CA$ 5,115
pledged of CA$ 17,000pledged of CA$ 17,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 18 2019
AC TimepieceBy AC Timepiece
First created
AC TimepieceBy AC Timepiece
First created
CA$ 5,115
pledged of CA$ 17,000pledged of CA$ 17,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 18 2019

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You hear and read it all the time: “redefining this”, or “disrupting that” - when it’s always just more of the same. We wanted to create a brand that actually cared. Cared about their products, cared about their reputation and cared about their customers. We want to create watches that we can be proud of and will make our customers proud, every time they put one onto their wrists. 

Our vision for the Saint Martin was to create a timepiece that offered luxury, style and functionality. With premium components, a Swiss made Chronograph movement and an absolutely stunning hand-finished case and bracelet -  the Saint Martin will quickly become your go-to timepiece no matter the occasion. Luxury has never been this affordable.

Simple lines, clean dials and a classic look, the Saint Martin has designed and perfected during a period of 14 months. This is a watch designed to be timeless and versatile, a watch you can wear for work and for play. Every component is made from superior materials to ensure flawless operations for years to come. 


To ensure a luxurious look as well as a durable build, the case of the Saint Martin was forged using surgical grade 316L stainless steel. The total height of the case sits at 10mm, the bezel measures 41mm and the lug to lug comes in at 49mm - making it quite a universal size. The case has a heavy brushed finish with a high polished shine on the bezel edge, this contrast gives the saint Martin a classy and sophisticated look.

Protecting the face of the watch, you'll find scratch resistant sapphire glass. Coupled with the stainless steel case and screw-down crown, this combination gives the Saint Martin a healthy water resistance of 10ATM (100m). 

The Saint Martin comes standard on brushed stainless steel bracelet with an elegant butterfly style deployment clasp. Each end link of the bracelet is engraved with our "Fleur-de-lis" logo. Like the watch case, the bracelet is finished by hand, link by link. 

After machining, each individual link is sanded to remove any sharp edges. Next the sides of each link are slightly polished to give it more of a shimmer. We then mask off the sides of the links to protect the finish, while we do a light sanding of the back and front of each link giving it its brushed look. 


The dials of the Saint Martin have a subtleness, but they're far from boring. Here the combination of baton style indexes, and the location of the seconds track on the outer edge of the dial, gives a more spacious visual impression. The hour markers, are bold and sport luminous material that glows in low light conditions (when charged). 

On the outer rim of the dial you'll find printed numerical markings that make reading the time even easier. Perhaps the most eye catching feature are the two sub-dials located at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions. The top sub-dial records the minutes and hours of the chronograph function, while the bottom sub-dial counts down seconds. Also present on the dial is a date window, next to the 3 o'clock hour marker. All these elements together will give you a strong sensation of quality and precision each time you look down to check the time. 


For our design, we chose a multi-coloured lume setup. There are several luminous components on the dial: beads, hour markings and hands. The hour and minute hands and the luminous beads adjacent to the hour markings, use SuperLuminova BGW9 which appears white under normal and glows a greenish-blue during low light conditions. The luminescent hands make it easy to tell time even in the dark. 

The hour markings on the Saint Martin are also coated in luminous material. For these, we've used SuperLuminova C3 which glows green during low light conditions. This dual color setup is not only functional, but gives the watch a unique glowing design.


The caseback on the Saint Martin is made from 316L stainless steel. It has a screwback design allowing for the tightest fit and best protection against water. Featured prominently in the center is our Fleur-de-lis logo in a polished finish, which contrasts and shines apart from the rest of the caseback.

The Clérmont Saint Martin has four colour options to choose from - each being meticulously finished by hand, link by link. The bezel and case of the timepiece has a heavily brushed appearance with a gorgeous polished edge around the bezel. The bracelet has a lighter brushed look and all three finishes come together in uniquely beautiful final design. 

The Saint Martin comes in the following four colour variations:




The Saint Martin is powered by a Ronda Calibre 3520.D Swiss movement. Ronda was founded over 70 years ago in the storied Basel area of Switzerland. They produce high quality quartz watch movements with Swiss precision for many famous Swiss luxury watch brands.

The Calibre 3520.D is a repairable, 4-Jewel quartz movement that features a date function, as well as a chronograph. The chronograph measures seconds and records minute and hour totals. The chronograph feature is activated and reset by two pushers located on opposite sides of the crown.

The 3520.D is highly accurate, boasting a time keeping precision of -10/+20 sec per month and the battery life is rated at up to 50 months, making it a very desirable engine. 


Each Saint Martin comes inside a watch box constructed from plastic and wrapped in a luxurious simulated leather material. The logo is printed in silver foil on the inside while the outer box has our Fleur-de-lis logo embossed on top. 


Exclusive to Kickstarter is our "La Famile" Limited Edition Set, which consists of four Saint Martin models, in each of the four colour variations. The four watch set comes in a hand made, wooden display box. Each box will have a golden Fleur-de-lis as well as an engraving indicating that only 20 sets were ever made. 

We stand behind our products and are committed to fast and high quality service. Each Saint Martin comes with a limited warranty covering flaws in  workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years after the  original purchase.


Risks and challenges

The most common risks associated with any endeavor of this nature will be adhering to production & delivery deadlines. We’ve already produced samples as well as full production prototypes, so we do not anticipate any major setbacks as the path forward is extremely clear. If any issues should arise during quality checks, we will deal with them on site. We promise to provide full transparency and will keep Backers updated on any progress as well as any setbacks. To ensure that every watch is created to our standard and delivered on time, we will be in constant communication with our manufacturing partners and any issues will be dealt with swiftly with as little impact to backers as possible.

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    The Saint Martin (Super Early Bird)

    You Pay Only $159USD

    Receive one (1) Saint Martin Watch ($200 off retail). FREE SHIPPING in the USA/Canada.

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    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card
    • 'Fleur-De-Lis' Retail Tag
    • Watch Box
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    The Saint Martin (Early Bird)

    Receive one (1) Saint Martin Watch ($200 off retail). FREE SHIPPING in the USA/Canada.

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    The Saint Martin

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    2 x Saint Martin Watches

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    3 x Saint Martin Watches

    Two Watches of your choice (you will choose colour options later).

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    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card
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    • Watch Box
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    4 x Saint Martin Watches

    Four Watches of your choice (you will choose colour options later).

    Includes:
    • Saint Martin Watch
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card
    • 'Fleur-De-Lis' Retail Tag
    • Watch Box
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    'La Famille' Set (Special Edition)

    Receive All Four Saint Martin Watches, Plus A Limited Edition, Hand Made Wooden Watch Box With 'Limited Editoin 1 of 20' Engraving. (Only 20 Will Be Made)

    Includes:
    • Saint Martin Watch
    • 'Fleur-De-Lis' Retail Tag
    • Warranty Card
    • Instruction Manual
    • Limited Edition Wooden Watch Display Box
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