We hope all of you and your families are well and safe at this time. Over the past few weeks life in every corner of the globe has seen some radical changes. Here in Central Europe we are staying home to ensure that our elderly or those with compromised immune systems stay safe. For us at HORAGE we have worked together remotely for a very long time, however there still are a few adjustments needed to be made to this new way of living.
It’s without surprise that we have had to postpone our watch events for this spring where we hoped to connect with many of you. So many have said they were going to join, however we will just have to meet a little further down the road. Due to our inability to travel we have decided to extend the pre-order timeline until May 1st. However case number selection will not be available after April 1st as that was a primary driver for our early supporters to purchase early.
As always we are available to answer any question you might have either here, via email or on our social channels. All this time at home can be a little boring so why not spend some time talking watches 😉
Another update we have is our case back. The other week we had posted that we would be having to update the case back both for COSC certified and non-COSC certified watches. We were already working remotely at that time and we had a communication breakdown on what exactly was allowable on the COSC certified case back. Having discussed this with COSC we were informed we would not be able to write “COSC Certified” as we had originally hoped. However we could use “Chronometer Certified” as a few of you suggested and this is the naming we have now placed in production for the final COSC certified tourbillon case back.
For the regular case back we have include ADJ. 5 POS. +6/-4 SEC which meets COSC level accuracy within our own watchmaking facility in Biel, Switzerland.
Furthermore we have ran into a small obstacle with regards to the case back number. We had in our samples T000/000 as pictured on the case backs above, however we do not know the final number that will be produced and we do not want to guess as to the amount as a guess would mean we would have to over estimate rather than under. We could wait till all pre-orders are collected however we would not be able to complete the watches until December and that is too long to keep you waiting. We only want to produce what we receive from orders and to get your watches to you as soon as we can.
Our suggestion is to engrave “One Edition TXXX”. As and example, should you receive number 17 your case would then read “One Edition T017”. We will of course communicate the final number of watches produced when production is completed.
This past Saturday we were live on Instagram and had a great time walking everyone through our watch collection. This week we will be going live again and look forward to connecting with whoever is able to join in on the fun.
Until next time, stay home and healthy so we can all get out and see one another in the future months to come.