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Bisham Watches: Based in London with a French touch, inspired by the golden age of watchmaking with high quality Swiss components.
Bisham Watches: Based in London with a French touch, inspired by the golden age of watchmaking with high quality Swiss components.
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Minute & Azimut Watch: 1960's Design with Swiss Movement

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The NATO Watch Strap originally developed in the 70s by the British Ministry of Defence, the strap was actually named G10 because of the service personnel's form they had to complete in order to receive one. 

Today, the well known NATO strap remain the essence of durable, changeable and strong. Perfect for summer sporting activities. Made of interweaving and passing through lugs, robust by nature, we added a touch of originality to give it a stylish look.

 

If we reach 30k, we want to offer this "Nami"design NATO strap to every backer to thank you all for your support ! 

Let's make it happen !

 Minute & Azimut is a young design brand based in London, led by Winnie & Olivia. 

Our focus lies in creating considered and elegant products for everyday use. A year ago, we set ourselves a tough brief: 

Create a luxury timepiece at a fraction of the retail price and making the world a better place.

After a year of development, we are proud to announce our inaugural collection of distinctive luxury watches, entitled Bisham. 

Named after the Bisham Woods in Berkshire, England, the collection is dedicated to preserving this ancient woodland by donating a portion of each sale for the planting of new trees.

Bisham + Leather strap range
Bisham + Leather strap range

 

 

 

The Bisham Luxury collection is inspired by the enduring design features of the 1960’s era. It includes one eloquently crafted watch face available in three shade options: 

Bisham + Exotic Straps
Bisham + Exotic Straps
  • Modern Silver
Bisham Silver + Pattern leather strap
Bisham Silver + Pattern leather strap
 
  • Classic Gold
Bisham Gold + Emerald green Alligator // Electric blue Alligator
Bisham Gold + Emerald green Alligator // Electric blue Alligator
 
  • Trendy Copper
Bisham Copper + Pattern leather strap
Bisham Copper + Pattern leather strap
 

 

Minute & Azimut Luxury Timepiece are made from the best grade of stainless steel 316L, Swiss made quartz movement and premium sapphire glass offering high strength, scratch proof resistance and Swiss precision. 

The basic model comes with an interchangeable genuine leather strap that can also be customised from a rich variety of colours. Adding an element of comfort, the crown has been moved off of its traditionally central axis to sit in line with the second hour, ensuring that the timepiece fits comfortably on wrists of all sizes, both men's and women's. In fact, we are so confident in the quality standard of our watches that each one is covered by a 2-year warranty.

  

  • Watch case: Stainless Steel 316L 
  • Water resistant: 5 ATM, 50 meters
  • Glass: Convex Sapphire coated crystal with anti-scratch surface finish
  • Hands:  Designed by Minute & Azimut
  • Interchangeable Strap width at lug/ at buckle: 18.00 MM / 16.00MM
  • Crown: 2 o'clock
  • Watch size (diameter / thickness): 38MM /  7.5MM
  • Weight (with strap): 45g
  • Movement: Swiss Made Ronda 763
  • Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle with etched logo design
  • Warranty: 2-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects

We partnered directly with some of the world’s leading timepiece manufacturers, who, for decades, have produced luxury watches for high-street brands that retail for over £1000.

 Exclusive serie

We believe that luxury timepiece should be exclusive. Therefore, every watch model from Minute & Azimut is assembled by hand and each edition limited to 500 pieces. Each watch sold will be numbered on the back: yours will be unique, something you can truly own.

 

 

Exotic leather straps range
Exotic leather straps range

All our straps are interchangeable.

  • Fitting : Quick release spring bar 
  • Lining : Deluxe calf Leather 
  • Tips: Ogive
  • Finish: Folded edge

Our interchangeable system allows you to customise your watch in less than 25 seconds, as shown in the video below. 

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Your Minute & Azimut straps have been made with specially selected leathers. To create the perfect wearing experience, we used naturally tanned leathers from the finest tanneries.

Then, in collaboration with artisans, we handcrafted soft, stylish and durable straps that fit wrists of all sizes.

Each of our products has been hand-crafted and every care has been taken to give you the highest quality product.

Classic Collection : Genuine Italian Leather // Profile : Flat// Thickness: 2,8MM

Available colours ( Left to Right )

  • Red wine
  • Dark Olive
  • Bordeaux 
  • Black
  • Brown mahogany

Exotic Collection :  Genuine Alligator // Profile : Round // Thickness: 4,5MM

Our Premium Alligator straps are handcrafted by artisans following the famous "Hand stitched" method so each piece is unique. 

