Everyone knows that a spacecraft must be able to withstand the most extreme level of wear and tear. It is the very concept behind the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch, a strong and superior timepiece with unique design. Founder, Sydney Dong, launched the first Kickstarter campaign for SD-09™ Spacecraft Watches today.
The SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is available in 4 different variations:
The dial of the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch features two hands, a seconds sub-dial, a date window, applied indices, two-toned chapter ring and stenciled arabic numerals at the 9 and 12 o’clock positions.
The hallmark on the dial is the seconds sub-dial, which is actually a spinning disc with 8 markers around it. The design, called the “Spacecraft Engine”, is inspired by The Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting which occurred in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 1997. There is a notable nice touch in the colour scheme for the rose gold PVD variation which features red border around the sub-dial and also on its chapter ring. Hint: Backers on Kickstarter can look forward to unlocking two other interesting designs of the sub-dial!
Light green Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3 is applied liberally on the hands, indices and markers on the sub-dial. In the dark, the sub-dial disc ticks away like a hovering spacecraft. Apparently, the Super-LumiNova™ C3 is said to be much brighter than the Super-LumiNova™ BGW9 lume.
The watch case sticks out prominently with a non-rotable bezel accompanied by 6 mounting screws and an operable crown guard that guarantees superior water and shock resistance at the crown. All SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch features black PVD-coated crown guard and the crowns come reinforced with gasket seals for better water resistance. In our opinion, its case design emanates a Genta-esque cum Panerai vibe.
Note: ‘SPACECRAFT’ text on bezel will not be included in the final production.
Weighing less than 230g, the 316L stainless steel case from Finland measures 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick. Variations with PVD-coated case use a harder and more corrosion resistant coating than those applied by the standard electroplating process.
The SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch comes with Swiss sapphire crystal on the dial side and case back. Each crystal is treated with Swiss anti-reflective coating for a better view of the dial and the movement. The watches are water resistant to at least 100 meters.
Onto the movement, the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is powered by the Miyota 8218 automatic movement. It is a non-hacking workhouse caliber featuring 40-hour power reserve and keeps accuracy within -20 seconds to +40 seconds a day.
Each SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is paired with a unique hand woven strap made with genuine 5mm thick Italian calf leather.
The campaign is looking to raise HK$390,000 (est. S$70,250) by 3 May 2017. Perks will include a special price of HK$1,988 (est. S$360) for super early bird, which reflects a 49% discount off the MSRP, and will be delivered worldwide. Comes with one-year warranty.
All watches are designed and engineered in Hong Kong. Back the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch on their Kickstarter campaign here!
[This post is sponsored by SD-09™]