Project image
)}
S$ 11,227
pledged of S$ 55,000pledged of S$ 55,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 28 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 28, 2019

ALCADUS Presents: OPUS, A Watch Fit For Flight

The OPUS 39 is an impressive feat of watch design, drawing on vintage and cutting-edge concepts in equal measure.

ALCADUS Presents: OPUS, A Watch Fit For Flight

The OPUS 39 is an impressive feat of watch design, drawing on vintage and cutting-edge concepts in equal measure.

S$ 11,227
pledged of S$ 55,000pledged of S$ 55,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 28 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 28, 2019

About

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

Although the OPUS did not meet its funding goal, it will still go into production and it is now available directly as preorder at the official website here:

Payment will be processed by PayPal (risk-free for you) and if you don’t like it for any reason within 14 days of receipt of the watch, we will give your money back. :)

Once again, we would like to thank all who has rendered their gracious support and showed their interests for this project. I sincerely hope to see you on the official site here: 

https://www.alcadus.com/store/opus-preorder/

Thank you!

- Yook Hong

--

Changes:

Some changes of the OPUS collection:

  •  The movement has been replaced with Swiss ETA 2824 movement (from ETA 2892). 
  •  The Kickstarter price has been revised to US$ 597 (US$ 897+ retail price) as a result of the movement change. 
  •  The stretch goal #1 has been automatically unlocked - X1 Grade Super-LumiNova® luminescent will be applied to all OPUS watches. 

Up in the sky, it's just you and the clouds, the wings on either side of you, and the boom of the jet behind you. Adventure is all around you, and the world is yours for the taking. If you ask pilots who have racked up a lot of flying hours what they think about the wild blue yonder, many of them will tell you that it isn't something they think of as separate from themselves – that after you have been up in the sky long enough, your hands on the joystick, tapping out buttons on your instrument panel, you and the clouds and the plane and the cockpit all merge into one.

Yes, it's incredible to think about.

Drawing inspiration from cockpit instruments designs and the magic of flight, the OPUS line of watches by ALCADUS make a bold statement about who you are as a person, what you value, and the kind of life that you are living. Featuring a sapphire crystal lens, a premium Swiss ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement, and Swiss Super-LumiNova luminescent hands, dial, and watch crown, these watches are durable, resistance up to 10 ATM and 100m water submersion. You can change out the strap easily because of the drilled lug holes, and size at 39mm, the design is versatile, suited to a wide range of occasions and settings. 

Reduced to its simplest components – the true bare essentials – the luminosity of the Swiss Super-LumiNova feature makes this a watch that you can take with you everywhere you go, relying on it and depending on it completely – with your life if necessary.

In a traditional Flieger watch, the triangular index at 12 O’clock position enables the pilot to quickly determine the upward orientation of the watch in the dark. Substituting the traditional triangular index with the ALCADUS logo, the OPUS 39 puts a new spin on this design. In addition, there is another subtle ALCADUS logo in the seconds hands, and calling back to the watch crown designed for pilots wearing thick gloves and flight suit, the OPUS 39 features a similar watch crown.

Molded from marine grade 316L stainless steel, the 39mm OPUS is coated with a high tech scratch-resistant coating with a hardness of 800 HV (four times the average 200 HV of uncoated stainless steel), so you can wear this watch for years on end. 


Jet Black - Glossy black lacquered dial. Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 (Grade X1) on Hour hand, Minute hand, ALCADUS logo in Second hand, Hour index and ALCADUS logo. Swiss Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1) on crown. Matching date wheel. 

Phantom Gray - Dial covered with Gray color Grade X1 Swiss Super-LumoNova® (Matte finish). Painted Hour index, ALCADUS logo. Swiss Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1) on crown. Matching date wheel.  

Argent White - Glossy white lacquered dial. Flame-blued hands. Swiss Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1) on Hour hand, Minute hand, ALCADUS logo in Second hand, Hour index and ALCADUS logo. Swiss Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1) on crown. Matching date wheel. 


Click on links below to access the latest press coverage and reviews on the OPUS Collection:


All OPUS collection comes with

  • One (1) brushed 316L stainless steel bracelet ($69 value)
  • One (1) handcrafted premium Italian top-grain leather strap of your choice ($109 value)

There are several premium strap and bracelet options that come with the OPUS 39, each featuring a quick-release mechanism for easy changing and minimum risk of scratching.

