About this project
THE ALL NEW BOVARRO AUTOMATIC WATCH HAND ASSEMBLED IN SWITZERLAND
New BLACK MOON LIMITED EDITION pledge tiers now available for Black Friday Weekend!
An automatic Swiss made watch inspired by Apollo 11
As children, we always dreamed about space. Our eyes would see something down heart on Planet Earth but inevitably return to the stars, looking up and wondering if we would ever get there ourselves. Then, in July 1969, we did: the astronauts of Apollo 11 led us to the moon. Although the footsteps were few, we took them together. That was all of us, up there, exploring that big black wonder from our dreams. That was all of us, escaping the confines of gravity.
Earlier pledge tiers and LTD editions are selling out fast. Thanks to all the awesome backers.
Now, the Moon 1969 watch, a Bovarro Swiss-made automatic timepiece, is here to celebrate that achievement. Designed to resemble the hatch on the Apollo 11 spacecraft, bezels and all, this is a watch that is both unique and functional.
Initially we created the bezel to look exactly like the hatch with the 42 screws, but the look on the watch did not quite come out as nice, so we decided to reduce the screws around the bezel down to 8 , and shape the crown like the knob on the right side of the hatch, and the look of the watch came out exactly the way we planned.
Bovarro Collections come in 3 Series / 2 Sizes:
Gold Watch Limited Edition Series for the Golden 1969 History:
The Limited Edition Gold Series Watches will come with Solid 18 K Gold Case (42 or 44 mm), Gold Back Case, Gold Crown and Gold Strap Buckle.
You can chose any of the above series in Solid 18 K Gold Case.
And a Piano finish luxury box to store this prestigious History
Limited Edition Models (#0,00,1-500) will be available combined in all the models. You will choose your watch after the campaign and we will engrave the number on the case. None Limited Edition Watches will come with hard back case with the Moon Engravings.
The easy to read black dial of the Lunar Series boasts luminescent hours dots at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions and, luminescent moon at 6 o'clock and date window at 3 o'clock.
Orbit models come with a more minimalist index free dial. The Orbit model has larger luminescent hour dots at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions.
Celestial model dials hour marks have been omitted to make it look more minimal.
All 3 models come in both 42 and 46 mm cases.
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Precisely made, each of Bovarro's components are crafted out of the highest-grade parts and materials available; the Bovarro Moon 1969 watches come in 46mm and 42 mm diameter with 24mm and 22 mm lugs. The double-domed sapphire crystal is durable and scratch-proof. Water-resistant up to 100 meters; the screw down crown is engraved with Bovarro's double "RR" logo.
SPECS AND DIMENSIONS
All 3 Series: Lunar / Orbit / Celestial
46mm with 24 mm lugs / 14 mm thick
42 mm with 22 mm lugs / 12.6 mm thick
Material: Brushed 316L Stainless steel (case, crown and buckle) or 18K Solid Gold
Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire with Anti Reflective coating
Strap: German Made / Italian Leather
Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)
Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case
Italian Leather - German Made Straps: We sourced the highest quality leather material from Italy which will be shipped to Germany for sewing and manufacturing the Straps. These straps will be available in black or brown.
The 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 decorated movement will keep your time accurate for a very long time.
Hours, minutes, sweep second.
Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing
Stop second device
Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector
28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Why ETA 2824-2?
Reading time with Bovarro Moon 1969 is easy due to its minimal design.The moon and round indexes on the dial are topped with strong luminescent coating so you can easily read the time in the dark.
WHY DOUBLE DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
Swissness is the key to a superior quality watch. All Bovarro watches are Swiss Made and will come with a Authenticity of Swiss Made watch certificate.
With pride We stand behind our watches and are committed to class A service. Each Bovarro watch will come with a limited warranty of flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years after receiving your watch.
Great things come in nice packages. Bovarro watches will arrive to your door in high quality polished piano finish black wooden box. Kickstarter backers will also receive a 5 cm moon model so you can share this great Lunar history with the ones around you
We have estimated the delivery to be in May, but we might be able to deliver the watches about 2-4 weeks sooner. This is just an estimation.
Bovarro has been created by Bob and Ary, two brothers and designers from Vancouver. With 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns under out belt, we have shipped over 2,500 Ferro watches over the past two years. Thanks to Kickstarter backers that made it possible. Because of your past support, we are now able to present to you our very fist Swiss Made watch.
Here is just a few of what some backers and other folks had to say about our past watches:Some nameas are covered for privacy reasons.
As the final design / tech drawings , prototyping and testing phases have been successfully accomplished, we are finally confident and ready to manufacture the watches for our backers. We have the manufacturer and other part suppliers ready to make the watches with our green signal. All we need is your support. In order to bring Bovarro watches to your wrists, we need to meet our factory's minimum order quantity requirement; and this will only be possible with your support. By making a pledge, you will secure a high quality Bovarro Swiss Made Watch at a special Kickstarter price.
Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about the Bovarro watches and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome unique watch(es).
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Risks and challenges
We have already found and worked with a very reputable watch factory in Switzerland. As you all know, Switzerland has the highest standard manufacturing facilities for Watches, and luxury watch manufacturing is one of Switzerland leading economy driving sector. The communication with the factory had been smooth and fast, which reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in May of 2017 to make sure that all backers will receive their watches on time as promised. This will give us more time to overcome any problems that might occur during manufacturing or delivery.
To ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production.
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