Thursday, May 7, 2015

The French watch maker Mikael BOURGEOIS opens booking for the brand new limited edition Thunderbird II model

The workshop Mikael BOURGEOIS, based in Morteau, in the heart of watchmaking valleys, cultivates in his creations, local tradition and craftsmanship. Encouraged by a first success, the brand is launching on May 7, a subscription, through its website, of a new model "Made in France" in 50 numbered copies.

The Thunderbird II is a restyled version of the initial model envisioned by the designer 4 years ago, that was limited to just 8 pieces worldwide, and sold out immediately. The Thunderbird was described as a perfect example of sobriety and elegance. Mikael Bourgeois wanted a contemporary chronograph with a very gentlemanly look, remarkable for the quality of its French manufacturing and precision with its automatic winding movement.
The contrast between the deep black and brushed steel, ensures a spectacular looking timepiece. The perfectly sized 43mm case is topped by two claws, evoking the Thunderbird. The stunning design of this model subtly highlights the many details of the dial which include: day, date, small seconds and 2 small counters for measuring the minutes and hours of the chronograph. On a black background, the highly polished hands offer a clear reading of the time. Hours and minutes hands are treated in white Superluminova for night reading.
With a sapphire crystal cover, the open case-back reveals the super high quality Swiss movement decorated with a unique oscillating weight that is a trademark of the workshop. Modified and settled "in house" this model offers an increased accuracy, a better winding and a power reserve of 47 hours. This timepiece is dressed with a black alligator strap, hand-stitched with folding clasp with push.
After more than 15 years of working for some of the biggest names in the Swiss watch industry, the independent designer Mikael Bourgeois, began creating his own brand. The workshop offers the opportunity to create his own customized watch. The unique pieces and limited editions, created and manufactured in the cradle of French watchmaking are a concentrate of craftsmanship and French luxury.

Technical details
Mikael BOURGEOIS Thunderbird II
Reference: THU-02

Caliber: Base Valjoux 7750 – Setting, modifications, and decoration by Mikael BOURGEOIS
Frequency: 28'800 alt/h (4Hz)
Jewelling: 25 jewels
Power reserve: 47h

Central hours and minutes
Small second at 9h
Day and date at 3h
Chronograph central seconds
Counter 30 minutes and counter 12 hours

Diameter 43mm
Brushed and polished stainless steel
Bezel, case-back and pillars polished stainless steel with« Pure Black » treatment
Sapphire crystals front and back
Crown at 3h – Crown and pusher waterproof
Engraving and case number (1/50 to 50/50) on the case-back
Water resistance: 30 m

Matte black base
External ring sandblasted – Polished index
Counter ring and window polished
Hands: Hour and minute treated white Luminova – Skeleton counter hands

Alligator large scales with Handmade white stitching
Stainless steel Clasp with push

Limited edition
50 pieces


4’500€ (excluded taxes)

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