Beauty is in the details, yet design plays a crucial role too. At the confluence of these two values, something amazing happens, something that touches us on a deep level, that comes to mean a great deal to us just by virtue of its momentary, immediate, emotional impact. We can’t help but feel it, experiencing its raw power on a wholly subconscious level.
We have poured our hearts and souls into these watches, developing products that we ourselves would be proud to wear. Suitable for any and all occasions, these are watches on the cutting edge, with all the wonder of true design innovation combined with the freedom that comes when you have found a great deal. After months of design and prototype work, we are proud to announce that we have finally completed our masterwork, a high-end watch whose design is one of a kind.
This is the power of ARGO.
The design pays a tribute to the Argo constellation and it is inspired by the ancient sextants used for celestial navigation.
In mythology, Argus was a shipwright, and he and his crew on the Argo had the protection of the goddess Hera. Legend had it that even beyond this divine protection, there was a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona in the ship's prow.
After the success of the journey, Argo was consecrated to Poseidon. It was then transported to the sky and transformed into the Argo Navis constellation.
We started our project taking inspiration from an astrolabe, as we wanted our watch to be a tribute to the Argo constellation, but we later decided to give it a different twist, opting for a sextant instead, a more recent instrument which is also more in line with our concept of minimal beauty and design.
We have designed a double dial watch, engraved in different points and have chosen two color shades, Deep Blue and Black Sea, in honor of Argo's mythical adventures.
The most complex part in the project was to carry out a design recalling the sextant on the watch dial without any sketches.
Initially, a bas-relief was considered, but after running a few tests, it has been noticed it was not the desired outcome for the timepiece, therefore it has been decided to use a double dial, with an engrave dial on a plain one, to make the final design memorable.
We proudly announce the successful nomination of our design at the prestigious international event "A Design Award & Competition 2020" Category No. 49 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design, with a vote of 8 out of 10 from the preliminary jury.
Despite the final vote, we consider this achievement a victory we want to share with you!
Argo's heart beats thanks to a Swiss Ronda 705 quartz movement, while the sapphire glass and the strong 316L brushed steel used for the case ensure even more resistance.
All of this to guarantee high quality, for an excellent product which is as light and thin as possible.
The best way to test its quality and functions is by wearing it!
Despite its 40 mm case, Argo is as light as significantly smaller watches. We created three different color options (gold, silver and black) for the case; two (Deep Blue and Black Sea) for the dial and also six straps in two different materials (mesh and leather) and six different colors.
We wanted to make Argo as customizable as possible, so that it can fully represent the person wearing it.
Argo by Gravithin Watches also features quick release straps for your convenience. True innovations in the field of watchmaking, these watches are ready to hit the market immediately – with your help.
360° View of Argo Leather Model
360° View of Argo Mesh Model
Our genuine Italian leather straps are made with high attention to details and the utmost care. Genuine Italian leather might feature small creases, stretch marks and pores, which are signs of the leather authenticity and which add uniqueness and beauty to each strap.
The buckle is made of solid polished stainless steel and has been designed so that the leather strap fits neatly into it, and thanks to a recessed shape, it is even more comfortable to wear. The buckle tongue is also made from solid stainless steel, for a strong and secure fastening.
When it comes to presents, holding the package is the moment when the surprise and excitement start, that’s why opening a present isn’t only about what’s inside, but it’s also about the emotions you feel during the entire experience.
As the watch box is the first thing you see, we wanted to tip you off a little bit on the design of what is inside. We wanted the packaging design to show some of the features characterizing our watch. Therefore, we took into consideration even the smallest details, so that every single presentation aspect was addressed and in line with our design concept.
We decided to step away from the traditional watch packaging designs, the ones you can find everywhere, and opted instead for a more creative one, which is able to start telling Argo’s story and fully embraces our concept of beauty.
Our comparative graph shows the difference in the pricing policy between our early bird price and the retailer price. With your help, we'll have the opportunity to offer you the best price possible, avoiding any distribution and retail markups and cutting our own profit.
Our Kickstarter backers will have the sweetest deals! We have the possibility to offer the best price on our watches as well as make this deal even more profitable.
There are a lot of things to do to complete our campaign and make our bakers happy with their brand new Argo. We managed to reduce production and post-production terms on every stage to minimum without loss in quality.
Gravithin is a modern watch brand founded in 2017 and based in Italy.
We conceived our designs keeping our feet on the ground, while reaching for the stars. Gravithin watches take inspiration from the universe and the celestial bodies, combining both minimal features and unconventional design for a versatile and modern timepiece.
The word “Gravithin” blends the concepts of gravity and thin together, to emphasise on the lightness of our products, their fine workmanship, the high quality materials and our attention to modern trends.
We stand behind our products and are committed to fast and high-quality service. Each Gravithin watch comes with a limited warranty covering flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years after the original purchase.
Shipping worldwide, please note: customs duties and taxes are the buyer’s responsibility upon delivery.
Postage costs cover national postal services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a specific courier service.
We appreciate all your support and we thank you all for taking the time to view this project. We hope that you are as passionate about Gravithin watches as we are and that you'll make a pledge to get your unique Argo!
Beyond making a contribution to this campaign, you can show your support for the project by sharing a link to this campaign on any social media platforms you use. The more people know about ARGO, the smoother the next year will go for us.
Risks and challenges
The watch industry is competitive, and we know that. We are not under any illusion that all we need to do is release this watch onto the market in order to make the ARGO collection known. We intend to promote GRAVITHIN Watches heavily, doing whatever it takes to connect with our audience and get our product out to consumers worldwide. If any logistical challenges arise along the way, we will figure out a way forward.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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