The New Ferro Distinct Watch
The long lasting romance of sports cars and watches inspired me to create this time piece that reflects the tachometers used in luxury and sports motors; by having a single hand on a modern dial housed in a classy polished wire lug case.
In the Press
About the watch
Each Ferro Distinct 2 watch is 100 meters water-resistant and constructed using a polished stainless steel case with 22mm lugs, an onion shaped screw-in crown, and stainless steel pin buckle.
As the Ferro Distinct 2 watch tells the time with only a single hand, it was crucial to house the dial in a 44mm case, so there will be enough space for index markings to make time-reading easier.
Onion Crown design shows off the over all elegance of the Ferro Distinct with the modern "F" logo engraved for its authenticity
To create the perfect wearing experience we used naturally tanned Italian leathers from the finest tanneries.
The glass is double-domed sapphire crystal on automatic ETA or Miyota Automatic watches, or flat sapphire crystal on Ronda quartz watches.
Ferro Distinct Watches come in 4 different color schemes to accommodate your casual or dressy needs
Stretch Goal #1 Reached!
Now every watch will come with an extra genuine leather perforated racing straps in the color of your choice (Black or Brown) at no extra cost.
Stretch Goal #2 Reached!
Now all the backers (except Super Early birds) can choose the dial colors between Black, White, Blue, Orange and Yellow.
Designed with Passion
The thought, detail and passion that went into the design of the Distinct 2 is what makes this watch stand out.
Making the prototypes involved several processes such as molding, machining, polishing and assembling. We also had to deal with a couple of other suppliers to get the sapphire crystal and the quality genuine leather straps. After several weeks and dozens of back and forth e mails and phone calls, we finally received the prototypes and were overwhelmed with the results.
Here are some random photos I took from the prototypes
Ferro logo engraving on the polished strap buckle
My favorite...changed the strap with my grey leather Zulu...
And here are the most recent mobile phone shots I took today (May 2nd) The wrist size is 7.5 inches
This white face with grey Zulu strap is getting so much attention and compliments...
Let it Shine - Second Generation of Ferro Distinct
The Distinct 2 has an astonishing polished stainless steel case, that maximizes its elegance
The ETA 2824 is a 25 jewel movement at 28,800 beats per hour, 8 beats per second or 4Hz. The Miyota 8215 comes in at 21 jewels and will beat at 21,600BPH, 6 betas per second or 3Hz. The ETA movement is smoother and more accurate, because it beats faster. However both watches are above average. Both movements are automatics, using a winding rotor to power the main spring as you move around during the day. ETA Automatics are widely used by luxury brands such as Omega, Breitling, Longines, tAGHEUR etc ranging from $1500 to $3500.
Specs and dimensions
How to read the time with a Single Hand?
The smallest lines represent 5 minute increments - the medium lines represent 15 minute increments; the large lines represent 30 minute increments and the extra large lines represent 1 hour increments..... The arm revolves around the watch every 12 hours twice a day. Below are a couple of examples to reading time with Ferro:
On the left picture, you can clearly see that position of the hand between 4:20 and 4:25 minute interval- so the time is approx 4:22 or 4:23 On the right picture, the hand is between 12:50 and 12:55 (closer to 12:50 minute line), so the time is approx 12:52
Setting the time and date:
What you will get
As the final design / tech drawings , prototyping and testing phases have been successfully accomplished, we are finally confident and ready to manufacture the Ferro watches for our backers. We have the manufacturer and other part suppliers ready to make the watches with our green signal. All we need is your support. In order to bring Ferro watches to your wrists, we need to meet our factory's minimum order quantity requirement; and this will only be possible with your support. By making a pledge, you will secure a high quality Ferro Swiss or Japan Movement and sapphire crystal watch at a special Kickstarter price.
Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about the Ferro watches and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome unique watch(es).
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Risks and challenges
We have already found a very reputable watch factory and have already worked with them for our past 2 Kickstarter campaigns. The communication with the factory is smooth and fast, and reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in September of 2016 to make sure that all backers will receive their watches on time as promised. This will give us more time to overcome any problems that might occur during manufacturing or delivery.
To ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production.
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