Lenvino Watch Co., launched in Hong Kong in January 2017, is described by its founders as “a group of watch addicts with the passion and constancy of traditional watch craftsmanship” who aim to “awaken people’s minds about the core function of a watch.”
In December 2017, the microbrand launched its first Kickstarter campaign to fund the “World’s First Minimalist Design Rectangular Tourbillon Watch.” After 40 days on Kickstarter, it raised a total of HK$427,860, resulting in the most-backed tourbillon project in Kickstarter history. Back in April 2018, Lenvino returned to Kickstarter to launch its second project, the “$149 USD Japan Automatic Vintage Racing Watch.” After 30 days on Kickstarter, it raised a total of HK$ 1,344,752. Since then they’ve launched eight projects on Kickstarter and totally funded over $2.5 million worldwide. All products have been successfully delivered to the backers and received positive comments. With the success of the previous projects. LENVINO Watch Co. returns to Kickstarter to introduce its third tourbillon project, the “Tour Collection 03.”
A tourbillon is a historic complication invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1795 and originally designed to negate the effects of gravity on a pocket watch. Any watch featuring a tourbillon is immediately distinguished of the highest quality. To allow the largest number of fellow addicts to enjoy the grace and complexity of a tourbillon, LENVINO designed the Tour Collection 03 watch with a Seagull movement and other premium materials but is selling it for a fraction of the price compared to the Swiss watch industry.
Since LENVINO has a well-established passion for designing unique and exclusive watches, they created the “Tour Collection 03” that uses a time-tested Seagull TY800 hand-winding tourbillon movement with a 40-hour power reserve and accuracy of +/- 20 to 40 seconds a day, coupled with a modern appearance with a well-proportioned case and a sapphire crystal. They also offer interchangeable genuine calf leather straps for you to choose.
Pricing starts at USD $499 and there are many discounted packages to select from. The first 50 pieces of each design variant will be an “Initial Edition” and are individually numbered. The dials are full of tiny details and treatments. The flying tourbillon can be found at 12 o’clock on the dial. The base of the dial is decorated with matt sandblasted finishing, giving it a frosted texture effect. The time is displayed by Dauphine hands that sweep over the fine circular brushed subdial by a set of Arabic numerals’ hour markers. The hands are enhanced with Super-LumiNova for legibility at all hours.
The LENVINO “Tour Collection 03” features a characteristic elliptical case with a curved bezel. The case is enclosed by a domed sapphire crystal on the front and a screw-down exhibition case back from the rear, allowing you to enjoy every movement of the Tourbillon. Viewed from the side, the dome crystal joins the caseback flawlessly through a smooth curved surface. The streamlined case is more than just an elegant design feature – it also allows for a slimmer profile. The crown is located at 9’clock enhancing the comfortability for wearing the watch. The metal parts are made from 316L stainless steel, which translates to greater corrosion resistance and durability in high temperatures. The strap also features a quick change spring bar system allowing you to swap out different straps for every occasion.
The “Tour Collection 03” range comes in five color combinations, with the chance to choose the design variants from designated rewards tiers. Dial variations include: all silver, black and silver, cream and gold, silver and rose gold, and black and rose gold.
Every watch is quality controlled, undergoing a technical control check, quality assurance check and a final quality check which involves a QC engineer rigorously testing all watches (e.g. water resistance, movement test, plating test, and drop test) to ensure the watches well functioned before dispatching the products to customers.
All watches come with a 1-year warranty and free international shipping.
- Starting price just US$499
- Modern design
- 12 o’clock off-center real flying tourbillon display
- First 50 pieces are numbered
- Domed Sapphire crystal
- Stainless steel 316L case
- Exhibition caseback
- Italian genuine calf leather strap with easy-change spring bar
- 50m water resistance
- One-year international warranty
- Free international shipping
- Premium packaging