Today we have a double video update!
It's been a few weeks since our last update and like any good engineering project we have incurred a few hiccups along the way. Hiccups are good in the world of engineering as they enable one to catch what could become service inquiries before they arise on customers wrists.
Since we first communicated our audacious plan of producing the tourbillon movement in-house we have continued to focus on two main goals.
Produce the best possible tourbillon movement in-house from the ground up.
Exceed your expectations by delivering a movement in record time.
We have found a few issues as of recently that have slowed the completion of the watches for this February. In todays video Silvan Deutschmann explains the obstacles we faced with the titanium components and the main barrel. These issues could only be found after multiple rounds of testing and assembly of test movements.
Since filming this video all components are now complete and in-house and we have begun assembly of all movements. After assembly, the movements will be regulated and performance tested. Those requiring COSC will be sent to COSC for certification.
Once all movements have finished being regulated we will case the watches. Our team anticipates shipping of watches to begin in late March.
There is a silver lining to all this.
By having the opportunity to thoroughly test the main barrel we have been able to squeeze out even more power reserve… a lot more.
If you recall the original La Joux Perret movement produced 60 hours of power reserve and we increased that to 72 hours. We later communicated that our new movement would deliver 100 hours of power reserve.
Today our completely new in-house movement easily exceeds 120 hours of power reserve which is over 5 days!
This means you can enjoy a solid work week on the wrist without having to wind your watch and all this out of a single barrel construction!
Silvan and our engineers focus is to ensure a stable and reliable movement is delivered to you so that they save you from early service intervals. The engineers see this delay as the last one to incur as all components have passed their stringent testing protocols.
I have also included a second video of Silvan building the tourbillon cage. There is lots to look forward to In the weeks to come. We will have a full movement build, a casing of the watch and a side by side comparison from the original movement to our new and very much improved in-house Tourbillon 1.
Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions or reach out in the comments.
Till next time…