Versatilely sized at 39mm. Sapphire crystal lens. Swiss automatic movement. Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent on hands, dial and watch crown. 10 ATM WR. And drilled lug holes. The OPUS is everything you love about an elegant and understated timepiece.
Inspired by Aviation Cockpit Instruments
Up in the sky, it’s just you and the clouds, the wings on either side of you, and the boom of the jet behind you. Adventure is all around you, and the world is yours for the taking. If you ask pilots who have racked up a lot of flying hours what they think about the wild blue yonder, many of them will tell you that it isn’t something they think of as separate from themselves – that after you have been up in the sky long enough, your hands on the joystick, tapping out buttons on your instrument panel, you and the clouds and the plane and the cockpit all merge into one.
Yes, it’s incredible to think about.
Drawing inspiration from cockpit instruments designs and the magic of flight, the OPUS line of watches by ALCADUS make a bold statement about who you are as a person, what you value, and the kind of life that you are living. Featuring a sapphire crystal lens, a venerable Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement, and Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent hands, dial, and watch crown, these watches are durable, resistance up to 10 ATM and 100m water submersion. You can change out the strap easily because of the drilled lug holes, and size at 39mm, the design is versatile, suited to a wide range of occasions and settings.
Reduced to its simplest components – the true bare essentials – the luminosity of the Swiss Super-LumiNova feature makes this a watch that you can take with you everywhere you go, relying on it and depending on it completely – with your life if necessary.
In a traditional Flieger watch, the triangular index at 12 O’clock position enables the pilot to quickly determine the upward orientation of the watch in the dark. Substituting the traditional triangular index with the ALCADUS logo, the OPUS 39 puts a new spin on this design. In addition, there is another subtle ALCADUS logo in the seconds hands, and calling back to the watch crown designed for pilots wearing thick gloves and flight suit, the OPUS 39 features a similar watch crown.
Molded from marine grade 316L stainless steel, the 39mm OPUS is coated with a high tech scratch-resistant coating with a hardness of 800 HV (four times the average 200 HV of uncoated stainless steel), so you can wear this watch for years on end.
Discover the three debut models
All models are individually numbered on case back and
strictly limited to 300 pieces worldwide.
All OPUS collection comes with
- One (1) brushed 316L stainless steel bracelet
- One (1) handcrafted premium Italian top-grain leather strap of your choice
There are several premium strap and bracelet options that come with the OPUS 39, each featuring a quick-release mechanism for easy changing and minimum risk of scratching.
The straps and bracelet is 20mm width at the lug and tapers elegantly to 16mm at buckle. All straps and bracelets comes with a brushed finished buckle with relief-engraved logo.
The OPUS is made for strap changes. You have the option to add an extra strap to complement your OPUS. There will be 4 strap options offered initially, and more will be added to the online store. Simply add your favorite straps and more items into your order before we start to ship your pre-orders.
The OPUS 39 is water resistant up to 100m / 333ft / 10 ATM, much greater than the 30m water resistance rating common to most pilot watches.
From the wilderness to the ballroom, the OPUS 39 will never look out of place.
Inspired by the Brave Voyages of Yesteryear
A true piece of vintage art, the OPUS 39 features a box-shaped crystal that sticks out beyond the case edge/bezel, an improvement on the easily-scratched plexiglass (acrylic glass) previously common to box-shaped watches lenses.
Sapphire Crystal – Just Try to Break It
Extraordinarily hard, the sapphire crystal used in the OPUS 39 is virtually unbreakable, rivaled only by the diamond in terms of hardness and scratch resistance.
More Affordable than Ever
Normally, box-shaped crystal is found only in watches that cost upwards of $2,000-3,000, but when you reserve the OPUS 39 through this campaign, you are getting it at a fraction of the price.
Anti-Reflective the Smart Way
There are five layers of anti-reflective coating applied to the top lens to prevent glare – not on both sides, as that can lead to scratching. Instead, the OPUS 39 features an inner anti-reflective coating.
Swiss ETA 2824 Movement
World-famous for consistency and reliability, this is a Swiss movement that has gone down in the annals of history as a notable feat of engineering. To us, there was just no other option when we were designing the OPUS 39.
The first batch of pre-orders will be assembled with an ETA 2824 elaboré with customized skeletonized rotor with engraved with ALCADUS logo.
Self-winding mechanism (automatic)
28,800 bph (4 Hz)
Daily rate: +/-7 sec/day
Positional error: +/-20 sec/day.
Hours, Minutes, Seconds (Hacking), Date
Crafted with Pride
Sourcing only the finest raw materials, we at ALCADUS assemble our watches with pride, paying close attention to details and developing all our components (other than the movement) from scratch. Stock pieces? Catalog components? Absolutely not! Those would be antithetical to what ALCADUS stands for, and we would never dream of going outside our firm for our components.
