Our Concept - Rethinking Design
What is the purpose of a watch? Telling the accurate time. But do we nowadays actually still need a watch to tell the time when we are surrounded with smartphones and other devices, which show the exact time? No. Why does almost every watch have 12 hours, when a day has actually 24?
Wundrwatch is a watch with only one hand, which allows you to read the time as accurately as 5 minutes. Does it really matter if it’s 10:22 or 10:24? Usually no! A day has 24 hours, so we think a watch should have. This allows you to see the entire day in one view and experience time in its very natural state, which gives you a really relaxing feeling of time.
We live in a world run by time, constantly reminded and driven by our smartphone notifications of meetings, calls, dates, and events. Wundrwatch is a watch with only one hand, that lets you see the passing of time through the day. It makes us conscious and appreciative of the moments we don’t notice when dealing with the pressures created by our connected life.
With Wundrwatch we want to create a reminder of how particular every moment of life is. Because we think: life is not about time, but what we make out of it.
For our watch we've only used high quality materials. Wundrwatch has a Swiss movement and is waterproof up to 100 m. The case is made of stainless steel and the lens is made of non-reflecting, extra-hardened mineral glas.
The straps are made of Italian leather and are interchangeable with the push of a button on the inside. Like this it's possible to change the look of your watch in a few seconds and make it suitable for every occasion.
To create the perfect wearing experience, we used naturally tanned leathers from the finest Italian tanneries. You can choose between Caramel Suede Leather and Burgundy or Black Calf. The buckle always comes in the same color as the watch case.
Beside leather you can also get your Wundrwatch with a White/Blue or Grey/Black Nato Strap. Nato Straps are ultra durable and impervious to water. So they are the perfect choice for an active lifestyle. Like the Leather Straps they also come with Quick Release Spring Bars.
After the campaign we will send you a form where you can customize (depending on your pledge) your own Wundrwatch. Here are some of the possible combinations:
- Movement: Swiss Made Quartz Movement (Ronda Caliber 515.24)
- Case material: Stainless Steel
- Case diameter: 42 mm
- Case thickness: 9,80 mm (without glass)
- Glass: Extra hardened K1 mineral Glas
- Water resistance: 100 m / 10 ATM
- Weight: 62 g (excluding box):
- Band Material: Italian Suede or Calf / Nato Straps
- Band width: 22 mm
- Battery life: 46 months
How to read the watch
WUNDRWATCH day starts at 0, like the rising of the sun, the hand raises until 12 am to its highest point. The long markers index the full hour, the medium markers 15 min and the smallest markers 5 min. After wearing the watch for a while, you will be aware that it’s a much more natural way of visualizing where you are in your day.
We have spent almost 2 years designing, developing, and searching for the best manufacturing partners. After the first sketches we built up a digital 3D modell of our watch and printed the case several times in 3D until we found the perfect shape. We visited a dozen of manufactures until we finally found reliable partners for every part of the watch, who met our high quality requirements.
The Wundrwatch shown on the pictures and video is our second prototype. The final prototypes, which will be ready in the first week of september will have very slight modifications: The crown will get a laser-engraved W, and we will get a prototype of the black Wundrwatch with a little bit brighter (and luminous!) indexes. As soon as we have the new parts here, we will update you with new fotos!
We have been already working more than one and a half year on Wundrwatch. During the Kickstarter campaign we will already start the production of the watches, so that the first charge will be ready in the middle of november. After the quality check we will start shipping the watches, so that we can achieve our big goal to provide all of you with Wundrwatch latest until Christmas.
After the campaign we will send you a form where you can choose the color of the watch and the straps. The prices in USD can slightly diverge acording to the current exchange rate.
Meet the Team
We’re are a German product design company and we do what we love: designing beautiful, innovative products for likeminded folks. We are passionate of searching for simplicity in our increasingly complex world. Our mission: Rethinking design and quality craftsmanship best suited for the present and the future.
Ayhan is an engineer and creative. He is a passionate product designer and the one who creates the vision and story behind our products.
Yannick is an entrepreneur and maker. He coordinates the daily business in our Start-Up and is the leading force to bring our products to life.
Andreas is an entrepreneur and marketing specialist. He also takes care of logistics and all the technical issues in our Start-Up, which are the basis of our company.
With our first project in 2015 “Wunderkey” we wanted to change the way we are carrying our keys. Now we are going beyond. With Wundrwatch we want to change the way we see time.
We're entirely crowdfunded. We have no outside investors. That means it's just you and us. Please help us to bring Wundrwatch to life by sharing and backing our project. Thanks a lot!
Which one is yours?
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Risks and challenges
With all projects there are risks. We're no different. But we've taken every possible step to minimize the potential risks for our backers and future customers.
Firstly, we are aware of the complexity of our project. That’s why we spent almost 2 years designing, developing, and searching for the best manufacturing partners. All our suppliers have years of experience in the watch industry with famous references. The final samples look great and have a perfect quality.
Secondly, it’s our second Kickstarter project. With our project „Wunderkey“ we already had a great chance to get in touch with Kickstarter and everything what comes with it. We delivered our Wunderkeys on time and so we plan for Wundrwatch. Based on our experience we have built a solid production and delivery plan.
However, since we have several suppliers in our production chain, we cannot exclude the risk of a late delivery. If any unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards
Thanks for all the support! We are excited to take this next step with you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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