Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watch

Kickstarter is a springboard for some of our favourite timepieces here at Coolector HQ and there’s certainly another fine example of this in the shape of the Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watch which is well and truly taking the crowdfunding platform by storm and is rapidly closing in on £500k in funding which testifies to just how attractive and impressive this timepiece is. This Swiss made day/date watch is truly unique and has been designed with precision in Norway to create one of the most attractive timepieces we’ve seen in some time here at Coolector HQ.

The URÆD Automatic Watch from Von Doren on Kickstarter is named after Norwegian hero, Ole Brude, who in 1904 sailed across the Atlantic, from Norway to USA in a self-designed lifeboat. His ideas have saved thousands of lives and are still doing so today so he’s certainly a worthy character on which to base this stunning timepiece. Prices start at a thoroughly reasonable £581 during the Kickstarter campaign which represents 50% off the final retail price so, if you want to bag yourself a bargain, make sure you throw your support behind the campaign sooner rather than later.

Norwegian Design, Swiss Built Precision

Offering a great combination of Scandinavian design and quality Swiss craftsmanship, it really isn’t difficult to see why this Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watch has proven so popular on Kickstarter. It is a limited edition offering with 1904 being made available with the Day indicator in English and the same amount in Norwegian. You will also be able to take your pick from three different colourways with this timepiece – namely, Green Sea, Atlantic Blue and Lava – so you’ll be able to choose the dial that best fits in with your own personal sense of style.

The Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watch (from £581) on Kickstarter has certainly caught our attention here at Coolector HQ and the automatic Swiss Made STP 4-13 self-winding movement with 26 Jewels and 28 800 vibrations 4Hz delivers an impeccable performance day in, day out. The glass casing is made from double domed bell-shape sapphire crystal with 5 AR coating inside which ensures this stylish, traditional looking timepiece is fit for any adventure.

There are impressive design features deployed throughout the making of these first class Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watches and we’re loving the attention to detail and love that has clearly gone into their creation here at The Coolector. Some of the stand out features of these watches from Norwegian watchmakers, Von Doren, include a 44 hour power reserve, Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 and a 100m water resistance that will ensure any adventures in the deep blue sea will transpire without a hitch.

Devil in the Detail

With a watch as attractive as the Von Doren URÆD Automatic, it’s difficult to know where to begin in singing its praises and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more accomplished and stunning timepiece for a more affordable price than this. It has an array of unique design elements that take their inspiration from the Art Nouveau style of Brude’s home town of Alesund and the casing of this timepiece is rounded in the same manner as the watches that would have been worn at the time of his epic voyage across the Atlantic.

Norwegian conceived and built by hand in Switzerland, it’s hard not to be impressed with the Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watches and it’s clear to see that there are plenty of timepiece aficionados equally as enamoured with this creation given it is already one of Kickstarter’s most popular watch campaigns to date with a month still remaining. If you want to get your hands on one for the bargain price of just £581, head on over to Kickstarter now.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.