• The Numeric Classic Skeleton GMT Tourbillon Limited Edition

    Announcing my latest limited edition, The Numeric Classic Skeleton GMT Tourbillon LE! This will be my first GMT watch, so I’ve created a special version of my Numeric Classic design just for this limited edition. This watch has a small hand near 9 o’clock which shows a second time zone.

    There will be two versions of this limited edition with 30 pieces in each version. The main difference between the two is the size, 41mm and 44mm diameters. The dial design will differ slightly between the two as there is less ‘real estate’ to play with in the 41mm version. Please see the pictures below.

    I will be offering special pricing for those customers who wish to pre-order the watch. Pre-order pricing will be $1750 Canadian dollars plus shipping. Regular pricing for this watch after the pre-order period will be $1950 Canadian dollars plus shipping.

    The pre-order period will begin on Saturday October 28th, 2017 at 1pm EST to coincide with my participation in the Worn & Wound WindUp show in New York City. You may order the watch in person at the show or it will be available for online ordering through my website in the Limited Editions section. The pre-order period will end on Dec 4, 2017 from which point regular pricing at $1950 Canadian dollars will commence.

    Each one of the limited edition pieces is made to order, with an approximate build time of 3-4 months.

    Please click this link to order: ORDER HERE

    Here are the other specs for the watch:

    Size: 44mm or 41mm diameter, please see this page for other case dimensions

    Case and Caseback: 316L stainless steel, 10ATM(100m) water resistance

    Dial: ‘Numeric Classic’ style fine silver dial with black Swiss Super-Luminova,

    Crown: 7mm diameter, stainless steel, standard style with recessed logo

    Crystal: Domed Sapphire (front), flat sapphire (back)

    Clasp: Stainless Steel dual deployment clasp with logo

    Movement: Chinese made, hand wound gunmetal colour skeleton GMT tourbillon mechanism, approx. 40 hour power reserve

    Strap: 22mm width for the 44mm version, 20mm width for the 41mm version, your choice of colour of my premium leather strap: onyx, charcoal, walnut, tawny, or sand

    Hands: Tapered style with white Swiss Super-Luminova, white stick GMT hand

    Warranty: 2 years

     

    Here are some pictures of the prototype of the Numeric Classic Skeleton GMT Tourbillon LE. Please see my social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for many, many more pictures of this watch. Currently the photos below are of the 44mm version only, more pictures coming of both the 44mm and 41mm versions.

     

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  • The Cognatic Bronze Limited Edition

    Announcing my latest limited edition, The Cognatic Bronze LE! This will be my first bronze watch, so I’ve created a special version of my Cognatic design just for this limited edition. The case will be made from solid CuSn8 bronze which will gain a lovely patina over time. To gauge the level of patina on your watch, a special area around the small seconds sub-dial is also made from this same type of bronze. It’s then treated so it won’t change colour, so you have a baseline to judge the level of patina on your case. The edition numbers will be engraved on the dial of each watch, but the text may be made slightly larger than in the prototype shown ion the pictures below. Here are the other specs for the watch:

    Size: 44mm diameter, each 12.5mm thick, 54mm top to bottom of lugs

    Case and Caseback: CuSn8 bronze case, 316L stainless steel case back, and crown, 10ATM(100m) water resistance

    Dial: ‘Cognatic’ style oxidized brass dial with black Swiss Super-Luminova, CuSn8 bronze small seconds design element around subdial

    Crown: 7mm diameter, stainless steel, standard style with recessed logo

    Crystal: Domed Sapphire(front), flat mineral(back)

    Clasp: Stainless Steel tang buckle with logo

    Movement: Chinese made, hand wound gunmetal colour skeleton mechanism, approx. 40 hour power reserve

    Strap: 22mm width at lugs, 20mm at the clasp, your choice of colour of my premium leather strap: onyx, charcoal, walnut, tawny, or sand

    Hands: Tapered style with white Swiss Super-Luminova, green stick small seconds hand

    Warranty: 2 years

     

    Each one of the limited edition pieces is made to order with an approximate turnaround time of 3 months.

