Thursday, June 9, 2016


Mikael BOURGEOIS, the world renowned watch designer based in Morteau (FRANCE), launches his latest creation, the THUNDERBIRD II through the online crowd funding platform, Kickstarter.

Designer and watch's creator for over 17 years for major haute horlogerie brands like Parmigiani, Hermes, Audemars Piguet, Jaquet Droz, Romain Jérome, Hublot, Chanel and Girard Perregaux, Mikael established his own watch making workshop in France few years ago and gradually started producing limited  series of high-end watches.

Encouraged by the success of his first Thunderbird reference, Mikael BOURGEOIS is presenting THUNDERBIRD II; a unique and truly outstanding automatic chronograph handcrafted in France. This new timepiece houses a technologically advanced In-house movement based on ETA 7750 and boasts an avant-garde design.
Offered in a 43mm diameter, brushed and polished stainless steel case, all of the Thunderbird II automatic chronographs are produced the brand’s own workshop in France. The mechanical movement is "Swiss made" based on a Valjoux 7750 which is decorated, modified and cased in the workshop. Bezel, case back and lugs of the timepiece has been finished with pure black treatment. The Thunderbird II has a matching matte black dial.
Customers can pre-order the Thunderbird II by visiting the online crowd funding campaign. Kickstarter price of this automatic chronograph starts from 2800 Euros. Thunderbirds are delivered with their certificate of authenticity and a 5 years warranty covering any manufacturing defects.

Please visit the KS link for more details:

Technical details
Base Valjoux 7750

Diameter 43mm Brushed and polished stainless steel
Bezel, case-back and pillars: Polished stainless steel with« Pure Black » treatment
Sapphire crystals front and back
Waterproof 30 meters
Numbered piece on the case-back

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

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

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