About this project
Gravity Alpha is an unique watch brand inspired by the nature of gravitation and the mechanism of the star track. An unique design with moving disc plates. It is an mechanical artwork that measures your time through gravity.
Our watches are designed with the newest technology, best materials and craftsmanship. Gravity Alpha creates a series of timepieces with an undefined artwork in science. The measurement of time with the gravitation in the parts of the movement combined with the endless cycling of the star track in its design. That is an artwork with succession from the past through the present into the future.
The Gravity Alpha exemplifies the nature of the gravitation. The Gravity Alpha is designed for the finest and modest future people.
How we are inspired, the gravity, the star track
Endless scientists are researching for the mechanism of the universal star track, and the work of time zones. Millions and millions of cycles have passed through different time zones. The interest and existence of the indefinite movement of the universal star track is still for most of us a big mystery. This mystery had us all.
We wanted to create a watch that is inspired by the mystery. With an outstanding unconventional design and mechanism as a daily fashion accessory. Combined with the inheritance of watch making in the family and the inspiration of the nature in gravity and star track, we created the Gravity Alpha GT-124.
Proudly we introduce our first model GT-124.
This model is available in FOUR different color combinations and in four different interchangeable straps.
GT-124 Full Black, black grey Italian leather strap, black grey dial
GT-124 Classic, stainless steel mesh band, white black dial
GT-124 Black Pass, stainless steel black mesh band, black red dial
How can the nature of gravity measure your time? In its design two brass aluminium disc plates are placed in layers upon each other. The two disc plates function as the second and minute. The space between the two disc plates is the existence of the gravity. This unique design requires the newest movement technology which is developed in Japan, the rotating disc-mechanism. The Rotating Disc-Mechanism is fully featured by the Japanese Miyota automatic movement. The combination of these two technical components are unique in every GT-124.
Unique design instead of using traditional seconds and minutes, we use two disc plates to function as hands. They are the disc minute and the disc second. The design of the disc plates are partly inspired by the art of a kaleidoscope.
The weight of the disc plates are of great importance, as both disc plates need to be balanced, the graphics of the disc plates are designed to balance the gravity. The distance of the disc minute and the disc second needs to be carefully calculated in every individual watch, the height between two plates must be under 0.4 mm. The weight of the disc minute and disc second are respectively 320 gm and 200 gm which is extremely light. The material of the disc plates are made of synthesis aluminium and brass. This material is developed by a Japanese company, it took them three years to develop this amazing lightweight material.
The assembly of the watch requires such a precision work that every individual watch must be assembled by hand. The two disc plates are not in contact. Therefore we assemble our watches in our Hong Kong factory with the best craftsmanship.
With trial and error we compared the use of quartz movement and automatic movement. We’ve come to the conclusion that using an automatic movement gives a more continuous outcome and another great advantage of the automatic movement is that a battery is not needed.
The watch includes interchangeable straps, the leather straps are Italian made mesh band is made of stainless steel. These straps have a quick release spring bar which makes it very easy to change straps. Therefore the GT-124 is adjustable for any occasion.
To preorder the GT-124, first log in to your Kickstarter account, click the yellow button below and then select the reward you want. As simple as that! Do not worry about the choice of color or band as you can select these after the campaign finishes. If you want to add something more, go to our Add-on menu. We’ll do the rest! We will send it to you at the end of the campaign.
Of course, we’ll all keep you informed throughout the campaign.
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Case thickness: 13.7mm
Glass: Dome Mineral Crystal
Case Back: Transparent
Water Resistance: 5ATM (50m)
Genuine Italian Leather Strap with Stainless Steel Pin Buckle
Lugs size: 22mm
Stainless Steel Mesh Band
Lugs size: 22mm
Length: 75 x 105mm
Miyota 8215 Automatic Movement, 21 Jewels
Vibration Frequency: 21600 Vibrations Per Hour
Accuracy: -5 to +20 Seconds / Day
Power Reserve: More Than 40 Hours
24 Months Warranty Against Manufacturing Defects
The dial of the GT-124 is easy to read, thanks to the two-dimensional layered construction. The indexes are topped off with strong, luminescence, which is aesthetically pleasing during the day and gives you great visibility at night.
The Gravity Alpha comes in a luxury box with a lovely thank you card.
Our team consist of three members: (from left to right)
Matthew: Co-founder & CEO; Kaz: Co-founder & Art Director; Nicole: Production Director.
It is all for us a dream come true, to realise a watch brand completely inspired by ourselves. We have worked very hard over the past year to reach this stage. We will continue to do our best until you have our artwork of science in your hand. And for that, we sincerely need your support! Your help will enable us to launch our first production run, let’s make it happen together! Join this exciting journey with us and be the 2016 Kickstarter success story!
Risks and challenges
We are a young team of watch lovers and beginners on Kickstarter, but have been in the watch industry from the moment we. We want to set forth the experience and expertise we inherit from our ancestors. We are aware that our project demands precision skills and craftsmanship and that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan.
Firstly, our production is quite advanced and you can be very confident about our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. The photos of GT-124 shown in this page are prototypes and the final product will be even better.
Secondly, we have very skilful and professional suppliers and do not anticipate delays to our timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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