Friday, March 3, 2017

British Watch Brand Lufbery Launches Kickstarter Campaign for its Pocket Watch Collection

Established by Stuart King, a History teacher from Surrey, British watch brand Lufbery presents its debut pocket watch collection inspired by the pocket watches issued to the gentleman pilots of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. The brand is named after the famous First World War airborne manoeuvre known as the Lufbery Circle. The Mark IV (issued in 1914) and Mark V (issued in 1916) pocket watches were the world’s first cockpit watches.
The Lufbery logo pays homage to the broad arrow stamped on all equipment that belonged to the British military. The Mark VI collection consists of five pocket watch models and each one has been named after a Royal Flying Corps airfield used during the First World War. The models are Doncaster, Montrose, Shoreham, Uxbridge and Andover.
Paying tribute to the Royal Flying Corp's airfield in Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Lufbery Doncaster features a brushed stainless steel case and a white dial. Named after the Royal Flying Corp's airfield in Montrose, Scotland, the Lufbery Montrose has a matte black case and a black dial. Named after the Royal Flying Corps airfield at Shoreham, on the south coast of England, the Lufbery Shoreham comes in a gold plated case and a white dial. Named after the Royal Flying Corps airfield at Uxbridge in west London, the Lufbery Uxbridge boasts a brushed steel case and a black dial. Created as a homage to the Royal Flying Corps airfield in Andover, Hampshire, the Lufbery Andover has a matte black case and a white dial.
The Lufbery pocket watch has a simple, beautifully designed case made from premium 316L stainless steel and measuring 50mm diameter. Thickness of the watch is 11.9mm and the weight of the Lufbery is designed to convey a feeling of quality and strength whilst visually appearing refined. Measuring 45mm diameter, Lufbery's large yet beautiful dial pays homage to the dials of the original aviation pocket watches of the First World War. The domed, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass protects the dial side of the watch.
Inside of this pocket watch beats a Seiko VD78 quartz movement which powers the classic three hands display in which the seconds hand is positioned at a small counter at 3’o clock. Each pocket watch comes with a 30cm chain with the matching colour of the case and an attached T bar.
The brand has launched a Kickstarter campaign a couple of weeks ago and so far it achieved more than 300% of its pledged amount. As on today 14 days are left to finish the campaign. Pre-order price starts from £105. Please visit the Lufbery crowd-funding campaign to book the pocket watch of your choice.

Kickstarter page: http://P59LBhxi.kckb.st

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