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Award-winning unique time display system & Swiss-made affordable tourbillon, automatics and quartz!
Award-winning unique time display system & Swiss-made affordable tourbillon, automatics and quartz!
Award-winning unique time display system & Swiss-made affordable tourbillon, automatics and quartz!
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257 backers pledged CHF 212,582 to help bring this project to life.

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Our purpose is to bring you design and quality for the right price. We have been designing watches for more than a decade, and last year we introduced DWISS’ innovative time display system. The system was awarded two times in 2016, and one of the awards was granted at the European Parliament in Brussels. This year we are bringing back this system in one of our two new collections - RS1. The second one has a totally new display system - RC1.

Do you love watchmaking and are you crazy about crowdfunding? 
Do you want to be part of the creation of the greatest timepiece in crowdfunding history?
Well, you have come to the right place!!! Together we can build it with no markup!!!

We are proud to introduce two large collections of watches produced with the highest degree of Swiss craftsmanship, catering to the desires and needs of every serious watch enthusiast. The collections are called DWISS RC1, a classic looking model with a centralized hour disc at the 12 o'clock mark, and DWISS RS1, a sporty collection that uses the DWISS signature time reading system.

In these collections, we are introducing for the first time in crowdfunding history a highly complicated Swiss-made watch, with the Tourbillon models . Our talking piece and the greatest watch ever presented to crowdfunding.

In addition to the Tourbillon models, we also have our most important watches in the automatic versions. Each and every one is an original Swiss-made, limited edition timepiece, with an exclusive, innovative and award-winning time display system, which has become DWISS’ signature. 

(from left to right: DWISS RC1 quartz, DWISS RC1 automatic, DWISS RS1 automatic, DWISS RS1 quartz) Time representation in fast forward. Quartz models have standard time reading system
(from left to right: DWISS RC1 quartz, DWISS RC1 automatic, DWISS RS1 automatic, DWISS RS1 quartz) Time representation in fast forward. Quartz models have standard time reading system

 


 

 

One of the most challenging-to-make watch mechanisms, the tourbillon is a complicated movement that makes the escapement turn around its own axis, designed to counter the effects of gravity. By continuously rotating the entire balance wheel/escapement, the tourbillon averages out positional errors. Developed around 1795 and patented in 1801 by master watch-maker Abraham-Louis Breguet, the tourbillon is included in expensive watches made today by the most luxurious and traditional brands and is one of the most valued features for a collector in premium timepieces. The most virtuoso and desirable function in a watch mechanism that would once cost you 5 to 6 figures is offered for the first time in a crowdfunding campaign much much less. 

 

 


All our straps are 100% Italian made, respecting Italy’s tradition for leather goods, handcrafted by artisans in an authentic leather workshop. Produced by the same manufacturer that supplies the most renowned Italian luxury brands. Equipped with quick-release pins, the straps are easily interchangeable. 

“Vacchetta”: The cowhide is treated using vegetable tanning, an ancient process that certain tanneries are rediscovering. Vegetable means that metals such as chromium and other environmentally damaging substances are not used to treat the leather. In their place, tanning powders obtained from leaves, fruits, flowers and the roots of plants are used. Giving the skin an incredibly soft touch and the classic scent of leather.

- Pit Stop: The Pit Stop technical fabric is made of PVC. Thanks to its properties it is waterproof and resistant to scratches.

- “Saffiano”: Saffiano printing is made by embossing the typical cross-stitch pattern on the calfskin. After printing, the skin is treated with wax, making it resistant to scratches and giving a soft touch to the material.

Do you want to test the watch before pledging one? You can do so virtually by downloading the free APP, available for android and iOS. You can also make nice wrist shots like ours and be awarded. HAVE FUN!!!

 

 

DWISS is a multi award-winning company founded in Switzerland in 2011. The company creates limited-edition Swiss-made timepieces with unique time display systems, selling them for fair prices. We are proud to combine our avant-garde design with the tradition of Swiss watchmaking. 

Last year, with the help of our backers, we created the most innovative Swiss-made watch in crowdfunding history. The timepiece was awarded with the International Design Award, and Gold Award in the luxury category by the European Product Design AwardTM, awarded at a ceremony held at the European Parliament in Brussels.

ePDA - European Product Design Award ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels
ePDA - European Product Design Award ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels

Todays’ watchword in watchmaking is micro brand. Small-scale brands that are sought after by collectors, connoisseurs and watch lovers in search of uniqueness and value for their money.

Why? The traditional way of selling watches has all but been eliminated by the internet. The highly margined watch industry and the common, standard look of the timepieces; counterfeit watches all over the market; new brands being born every day selling fake luxury items; all these factors have contributed to the crisis in which the luxury watch market finds itself today.

We cut out the middlemen and sell our watches directly to you. With our direct sale strategy, cutting out retailers and distributors, we can price our watches at half the price of the traditional market.

And on Kickstarter, we start pricing our timepieces at half of our online prices. This means that by pledging an award here you pay ¼ of the traditional market price.

