Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Hong Kong-based watch brand Anicorn unveils newest series in their watch collection: the K452. This new timepiece takes inspiration from Kepler-452b, an exo-planet discovered under NASA’s Kepler & K2 project. On 09 Feb 2016, Anicorn launched an online crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter for the promotion its new K452 series of mechanical timepieces.

Established by graphic designer Joe Kwanand entrepreneur Chris Chanin in 2013, Anicorn combines design, typeface, and mechanism with simplicity and contemporary style. Their first watch, the Series 000, was successfully funded within 5 days on Kickstarter, and has been featured in design and lifestyle publications worldwide.

Utilizing a revolutionary concentric-disc system this new timepiece omits watch hands, opting to display time through beautifully simple rotating discs, serving as an homage to Kepler’s discovery of the mechanics of orbital movements in space. The discs illustrate the relationship between time and space as they pass numbers resembling planets orbiting the sun.
By supporting their Kickstarter campaign, backers can pre-order their very own K452 watch starting at the super early bird price of $249 USD (early bird  $329 USD, Kickstarter exclusive edition $399).
The watch will feature gold, silver, and black metallic concentric discs, all in different compositions for each edition. It will also feature the K452 typeface “Coupé,” engineered by French design studio Nouvelle Noir, which subtly pays tribute to space vehicles through its design, giving the watch a celestial familiarity.
Anicorn will offer Kickstarter backers four watch styles, all in metals resembling the metallics of space suits: Solar, Luna, Dawn, and the Kickstarter exclusive Interstellar. Backers have the option of complementing their watch with either a black leather strap with three “planet buttons” or Milanese mesh bracelet available in brushed, polished, and DLC black. These straps are easily interchangeable thanks to Anicorn’s smart docking system.
Each watch also comes with a smart docking system, which allows the wearer to interchange bracelets to suit different styles. A limited number of watches on Kickstarter will even include the K452 telescopic auto winder, which winds the watch as it rests encased in a beautiful metallic body with a viewing window. Every watch on Kickstarter will come packaged with a K452 astronaut badge, a laser-engraved metallic card that is individually numbered and issued as a document for warranty.

Technical details
Miyota 9015 automatic movement
Frequency: 28800 vibrations per hour
24 Jewels
Power reserve: More than 42 hours

Hours, minutes, seconds

316L Stainless steel, Ø 1.62 in (42mm), height 0.5in (12.5mm), back & screws, PVD black plating
Glass: Convex hard Plexiglass
Water-resistance: 50 meters (5ATM)

3 independent concentric discs, graduated for hours and minutes; the seconds are marked out in the center disc. The hour and minute discs are read through an aperture with a single engraved line at the top of the watch

Milanese bracelet with safety buckle / cow skin genuine leather, stainless steel buckle with PVD black plating

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/221213970/anicorn-series-k452-watches

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