About this project
Ferro AGL- Above Ground Level
Limited Edition Swiss Made Watches, with Swiss Movements inspired by 1940's Aviation. Luxury watches Made for any Budget,
Ferro AGL Watches are Featuring:
-Automatic Chronograph Valjoux 7750 Elabore (Decorated).
-Quartz Chronograph With Ronda 5040 B,
-Automatic 3 hands with ETA 2824-2 Elabore (Decorated).
Inspired by Vintage Aircraft, Ferro & Co. designed 3 distinctive styles of Pilot Watches that reflect the aesthetics of 1940's Aviation World.
We named these series AGL, which means Above Ground Level that is used in Aviation World.
Hands on review by Tristano from Urban Gentry. Watch Expert
Introducing Ferro AGL (Above Ground Level) Pilot Watches
Swiss Quartz Movement (Ronda 5040B) Collection:
Super Double Domed Thick Scratch Proof Sapphire Crystal (for both Quartz or Automatic series)
A bold and sophisticated movement with Chronograph and Big Date
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
Swiss Automatic Movement (ETA 2824-2) Collection:
Automatic PVD Rose Gold Series
Swiss Automatic Chronograph Series (Valjoux 7750)
To make these watches even more exclusive, every Ferro AGL model / color will be limited to 500 pieces only guaranteeing that your watch will not be mass produced.
Upgrades you will receive with each watch when the Stretch Goal funding are met
Stretch Goals # and #2 are already met. That means every single watch will come with an extra strap pin removing tool and genuine Leather Zulu Straps at no cost!
Stretch goal #3 will be Vintage Waxed Canvas Watch roll at CAN$225,000 (Approx US$170,000). These are great for those who travel and want to carry multiple watches with them.
Here is how the watches look like with the Stretch Goal Zulu Straps.
For the past year we have been working together with our Swiss Watch suppliers to design and develop prototypes several times until the watches came to perfection.
Partnering with watch manufacturers in Switzerland with over half century of experience in watch making, we are very confident that our new Swiss Made Ferro Watches will surpass everyone's expectations.
Our suppliers have been producing high end Swiss Timepieces for top brands that retail from $2000 to $5000.
A work horse movement that never stops. Featuring Chronograph & Big Date
The 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 decorated movement will keep your time accurate for a very long time.
The 25 jewel Valjoux 7750 Chronograph decorated movement has been used widely by top Swiss Brands.
Ferro Watches are made from 316L stainless steel cases, offering high strength, durability and longevity as well as great visual appearance due to its fine brushed finish.
The 42 MM wide case makes Ferro AGL watches fit perfectly on any wrist size for both men and women.
ETA 2824-2 & Ronda Quartz Model Cases are 11 MM high, Valjoux 7750 Models Cases are 13.5 MM high.
We have sourced the best materials to make extremely comfortable straps for these watches. Made with Italian genuine leather, the hand stitched straps will be on your wrists for years to come.
Reading time with Ferro Watches is easy. The numbers on the dial are topped with strong luminescent coating so you can easily read the time in the dark.
Top right is the Quartz Dial and the left is the Automatic Dial
Both Quartz and Automatic models will include thick double domed scratch proof Sapphire Crystal.
Sapphire is the most expensive glass crystal material and the most scratch resistant. It is a very hard, transparent material made of crystallizing aluminum oxide at very high temperatures.
Why Double Domed? The arch on both sides of the Sapphire Crystal makes it better able to dissipate the forces of impact, and once treated with an inner A/R coating it looks like a quality lens. The dial really "pops" sharp and clear.
Made in Switzerland!
For the past 3 years we have been working with watch experts around the globe to bring the Ferro Watches to life. With 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt, we have now managed to meet with our new Swiss Watch Manufacturer partners at Basel World (Switzerland) to discuss the production of our very first Ferro Swiss Made Watches.
How to make a Pledge
To make a pledge, make sure you're first logged in to your Kickstarter account. Once logged in, just click the green “Back This Project” button on top right of this page (next to the Video window). Or simply hover over any of the Pledges on the right side of the page, and the pledge will turn green once highlighted so you can click and then follow the screen.
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Here is how you save:
Top Swiss Brands charge premium prices not only for their brand names, but also for the high costs associated with selling through retail.
We do it the opposite. By eliminating distributors, wholesalers and retailers, we are able to offer these time pieces directly to you at accessible prices. All the costs margins that the middlemen add to theirs prices will be eliminated; hence savings to our backers.
As the final design / tech drawings , prototyping and testing phases have been successfully accomplished, we are finally confident and ready to manufacture the 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 AGL 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 Made Watch at a special Kickstarter price.
Reserving Your Watch:
You can reserve your first Ferro Watch Swiss Made production batch, by making a pledge. Simply click on the green button that states "back this project" and follow the screen.
Be a part of Ferro Watches First Swiss Production Batch. Make a change and make it possible to bring this campaign to life.
Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about Ferro watches and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome unique watch(es).
Risks and challenges
We have sourced and worked with a very reputable watch factory in Switzerland. As you may or may not know, Switzerland has the highest standards for luxury watch manufacturing facilities. Luxury watch manufacturing Switzerland’s leading economic driving sector.
The communication with the factory has been smooth and fast. This communication reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. We have set the delivery time in July of 2017 to ensure that all backers will receive their watches on time as promised. This delivery date will enable us 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.
With 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt, we have the experience with watch manufacturers and know the procedures to make sure the campaign and manufacturing process go as smooth as possible and as planned.
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