We started machining Timascus for the first time on the 15th May and on
September 4th we have our first fully cased, completely assembled and
anodized Timascus watch. This is actually our third completely assembled
movement so at this stage it is not premature to say that we have
reached an important milestone!
So what's next? Our immediate goal is to continue machining. It takes
one week to manufacture a set of mainplates, bridges, balance cock,
winding stem and screws; enough to complete one watch. But the final
result is only known after the anodizing (colouring) of Timascus.
Clearly we will be looking for consistency in colour and pattern which
means that most likely some components will need to be made again.
Indeed wastage is our biggest enemy.
Of course we will keep you posted but if you are in the area, we would
love the opportunity to show you the watch in person. Due to the
complexity of the process and the cost of manufacturing as well as for
the fact that each watch is completely unique, we will be looking for
individual orders only. The first orders are already coming in, not just
from Australia but from the US, Europe and out of all places -