A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Hi, I’m Jason Chen and I come from the island of Taiwan. I’ve loved watches and clocks since I was a small child. I feel the ‘tick’ of time like I feel my own heartbeat.
This obsession led me to an apprenticeship with the master designers of the great Swiss brands that lasted over 20 years before I designed my first watch.
I traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States to understand the secrets behind making luxury watches.
My discovery was the wristwatch is the window to a person’s fashion style for the world to observe. You see your watch, and so does everyone else. It’s a reflection of where a person is in his or her life at this moment.
I want my watches to stand up to the test of time. I have hundreds of different designs in my portfolio now. Each undergoes the same rigorous standards of design precision, superior movement technology, and quality control.
Our objective at Jiusko is to have our timepieces outlast their owners and become family heirlooms. The style, taste and values of one generation passing on to the next…continuing the family legacy.
My watches are for telling time, but they’re so much more. They're a way of measuring yourself against time and all the different seasons of life each one of us goes through.
Beyond all else, I had a vision to create luxury timepieces that could be affordable. I have finally achieved my goal of producing watches of uncompromising value on par with the great Swiss manufacturer’s but at a small fraction of the price.
Get to know Jiusko. Our reason for being is to offer luxury, affordable timepieces.
Jiusko’s All New 2.0 Tourbillon Collection(with real diamonds)
There’s nothing in watchmaking quite so beautiful as tourbillon.
First developed in the late 18th century by the Swiss watchmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet, tourbillon watches were designed with special rotating escapement to counteract the effects of gravity. Creating the most precise and reliable timepiece money could buy.
In the world of watches, owning a tourbillon is somewhat like owning a Rolls Royce. With their rare and antique design, not only are they wonders to behold, but they say to the world, “I appreciate fine things.”
Jiusko is now bringing tourbillon watches into the 21st century at a fantastic price.
Most tourbillon watches cost $40,000 up, previously the domain of only the rich and the most adamant watch enthusiasts.
But now, Jiusko is proud to bring new tourbillon watches to the mainstream market.
Because we’re cutting out the middleman and selling directly to the consumer, we can offer our new tourbillon watches for around $2500. The watches are of the same quality as high-street brands that charge 16 times as much, or more.
Jiusko’s Tourbillon watches have the same features you’d expect from any top-of-the-range watch:
water-resistant up to 100 meters
a sapphire-scratch-proof glass display
a soothing sun/moon indicator
a full-view of the tourbillon, so you can see it work around-the-clock.
We also offer free shipping and a 5-year movement warranty.
Full technical details:
Case/Bezel: 316 Stainless steel
Band: Genuine alligator leather
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire 12 real diamond on a dial, Power reserve indicator
Movement: Jiusko Tourbillon, manual winding, 19Jewels, 28800 Vibration, 40h power reserve, Day-night indicator(3H), Small second dial
Water Resistance: 100 Meter
Crown: Double water resistant
Package: Fine wooden box
Our new range of tourbillon watches are handcrafted from finely tempered stainless steel, with 100% Alligator leather straps. We use only the best materials, lovingly constructed to create expert timepieces that will stand the test of time.
Jiusko’s tourbillon back face panel design gives you a glimpse into the watch’s inner workings…
Observe with awe as the watch ticks softly away, a truly mesmerizing experience.
And when you gaze into the wonders within your watch, you too will take a journey through time.
Note about our new Tourbillon watch
Jiusko has a variety of unique watches, some that make well in the market, and some that are being discontinued. That's how we test for future planning, our original Skeleton tourbillon is one of them. It was originally designed with art but due to Skeleton design, it didn't have the luxurious effect. With all of the components, it was not a beatiful Watch. So we had to come up with new ideas to make it look and feel luxurious, that's the new design with inner art engraved silver Skeleton plate, under the white plate with real diamonds, blue hands and screws.
We are hereby presenting an enhanced version of our tourbillon, redesigned based on feedback and expertise. This new model isn't available elsewhere.
