylish option, available to everyone. 

A sleek wooden case - hand processed from fine veneers of walnut or Grey Oak into a seamless round body - A process that takes a modest amount of time to produce.  

The finishing of the pieces in The Orbit Collection's are done by hand, to craft them to the desired look.  

To complete and complement the look of the timepieces, we are using genuine leather for the straps. The Orbit Collection's straps are made with oil tanned leather- a natural leather with a satin feel, and will gain character after some wear.   

The carefully crafted leather straps are hand cut and stitched in-house, and are specially created as a compliment to the look of the watch- refined, while showing character. The brushed finished buckle is made of stainless steel and PVD (Physical vapor deposition) coated to ensure a long lasting finish.

Every strap will be treated with layers of leather conditioner before its packaged to ensure a longer lasting finish.

Assembly - A serious set of skill is required to complete the timepiece. While designing The Orbit Collection, significant effort is made to ensure production quality and consistency despite being handmade. It was not an easy task, but things turned out well above our expectations!

To ensure the highest levels of consistency, we will assemble the watch on our own to ensure it has met our requirements.

Intensive studies and research on manufacturing techniques came to good use - good design combined with age old techniques means the quality of our timepieces can be assured with confidence and quality.

The funding from this campaign will allow us to upgrade our modest tools and workshop to produce in larger amounts. We use watch parts from established companies for things that cannot be done in-house and further process parts when needed to ensure the highest level of quality.

Every penny backed in this campaign will be put into good use, bringing out the best timepieces possible to you.

After showing you around the process of making the watch, we present to you the options available in The Orbit Collection.

Two different and completely unique wood options are made available to perfectly complement the dial. As a lot of effort is required to work with different woods, we have selected what we think are the best matches-

If you can't decide, don't worry about what option to choose for now! After our campaign ends, the choice of wood body and dial combination can be indicated to us through a link.

We believe that a good design is only complete when the quality of the finish matches the design.

Utmost effort has been placed to ensure the parts work together in complete harmony and to design specifications. The detailed specifications of the timepiece are available if you want to know more behind the creation-

We believe in our products deeply and are fully committed to you. Each Sand Co timepiece comes with a limited warranty on flaws in workmanship and materials for 12 months after the original purchase.

We really want to make our timepieces available to everyone, so we will ship internationally to every country! Yes, including your country! 

Local tax is subjected to your country if applicable and is not included in the price or shipping costs.

       

Like what we are doing and want to follow us to see more? We post plenty of pictures and updates so you can see our manufacturing and production process! We are very serious when we say its handmade-

Follow us @  

Official Website: www.thesandcompany.org  

Instagram Page: @sandcoofficial (www.instagram.com/sandcoofficial)  

Facebook Page: @sandcoofficial (www.facebook.com/sandcoofficial)

Watch the video in HD here - Please like, share and subscribe to our channel!

We love to share more about our The orbit collection so you can write about us!

Want to contact us for media inquires?

Email: hello@thesandcompany.org

Or contact through any of our social media outlets.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our Videographer and director Donald for our wonderful video! Please check him out here - 

https://www.donaldongvisuals.com/

Risks and challenges

Producing the timepieces are not an easy task, which is why massive research was made into planning how it will be produced since the start of the project. Every effort has been made to ensure the project will run smoothly after the campaign and we are confident that it will work out.

The timepieces shown above are proof of concept and working prototypes and made with methods that will also be used in the final product. Sufficient time has been planned for the production and final delivery of the timepieces, and in the unlikely event that any delays occur, we will keep you informed at every step. Follow us for updates, as we will be documenting all our processes on the way!

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    Super Early Bird 1x Orbit Collection

    Get $25 off the Early Bird price as a token of appreciation for jump-starting our campaign!

    Includes one timepiece and strap from the Orbit Collection of your choice.

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