The tourbillon Pre-Order is off to the races and it is so great to see how many of you have supported this project. Thank you from all of us at HORAGE it puts a smile on our faces knowing you will enjoy these watches as much as we love making them.
We can’t get enough of the configurator and seeing all the options that can be made and it has been interesting to see the many different options people have chosen.
This past week we skipped a Tuesday update as we have been head down fielding questions from customers and media alike. In addition we returned from our events in Taipei and Singapore which we had an absolutely great time at. The response from the community on those two island nations was more than we could ask for. Thank you to iwatchome and DXM watch for organizing our event in Taipei and thank you to The Watch Club Asia for hosting us at their first annual club meetup.
Since returning back home we have also been busy finalizing the case back to the tourbillon. The case back we had on our tour was for sample purposes only and we will be updating it with the below image.
You will notice that changes have been made to both the name and the certification area. The name was a difficult one for us to decide upon. There were so many great option for names that in the end we felt that we should stick to the complication and name this watch Tourbillon 1. As we have continually made mention to we will not produce this tourbillon after the pre-orders are in and it will be limited to the exact amount on pre-order.
For those of you that ordered or will order the COSC upgrade you will receive documentation of your COSC upgrade after the watch is certified by them. COSC certification is exclusive to each piece and that means that we cannot have COSC Certified on the case back for every single watch as not all pieces will have certification.
However for those that have paid for COSC certification your watches will have the Chronometer Certified or Certified Chronometer on the case back.
Regarding to new case back for those that do not purchase the COSC upgrade, adjusted 5 positions +6/-4 seconds as seen on the new case back means that our watch has been tested in-house to reach COSC level accuracy. The Adjusted (ADJ) 5 Positions (POS) means the watch has been tested in the same 5 positions as COSC does and that the watch performs at +6/-4 seconds in each of those positions, which is the requirement for COSC level accuracy.
Once we receive the case back from production we will create some new photographs and share with you.
It should be noted again that we have decided exclusively upon 904L Stainless Steel and solid 18K gold cases. The reasoning for this is the performance qualities and aesthetics of both of these metals for a tourbillon. Titanium’s primary advantage is weight reduction, however the stainless steel watch at just 52 grams impressed us and furthermore the brilliance of the watch really stood out after many weeks of handing and shipping around the world. We work with our Swiss supplier for our 904L stainless steel and as a premium steel it fits very well to our story of creating one of the greatest value Swiss tourbillons the world has seen. When it comes to gold, we love it and not the plated type, the solid gold type. We have also developed our own colour that is much warmer and richer in appearance than yellow gold.
Many have asked if we will be doing more events and the answer is yes. The next one is in Biel at our watchmaking facility March 21st, 2020. We will be having an open house that day from 11am-14:00 where you can come meet our engineers, watchmakers, and founders and most importantly view and try the tourbillons on for yourself.
Where: THE Plus AG
Address: Factory 1 (1st floor rear building), Solothurnstrasse 1, 2501 Biel/Bienne
When: Saturday March 21st, 2020
Please RSVP us your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have limited space and only those on the list will be able to join.
Till next time…