Our new watch, our first dress watch ever is designed in a classic, minimalist style with a mechanical movement that will last forever.
At Ferro & Company, we know just what a watch means to the person who wears it. A watch does so much more than just tell time: it becomes a piece of whoever owns it, communicating to the world who they are and what they stand for, complementing their ensembles and making a statement. We get it, which is why we have committed ourselves at Ferro & Company to producing watches that you can be proud to wear. We recently shifted our assembly line from Asia to Switzerland, and we are collaborating with the world’s top assembly organizations to guarantee the highest level of quality in everything that we offer. Perfectionists to the core, we believe in the value of innovation.
The Traditum series will be limited to 500 pieces to add value and uniqueness to your watch.
5 Reasons to pledge for a Ferro & Company Watch:
• With 4 successful Ferro Watch projects under our belt, we have learned the secrets and know how about quality watch making.
• We are perfectionists and make sure that our watches are flawless when produced.
• We have shifted our assembly line from Asia to Switzerland and are working with world's top assembly companies.
• We always push ourselves further to improve our watches quality in every new project.
• We offer exceptional value watches
Traditum Collection comes in 2 distinct series: Arabica and Roman Series.
A true classic dress watch with a twist of contemporary.
A watch with elegant historic design
Both Arabica and Roman Series will also be available with Solid 18 K Rose Gold Bezel. Yes, It is Solid Gold (not gold plated)! All Gold Series will be with TOP Grade Movement.
Here are our 2 very nice stretch goals that will add a tremendous value to your watches. Once we reach these amounts, your watches will be automatically upgraded at no extra cost!
We are Swiss Made
Many watch companies emphasise “Swiss Movement” instead of "Swiss Made" which does not mean that their watches are made in Switzerland!
Ferro Traditum Watches are "Swiss Made"; meaning that our movements are made in Switzerland, and the watches have been hand assembled and quality controlled in Switzerland by a Swiss manufacturer.
Traditum “Tradition” represents a portrait of historical watches and movements through infusion of traditional design with sophisticated innovation and style. We, at Ferro & Company wanted to create a classic watch collection that not only will keep you accurate time, but also be the legacy to future descendants. A watch that will last for generations to come.
Traditum Watches are offered with 2 grades of movements:
Standard Grade Movement (Rewards of CAN$729, $749 and $769)
TOP Grade Movement (Rewards CAN$1099 and $1129)
ETA (Unitas) Cal. 6498 family is a large movement, measuring 16.5 ligne (36.6 mm) in diameter and 4.5 mm thick thanks to a compact manual winding design. Modern 6498's are fully jewelled (17 jewels) and operate at 18,000 A/h (Standard Grade) and at 21,600 A/h (Top Grade). Power reserve are approximately up to 46 hours for Standard Grade and up to 56 hours for Top Grade movements (please note that these are approximates).
The ETA 6498 movements are being used by expensive and luxury Swiss watch brands that sell from $3000 to $10,000
Standard Grade VS Top Grade
The Shocks used in each grade
To sum up, both movements are excellent. Top Grade movements cost substantially more than Standard Grade due to being higher quality, more accuracy, better shock absorbing and balance wheel system, and have finer internal gears (smaller teeth which causes smoother operation and longer lasting), and more scarce to find on the market which adds more value to the watch.
Why Mechanical Movement ?
Even though the self-winding movement has largely prevailed over hand wound movements, the heart of many watch-lovers is still beating for the original version with a winding crown. For the watch lover, for whom watches are more than an object of utility for measuring time, the process of winding or setting a watch in motion, however, is a veritable ritual: it brings to mind the intricate technology hidden inside the watch. Therefore this achieves an intimacy to their favorite everyday companion that many watch lovers do not want to miss. with hand-wound watches the rotor does not obstruct the view of the mechanical heart, so that watch lovers have full view of the gear train moving tooth-by-tooth.
Watch case: Stainless steel (grade 316L) Dual Polished / Brushed Finish
Glass: Anti-scratch Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating (Please note the watches used in the videos are prototypes and do not have AR, but in production they will have AR Coating)
Case Size: 43 mm diameter / 11.5 mm thickness
Lug to Lug: 52.5 mm
Crown: 7.5 mm Onion Style Push Crown with Double O ring
Strap: 22 mm Wide, Alligator style Genuine Italian
Buckle: Stainless Steel Polished Deployant Clasp
Movement: Swiss Made ETA 6498 / Hand Wound with Cotes de Genève Stripes polishing and logo engraved
Water resistant: 5 ATM / 50 meters
Warranty: 2 years limited warranty against manufacturer's defects
Luxurious Case Finishing
To push the luxurious look and feel further, Traditum watch cases have dual finish polishing.
The Traditum collection will come with alligator patterned genuine calf Italian leather 22 mm wide straps in Black with black stitching (for black dials), black with white stitching (for white dials), and blue straps for blue dial watches.
Ferro & Company logo embossed for authenticity of the brand.
The straps will come with polished stainless steel deployant clasp.
Traditum dials are made with precision. The applied indexes and embossed patterns in the centre of the dial add a great dept to the look and feel of the watch and make time reading easier.
Traditum dials come in 2 styles:
The Arabica series dial which has a more simple and modern design with Arabic numbers at 12, 3 and 9 O'clock
And the Roman Series dials which come with Applied Roman Numerals that make the watch look more historic and authentic.
Sapphire is the most expensive glass crystal material and the most scratch resistant. It is a very hard, transparent material made of crystallising aluminium oxide at very high temperatures.
Will Ship Worldwide
We ship all our watches directly from Switzerland unless noted otherwise. All import duties and taxes (if any) are paid by the buyer, and Canadian backers will be charged a 5% GST.
Directly to You
Here is how you will save if backing this project
Top Swiss Brands charge premium prices not only for their brand names, but also for the high costs associated with selling through retail.
The biggest advantage to pre-ordering your watch through this campaign, though, is that we are eliminating the middleman, charging you a minimal price above what we pay to have them manufactured, no wholesale fees, no retail fees. You get access to one of the best watches in the world at a significantly lower price, just by using this campaign to reserve your watch.
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 Made Mechanical Production Batch. Make a change and make it possible to bring this project to life.
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.
What We Need & What You Get
Right now, we have come to you, Kickstarter, in order to raise the manufacturing funds. These funds will cover a lot of our manufacturing and operating costs, making it possible to pass on major savings to you and offering a great value for the luxury timepiece you are getting. By contributing to our campaign, you are getting your Ferro & Company watch before anyone else does too!
Other Ways You Can Help
Beyond making a monetary contribution, you can help us in a big way by sharing our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media is a very effective means to getting the word out about something like this, and we appreciate all your support, monetary and non-monetary.
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Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about Ferro & Company watches and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome unique watch(es).
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Risks and challenges
Sourcing our watches from a renowned factory in Switzerland, we guarantee a high standard of luxury with all our watches. We have set delivery for September 2018, giving us more than enough time to fulfill all watch orders as promised. To date we have run four crowdfunding campaigns successfully, so we foresee no major barriers to success here.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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