“AUDRIC” (French, “old and wise sovereign”, German, “Noble sovereign; Noble friend”)
AUDRIC is a Singapore based SWISS MADE watch startup with an assembly / factory in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. At AUDRIC, we are committed to providing high quality, rugged watches with utility features. Our ingenious designs, impeccable materials and attention to detail reinforce our commitment to producing beautiful watches that create unique value for our customers. All of our watches are SWISS MADE to ensure that they not only meet the highest standards but also to give that luxurious feel to the customer.
AUDRIC is proud to launch its first Swiss Made watch on Kickstarter, a product that combines AUDRIC’s intricate design, paired with meticulous and spirited features, with a robust complication synonymous with technical innovation. The timepiece features the most unusual traits of the brand, introducing some noteworthy additional elements such as the famous SW 200-1 movement. Our designers and engineers have worked tirelessly to perfect this watch. When designing, we wanted the watch to remain functional and easy to read.
The SeaBorne 500 is a great everyday timer that can be worn in any situation. It is built as sturdy as all future AUDRIC watches, but has an elegant touch. For office divers, watch enthusiasts, explorers and office enthusiasts, the SeaBorne 500 is the ideal solution for people who appreciate the art of watchmaking and the beauty of intricate mechanics.
DIAL AND HANDS
Of great significance was an elegant and very luminous dial, with a sandwich construction and generous layers of Superluminova C3 on the bottom layer and indexes filled with BGW9. The textured dial is made with great attention to detail. The dial features raised polished indexes (applied) and the printed AUDRIC logo. The hands are rhodium plated which gives them extra shine and durability for longer years. The light on the dial, hands and bezel is a heavy dose of BGW9 which glows blue all night long. The watch is absolutely free from harmful coatings like nickel. The dial also has a depth gauge indicated by color for visual reference.
DIAL DEPTH GAUGE
Water absorbs different wavelengths of light to different degrees. The longer wavelengths, with the lower energy, are absorbed first. Red is the first to be absorbed, followed by orange and yellow. Colors disappear underwater in the same order as they appear in the color spectrum. Even water 5 feet deep will have a noticeable loss of red.
CRYSTAL AND BEZEL
A double domed sapphire crystal glass for the extraordinary mechanical properties it exhibits rather than the mineral crystal glass alternatives seen in most watches. Multiple layers of anti-reflective coating are added to the underside of the crystal in addition to the double dome, ensuring a high degree of clarity and minimal light distortion. The crystal is also treated underneath with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating allowing you to have a clear view of the dial at all times, inside and out. The crystal is 4.5mm thick at the center and tapers down to 4.3mm at the sides. This allows a waterproof configuration of the watch in all circumstances.
The bezel insert is made of sapphire, an extremely robust material that offers greater scratch resistance, “nearly indestructible” property, superior strength and longevity compared to traditional ceramic, steel or aluminum alternatives. Despite the higher material costs, the choice was clear especially since we built the SeaBorne as a sport diving watch. The sapphire insert is engraved and filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 pigment for excellent low / no light visibility.
The 60-minute bezel is unidirectional (120 clicks) in accordance with ISO / DIN specifications for diving safety, that is, it cannot accidentally reduce dive time.
CROWN, HOUSING AND BACK
The screw-down crown which is set at the contemporary 3 o’clock position is engraved with the brand’s logo and filled with BGW9 lume for easy access at night. A helium exhaust value is housed at 9 o’clock, is a feature found on some dive watches. It offers functionality to professional divers operating at great depths for extended periods or under saturation.
The Seaborne case is made of 316 L stainless steel, also known as surgical steel. It is a high quality steel, with high metallurgical strength, which has greater resistance to corrosive agents – both industrial and biological origin. Due to its effectiveness in high stress situations, more particularly in contexts with remarkable acidity levels, it is also very popular in the marine environment. The Diver is created from a mix of angular aero surfaces and exceptional components. This makes the AUDRIC SeaBorne 500 stylish yet competent diving equipment.
The AUDRIC Seaborne 500’s caseback has an engraving of a sea turtle which symbolizes strength, endurance and agility. Throughout history, many cultures have also adopted sea turtles as symbols for many different themes. Due to their long lifespan, sea turtles often symbolize patience, wisdom, endurance, and luck. … A turtle’s shell is strong enough to carry the weight of the continent on its back, and with it its true home. There is also a serial number engraved on the back of each case to make it unique. “000/000”
The strap measures 22mm at the lug and 20mm at the adjustable ratchet buckle. The buckle is milled and with 3 micro-adjustment positions. The lug holes are screwed in with high quality screw bars for easy strap removal. Solid end links for that extra tenacity and balance. The satin and polished links give an excellent aesthetic feeling to this watch. The SeaBorne will be delivered in a luxury black box with warranty card and additional spring bars. The AUDRIC logo is engraved on the buckle
316L stainless steel case: 43 mm * 51 mm.
Thickness: 15.4mm including crystal.
Crystal: 4.5 mm.
Width of the lugs: 22 mm.
120 click unidirectional sapphire bezel filled with BGW9.
Domed sapphire crystal with 5 layers of anti-reflective coating.
Screwed back with the specifications of the watch.
Screw-down crown with engraved logo. Logo filled with bright white (BGW9).
50 ATM W R.
Helium exhaust valve @ 9H.
Sandwich Sunburst dial (C3 Lume minute markers) with matte back and applied rhodium-plated indexes (filled with white luminous BGW9).
Rhodium-plated hour, minute and seconds hands filled with luminous white (BGW9).
SS 316 L bracelet with diving buckle and extension. Solid end links on the bracelet fitted with screws in the links for easy sizing. 22 mm at the lugs and 20 mm at the buckle.
SW 200-1 Incabloc and Elaborate Execution.
Adjusted to 5 positions.
MADE IN SWITZERLAND
Kickstarter launch on June 2, 2020. Production of the watch will begin in July 2020 after successful funding on the platform. Pre-order price starts at $ 600 and the final sale price is $ 1000.
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Audric Watches Pte Ltd
77 High Street, # 09-11
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AUDRIC is a SWISS MADE watchmaking startup based in Singapore with a factory located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was founded in 2020 with the main aim of making high-end Swiss watches affordable.
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