About

We were overwhelmed by the support we received on our first Kickstarter project for the Tempest Carbon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tempestben/tempest-watches-the-first-affordable-forged-carbon).  

We are now back with the second Forged Carbon model, The Carbon2. 

Forged Carbon was developed for use in aerospace, exotic race cars and high end sporting equipment…Only recently this high tech material has made its way into luxury watches and we have been obsessed with it. The luxury watch brands that use this material, charge between $10,000-$30,000 USD per watch! At these prices, owning a Forged Carbon watch maybe unrealistic and unobtainable for most collectors. We set out to create a high quality FORGED CARBON watch using the same manufacturing processes and techniques at an affordable price point. 

The Movement

The heart of the Carbon features a Miyota Cal.9015 movement made by Citizen. We have used and tested this movement extensively in our previous watches and has proven to be highly accurate and reliable. *Full movement specifications can be found below*

Case

The forged carbon process creates a unique and unpredictable marbling pattern where no two watches are the same. Each watch is tested to 200m water resistance.

Caseback

The Tempest Carbon's case back design is held down by 6 screws and the artwork is inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements and pays tribute to the element "Carbon".  

Dial and Crystal

We have upgraded the crystal to a Super Dome Crystal made from highly scratch resistant. The Super Dome Crystal gives the Carbon2 extra depth and dimension. 

 

The Dial features individually hand-applied markers filled with BWG9 Swiss Lumi-Nova to maximize visibility in low light. Additionally the Tempest logo and Second hand are also coated in orange luminous compound.

Strap

The included High Quality Water-Resistant Nylon strap with leather lining measures 22mm wide at the case and tapers to 20mm at the black PVD coated stainless steel buckle.  

Full Specifications

Dimensions:

Diameter - 42.5mm (not including crown)

Length (Lug 2 Lug) – 50mm

Thickness -17.75mm

Lug Width – 22mm

Crown- 7mm wide x 4mm height

Features

*Slight variations have been made to the renderings since prototyping*

Case – 100% forged carbon, with inner stainless steel core

Crown – PVD Solid Stainless Steel screw down crown with engraved logo

Case Back – PVD Solid Stainless Steel with engraving and individual serial number

Crystal – Scratch Resistant Super Dome Sapphire Crystal w/ Inner Anti-Reflection Coating (double domed for reduced distortion)

Movement – Automatic Miyota Cal. 9015, 28,800bph, 24 Jewels, 42 Power Reserve, Hacking Second, Manual winding function, Balanced Staff Shock Absorber

Dial – Matt Black, Internal Bi-rotational Bezel, Individually applied markers with BGW9 Swiss-LumiNova Lume - BGW9 Swiss-LumiNova on hands and dial markers

Strap – High Quality Water-Resistant Nylon strap with leather liner, 22mm tapering to 20mm, Solid stainless steel buckle with PVD Finish Water Resistance - 200m/660ft Warranty - 24 months

Watches will ship with International Warranty Card and travel case.

Where are we now

We have spent close to a year designing and developing the Tempest Carbon. After several prototypes and several modifications and changes to the design, we can now say that the Tempest Carbon has been perfected. We have finalized all the designs, the engineering and prototyping has been completed. Our Manufacturing partners and suppliers lined up and ready to go. But due to the high cost of the Carbon, we need your help for the initial production run. 

 

About Tempest Watches 

Tempest Watches was started in 2010. The brand was created at a time when everyone was using the same generic cases with slight variations to the dials. We knew we could do better. Our mantra was simple, to create timepieces that were not only high in quality but original in design. Since our inception, we have since introduced 2 highly acclaimed watches into the market, the Viking and the Commodore. 

Previous Watches 

The Viking - A hardcore no-nonsense Divers Watch Full Review can be seen here http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tempest-viking-divers-watch-review/ 

 The Commodore - A full Titanium Military/Diver Hybrid.  Full Review can be seen here http://wornandwound.com/2014/10/22/tempest-commodore-review/

Tempest Carbon - The first high quality forged affordable Carbon watch. Full Review can be seen here http://wornandwound.com/2014/12/03/tempest-carbon-review/

 

Risks and challenges

This is not our first watch to bring to market. We have already done all the engineering and prototyping. With a strong supplier base in place, we are ready for production.

No matter how much you plan, delays are inevitable and will happen. Though our experience launching watches to market we understand that communication is key and we will keep you informed of latest updates.

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