W.T. Author have just gone live on Indiegogo.com for the promotion and funding of their 1905 watch. The launch was timed for exactly 13:00 GMT today. The watch represents the first in a series of Swiss movement watches, hand-finished in Britain. The 1905 will be the first of thirteen designs to be released over thirteen years.
The watch is available in 4 colours and limited to 500 pieces all told. Features include:
• Swiss made 513S Calibre Movement •
• Stainless steel case exclusively designed by W. T. Author •
• Signature red crown embossed with trademark •
• Unique enamel screw down case back (Numbered 1 to 125 of 125) •
• Hand-made leather strap fitted with a stainless steel roller buckle •
• Sapphire coated mineral lens •
• 2-year limited warranty •
• A limited edition screen print and book telling the story of W. T. Author
W.T. Author state that every component has been designed and hand-finished exclusively by the company in Britain, and each is fitted with a Swiss made movement. The ‘No. 1905′ first edition watch draws inspiration from the turn of the 20th Century: a time when the first wristwatches for men were introduced by Louis Cartier and Edmond Jaegar.
Taking inspiration from traditional aesthetics of the pocket watch, it reflects pioneering achievements of the era with signature shoulders brazed directly into the bespoke case allowing a hand-finished leather strap to be fitted. The dial utilises numbers taken directly from 1900′s pocket watches and is enhanced with Author’s unique hour markers. Traditionally formed custom-made hands complete the dial.
The watch has been modernised with an enamel screw down case back, the signature red aluminium crown embossed with the Author trademark and a Swiss made 513S calibre movement.
Each watch comes with an A5 book detailing the story of master watchmaker W. T. Author individually signed by the team as well as a limited editon A5 silk screen print available in 5 colours, again individually numbered and signed. The set is presented in a custom-designed package. The price of the 1905 is £350.00. The first 25 backers for each colour receives a £50 discount.
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