NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The much-anticipated Chronspire Kickstarter campaign is officially live, and supporters are already lining up to be first to receive their very own Basilisks! At launch, the collection includes three Automatic GMT Dual Time models and six Quartz Chronograph models. Each watch embodies the highest standards of Swiss precision, reliability and performance, with uniquely evocative and sophisticated style.
Like its namesake mythological inspiration, the Basilisk Collection celebrates a bold amalgamation of alluring features. The aesthetic is inspired by the organic lines and flexible, armor-like exterior of the basilisk: articulated spine, sinuous body, agile tail. Along with the bold look are performance features familiar to enthusiasts who demand Swiss perfection:
- Swiss automatic GMT and quartz chronograph movements
- Premium-grade titanium cases
- Sapphire crystals, scratch resistant with anti-reflective coating
- Water resistance to 50m
In addition to all of this Swiss perfection and a host of innovative style elements, the Basilisk Collection has an additional feature that has never been seen before! Each individually-numbered watch has a sapphire-crystal working hourglass caseback, filled with luminescent sand. While the design process for this element was quite challenging, the result is both completely original and undeniably captivating.
Every watch comes with a premium titanium bracelet as well as a high-grade dual-injection molded rubber strap. Packaging add-ons include strap and bracelet changing tool, hourglass-shaped USB drive with instructions, UV/LED flashlight keychain that doubles as a luminous charger, and an sculptural hourglass-shaped watch stand filled with luminescent sand as well.
"Basel is a nexus for the Swiss watchmaking tradition, and on one of many trips there, I was inspired by the city's famous basilisk statues," said Chronspire Founder & President Lawrence Leyderman. "Basilisks blend the features of a bird of prey, a serpent, and a dragon into a single, powerful beast. Similarly, the Basilisk Collection blends Swiss tradition with modern technologies into a single, thrilling watch."
"Chronspire's motto is, 'Time is on your side,' and we truly believe that the merging of past and future make for the ultimate time-keeping experience," said Leyderman. "Our company is all about designing high-end timepieces that speak to everyone, from the discerning connoisseur to the avid collector to the casual enthusiast. We also believe that perfection is in the details. The combination of organic aesthetic elements with artisanal craftsmanship and superior performance make the Basilisk Collection utterly unique and, in our opinion, the best thing ever!"
To find a Basilisk of your own, please visit the Kickstarter campaign page - Chronspire Basilisk Kickstarter.
Chronspire's founder, Lawrence Leyderman, has spent his entire professional life in the watch industry. He has been involved in every aspect of watchmaking, from sales to design and manufacturing to branding and marketing, and everything in between. His first company, House of Horology, was founded in 2012 with the goal of delivering quality watches that are both genuinely well-made and truly affordable. Today, he brings that same passion for craftsmanship and cutting-edge watch design to Chronspire.
To learn more, please visit Chronspire.com.
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