Cases have arrived!! Another big step forward for Mission Tourbillon as our cases and case backs have arrived for us to share with you. For those of you just joining the conversation or those that might have missed one of our previous posts we will give you a little overview on case options available.
We had earlier communicated an option of either a titanium or stainless steel case. From the successes of our other HORAGE watches we know there are those that prefer titanium over stainless and vice versa. The suggestion of titanium grade 5 has been made to provide a very light tourbillon and this material in our opinion matches the low profile case as well all know tourbillons can become quite thick. For those that love stainless we of course made it an option, but not just any stainless, we have decided to work with 904L which is the same stainless steel used in our Omnium watches and of course the stainless steel Rolex has marketed as a premium option over 316 grade stainless steel.
Taking things a step further we have come up with either a polished or brushed version of the case in both material choices. It is the bezel that is showing the brushed or polished look so keep your eyes fixed there. The case back itself will remain the same for both polished and brushed versions.
The polished look of the titanium gives a slightly subdued and almost satin look to the polished look. However one must keep in mind that for titanium this is a superbly done polished look.
Titanium Case Back
We decked out the case back with COSC Certified as it may be a viable option for those that wish to have theirs certified. More to come on that, but for now have a look at this beautiful case back.
Moving along to the 904L stainless steel there is a subtle difference in that the look it is more brilliant over the titanium. For those that look for a heavier feel to the watch and more brilliance then the 904L stainless steel is a great choice.
Onto the brushed stainless steel. The bezel like as with the titanium is the place to look.
One can really see the brilliance of the 904L when looking at the case back. Also you might take notice that one of the names we were throwing around early on was Apogee. The name of this watch is still up for debate. We still like K-TOU as it fits with our internal naming convention, but not being ones to do things in a traditional way we would love you feedback.
There is a lot to consider just with the Titanium vs. Stainless debate and after adding in a Brushed vs. Polished we have decided to make them all options for you to choose from. This means when you place your order you can select your case material of choice and decide whether you prefer brushed or polished, but for the sake of debate please let us know in the comments what you prefer and why. We always love a good amount of positive banter.
We truly want to present this project at an insane price for a Swiss Made Tourbillon. To do so we need your help to spread the word. Please share this post, invite your friends to join the forum and let us know if you are part of any watch clubs that would like to see the tourbillon in person on our up coming world tour.
Till next time...