    Here are some pictures of the prototype of the Cognatic Bronze LE. Please see my social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for many, many more pictures of this watch.

     

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  • The Lydian Power Reserve Tourbillon Limited Edition

    This limited edition is two limited editions, one in a 41mm size and one in a 44mm size. The edition numbers will be engraved on the movement of each watch. Here are the other specs for the watch:

    Size: 44mm or 41mm diameter, each 15.5mm thick, 54mm top to bottom of lugs on the 44mm, 51mm top to bottom of the lugs on the 41mm case

    Case and Caseback: 316L stainless steel case, case back, and crown, 10ATM (100m) water resistance for the 41mm, 5ATM (50m) water resistance for the 44mm case

    Dial: ‘Lydian’ style oxidized brass dial with Swiss Super-LumiNova in the hour markers, power reserve subdial, logo, and hands.

    Crown: 7mm diameter, stainless steel, standard style with recessed logo

    Crystal: Domed Sapphire (front), flat sapphire (back)

    Clasp: 316L stainless steel dual deployment clasp with logo

    Movement: Chinese made, hand wound tourbillon mechanism, 28800vph, approx. 80 hour power reserve

    Strap: 20mm width at lugs, 18mm at the clasp (for the 41mm case), 22mm width at lugs, 20mm at the clasp (for the 44mm case), your choice of colour of my premium leather strap: onyx, charcoal, walnut, tawny, or sand

    Hands: Tapered style with white Swiss Super-LumiNova

    Warranty: 2 years

    To purchase one of these watches, please select one of the sizes of product above to see all the specs and pricing.

    For this launch I will not be posting each individual number in the limited edition. I will assign each number based upon the order that they are purchased. There are 20 pieces per size and they will be numbered in two separate editions of 20.

    Each one of the limited edition pieces is made to order with a current standard turnaround time of 4-5 months.

    Here are some pictures of the prototype of the Lydian Power Reserve Tourbillon in the 41mm size. Please see my social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for many, many more pictures of these watches.

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  • The Nereus Bronze Limited Edition

    ***Update Nov 23, 2015*** Thanks to all those who participated in my survey! I now have a better understanding of what you are looking for and the new Lydian Power Reserve Tourbillon will be available very soon!

    ***Update Oct 10, 2015*** Due to the lack of interest in the Nereus Bronze Limited Edition, I have decided not to go ahead with the project. I really need your help though to understand why this didn’t work out and to make a limited edition that you’d like to see. To this end, I’ve created a short survey on Survey Monkey and would love to get your feedback. Please help me out with this because I want to make what you want!

     

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    Announcing my upcoming limited edition, The Nereus Bronze!

    This limited edition will actually be two limited editions, one with an Asian made movement in an edition of 40 pieces, and one with a Swiss made movement in an edition of 10 pieces. The edition numbers will be engraved on the caseback of each watch. Here are the other specs for the watch:

    Size: 44mm diameter, 13mm thick, 54mm top to bottom of lugs

    Case and Caseback: CuSn8 Bronze case, stainless steel case back and crown, 10ATM(100m) water resistance

    Dial: ‘Nereus’ style oxidized bronze dial with Swiss super-luminova in the hour markers, seconds markers, logo, and hands. Individually handcrafted raised markers at 12, 3, & 6 o’clock made from fine silver with white Grade A Swiss super-luminova

    Crown: 7mm diameter, stainless steel, square style with recessed logo

    Crystal: Domed Sapphire(front), flat sapphire(back)

    Clasp: CuSn8 bronze tang buckle with logo

    Movement: in the LE with 40 pieces: Chinese made, hand wound mechansim(18000vph, approx. 40 hour power reserve, swan neck fine adjustment, blued screws, faux Geneva stripes). In the LE with 10 pieces: ETA 6497-1 Swiss made movement(Geneva stripes, blued screws, 18000vph, approx. 40 hour power reserve)

