Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Willis Judd Forged Carbon Automatic Watches

Australian micro-watch brand Willis Judd announces new automatic editions of its forged carbon watches.

Many luxury brands now offer watches crafted with forged carbon, a high-tech material used in aerospace and racing car industry. These ultra-light yet rugged timepieces however come with hefty price tag above $1000.  After its first successful Kickstarter project, Willis Judd now presents a wallet friendly, mechanical edition of its flagship Forged Carbon watch collection.
The automatic edition houses a Miyota 90s5 self winding mechanical movement manufactured in Japan. One of the popular movements among new generation mechanical watch brands, it has 24 jewels, beats at 28,800 vph, power reserve of 42 hours and features the hacking second function. Equipped with a customised Willis Judd rotor, the movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback.
Displaying basic time and featuring lumed hour-markers and hands, its highly legible dial comes in two options: First one in a standard minimalistic look and second one in open-heart version that has a small round window just above six’o clock revealing movement.
Regarding the exterior, its Engineered Forged Carbon case measuring 45mm diameter and 13mm thickness displays the strong character of the watch. Its crown is also made with forged carbon. A stainless steel inner ring accommodates the movement. Weighing 60gms and water resistant to 5atm, the watch case is fitted with sapphire crystal front glass and caseback. The natural weave of the carbon makes every case unique so every watch carries unique look. Securing the watch to wrist is a fine Italian leather strap featuring a stainless Steel Black PVD buckle engraved Willis Judd brand name.

Willis Judd has launched a Kickstarter campaign to collect a minimum amount of AU$ 29,000 for funding the initial mass production of the Forged Carbon Automatic Watches. By backing the campaign with pledges starting from AU$ 530  (Approx $395USD / £305 for One Standard Face Forged Carbon Automatic watch with Miyota 90s5 movement), supporters of this project will give the opportunity to buy the timepiece in discounted price. Post Kickstarter campaign, retail price will be starting from $1020 AUD ($749USD / £580).

Please visit [Willis Judd Forged Carbon Automatic Watches Kickstarter campaign] for more details.

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