In 2015, we launched the first Henry & Ashe watch on Kickstarter. Our goal was simple, to deliver a stunning timepiece constructed with high quality components at an affordable price. The response was truly humbling. We nearly tripled our funding goal and because of the amazing support from our backers, we were able to bring our watch to market and deliver them across the globe.
This year, we wanted to take everything we learned and deliver something even more amazing: The Legacy Automatic.
Our goal was to create a watch that fits perfectly in the Henry & Ashe family. The Legacy Automatic features a distinct second hand, stunning date display and a newly designed, limited edition caseback. We have also added quick release leather bands, so that you can change your look with ease.
Never change your watch battery again. We knew that we wanted our signature collection to feature an automatic movement. An automatic movement is a mechanical watch movement that is powered through the natural motion of your wrist. This means that when you purchase a Legacy Automatic batteries are not included… or needed!
At the heart of our watch is the remarkably accurate and reliable Miyota 9015 Movement. With a power reserve of ~42 hours, 24 jewels, hacking second hand and 28,800 vibrations per hour, the Miyota 9015 is the perfect movement for our watch.
Our case measures 40mm in diameter and 9mm thick. We pride ourselves in creating versatile watches that are perfect for every setting. We found that 40mm is the perfect dial size for that versatility. The case is made using 316L surgical grade stainless steel.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal will come standard on every Henry & Ashe. We have seen many campaigns make this feature a stretch goal. We believe this should be a standard feature on any luxury watch.
The secret is out. A watch purchased at a retailer is often marked up to 300% and beyond. We believe that it doesn’t have to be this way. At Henry & Ashe we manufacture and deliver our watches directly to you, without the markup. This allows you to purchase an heirloom quality mechanical timepiece for a fraction of what you would pay from a luxury retailer.
We look at Henry & Ashe as more than just a brand. It is truly a family. Without you, nothing is possible, and together anything is possible. As a crowdfunding campaign we are in the business of asking for pledges, but we think it’s only right to make one to you, our backers. Today, we take the pledge to deliver an amazing mechanical watch at an incredible value.