    Strap: your choice of either premium charcoal or walnut leather strap AND a black rubber strap

    Hands: Index style with white lume

    Warranty:  2 years

    Pricing for this watch will be $725 Canadian dollars plus shipping for the model with a Asian movement and $1300 Canadian dollars plus shipping for the model with a Swiss movement. This is a very special price for the limited edition watches only. Normal pricing for these watches would be $860 for the Asian version and $1510 for the Swiss version. So you get a reduced price for the watch plus extras for supporting the launch of my bronze watches.

    To purchase one of these watches, I will be posting each individual watch of the limited edition to my website for purchase on October 3, 2015 at 10:10am Eastern standard time in this area of my website: http://wilkwatchworks.com/product-category/limited-editions/

    This is a first come, first served type of sale. Each individually numbered watch will be available at the specific time listed above, so if you are early enough, you can choose which number in the edition you’d like. If you would like a specific number in the edition, I would suggest registering yourself on my website ahead of time, to save time during the checkout process.

    The build time for these watches is looking to be about 5 months from the time about half the LE is sold. I do require the full payment up front, but I will be keeping everyone notified through emails about the progress of the build, which will include pictures. Of course, I’m always here to answer your questions as well.

    Here are some preliminary pictures of the prototype of the Nereus Bronze. There will be more pictures coming before the launch of the LE, mostly through social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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    Picture showing the Asian movement below is of a watch with a full stainless steel case, this photo is only to show the mechanism which will be used in the version of the LE with an Asian made movement.

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  • Lydian Skeleton Tourbillon Limited Edition

    ****Update: The limited edition is currently sold out, but I am making a regular version of this watch. Please visit http://wilkwatchworks.com/product/the-lydian-skeleton-tourbillon to order a regular, non-limited edition version of this watch *****

     

    Announcing my upcoming limited edition, The Lydian Skeleton Tourbillon!

    This limited edition will be an edition of 30 pieces, the same number as the original Lydian Tourbillon LE. The edition numbers will be engraved on the caseback of each watch. Here are the other specs for the watch:

    Size: 44mm diameter, 15mm thick, 54mm top to bottom of lugs

    Case and Caseback: 316L stainless steel, 5ATM water resistance

    Dial: ‘Lydian’ style skeletonized dial with Swiss super-luminova in the hour markers, seconds markers, logo, and hands

    Crown: 7mm diameter, square style with recessed logo

    Crystal: Domed Sapphire(front), flat mineral(back)

    Clasp: Stainless Steel Deployment Clasp

    Movement: 1 minute flying skeletonized tourbillon movement, hand wound, 28800 vph, 40 hour power reserve, Chinese made

    Strap: your choice of either premium black or brown leather

    Hands:  tapered style, white Grade A Super-Luminova

    Warranty:  2 years

    Pricing for this watch will be $1150 Canadian dollars plus shipping. This is a very special price for the limited edition watches only. Normally this watch will start at $1325, but I’ve also decided to throw in a free sapphire crystal upgrade, a free premium leather strap upgrade and a free deployment clasp upgrade. Nomal pricing for all of this together would be $1520. So you get a reduced price for the watch plus extras for supporting the launch of my skeleton tourbillon models.

    To purchase one of these watches, I will be posting each individual watch of the limited edition to my website for purchase on March 21, 2015 at 11am Eastern standard time in this area of my website: http://wilkwatchworks.com/product-category/limited-editions/

    This is a first come, first served type of sale. Each individually numbered watch will be available at the specific time listed above, so if you are early enough, you can choose which number in the edition you’d like. If you would like a specific number in the edition, I would suggest registering yourself on my website ahead of time, to save time during the checkout process.