RS1 and RC1 - Automatic specifications
LIMITED EDITION 199 WATCHES per color 
Super early bird price: 699 CHF / Early bird price: 799 CHF 
Case: 45 mm 316L stainless steel 
Movement: Swiss made - Automatic movement ETA 2824, 25 jewels Frequency 4Hz – 28’800 
Power reserve: approximately 42 h. 
Glass (crystal): Sapphire with double anti reflection. 
Strap: Italian Made, Waterproof, anti-allergic Italian leather or fabrics. 
Buckle: 316L stainless steel. 
Water resistance: up to 20ATM, 200 meters. 
Watch size: 45,0 mm x 13,05 mm 
Case back: Stainless steel with glass opening. 
Warranty: 2 years worldwide

RS1 and RC1 - Tourbillon specifications
LIMITED EDITION 10 WATCHES per model (10 RS1 and 10 RC1)
Super early bird price: 8490 CHF / Early bird price: 9500 CHF
Case: 45 mm 316L stainless steel
Movement: Swiss made - Automatic Tourbillon  CONCEPTO 8950, 27 jewels, Frequency 4Hz – 28’800 Tourbillon at 6 o'clock, one revolution per minute
Power reserve: approximately 60 hours.
Glass (crystal): Sapphire with double anti reflection coating.
Strap: Italian Made, Waterproof, anti-allergic Italian leather or fabric.
Buckle: 316L stainless steel.
Water resistance: up to 10ATM, 100 meters.
Watch size: 45,00 mm x 14,40 mm
Case back: Stainless steel with glass opening.
Warranty: 2 years worldwide

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Here some testimonials of our 2016 backers. Sorry for the ones not included, but if we mention all of you, the page will be endless ; ) We took the testimonials randomly. Thank you all for having written to us. Cheers!

  • Mr Zamora: @Rafael and the DWISS team, 
Congratulations on receiving this award. It's a recognition of your hard work and creativity. As one of your backers, I am very pleased to own the M2 knowing the quality of the watch and it's award-winning design. For the price we paid for this watch, it's a steal. I hope this award will inspire you to continue to create great watches and will give us the opportunity to be part of your next project. You can always count on my support. Thank you. 
 
  • Shrink: I can't tell you how much I am enjoying wearing your watch. It is such a remarkable creation.
  • Yuk C. P.
: Watch received.... awesome and happy to the max.. are you going to make more? I don't mind owning same one... it is sooooooooo cool and I am wearing it to a gathering tonight... Panerai put to rest while dwiss on my wrist.. 
 
 
  • Harsh B.
: I just received the watch and as expected looks amazing. I think it will really stand out amongst all the other watches in the room in any social gathering. So happy I decided to get this watch. 
 Thank you for such a great product. 
 
 
  • Richard A.: On a more upbeat note, I am thoroughly pleased with this watch. Deciding which watch to wear in the morning has just become 10 times harder now :D 

  • Leonard F says: Hey Dwiss,  I have gotten my watch today. Overall I am very impressed with the watch! The build quality and packaging of the watch is superb not to mention a really friendly and helpful customer service here :) . Besides that this watch is totally a fantastic watch and I will utterly recommend it to all my watch enthusiast friends. Cheers,  Leo 

  • Simon D.: Well.... on my wrist sits a very robust looking Dwiss watch. Beautifully packaged, love the colour (orange) and a very very stunning looking watch! Very pleased - thanks Dwiss. The watch tho.... seriously impressed - I was so nervous about funding the sort of money (always wanted a Tag) and this was the money put away for one... it's going to be hard to not wear it everyday! 
 
  • Steve B.:  Hi Rafael. My watch arrived today and I have posted it on instagram. The movement is visually stunning and looks just as detailed as the Tag Carrera 16 I have. For those still waiting you will be happy with the details and the finish. The wait is worth it. 
 
  • Thomas K.: received my watch today, better than my tag heuer .
 Boon H.:  Thank you once again and I have to say that I'm a proud owner of Dwiss Emme watch.  
 
 
  • Frankie said: Just received my ABO and it's a fantastic watch. 
 
  • Julien G. said: Eric, that's MINE!!!! Looks absolutely gorgeous. 
 
  • Daniel said: @Dwiss I just got my watch. Took 3 days to ship which is amazing. The watch looks ten times better in person. Thank you
  •  Shrink: @Rafael, My sincerest congratulations on receiving the award. It is well deserved for the unique and beautiful design of the watch. 
 
  • Julien G. said: To all future owners of SSW, Guys hold tight, the watch is a perfection!!!! I have 15 watches now, and this one has THE something special that makes it my favourite. Raphael, DWISS team, you rock!!!!!!!! 
 
  • Chian wei said: Received the watches. IT'S AWESOME ! 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Since 2006, we have been partnering as designers and developers with different Swiss brands and manufacturers that have been in the market for hundreds of years. The DWISS brand was created in 2011 and since then we have been producing and delivering our exclusive and highest quality timepieces, produced by the best suppliers in the industry.

Our production samples are ready, tested and approved. Now, all we need to do is reach our goal and start production. And, like in every Kickstarter campaign, if we do not reach our goal you will not be charged.

Thank you for your support. Now let’s ROCK!

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    Super Early bird - R1 Quartz

    One watch, you save 200 CHF. (50% OFF)
    Expected retail price 399,00 CHF.
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    Super Early bird - R1 Automatic

    One watch, you save 700 CHF. (50% OFF)
    Expected retail price 1399,00 CHF.
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    Early bird - R1 Automatic

    One watch, you save 600 CHF. (43% OFF)
    Expected retail price 1399,00 CHF.
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    Super Early bird - R1 Automatic + Quartz

    Two watches, you save 900 CHF. (50% OFF)
    Expected retail value 1798,00 CHF.
    (1,00 CHF ≈ 1,00 USD).

    If you want more than one automatic watch just add 699 CHF for each extra Automatic watch you want, or 199 CHF for each extra quartz watch you want.

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    R1 Tourbillon - Super Early bird

    Get the best crowdfunding watch ever and save 10'500,00 CHF. (55% OFF)
    Expected retail price 18'990,00 CHF.
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