The straps and bracelet is 20mm width at the lug and tapers elegantly to 16mm at buckle. All straps and bracelets comes with a brushed finished buckle with relief-engraved logo.

The OPUS is made for strap changes. You have the option to add an extra strap to complement your OPUS. Your Kickstarter pledge will be processed in our online shop, where you can login to see / modify / add more items to your order.  Simply add your favorite straps and more items into your order before we start to ship your orders. 


Ultra-Durable

The OPUS 39 is water resistant up to 100m / 333ft / 10 ATM, much greater than the 30m water resistance rating common to most pilot watches.

All Occasions

From the wilderness to the ballroom, the OPUS 39 will never look out of place.

Inspired by the Brave Voyages of Yesteryear

A true piece of vintage art, the OPUS 39 features a box-shaped crystal that sticks out beyond the case edge/bezel, an improvement on the easily-scratched plexiglass (acrylic glass) previously common to box-shaped watches lenses.

 Sapphire Crystal – Just Try to Break It 

Extraordinarily hard, the sapphire crystal used in the OPUS 39 is virtually unbreakable, rivaled only by the diamond in terms of hardness and scratch resistance.

More Affordable than Ever

Normally, box-shaped crystal is found only in watches that cost upwards of $2,000-3,000, but when you reserve the OPUS 39 through this campaign, you are getting it at a fraction of the price.

Anti-Reflective the Smart Way

There are five layers of anti-reflective coating applied to the top lens to prevent glare – not on both sides, as that can lead to scratching. Instead, the OPUS 39 features an inner anti-reflective coating.


Swiss ETA 2824 Movement

World-famous for consistency and reliability, this is a Swiss movement that has gone down in the annals of history as a notable feat of engineering. To us, there was just no other option when we were designing the OPUS 39.

Your OPUS will be assembled with a decorated ETA 2824 elaboré and a customized skeletonized rotor with engraved with ALCADUS logo. 


ETA 2824 Movement Specification

  •  Winding: Self-winding mechanism (automatic)
  •  Power Reserve: 42 Hours
  •  Jewel Count: 25
  •  Cadence: 28,800 bph (4 Hz)
  •  Regulator System:  ETACHRON
  •  Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds (Hacking), Date
  •  Accuracy: Daily rate: +/-7 sec/day Positional error: +/-20 sec/day. 


Crafted with Pride

Sourcing only the finest raw materials, we at ALCADUS assemble our watches with pride, paying close attention to details and developing all our components (other than the movement) from scratch. Stock pieces? Catalog components? Absolutely not! Those would be antithetical to what ALCADUS stands for, and we would never dream of going outside our firm for our components.


Strong Warranty Protection

Every ALCADUS watch comes with a 2+1 years warranty that covers the hands, dial, and watch movement from any issues arising during normal use and from any manufacturing defects. We guarantee that all parts will be available for at least ten years – even if the model sells out.

All ALCADUS watches come with an NFC-enabled warranty card. This card is used for authenticity and warranty check.

Your warranty will be extended 1 year (3 years total) when you authenticate your purchase using the NFC-enabled warranty card.

On top of that, your ALCADUS watch will remain serviceable even after the warranty period expires. That’s our service guarantee.


Free Bonuses!

Your OPUS comes with a free premium handmade and hand-stitched leather watch roll – a $129 value. This is another piece of outstanding luxury from ALCADUS, the exterior layer made from black supple premium Nappa leather and the interior layer made from gray-toned premium suede leather, selected and curated to keep your watches safe no matter what. Each rolls holds up to three watches, the cases up to 46mm fitting snugly inside. 


