Ikepod will soon be releasing a more affordable version of its automatic Megapod watch. The watch brands is set for its 26th year on the market and has previously seen collaborations with the likes of Jeff Koons and KAWS. While positioning and manufacturing have changed for the cult watch brand, nothing about their iconic approach to watch design has.
With new dials dressed by Alexandre Peraldi, the former Artistic Director at Baume & Mercier, the new Ikepod Megapod will retain its 46mm case and silicone bracelet, but is now powered by a Japanese Miyota 9039 movement and is assembled in Hong Kong. The new changes allow for the watches price to be lowered to 1,250 CHF ($1,275 USD), from its former 12,500 CHF ($12,725 USD) price tag.
Set for a Kickstarter pre-order on March 24, the Megapod will have a special first contributor rate of CHF 740 ($750 USD) with two percent of sales going to Swiss public hospitals. For more info, head over to Ikepod’s dedicated Megapod page.
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