Leather is a natural product and as such will vary from skin to skin. This is  the inner beauty and natural characteristic of leather. Eventual irregularities appearing on the leather are therefore to be considered a quality and not a defect.

Available colours: 

ALLIGATOR

  • Electric Blue
  • Emerald Green
  • Scarlet Red
  • Brown Mahogany 
  • Black Mambo
  • Caramel Brown
  • Sunny Tangerine 
  • Dark Chocolate
LIZARD
  • Mint
  • Burgundy

 

 

 Your watch will be packaged with care in our signature packaging. Each single set come with a Minute & Azimut velvet pouch to protect your timepiece while you are travelling.


How do I get one ?  

It's easy - to get your own limited edition timepiece, simply select the reward you want. Don't worry about the choice of colour or model - you will choose that later!

 

 

 

Over the last year we have been testing different designs, shapes and materials in an Ambassador group. We have received a ton of great feedback, listened to our customers and made multiple improvements since then!

See what others have to say about Minute & Azimut watches:

Robert Nixon from Overdressed under prepared

First Time wearing my Minute & Azimut Bisham watch in vintage gold. It's Beautiful !

Chelcie Nicole M

Chelcie wearing her Silver Bisham watch while on holidays in Spain
Chelcie wearing her Silver Bisham watch while on holidays in Spain

 

 Gabrielle from A Glass of Ice

Just to let you know your Minute & Azimut watch arrived today - thank you, it's so luxurious in appearance and the presentation/packaging is perfect!

Luke Arthur Wells 

I have received it and it's beautiful - thanks so much. I think the packaging is equally beautiful as well, so I'm really looking forward to sharing the whole brand with my followers.

Luke Arthur Wells wearing his new "Wrist Candy"
Luke Arthur Wells wearing his new "Wrist Candy"

 

Violette Daily

Violette wearing her brand new Bisham watch
Violette wearing her brand new Bisham watch

 Sweet Monday

It's this fantastic outlook of combining fashion with nature, and giving something back to the World, that first drew my attention to Minute & Azimut. My love of watches is apparently, with my personal collection forever growing. I love to accessorise my outfits with a beautiful piece of jewellery on my wrist - a watch. Whether it's classic, minimal, modern. I have a watch for every occasion. However, it is often still hard to find not only a beautiful looking watch, but a well made one that is reasonably priced.

 

We believe there is nothing better than giving a quality watch as a gift. But most designer watches are way too expensive and cheap watches don't last when it comes to quality. 

That is why we created the Bisham Collection, affordable ethic watches based on designs from the 1960's.

We have worked very hard over the past year to reach this stage. We will continue to do our best until you have received your Minute & Azimut Bisham watch and are fully satisfied!

And to do that, we need your support! 

Together, let's make Minute & Azimut a 2016 Kickstarter success story!

Thanks for sharing our adventure.

- Live every minute, Love every minute with Minute & Azimut -

Winnie & Olivia
Winnie & Olivia
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    Version française: 

Minute & Azimut est une jeune marque de design basée à Londres, dirigée par Winnie et Olivia.

Notre volonté? Créer des produits réfléchis et élégants pour la vie de tous les jours. Il y a un an, nous nous sommes fixées cet objectif difficile:

Créer une montre de luxe à une fraction du prix de vente habituel, tout en faisant du monde un endroit meilleur.

Après un an de développement, nous sommes fières d’annoncer notre collection inaugurale de montres de luxe, prénommée Bisham.

Portant le nom de la forêt de Bisham dans le Berkshire (Angleterre), notre collection est dédiée à la préservation de cette ancienne forêt: une portion de chaque vente est reversée à la plantation de nouveau arbres.

 Notre collection Bisham est inspirée des tendances design des années 1960, âge d’or de l’horlogerie. Nous proposons un cadran original, disponible en trois couleurs: Argent Or Cuivre

Les montres de luxe Minute & Azimut sont faites à partir du meilleur acier inoxydable 316L, de mouvement quartz Suisses ainsi que de verres saphirs offrant une haute qualité, resistance aux rayures ainsi qu’une précision optimale.

Le model basic est vendu avec un bracelet interchangeable en véritable cuir Italien ou Exotic, pouvant être customisé avec une variété de couleurs. Pour ajouter en confort, la couronne a été tournée par rapport à son axe traditionnel pour s’aligner sur la deuxième heure, afin d’assurer une tenue confortable à tous les poignets, masculins et féminins.

