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Introducing The Ikepod Megapod Automatic

Introducing The Ikepod Megapod Automatic

Speedy Take

Those with an inclination for Ikepod’s significant blend of idiosyncrasy and Teutonic plan have another Kickstarter to look at. The mission is looking for pre-request financing for another programmed model called the Megapod with a wide exhibit of dial renditions and a worth based value point. For the individuals who might be ignorant, after the first Ikepod brand shut everything down in 2012 (subsequent to having been established in 1994 by Marc Newson and Oliver Ike), the brand was renewed in Hong Kong at a more open value point by Christian-Louis Col in 2017. In 2018, the brand took to Kickstarter and raised more than CHF 350,000 for the formation of two quartz-based models, the Duopod and the Chronopod. For the Megapod, the organization is the equivalent however with a mechanical heart. 

Introductory Thoughts

While we regularly maintain a strategic distance from Kickstarter crusades, Ikepod isn’t your standard Kickstarter brand, and it merits featuring that their styling is currently accessible both at a lower value point and (soon) with a mechanical development (accepting effective financing, obviously). Being offered in 11 diverse dial varieties, the Megapod is unquestionably suitably named as its stunning steel case is 46mm wide and some 18.25mm thick. Given the carry less plan, I would expect the width won’t feel as significant as the tallness (Ikepod says it wears like 42-43mm on wrist), yet in any case, this is positively a watch for an enormous wrist or for somebody who just loves a robust wrist presence. 

Priced at CHF 740 (or CHF 7,590 in the event that you need every one of the 11 potential adaptations, including a dial that is interesting to the eleven watch pack), the Megapod has a sapphire gem, a non-screw down crown, 50m water obstruction, and a Miyota 9039 programmed development. With no date (and no apparition date position on the crown), the 9093 offers a 42-hour power save, a 4 Hz rate, and can be seen through a mineral precious stone caseback. The individuals who decide to back the Kickstarter will get to the Megapod at a 41% rebate compared to its possible retail cost (of around CHF 1,040). 

Additional subtleties (many) and creation plans for each model are accessible at the Kickstarter interface underneath. While there is in every case some danger in sponsorship a Kickstarter – simply get some information about the astounding USB-C charger I ought to have had a half year back – a task like this from Ikepod feels comparably protected as any. For those that consistently needed a piece of the brand’s famous plan for their wrist, it’s certainly worth a nearer look. 

The Basics

Brand: Ikepod

Model: Megapod

Diameter: 46mm

Thickness: 18.25mm

Case Material: 316L steel

Dial Color: dark, blue, white – a few variations (11 total)

Lume: Yes, on hands

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Black silicone strap

The Movement

Caliber: Miyota 9039

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Diameter: 26mm

Thickness: 3.90mm

Power Reserve: ~42 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 28,800 vph

Jewels: 24

Valuing & Availability

Price: CHF 740

Availability: Assuming fruitful mission subsidizing, the watches are scheduled to dispatch November 2020.

Limited Edition: Some renditions are restricted inside the extent of the campaign. 

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