In 2015, Xeric took a risk on a nontraditional time display. The original Halograph Automatic was the most funded mechanical watch campaign on Kickstarter, proving that people want something different.
Never content, we’ve spent the last two years improving and refining the original while remaining true to Xeric’s core mission of creating unusual timepieces. Every component of the Halograph II was redesigned and upgraded. Premium Horween® leather, upgraded Miyota® movement and a sapphire crystal make this watch a significant update to the original.
Xeric watches are designed in California and produced on an artisanal scale, making high-end mechanical features accessible to a broad cross-section of horological enthusiasts. We are a small company that has a combined 50 years of experience in the watch industry. We've seen it all and we’re designing watches that will surely be the most unique timepiece in any room.
After you back this project, we will send you a questionnaire for you to choose your color.
After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will finalize your choice and provide your shipping information during the survey. Surveys are generally sent three weeks after the campaign ends.
What have previous backers said about their Xeric watches?
“Distinctively cool. I love this watch. Big enough to be noticed, small enough to wear as a dress watch, cool enough to get attention, and classy enough to wear anywhere. It's currently the coolest watch in my collection.” -Mel A.
"This is a gorgeous piece of mechanical art! I am so happy with my purchase. Reading the time is easy. Thanks for designing such a beautiful watch." -Gary O.
"This baby turns heads and is fun to wear." -Scott
“Mesmerising. This watch feels like it is connected to something deeper. The automatic movement and the elegant positioning of its hour and minute hands is mesmerising to behold. This watch definitely attracts the right kind of attention: curiosity. I really love it. Consider me a new Xeric fan.” -Sean R.
- Case: Hand Finished 316L Stainless Steel with Anodized Aluminum Bezel Ring
- Movement: Miyota 82S7 Self-Winding Mechanical, 21 Jewels, 21600 BPH, 42 Hour Power Reserve, Made in Japan.
- Functions: Retrograde-style Halo Hour and Minute Hands, Day/Night Indicator, Running Seconds Display, Super-LumiNova on Select Models
- Crystal: Ultra Scratch-resistant Sapphire Glass
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Dimensions: 46mm x 13mm
- Strap: American Full-grain Leather from Horween with Built-in, Quick Release Springbar System
- Weight: 3.7oz / 105 grams
We value Kickstarter as a way to reach those unique individuals who share our dream of making highly unusual mechanical watches affordable. We know they're not for everyone but we feel a kinship with Kickstarter culture and the visionary people who support alternative concepts like our mechanical timepieces.
Know anyone who plans to leave a smartwatch to their kids? Neither do we. Let’s not plan for obsolescence. Let’s be a part of something that was perfect to begin with and only gets better with time.
Join us by making the Halograph II Automatic watch a modern reality. If you think the Halograph II is as cool as we do, please share it with your friends. We appreciate your support!
Xeric was started from a passion to push the boundaries of design and create unique, yet affordable time machines. Watches like you've never seen before. Xeric is one of the most successful brands on Kickstarter. We started out as watch collectors, and it’s our passion to create unexpected timepieces.
The team behind Xeric is also responsible for Watches.com (formerly Watchismo). Founded by brothers Mitch & Andrew Greenblatt who are modern horological enthusiasts with a passion for unique timepieces. They’ve been scouring the globe since 1999 discovering obscure, unusual brands that you’ve probably never heard of as well as carefully curating the brands you love. A watch is a unique form of art, design and personal expression. They have a long-standing mission of providing exceptional and affordable timepieces to adventurous enthusiasts. Shop curated men's watches at Watches.com
Risks and challenges
We vigorously test our working prototypes before bringing production-ready designs to Kickstarter. In fact, over the last two years we've gone through multiple revisions to get the Halograph II Automatic ready for production.
We are confident that we will beat our estimated delivery dates. Our backers will be in the loop as we communicate updates at every stage of the process.
Our manufacturers stand ready to start production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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