There’s a lot of #breaktheinternet boasts going around lately, but few have actually managed to do so. The latest kickstarter campaign from Nadim Elgarhy and his Helgray Silverstone Chronograph however, has come closer than most. After just 38 minutes of going live, the campaign blew past it’s funding goal of $20,000. 6 days later, a goal of $100,000 with more than 400 backers was reached. *Mic drop.
Influenced by the racing chronographs from the 1960’s, the design is classic, functional and aesthetically beautiful. With a hybrid mechanical/quartz movement which keeps the cost at a minimum, the watch is available in 4 different face colors, a stainless steel bracelet and your choice of brown or black leather strap. At 40mm in diameter the watch is more modest in size than current chronographs, yet this only enhances it’s vintage look and feel.
The current lowest availability for backers is set at $250 ($100 off retail) which is still remarkably affordable for a watch like this. We’ve featured Kickstarter watch campaigns in the past (like Rossling & Co which was another creation by Nadim), but this one quite literally has us reaching for our wallets and throwing it at the monitor. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the watch lover in your life (i.e. you) the Helgray Silverstone Chronograph might be the perfect choice.