“If you want precious metal on your wrist, make sure it is a work of matchmaking art, not just an expensive toy”
We wanted to create a timeless and elegant watch inspired by minimalism. We have spent the last year designing, producing, and tweaking to bring you something that is unique, a watch that you will be proud to wear on your wrist. The result is a watch collection described as high quality, minimalist, vintage and timeless. What we created had to offer both casual style and elegant sophistication wherever you are, wherever you go. The COA Studios team present the first collection – The Minimal Series.
The distinctive minimal look is a significant characteristic of the collection. This collection aims for an understated formal look, where subtle elegance and sophistication is found in genuine grain leather, hand stitched strap and rich neutral colours - equally suited for lazy days off as well as for special occasions. The colours available include black, silver, gold and rose gold cases that add a luxurious vintage dimension while the style and shape is kept clean and fresh to convey a timeless and modern feel focusing on the importance of modern design. The series comes in either a black or white dial. Curved dials and round cases enhance the vintage feel and look of the timepieces. The satisfying weight of the watches comes from its brushed & stainless steel casing - a robust feature that protects the intricate Swiss Ronda movement within. Architecturally designed, four screws along the backing further the protection of the interior.
The Minimal Series Collection is a collection of unisex timepieces made from the highest quality materials such as 316L stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass and and a Swiss Ronda movement. It has a battery life of 3 years and is 5ATM waterproof. The strap comprises of a 18mm wide band, the cases thickness is 9mm and 40mm in diameter. Wear yours to make a refined impression every day. The face comprises of 3 hands and a date window meaning not a second is missed. Also, with interchangeable straps this is a watch that is versatile, so whatever your outfit or occasion your watch will fit seamlessly into your look.
ROSE GOLD - BRUSHED
GOLD - BRUSHED
SILVER - BRUSHED
ROSE GOLD WITH WHITE DIAL - BRUSHED
- Case Diameter: 40 mm Case
- Thickness: 9 mm Face
- Material: Genuine Italian Leather
- Band Max/Min Length: 21.5 cm/17 cm Band Width: 18 mm
- Material: 316L Steel
- Back Plating: Stainless Steel - 4 Screw back
- Standard Buckle - Material: Stainless Steel
- Dial Window Material: Sapphire Crystal Glass / Anti-reflection, anti-scratch sapphire glass
- Swiss Movement
- Function: Yes Seconds
- Water Resistant: 5 ATM / 50 Meters
- Battery Type: SR626SW/.55V
- IPS/IPG/14-K IPRG/IPBlack
- 3 Year Warranty
The stretch goal is a funding target set by the project creator beyond the original goal. Stretch goals are crucial to the ongoing success of COA Studios. With a niche market, a product that differentiates itself from competitors, the success of COA Studios is inevitable, and you have an opportunity to contribute to this success.
£9,000: Once we successfully reach this goal we will have enough funding to go into production of the collection. This will enable us to produce our first full line of the collection. The first 400 watches will be numbered, so you will automatically own a one off piece of COA Studios history!
£25,000: Once we successfully reach this target we can fully put all the collection into production for Autumn/Winter 2016 and put extra styles and colours into production.
£40,000: This will help us to continue into future seasons with a more extensive collection and also launch the current collection before summer. We will also be able to start attending trade shows in order to sell our products throughout Europe and America.
£80,000: If we reach this point, we love you! We will take this opportunity to setup up our very own studio and selling space.
We are an independent design studio making high quality, minimalist time-pieces at an affordable price. We are all about considered, beautiful products for women and men, using the top materials. We are a champion for Great British Design. Minimalism inspires us and we've taken that inspiration and poured it into another love of ours, watches. The result is COA studios timepiece collection.
The continuation and growth of COA Studios won't be possible without you. We need to fulfil a minimum order with our manufacturers and that's where you come in. In return for your support you will be one of the first in the world to own a COA Studios wrist watch! You can also help others have the opportunity to become part of the COA Studios journey. Liking us on Facebook or sending a few quick emails to friends and family telling them about COA Studios can go a long way towards making sure this project is a success!
Thank you so much for purchasing a watch and for helping COA Studios to come into the world! Following the completion and hopefully success of this campaign, the second week in March you'll get an email from us asking for your colour selection, as well as the address that you want your product to be sent to. End of March - Once we have your orders finalised, we'll begin our 6 week production process.
CUSTOM & TAXES
As we are shipping from the UK, customs and duty charges may apply for anywhere outside the EU. While this is out of our control, we’ll take all our efforts to minimise the duty outside the EU. However, this is definitely something that you should take into consideration before you pledge, as we don't want anyone having any surprises with their orders!
When it comes to producing beautiful high quality minimalist timepieces, there are simply no shortcuts - a large portion of the production process is done by hand and the manufacturing process can take up to 60 days.
Risks and challenges
At this point, we are at the very final stages of our project and have overcome many of the hurdles and difficulties related to the design and manufacturing process. We have a great manufacturing partner and a strong support team working closely alongside us.
While we do not foresee any major problems, we understand that there is always the possibility of small delays and setbacks in the coming months. Transparency and great customer service is key for us and we will notify all backers of our progress with regular updates.
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