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Inspired by vintage racing chronographs, the VELOS is a  split-second flyback chronograph with the colorways of the Motorsport’s greatest liveries. Swiss-made ETA 251.294 FK quartz movement and box sapphire crystal.

Early Bird ~US$360

Kickstarter on 31 October / 1 Nov 2021:

Sydney / Melbourne – 1 Nov 2021 8am
K.Lumpur / Singapore – 1 Nov 2021 5am
London – 31 Oct 2021 9pm
New York – 31 Oct 2021 5pm
San Francisco – 31 Oct 2021 2pm

Case
316L Stainless Steel with brushed finish

Colorways
Gulf Racing, British Racing Green, Silver Arrow, Marlboro/Panda

Hands
Baton style hour and minutes hand, custom seconds hand with ALCADUS Logo. All covered in a photo-luminescent coating.

Luminescent
Swiss Super-LumiNova® on dial, hands and crown

Movement
Swiss ETA 251.294 FK

Lens
Box sapphire (with clear AR coating)

Included Straps
Premium Italian leather straps

Water Resistance
100 meters / 10 ATM / 330 ft

Dimensions
39 x 45.5mm

Thickness
12.2mm

Lug width
20mm

Crown
Screw-down, engraved ALCADUS logo with Luminescent applied

Warranty
2 years

The movement used in the VELOS is the Swiss-made ETA 251.294 FK quartz movement from ETA. This premium 27-jewel quartz movement from the ETA’s flatline range has a Flyback and Split-second function, which is unique and rarely seen in any chronograph  at this price point.
This allows the user to record multiple time intervals that start at the same time but do not end together. Mechanical split-seconds watches are very complex and expensive, while the quartz variety makes this unlikely feature accessible affordably.
A flyback chronograph is a complication watch, in which the user can use the reset function without the need to first stop the chronograph. The instant return of the counter to zero makes it possible to quickly restart the stopwatch function. This type of feature is typically synonymous with pilots and motor racing where speed, response and time itself is of the essence.
“Split-second” is sometimes referred to as rattrapante or doppelchronograph. Under the chronograph seconds hand is another hand. When the chronograph is started, they move in unison. When the pusher at 10 is pressed, the hidden hand underneath stops while the other continues, thus allowing one interval to be recorded. Press that extra pusher again and the stopped seconds hand catches up to the other seconds hand, which hasn’t stopped moving. This allows the user to record multiple time intervals that start at the same time but do not end together. Mechanical split-seconds watches are very complex and expensive, while the quartz variety makes this unlikely feature accessible affordably.

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