Veli update 8th November 2018
The production of the Veli is on schedule and the watches will be completed before the end of November. The watches will then be held with our manufacturing partner until work is complete on the VORCUT (please read the post below). Once both projects are complete Rudi and I will fly out to Switzerland to inspect the Veli and VORCUT watches. After inspection the watches will then be imported into the UK for shipping in early December using UPS as our express courier.
VORCUT update 8th November 2018
As we enter November, we wanted to provide you with a further update on the manufacturing of your VORCUT. As mentioned in earlier updates, we lost a little time in our manufacturing schedule due to some survey responses taking longer than we had hoped. However, we managed to make this time up and were on target for a mid-November delivery.
However, in parallel to the main production run, our manufacturer has been continuing to mechanically stress test the final form prototypes. An important part of this testing was heavy use of the chronograph functions (including thousands of presses of the pushers). This testing has highlighted an issue which we feel we need to address. The VK64 movement has an extremely crisp and satisfying reset function. Under very heavy use, we have found that this caused a relatively minor distortion to the chrono seconds hand, due to the torque generated. While this type of stress testing is far in excess of how the chrono functions would, in reality, be used, we believe that this needs to be addressed. We are therefore re-tooling the chrono seconds hands to make them stronger and able to withstand greater torque.
This work is already underway, but will cause an adjustment to our schedule. We now anticipate completing our final quality checks in late November (both Rudi and I will fly to Switzerland to complete this check personally), with all orders then being shipped in early December using UPS as our express courier.
We are very sorry for this delay, which we appreciate will cause some disappointment. We remain, as always, committed to delivering you the very best quality watch that we can make.
Oliver & Rudi