Design Watch Independent Switzerland (DWISS) started as a crowdfunded campaign on kickstarter. Founded by Rafael Simoes Miranda, who has been designing watches since 2006, DWISS launched as a kickstarter campaign in 2017 and broke new ground in the watch industry. The Swiss brand of authentic and unique Swiss made timepieces is a pioneer in the watch industry with its innovative use of new materials and developing new ways of selling luxury watches. Every watch is instantly memorable and iconic with its unique design and the company produces limited-edition luxury watches using the highest-grade Swiss movements and craftsmanship. The company developed the first ever watch made out of Niobium (Nb1Zr - 99% Niobium, 1% Zirconium) with the model CLASSIQUE, created exclusively for the Brazilian mining company CBMM. DWISS is also one of the first watch companies to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for its watches.