XPLUS is an original brand based in Melbourne Australia, with a focus on form, simplicity of material and an obsession with the quality of design. The XPLUS RAW and MATTE are created to combine faultless simplicity with Japanese Miyota reliability and quality.
Before a single pen met paper, months of consideration was given to the direction of the first timepiece by XPLUS. Eventually it became clear that we needed to create something that was, above all else, a refinement of the classic wrist watch. This emphasis on simplicity and a removal of the unnecessary is what differentiates the XPLUS RAW from all other watches currently available. The design was incepted, designed and meticulously prototyped by hand in our workshop in Melbourne. To ensure the highest level of quality, each timepiece will be inspected and hand assembled in the same workshop with components sent from around the world.
The RAW and MATTE specifications are as follows (please note detailed dimensions are displayed further down the page):
- Japanese Miyota GL Quartz Movement
- 316L Stainless Steel: Raw or PVD Coated
- CNC Cut Tasmanian Oak Cases
- Sapphire Crystal Glass
- Genuine Leather Strap
- 3 ATM Water Resistance
- 1 Year Warranty
The XPLUS RAW only features two external materials and only two external finishes. The beautiful hand stitched natural leather bands and the lightly sand blasted stainless steel of the case, buckle hardware and dial. The matte black finish which is applied to the case, buckle hardware and dial of the XPLUS MATTE is achieved through a durable PVD coating.
Make sure you get in early to take full advantage of our early bird offers and discounted prices exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign.
Every timepiece is unique and to celebrate this your XPLUS RAW or MATTE will feature a serial number which is individual to your piece. Production is limited to 500 per model, so make sure you secure one while you can.
Our holistic approach to design led us to pay the same level of consideration into the design of the packaging for the XPLUS RAW. What we arrived at is a solution that is more than a means of shipping, but is instead a handcrafted piece of design. The timepiece sits snugly in the CNC cut case and is protected by a sleek lid which is stamped with the XPLUS logo and your unique serial number. The Tasmanian Oak timber is sourced locally before being crafted by hand in a Melbourne based workshop.
Successful funding not only helps launch the XPLUS RAW and MATTE timepiece, securing your unique handcrafted timepiece, but also goes towards supporting small specialist Australian businesses.
Risks and challenges
We understand that all projects, particularly those as complex and as involved as the RAW and MATTE, will not be straight forward.
We feel that the time and effort invested into the design, development and prototyping stages of the RAW and MATTE have put us in a good position for moving forward to production. Obviously we have come across challenges reaching this point of the project and our team has handled them excellently.
Although we feel like the all the preparation, planning and research will hold us in good stead we are doing all we can to ensure that the next phase will go just as well!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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