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LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

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LIV Watches, famous for creating the most crowdfunded Swiss watches in history, is back on Kickstarter with four new Limited Edition models. Previously, LIV has raised 3.2 million dollars from 5,809 backers in 29 months and has delivered around 10,000 Limited Edition watches to fans worldwide. LIV Watches is different in that they believe that watchmaking should be about the people wearing the watch, a collaborative effort, in which fans have a say in product development. This new campaign is the result of their customers’ requests for building watches with specific functionalities using particular materials while keeping the signature LIV look alive. Above all, this latest campaign broke LIV’s previous funding records, breaking $400k in just one day.

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

The campaign has been titled “The Breakthrough” because the following watches being offered take the microbrand to the next level:

  • GX P51 Swiss Auto Chronograph
  • GX Swiss Auto Chronograph
  • GX Divers Swiss Automatic
  • GX Alarm

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

THE GX P51 SWISS AUTO CHRONOGRAPH PILOT’S WATCH

LIMITED EDITION (500 PIECES ONLY)
Dedicated to the P51 Mustang WWII Plane and constructed from a titanium case, ceramic bezel, and a sapphire crystal (front and back), this watch features a 25 jewel Swiss automatic movement, the Sellita SW 500, and is available on Kickstarter for $1,190 USD (titanium version) and $990 USD (non-titanium version).

SPECIFICATIONS
Movement: Sellita SW 500 Swiss automatic chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Number of jewels: 25
12 hour chronograph functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Date displayed in window – quick set
Water resistance: 100 meters
Luminescence – BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine Sapphire crystal – scratch resistant and anti-reflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case (non-titanium version)
Screwed down caseback with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

THE GX SWISS AUTO CHRONOGRAPH

LIMITED EDITION (1,000 PIECES ONLY)
This watch is inspired by LIV’s original Kickstarter watch. During that first campaign, many fans were asking for the same timepiece in an automatic version. Like the Pilot’s model, this watch features a 25 jewel Swiss automatic movement (Sellita SW 500). This watch will be available on Kickstarter for $790 USD.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Movement: Sellita SW 500 Swiss automatic chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Number of jewels: 25
12 hour chronograph functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Date displayed in window – quick set
Water resistance: 100 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence – BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal – scratch resistant and anti-reflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case
Screwed down caseback with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

THE GX DIVER’S SWISS AUTOMATIC

LIMITED EDITION (1,000 PIECES ONLY)
This watch was not designed for the faint of heart. It features 300 meters/1,000 feet water resistance, a ceramic rotating bezel, 25 jewel Swiss automatic movement (ETA 2824), and a sapphire crystal with a cyclops. Kickstarter pricing is $490 USD.

SPECIFICATIONS
Movement: ETA 2824 Swiss automatic
Power reserve: 40 hours
Number of jewels: 25
Special features: Incabloc Shock Protection, Etachron Regulator, Stone Lever Escapement, Quickset Date
Water resistance: 300 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence – BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal – scratch resistant and anti-reflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case
Screwed down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

THE GX ALARM

LIMITED EDITION (1,000 PIECES ONLY)
This watch features a RONDA 4120.B movement; 100-meter water resistance, and, of course, an alarm feature. Kickstarter pricing is $290 USD.

SPECIFICATIONS
Movement: RONDA startech Caliber 4120.B
Standard battery life: 50 months
Special features: 2 eyes, multifunction, alarm, big date, small second, very easy handling by one pusher
Water resistance: 100 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence – BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal – scratch resistant and anti-reflective
316L stainless steel case
Screwed down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV Watches Launches Four New Models On Kickstarter Watch Releases

Funds raised from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to fund the production of these four watches, and so the prices offered on Kickstarter are considered “pre-order” pricing. These watches, like the company’s other watches, will be available on LIVwatches.com and Amazon.com once they have been produced, at which time the prices will be raised to full retail pricing.

Regardless, you won’t find any LIV watches in any traditional stores. They’re about going directly to their fans and creating a real relationship, with no distorted messaging often built into traditional distribution channels. Check out their live campaign at get.livwat.ch.

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  • I like the SW 500 based chronograph with the blue dial, bezel and strap. Best of luck – but looks like they won’t need – they seem to be off to an outstanding start.

  • SuperStrapper

    I was excited for a second as I thought we might see a mechanical alarm, a complication that doesn’t seem to have his the indie space yet.

    But no. Not excited.

  • SuperStrapper

    I was excited for a second as I thought we might see a mechanical alarm, a complication that doesn’t seem to have hit the indie space yet.

    But no. Not excited. That powder blue leisure suit tho… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25ffc252d7f6b30cfba57c2821080a35b852a5a25ce56b27ff8238b50abcaa9f.jpg

    • ? It seems that the poor handsome dude has been the butt of many a joke! The alarm is not mechanical, all the other watches are though.

      • SuperStrapper

        Consider it. If you can source a movement you’ll hit a largely untapped niche that is very cool.

        • Thanks for the suggestion, really appreciate it! Noted ??.

  • A small recommendation if you will…the chronograph is a terrible watch to wear with a pastel blue suit…The watch is not an all-purpose svelte bracelet diver and just because the colour of the subdial matches the suit it does not mean the two go well together.

    • Feedback noted, apparently there are others here on ABTW who agree with you ?

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Marius.

    I really don’t know much about this watch brand. But, it is hard to argue against the dive watch. Ceramic bezel, sapphire w/AR, ETA & 300 meter WR. This for $490 USD.
    That seems more than reasonable.

    • Framlucasse

      It sure is. But I’m quite less sure about the Swiss Made mention. 🙂

      • That watch is Swiss Made in accordance with the new Swissness laws.

    • Yes it is indeed, and that’s what our fans always say when they actually receive our watches.

  • Framlucasse

    Not a big fan of the watches to be honest, but I admire the communication and results of the campaign. It is mastered.

    • The way they run their campaign (multiple watch options under a single “reward”), it’s hard to tell but I suspect that most of the backers when for the cheaper watches (the non-chronograph automatics or the quartz alarm) and not the SW 500 based chronographs which were primarily featured in this post. But in any event, they have lots of backers and are way over goal. So they are doing something right!

      • Thank you for your comment, Mark! Yes, Kickstarter is not very sophisticated when it comes to offering several options, so creating the reward levels is always a struggle! Interestingly backers are opting for the three automatic models. Very few have gone for the quartz.

        • Thanks for the insights. Glad to see that backers are going for the automatics (vice the quartz) – maybe buyers are more sophisticated than we give them credit for being!

          • Yep most of our backers seem to be real watch fanatics ?!

    • Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback, even though you’re not a fan. Thanks for appreciating our communication, we do work hard at that since we are a direct-to-consumer online brand, and our communication is all we’ve got ? (you’re not going to find us in any brick-and-mortar store).

  • A Kickstarter campaign done right. And the watches on offer are not altogether bad either, especially the diver.

  • Benjamyn Climber

    Although these watches are not to my more “refined” taste, I can understand why people like the Chopard-esqe racing aesthetic. This being said, pairing these watches with pastel summer suits is objectively hideous; I had to quickly scroll away to avoid vomiting on my new laptop.

    • We appreciate the feedback, sorry you don’t like the pastel summer suit, it seems that you have company in that regard ?

  • Ulysses31

    The one I like the best is the blue dial/bezel/strap version. The others are a little bit odd to me, while I prefer cleaner lines and simple shapes. The aforementioned model does that quite well.

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