From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

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Today I decided to write about a new successful Kickstarter project. This one is from Martenero Watches. A young company based in New-York City and founded back in 2014 by John Tarantino. I follow their work from a long time right now and for one main reason – The originality which is one of their core value. Their design philosophy revolves around creating clean and modern designs that stand apart through subtle details and unique colorways. I admit that I’ve been a fan of their Edgemere collection for a long time, so when I heard about this new campaign I was quite excited. And finaly I had the chance to try the new Kerrison during Wind’Up watch show in NYC some weeks ago. This one takes the same design code…
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Kickstarter – The Jubileon Superellipse

Kickstarter – The Jubileon Superellipse

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So now this is your last chance to get this pretty cool automatic watch. Indeed, the Kickstarter campaign of Jubileon will end on the 8th September. For the moment, they have not reached their goal ... Well, no matter, they will be able to try again later and I am convinced that it will be a success. Honestly I don’t really understand why this campaign is not a big success right now... Because the watch is affordable, it has good specs and more than this, it has contemporary and classic design suitable for everyday use. I had the chance to try one and seriously the piece is really cool and it fits perfectly any wrist thanks to it size of 41 mm wide and 11.9 mm thick. The case is…
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Presenting the Brellum Duobox Classic Havana

Presenting the Brellum Duobox Classic Havana

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The Duobox Classic Chronometer collection was officially revealed in December 2016 and it was a directly a great success. It's the start of a new school year here, and Sebastien Muller (owner of the brand) decided to propose us a new version of the already iconic Duobox. This time the Duobox adorns the Havana style with brown hues whose finish is done using a sunshine pattern. One may say this colour reminds them of Havana’s cigars, some other may compare it to the rich colour of a whisky or a bourbon. Brellum’s team thinks that it reminds correctly the beautiful colours of Jura’s forest in autumn. For this piece the ingredients are still the same than for the other versions: a high-performance movement, a vintage design, quality finishes, the whole…
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Vratislavia Conceptum Formmeister Sport

Vratislavia Conceptum Formmeister Sport

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The Formmeister Sport is the newest watch of the Vratislavia Conceptum, a young microbrand from Wrocław, Poland. The independent polish watchmaker has now several years of experience with limited series collections. The new watches are the successors of the Formmeister collection released in 2016 and it can be considered a good example of brand maturity.     The Formmeister Sport is an elegant wristwatch, despite the "Sport" nomenclature. It has the elements of the former collection but with several improvements. The 40mm diameter steel case has the same slender, Bauhaus design inspired case. The highly polished case has long, inward curved 20mm wide lugs. The delicate lines are enriched by the excellently polished round bezel. The case's proportions are perfect.     The case attractiveness is increased by the compelling steel crown. Shaped as a cone's trunk,…
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A Swiss watch created for adventurers and explorers – Laventure Marine

A Swiss watch created for adventurers and explorers – Laventure Marine

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Everyone has an adventurous spirit hidden inside. Some of us have the luck to follow this spirit and fulfil our dreams. Inspired by the books of Jules Verne, Clement Gaud, an independent designer, photographer and filmmaker based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, took his journey to a next level. He wanted to create a watch that inspires adventures and that makes them happen – Laventure Marine.     The first series of Laventure watches are inspired by the diving watches of the 60’s, paying a tribute to the marine world. Laventure Marine was designed in Neuchâtel and manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, in two locations separated by only 18km. The watch comes in 41mm diameter steel case decorated with a game of polished and satin finishes. The beautiful case reminds of…
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The First Moon Step Watch

The First Moon Step Watch

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Between all the interesting projects we found on Kickstarter, there is one that stands out for originality - The First Moon Step Watch. The watch was inspired by the space stories told by Neil Armstrong himself. The brand owner, Yelena Makarovskaya had the chance to spend some time with the great American astronaut who first set foot on the Moon. [embed]https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3039347/video-799360-h264_high.mp4[/embed] The First Moon Step Watch was designed for the 50th Anniversary of the first step set by a man on the Moon. The watch’s appearance is lovely and fully original. The 44mm round case has an interesting two-piece construction of steel and it is covered by a domed mineral glass. To be noted that there are no lugs, the strap being mounted between the two constituent parts of the…
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Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

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We are thrilled to present to you an interesting and still quite an “exotic idea” of a festival that promotes micro brands and independent watch producers. The International Festival of Independent Watch Manufacturers Aurochronos originated in Poland, a country in the central part of Europe. In our opinion this one has a good chance to fill a niche which really need exposure. It's a good initiative to promote uncommon and less-known watch brands. The event will take place from September 30th to October 1st, 2017 in Łódź, Poland, at the modern venue of Expo-Łódź; the largest exhibition center situated in the heart of the city. We believe that this will be a fantastic and unique experience with a chance to meet a wide group of independent watch manufacturers both from Poland and from…
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4x4x3 = Horage Multiply – a great watch and a successful Kickstarter campaign

4x4x3 = Horage Multiply – a great watch and a successful Kickstarter campaign

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We have the great pleasure to present you today a special watch Kickstarter campaign – the Horage Multiply. Horage SA is a brand that has several years of experience in the watch industry and it already had two successful Kickstarter campaigns: here and here. It is important to mention that Horage watches come with an independently developed movement – the modular K1. At this price level, they are the champions between similar micro brands. The number of companies working with in-house or independent movements is limited and the watches are pricey. [caption id="attachment_3266" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Horage Multiply has 48 possible variants. You can decide over movement version, dial and strap.[/caption]   What makes the campaign special is the large variety of choices available. It’s not unusual for a microbrand to present their entire collection, but…
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Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC limited edition

Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC limited edition

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Here at Watchisthis, we love Christopher Ward. Last time we wrote about them when Christopher Ward and Morgan Motor Company teamed up. They are a young brand with a good value for money. In 2005, Christopher Ward launched their first watch and by 2014 they have their own in-house movement. The brand’s newest timepieces are a special limited edition COSC certified collection – the C60 Trident Pro COSC and C60 Trident Day Date COSC. [caption id="attachment_3246" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC collection comes with a black zirconia ceramic insertion bezel and red elements[/caption] The Trident COSC certified collection is an example of the brand’s dedication to offer the best possible solutions at an affordable price. Being a diver watches collection they use marine grade stainless steel for the…
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Swiss soul, German body and Japanese heart – the Manufaktur Waldhoff

Swiss soul, German body and Japanese heart – the Manufaktur Waldhoff

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Kickstarter is used more and more as a platform to launch beautiful watches, that otherwise would not be available to the worldwide public. Manufaktur Waldhoff decided to present all their pieces in one Kickstarter campaign. They still have more than 40 days until the end of it but the campaign is already fully funded.   [caption id="attachment_3238" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Manufaktur Waldhoff is a new independent brand from Germany with four collection available via Kickstarter platform.[/caption] Manufaktur Waldhoff is a new independent watch manufacturer started in 2015 by Manfred Starck and Nicolas Lehotzky. Based in Pforzheim, the brand’s goal is to bring a line of well-priced high-end automatic watches. For this they are using an interesting set of features: the watches are designed in Geneva, Switzerland, produced in Pforzheim, Germany and…
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