  •  Case - 316L Stainless Steel with scratch-resistant coating, brushed finish with polished bezel
  •  Dial - Jet Black: Black Lacquered Finish, Phantom Gray: Full-lumed, Argent White: White Lacquered Finish
  •  Hands -  Sword style hours hand, baton style minutes hand and custom seconds hand with ALCADUS Logo. All covered in a photo-luminescent coating except the Gray full-lumed dial version. Flame-blued hands on white dial version.
  •  Luminescent - Swiss Super-LumiNova® on dial, hands and crown
  •  Movement -  Swiss ETA 2824 (elaboré) with customized skeletonized rotor 
  •  Lens - Box sapphire on top (with 5 layers of clear inner AR coating), flat sapphire on display see-through caseback
  •  Included Straps-  Stainless steel bracelet, premium Italian leather straps / nubuck strap 
  •  Water Resistance -  100 meters / 10 ATM / 333 ft
  •  Dimensions - 39 x 45.4mm
  •  Thickness - 13.3mm (including 2mm thick box sapphire crystal)
  •  Lug width- 20mm (with drilled lug holes)
  •  Crown - Screw-down, engraved ALCADUS logo with Luminescent applied
  •  Warranty - 2 + 1 years
  •  Extras - Integrated rubber strap (stretch goal)


What We Need & What You Get

Right now, we are turning to you, Kickstarter, for help raising the funds that we need to manufacture the OPUS collection on a large scale. Our funding goal is $55,000 (approximately $40,000 USD). At that level, we will be able to hit our minimum order quantity and reach the volume discount that we need to offer the OPUS at the prices that we have planned. To say thanks, we are offering the OPUS 39 at a discount through this campaign in addition to access to our design team and deals on other watches that we release through ALCADUS in the future.

We have also planned out four distinct stretch goals:

  •  *UNLOCKDED*   S$ 82,000 (approx. US$ 60,000) – FREE upgrade of Super-LumiNova® Luminescent to the highest quality Grade X1 (highest possible grade) from Grade A. Your OPUS timepiece deserves the superior luminosity of Grade X1 lume.
  •  S$ 123,000 (approx. US$ 90,000) – FREE one (1) Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap for all backers (US$ 69 value). You can choose 1 additional leather strap of your choice in our online shop.

  •  S$ 136,500 (approx. US$ 120,000) – Custom Curved-end Vulcanized Rubber Strap available for all backers to choose / purchase (US$ 99 value).
  •  S$ 205,000 (approx. US$ 150,000) – 3 new smaller models (36 mm size with no-date function, comes in 3 different colorways) available for all backers to choose. A dressier variant, the OPUS 36 is a unisex watch that you can share with your loved ones!

Our Background

ALCADUS Watch Co. was founded by a man who understood the travails of watch collecting / appreciation on a budget all too well. A husband and a father, Yook Hong is also a former Seiko modder. After five years spent modifying classic Seiko timepieces for discerning collectors looking for an individual edge, he has put his knowledge to the test by creating the ALCADUS OPUS Collection.

Inspired by Yook Hong’s workmanship and passion, ALCADUS is a brand of premium dress watches crafted for men and women of style and distinction. Each ALCADUS watch is designed with timelessness in mind, lending an elegant, understated, slip-under-the-cuff panache to any man’s style.

Hello. Thank you for joining me here. I have spent a lot of time over the years, a lot of sleepless nights spent trying to figure out the next big thing. Has it all been worth it? Of course it has. Through all the sacrifices, through any doubt I may have experienced, I always knew that a tremendous idea would come to me one day. Finally, it has, and I am proud to present it to you.

The OPUS 39 is a watch that makes a bold statement about who you are as a person, what you value, and the kind of life that you are living. Featuring a sapphire crystal lens, a venerable Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement, and Swiss Super-LumiNova luminescent hands, dial, and watch crown, these watches are durable, resistance up to 10 ATM and 100m water submersion. You can change out the strap easily because of the drilled lug holes, and size at 39mm, the design is versatile, suited to a wide range of occasions and settings.

Reduced to its most simplest components – the true bare essentials – the luminosity of the Swiss Super-LumiNova feature makes this a watch that you can take with you everywhere you go, relying on it and depending on it completely – with your life if necessary.

Available in three colors – Argent White, Jet Black, and Phantom Gray – the OPUS 39 is available through Kickstarter exclusively for the time being, just until I can hit my minimum order quantities, and it’s available at a discount too – so act now. Go ahead and read on to learn all about the OPUS 39 and claim yours while supplies last.

I hope that you enjoy wearing it just as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Thank you.

– Yook Hong


The retail price for OPUS Collection will be US$ 897+.

The Super Early Bird pricing of the OPUS is ~US$ 597 (33.5% off retail price).

