The word TOURBILLON was originally intended for French "whirlwind" or "whirlpool".
The use of such natural phenomena for the first time in the use of timepieces is most likely related to the celestial movement of "single axis rotation" proposed by Rene Descartes and other philosophers. From 2004 to 2005, Swiss watch manufacturers launched the tourbillon watch, which is the focus of the public.
Tourbillons are included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch's face to show it off.
The tourbillon is one of the most valued features of collectors' watches and premium timepieces, possibly for the same reason that mechanical watches fetch a much higher price than similar quartz watches that are much more accurate. High-quality tourbillon wristwatches, usually made by the Swiss luxury watch industry, are very expensive, and typically retail for tens of thousands of dollars or euros , with much higher prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or euros being common. A recent renaissance of interest in tourbillons has been met by the industry with increased availability of time pieces bearing the feature, with the result that prices for basic tourbillon models have receded somewhat in recent years (whereas previously they were very rare, in either antiques or new merchandise); however, any time piece that has a tourbillon will cost a great deal more than an equivalent piece without the feature.
In a regular and balanced manner, the automatic machine core outputs a certain amount of energy, thus overcoming the influence of gravity on the mechanical table at different vertical positions.
The practice of this principle is to install a CAGE structure in the core, which is loaded with three adjustment mechanisms; the escapement design, the hairspring and the balance wheel are called the tourbillon escapement.
The tourbillon that rotates once every minute can send an average force at the same speed to eliminate the difference, so as to improve the accuracy of the neutral difference. The core of the watch, like the engine of a car, the difference between the mechanical core and the tourbillon, like the difference between a general family car engine and the Formula 1 racing engine, not only the function is completely different, but the price difference between the two is even more do not.
Since the watch is not placed vertically for a long time, the tourbillon device has no effect on the watch as much as the watch, but the tourbillon device is extremely complicated, and the tourbillon becomes synonymous with the High-end watch because of the high production cost and process requirements. Or even become an investment project).
Why the Price of our tourbillon watch is affordable?
Why our tourbillon watch could be sold in that affordable price, not because of the low costs of movement, low costs of the cases and other watch parts, the facts are explained belows.by skipping wholesalers , distributors and retail fees ,they offer luxury tourbillon timepieces for less than USD12,000
If we send our watch to the street shop for selling, the price will be extremely high because of the above calculation, therefore our price shown in Kickstarter will never been seen in the street shops. Clear !
Our ambition is to create our very own brand, which we can share with watch enthusiasts around the globe. Through “Viginti Octo”, we are offering high-quality products with unique and exclusive designs comparable to watches at luxury brands, but at only a fraction of their retail price.
We have spent over a year to prepare the launch of our product and had made tremendous improvements in order to achieve the best quality for our supporters. Every single piece of our product have been refined and improved during our research and development cycle, it is our greatest joy to bring the best quality product to our crowd funding customers.
This time we are looking for an Italian luxury expert <Alessandro> to bring the noble temperament of the tourbillon watch to the extreme.
- Brand: Viginti Octo
- Model: Tourbillon
- Movement: Automatic
- Power Reserve: 58 Hours
- 27 jewels Co-Axial Tourbillon Movement
- Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
- The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
- The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel Flying tourbillon
- Case Size: 44mm
- Case Thickness: 14mm
- Case Material: 316L High Finished Stainless Steel
- Case Back: Transparent
- Dial Crystal: Special made sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100 meters / 330 feet
- 3 Years Warranty
- Band Type: Butterfly Buckle Strap
- Starp Material: Italian Genuine Leather
- Buckle: 316L High Quality Stainless Steel
Silver Case and Black x Gold Dial-----Crowdfunding Limited Edition
When we send out the backer surveys, we will give you an option to pick a low declared value so you pay little to no VAT / Customs fees, or the option to pick a declaration of the full amount you paid.
We will work with our couriers to make sure you pay as low a price as possible when it arrives.
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Risks and challenges
We realize creating and delivering a product is a complicated process and sometimes with unexpected delays.however this is why we have taken the up most care and diligent preparation.
We have a well-established relationship with reliable manufacturing partners, tried and tested prototypes and are confident in the quality.
We're going to keep our backers/buyers informed during the production process and this will be done with regular updates and sharing pictures as often as possible, for example machining and tooling of cases, dial preparation, final assembly, movements and packaging.
We have done the best to minimize any risks to our backers. We have taken into account any delays in production and included this in our timeframes for delivery.
Backers can return the watch if it is not same as described or does not function.
- (30 days)