    The build time for these watches is looking to be about 4-5 months from the time about half the LE is sold. I do require the full payment up front, but I will be keeping everyone notified through emails about the progress of the build, which will include pictures. Of course, I’m always here to answer your questions as well.

    Here are some preliminary pictures of the prototype of the Lydian Skeleton Tourbillon. There will be more pictures coming before the launch of the LE, mostly through social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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  • Tourbillons

    My tourbillon watches are now available for regular ordering through my website and are now also available for all of my regular customization options. I plan on having more designs available for the tourbillons soon, hopefully in time to be shown at the Signatures Ottawa show and the One of a Kind Christmas Show. Please see my  show listing page for all the details about where I’ll be this holiday season if you wanted to see the watches in person. Also, if you are in the Toronto area, I’d be happy to meet with you by appointment.

    I’d also like to thank all the people who ordered the limited edition tourbillons and pre-ordered tourbillon watches. You really made it possible for me even to launch these watches and so I thank you for putting your faith in me!

  • Tourbillon Limited Edition Project

    ***Update August 08, 2014*** The limited edition has been sold out for a while now, sorry for not updating this page. The production is well underway.

    If you missed out on the limited edition and wanted one of these watches, I will be making non-limited edition tourbillon watches as well. I’ll be posting an update soon about how to pre-order a regular version of this watch.

     

    ***Update April 27, 2014*** The project has received enough supporters to move forward! Thanks so much to the people who have signed up to get a Limited Edition Tourbillon watch! You have made this happen! I still do have 7 watches available in the limited edition, so if you are interested, please contact me! Also please note since the project is going forward, I will not be taking just a deposit for the remaining watches available, I will be taking the full payment.

     

    The Project

    So you may have recently seen my prototype Lydian Tourbillon watch through my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. I’ve decided I would really like to be able to offer this watch in stainless steel, but I need your help. In order to make this happen, I’m going to be creating a limited edition run of these watches to help fund the creation of the stainless steel cases. As many who regularly follow me on social media know, I don’t make my own stainless steel cases due to the cost and storage of the necessary tools(ie, very large, loud, and dirty CNC millng machines and lathes). So I have someone make these cases for me which also helps to keep the price of the watches at a reasonable level. I do most of the rest of the watch myself including the dial making, assembly of the watch, and the testing of the watch. I don’t currently make my own straps, but there will be more to come on that front, later this year hopefully.

    What I am looking to do is create a limited edition of 30 pieces of the watch pictured in this post with some very minor changes. Here are the specs for the watch I am proposing:

    – 44mm diameter(15mm thick), 316L stainless steel case, 5ATM water resistance, 7mm diameter crown with the my logo etched on the end(current crown pictured without logo), caseback is currently devoid of text but the stainlees steel version will have text which reads ‘Tourbillon movement’, ‘stainless steel case’, ‘5 ATM’, the number within the edition(ie. 01/30), and also my logo.  Caseback will also change from having six screws to being a full screwback with square notches where the screws currently are.

    – front sapphire crystal with interior AR coating, back mineral crystal

    – 1 minute flying tourbillon movement, 28800 vph, silver colour, 40 hour power reserve, Chinese made (gold colour movement is pictured, but this will change to be silver)

    – oxidized brass ‘Lydian’ style dial with Swiss super-luminova in the hour markers, seconds markers, logo, and hands

    – my premium leather strap in your choice of brown or black, 22mm lug width, with stainless steel dual deployment clasp(regular tang clasp available if you don’t want the deployment)

    – my standard 2 year warranty

    Please note that all pictures in this post are of my prototype watch for this project which is made out of solid sterling silver. I intend the stainless steel version to be near identical to this, other than the points mentioned in the specs listed above.

