Inspired by vintage aircraft, Ferro & Co. designed three (one quartz, two mechanical) distinctive styles of pilot watches that reflect the aesthetics of the 1940s aviation world. On February 15th, 2017, Ferro Watches launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund their first production batch of Swiss-made limited edition timepieces called Ferro AGL (Above Ground Level). Designed to resemble the era of 1940's aviation, this is a watch that is both unique and functional.
Above Ground Level, or AGL, is an aviation term referring to the altitude expressed in the actual number of feet measured above the ground. Since Ferro & Company's birth in 2014, thousands of Ferro watches have been shipped around the world, and now the company has shifted its production from Asia to Switzerland. Ferro's mission is to produce high-quality Swiss Made watches at accessible prices to the masses without compromise.
Ferro has ensured all the materials and specifications aficionados associate with luxury watches are included in the package: super double-domed thick scratch-proof sapphire crystal, 316L stainless steel, Super-LumiNova-painted hands and hour markers, quality Swiss movements, double window big date at 12 o’clock for the chronograph style, luxury Italian leather straps with contrast stitching, while for the keen collector, there’s even a Rose Gold PVD version. While the watches are aviation-inspired, they are 100-meter water-resistant.
AGL timepieces are backed with a 5-year warranty for Quartz models and 2-year warranty for Automatic models. The Ferro AGL timepieces are the fourth consecutive over-funded watch campaign created by the company. They launched on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter on February 15th, 2017, with an end date of March 24th, 2017.
The campaign is so well-received that it reached its goal of $18,000 in less than 50 minutes of the initial launch! Perks include special Kickstarter prices of $289 USD for Quartz Chronograph series and $499 for Automatic None Chronograph series. Future retail prices will be $599 and $999 USD, respectively. UPDATE: The AGL Valjoux 7750 Chronograph has been added to the campaign for a price of $799
Ferro AGL watches offer 3 different movements to choose from (including the new 7750 model mentioned above):
First option is a Swiss Ronda 5040 Calibre movement, that offers accurate time keeping with a long battery life. This version comes with thick double-domed sapphire crystal, big date at 12 o'clock, chronograph, and tachymeter. Quartz models start from $289 USD. Future retail price will be $599 USD.
Second option is with ETA 2824-2 Elabore Grade 3-hand automatic movement with see-through back case, decorated pendulum, and double-domed sapphire crystal. This 25-jewel ETA 2824 movement has a rate of 28,800bph, or 8 beats per second (4Hz).
Automatic ETA models start from $499 USD, come in 3 distinct dial colors, and are also available in a rose gold PVD case. Future retail price will be $999 USD. Ferro & Co. will place its first order to their partnering Swiss watch manufacturer in late March with a delivery date to the customers scheduled for July of this year.
If you’re in the market for an affordable Swiss-Made pilot's watch, take the time to check out the Ferro & Co. AGL offering on Kickstarter.
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