Advance crowdfunding sale conditions
The financing of the Mach 33 collection came about within a few hours. Crowdfunding is still running until 19 July. Since we are a Swiss company, located in Zurich, we wanted to be sure German-speaking fans were also able to take part in this exclusive journey, thus why we are offering the collection on our website in advance at the same time as the Kickstarter and under the same conditions.
We plan to create, build and send the watches before Christmas*. Those that have bought a watch, such as those who supported the crowdfunding, will be kept up to date on how the building of the watches and when they will be sent out via a monthly email. Werenbach already has had a very successful crowdfunding project in 2017, with fans hugely satisfied with how we informed them of the states of their watches, when they arrived, and of course, the watches themselves. We will be doing the same again with the MACH 33.
* Since delivery date depends on several producers, the date cannot be guaranteed. The specified deadline, however, corresponds to the usual production deadline we have found. If there is a delay, the amount paid can be reclaimed.
The watches of the MACH 33 are available in three different types of models: Sport, Classic & Special and in two case sizes: 42mm and 38mm.
The Sport Models
The Classic Models
The Special Models
The name MACH 33 corresponds to the necessary escaping velocity (escape velocity) on the earth to overcome the gravitation.
Our highest goal in the development of the MACH 33 collection was to create a Werenbach To create a clock that is affordable for everyone. We also want to introduce a new technology that will be groundbreaking for our brand. Therefore, all watches have a real piece of rocket material and more recently also a chip, with which it is possible to connect via smartphone directly into the ISS Live HD stream. A new digital experience – and a world first.
Thanks to a long-term experiment aboard the ISS, it is possible to take in the same perspective as our astronauts. Four cameras transmit different perspectives to the world below and allow you through your phone to access all that they see.
ISS – Livestream
High Definition Earth Viewing system (HDEV)
This is a long-term experiment conducted by NASA on the ISS. Four cameras broadcast live images from four different perspectives along the space station.
- Live images are transmitted only when the ISS is on the Earth’s “day side” – every 45 minutes. If the ISS is on the “night side” of the Earth, NASA’s stored videos will be displayed.
- If the cameras are being switched over (for example, from camera 1 to camera 2), there may be an interruption in the transmission for a short time.
- The four cameras are in the direction of flight forward, down and two facing backwards.
- Also, please note that the HDEV system may one day be turned off (for example, if the space station ever is to be replaced). Should this happen, we will inform users and grant access to other content.
We incorporate real space rocket material into each of our watches - otherwise it wouldn’t be a Werenbach. The material itself comes from a Russian Soyuz rocket (MS-02) that transported three astronauts to the International Space Station and was recovered by hand in the Kazakh steppe, before being transported to Switzerland and put at the heart of the watches.
A special feature of this collection is the casing. Milled from a metal block and as a single one-piece - called monocoque housing. It has no watch back or bezel and is also screwless. Beautiful and simple, the case is of extraordinary quality.
The watches of the MACH 33 are available in two case sizes: 42mm and 38mm. The smaller watch cases are for those with narrow wrists, men or women, in the style of a sport-wear-sized watch.
With the new collection, Werenbach launches a whole series of new bands, allowing for the watches to be more individualized or upgraded depending on the supporter’s choices. Bands range from a high-quality steel bracelet to a luxury NATO strap – see the Kickstarter page for more details.
To realize this collection, we have teamed up with international production partners from across the globe. From us in Switzerland comes the concept, design, planning and quality assurance. The NFC technology and dials are from Germany. The movements are from Japan (Seiko). The cases are from a top production factory in Hong Kong. The rocket itself was originally from Russia (and then recovered from Kazakhstan). All made by humans on Earth.