We prototype all kinds of designs that don't make it into production. We're pulling back the curtain and providing Xeric collectors an opportunity to own a piece of Xeric history by selling our one of a kind prototypes.
These are fully functioning watches and come with a 90 day warranty.
The Trappist-1 Tourbillon features our signature method of time telling with orbiting moons as watch hands, the hours and minutes float above a slice of aventurine stone. Innovative, self-powered Swiss tritium tubes on the hands and hour markers provides a non-stop continuous glow for up to 25 years, enabling legibility even in total darkness.
A tourbillon is arguably one of the most difficult movements to make by hand. The escapement (hairspring, balance wheel, and pallet fork) is housed in a rotating cage that, because of the constant motion, averages out the effect of gravity when the watch is in different positions. They require a special set of tools and a lot of time to make. The tourbillon mechanism is tiny, weighing in at under a gram, and is usually crafted with more than 40 parts, typically finished by hand and made from lightweight metals like aluminum and titanium.
Movement Type: PTS 3301 Tourbillon, 19 Jewels, 40 Hour Power Reserve
Movement Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Case: Hand finished 316L steel case
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Dimensions: 46mm x 13mm
Strap: 22mm Horween leather sourced from U.S. based tannery with deployant clasp and quick release springbar system to easily swap out straps
Orders placed before 12 P.M. PST on non-holiday weekdays typically ship out within twenty-four (24) hours. Orders placed over the weekend or on federal holidays are processed the following business day, typically Monday, but occasionally Tuesday if Monday was a holiday. Items can be returned or exchanged up to 30 days after the initial purchase. Find more information on our Returns page.
Free U.S. shipping on orders over $99 and free standard worldwide shipping to most countries on orders over $199 (excludes collector display cases). Ineligible countries will have pricing quoted during checkout. Upgraded and expedited shipping will also be quoted during checkout.
Here at Xeric, your satisfaction is our priority. We proudly offer a 1 year warranty on all watches. This limited warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use. For more information please visit Warranty & Repair