About this project
WATCHES CRAFTED FROM WOOD & STEEL - INSPIRED BY THE SEA
VEJRHØJ is founded by the young entrepreneur, Janus Aarup, who set out to create a collection of wooden watches based on his passion for design, craftsmanship and timepieces. A craving for creation – the kind that goes across generations – brought Janus together with the grand old man of Danish design, Bo Bonfils. The result is the VEJRHØJ NAUTIC collection.
Together we have merged wood, stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass and high quality Swiss made movements with a distinctive watch design that draws inspiration from old navigational instruments. Still, we have maintained our commitment to the simplicity rooted in the Nordic design culture.
- 42mm casing crafted from natural hardwood & 316L stainless steel
- Swiss made movement: Ronda, caliber 762 3H
- Highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with bevelled edges
- 9,3 mm thick case (10,3 mm including the sapphire crystal glass)
- Genuine calf leather strap, which runs through the inside of the watch
- 3 ATM waterproofing
- Two years warranty
- Brushed metal finishes for dial ring & case back. Polished metal finishes for lower case and dial hands
The VEJRHØJ NAUTIC watches come in 5 different wood and steel combinations:
NAUTIC 55° NORTH
A watch crafted from walnut (dial) and ebony wood (case). Merged with rose gold stainless steel. Comes with a dark brown leather strap.
NAUTIC 58° NORTH
A watch crafted from walnut (dial) and ebony wood (case). Merged with stainless steel. Comes with a dark leather strap.
NAUTIC 62° NORTH
A watch crafted from zebra wood (both case and dial) and stainless steel with a gold finish. Comes with a brown leather strap.
NAUTIC 65° NORTH
A watch crafted from ebony wood (case) and dark stained maple (dial). Merged with dark gunmetal stainless steel. Dial hands with stainless steel finish. Comes with a dark leather strap.
NAUTIC 68° NORTH
A watch crafted from maple wood (dial) and ebony wood (case) merged with stainless steel with a gold finish. Comes with a dark brown leather strap.
NAUTIC 70° NORTH
A watch crafted from maple wood (both case and dial) and stainless steel. Comes with a navy blue leather strap.
CLOSE UPS - NAUTIC 55° NORTH
All watches are delivered in a premium dark stained bamboo box.
A DAY ON THE SEA
EXPLODED VIEW OF THE NAUTIC WATCHES
320.000 DKK: IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON ALL WATCHES
We have had lots of requests for numbered watches. Therefore, we have decided to engrave our entire Kickstarter production with an identification number on the case back, if we reach 320.000 DKK. Early bird backers will of course get the the lowest identification numbers.
600.000 DKK: NAUTIC 68° NORTH
We have been asked about other combinations of wood and steel. So if we hit 600.000 DKK we will open a new reward, NAUTIC 68° NORTH, which you then will be able to change your pledge to, if you wish to do so. It is crafted from ebony wood (case) and dark stained maple (dial) and stainless steel with a gold finish. It comes with the same technical specifications as the rest of the NAUTIC collection and will be at the same price level. Delivery will be May 2016 for NAUTIC 68° NORTH.
WATCH PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
The various parts that make up the VEJRHØJ NAUTIC watches, are all unique and carefully designed by us (with exception for the Swiss Ronda movement). Naturally, it takes time to manufacture all of these parts on a larger scale. Thus, we need 3 months to manufacture our first production run. In addition, we need 1 month for quality control runs (both during production and after production) and packaging. Maybe we can deliver faster, but we would rather set a conservative timeline than disappoint our backers.
Risks and challenges
We have experience with watch productions on a larger scale from our previous collections. Therefore, we know how to set up quality control and handle shipping. Furthermore, we are working closely together with a well established watch manufacturing partner that can handle large scale productions, if we receive a large amount of orders here on Kickstarter. Still there is always risk of small delays, because of the many unique parts that make up the VEJRHØJ NAUTIC watches. But if delays should occur, we will of course communicate with 100% transparency.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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