Gamma series — space-inspired watches with a luminous design
The third collection by Divided By Zero brings in a unique reworked case, space-themed design, and luminous sandwich dial.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 23 2018 8:59 PM UTC +00:00.
Hey, Kickstarter! Long time, no see! We have great news — Divided By Zero is back on Kickstarter with our third watch collection. Something out of this world taking DBZ design to new heights. Literally!
Meet our freshest addition to the Divided By Zero collection — the space-influenced Gamma series. Gamma is the first time we're using a luminous filling. And it's the first watch in our ranks where luminosity is part of the design itself!
Since our first project, we’ve followed the initial concept of scientifically approved design. We calculate every part of the design and construction of the watches with the help of actual mathematicians and engineers, combining pure aesthetics with a pragmatic and appealing look. Each collection is devoted to the greatest minds of the past and the present, honoring their remarkable discoveries that left traces in our history. To capture these amazing moments in a wristwatch format is what we aim to achieve with every collection.
The new Gamma series develops the idea even further. It’s the freshest approach to the Divided By Zero concept with new designs, reworked specifications, refreshed case shape, and additional features that are introduced in the series. Look for the decorative luminous filling that shapes and finalizes the look of each model.
While working on the final look of the new series, we determined that we want to remove all design boundaries that limited us before. With Gamma we present a wider variety of available options to choose from — from a classic appearance to the most unusual looks that seem to be out of this world. It’s up to you to choose how whimsical your new Divided By Zero watch will look!
The Gamma series is using the multi-layered Swiss Super-LumiNova® by Tritec. We chose this company because of their almost century-long history in the creation of afterglow pigments and the superior quality of lume they're so proud of. This luminous material is the best solution for wristwatches, 100% Swiss made and and provides the strongest and colorful afterglow as well as totally safe for health of the wearer.
This is our third project, so we’ve received feedback on our previous watch collections. Here’s what some of our backers tell us about their Alpha and Beta timepieces:
And here's the great offer for those who're also in love with our Alpha and Beta watch series! During the course of our campaign you can get any Divided By Zero previous collection watch with a nice discount. Visit the link below to check the store for more info, images and story behind each available model.
The SALE is active only until December, 23.
Visit our online store: https://www.divided-0.com/shop-now
Meet the newest member to the Gamma series — the special NASA edition! The new collection is created with an approval from NASA itself, commemorating their great contribution as the modern conquerors and scholars of Space. Our current project is inspired with Space mysteries, discoveries and studies and we felt that getting the support from NASA on our inverted counterpart to the series would be the perfect thing to do. Now we're proudly present you the exclusive addition to the Gamma series!
Meet the Gamma series NASA Edition!
The new edition offers the reworked colorway utilizing signature NASA colors - white, deep blue and red. The case has switched from PVD-black to steel as a reference to spaceraft. The lightweighted PU straps have hi-tec look and feeling with a ribbed surface and NASA logo on the top of it. The luminous filling is now of red and dark blue color as well, giving the watch a truly unearthly afterglow in dim areas. We also renamed the models in honor to the famous NASA astronauts that left their trace in researching Space.
Please note, all of these watches can be included in the multiple (duo, tri, tetra series offer) and super early bird rewards (1 & 2).
Stretch Goal #1 (UNLOCKED)
ARMSTRONG & ALDRIN WATCH
The Armstrong and Aldrin watches are inspired with the famous pair of astronauts that made the first steps of humanity on the moon surface during the Appollo-11 expedition.
Stretch Goal #2 (UNLOCKED)
SHEPARD & GRISSOM WATCH
The Grissom and Shepard watches are inspired with the out-of-this-world achievements and interestingly similar space biography of Al Shepard and Gus Grissom, the prominent NASA astronauts and commanders.
Intrigued? Learn more about the new models below and pick your favorite!
Meet the Bruno model, a reference to schematic and simplistic observations on Space in the past.
This model brings you back to the past when people could build their own expectations and ideas about Space, giving birth to beautiful fantasies and harmless delusions, that led to a lot of fascinating folklore tales and stories.
The Bruno watch has a minimalist design that resembles a rough model of our Solar system. In the center of the dial is the Sun, with small orbs representing the planets, and blue traces their orbits, including the logo area and the date window. The futuristic landscape looks even more enigmatic with the lights off.
We usually name our watches in each collection after famous Ancient and Renaissance scientists. Could we leave our beloved greatest minds of the past out of the picture? Of course not! This model is named after Giordano Bruno and inspired by his research on the Solar system.
Looking for something even more unconventional? The next watch is just for you!
The Hevelius model is a transparent reference to one of the most famous and spectacular celestial bodies — the Moon, celebrating the everlasting Moon-changing cycle.
The moon’s cycle perfectly inspires the design idea — it can be spotted and observed under certain circumstances, and you’re able to appreciate its beauty at night, just as with this watch! To create an optical illusion of volume, the schematic shape of the Moon in its different phases is printed directly on the crystal.
The main attraction of the Hevelius is its bold design that features an image of the moon that is waning, partly concealed under the dial. Thanks to the strong luminous pigment on the sky-blue parts of the design, at night and in dark areas you’ll be able to catch the concealing Moon right on your wrist.
The Hevelius model is named after the astronomer Johannes Hevelius. He was one of the most notable researchers of the Moon surface, its nature and published the first treatise that was entirely dedicated to Moon as well as was the the author of the first telescopic representation of this enigmatic celestial body.
Interested in something more DBZ-like? See the next watch!
Designing this model was the greatest challenge. It's really difficult to add a more or less classic watch to a series when you're going all out creatively with other designs. However, looks like we managed to achieve the desired results, so meet the Villard watch.
Once again science is our helper! Did you know that gamma radiation could be older than Earth itself? Just like this theory, we see classic watches as the ancestors of any modern designer watch.
