So when we launch, there will be three variants, but all will share the same basic foundations.
The most important thing to note, is the steel from which our pieces will be made. If we’ve done our jobs properly you’ll already know, but for those who have just happened upon this article, all of the watch cases are being crafted from steel that has been reclaimed from the Royal Navy’s famous Type 22 frigate; The HMS Cornwall.
…This obviously adds a few levels of complexity to the manufacturing process, but even though the source material will need to be de-slagged, purified and subject to a forge, the resulting carbon footprint will be substantially smaller than if we’d used traditional processes.
As well as the obvious benefits to the environment, the thought at the very core of our watches is to create them from materials of ‘pertinent historical significance’; ‘combat watches that have seen combat’, ‘motorsport watches that have won races’, ‘flight watches that have seen mach 2’… You get the picture.
The other common factor to all variants, will be the engine that drives them… After various discussions, we’ve decided upon the Sellita SW200-1. Swiss made, reliable and with a dependable supply chain (all movements will be lubricated and regulated prior to assembly).
It would have been easy (with such a good idea – even if I do say so myself), to structure the project around profit; using cheaper movements, imported ancillaries, OEM design principles and even white label parts. But due to the unique way in which crowd sourcing works, we’ve decided to go ‘the other way’.
Instead of offering what might be perceived as a ‘bargain’, we want to give our backers the opportunity to support something that’s actually expensive to produce. I mean sure, it will still be less expensive than your average ‘High Street’ equivalent, but how many of those feature 280pt Coin Edged bezels, drilled rehauts, custom date wheels, multi-finish cases etc etc etc? – We want to make something excellent for less, rather than something average for a steal.
- Case: HY-80 Reclaimed Steel
- Diameter: 42mm
- Height: 13.5mm
- Lug to lug: 50mm
- Glass: Double domed AR coated Sapphire Crystal
- Bezel Insert: Zirconia Ceramic, Embossed with Bicolour printing and lumed pip
- Screw Down Crown
- 200m WR
‘Launch Edition’ Variant.
The Launch edition comes as standard with pretty much all of ‘the whistles and bells’, but details that will help you set this one apart include:
- Matt gold quarter indices
- Anodised inner radius accents (bezel ring)
- Satin brushed inner rehaut
- Calf leather hand-stitched strap (316L Steel offered as a stretch goal)
The ‘Launch Edition’ is unashamedly a Dressy-Diver, however, the Bund Supersport represents a more ‘stripped back’ approach; focused for purpose… As well as a nod to a couple of our favourite Divers. Unique features to include:
- Bund inspired bezel insert
- Powder coated inner rehaut (totally matt black)
- Matt black indices
- Two-colour sandwich rubber strap or optional leather
Details still to be finalised, but the idea is to offer something special for backers looking to dig a little deeper. As it stands there will be three main differences from the ‘Launch Edition’:
- Flash plated gold rehaut (24ct Gold)
- Flash plated case blades (24ct Gold)
- Customised engraving to the inner flange surface
**Note. At the time of publishing, all of these spec’s are current and accurate, but the watch is constantly evolving, so please keep checking back, as we may find better ways to do things**