LIV Watches Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph Review

The Story Behind the Genesis X1

LIV Watches originally launched the Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph on Kickstarter, at the end of 2014. The goal of LIV was to bring a Swiss made chronograph under $600 to market. Were they successful? Well, the project was fully funded within 11 hours, and LIV managed to raise almost $200,000 in 4 weeks. The LIV Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph Kickstarter Project is the most backed Swiss Watch Project to date on Kickstarter.

The watch was created with “The LIV Man” in mind, someone who appreciates fine detail and his own sense of fashion not necessarily dictated by the big brands.

The company came up with their first watch design through a “Design Challenge” that they ran back in 2012, where they recruited and challenged designers to come up with watch designs suited to “The LIV Man” that would be able to retail at under $600. The winning design was the LIV Genesis X1 Watch.

Today, the Brooklyn-based company continues to establish itself as a “small, independent, boutique style brand with quality products.”

The LIV Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph Features

  • Movement Swiss Quartz Chronograph LIV Caliber 18
  • Case 316L Stainless Steel (coating depends on exact variation)
  • Case Size 45mm
  • Bezel 316L Stainless Steel (coating depends on exact variation)
  • Water Resistant Up to 300 m / 1000 ft
  • Case Back Screwed Down with Screws
  • Crystal Sapphire; Scratch Resistant
  • Dial Multi Layered; Three Dimensional
  • Crown Screwed Down

Product Reviews

There are product reviews on the LIV Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph Kickstarter comment section and on Amazon.

The LIV Genesis X1 Swiss Chronograph Variations

The watch comes in 5 Main Variations: All Black, All Gray, Limited Edition, Steel and Rose Gold.

All Black


All Gray


Limited Edition


Rose Gold and Steel





LIV Watches Kickstarter Project Raises over $65K in 3 Days

The LIV Watches Kickstarter Project is currently the most funded watch project on Kickstarter… With still another 26 days to go, the project has raised $65,609 to date.

The LIV Genesis X1, a Swiss made 1/10th of a second chrono, launched via Kickstarter, on Sunday September 28 2014. The project reached it’s funding goal of $30,000 within 11 hours of launch.

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