Preserving Divided By Zero's heritage, this watch offers a standard layout with traditional hour and minute indexes, calculated and designed with an engineering approach and precision. And we simply couldn't avoid adding a small design twist — the dial is engraved with thin concentric circles referring to the dispersion of gamma radiation.
This watch is our commemoration to Paul Villard and his notable work in the discovery of the nature of gamma rays.
Seeking pure design? Take a look at the last watch in the series!
The Hawking model is a conceptual reference to the attempts to find order in the chaotic reaches of Space.
Many greatest minds tried and keep trying to understand Space and its rules. The Hawking watch allows you to wear a balanced coexistence of chaos and order on your wrist.
The Hawking model offers the aesthetic of combining a contrasting blue concentric texture on the dial with white stitching printed across it. That achieves a mesmerizing effect where one layer corresponds to another, especially with the lume active. Add a cool minimalist impression and you get the most enigmatic watch in the Gamma series!
This watch bears the name of Stephen Hawking, the pioneer of the most discoveries about the structure of the Universe, his life’s work now commemorated by our watch.
Have you decided which one you like most? Or maybe it's all of them? Read more below about the specifications of the watch series to understand Gamma better.
The new Gamma series keeps evolving along with our brand and offers several interesting features and improvements that develop further both the technical aspects and design aesthetics of our watches.
The most notable adjustment is the new case that we developed from scratch and shaped after a spaceship’s saucer. It's your navigator for traveling into the deepest corners of the Divided By Zero design! The case has an engineering touch also, bearing several hollow points to make it feel lighter and more comfortable.
The back lid has a concentric concave shape to maintain the futuristic look and to add an ethereal feeling. Another accompanying feature is flexible lugs for the utmost comfort in wearing our watch.
The watch face has some new features, too! First of all, the Swiss Super-LumiNova® afterglow that completes the design of the dial, highlighting it in the dark. It's achieved by creating several layers of the dial design, filling the lowest layer with a luminous material. We also reworked our integral second hand to make it more fitting to the design concept.
The overall design palette is traditional to the Divided By Zero identity. The black color prevails in the strap, dial, and construction with inserts of our signature blue color, implemented both in watch and strap design. We keep working on the watch straps since our first campaign, always improving them according to feedback from our backers!
All watches in the Gamma series continue to follow standards raised by the previous collection, developing several features even more than before. Each watch has a black PVD-coating on steel parts, a new reworked case which weighs lighter than the predecessor, and it runs on Japanese-made Miyota 1S13 movement. All timepieces from the Gamma series are equipped with black leather straps with a signature blue edging. All dials are decorated with the multi-layered Swiss Super-LumiNova® afterglow coating by the renowned Tritec company.
Want to know how we developed it? The next chapter will explain how it wasn’t an easy task at all.
We’ve been in the watch industry for three years, so the development of each new collection is always a challenge for us. Every time we want to eclipse our previous success, make the design even more interesting than before, and exceed our limits. We’re not beginners anymore, but the rules are the same; bring something new to catch the attention of watch and design aficionados, as well as, offer something captivating for our previous backers.
That’s how we’ve been spending our time for the past year. Previously, we stuck to minimalist designs limited to strict functionality. But this time, we decided to add bolder moves to the final design, making it not only enjoyable for the wearer but also to stand out and highlight the design on first sight.
We tried dozens of designs and researched tons of scientific works and discoveries to find the most fitting combinations for the Gamma series. Some of the old concepts and sketches you may have seen us sharing with our backers here and on social media. So you can measure the progress, comparing previous versions with the final result you see here! Hope our excellent work catches your attention :)
Once again, we're doing all we can to deliver our watches to you with the best price possible! The super early bird reward looks even more tempting, knowing how much you'll save being the most nimble backer.
We were able to establish a reliable logistics system and cut a lot of unnecessary mediators on the way from us to your wrists, thanks to Kickstarter!
Since we'll be distributing our watches to you straight from the manufacturer, you'll avoid the usual stages of obtaining your merchandise. You won't be paying for extra expenses that most watches include when they hit the market.
Such favorable conditions and a strong and reliable bond with the manufacturer allow us to offer you a reasonable price tag on any DBZ Gamma watch of your choice. The discount increases even more when using the multiples rewards, allowing you to save up to € 145 on the whole collection!
There are a lot of things to do to complete our campaign and make our backers happy with their new watches. We managed to reduce production and post-production periods on every stage to a minimum without loss of quality.
Gamma is our third campaign, so we have enough experience to provide the most optimal production plan. In our previous campaigns, we even managed to deliver the watches ahead of schedule, which is definitely an uncommon trait on Kickstarter, so you have no reason to worry about the terms at all!
The Gamma series by DBZ is an ambitious project which needs the help of crowdfunding to hit the market. But if you can't support our cause with funds, you can still influence the fate of the new watches with your digital voice! Please, share our watches with your friends, tell them about us and make it happen! Our success is in your hands. And your feeds :)
You can get HD images of the Divided By Zero Gamma watches on our Dropbox page. Feel free to use the best we have if you’re a journalist, a blogger or simply like our watches :) For all other press related concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Since this is our third project, the Gamma series doesn't raise the usual concerns at all. Being experienced in watch manufacturing and quality control, we understand the strong and weak points of the whole process and know how to handle unexpected obstacles, if any. We are always in touch not only during the campaign but after it, too — during the manufacturing process and shipping, keeping our backers updated on the status of production and logistics. We're always on the line with our manufacturer and quality control team, keeping the process under control and proceeding through every stage of quality check. So there's nothing to worry about, and if something unexpected rises, you can be sure — DBZ team won't let you down. Our satisfied backers are the best guarantee of success :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter