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We raised the bar for 2018 with an incredible Co-Axial Tourbillon watch and Automatic Swiss Made ETA 7750 flagship movement.
We raised the bar for 2018 with an incredible Co-Axial Tourbillon watch and Automatic Swiss Made ETA 7750 flagship movement.
307 backers pledged CHF 226,468 to help bring this project to life.

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Luxury Timepieces Made in Germany - Manufaktur Waldhoff

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

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 The Ultramatic Obsidian Black and Imperial Black above

The Ultramatic is our top of the line product. It features a real Co-Axial Tourbillon movement, featuring Sapphire crystal, Exposition caseback, Premium leather strap, 316L Stainless Steel, 5ATM water resistance, Multi-Layer metallic dial, Diamond Cut hands and Swiss luminous pigment.

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 The Ultramatic Obsidian Black and Diamond Silver above

 The Ultramatic Obsidian Black

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Please note that the hands on this prototype are in a different color in the video above

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The Capital is our most Classic style. It features a beautiful automatic movement made visible through a large opening on the dial. Its baseplate is CNC machined and beautifully finished.

 The Capital Carbon Silver above

 The Capital Obsidian Black above

 The Capital Diamond Silver above

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The Tornado is a classic pilot watch, with a large, easy to read dial, solid quality, and powered by the best of mechanical chronograph movements, the optional ETA 7750, used by countless Swiss luxury brands.

Super-LumiNova™ is a Swiss brand name for strontium aluminate–based non-radioactive and nontoxic photoluminescent pigments for illuminating markings on watch dials & hands. This technology offers up to ten times higher brightness than previous zinc sulfide–based materials.

 Our quality testing standards are ISO 2859-1 (ANSI/ASQC Z1.4-2003), and we thoroughly inspect all components 100% before proceeding to assembly in our very own factory in Pforzheim. Movements are subject to accuracy testing machine with allowable tolerance (+/-0.1ms), and Dials are assembled under an electronic alignment machine. We strive to produce as much as possible ourselves even if it costs us more or takes longer.

 Every purchase of the Ultramatic or Tornado, or purchase of any two or more (2+ pcs) watches ships with this premium collector's box made of wood, a carrying bag and warranty card.

All purchases of one (1pc) The Capital come in a premium slim box and a warranty card.

We guarantee the quality of our products to be 100% free of defects. If something is defective within two years of your purchase, we will replace your watch free of charge.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to manufacture as much as possible ourselves, in our small manufacture in Pforzheim, but there are components that we need to purchase from other vendors, such as dials, hands and the automatic movements.

As such, we depend on the timely delivery of some components to deliver products to our buyers, and the availability of some parts fluctuates. However, our manufacture has been in business since over 35 years, and we always delivered our products to our customer within reasonable amounts of time. Both our Swiss and German partners are experienced in watch manufacturing, leading to a high safety level for our supporters.

At this stage we have completed design, engineering testing and calibration, and have overcome all technical obstacles. We produced tooling for our cases, dials, straps and hands in the summer of 2018 and to be ahead of time, we are currently producing 100 units of each style. All we need at this time is to raise funds to start production. Assembled watches are subject to water resistance and air pressure resistance testing, impact resistance, corrosion and abrasion testing, and final accuracy testing.

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    Pledge CHF 259 or more About $265

    1 WATCH - THE CAPITAL

    You'll save CHF 180 off retail (CHF 439)
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    + we'll add 1 premium leather strap (CHF 38 value)

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    1 WATCH - TORNADO 4601

    You save CHF 243 off retail price (CHF 699)
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    Pledge CHF 485 or more About $496

    2 WATCHES - THE CAPITAL

    You'll save CHF 393 off retail (CHF 878)
    (You will choose your watch styles later)
    + we'll add 1 luxury watch box (CHF 49 value)
    + we'll add 2 premium leather straps (CHF 76 value)

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    Pledge CHF 789 or more About $807

    1x Super Early Bird TORNADO ETA 7750

    You save CHF 505 off retail price (CHF 1294)
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    + we'll add 1 luxury watch box (CHF 49 value)
    + we'll add 1 stainless steel bracelet

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    Pledge CHF 789 or more About $807

    1 WATCH - THE ULTRAMATIC

    You save CHF 510 off retail (CHF 1299)
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    + we'll add 1 luxury watch box (CHF 49 value)
    + we'll add 1 extra calf leather band with Deployment Buckle

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    Pledge CHF 849 or more About $869

    1 WATCH - TORNADO 7750

    You save CHF 445 off retail price (CHF 1294)
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    Pledge CHF 989 or more About $1,012

    2 WATCHES - ULTRAMATIC + THE CAPITAL

    You save CHF 749 off retail (CHF 1738)
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    Pledge CHF 1,008 or more About $1,032

    2 WATCHES – THE CAPITAL + TORNADO 7750

    You save CHF 725 off retail (CHF 1733)
    (You will choose your watch styles later)
    + we'll add 1 luxury watch box (CHF 49 value)
    + we'll add 2 stainless steel bracelets (CHF 90 value)
    + we'll add 2 extra calf leather straps (CHF 56 value)

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    Pledge CHF 1,175 or more About $1,203

    2 WATCHES - ULTRAMATIC + TORNADO 4601

    You save CHF 823 off retail (CHF 1998)
    (You will choose your watch styles later)
    + we'll add 1 luxury watch box (CHF 49 value)
    + we'll add 1 stainless steel bracelet (CHF 45 value)
    + we'll add 2 extra calf leather straps (CHF 56 value)

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    Pledge CHF 1,274 or more About $1,304

    3 WATCHES - 1x ULTRAMATIC + 2x CAPITAL

    You save CHF 903 off retail (CHF 2177)
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    + we'll add 2 stainless steel bracelets (CHF 90 value)
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    Pledge CHF 1,388 or more About $1,421

    2 WATCHES - ULTRAMATIC

    You save CHF 1210 off retail (CHF 2598)
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    + we'll add 2 luxury watch boxes (CHF 98 value)
    + we'll add 2 stainless steel bracelets
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    Pledge CHF 1,483 or more About $1,518

    2 WATCHES - ULTRAMATIC + TORNADO 7750

    You save CHF 1110 off retail (CHF 2593)
    (You will choose your watch styles later)
    + we'll add 2 luxury watch boxes (CHF 98 value)
    + we'll add 2 stainless steel bracelets (CHF 90 value)
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    Pledge CHF 1,629 or more About $1,667

    3 WATCHES – ONE OF EACH (Incl 7750)

    You save CHF 1403 off retail (CHF 3032)
    (You will choose your watch styles later)
    + we'll add 3 luxury watch boxes (CHF 147 value)
    + we'll add 3 stainless steel bracelets (CHF 135 value)
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