Nous sommes tellement certaines de la qualité de notre montre que chacune est couverte par une garantie de 2 ans.

  •  Cadran: Acier Inoxydable 316L 
  • Resistance à l’eau: 5 ATM, 50 mètres 
  • Verre: Saphir convex recouvert de crystal avec une surface anti-rayures 
  • Aiguilles: dessinées par Minute & Azimut 
  • Bracelet interchangeable: 18 mm au cadran / 16 mm à la boucle 
  • Diamètre du cadran: 38 mm 
  • Epaisseur du cadran: 7 mm 
  • Poids (avec bracelet): 45g 
  • Mouvement: Ronda 763 fabriqué en Suisse 
  • Boucle: Acier inoxydable avec logo gravé 
  • Garantie: 2 ans pour tout défaut de manufacture

Nous avons établi directement des partenariats avec certains des meilleurs fabricants de montres qui, depuis des années, ont produit des montres de luxe pour les plus grandes marques mondiales.

Série Exclusive

Nous pensons qu’une montre de luxe se doit d’être exclusive. C’est pourquoi chaque modèle créé par Minute & Azimut est assemblée à la main en Angleterre et chaque edition est limitée à 500 pièces. Chaque montre vendue sera numérotée au dos: votre montre sera unique.

Nos bracelets sont interchangeables.

  • Barre amovible facile à enlever 
  • Bout ogive 
  • Véritable cuir Italien 
  • Bord plié cousu main

Avec notre système de bracelets interchangeables, vous pouvez changer de bracelet en moins de 25 secondes (voir vidéo plus haut).

Les bracelets de montre Minute & Azimut ont été réalisés avec des cuirs sélectionnés avec attention. Pour créer une expérience optimale, nous utilisons des cuirs naturellement tannés, issus des meilleures tanneries italiennes.

En collaboration avec nos artisans, nous produisons à la main des bracelets moelleux, élégants et durables pouvant accommoder des poignets de toutes les tailles.

Chacun de nos produit est réalisé à la main, afin de vous assurer un fini de la plus haute qualité.

Collection classique: Véritable cuir Italien (plat, 2.8mm)

  • Brun 
  • Noir 
  • Noir Olive 
  • Bordeaux

Collection exotique: Véritable cuir d’Alligator (rond, 4.5mm)

Nos bracelets en Alligator sont réalisés à la main par des artisans selon la fameuse méthode du cousu main: chaque pièce est entièrement unique.

Le cuir étant un produit naturel, les motifs varient de peau en peau, ce qui donne la beauté unique du cuir exotic. Les petites irrégularités du cuir se doivent d’être considérées comme des qualités et non des défauts.

Couleurs disponibles:

  • Bleu électrique 
  • Vert Emeraude 
  • Rouge scarlet
  • Brun foncé 
  • Noir intense 
  • Brun Caramel 
  • Orange Mandarine 
  • Brun Chocolat

 Votre montre sera emballée avec attention dans notre emballage Minute & Azimut. Chaque set est fourni avec une poche en velours pour protéger votre montre pendant vos voyages.

Comment obtenir votre montre?

C’est simple - pour obtenir votre montre, sélectionnez un « reward » sur le côté droit de votre écran. Nous proposons une variété de « rewards » avec différents nombres de montres, et de bracelets.

Le choix des couleurs de cadran et de bracelets se fera à la fin de la campagne, fin juin!

 

 Nous sommes persuadées qu’il n’y a rien de mieux que d’offrir une montre de qualité comme cadeau. Mais la plupart des montres d’horlogeries sont bien trop chères, et les montres plus abordables sont d’une qualité moindre. 

C’est pourquoi nous avons créé la collection Bisham, des montres de luxe à un prix abordable, inspirées du design des années 60.

Nous avons travaillé très dur tout au long de l’année pour en arriver là. Nous continuerons à faire de notre mieux jusqu’à ce que vous ayez reçu votre montre Minute & Azimut et soyez entièrement satisfait.

Afin de réaliser cette promesse, nous avons besoin de votre aide!

Ensemble, faisons de cette campagne un succès! Merci de partager cette aventure avec nous.

- Vivez chaque minute, Aimez chaque minute avec Minute & Azimut -

Winnie & Olivia
Winnie & Olivia

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our craftsmen have many years of experience each in their own field. We are aware 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 in our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. We spent over a year designing, developing, and receiving finalised samples, which you can see on all the pictures of this campaign.

Secondly, we have committed 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.

Thanks for all the support! We are excited to take this next step with you, the Kickstarter community!

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