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"Smaller brands and newcomers can sometimes be surprising. Mainly due to the non-conventional way these brands work, they try where larger brands don’t"

MONOCHROME WATCHES on ORLO TICONITE 

“It is refeshing to see a young and upcoming watch brand introduce a revolutionary treatment. You’d expect that from a far more established watch brand. Kudos to ORLO to shake the world up a bit with this launch. All eyes will be on the young and innovative brand, I’m sure.” 

KRISTIAN HAAGEN on ORLO TICONITE

"I have to admit that it is not only technically appealing, but also from a design perspective"

"..the ORLO Ticonite is an incredible value proposition"

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As a small, independent watch company we are extremely proud to be the very first watch brand in the world to offer a completely scratchproof titanium watch. By asking for your help, we not only give you the opportunity to get the completely scratchproof ORLO Ticonite at a special, time-limited, discounted price, we also invite you to be part of creating watch history! 

At a price of only $900 for Super Early Bird backers, we really think you get an incredible amount of watch for your money! We expect this to be around 50% off the suggested retail price.

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Image of material samples

Being almost 50% lighter than stainless steel and resistant to corrosion, titanium is a great material for watches. Unfortunately, titanium watches scratch easily. But thanks to ORLO and our passion for watches, you don’t have to worry about scratches anymore. Partnering with the highly esteemed Technical University of Denmark, which spent seven years researching and testing a revolutionary patented titanium hardening technology to produce a groundbreaking, completely scratchproof titanium, called Ticonite, we are incredibly proud to introduce to you the first-ever Ticonite watch in the world. 

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The completely scratchproof ORLO Ticonite is a result of groundbreaking technology and an uncompromising choice of materials, in a unique design that draws its inspiration from the iconic watches of the ‘70s with its robust turtle case. Whether you are a passionate diver, need a watch that can take a few knocks, or simply want to be part of creating watch history, this is the perfect watch for you. 

The ORLO Ticonite has a Miyota Caliber 9015, 24 jewel automatic movement and a natural black rubber strap. It is 42mm in size, super light and waterproof to 12ATM (120m), and has a SuperLuminova dial and hands, and a screw case back and crown. Because of its domed Sapphire lens, and scratchproof Ticonite material, it is an incredibly durable watch. So don’t be surprised if it is part of your watch collection for decades. It will literally survive almost anything.

To make the ORLO Ticonite truly personal each watch is marked with a unique serial number.

Ticonite is a revolutionary, completely scratchproof titanium material made with a patented surface hardening technology using heat and certain gasses in a highly controlled manufacturing environment. This gives Ticonite a surface hardness of 1200HV, without changing its appearance, and makes Ticonite 3-5 times harder than untreated, conventional titanium and stainless steel. 

Because Ticonite is hardened titanium, Ticonite has superior toughness and excellent corrosion-resistance, at an extremely low weight, which is truly groundbreaking for the watch industry. Titanium has long been a preferred watch material, but until now nobody has been able to solve the problems untreated titanium has in terms of scratches and wearability.  


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The ORLO Ticonite has a unique design that draws its inspiration from the iconic watches of the ‘70s with its robust turtle case. To create a truly unique and high-quality watch we have designed all parts ourselves and will have them assembled in Glashütte, Germany – home to some of the best watches in the world and testament to our relentless pursuit of perfection.

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The 3 part scratchproof Ticonite case with a turnable, 60 click bezel blends seamlessly in to the domed sapphire lens and is as pleasurable to look at as it is to have on your wrist. A polished and sunburst surface gives it a beautiful touch and a smooth feel.

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A domed sapphire crystal glass gives you a stunning and original 70´s look. Besides its obvious beauty sapphire crystal is harder than most other materials and provides maximum hardness and durability.

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Image of final movement

Arguably the most important part of a watch our choice of movement will not let you down. The ORLO Ticonite has a Miyota Caliber 9015, 24 jewel automatic movement. Made in Japan it is considered a workhorse and technical masterpiece among watch movements giving you great quality, reliability and precision.

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Illustration of watch hands

The hour, minute & second hands give the ORLO Ticonite watch a refined look and provide a sense of lightness to the robust watchcase. The hour and minute hands are pin-striped with SuperLuminova, which means they glow in the dark.

