While the rise of Kickstarter campaigning in the past few years has undoubtedly changed the face of small-brand watchmaking dramatically, “ambitious” is not usually a word one could use to describe your typical Kickstarter timepiece. Most campaigners are content to use existing movements, basic designs, minimalist branding and “revolutionize the industry” marketing hype to propel their wares to success without truly breaking any ground.
The people behind Horage are not most campaigners. Since 2015, the Swiss-based micro-brand has developed their own in-house K1 caliber from the ground up, placing it in some very attractive sleeves like the Autark and the skeleton Array K1.
To learn more about the K1 caliber and the ambitious plans driving its development, read Introducing the K1 Caliber: Picking Up Where ETA Left Off and Visiting Horage in Biel, and a Look at Their New Array K1 Watch.
For their next step, however, Horage has swung for the fences; rather than a single new watch or movement, they’ve announced 48 at once. Yes, you read that correctly–48 distinct new offerings from a true micro-brand, all featuring an independently designed, in-house movement caliber. Enter the Horage Multiply: a new system aimed at maximizing the modular capabilities of the Horage K1 movement to the fullest possible extent–and now available through Kickstarter.