Airain Type 20 Re-Edition prototype evaluation and production progress
After thoroughly evaluating the prototypes and determining all changes, we are at the point where we can actually start production. All revised technical drawings have been approved. Most changes were just minor but they were on all fronts; deeper snails on the dial, finishing of the case including the pushers and crown, changes to the bezel, hands, straps and even the buckle. So why so thorough? Because we want the final product to be exactly as we imagined it but also because with these first models we are laying the foundation for future releases.
How does it go from here? Now that the all technical drawings have been approved, we have a final product and all the components are officially ordered. It won’t be long until we will have all the delivery times and we will know when the assembly can take place and of course final delivery.
Throughout the process of changes and improvements, we have noticed that suppliers are under a lot of pressure from all the different brands that want to catch up with their production after downsizing during covid-19. This also means that lead times of components are much longer than normal. Of course, we are doing everything we can to keep the momentum going. Stay with us, we’re almost there!
Pink Dial Project: Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique
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 will be held this 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 will star in the upcoming auction held at the end of the month. Bidding Starts, 25 October 2021 on LoupeThis.com.
Update – November 1, 2021: 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!