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PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases Sponsored Post written for aBlogtoWatch by advertiser

Founded in early 2018 by two young entrepreneurs looking to inspire people to rise above the status quo, the PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph is focused on a design meant to stand out. Consistent in quality and bold design, PWR Collective encourages its wearers to embed their own stories into their watches, with the Ascent representing all those individuals who are grinding daily toward fulfilling their dreams. With two more pieces coming soon, the full set will consist of the Aspire, Ascent and Apex, reflecting all the steps of conquering a journey. The Journey Ascent Chronograph is meant to be available to a large swath of buyers, with prices starting at $150.

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases

The overall design and vibe of the watch is that of a contemporary chronograph. The raised circular bezel contains six screws evenly distributed across its surface, boasting a sense of resourcefulness in its craftsmanship. Complementing the visually striking aesthetic of the watch is its absolute quality and durability in the build. The watch is PVD-coated and comprised of a 316L grade stainless steel case, and it sports the ever-reliable Citizen Miyota Quartz movement ticking at its heart.

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases

Tending to the increasing trend for high-end luxury watches to include rubber straps, the Journey Ascent features both metal and rubber strap options, catering to both casual and formal-wear occasions. Unlike cheaper timepieces that use soft silicone straps, PWR watches feature rubber straps made of vulcanized rubber, known to be solid and element-proof, yet comfortable. To augment its versatility in use, the Journey Ascent product line features 10 ATM on all its watches, making it completely waterproof for surface-level swimming.

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases

The dial of the watch is both gracefully simplistic and functional. Its hands are elegantly designed, contributing to an easy-to-read dial layout, accentuated by a sunray finish, which ensures that the watch face is always glistening in the light. However, this seems to be the standard for PWR — they have taken a step further to include a special addition of Super-LumiNova into the hour hand, minute hand and hourly indices, allowing those pieces to glow bright green in dark conditions. Without a doubt, their timepieces are as bold in their design as their brand story.

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases

Journey Ascent Specifications

Case Material:  Top-quality grade 316L Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 11.8mm
Glass: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal (anti-reflective coating for minimal glare)
Movement: Citizen Miyota Quartz
Lug width: 24mm
Strap Width: 21.8 mm
Band Material:  Top-quality grade 316L Stainless Steel* or Vulcanized Rubber
Clasp: Push-button Deployment (Butterfly) Clasp or Strap Buckle
Date Function: Yes
Water Resistant: 10 ATM
Special additions: Luminous Hands & Markers (Super-LumiNova)

PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases PWR Collective Journey Ascent Chronograph Watch Releases

The combination of all these features and quality standards ensures this watch to be an all-rounder of high caliber. PWR Collective has now launched on Kickstarter and watches are available at prices as low as $150 USD, bringing a new definition to “affordable luxury.” The Journey Ascent features a total of eight distinct product variations. Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

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  • Rhino67

    Can you get the “PWR” font a little bigger?

  • Michel Deugenoux

    ‘affordable luxury’ , how does that work

    • What fresh hell is this?

      There must be some law that states a Kickstarter watch must be “affordable luxury”.

  • Stewart James

    Methinks they need a better name for their company.

  • Richard Baptist

    I like the case of the watch. I like the bracelets and especially the rubber straps. I don’t like the name of the company and the writing on the dial. Obviously can’t comment on the tactile feel, but it looks like a good deal for the money.

  • Swiss_Cheese

    It looks like a cross between a Hublot and a previous gen IWC Ingenieur. Also, for the love of God, fix the f*cking name…

  • Raymond Wilkie

    For a conviluted inspiration for a watches existànce . This takes the biscuit.

  • Mikita

    Gold medal for the most ridiculous name and hideous font choice. The watch itself is Hublot wannabe, which, in turn, is AP RO wannabe. So my name suggestion is Wannabe^2 Lorem Ipsum.

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  • Menace Reynolds

    hey, at least the screws are clocked. Only the finest Swiss masters of watchmaking have been able to accomplish that

    • What fresh hell is this?

      I’m going to guess affectation

  • From your Kickstarter content:

    “Pledge AU$ 10 or more
    ABOUT US$ 7

    We appreciate you!

    Thank you for your support! You will receive a personalized thank you email. Every dollar counts and we would not be able to turn this into reality without you!

    Personalised email from the PWR Collective founders
    Read more…

    Mar 2019

    0 backers”

    Really? Are you serious? You want me to spend $7.00 to have you author an email to me?

    Strangest way to appeal for funds I’ve ever seen. Good luck with your project.

  • What fresh hell is this?

    “Rise above the status quo” by copying Hublot?

  • Thanks for the edification. Didn’t know that was the case.

  • Craig A Clark

    At the very least the movement should have been one with central stop second hand, otherwise, the look is ok (I don’t dislike Hublot) though I agree about the logo.

    I do wonder though why the folks here who would never be looking at watches in this price bracket feel the need to pour scorn like they do. There’s a ton of watches I think look absolutely awful, cheap and not, but I can accept my taste is neither the same as anyone else, or the defacto benchmark lol

    Anyway, if the centre hand was the stop second, I’d mind this less, that’s my take, otherwise, I don’t mind at all.

  • George Yang

    How much time was spent on making sure the designs didn’t infringe on Hublot IP?

  • Ulysses31

    It’s like a toned-down Hublot, with a bracelet. I’ve always thought that most watches look better on a metal bracelet, and this is no exception. It’s also dirt cheap.

  • gw01

    This is clearly a Hublot look wanna be. That being said, WIS darling brand Seiko, need to up their design game and inject some dough into marketing. The success of brands like Michale Kors (watches), Daniel Wellington, MVMT and now brands like this one (I just forgot its name, scrolling down to the end of this article), are on the “good brands” resting on their laurels.