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Watchmaking underground breaks in with unusual skull watch concept!

KOPF means 'Head' in German.



Features:
- Skull shaped case
- Eyes show hours and minutes, two separate sapphire crystals
- 'Chewing' jaw for a better fit on the wrist
- Tritium markers on dial and hand pointers
- Numbered 100 pcs STAHLKOPF + 100 pcs BRONZEKOPF
- Solid gold GOLDKOPF can be manufactured upon request
- Every piece bears its owners initials and a short message for the Future

Project was started about 1,5 years ago, 3D CGI artist Fred Bekher helped with rendering and initial modelling:





Base movement ETA 2892-A2 automatic, manufacture made 'Big-Eyes' module. Case dimensions 37x53 mm.

Hope we will find a time to start production in 2018 with our CNC machine park. First alpha-version prototype is ready to try on wrist, preorder is open =)

Some geometry corrections will be made, the design itself is quite flexible. It can be 'charactered' into diverse models and names.
 

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Thank you for your appreciation!!!

Wow, that's really cool. Just out of curiosity, what is the pre-order price?
It depends on quantity and quality.
- Module & wheels finishing must be closer to Geneva seal standard.
- WR100 means high precision of case parts, it's expensive as well.
- Case look & finish must be excellent. So a lot of hand work to do, many complex shaped parts.
Current costs calculations suggest the price of 6400 USD for the first 100 pieces numbered and personalized, bearing contributor's initials and message.
For 2018 contributors it will be $6000.
 

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The lines look very refined and the luster in those rendering is perfect. Hopefully you can replicate that finish in your final product. Not really my style, but it looks great for what it is, nice and cohesive design.
I believe we could manage it... is it similar finish to this unit in the link below?
https://german242.com/en/audemars-piguet-minute-repeater-tourbillon-new-watch-case-manufacturing/

But actually I would love to see it finished like... Beretta or Desert Eagle =)
If this topic will be interesting, I would add more photos here as it progresses in manufacturing.
 

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Thank you friends for positive feedbacks and ideas!

KOPF still have no brothers, living alone on this planet ))

Five months on the wrist with wearing & testing: made more readable hands and improved module wheel train.

Bronze has got 'sunburst'...Check today's photo, what do you think of patina?

 

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Updates: KOPF timepiece Nr. 002 is finished, what do you think about his tritium blue eyes?

Going slowly, it's still generally a kind of after-work activity.
I think I must work on quality improvements at caseback side... :roll:

Friendly magazine guys just made a short video footage:

 
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