CROWDFUNDING NEWS – For many years I have collected watches and predominantly automatic watches. I love elegant designs that ooze sophistication and command the attention of all eyes around. However, in many cases, I have had to settle for cheaper but still good looking watches because of price tags that start at as much as $20,000 US.
One of these days I do hope that I get the chance to own an amazing and elegant automatic movement watch for less than the cost of a car. Is this my impossible dream!! Yeah, I guess it is.
But wait a minute!! What is this I see? Can this be real? Yes, it is!! Enter the Paul Dupuis DMS|001.
This Tonneau shaped timepiece is a crafted thing of beauty. Immediately you see the resemblance to very expensive watches like Richard Mille, Hublot, Franck Muller, etc. This watch was purposely designed to look like it is from one of the more expensive brands with the same elegance and sophistication but at a much lower cost. The watch features customized Swiss ETA 2824 movement, a custom forged Damascus steel case and buckle, 3-layer sapphire glass screens so the movement can be seen front and back, a unique carbon fiber movement protection support plate that can be seen through the back, a custom-molded silicone strap, Swiss Super-LumiNova hands and it is water-resistant up to 100M.
The watch will be available in two finishes, gold and silver, and each watch comes with its own watch winder.
If you would like to own one of these amazing timepieces you can head over to their Kickstarter page and grab one for a limited price starting at £650 GBP/$836 US. Each piece is a limited edition with only 500 being produced. After the campaign is over the price will be £999 GBP/$1327 US.