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Regular Watch Designed to Honor Aerospace Technology Launches on Kickstarter

Apollo watch is a retro-chic regulator watch, designed with hours, minutes, and seconds on separate dials, for both men and women.

Chicago, United States – September 7, 2017 – Created by an international team driven by the idea of developing a new way of watchmaking, iDEA & Associates created the Apollo watch. Designed using technology directly aligned with the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility, the Apollo watch launched on Kickstarter September 28th with a $25,000 funding goal.

Apollo’s design is incredibly unique. Mechanically, the movement is fixed on a support, which allows the case to be much thinner than typical watches and creates an ‘inner bubble effect.’ Both the curved casing and the back of the watch are made from Hesalite crystal, a robust, shatterproof material. The team selected this material to ensure that the casing was heavy-duty and that the Apollo watch remains smudge-free.

Additionally, the crystal is dome-shaped extending to the very edge of the watch’s face. This function slightly magnifies the dial elements for better legibility from all angles and lighting conditions.

From the chrome finish to the spear-shaped hour and minute hands that were specifically designed to easily catch light, what sets Apollo apart from other regulator watches is its immaculate design features. The Apollo watch’s motor, Miyota 8219, was carefully selected and developed to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. Apollo’s hand-selected motor is guaranteed to maintain temperature stability and operate efficiently without lubrication.

“The regulator is one of the things that hails back to the start of watch making, alongside other historical items like pocket watches. Inspired by space, Apollo’s design is incredibly unique,” said Co-founder, Filippo Cima. “Our team is all driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of the actual technologies in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility. Our combined experience enables us to communicate what we actually want to our suppliers and how it has to be done, rather than just buying what is offered; in fact, every single part of the Apollo timepiece is custom-made to match our need for quality and design.”

 

The watch has a unique pebble-like shape and the high-domed crystal, which rises proudly above the casing. With a thickness of 12.75 mm and a width of 38 mm, Apollo makes for an incredibly comfortable and sleek fashion accessory. The Apollo Watch is now available on Kickstarter at $199. To find out more information or to see the campaign visit www.fund-apollo.com.

About iDEA & Associates

iDEA & Associates is a high-end multidisciplinary design firm headquartered in Dubai. The company’s skill base includes industrial engineering, interior and exterior architecture, project management, and project supervision. We provide our clients with unique turnkey solutions, incorporating all aspects required within project-based work, from concept to design through to engineering and prototyping. We partner with diverse businesses; what unites them is their desire to innovate.

Together we strive to be the best and to go beyond what was considered to be the limit of technology. It’s with these like-minded visionaries that we form long-term collaborations, working to solve existing challenges, and innovate across all areas.

Everything we produce, from buildings to interiors, to transport, engineering, and product design is the culmination of an evolutionary process that derives beauty from form, economy, and efficiency. For more information, please visit http://www.idea-associates.com.
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Apollo Watches – The regulator watch inspired by Space – Kickstarter

We are driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of innovative design

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Apollo Regulator Watch

The Apollo watch is a perfect union of modern and tradition.

The regulator is one of the things that hails back to the start of watch making, alongside other historical items like pocket watches. It’s nothing new that mechanical watches can be seen as something of an anachronism these days, but a big part of the reason why they remain so successful is the “soul” that draws us in. There are 4 models of Apollo, all inspired by space, galaxies and the universe.

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Apollo Watch Is Designed and Created to Honor The Aerospace Industry

Apollo Watch is a regulator watch designed and created to honor the aerospace industry. Featuring 33mm wide and 12.75mm high domed crystal cover, this watch is a perfect blend of modern and tradition, technology and simplicity, it’s a universal watch for both men and women.

Can you imagine seeing the world through glass dome of a spacewalk helmet? That’s why Apollo is designed with seamless crystal case, it offers freedom without boundaries, making it stand from the crowd. This watch is the result of the design team’s love of art and precision instruments of time, it was also inspired by the beauty of space.

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Apollo Watch design respects vintage style yet redefines itself into modern world. Available in four models, all of these watches are inspired by space, galaxies, and the universe. The dial features cosmos details: small seconds, minutes, and small hours, the background features a map of northern sky while the degree sub-dial transforms Apollo into a useful tool. Apollo watch has special feature, double bubble effect, it’s the curved casing made from hesalite crystal, shatterproof material that’s gone into space for many occasions.

Tuvie has received “Apollo Watch” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.

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Men’s Fall Fashion Must-Haves on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Fall has officially arrived which means it is time for us all to change our closet from shorts and tees, to pants and sweaters. If you’re like me you’ve probably realized that your wardrobe leaves much to be desired. Lucky for us Kickstarter and Indiegogo have some awesome products worthy of the title men’s Fall fashion must-haves that will hopefully fill the cracks of your wardrobe. From head to toe, I would like to introduce you to some of my current favorites!