    Pricing

    I really wanted to be able to give those who are wanting to support me and this project a very special deal. Normally I don’t give discounts or such because I try and price my work as low as I possibly can and still make money to put food into me and family’s mouths. But for this project, to get it off the ground, I’m giving some special pricing. The price for each watch will be $850 in Canadian funds + shipping or any applicable taxes. After this my normal price for a tourbillon watch will fall in the $1100 – $1200 range.

    Timeline

    An ideal time frame for this project would be about 4 months from start to finish. It really depends on if and/or how quickly I can get supporters. 4 months is the ideal timeline, but there may be unforeseen circumstances which may arise that pushes the timeline back a bit.

    Payments

    If you are interested in having one of these limited edition tourbillon watches, I will taking deposits to secure your position starting immediately. If for some reason the project doesn’t not reach the supporter goal, your deposit will be fully refunded. I’m looking to have the project open for taking deposits for maximum 6 weeks from when I take the first deposit, so if the project doesn’t get enough people within that timeline, your deposit will be fully refunded. After the deposit stage is complete and I have the minimum number of supporters, I will require the remaining balance to be paid in order to fund the project. At that point, I’m looking at the time frames for building which are discussed in the Timeline section above.

    In Conclusion

    I would really love to be able to start making tourbillon watches, but I really need your help to get this project off the ground. If you are interested in having one of these limited edition timepieces handcrafted by me, please send me an email(scott@wilkdesigns.com) or give me a call(416-880-4960). Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support of my watchmaking endeavours!

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  • Beers + Watches = Great Photos

    I had the pleasure of sitting down for a couple of pints yesterday with a gentleman named Richard. We had never met before, but someone I spoke with at the One of a Kind show passed my name along to him and he contacted me. So, not knowing what to expect at a random sit down for beers with someone, I was pleasantly surprised to find someone who has a passion for watches(and beer!). Before I knew it, out came his camera in the pub and he was taking photos of some of the watches I brought for him to see. And so, here is the result of our little meet up.

    If you want to see more pictures taken by Richard, please check out his Instagram page: http://www.instagram.com/pbandwatches

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  • Ottawa Originals CTV Spot

    I had the pleasure of having my watches and booth picked to be featured in a TV spot for the Ottawa Originals Christmas Craft Show. The spot aired on CTV and CTV2. A big thanks to Nancy Law and the rest of the team at the Originals Craft Show, and also CTV! Here is the spot:

  • A Collaboration with Highland Writing Instruments

    As I had mentioned in a previous blog post, I have been working with a new collaborator to bring you one of my watches paired with something else. That ‘something else’ is a handcrafted fountain pen and handcrafted wooden box both made by Scott of Highland Writing Instruments. It is a little confusing that we’re both named Scott, but in the end it’s one of those little quirks that’s interesting about the finished product. And here it is:

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    Here are details about the box, pen, and watch:

    Box

    – handcrafted by Scott from Highland Writing Instruments

    – solid Canadian pine, teak stained, clear lacquer finish

    – main tray wrapped in genuine calfskin

    – brass fittings

     

    Pen

    – fountain style pen handcrafted by Scott from Highland Writing Instruments

    – made from solid Italian lucite

    – hardware fittings are rhodium/black titanium plated with guilloché pattern on finial and centre band

    – German made 18k white gold nib

     

    Watch

    – handcrafted by Scott from Wilk Watchworks

    – one of a kind(marked 1/1)

    – 41mm stainless steel case

    – dial made from fine silver with hand inlaid black Swiss super-luminova

    – Swiss ETA 2824-2 partially skeletonized movement

    – sapphire crystals(front and back)

    – palladium plated movement ring hand decorated with a perlage pattern

    – genuine crocodile strap with stainless steel dual deployment clasp

    – 2 year warranty

     

    Price for this one of a kind pen/watch set is $1600 + any shipping/taxes/duties. Its grand unveiling will be at this year’s One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale which starts on November 28th. Please visit the show website for all the details. If you can’t make it to the show and are interested in purchasing the set, please contact either Scott or I.