About this project
2 Most Frequently Asked Questions:
- When can I choose the exact watch style / t-shirt size etc.? You will have a chance to choose the watch style / colors / strap options / t-shirt / cycling kit size, before we ship. We will send you an email at that point with the various options.
- Do I need to have a Facebook account to order a watch here? No! You do not need a Facebook Account to order a watch here.
How To Order Your Watch Now:
Step 1: Click on a reward level listed on the right hand side. (Don't worry, at this point, you don't need to know which exact watch style, color, strap type etc. you want; we will send you an email before we ship to get that information from you.)
Step 2: Click "Continue to Next Step"
Step 3: Log in with Facebook OR enter your email and a password. Click "Sign me up."
Step 4: Click "Continue to Amazon."
Step 5: Enter your existing Amazon username and password or click on "I am a new customer."
Step 6: Click "Confirm payment"
Since reward levels are getting sold out so fast, and new reward levels are opening, the image above may not fully reflect changes. The Rewards listed in the Rewards section are the most up to date.
Please bear in mind that no matter what reward you choose that includes a watch or a t-shirt, you will be able to choose from a variety of different options. We currently have 3 t-shirt designs (see 'T-shirts' below) and 17 watch variations (see 'Available Models' below).
We’ve been notified by the factory that the Kickstarter Green Watch, the Rose Gold Watch and the Gray IP Watch will only be shipped in February 2015. All watches will be shipped to you as soon as we receive them; if your order contains a Kickstarter Green, Rose Gold Watch and/or Gray IP Watch in addition to other watches, we will ship the other watches as soon as we get them in.
Simply add the following to your pledge (applies to any Reward Level that already includes at least one watch):
+$36 Deployant strap option (for leather straps only) (see "Stretch Goals" below for more info)
+$50 Rose Gold version (see "Available Models" below for more info)
+$310 Another Genesis X1 Chrono of your choice (add another $50
if you would like this watch to be Rose Gold; you can add in multiples
of $310, limited to the number of watches in your reward level) (see "Stretch Goals" below for more info)
Since we’ve reached our 160K Stretch Goal, you will now have a deployant buckle option for each leather strap in your order. At this point, all you will need to do is add an additional $36 per strap for which you would like add the deployant buckle. Renderings of the deployant buckles are shown below:
Since we've reached our $140K Stretch Goal, you will now have the option of adding $310 to your existing pledge* to receive another Genesis X1 Chrono of your choice. Since we have surpassed our 80K and 100K Stretch Goals, each watch, regardless of the price paid, will include an additional strap of your choice as well as the option to choose from the Limited Edition Kickstarter Green (limited to first 500, fulfilled on first backed first served based).
*To be eligible, you must have previously chosen a reward that includes at least one watch. If you previously chose a reward that includes more than one watch, just add in multiples of $310 for each additional watch you want (limited to the number of watches in that reward). Please note that you will not be charged additional shipping/taxes etc.
Since we've reached our $100,000 Stretch Goal, we will undertake a Limited Production run of 500 pieces containing the Kickstarter Green color (see below). This means that you will have the option to choose the exact watch model/s you want, including this Limited Edition watch. Since we will have already hit our $80,000 goal, you will have the option to receive both the silicone and leather Kickstarter Green straps. We will be fulfilling orders on a "first backed, first served" basis.
Since we reached our $80,000 Stretch Goal, every backer who purchases a watch will receive a FREE strap. (Please note that this means that if your reward level comes with an additional strap, you will actually receive 2 straps of your choice). Below are the 5 Strap Options from which you will be able to choose before we ship: 1. Black Silicone with Orange Insert 2. Black Silicone with White Insert 3. Leather with Orange Stitching 4. Black Silicone with Yellow Insert 5. Yellow Silicone with Black Insert
The Genesis X1 uses a highly precise Swiss Quartz Chronograph movement, the RONDA startech Caliber 5040.D.
A selection of our available models:
Please note, that Watches # 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16 above will only be shipped in February 2015. All other watches will be shipped in January 2015.
*These models only became available once we hit our 100K Stretch Goal. They are limited to 500; orders will be fulfilled on a “first backed, first served” basis.
Important Note Re Rose Gold Watch (13 & 14 above)
Remember, you will have the chance to choose the gold watch before we ship. You will need to add $50 to your pledge in order to be able to choose the Rose Gold version. The Rose Gold watch will be available as an option whether it’s the watch chosen as part of your reward or as a companion.
Rose Gold Watch Features (13 & 14 above):
- Rose Gold Tone Case
- Black and Rose Gold Accents on the Bezel
- Rose Gold Tone with White Luminescent Hour Markers and Hours & Minute Hands
- White Arabic Numerals
- Rose Gold Date Border, Chrono Minute Ring and Logo
- This version will be available with 2 strap options: Black Leather with White Stitching or Black Silicone with White Insert
Important Note Re Gray IP Watch (15 & 16 above)
Due to the feedback we received when we placed the grey prototype in the box in Update #6 (click here for the image), we decided to introduce a grey version of the LIV Genesis X1. Please note that the final version differs from the prototype. In the final version, the accents on the bezel, the lower pusher and the crown will all be black. (In the prototype they were all grey.) In addition, in the final version the strap will be all black. (In the prototype it was grey with black accents.) The dial coloring will remain the same but will include the upgrades being made to all our styles. (We increased the size of the Super-LumiNova on both the hour and minute hands as well as the indexes.)
Please note that due to many requests we have received, we will have a watch option available to you with a black leather strap with yellow stitching, see rendering below.
