A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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.
The Ultramatic Obsidian Black and Diamond Silver above
The Ultramatic Obsidian Black
Please note that the hands on this prototype are in a different color in the video above
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
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.