Jiusko's All New Automatic collection
For those on a lower budget, our new Jiusko Automatic Watches are excellent precision self-winding watches designed to last.
Our rose gold and blue design has the same features as the best high-street automatic watch brands, including:
a sapphire-scratch-proof glass display
a 21-jewel automatic self-winding mechanism
water resistant up to 50 meters
a finely tempered stainless-steel design and expert construction by hand.
Again, we offer free shipping and a 5-year movement warranty.
We’ve paid special attention to the way the watch looks and feels on the wrist. With smooth contours that meld into each other, this watch is a delight to both examine and wear.
Like the Tourbillon watch, you can glimpse into the inner workings of the timepiece, hypnotized as the cogs and gears tick away. The Jiusko logo on the crown and back panel of the watch are marks of quality you can wear with pride.
Jiusko's Chrono collection
Note - For chrono you will have an option to choose the band between nato ,cordura or silicon.
We've also introduced a new chrono collection. With a diaphragm that can be opened and closed by turning the face dial. Open it to see the chrono display and then close it for a minimalist display. Two settings to match different moods.
With Silicon Band
A tourbillon is an incredibly delicate piece of work, with a tiny mechanism under a gram and dozens of parts. Made from the lightest weight material, it requires dedication and highly-skilled watchmaking techniques to get it right.
We assemble both our tourbillon and automatic watches with love and care, using high precision techniques to ensure the highest accuracy and quality. At Jiusko, we care about perfection.
From design to parts manufacture and from assembly to shipping, we guarantee quality at every stage of the process. We’ve spent over 2-years designing, developing, and prototyping the product to ensure the best possible watches at affordable prices.
Use of Funds
We’ll use our funds to:
Order parts in bulk, allowing us to provide tourbillon watches at lower prices
Distribute and market our products nationally and globally
We offer free shipping from the USA to any location within the USA. Contact us to enquire about international shipping prices.
All our watches also come with a 5-year movement warranty, so if they stop within that time-period you can return your product for a replacement.
Who are we?
Jiusko (Jee/ass/Ko) is a truly international brand that is proudly manufactured in China. However, the Chinese Watchmakers who have made this brand famous in the East received some help. Jiusko’s Watchmakers have been trained by the Swiss, they use precision parts and movement from Japan and service and repairs for Jiusko is managed in the North American headquarters based in New York.
Over 10,000 Americans are now sporting Jiusko's high-quality timepieces.
Jason Chen, our lead designer mastered his craft while working with Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Piaget.
While working with some of the world’s most expensive watch brands, Mr. Chen learned their secrets and became inspired to create affordable watches with the same design principles used by these high-end brands.
With hundreds of designs under his belt, Mr. Chen believes the uncompromising quality offered by Jiusko is on par with elite brands where he spent years honing his skills. He has achieved his goal of making watches of elite quality that are reasonably priced.
In 2014, the US branch was established and for the first time, Jiusko brought their famous brand to the USA, to the thrill of many collectors and watch enthusiasts familiar with the Jiusko story. Prior to this time, Americans who could only purchase the watches overseas.
Beyond world-class designs and quality, Jiusko offers world-class service and assurance out of their New York headquarters. This includes:
A 5-year movement warranty and free shipping worldwide. Any movement that does not live up to the Jiusko commitment to quality will be repaired. Customer Service– Jiusko prides itself on high-quality customer service. If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Whether you’re looking for a classic timepiece for everyday use or a rare tourbillon to add to your collection, you’ve come to the right place.
Risks and challenges
This is a complex project and issues can crop up unexpected. However, we’ve anticipated any potential risk in a rock-solid production and delivery plan.
Jason Chen has been working in the watch industry for over 20 years and in doing so, he’s refined advanced production methods that can reliably deliver high-quality products on time. Our parts suppliers are skillful and professional and so we do not anticipate any delays in our timeline.
Of course, if anything crops up, we’ll keep you informed at all times during and after the campaign.
We’re really excited to join this venture with you and the whole Kickstarter community. Thank you for your support.