Let me bring to your attention a rather interesting watch project that is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, Stranger Time and their Thoroughbred Collection. Jahn Karsybaev, one of the co-founders grew up in 2000 years-old city on the Silk Road, in the hearts of the Asian steppe. For thousands of years, this was a land inhabited by people who would have a close relationship with horses and the tradition of domesticating wild horses is continued by the family of Jahn. With the Thoroughbred Collection he is the fruit of his fascination for horses and his passion for watches. With this collection he is looking to convey the elegance and power of thoroughbred horses with a timepiece.
The collection consists of four pieces, stainless steel, or gold coated stainless steel, with white or black dial. The side of 42 mm x 11 mm case is decorated with clous de Paris pattern, creating a sleek contrast with the polished surfaces of the watch.
The dial features a horizontal pattern, the thin applied indexes and the slandered down dauphine hands further the dressy style of the collection. The three sub-dials are there to show the week, the month and the 24 hours. The prototypes used to make the pictures illustrating this article don’t have it yet, but the production versions will have a date window too, between four and five o’clock. This change was done at the request of the Kickstarter backers, a perfect example of crowdfunding in action, where the backers can have a direct influence on the final product.
The Thoroughbred Collection is powered by the Miyota 9120 automatic calibre, which is visible through the back of the watch. Each watch will come with a matching leather strap as well as a pair of cufflinks decorated with the Stranger logo.
There are a few places left to get an early backer price at $349, a substantial discount from the $600 retail price. With more than three weeks to go, the project is very close to reach its goal. For more pictures and details go to http://kck.st/1IRw00l.