Argon’s First Timepiece Exceeds Its Kickstarter Aim in Much less Than a Minute

In the direction of the top of final week, Argon initiated a Kickstarter marketing campaign for its first-ever time-telling providing: SpaceOne. Inside a minute after the marketing campaign went dwell, the mission already exceeded its preliminary €100,000 EUR goal (roughly $108,826 USD). Three hours later, enthusiastic backers have already raised greater than €500,000 EUR.

Some could ponder how a brand new watch model may garner a lot hype, particularly when that is solely its first product launch. The inventive brains behind Argon are Theo Auffret, an impartial watchmaker, GPHG 2022 nominee, and winner of the 2018 Journe Younger Expertise Competitors, and Guillaume Laidet, the entrepreneur who’s additionally behind the rebirth of Nivada Grenchen and Vulcain. The duo beforehand showcased the watches throughout this yr’s Watches & Wonders in Geneva, garnering a lot consideration for the model inside the horology neighborhood.

Residing as much as its identify, SpaceOne is offered in a daring but futuristic design. Its placing silhouette exudes sci-fi attraction with touches of retrofuturism. At a look, it’s paying homage to De Bethune’s Dream Watch 5, and URWERK’s choices, each of which additionally share area exploration, in addition to the “space-age” period as design influences. As for energy, the 42mm spaceship-like time-teller is geared with the Swiss-made, P024 SOPROD automated motion with leaping hour. It additionally boasts a sapphire cockpit, an influence reserve of 38 hours, and as much as 3 ATM water resistance.

5 choices are provided for backers of the initiatives, together with two €1,500 EUR packages for both a cultured or brushed stainless-steel model, each with a 30-day pre-order availability. A €1,900 EUR blue titanium version can be out there with the identical ready time. There are additionally two 100-piece restricted choices for the brushed titanium or solid carbon variations of the watch, which are actually now not out there.

Obtainable now on Argon’s Kickstarter web page, the pre-order window for SpaceOne will stop on June 10, 3:49 p.m. CEST. As for individuals who are already collaborating, the watches are anticipated to ship out this December.

Elsewhere on the planet of watches, a mint-condition 1958 Rolex Milgauss sells for a record-breaking $2.5 Million USD.

Originally posted 2023-05-16 11:24:06.