US$499 Real Flying Tourbillon Modern Minimal Design Watches
We strive to create legendary timepieces by combining traditional craftsmanship and innovative design.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 2 2018 4:03 AM UTC +00:00.
All Black- Black sandblasted dial with applied black circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and silver-tone hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in brushed black tone. Black genuine leather strap with tone on tone stitching.
We’re using the best materials and components to build an excessively quality and modern minimal design watches.
We are offering directly via Kickstarter, we are able to cut out the retail channel, middlemen markups, brand exclusivity/scarcity, and offer a US 499 automatic watch with the most premium materials and modern minimal design watch.
Seriously, try to find a better watch for a better price, and we’ll match it.
Open Heart / Open Balance
1. Only Display balance wheel spinning back and forth.
2. The balance wheel, the lever and the escape wheel are all at fixed locations on the movement's base plate no counteract the effects of gravity
3. Low complication and value
Real Flying Tourbillon:
1. Tourbillon is a device which spiral, pallet fork and the escapement were worked on the same axis, and rotating 360 degrees,
2. Reduce the time difference error caused by gravity
3. A high complication with hundreds of years traditional watch craftsmanship.
LENVINO Watch Co. was started in 2017 Jan, a group of watch-addicts with the passion and constancy of the traditional watch craftsmanship. We believe that the most timeless and desirable timepiece must be the traditional one. We would like to awaken people’s mind about the core function of a watch, thus create our brands.
In 2017 Dec LENVINO Watch Co. launched its first Kickstarter campaign to fund the World’s First Minimalist Design Rectangular Tourbillon Watch. After 40 days on Kickstarter, it raised a total of HK$ 427,860. The result is the most backed tourbillon project on Kickstarter history. In 2018 April, we returns to Kickstarter to launch our second project “US$149 Japan Automatic Vintage Racing Watch”. After 30 days on Kickstarter, it raised a total of HKD 1,344,752. It was such a great success and surprise result for us.
With the success of the first two projects, we returns to Kickstarter to launch our Third collection to you.
“LENVINO” is inspired by Legend, Tradition and Innovation. We strive to create legendary timepieces by combining traditional craftsmanship and innovative design
We are a group of watch-addicts who have already worked in the Hong Kong watch industry for over 28 years. We specialized in the design and manufacturing of high-quality quartz and automatic watches. We have established good relationships with the world’s leading watch manufacturers specializing in luxury watches for high-end brands that retail for over US$1,000, as well as renowned watch companies in the retail market with over 400 chain stores worldwide.
Our ambition is to create our very own brand, which we can share with watch enthusiasts around the globe. Through “LENVINO”, we are offering high-quality products with unique and exclusive designs comparable to watches at department stores and luxury brands, but at only a fraction of their retail price.
We want to share our love for watches with you. But in order to do that, we need more than just having innovative and tradition designs, quality support from a world leading manufacturing partner, and 28 years of industry experience. Your support will be instrumental in helping us achieve our dream, and we are confident you will be impressed with the design, workmanship and value that our watches offer.
A tourbillon is a historic complication originally designed to improve the accuracy of pocket watches which was invented by the famous watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1795. It is the term of a complex feature of traditional watch craftsmanship and present in a classic design of the high-end timepieces. For the purpose to let most of the watch-addicts can appreciate and enjoy for the tourbillon remarkable watch craftsmanship and complication, we used the most premium materials, reliable movement and unique design to create this authentic timepiece and also in a fraction of price to the Swiss mentors.
Since we have a huge passion for designing unique and exclusive watches, we curated the “Tour Collection 02”. The time-tested hand-winding Tourbillon movement at its core, coupled with modern mininal designs with well-proportioned cases and sapphire crystal mirror. We also offer interchangeable genuine calf leather strap with square Croco pattern for you to choose.
Initially, LENVINO “Tour Collection 02” will offer you 5 color combinations to choose from. All watches are equipped with a hand-winding Tourbillon movement and sapphire crystal. You will be able to choose the watch color and strap color after the campaign conclusion.
All Silver- Silver sandblasted dial with applied silver circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and blue tone hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in polished silver tone. Navy blue genuine leather strap with large square Croco patter and tone on tone stitching.
Black & Silver- Black sandblasted dial with applied silver circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in polished silver tone. Black genuine leather strap with large square Croco patter and tone on tone stitching.
Dark Grey & Silver- Dark grey sandblasted dial with applied black circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in polished silver tone. Brown genuine leather strap with large square Croco patter and tone on tone stitching.
Dark Brown & Rose Gold- Dark brown sandblasted dial with applied rose gold tone circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in polished rose gold tone. Dark brown genuine leather strap with large square croco patter and tone on tone stitching.
Silver & Rose Gold- Silver sandblasted dial with applied rose gold tone circular brushed hour mark printed sub dial and hands, and "Tourbillon" printed below of the brand metal plate. Circular case with rounded edges in polished rose gold tone. Dark grey genuine leather strap with large square Croco patter and tone on tone stitching.
You will be able to choose the watch color and strap color after the campaign conclusion.
Inspired by a minimalistic design, we stripped away all unnecessary elements from the dial, focusing exclusively on the Flying Tourbillon. The base of the dial is decorated with matt-sandblasted finishing, giving it a grained texture effect. The indices are kept to a minimal; Hours and minutes are indicated by the printed marks on the circular brushed subdial.
Time is displayed by the Skeleton Alpha Hands which have a hollowed base that gradually narrows into a sharp point. The Flying Tourbillon can be found at the bottom of the dial and is surrounded by a brightness and sharpness metal ring.
