A new French watch brand is launching on Kickstarter this month. The AKRONE “K-01” was created by three friends with a passion for watches. The founders wanted to key in on affordability, singularity and exclusivity. Akrone brand names comes from the french word achrone meaning “timeless” with the K represented by the founders last name.
= 40 mm case size in matte ceramic totally unscratchable…very very light !
= sapphire glass , inside AR coating
= Miyota 9015 , with a modified rotor , and a modified date wheel that match the second hand color
= Very strong and convenient Nylon strap, best one to go for sports activities.
= all our leathers straps are hand made in France . We made a luxury Pack with a gorgeous Matte black alligator leather strap.
= Straps are coming with fast pins, so you can easily remove them.
= 10 ATM (100m) water resistant.
= assembled in France with a very good team of watchmakers based in Besançon (heart of French watch industry)
= you can choose between 3 different colors : mint / red lava / light yellow
= numbered and limited to 300 pieces (total, all colors mixed)
Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE
Itero Watches a new microbrand is launching on Kickstarter the second week of October. The company was founded by two watch enthusiasts that is offering modern pocket watches.
Our time has to be valued more and we should by no means be slaves of
the hectic lifestyle and technology. The name Itero comes from Latin and
means »to do a second time, to renew«. And that is what we wanted to do
– to bring the appreciation of time and tradition back to life. With
Itero Watches, you carry an important piece of the past in your pocket
and value yourself and your time more.
Case diameter: 44 milimetres
Thickness: 8 milimetres
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial window material: Sapphire crystal glass
Movement: Swiss Ronda Quartz
Water resistant: 3 ATM
Keychain: 25 centimetres
Keychain material: PVD plated brass
The Itero pocket watches will come in Midas gold, Midnight Rose, and classic silver cases. The pocket watch will feature a Swiss Quartz movement, sapphire crystal, and minimalist design. Every other company is making traditional watches while Itero watches is bringing back the pocket watch design. Prices start at $89 and more information can be found at the official site HERE you can also follow the company on Instragram HERE
We will update this post once the campaign goes live.
Update: Kickstarter campaign now live HERE
Pancor Watch Co. is offering up a nice affordable aviation Chronograph watch for as little as $129USD. The Pancor P01 is a hybrid chronograph watch inspired by aviation. The matte black DLC coating on the case is inspired by (stealth) fighter jets like the F-117 Nighthawk. The elongated markers simulates the meters in the cockpit. While keeping the design of the dial clean and simple, applied indices are added to the dial for a 3D effect. Also the chronographs are place lower to add more depth.
Case / Bezels: 316L Stainless Steel
Case size: 44mm wide x 53mm long
Case thickness: 10mm
Crown: 7 x 4mm (Engraved)
Weight: 70 Gr
Dial: Matt effect, Debossed chronograph and 3D implied indices
Hands: Japan Super Lume
Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire
Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz
Strap: 24 mm raw genuine leather (or Canvas)
Water resistant: 50M/5ATM
Limited edition: Kickstarter founders edition (special case back with serial number)
Warranty: 2 years
Head over to Kickstarter to back this campaign HERE
Parr & Co. Watches has launched their first timepiece that rivals luxury brands. The company focuses on minimalist design and superb fit and finish. The cases are super slim and come in gold or silver plated 316L surgical grade stainless steel. The case measures 40mm by 7mm and the watch face features sapphire crystal.
The watch is powered by a gold-plated Swiss Ronda 1069 movement with six jewels. The watch also features a remote sweep second hand placed 6.3 mm from the center. The clean white face is paired with Roman numerals and French Losang style watch hands. The watch comes in both gold and silver with bands of black, brown, red, blue and gray in leather, silicone or herringbone with a butterfly clasp. A 20 mm lug makes setting the watch easy. Parr & Co Watch is water resistant to 5 ATM.
The watch can be purchased for as low as $140 on Kickstarter HERE
The latest prototype shot of the Grey Seal Series Watch with navy dial and mesh strap. The watch will feature Miyota 9015, sapphire glass with inside AR, rotating inner bezel, stainless 316, case 44mm, mesh bracket 22mm + leather NATO strap. Price about 300-350 euro with shipping anywhere in the world. The current target is for a January 2016 release.
Check out their Facebook page HERE for updates
The Cherwell is the first watch model from new Microbrand, Marloe Watches. The Marloe Watches Cherwell was designed in Scotland and inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford, this timepiece is named after the River Cherwell which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires.
Marloe Watches focuses on hand-wound movements and this one is powered by a Seagull movement. It also features a multi-layered sandwich dial and a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
42.4mm diameter x 12mm High (Lugs to Zenith)
20mm lug width, 48mm top to toe
Hand wound movement 21,600bph
Power Reserve of over 50 Hours
Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition Case-Back with engraving
We will post an update once the Kickstarter campaign gets started. Check out the official Marloe Watches website HERE
Manchester Watch Works is very close to hitting it’s $29,000 goal. The company is $1469 away from hitting it’s target goal. MWW is offering up the black Westminster, white Vergennes and Blue dial Monarch at incredible savings. You can buy a watch for as little as $189 a savings of $80 off the retail price of $269.
The watches will start shipping March 2016 and this won’t happen without your help getting the final tally.
Head over to Kickstarter to fund this project HERE
REC P-51-01 watch from REC Watches on Vimeo.
Rec Watches is taking it’s watches to the next level with a new watch featuring an automatic movement and dial made from a Mark I Mustang. The watch includes the VIN number of the mustang that was used to make the dial. The new watches is heading to Kickstarter in the near future. Keep following Watch & Worn as post more about the watch.
Vierra Watches was created to bridge the gap between durable and stylish watches. Vierra watches is confident in their high quality materials used that the company offers a lifetime replacement warranty. Most companies offer a 1-2 year warranty when the watch starts to break down. With the Vierra watch you do not have to worry about the watch breaking down as the watch is backed forever as long as you own the watch.
The Vierra Watch heading to Kickstarter soon will feature 42mm surgical grade stainless steel case, Sapphire Crystal display, 100M water resistant, and Custom Miyota Japanese quartz movement. The watch will have options for leather strap, metal bracelet, and rubber straps.
We at Watch & Worn have reviewed Vierra’s first release posted HERE so I can comfortable say that this company will deliver a fantastic watch.
The company designed the watch with a sleek, minimalist design that is perfect for the boardroom or at the beach. The Vierra watch was produced for the active lifestyle with a motto of “do what excites you”.
Vierra watches will be launching on Kickstarter in late 2015.
Watches available for over 50% off retail
Normal price is $125, available for $59 during campaign
Be the first to know when we launch by signing up at www.vierrawatches.com