***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!
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.
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.