Koen Corsa

Koen originated with the intention of bringing a quality automotive watch at a price that everyone can afford.

Andrew Eick Fashion January 16, 2018 at 11:07 am
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Koen originated in Frisco, Texas with the intention of bringing an automotive-themed watch to market at a price that any person could afford. Most modern and classic automotive watches are produced by some of the largest and most expensive watch brands, putting them out of reach of most people. Koen strives to bring the latest styles and innovations to those just starting on their collection as well as the most ardent watch enthusiast.

 

 SMOKE EDITION

 MIDNIGHT EDITION

 LIMITER EDITION

 SPECIFICATIONS:

– Miyota 8n24 Automatic Movement  

– 46mm Case size  

– 22mm Strap/Bracelet size  

– 10 ATM/330 Feet Water Resistance  

– 316L Stainless Steel Case 

– 316L Stainless Steel Bracelet  

– Brushed Gunmetal Ion Plated finish  

– Butterfly Clasp

– Seamless Bracelet  

– Screw Down Crown  

– Sapphire Crystal dial window  

– Sapphire Crystal Exhibition window  

– Super-Luminova Hands and Numbers    

– 2 Year Limited Warranty

At Koen, we use only the highest quality materials such as surgical stainless steel, sapphire glass, carbon fiber, to bring you a timepiece that will perform at their best for years. We are pushing the envelope with designs that never go out of style. Our ultimate goal being to combine the essence of the automobile and the function of classic watches, two of the most artistic pieces of machinery that are driven by gears and physics, into a timepiece you will be proud to wear.

The dial of the Corsa watch is its most unique and original feature. Inspired by the 458 Italia tachometer, the Corsa provides the wearer a sense of speed and performance that no other watch can provide. It is a reflection of the supercars of today and tomorrow.

The movement is the brain of the watch. We have chosen the Miyota 8n24 movement for its accuracy as well as its beauty. The Miyota 8n24 boasts 21 jewels, a BPH of 21,600, and a power reserve of over 40 hours. The Miyota 8n24 is a reliable workhorse that will provide you with years of dependable service.

 MIYOTA 8N24 DIAGRAM

The case is constructed of 316L surgical grade stainless steel, providing superior corrosion resistance as well as a silky-smooth surface. You will find 316L  stainless steel is used in some of the most expensive watches in the world. Our case also features an exhibition back, providing a window into the movement and the complexity of the watch itself. 

 COLOR MATCHING EXHIBITION CASE BACK

The watch face is encapsulated under a sapphire crystal lens.  We made sure we did not sacrifice anything in our choice of glass. Our custom sapphire crystal not only covers the face of the watch but also serves as the back, exhibition window. Extremely scratch resistant and durable, sapphire crystal is the only choice for Corsa watches.

The design of the crown was important to us in maintaining the look and feel of the watch. Using a screw-down crown provides a strong, easy to use means to set and adjust your watch. Screw-down crowns also protect against accidental changes to the time. The crown is made out of the same 316L stainless steel that makes up the case of the watch.

We wanted a seamless strap that seemed as if it were a continuous loop on your wrist, no matter which way you looked at it. We achieved this by utilizing a butterfly clasp with dual locking points. In keeping with the design case and crown, we made the strap using the same high-quality 316L stainless steel.

The illumination of the watch is an important element. It allows you to easily see the time, day or night and gives the watch a unique look in low light. Using very bright Swiss Super Lumi-Nova, each hour and minute hand is illuminated, as well as the numbers on the Smoke and Midnight editions. 

The Limiter edition gets a special touch. Rather than illuminating the numbers, we illuminated the inner ring giving the watch a consistent look in both daylight and darkness. (Picutre not available yet)

You are putting a race-inspired watch on your wrist, so we wanted to showcase your watch in a very special box. Completely wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl, the box will be lined with PU leather with custom stitching that will make it look as if it is sitting in the seat of a luxurious automobile. Underneath the watch will be a small area to contain the extra strap as well as warranty card and manual.

After much debate within our design team, we have come to the decision to include a premium leather strap with the watch you purchase. Made of high-quality leather, this strap will let you sport your watch on any occasion. Whether wearing it to a classy event or just going to the grocery store, we want you to be able to do so style.

We want to continue to bring a new style, color, and design to your wrist. With our goals set for our 3 current Corsa models already, we wanted to give you the additional opportunity to match your outfit or car in style. We will be bringing 4 new colors to you if our stretch goals are hit. We are excited that this will allow us to offer more options for choosing your watch!

Our mission is to make your wrist feel as if it should be gripping the leather of a high-speed supercar and zooming off into the distance, without having to pay for it.  Promising a watch that will stand out from the crowd and complement your garage as well as your style.

 We want to set you apart from the typical watch collector and add something unique and exotic to your collection. With aggressive styling and quality materials, you will not be disappointed.

Risks and challenges

One of the largest risks taken with this watch is the very aggressive design that truly caters to the automotive enthusiast. With such a strong presence in the “gearhead” community, the Corsa has been a tribute to the street motorist, and the professional racers alike. With such a definitive design and style, the Corsa is one of the very rare watches that truly emulates an exotic race car. Making this watch from scratch was no easy task. Constant changes made to the case, the dial, and the overall design was very tedious but rewarding. With the final design and prototype in our hands, we were able to get some true focus group and public opinion. With the amount of positive feedback and numerous compliments, we knew we had found the design to last for ages. Another challenge we face is dealing with quality control and timing. We want to get you these beautiful watches in a timely manner but we don’t want to miss any imperfections. Our manufacturer has been producing watches for decades and has proven its quality and timely execution to meet our standards. But in any large order, not everything can be perfect and hiccups do arise. We plan on meeting any delays head on and correcting any issues our customers or manufacturer run into. By keeping in constant communications as well as staying on top of our orders and pledges, we promise to make sure we fulfill every one of our customer’s needs.

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