Italian firm’s Kickstarter success story brings timepiece to market

Italian company Meccaniche Veneziane is ready to introduce its Nereide GMT after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Becoming the most successful Italian project on the site, the Nereide GMT featured among the best projects of the day in its first 24 hours and secured its full funding within 30 seconds of launch.

Its community of backers from around the world then went on to raise around $350,000 in the first 180 minutes.

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The piece is an automatic Swiss-made GMT, the first to feature on Kickstarter, and is powered by an ETA 2893-2 movement.

Alberto Morelli, CEO and co-founder of Meccaniche Veneziane, said: “The uniqueness of this timepiece undoubtedly lies in its lively colors and meaningful concept. In fact, Nereide GMT represents the brand’s wish to give birth to a project able to embody our territory’s adventurous spirit.”

Meccaniche Veneziane is an Italian brand that deals with the production of Swiss Made watches with designs, inspired by Venetian hallmarks and by Venice’s history and heritage.

A limited amount of watches have already been produced. However, due to the high demand the Italian company is about to begin a higher scale production to ensure pieces are sent out in time for the February 2019 deadline.

So far, with 12 days still to go, 841 backers have raised $600,000 of the original $17,500 goal.

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