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Axel KmonitzekBy Axel Kmonitzek
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Axel KmonitzekBy Axel Kmonitzek
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€15,405
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42
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 13 2018 6:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

A new collection of timepieces to be handed down for generations. Inspired by one of the most beautiful stories of the watchmaking history: Ruth Belville - Greenwich time lady.

OUTSTANDING QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY for exceptional value for money 

  • A luxury mechanical watch with a four-digit value for a fraction of the high-street price. 
  • Inspired by Ruth Belville - Limited edition run of 1982 pieces per watch that echoes one of the most unique stories of watchmaking history 
  • Established manufacturer - we are renowned for crafting one of a kind bespoke watches 
  • Each watch comes with a 10 year limited* warranty

Here at Kickstarter, the first 250 backers save an additional 50% of the competitive retail price.

Unlike most watches that come below 1,000 USD, we’ve designed a complex 3 piece case out of surgical grade 316L stainless steel (5ATM I 50m waterresistance), which you’ll usually only find in top luxury watches. 

To ensure that you will enjoy your watch for decades, we equip every timepiece with an extra scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

The dial is an art for itself, done by skilled craftsmen with the traditional tampon print process. Most of our dials have been sunray-brushed, an abrasive finish characterized by purely radial lines.

Our “Greenwich” line, the top line of our collection, comes with an high-end Swiss made SW200 movement, made by the renowned movement manufacturer Sellita, who also works for many of the top luxury brands from Switzerland. An evergreen 3 hand movement.

We chose the famous Citizen/Miyota 9100 movement for our “Gilford” Collection, which was an easy choice given the outstanding reputation that it has achieved worldwide. It comes with power reserve indication and Moon Phase/24h.

The "Royal Hill" comes with the well known Citizen Miyota 821A, the reliable quality movement from Japan.

Each Strap "Handmade in Germany”, Including a folding clasp & quick release spring bar.

Complimentary for all customers of the "Greenwich" collection. 

What others say about Belville:

  • “The design is extremely well-made - a classic timepiece with optimal proportions. ... a fair price tag, no doubt.”

    Thomas Gronenthal- well known watch specialist who writes for UHREN-MAGAZIN, Chronos, as well as WatchTime – America’s No. 1 Watch Magazine and the Swiss Magazin Gold’Or

  • “The dial is a deep blue and the sunray finish. This is elegant, legible and timeless. And yes, I want one, and I suspect many people out there want one as well.”

    James Henderson- Editor in chief of the well-regarded watch blog Tempus Fugit

180 years ago clocks were not as accurate as they are today, so John Henry Belville, a London businessman had the bright idea to sell people the right time. He would start his day by going to Greenwich Observatory to set his pocket chronometer to Greenwich Mean Time before visiting his customers in the City and in the West End and setting their watches correctly.

His daughter, Ruth Belville, who ran the business afterward, became famous due to a speech by the St John Wynne of the Standard Time Company, which synchronized watches by telegraph signal. By trying to ridicule Ruth’s old fashion way of selling the time, they boosted her sales tremendously and made her well known far beyond the city border of London.

»As a designer, I am particularly attracted by the historical context, from an exciting time without computers and smartphones, of a very self-confident and enterprising woman and her family. « Jonas Klotz, Designer at Belville

We started out as Fischer&Cie. Maßuhrenmanufaktur in Hamburg around ten years ago. We specialize in making bespoke watches and making dreams of a highly individual mechanical wristwatch come true for a client list that includes Royal Families, CEOs of large corporations, famous sports personalities and many more.

Axel Kmonitzek I Founder Axel Kmonitzek I Founder Because of our focus on direct online sales we can offer you the outstanding value for money Belville timepiece collection at a fraction of regular retail prices. Plus you can profit from savings made from producing components in greater quantities.

Watch Atelier I Shanghaiallee 8 I 20457 Hamburg, Germany Watch Atelier I Shanghaiallee 8 I 20457 Hamburg, Germany You’re always welcome to meet us in person at our Hamburg based watch atelier.

We have been developing and manufacturing high-end timepieces since 2009, our supply chain is tested and proven.

Due to our strong background in watchmaking, we offer our backers the assurance of a perfect watch with elite standards. Having our own manufacture, we are able to serve you with a qualitative production process with the proper means to send you the best product possible.

We offer a 10 year warranty*

  • GREENWICH - our iconic signature collection (3 HAND SWISS AUTOMATIC)
  • GILFORD - sophisticated, exclusive and genteel (MOON PHASE/24h AUTOMATIC)
  • ROYAL HILL - clean perfection on your wrist (3 HAND AUTOMATIC)
  • AVENUE - timeless elegant design (3 HAND/MOON PHASE QUARTZ)
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Our Signature collection “Greenwich” comes with an inhouse modified Swiss made Sellita SW200 movement, the same one you’ll find in several Swiss made Luxury timepieces (e.g. Baume & Mercier, Sinn and Bell & Ross).

