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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:34 pm

This is the fourth Kickstarter from Axiom Watches, who look to be rebranding themselves with this release as Bravoure.
The first Bravoure model is the Général Bonaparte limited edition watch.
*NOTE* - all three previous Kickstarter campaigns were successful


They are offering 10 of the limited edition watches at the Early Bird pricing of $333
After those sell through, for 26 more hours, the next pricing tier is $423
Normal Kickstarter pricing is $540
Regular price will be $1,121

Estimated delivery is October 2019

250 limited edition run of this particular model.

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The caseback text translates as follows:

FROM YEAR IV TO YEAR VII GENERAL BONAPARTE WON THE BATTLES OF MONTENOTTE, DEGO, MONDOVI, LODI BRIDGE, BORGHETTO, CASTIGLIONE, ROVERETTO, BASSANO, ARCOLE BRIDGE, RIVOLI, LA FAVORITE, VALVASONE, THE PYRAMIDS, ABUKIR, FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC DURING THE CAMPAIGNS IN ITALY AND EGYPT


Specs:
- MOVEMENT: Automatic, Miyota 9100, 28,800 a/h, 26 jewels
- FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes and seconds in the center. 24 Hours "Military" dial at 6 o'clock
- POWER RESERVE: ~40 hours
- DIAMETER: 42 mm
- CASE THICKNESS: ~14.70 mm
- MATERIAL: 316L stainless steel
- CROWN: Screwed and engraved
- FINISH: Finely sandblasted
- GLASS: Domed sapphire glass
- BACK: Screwed back with Napoleon Bonaparte's victories in highly polished relief
- SEALING: Waterproof up to 200 metres
- DIAL: Enamel cream white dial with Roman numerals
- HANDS: Polished and blued offset pear-shaped hands
- STRAP MATERIAL: "Bleu Roi" selected calf leather stamped on the back
- STRAP DIMENSIONS: 14 mm by 260 mm without buckle / 26 mm by 135 mm
- BUCKLE: Stainless steel pin buckle
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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Post by watchpalooza » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 pm

Interesting offer, with fixed lug case. 14.7mm...doubles as a step-stool?
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Re: PREORDER SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:40 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was

SUCCESSFUL

27 backers pledged €6,853 to help bring this project to life.
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Re: PREORDER SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:42 pm

This projects has moved over to Indiegogo for anyone still looking to preorder

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meet ... 16205959#/


Pricing is about the same.
$329 for the first 10 Early Birds
$418 afterwards
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Re: PREORDER SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Bravoure (Axiom Watches) - Général Bonaparte limited edition watch

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Post by Brice » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:04 pm

It's an interesting project and storytelling. I like the ''water drop'' style case design.
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