The second Tourbillon pre-order is back! We truly appreciate everyone's patience as we have been working non-stop on the development of the new Tourbillon 1 movement. Much has gone on since our first pre-order starting March 1st, 2020 specifically with us taking the entirety of the movement in-house. To recap and for those just discovering the Tourbillon 1 we had originally planned to work with another supplier on optimizing one of their movements. Due to some unforeseen circumstances we took it upon ourselves to build the movement entirely in-house. Our toolkit that has been shaped over the past 12 years of K1 movement development is enabling us to effectively initiate core processes to move the Tourbillon 1 project forward. We have literally gone from drawing board to the first parts arriving in our facility in less than four months. Marcella hard at work hand circular brushing each and every gear for Tourbillon 1 Our highly agile team with an undying spirit to overcome the impossible really are to thank for their incredible and continued work.
On October 17th we will begin the second pre-order round. Most of you know that this second pre-order run was originally scheduled in May this year, however Covid-19 has had an effect on every schedule and strategy as well as turning the entire industry upside down. Despite the negative impacts of this virus it actually was a catalyst of opportunity for our team. Had it not been for the challenges placed upon us we might not have ever delved deeper into engineering and manufacturing this movement in-house and in record time. Engineering a tourbillon is not to be taken lightly and although our team is very capable, the cost of production is extremely high. As we now have a tourbillon joining our family of movements we will see what other projects we can muster up in the years to come. For Tourbillon 1 we will start with our second pre-order and it will remain open until August 1st 2021. We will have recurring order phases with a specific quantity available. We do this as it takes an immense amount of time to prepare and assemble watches. On August 1st, 2021 we will close the order window as well as the opportunity to purchase the Tourbillon 1 forever. Chronometer certification was reserved to the first round of pre-orders, but there will be a few available for pre-order. However once they are gone they are gone. Simply send us a note when placing your order if you wish to purchase the chronometer certification option and we will upgrade as long as supplies last. The first 50 who purchase their Tourbillon 1 before November 14th, 2020 will receive their watches in March 2021. It’s first come, first serve. The pre-order will continue to remain open with small batches of watches being produced and delivered based on the below timeline. We have initiated such a structure as our team needs a significant amount of time to plan and assemble each round of watches. Order Windows October 17th - November 14th 2020 Delivery March 2021 November 15th to February 28th 2021 Delivery May 2021 March 1st to June 1st 2021 Delivery August 2021 June 2nd to August 1st 2021 Delivery December 2021
Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar. We look forward to providing continued updates as production ensues.
Till next time... Landon Stirling