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Color illustration of black dial
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Color illustration of green dial
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Color illustration of blue dial

The ORLO Ticonite comes in three distinctive dial colour options: Black, green and blue. Made in Germany the non-reflective dial and applied index with SuperLuminova reduces glare and ensures that you can see what time it is at all times.

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Illustration of the natural rubber strap

The 22mm natural black rubber strap is made in Switzerland and has been designed for maximum comfort and durability without compromising on its appearance. The strap fits beautifully with the case and slots in seamlessly thanks to the spring bar with easy release.

Please go to the ORLO Ticonite Dropbox to download all images, video and press releases.

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Kenn Haagaard & Frederik Høltzel
Kenn Haagaard & Frederik Høltzel

We are an independent watch company and offer a series of expressive watches at very affordable prices. Each individual ORLO collection epitomises Danish design with its minimalist aesthetics and detailed functionalism inspired by organic shapes. 

Born in Copenhagen in 2016, ORLO was imagined to challenge the conventions of the watch industry. At the time we (the founders) were working at world-renowned Danish jewellery and watch brand, Georg Jensen, where we saw an opportunity to create iconic watches with clear and strong Danish design aesthetics.

With more than 25 years of expertise in the watch and jewellery business our watches are envisioned based on a great passion for watchmaking. By making unique designs, exceptional craftsmanship and superior materials accessible for a new generation of watch lovers our ambition is to make watches the ultimate piece of jewellery to express your personality. Time is not going to stop moving. Neither should you.

For more information on ORLO please visit www.orlowatches.com

Inspired by the French word for fine watchmaking, “manufacture d’horlogerie”, as well as the Old Norse word “Orlog”, which Scandinavians used to describe a person’s destiny a thousand years ago, the ORLO name is not only a great story of old meets new. Together with our hourglass logo it perfectly reflects the importance of time and our belief that time is not going to stop moving.  

We expect to start fulfilling orders in November 2018. While we do not expect this deadline to move, it is possible that the estimated shipment time may change. Please check the "Updates" section of our Kickstarter project, or feel free to email us at kickstarter@orlowatches.com for any updates.

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With more than 25 years of experience in watch design and manufacturing we founded ORLO Watches in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, based on a desire to break with traditional conventions of the watch industry.

The patented Ticonite titanium hardening technology is one such conventional breakthrough and is the result of 7 years of research by senior scientists at the Technical University of Denmark. It is a patented technology, and at ORLO we are extremely proud to be the first company to use the technology in a consumer product.

Our long history in watchmaking allows us to work with the very best partners in the industry and source each individual part without compromising on quality. These partners usually only work with high-end brands, but because of the innovative and breakthrough nature of the project, we have ensured their cooperation.

In other words we are ready to press the button and commence production once the campaign is over, and final assembly will happen in Glasshütte, Germany. We will inform all backers on the progress and share updates through out the production process.

To us the ORLO Ticonite is really a dream come true. As any other watch enthusiast we always dreamt of making a contribution to the world of watches, and this Kickstarter campaign is our chance to do so.

Please use the FAQ section or write an email to kickstarter@orlowatches.com should you have any questions. Thank you.

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    1 ORLO Ticonite - Super Early Bird

    > One (1) ORLO Ticonite of your choice

    > 50% off - save $900 off suggested retail price ($1,800)

    > Choose your preferred dial color (Black/Blue/Green) at the end of the project

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    1 ORLO Ticonite - Early Bird

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    1 ORLO Ticonite - Extra Strap Special

    > One (1) ORLO Ticonite of your choice

    > One (1) extra natural rubber strap. All ORLO straps fit beautifully with the watch case and slot in seamlessly thanks to the spring bar with easy release

    > 45% off - save $870 off the suggested retail price ($1,930)

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    1 ORLO Ticonite - Kickstarter Special

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    2 ORLO Ticonite - The Double

    > Two (2) ORLO Ticonite of your choice

    > 50% off - save $1,800 off suggested retail price ($3,600)

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    3 ORLO Ticonite - The Triple

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