SD-09™ Spacecraft Watches: The Future is Your Present

Everyone knows that a spacecraft must be able to withstand the most extreme level of wear and tear. It is the very concept behind the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch, a strong and superior timepiece with unique design. Founder, Sydney Dong, launched the first Kickstarter campaign for SD-09™ Spacecraft Watches today. 

The SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is available in 4 different variations:

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Black dial. Black PVD coating with blue hands and sub-dial.
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Black dial. Rose gold  PVD coating with red hands and sub-dial.
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White dial. 316L stainless steel with orange hands and sub-dial.
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White dial. 316L stainless steel with black hands and sub-dial.

The dial of the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch features two hands, a seconds sub-dial, a date window, applied indices, two-toned chapter ring and stenciled arabic numerals at the 9 and 12 o’clock positions.

The hallmark on the dial is the seconds sub-dial, which is actually a spinning disc with 8 markers around it. The design, called the “Spacecraft Engine”, is inspired by The Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting which occurred in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 1997. There is a notable nice touch in the colour scheme for the rose gold PVD variation which features red border around the sub-dial and also on its chapter ring. Hint: Backers on Kickstarter can look forward to unlocking two other interesting designs of the sub-dial!

Light green Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3 is applied liberally on the hands, indices and markers on the sub-dial. In the dark, the sub-dial disc ticks away like a hovering spacecraft. Apparently, the Super-LumiNova™ C3 is said to be much brighter than the Super-LumiNova™ BGW9 lume.

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The watch case sticks out prominently with a non-rotable bezel accompanied by 6 mounting screws and an operable crown guard that guarantees superior water and shock resistance at the crown. All SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch features black PVD-coated crown guard and the crowns come reinforced with gasket seals for better water resistance. In our opinion, its case design emanates a Genta-esque cum Panerai vibe.

Note: ‘SPACECRAFT’ text on bezel will not be included in the final production.

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Weighing less than 230g, the 316L stainless steel case from Finland measures 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick. Variations with PVD-coated case use a harder and more corrosion resistant coating than those applied by the standard electroplating process.

The SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch comes with Swiss sapphire crystal on the dial side and case back. Each crystal is treated with Swiss anti-reflective coating for a better view of the dial and the movement. The watches are water resistant to at least 100 meters.

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Onto the movement, the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is powered by the Miyota 8218 automatic movement. It is a non-hacking workhouse caliber featuring 40-hour power reserve and keeps accuracy within -20 seconds to +40 seconds a day.

Each SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch is paired with a unique hand woven strap made with genuine 5mm thick Italian calf leather.

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The campaign is looking to raise HK$390,000 (est. S$70,250) by 3 May 2017. Perks will include a special price of HK$1,988 (est. S$360) for super early bird, which reflects a 49% discount off the MSRP, and will be delivered worldwide. Comes with one-year warranty.

All watches are designed and engineered in Hong Kong. Back the SD-09™ Spacecraft Watch on their Kickstarter campaign here!

[This post is sponsored by SD-09™]

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