Vortic has this week unveiled a new titanium 3D printed watch they have created, that takes the form of a mechanical handcrafted timepiece called the Journeyman that will retail for $995.
The new Journeyman range of 3D printed watches is available with either a 41 or 45 mm watch face and is currently available to back with pledges starting from just $795. Providing a considerable saving off the recommended retail price after the Kickstarter campaign has come to an end.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the production process, inspiration and handcrafting process that goes into making the Journeyman Series mechanical watch.
The Journeyman Series by the Vortic Watch Company is an entirely new, customizable, American made watch that draws inspiration from the United States’ original great watch manufacturers. This refreshingly classic, yet innovative new line of 3D printed titanium watches is Vortic’s first foray into the world of modern watch manufacturing. The name, “Journeyman,” represents Vortic’s apprenticeship to the craft of watchmaking as well as the literal journey to bring watch manufacturing back to the United States.
The entire Vortic team has spent the last two years restoring antique pocket watch movements, and they have had the chance to study a huge sample of products made by the great American watch manufacturers like Waltham, Hamilton, Elgin, Illinois, Howard, etc. These companies built exceptionally beautiful timepieces, all in the United States, without access to modern computer controlled equipment. Why can’t we do it now?
Vortic prides itself on quality American manufacturing and the founders strongly believe in full transparency of manufacturing practices. They know that the more a customer knows about a quality product the more they will believe in it. Each piece of the Journeyman Series is designed and will be assembled, by hand, in Vortic’s Northern Colorado shop. Every component of the watch can be tracked to its original location of manufacture in the United States (excluding the Eterna movements from Switzerland).
To make sure you are one of the first to own the titanium 3D printed watch visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to pledge $795 or above and expect your timepiece to be delivered during March 2017.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Top News