Sellita SW200-1 Automatic Movement I 26 Jewels I 38h Reserve I 28800 Frequency I Custom Rotor
Sellita SW200-1 Automatic Movement I 26 Jewels I 38h Reserve I 28800 Frequency I Custom Rotor

The laborious guilloche design, which underlines the classy and timeless look of your Belville timepiece, serves as a stunning eyecatcher.

MOON PHASE/24h AUTOMATIC

This self-winding 42mm automatic collection with beautiful scalloped lugs and Breguet numerals or clean stroke indexes comes with, day, date, month and day/night / 24hr indication by hand.

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The clean dial with simple hour markers is completed with slim feuille hands.

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Inspired by the original watch from Ruth Belville, simple Roman numerals, small second or moon phase, make this 38mm watch the perfect companion for the smaller wrist. 

Furthermore, the AVENUE contains a beautiful moon phase timepiece, if you’re more into the detailed watch faces.

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Additional Information 

This Kickstarter campaign will enable us to determine which designs are the most loved ones and adjust the production accordingly. For very larger quantities, if we you guys are heavy supporters of our brand, we run the typical supply chain risks. We have been involved with mass production before and we have long-term relationships with our suppliers, consequently, we are confident that they will be able to handle large series beyond the first 2000 watches.

We offer a 10 Year Limited Warranty. This Belville Guarantee is warranted to you, the owner, for the warranty period from the date of original purchase against all defects in material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or abuse or water damage and excludes batteries, case, strap or bracelet; does not cover costs, parts or labor or defects or damage caused by any source other than SEQUEL. We do not recommend changing your own battery. If you would like your battery, case/crystal and/or strap replaced, please see the warranty repair coupon for additional charges. Any implied warranties are also limited to ten years from date of original purchase. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. In the event of a defect or malfunction within this period, it will be repaired or replaced, at our option provided that it is returned prepaid with VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX for $8.50 to cover the cost of handling and return postage (this is not a repair charge). DO NOT SEND CASH. Never include a special watch band or any other article of personal value in your shipment.

Risks and challenges

We have been developing and manufacturing high-end timepieces since 2009, our supply chain is tested and proven. Due to our strong background in watchmaking, we offer our backers the assurance of a perfect watch with elite standards. Having our own manufacture, we are able to serve you with a qualitative production process with the proper means to send you the best product possible.

This Kickstarter campaign will enable us to determine which designs are the most loved ones and adjust the production accordingly.

For very larger quantities, if you guys are heavy supporters of our brand, we run the typical supply chain risks. We have been involved with mass production before and we have long-term relationships with our suppliers, consequently, we are confident that they will be able to handle large series beyond the first 2000 watches.

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    Pledge €149 or more About $168

    Avenue Collection - timeless elegant

    You will receive 1 "Avenue - Small Second" model Belville timepiece. (You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    "The Avenue" Collection is the entry level line from Belville 1892. The "Small Second" model uses the Miyota 1L45 Quartz Movement.

    You save 50% off future retail price (€298)

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    Pledge €199 or more About $225

    Avenue Collection - Moon Phase

    You will receive 1 "Avenue - Moon Phase" model Belville timepiece. (You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    "The Avenue" Collection is the entry level line from Belville 1892. The "Moon Phase" style uses the more complex Miyota 6P00 Quartz Movement...

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    Pledge €290 or more About $328

    Royal Hill Collection - Clean Perfection

    You will receive 1 "Royal Hill - Automatic 821A" model Belville timepiece. (You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    Our “Royal Hill” collection offers a great value for money automatic timepiece for watch aficionados. The 821A, the decorated version of the 8215 movement, is a reliable, high quality movement.

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    Pledge €379 or more About $429

    Gilford Collection - Moon Phase

    You will receive 1 "Royal Hill - Automatik 9er" model Belville timepiece. (Comes with moonface. You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    We chose the famous Citizen/Miyota 9100 movement for our “Royal Hill” Collection, which was an easy choice to the outstanding reputation that it has achieved worldwide.

    You save 50% off future retail price (€758)

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    Pledge €379 or more About $429

    Gilford Collection - Day/Night or 24h

    You will receive 1 "Royal Hill - Automatik 9100" model Belville timepiece. (You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    We chose the famous Citizen/Miyota 9100 movement for our “Royal Hill” Collection, which was an easy choice to the outstanding reputation that it has achieved worldwide.

    You save 50% off future retail price (€758)

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    Pledge €480 or more About $543

    Greenwich Collection - Signature Piece

    You will receive 1 "Greenwich Collection"" model Belville timepiece. (You will choose the watch case color, the watch face color, and the style and color of leather band later)

    Our “Greenwich” line, the top line of our collection, comes with a high-end Swiss made movement, made by the renowned movement manufacturer Sellita (based on the SW200), who also works for the top luxury brands from Switzerland.

    You save 50% off future retail price (€960)

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