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OVD Watches stands for exceptional and groundbreaking watch design. After the Hong Kong brand has already completed nine successful Kickstarter campaigns, the next watch follows, which is called Atlantiz. It is inspired by the fabled sunken city of Atlantis, which archaeologists and adventurers have been searching for since ancient times.
The OVD team is known for taking unconventional approaches when it comes to design their watches, and its latest model is no exception. The Atlantiz is the first watch with a heat activated dial! You’ll notice what this means as soon as the temperature exceeds the 28 °C / 83 °F mark. As if out of nowhere, ring structures become visible that resemble the ground plans of the city of Atlantis, which Plato already described in ancient times and located in the Atlantic Ocean. Their fate should be known to everyone. As punishment for their arrogance, Atlantis had to perish.
Ricky Lam, designer of Atlantiz and founder of OVD, has been passionate about the saga of the lost city for years. About half a year ago, he began intensive research. It took sketches, prototypes and many hours of work to get to the finished model . The end result is something to be proud of: a modern diver’s watch with a breathtaking design, exquisite materials and high-quality workmanship. Just how much attention to detail has gone into the Atlantiz becomes clear when you look at the dial, whose ring structure seems to surface at over 28 °C / 83 °F. Here, Atlantean numerals tell the time.
When buying an Atlantiz watch, you can choose between six model variants in the 43 millimeter format. They bear sonorous names like “Throne,” “Aqua Wolf” or “Mahi Mahi.” There are differences in the color design of the case and the illuminated bezel. Apart from that, however, all model variants of the Atlantiz offer a case that embodies sportiness and functionality. Titanium protects the watch under water and its lightness makes it comfortable to wear. With a screw-down crown, rotating bezel, helium valve, illuminated indices and water resistance to 300 meters, the Atlantiz is also suitable for demanding dives at greater depths. What also stands out is the rustic wooden box with its own charm, in which each individual Atlantiz is delivered.
The new Titanium diver’s watch is a positive example of how to deal with the aftermath of the Corona Pandemic. The OVD team has used the decelerated daily routine to create a fundamentally new design.
Now the launch has started and the first goal is to reach the first campaign goal of HK$70000. However, this should not be a difficult task for OVD. The Super Early Bird price is HK$2480, the Kickstarter Special is HK$2680. If the campaign goal is reached, the planned production will start in May. Customers can then look forward to their first Atlantiz at the end of 2021.