The LIV Genesis X1 is designed for the man who won't be told what to do. He's also known as The LIV Man (read more about him below). As a uniquely crafted Swiss Made watch with attitude at a low cost, this timepiece is projected to redefine the Swiss watch industry.
The watch is for men who value strength, fashion, quality, and…attitude. “After spending many years in the watch industry, I realized that there was room for an innovative Swiss Made Chronograph made with quality materials at an accessible price; a lot of the high end Swiss watch companies had vacated the sub $1000 price point for a Swiss Chrono,” says Chaz, founder of LIV - Swiss Watches.
This realization led Chaz to establish his watch company, and to launch “The LIV Design Challenge” in 2012, in which he rallied the best designers in the world to come up with a unique, bold design. The winning design was the Genesis X1, a gorgeous looking piece that has been expertly crafted, with a three dimensional multi layered dial and a uniquely designed bezel and pushers. It’s scratch resistant thanks to its sapphire crystal, and it’s versatile, water resistant up to 300 m (1000 ft.). Most importantly, it’s affordable.
The LIV consumer has been described by LIV Founder, Chaz, as “The LIV Man” - masculine and rugged while effortlessly fashionable, with an innate attention to detail…a natural leader and trendsetter who can easily appreciate the values, and value, of a LIV timepiece.” The adventures of these type of men are documented for public consumption, on the company’s blog titled “The Chronicles of The LIV Man.”
We brainstormed on how to come up with great design ideas. We decided we should do it via a Design Challenge. We reached out to the best designers in the world and asked them to join the LIV Design Challenge. The winning design was the Genesis X1.
We traveled to some of the best factories that we have known from being in the watch industry for 20 years and went with the one that was able to produce the quality and finish we were seeking. It also has an excellent reputation in terms of the delivery within the watch manufacturing world.
We had a non-working sample of the watch made, and it needed some adjustments. After multiple working and nonworking prototypes, we finally have the watch you see here.
The timeline is illustrated below:
The Genesis X1 has already been prototyped and is fully ready for production. Your support will enable us to pay for the tooling and the parts needs to manufacture this amazing watch.
Buyers beware, as Chaz warns: “If a guy is looking to buy the same old same old, then he’s not a LIV kind of guy.”
For quick reading of time both day and night, slight enhancements have been made to the watch since the video and photos you see have been produced. Please note all design renderings reflect the enhancements.
We increased the size of the Super-LumiNova on both the hour and minute hands as well as the indexes. See image below.
- Strap Length: 9.5 inches
The packaging in which the Genesis X1 will be placed and delivered (design renderings followed by photos of samples):
"I wear the LIV Genesis X1 with the yellow band and have been extremely happy with it! It is perfectly designed for my active lifestyle with its comfortable wrist band, durability and sporty styling. I love wearing it when training on the bike, running or swimming and forget that it is even there! In addition, its unique style often gains the attention and compliments of those around, while still being appropriate for the workplace or a night out on the town.”
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Risks and challenges
We've already received samples from the factory, and they all look and feel flawless and function perfectly. (Please refer to "The Development Process & Timeline" above.) That means that the risks associated with late delivery are very low. Since assembly is taking place in Switzerland, please be aware that there may be unexpected circumstances that may lead to late delivery.
To ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant and personal contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production process.
It's a Swiss Quartz Chrono. The watch is Swiss Made.
Yes there are actually 8 different watch styles (one of the main differences in the styles are the straps) you could get - see the "available models" section above. This applies to any support level you choose.
If our project isn't successfully funded, your card will not be charged, and no one needs to pay anything.
The quartz movement is the RONDA startech Caliber 5040.D, the same movement used in some of the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronos. The watch is assembled in Switzerland.
Would it be possible to have watch design 1 with the leather strap on watch design 4? (See "Available Models" above)
We didn't want confuse people with too many options but that combination does exist and will definitely be available as on option, which you will be able to choose before we ship to you.
Yes, the limited edition ETD will be the same as the other watches - Jan 2015.
Choose to ship to the US and just add the additional amount as requested in the reward level you choose.
Each watch will be serialized. In addition, only the limited edition stretch goal watches will be limited to 500 units, each of which will be serialized AND individually numbered (example: 001/500).
Our first goal was to crate a super high end Swiss Quartz chronograph for under $600.00 and we did that :-). For the automatic chronograph version of this watch, it is way too early to tell, since the type of movement is a huge factor in the cost and availability. I guess it is wrong to talk about pricing just yet, but I could guarantee you that if and when we do come out with one, it will blow the competition away with relation to price for the features, material and quality, just like we did with the Genesis X1. While we are always looking for ways to expand this design, all of our focus right now is to launch this amazing watch, that once you get this thing on the wrist you will absolutely love.
Double injected silicone means that a double injected process was used in order to achieve a dual color silicone strap.
Watch numerals are orange.
Any chance of sending watches to Europeans direct from Switzerland? You might be able to save us a little on postage?
We would love to have been able to send you the watch from Switzerland, but unfortunately the packaging and fulfillment has already been planned to take place here in the US.
We have considered a deployant clasp for the leather straps, but at this point we don't have any designs for it... It may be available post Kickstarter so stay tuned :).
Yes. If you are concerned and size I would say to go with the leather strap which is slightly shorter then the rubber strap and should fit a 6.5 inch wrist no problem.
Limited warranty of flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of five (5) years after original purchase and includes parts and labor.
After the project is over and you are selling this watch, what will be the price of THIS particular watch?
The deployant buckle is made of 316L Stainless Steel with either Black or Gold IP plating.
Yes, the deployant will come attached to the watch.
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