The Gravity Alpha GT-124 Watch is designed with the cosmos as an inspiration, using two moving disc plates placed over each other and balanced to create a moving kaleidoscopic effect. We love watches and watchmaking, and as young entrepreneurs from Hong Kong energized and passionate about watchmaking, we are very much thrilled for our first project to be realized. We proudly introduce our first model, the Gravity Alpha GT-124. This model is available in three different color combinations and with four different straps, and we hope you take a look at our Kickstarter campaign. Let's take a closer look.
Each Gravity Alpha watch features an unconventional design with moving disc plates. In its design, two brass and aluminum disc plates are placed in layers upon each other. As we previously mentioned, the design of the disc plates is partly inspired by the art of a kaleidoscope. The two disc plates function as the second and minute counters. The space between the two disc plates shows us the invisible, yet very much real, presence of gravity. The weight of the disc plates is of great importance. Both disc plates needs to be balanced, so the design of the disc plates are also taken into account to balance the gravity.
The watch is made of 316L stainless steel and is 42mm wide, a size we believe is exactly right, as we don't want it to be too small to get the full visual impact or too big as to be unwearable by a large group of people. The watch is also 13.7mm thick, so there are no worries about feeling like you are wearing something too obstructive for a sleeve over it.
The weight of the disc plates differentiates the minute and second. This unique design requires the newest movement technology that is developed in Japan, it is called the Rotating Disc-Mechanism. The Rotating Disc-Mechanism is fully powered by the Japanese Miyota 8215 automatic movement. The combination of these two technical components is unique in every Gravity Alpha watch. This movement operates at 21,600vph and also provides the watch with over 40 hours of power reserve.
The distance of the minute disc and the second disc needs to be carefully calculated in every individual watch, the height between two plates must be under 0.4 mm. The weight of the minute disc and the second disc are respectively 320gm and 200gm - that is extremely light. The material of the disc plates is made of a synthesis of aluminum and brass. This material has a very heavy, firm and robust appearance but is in fact a very lightweight material. A Japanese company developed this amazing lightweight material, and it took them three years to do so.
We are amazed and thankful for the enthusiasm and support so far, and were so happy to find out that within one day we had half of our goal reached. It's our dream come true to realize a watch brand that is completely inspired by our passions. We have worked hard to reach this stage and we invite you to learn more about Alpha Gravity at our Kickstarter now! Right now, we are offering a GT-124 along with two straps for US $219 as a preorder price, which will have a future retail price of $399. gravitytimepiece.com
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