Behold the Acheron, an automatic watch crafted with Marine Grade German Bronze to endure the extreme, with a unique design and amazing specs. It was designed in December 2017 and, after a year of prototyping and several redesigns to ensure the highest standards of production, we are thrilled to launch our most coveted project.
After the launch of two successful watches by PONTVS—the Nessi and the Hydra—in brass and two great projects in the sister brand Fonderia Navale, we decided to offer a watch designed to survive the hazard and punishment of the dark sea and crafted it with the most reliable component in marine appliances, the CuSn8 German Bronze (Steel version also available).
Bronze is a material that will age over time it will develop a patina with different tones and distinctive colors that will make each one unique, but if you want to keep the shine of bronze clean, treat your watch with conventional cleaning agents but remember that Patina is a protective oxide layer that will keep your watch in perfect conditions.
The Acheron is named in honor of a river in ancient Greek mythology that forms the border of Hades realm. This river is crossed by Charon who transports the lost souls towards its way to the depths of the Underworld.
The Acheron will be produced in two versions: Cusn8 Bronze and Steel.
Final colors will be picked by an email survey as soon as the campaign ends.
A great watch needs the most reliable movement and for the Acheron, the Swiss ETA 2824-2, manufactured by the Swatch group, was a perfect choice. It has exceptional accuracy, it’s been in production since 1982, and it was based on the Eterna 1427 caliber. Today you can find this movement in some of the most luxurious watches on the market.
The ETA 2824-2 beats at 28,800 BPS that results in a very smooth sweep of the second hand, includes an Incablock Novodiac shock resistant, hacking functions, three different crown positions, hand wide, date (not available in the Acheron) and time adjust.
PONTVS Watch Co. was founded in 2017 by Fernando and Juan Pablo Mansilla, two brothers with vision and a shared love of watches.
Fernando is a Metallurgical engineer , a designer, and metal alloy expert, with more than ten years of experience at one of the biggest copper mines in the world. Juan Pablo is a business consultant with a background in sales, marketing, and human resources, with more than seven years of experience.
With more than a year in the watch market, PONTVS has gained a name among the Brass and Bronze watch enthusiasts. This is the most ambitious project of the brand so far.
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Risks and challenges
There are always risks in every project, but we have experience with four successful watches in the market. We have always respected our customers and think of them as friends and part of a community. For us, communication is crucial, and there will be constant updates.
We are working with great providers whom we have selected especially for this project. Even with all the logistics well planned, there is always a margin of error that, with our experience, we will overcome and be successful.
If any issues or complications arise, we will immediately communicate with you through Kickstarter or email.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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