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Style & Tech High-Performance Everyday Shirts

Everyday shirts for the everyday man and all of life’s occasions. This class shirt rises to all of life’s challenges, ensuring that you feel fresh first thing in the morning and have that same freshness late in the evening. With a timeless design, two-way stretch fabric, anti-odor technology, quick-drying capabilities and much more, Style & Tech high-performance shirts will be the only shirt that you’ll ever need this season. Check it out HERE!

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Method: The Rain Jacket That Feels Like a Sweatshirt

The Method Jacket provides all weather protection for all day comfort. Made from waterproof fleece, this outdoor jacket is as soft as a sweatshirt and giving you more for less. Despite the fact that it is included in a Men’s’ Fashion round-up, it is thoughtfully crafted fit for women and men with a full and quarter-zip design. What is better to keep you warm and dry this Fall? Check it out HERE!

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Etugen Cashmere: 100 Percent Cashmere Multipurpose Wrap & Scarf

Experience the warmth, softness, and lightness of pure cashmere everywhere you go. Etugen Cashmere brings a high-quality, elegant cashmere scarf to the table worthy of any man’s wardrobe. With cool temperatures coming, a new scarf is a definite must have. Check it out HERE!

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Apollo Watches- The Regulator Watch Inspired By Space

A new season calls for a new watch. The Apollo Watch is one of the best timepieces on Kickstarter this year with its perfect union of modern and tradition, of technology and simplicity. Driven by the idea of developing a new craft of watchmaking to honor the aerospace industry with the use of innovative design, this watch not only will make a nice addition to your wardrobe but also create a great conversation starter. Check it out HERE!

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SOLOSOCKS 2.0- A Unique Solution To Missing Socks

We all struggle with finding the match to a pair of socks when doing laundry. Tired of throwing out single socks? So am I. Luckily, Kickstarter has the perfect socklution: SOLOSOCKS. SOLOSOCKS saves you the time of finding and pairing socks, allowing you to grab 2 socks and go. They are organic, sustainable, innovative, high-end, designer socks that are the perfect addition to any shoe and pant combination you’ll have this Fall. Check it out HERE!
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Apollo siktar mot stjärnorna

Apollo Regulator är ett Kickstarter-projekt för klockor. Jag träffade grundarna som minglade runt på Dubai Watch Week. Apolloklockorna har specialpris veckan ut för Cafés läsare.

Apollo ville ha 210 000 kronor, fick in dryga miljonen kronor genom sin Kickstarterkampanj. Så de gjorde inte sönder internet, men framgången är tillräckligt stor för att dra igång ett märke som får flera att höja på ögonbrynen när jag träffar Filippo Cima och Harriet Stewart, två av de tre grundarna i Dubai.

Apollo-klockorna har en väldigt speciell design: både toppen och botten av klockan består av välvda hesalitglas, som hålls ihop av en mattslipad stålring. Konceptet går ut på rymden och planeter – den lätt röriga urtavlan är en bild av norra hemisfärens stjärnhimmel, och det finns flera varianter med planeter och andra kosmiska motiv.

Trots de moderata priserna från 220 dollar så har du flera möjligheter att skräddarsy klockan – eller åtminstone fritt välja färg och material på band, boett, och urtavla.

– Eftersom klockan är din och en del av dig så ska den spegla dig och din smak, det är viktigt som kund att kunna välja, säger Filippo som till vardags designar båtar och ljusfasader på skyskrapor.

Urverket är klockvärldens motsvarighet till en stabil Toyota – ett automatiskt Miyota-urverk. Precisionen på Miyota är inte lika bra som på dyrare schweiziska verk, vi pratar ±20 sekunder per dag.

Men det är ändå härligt att ha en mekanisk klocka som drivs av en rotor, inga batterier, ingen elektronik – en riktig klocka, helt enkelt!

Urtavlan är också speciell eftersom man har gjort en regulator style, med separata visare för timmar, minuter och sekund. De som är intresserade av independent-märken känner säkert igen att en tydlig designreferens är Ressence, men Apollo är en annan prisklass.

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– Många som har mer avancerade high-end klockor som Ressence eller Audemars Piguet, MB&F och de andra som ställer ut här på Dubai Watch Week vill också ha en enklare vardagsklocka som de kan ta med sig överallt, säger Harriet Stewart.

