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Four Fresh Faces for LIV’s Breakthrough

- By Chase Monico (PA) 5/31/18

LIV GX PILOT
Image of the LIV GX PILOT. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

Microbrand LIV set the bar for Swiss watches on Kickstarter when it raised 1.1 million dollars for its GX1-A and then raised even more with the highest crowdfunded Swiss watch, The Rebel, which received 1.7 million dollars in funding—3.2 million dollars from 5,809 backers in a considerably short period of time. Now LIV is unveiling its fourth Kickstarter campaign, The Breakthrough, bringing four new watches to its lineup of rugged but stunning watches.

LIV GX PILOT

Front view of the LIV GX PILOT. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

Its first watch is the GX P51 Swiss Auto Chronograph (limited to 500 pieces) is a pilot’s watch dedicated to World War II’s P51 Mustang, featuring a titanium case, ceramic bezel, 100-meter water resistance, and sapphire crystal for the front and back of the watch. The movement used in this watch is a 25-jewel Sellita SW 500 Swiss automatic chronograph. The watch is US$1,170 (Super Early Bird) and US$1,190. A non-titanium version of this pilot’s watch will also be available with 1,000 pieces at US$970 (Super Early Bird) and US$990. This watch definitely speaks back to the P51 Mustang, including a small emblem with a silhouette of this iconic plane.

LIV GX PILOT Case Back
Back view of the LIV GX PILOT. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.
LIV GX PILOT
Image of the LIV GX PILOT. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

SPECIFICATIONS

Movement: Sellita SW 500 Swiss automatic chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Number of jewels: 25
12-hour chronograph functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Date displayed in window - quick set
Water resistance: 100 meters
Luminescence - BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal - scratch resistant and antireflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case (non-titanium version)
Screwed-down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV GX CHRONO
Image of the LIV GX CHRONO. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

An automatic chronograph inspired by the GX1 is the watch that many fans of LIV have been asking for since the original Kickstarter. LIV is delivering that wish with the GX Swiss Auto Chronograph. This watch features the same Sellita SW 500 featured in the GX P51 with a multilayered chronograph style. The depth given to this watch with this three-dimensional appearance of the dials gives the GX Chrono a very unique look. This chronograph is limited to 1,000 pieces for US$770 (Super Early Bird) and US$790.

LIV GX CHRONO
Image of the LIV GX CHRONO. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.
LIV GX CHRONO
Image of the LIV GX CHRONO. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

SPECIFICATIONS

Movement: Sellita SW 500 Swiss automatic chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Number of jewels: 25
12-hour chronograph functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Date displayed in window - quick set
Water resistance: 100 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence - BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal - scratch resistant and antireflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case
Screwed-down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV GX DIVER
Image of the LIV GX DIVER. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

The GX Divers Swiss Automatic is for the truly fearless diver. The watch features a superb 300 meter/1,000 feet water resistance, a 25-jewel ETA 2824 Swiss automatic movement, a ceramic rotating bezel, Incabloc Shock Protection, and an Etachron Regulator. The sapphire crystal featured on this watch contains a Cyclops that enlarges the date on the watch. This watch has a very tough look that gives the appearance of a proper instrument that any diver would appreciate. Limited to 1,000 pieces at US$470 (Super Early Bird) and US$490.

LIV GX DIVER
Image of the LIV GX DIVER. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.
LIV GX DIVER
Image of the LIV GX DIVER. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

SPECIFICATIONS

Movement: ETA 2824 Swiss automatic
Power reserve: 40 hours
Number of jewels: 25
Special features: Incabloc Shock Protection, Etachron Regulator, Stone Lever Escapement, Quick Set Date
Water resistance: 300 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence - BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal - scratch resistant and antireflective
Skeleton back
316L stainless steel case
Screwed-down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

LIV GX ALARM
Image of the LIV GX ALARM. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

The GX Alarm is LIV’s most accessible watch priced at only $270 for the Kickstarter Super Early Bird and $290 after the Kickstarter with 1,000 pieces available. It features a RONDA startech Caliber 4120.B movement, 100-meter water resistance, 50-month battery life, multifunction alarm, and genuine sapphire crystal.

LIV GX ALARM
Image of the LIV GX ALARM. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.
LIV GX ALARM
Image of the LIV GX ALARM. Photo courtesy of LIV Watches.

SPECIFICATIONS

Movement: RONDA startech Caliber 4120.B
Standard battery life: 50 months
Special features: 2 eyes, multifunction, alarm, big date, small second, very easy handling by one pusher
Water resistance: 100 meters
Three-dimensional multilayered sandwich dial
Luminescence - BGW9 on hands and large indexes
Genuine sapphire crystal - scratch resistant and antireflective
316L stainless steel case
Screwed-down case back with four screws
Screw in crown

The Breakthrough is the perfect name for this line up of Kickstarter watches that have something to offer for any watch lover. Each of these beautiful timepieces would easily fit into any collection, and with LIV’s record of its past Kickstarters, many people seem to agree. All of these timepieces are gorgeous, from the dials of the GX P51 pilot’s watch to the quirky textured pattern on the hardcore GX Diver, and with the time-tested Swiss-made movements featured in these watches, it is clear they are a rugged set of luxury tools.

In less than 24 hours LIV watches easily met its $30,000 goal but it's not too late to become a member of the LIV family. check out its fourth Kickstarter campaign, The Breakthrough, which ends June 29, 2018.

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