The LENVINO “Tour Collection 02” sports a circular case with a curved bezel. The case is enclosed by a domed sapphire crystal on the front and a screw-down transparent caseback from the rear, allowing you to enjoy every movement of the Tourbillon.
Viewed from the side, the dome crystal joins the case back flawlessly through a smooth curved surface. The streamlined case is more than just an elegant design feature – it also allows for a slimmer profile.
The metal parts are made from 316L stainless steel, which translates to greater corrosion resistance and durability in high temperatures.
Our interchangeable watch straps are made from genuine calf leather with large square croco pattern and come with polished 316L stainless steel buckles engraved with our brand name “LENVINO”. The straps have a width of 20mm x 18mm, a unisex functional length suitable for most customers, and 9 holes for adjustment.
They are available in five different colors and designs: (1) Brown, (2) Dark Brown, (3) Dark Grey, (4) Navy Blue and (5) Black
Why we choose TY800? The calibre TY800 is a spectacular Mechanical Hand Winding Off-center Real Flying Tourbillon Movement made by Sea-Gull, the only 100% government-owned factory and the largest manufacturer of watch movements and Swiss movement parts in China.
With a power reserve of about 40 hours, the mechanisms gleam with 19 jewels as it vibrates at 21,600 beats per hour. The TY800 utilizes a flying Tourbillon which differs from a conventional Tourbillon in that it relies on a cantilevered single support instead of a full bridge. The Tourbillon cage rotates 360 degrees every minute, with its tail capturing each second that passes.
The caliber TY800 movement is delicately and skillfully hand crafted from over 100 finely crafted components, 70 of which comprise the most complicated part of the movement – the Balance Bridge. The front and back of the main plate are decorated with the Swiss “Perlage manuelle” and “Côte de Genève”, respectively.
As mentioned previously, the caliber TY800 is a manual wind and not an automatic movement. There are two reasons for this. First, the rotor in an automatic movement would obstruct the visual of the carriage at the 6 o’clock position through the exhibition caseback. Second, a manual wind Tourbillon is thinner than its automatic counterpart, since the escapement would be in line with the balance wheel and without the rotor.
We believe that luxury timepieces should be exclusive and unique. Therefore, the first 100 pieces of watches of Rewards #1 will be initial Edition and individually numbered. The watches will come engraved with “N’ xxx/100” wording on the caseback
Remarks: Please note that your Backer number may not correspond with the watch number you will receive, since every backer may have the right to change / give up the reward before the project end.
We will confirm your unique number with you once the campaign has finished. LENVINO Tour collection produced after the first 100pcs will not be individually numbered
We believe that a high quality, exclusive, well-designed watch should come in premium packaging. You will feel satisfied when you receive your order.
Option 1 Horween Leather Zulu strap (+ USD 45 / EUR 39 / HKD 350) Horween Leather Company is one of the world recognized high quality leather factory in USA, Chicago since 1905. Each of the strap will include a Horween official hot stamping logo to guarantee it is original and authentic.
To get one or several Horween Leather Zulu straps, make sure you add (USD45 / HKD 350) per unit to your contribution.
Each set of Option 1 will free for one set of strap changing tools.
Our partnered manufacturer follows strict procedures to ensure the quality of the watches they produce. Generally, those procedures can be divided into three parts: Technical Control Check, Quality Assurance Check and Final Quality Check.
During the Technical Control Check, a watch engineer will ensure the watches are in the safety structure from the technical drawing to predict and avoid the potential risks.
For the Quality Assurance Check, the QA engineer will ensure that the dimensions of each individual component are 100% identical to the technical drawings and that all components pass the QA test, e.g. drop test and movement test.
For the Final Quality Check, the final QC engineer will rigorously test all watches, e.g. through water resistance and plating tests. In order to ensure the watches well functioned, all should pass the 240 hours burn-in test before dispatching the products to customers.
Select the desired reward option, followed by your shipping destination. Upon conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we will send out a survey request where you can indicate your choice of strap colors and/or additional accessories. At that time, you can also confirm your shipping address and other relevant details with us.
1. New Color Version Reached the target goal
We will ship the watches worldwide. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable in your region.
We expect to ship the orders from Jan 2019. While we will make every effort to ship your orders on time, we ask for your understanding that slight delays in production may be possible. We will keep you informed of any changes as they arise.
All of our watches will come with a 1 year international warranty. The warranty will cover all parts against manufacturer defects, for which the watch will be repaired or exchanged free of charge.
1. Keep your watch wound. Winding keeps the watch working, spreads the lubricants and the accuracy should be best with a fully wound watch.
2. Please avoid any Bumps and Shocks of the watches. Shocks can damage any watch mechanism, scratches to the case or break the minor. Remember your watch is a mechanical watch consisted of more than hundreds tiny parts.
3. Cleaning. If your watch has become dirty, the best way to clean it is with a soft damp cloth.
4. 3ATM Water resistance . Diving, showering, bathing, taking a jacuzzi or sauna, or any submersion in water whilst wearing your watch should be avoided.
The more details of the watches care and maintenance will mark in the instruction manual and come with your selected watches.
Please feel free to contact us at (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will always be here to answer any questions you may have.
Risks and challenges
Although we are new on Kickstarter, we have over 28 years of solid experience in the watchmaking industry. We are aware that our project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues. However, we are confident that our professional manufacturing partners can help us minimize the potential risks by deploying strict quality controls during the manufacturing process.
Our manufacturers stand ready to begin production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal. Including the time needed to acquire the necessary parts, assemble the watches and perform all necessary checks, we anticipate that the first batch of orders will be delivered to you in about 3 months’ time from start of production. We will, of course, keep you updated on our progress throughout.
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