The OPUS is strictly limited to 300 pieces per model worldwide, thus making the OPUS highly collectible for all watch connoisseurs.

Get Your Hands On It Now Before It’s Too Late.


The OPUS is thoughtfully designed and crafted to be a versatile dressy tool / field watch that is simple, durable and legible. Whether you are scaling a snow-topped mountain, exploring the jungle, big expedition to the unknown land or desk-diving in a temperature-controlled environment, OPUS is the timepiece that is made to be worn and enjoyed.

Carpe diem.

Follow our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alcaduswatchco/) for more wrist shots of the OPUS collection.

If you would like to see how we are doing at the moment, check out our website and social media profiles! And of course, make sure to Follow Us!  


Need help? Feel free to contact us at: hello@alcadus.com


Risks and challenges

We are aware that creating and delivering a product can be a complicated process, which sometimes entails unexpected delays. The utmost care will be taken throughout this process, and we will keep our contributors updated regarding any possible delays.

We have good relationships with reliable manufacturing partners and have created, tried, and tested high-quality prototypes. Our primary supplier is well known and well established in the industry and supplies many brands (including microbrands and some luxury Swiss brands). We are incredibly confident in their abilities and ethics. We also have some backup manufacturing partners of similar caliber in place if our primary partners have any unexpected problems (which is highly unlikely).

Your OPUS delivered will be of the best quality, although this sometimes comes at the expense of time. We have estimated a delivery date of Feb 2020, but we strive to delivery ahead of schedule.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 50 or more About $37

    Show Some Love

    Thank you! While we can't offer you a watch at this level, you will receive a personalized thank-you from Yook Hong plus updates regarding any promotions we run in the future at ALCADUS.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 810 or more About $596

    Argent White (ETA 2824)

    Get your OPUS 39 in Argent White. When you reserve yours through this campaign (1 of 300), you will save 33.5% on the retail price.

    Includes:
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 810 or more About $596

    Jet Black (ETA 2824)

    Get your OPUS 39 in Jet Black. When you reserve yours through this campaign (1 of 300), you will save 33.5% on the retail price.

    Includes:
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 810 or more About $596

    Phantom Gray (ETA 2824)

    Get your OPUS 39 in Phantom Gray. When you reserve yours through this campaign (1 of 300), you will save 33.5% on the retail price.

    Includes:
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 1,550 or more About $1,140

    2 x OPUS (ETA 2824)

    Save more when you get two! Reserve a pair of OPUS watches through this campaign and save an extra US$50 on top of the 33.5% campaign-exclusive discount. (Select your two watch styles after the campaign)

    Includes:
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge S$ 2,295 or more About $1,688

    3 x OPUS (ETA 2824)

    Get one of each – Argent White, Jet Black, Phantom Gray! Reserve three OPUS watches through this campaign and save an extra US$ 100 on top of the 33.5% campaign-exclusive discount.

    Includes:
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge S$ 1,150 or more About $846

    Argent White (39mm)

    OPUS 39 with WHITE lacquered dial. Regular retail price of US$ 1197 (you save US$ 360 / 30%).

    Exclusively limited to 300 pieces. Individually numbered on case back (each watch is unique). 2+1* Years Warranty.

    Includes:
    • 1 OPUS 39 Argent White (39mm)
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge S$ 1,150 or more About $846

    Jet Black (39mm)

    OPUS 39 with BLACK lacquered dial. Regular retail price of US$ 1197 (you save US$ 360 / 30%).

    Exclusively limited to 300 pieces. Individually numbered on case back (each watch is unique). 2+1* Years Warranty.

    Includes:
    • 1 OPUS 39 Jet Black (39mm)
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 0 backers
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge S$ 1,150 or more About $846

    Phantom Gray (39mm)

    OPUS 39 with Gray full-lumed dial. Regular retail price of US$ 1197 (you save US$ 360 / 30%).

    Exclusively limited to 300 pieces. Individually numbered on case back (each watch is unique). 2+1* Years Warranty.

    Includes:
    • 1 OPUS 39 Phantom Gray (39mm)
    • 1 Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • 1 Premium Italian Top-grain Leather Strap of Your Choice
    • 1 Premium Top-grain Leather Watch Roll (3 slots)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    S$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)