Kickstarting Washington Mount Vernon with the 1776
What does a watch enthusiast with an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative mind, when he can’t find a watch he would wear?
He designs one.
That’s exactly what Peter Cuderman did, a business school graduate, with a private banking work experience, now with a will to live the American Dream, that of building a company from scratch.
Peter found its inspiration by revisiting the past of historic American watch companies. He stumbled on a private line of watches, produced by the retail magnate Aaron Montgomery Ward, called the Washington Watch Company. These watches are at base of the design of the 1776, the first model of Peter’s new company, the Washington Mount Vernon, while still having a contemporary look.
The 1776, comes in five colours: deep blue, deep red, abyss black, deep green and white.
The 1776 has a 39 mm stainless steel case, with sapphire crystal on both sides and it is powered by the popular 23 jewel ETA 2892. Backers have the choice between stainless steel bracelet or a black or a brown leather strap.
The first run 1776 will be produced in Switzerland, but down the road Washington Mount Vernon watches will be produced in the States. At this point the project is launched on Kickstarter, looking to raise $45,000 in order to go into production. These funds will allow Washington Mount Vernon to establish its presence and lay down the foundation for mass production.
Through Kickstarter, the 1776 will cost $575 with is $700 less than the suggested retail price. The campaign will end on June 14, with delivery being estimated for October.
Those of you that travel towards the East will find a nice surprise engraved on the rotor. Check out this ambitious project and be part of the American Dream!