Airain Type 20 Re-Edition production progress
It’s confirmed! We can officially say that the production of all components for the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition (including Brown Limited Edition) has started. So good news, but we still have to be patient until the first series is ready. I’m going to explain exactly why.
Let me start by answering the question everyone is waiting for; when will the watches be ready? As it looks now (meaning if all suppliers can keep to their delivery promise) the watches will be ready by the end of May. Given the number of orders we have, we should be able to have all watches delivered in June, or early July at the absolute latest.
Then the explanation why it still takes a while; apart from longer lead times for a lot of components (as explained in our Oct 24 update) this is mainly due to the limited availability of the main raw material we need for the watch cases; stainless steel. The general shortage of stainless steel leads to long lead times which greatly determines the delivery of the final production. Basically, we can’t do much more than wait in line but there is good news in the meantime: our batch is now confirmed for delivery at the end of January. If we then add the production of the cases (out of the received stainless steel), assembly and testing, we get to the month of May when the watches are ready to be shipped.
So, the end is in sight and there is an estimated delivery date. Of course, in the meantime we will keep everyone informed and we will show you images and/or video of the production as soon as we can.
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The Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique raised $10,500!
We are so excited to announce that Lot 1 in The Pink Dial Project auction, the Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique, was sold for a hammer price of $10,500. Thank you for your support towards this important cause and congratulations to the winning bidder!
In case you missed it: earlier this year Revolution Watch and The Rake partnered with Time+Tide, Fratello Watches, The Eye of Jewelry and Loupe This to create the Pink Dial Project, a charity auction that was held last October with the objective to raise money for breast cancer awareness, research and treatment with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to selected breast cancer charities.
We immediately decided to create a unique watch for this important cause. The Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique features a pink dial and unique pink ribbon case back engraving and was the star in the auction held from October 25th to November 1st on LoupeThis.com.