Strong Warranty Protection
Every ALCADUS watch comes with a 2+1 years warranty that covers the hands, dial, and watch movement from any issues arising during normal use and from any manufacturing defects. We guarantee that all parts will be available for at least ten years – even if the model sells out.
All ALCADUS watches come with an NFC-enabled warranty card. This card is used for authenticity and warranty check.
Your warranty will be extended 1 year (3 years total) when you authenticate your purchase using the NFC-enabled warranty card.
On top of that, your ALCADUS watch will remain serviceable even after the warranty period expires. That’s our service guarantee.
Your OPUS comes with a free premium handmade and hand-stitched leather watch roll – a $129 value. This is another piece of outstanding luxury from ALCADUS, the exterior layer made from black supple premium Nappa leather and the interior layer made from gray-toned premium suede leather, selected and curated to keep your watches safe no matter what. Each rolls holds up to three watches, the cases up to 46mm fitting snugly inside.
316L Stainless Steel with scratch-resistant coating, brushed finish with polished bezel
Jet Black – Black Lacquered Finish (Glossy), Phantom Grey – Full-lumed (Matte), Argent White – White Lacquered Finish (Glossy)
Sword style hours hand, baton style minutes hand and custom seconds hand with ALCADUS Logo. All covered in a photo-luminescent coating except the Grey full-lumed dial version. Flame-blued hands on white dial version.
Swiss Super-LumiNova® on dial, hands and crown
ETA 2824 (elaboré) with customized skeletonized rotor
Box sapphire on top (with 5 layers of clear AR coating), flat sapphire on display see-through caseback
Stainless steel bracelet,, premium Italian leather straps / nubuck strap
100 meters / 10 ATM / 333 ft
39 x 45.5mm
13.3mm (including 2mm thick box sapphire crystal)
20mm (with drilled lug holes)
Screw-down, engraved ALCADUS logo with Luminescent applied
2 + 1 years
Integrated rubber strap (stretch goal)
ALCADUS Watch Co. was founded by a man who understood the travails of watch collecting / appreciation on a budget all too well. A husband and a father, Yook Hong is also a former Seiko modder. After five years spent modifying classic Seiko timepieces for discerning collectors looking for an individual edge, he has put his knowledge to the test by creating the ALCADUS OPUS Collection.
Hello. Thank you for joining me here. I have spent a lot of time over the years, a lot of sleepless nights spent trying to figure out the next big thing. Has it all been worth it? Of course it has. Through all the sacrifices, through any doubt I may have experienced, I always knew that a tremendous idea would come to me one day. Finally, it has, and I am proud to present it to you.
The OPUS 39 is a watch that makes a bold statement about who you are as a person, what you value, and the kind of life that you are living. Featuring a sapphire crystal lens, a venerable Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement, and Swiss Super-LumiNova luminescent hands, dial, and watch crown, these watches are durable, resistance up to 10 ATM and 100m water submersion. You can change out the strap easily because of the drilled lug holes, and size at 39mm, the design is versatile, suited to a wide range of occasions and settings.
Reduced to its most simplest components – the true bare essentials – the luminosity of the Swiss Super-LumiNova feature makes this a watch that you can take with you everywhere you go, relying on it and depending on it completely – with your life if necessary.
Available in three colors – Argent White, Jet Black, and Phantom Gray – the OPUS 39 is available through Kickstarter exclusively for the time being, just until I can hit my minimum order quantities, and it’s available at a discount too – so act now. Go ahead and read on to learn all about the OPUS 39 and claim yours while supplies last.
I hope that you enjoy wearing it just as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
Elegance Meets Versatility
The All-Rounder Dressy Tool Watch
The OPUS is thoughtfully designed and crafted to be a versatile dressy tool / field watch that is simple, durable and legible. Whether you are scaling a snow-topped mountain, exploring the jungle, big expedition to the unknown land or desk-diving in a temperature-controlled environment, OPUS is the timepiece that is made to be worn and enjoyed.
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Timeline for the ALCADUS Debut Model
For the Limited Early Bird Discounts
The retail price for OPUS Collection (with ETA 2824) will be US$ 897+.
The Early Bird pre-order pricing of the OPUS is US$ 627 (30% off retail price). A watch with similar specification of other luxury brands would cost US$ 1500 and above.
We are able to offer you this price because our direct-to-consumer model through our online store, thus eliminating the huge margin taken by distributors.
To say thanks, we are offering the OPUS 39 at a discount through this pre-order campaign in addition to access to our design team and deals on other watches that we release through ALCADUS in the future.