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CuleM WatchesBy CuleM Watches
First created
CuleM WatchesBy CuleM Watches
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€81,434
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46
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22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 8:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About


Welcome to The World GMT Collection. The first luxury watch collection from independent watchmaker CuleM.

A CuleM is the ultimate watch for collectors and world travellers; the first Swiss made GMT that displays accurate time in 24 time zones.

The World GMT collection brings together 3 distinct and elegant styles.

Thanks to Sid Vasili & Justin Mastine-Frost for these images of CuleM watches around the world!


"Introducing the CuleM Watches World GMT Collection, arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector


With an ability to accurately and correctly display the time differences in 24 of the world’s timezones, including the time difference between Australia and the rest of the world, the World GMT is a marvel, especially considering this is the first luxury watch collection from the independent watchmaker. The World GMT combines CuleM Watches founder, Matthew Culem’s two passions, mind-expanding travel and luxury watches, into one very well put together watch.  " - Haulogerie


'The Swiss-made watch, the first in a series of nine, will be a must-have for collectors.' - Lux-Review


'CuleM Watches—a new entrant to the upper entry-level GMT category featuring unique and artistic dials, and powered by a self-winding ETA 2893-2.' watchuseek


One of my most treasured watches is a Swiss made automatic world timer watch that was a gift from my Dad. However, something that always bothered me about this world timer and hundreds of others is that some world time zones are wrong. This is especially an issue for Sydney and Auckland time zones.  I have never seen the correct time in these locations on a Swiss made GMT or world timer watch!

With CuleM’s first collection I wanted to fix this problem. That is why I have created The World GMT Collection – Swiss made GMT watches that show the accurate times zone across 24 locations around the world in both GMT and BST.

 - Matthew Cule - Founder

The 24 destinations engraved on the open caseback show the correct time zones in both GMT and BST. CuleM Watches also showcase ETA 2893-2 Movement. 

The refinement of the Italian Leather makes your watch an object of luxury and undeniably CuleM. Your CuleM watch arrives with two straps so you can choose your style. 

• Swiss-Made automatic ETA 2893-2 Movement that drives the watch, a calibre with 21 jewels and 42 hour power reserve.

• 40mm Roundcase 

• Protected by sapphire glass 

Dual Time Zones + Open Case back - GMT and BST - A GMT watch shows both the both home (or local) time and your destination time. 

Italian Leather Straps - Your CuleM Watch arrives with two straps so you can choose your style according to your journey. Interchangeable pins make it easier than ever to give your watch a distinguished new look.

Watch Box - Bespoke travel trunk with internal drawer for extra straps and accessories.

• Watch Passport - A personalized watch book and a place to note all of the places you have been with your CuleM watch. 

2 Year Guarantee - 24 Months of protection on your CuleM Watch. 

 The Portal - Blue Edition comes with two watch straps:

  The Portal - Grey Edition comes with two watch straps:

  The Portal - Black Edition comes with two watch straps:

  The Portal - Gold Edition comes with two watch straps:

   The Lights - Blue Edition comes with two watch straps: 

 The Lights - Black Edition comes with two watch straps: 

    The Lights - Gold Edition comes with two watch straps: 


     The Frame - Blue Edition comes with two watch straps:  

  The Frame - Grey Edition comes with two watch straps:  

 The Frame - Black Edition comes with two watch straps:  

As luxury watch collectors, we can't help but love all of these watches, but they are very expensive. Without compromising on quality or design, we aim to offer a luxury watch at a sensible price.

Interested in more than 2 CuleM watches? Here's how to order in 3 simple steps...

1. Pledge the 2x Collector Pack reward.

2. Review the table below to determine the amount for your desired number of watches.

3.Increase your pledge amount to the appropriate figure.

4. If you more than 5 Culem watches or a Summer Express delivery, please contact us.

Try on our watches with the Try On CuleM mobile app. Now available on the app store!

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Founder, Matthew Cule demonstrates the Try On CuleM app. 

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Sid is a super watch collector, watch expert, serial entrepreneur, world traveller and family man.  Sid has backed all 10 CuleM watches. 

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Andrew is a consultant at Christie’s Watches and Christie’s Education.  He is also a Liveryman through the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a contributor at Revolution, GQ, Watches by SJX , Centurion and QP.

First impressions and advice to Kickstarter buyers from Dr. Andrew Hildreth:

“Very smart, very well made, solid construction. A very modern and original view of the world rather than a view of the world based on projections that were given in the 19th century.  This is very much a 21st century watch.  

