Actually, they have been here a couple of weeks now, and what an exciting 2 weeks it has been!
Firstly I want to say that I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. The quality surpassed my expectations, and the details are truly stunning. There are a lot of great features about this watch which I will go into more detail in the actual Kickstarter campaign, but I will mention them briefly here:
- Multi-layered dial with Swiss Superluminova C3
- Custom made skeletonised hands
- Luminous date disk
- Loading bar power reserve indicator
- Internal rotating GMT bezel
- Lumed crowns
- Textured bezel
- Moulded and painted case back.
- Sapphire crystal with AR coating
- New premium Seiko NE57 movement
- Water resistance: 100m
- Dimensions: 44mm, 51.3mm lug to lug, 15.1mm thick
Here are a few photos to wet your appetite:
So what’s the plan? Right now we are working on building the hype and promoting the watch. If you are a member of some of the watch collector Facebook groups, you should see it popping up occasionally. Please help us by commenting and liking our posts to keep it at the top of the pile. Also, give us your feedback on the design. We would love to hear what you think. We have already received a few bits of feedback that may have an influence on the final design.
We’ve still got a few photos to take. Last weekend we hired some military gear from the army surplus store and had a lot of fun setting up the scene. It really looks the part with the desert style shemagh and the Australian desert camo helmet.
Once the photos are finalised, we’ll be sending a few watches to various bloggers in the US and UK. If there are watch collecting get-togethers at the time they are over, then I will try to arrange the Kalahari to make an appearance.
So I bet you are all wondering how much this beauty is going to cost, and when can you get your hands on it?
The Kalahari will be launching on Kickstarter in July for an early bird price in the region of $450.
Stay tuned to our media channels to get more up to date information.