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Alexander Burhans, watch designer from Freiburg in Germany, presents a new - limited - edition of his successful model of 1992.
Alexander Burhans, watch designer from Freiburg in Germany, presents a new - limited - edition of his successful model of 1992.
Alexander Burhans, watch designer from Freiburg in Germany, presents a new - limited - edition of his successful model of 1992.
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Redesign of a highly successful watch from the 90s

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The limited jubilee edition

25 years after the first prototype I have decided revise the watch after a complete redesign.

Re-Design 2016 - Prototype
Re-Design 2016 - Prototype

The new men's model is now much larger, the case line even more finely and the dial color brighter and friendlier. And as a very special touch of color, the anniversary watch wearing a red date point.  

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Ladies first..

And this time there is at the beginning a smaller version for the ladies.

Lady and Man
Lady and Man

Both versions appear as limited edition - and each watch then bear its own personal serial number.  

0001 / 1992 …………….. 1992 / 1992

Worldwide only 1992 timepieces each !

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The idea

The date at wristwatches's often very small and for many not always easy to read. But, by the idea to display the day of a month as a dot that rotates around the circumference of the whole size of movement becomes to the face of the watch.

date and dot
date and dot

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The history 

This watch, named at the time the “Orbit” – due to it’s unusual way of displaying the date – also found it’s way in the late 90s into the US market. Well-known design and museum shops such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York took on this watch.

But considering today's watches, the former model was a relatively small men's wristwatch (only ø 36 mm).

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New production in 2016

The new models will bear my name. And so they will made made accordingly to my own high quality standards. Only the best materials are used!

Cases - stainless steel (L 316), wateresistant 5 ATM. 50 m ( 165 ft.)

Size - Man ø 39,5 mm, Lady ø 32 mm

Crystals - scratch-resistant sapphire crystals

Movements - Swiss movements, Ronda RQ 715/ RQ 784

Straps - high quality leather straps (Calf/Nubuk) black or dark brown with stainless steel buckle.

Warranty - 2 years

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The App

Get the watch face on your smartphone!

Enjoy the unusual way of displaying the date on your samtphone. All backers will receive this wunderful App ( iOS or Android ) 5 weeks after start. With the App (full function) you may design your own colorful watch face.                   

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Black is beautiful.. !

You prefer dark colors? No problem: here are the black unlimited   Men and Ladies !

The black unlimiteds
The black unlimiteds

If you like to get this wonderful model with black face we will deliver your watch at same time.  

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Redesign einer erfolgreichen Uhr aus den 90ern

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Alexander Burhans, Uhrendesigner aus Freiburg, präsentiert eine Neuauflage seines Erfolgsmodells L 01 von 1992.  

25 Jahre nach dem ersten Prototyp habe ich beschlossen, die Uhr von Grund auf neu zu überarbeiten und nach einem kompletten Redesign, neu zu produzieren.

Re-Design 2016 - Prototyp
Re-Design 2016 - Prototyp

Das neue Herrenmodell ist jetzt deutlich größer, das Gehäuse noch feiner und die Zifferblattfarbe heller und freundlicher. Und als ganz besonderen Farbtupfer, trägt die Jubiläumsuhr einen roten Datumspunkt.   

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Ladies first..

Und diesmal gibt es gleich zu Beginn auch eine kleinere Version für die Damen.

Damen- und Herrenmodell
Damen- und Herrenmodell

Beide Versionen erscheinen als limited Edition - und jede einzelne Uhr trägt dann ihre eigene, persönliche Seriennummer.   

0001 / 1992 …………….. 1992 / 1992

Weitweit gibt es dann jeweils nur 1992 Exemplare !

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Die Idee

Die Datumsanzeige bei Armbanduhren ist ja oft sehr klein und für viele nicht immer gut ablesbar. Aber, durch die Idee das Datum als laufenden Punkt anzuzeigen und damit die gesamte Lauffläche des Uhrwerks auszunutzen, wurde diese Anzeige - quasi - zum Gesicht der Uhr.

Datum als Punkt
Datum als Punkt

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Die Geschichte

Das Modell L 01 entwickelte sich sehr schnell zu einem Besteller und fand in Europa, vor allem in Deutschland, der Schweiz, Belgien, Holland und Norwegen viele Freunde, ebenso in Japan. Als Modell Orbit fand diese Uhr mit der außergewöhnlichen Datumsanzeige, Ende der 90er Jahre, auch den Weg in die USA. Und dort in die Verkaufs-Kollektion namhafter Design- und Museumshops, wie z.B. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art und dem MoMA (Museum of Modern Art ) in New York.

Aber gemessen an den heutigen Uhren, war das damalige Modell
 eine relativ kleine Herren-Armbanduhr (nur ø 36 mm).  

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Neuproduktion in 2016

Die neuen Modelle werden meinen Namen tragen. 
Und darum werden sie auch nach meinen eigenen, hohen Qualitätsansprüchen angefertigt. Nur die besten Materialien kommen zum Einsatz!

Gehäuse - Edelstahl (L 316), wasserdicht bis 5 ATM. 50 Meter

Größe - Herren ø 39,5 mm, Damen ø 32 mm

Gläser - kratzfeste Sahirgläser

Werke - Schweizer Uhrwerke Ronda RQ 715/ RQ 784

Armbänder - Kalbsleder mit weicher Nubukleder-Innenseite, in schwarz oder dunkelbraun

Garantie - 2 Jahre

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Die App

Lade Dir "das Gesicht der Uhr" auf Dein Smartphone!

Erlebe die ungewöhnliche Datumsanzeige auf Deinem Display. Alle Unterstützer erhalten diese schöne App (für iOS oder Android ) -kostenlos- 5 Wochen nach dem Fundingstart. Mit der App "multi function" könnt Ihr farbtechnisch Eure persönliche Uhr designen.

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Black is beautiful.. !

Du magst lieber Schwarz? Kein Problem: hier sind die "black unlimiteds" für Damen und Herren!

black unlimited
black unlimited

Wenn Du diese schöne Uhr lieber in schwarz trägst, werden wir Dir Dein persönliches Lieblingsmodell zur gleichen Zeit liefern.  


 

Risks and challenges

We got many years of experience in watchmaking and will do our best to deliver the watches on time and in the promised quality. We work with serveral suppliers for cases, hands, movements, dials, straps, etc. and of course that can cause delays. But we're sure the watches will be already finished latest in January 2017.
We want to keep the the production very transparently and will give our backers regular updates about progress in manufacturing.

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Wir verfügen über langjährige Erfahrung in der Uhrenherstellung und werden unser Bestes dafür tun, um die Uhren in der versprochenen Qualität pünktlich fertigzustellen. Da wir mit verschiedenen Zulieferern für Gehäuse, Zeiger, Werke, Zifferblätter, Armbänder, etc. arbeiten, kann es natürlich immer mal zu zeitlichen Verzögerungen kommen. Trotzdem sind wir uns sicher, dass alle Uhren spätestens im Januar 2017 lieferbereit sind.
Um die Produktion und die Abläufe möglichst transparent zu halten, werden wir unsere Unterstützer regelmäßig über den Stand der Produktion informieren.

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    1 MAN WATCH - WHITE - EARLY SUPPORTER

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