Apollo kostade under Kickstarter-kampanjen från 1 820 kronor i stället för kommande butikspris från 2 980 kronor. Kickstarter-kampanjen har stängt, men för Cafés läsare är samma priser som på Kickstarter tillgängliga veckan ut (4  nov klockan 00.00) – skicka ett mail med dina adressuppgifter och bild på den klocka du vill ha till mail@andersmodig.se

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The Apollo Watch: A Regulator Watch Inspired by Space

Apollo recently created 4 Limited Editions regulator watch models, all inspired by space, Solar system planets and their Satellites. The four Limited Edition regulator watches are Eclipse, Full Moon, Uranus and Neptune. Eclipse and Full Moon are now available.

For those don’t know what a regulator watch is it is defined as a watch with hours, minutes and seconds on separate dials. Below is a great picture of how the Apollo regulator watch is built.

Apollo watch features a seamless pebble-like shape and domed crystals, which rises proudly above the case. Apollo assembled Hesalite crystal on both front and back of the watch making it even more unique. The background on the watch is a map of the northern sky and the degree sub-dial. Below are more features of the Apollo watch.

Last week the Apollo introduced a limited edition watch titled, ‘The Earth.’ The special edition watch, which is hand-painted by artist Chris Alexander, sold out in a matter of hours as only 17 units were made available to the public. I’m not certain if they will make more of this model or if that model will remain sold out.

Apollo launched their Kickstarter campaign about 15 days ago with $89,220 already pledged towards their $25,000 goal. The Kickstarter campaign is an All or nothing project and will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 1 2017 11:44 AM CDT. Their least expensive package including an Apollo watch starts at $199.00 and includes: One Neptune or Uranus and one Leather Nato strap. If their goal is met the Apollo Early Bird will ship out in December 2017. If they exceed their goal below is their stretch goals chart with more information about each goal.

To find out more about Apollo watches, visit the Kickstarter campaign here, http://bit.ly/ApolloKS.

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Bubble Effect Regulator Watch

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Our team spend last 9 months on our passion project (fund-apollo.com) and want to update you on our passion project-Apollo Watch. We will launch the campaign on KickStarter.com on Sep 28th. It’s inspired by space and galaxy, a bubble effect regulator watch! Start from $199. Get it now.

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Apollo – The regulator watch inspired by Space

The Apollo watch is a perfect union of modern and tradition, of technology and simplicity and is perfect for all occasions for both men and women.

Imagine seeing the World from the glass dome of a spacewalk helmet, experiencing the infinite vista, the Apollo seamless crystal encasement offers that freedom, freedom without boundaries while teasing the senses just a little with a mirrored reflection of the dial and its galaxy of detail and design.

The regulator is one of the things that hails back to the start of watch making, alongside other historical items like pocket watches. It’s nothing new that mechanical watches can be seen as something of an anachronism these days, but a big part of the reason why they remain so successful is the “soul” that draws us in. There are 4 models of Apollo, all inspired by space, galaxies and the universe.  Apollo is perfect for trendsetters who are looking to experiment with new styles, the Apollo is a handsome watch that will get attention due to its unconventional layout with an accessible cost of entry. Apollo’s design is unique and perfect in every situation.

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Apollo Regulator Watch, Designed to Honor Aerospace Industry, Fully Funded on Kickstarter in Less than 24 Hours

Designed using technology directly aligned with the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility, the Apollo watch launched on Kickstarter last week surpassing its $25,000 funding goal within 24 hours. The campaign now has over 180 loyal backers, and with 29 days left, Apollo is showing no signs of slowing down.

The Apollo watch’s most unique feature is its ‘double bubble’ effect. The curved casing is made from Hesalite crystal, which is completely shatterproof, and has gone into space on multiple occasions. Apollo’s materials were selected because of their incredibly heavy-duty properties in order to resist scratches or smudging.

Additionally, the crystal on the watch is dome-shaped extending to the very edge of the watch’s face. This function slightly magnifies the dial elements for better legibility from all angles and lighting conditions.

The international team behind Apollo hails from The United States, The United Kingdom and Italy with headquarters in both Chicago and Dubai. The team ultimately came together through their combined passion for watchmaking and aerospace.

“Our combined experience enables us to communicate what we actually want and how it has to be done, to our suppliers, rather than just buying what is offered,” said Sales Director, Harriet Stewart. “In fact, every single part of the Apollo timepiece is custom-made to match our exigence for quality and design.”

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With mentions in publications, such as Wrist Watch Review and The Coolector, and over 180 backers on board, the Apollo watch is on track to begin production. With 29 days left to go, Apollo is set to introduce their latest stretch goal design, titled ‘Saturn’. Additionally, on the last day of campaign, the team behind Apollo will select a lucky backer to win an an exclusive watch titled “Earth,” hand-painted by UK artist Chris Alexander. To learn more and to see the campaign, visit http://bit.ly/Apollo_KS.