Progress of the TiMe22 Robusto

As we are getting close to finalizing the prototypes we would like to update you on the progress. Maybe some of you have kept track of the progress on Instagram or Facebook, but for the people that didn’t keep track we would like to give you a brief overview.

First prototype

The first prototype (precision quartz version) was made without the bracelet and the clasp so we had a clear view what the watch would look like, you can see in the photo’s below but I have to apologize for the poor picture quality since we only had an Iphone 4 available at that time.

TiMe22 Robusto prototype v20160419

Second prototype

At this time we thought the first prototype didn’t fully reflect our design perfectly therefore we implemented some changes; the dial was designed with rose-gold details (logo & marker edges), but where this looked great in the renders it didn’t look elegant in reality. We have changed these details to be matte steel/titanium colour and it looks like a million bucks now!
For the second prototype’s we have rebuild the first prototype to our liking and also constructed an automatic version with a Royal Blue dial instead of the Mocha dial from the precision prototype. For production both dials will be available on both models.

TiMe22 Robusto prototype v20160504

Again sorry for the poor photo quality.

Grade 5 titanium bracelet

On the moment we are finalizing the bracelet design and the clasp design and these will also both be in Grade-5 Titanium. We already made some renders to give you a look and feel for the final design, so in The end we will have a full Titanium Grade 5 watch.

TiMe22 Robusto precision royal blue - render
TiMe22 Robusto precision mocha - render

We expect that the prototypes will be finished any moment now and as soon as the prototypes are in and we confirm everything is according our ideas & specifications we will be able to plan the launch date on Kickstarter.

About Stefan Wessels (TiMe22 Co-founder)

Born (1970) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I spend up until my teen years in Hengelo where I went to kindergarten, elementary and secondary school. My parents and I moved to ‘s-Hertogenbosch where I completed my technical education in electronics. After obtaining my degree I did a fair share of traveling around the world as a field service engineer in the High-tech industry (mainly Semiconductors). I also lived abroad in Israel for four years where I worked for a semiconductor company and even now I’m still active in the Solar and Semiconductor industry as service manager at Tempress systems. In 2012 I got married (yes on 12-12-12!) to my wife Josephine and we have a lovely daughter named Elise. For the little spare time I have left I like to spend this on the golf-course and/or smoke cigars with my good friends. My favorite cigar My favorite cigars are the Padron 1964 Aniversario Exclusivo Maduro and COHIBA Piramides Extra. In 2015 my friend Marc and I started talking about our own unique watch design with unprecedented specifications and now we are ready to bring it to market together with you.

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