At the price point, it will stack up very well.  

You will also find that the ETA movement is a great workhorse movement.  They are really the home down workhorse movement behind so many Swiss watch brands.  They are well known and well used.  It can presumably last you close to a lifetime.  

Congratulations.  It’s no mean feat!”


Chris is a watch collector, entrepreneur and family man.  Chris has backed the Frame Black Edition. 

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Ronda is a traveller, entrepreneur and Director from my last business.  Ronda worked with me for 11 years and knows exactly how I am in business and I believe this is one of the reasons she decided to buy a CuleM apart from that fact that she loved the Portal gold edition watch.  Here are her words below:

“When I heard that CuleM combines the passions of travel and luxury watches, I immediately liked the concept and photos of the watches.  And when I saw the prototypes a month or so later, I was very impressed by the design and quality in person much more than the photos themselves —I know Matthew is a perfectionist so I have no doubt at all about how well the watches are made." 

Ronda has backed The Portal Gold Edition.

Every CuleM GMT watch is Swiss Made and epitomises the know-how and unrivalled skill of our watchmaking partner’s workshops in the heart of Biel/Bienne in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Featuring the beauty and functionality of dual time, CuleM is travel watch that you can carry with you to every corner of our amazing world.

3 unique world map dials, with complimentary hour, minutes and second hands.

Visible Swiss automatic ETA 2893-2 movement through the open caseback is framed by 24 destinations and surrounded by the continents - so that travelling is always on your mind.

The automatic ETA 2893-2 Movement drives the watch, a calibre with 21 jewels and 42 hour power reserve. Founded in 1856, ETA has over a hundred and sixty years of traditional Swiss watchmaking skill, exemplifying reliability, precision and perfection. 

Every CuleM watch has a simple interchangeable pin locking system to allow you to change your watch strap whenever required. 

Specifications:

  • ETA 2893-2 automatic Swiss movement with 21 jewels
  • 42 power reserve
  • 28,800 Hz frequency
  • 316L stainless steel/Gold plated GP10/Black PVD
  • 40mm case diameter
  • Lug to lug 46.85mm
  • 21mm lug width
  • Case height 10.15mm
  • 5 ATM water resistance
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Push down crown inspired by the waves of the sea
  • Date at 6 o’clock
  • 3 unique world map dials, with complimentary hour, minutes and second hands
  • 24 hour GMT hand has the tip of the Welsh dragon’s tail - symbolising stability in motion and controlling the direction of travel
  • Open case back with shaped mineral glass
  • 24 destinations engraved with the correct time zones in GMT and BST
  • 6 continents engraved
  • Swiss Made

When I was young my father worked hard as a painter and decorator, he worked on villas and yachts all over the world. At 18 years of age, he spent three months painting a church in disrepair, purely out of kindness and generosity. As a thank you gift, the Church gifted him a gold-plated watch, my father has treasured his whole life. On the back of the watch, there is an engraving in Latin saying, "Bene Merenti," which means 'Well Deserved'. The watch is priceless to him and forever reminds me of his generous spirit. Whenever he put on a suit, I saw my father completing his outfit with the gold watch, proud of his history. I grew up seeing just how meaningful a watch can be, and that’s why I am passionate about watches.

A watch is a precious object; when you wear it, it becomes a part of your story, a time capsule representing your journey and memories. Showing your origin time as well as your destination time, you are forever connected to your most precious memories as you travel. Your time is a treasure. 

My vision is to collaborate with passionate, talented and like-minded people all over the world - which is why I have brought the campaign to the Kickstarter community; to build a connected, global community of passionate watch owners and travelers.

Travel and watches have always been my two passions. I am lucky enough to have been to 64 countries and every continent and the most amazing place I have been to is Antarctica, it was an adventure that I will never forget. I am not new to business, in 2012 I exited the business processing outsourcing company that I co-founded and grew to almost 2,000 employees. I have always been an avid watch collector too, with a collection of about 30 watches, each one is a treasure to me and holds meaning and memory. I took a round-the-world trip and, with regret, I left my luxury world timer watch at home. The watch was a gift from my father and I quickly realised that the watch would have had more meaning if it had taken the journey with me, forever reminding me of my father whilst I was away and of my most amazing memories on my return home.

I was inspired to create a luxury Swiss made travel watch that people could take to every corner of the world, becoming part of your journey and always reminding you of your most treasured experiences. 




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