A Kickstarter of a watch from Mikael BOURGEOIS Watches – Thunderbird II

I do love Kickstarter and have backed a few projects in my time, when I see something I like I will get behind it.


I spotted the Thunderbird II twice in 24 hours, once on Kickstarter, and then again on Instagram, so I approached Mikael to see if I could blog about it, here is what he said.

French watchmaking reconnected with its history.

French watchmaking reconnected with its history.

The workshop Mikael BOURGEOIS is based in France at few minutes of the Switzerland.

These two country share the same values of luxury and the same past and kwonledge of watckmaking…

Mikael BOURGEOIS, unveils its new automatic chronograph. This limited edition will be held on Kickstarer.

The base movement is Swiss origin (Valjoux 7750), after few modifications, settings and decoration “in-house” the accuracy and self winding is strongly improved.

The case is 100% manufactured in France, with best materials and treatments.

This campaign is the debut of many projects, and the brand have choice the crowdfunding to increase his notoriety before introduce the rest of the collection and his own movement Made in France.

The case is 100% manufactured in France, with best materials and treatments.

This campaign is the debut of many projects, and the brand have choice the crowdfunding to increase his notoriety before introduce the rest of the collection and his own movement Made in France.

Funded or not, the brand will launch a small serie… 🙂

According to the PDF and Kickstarter campaign we get the following.

The workshop Mikael BOURGEOIS, based in Morteau (FRANCE), is in the heart of our watchmaking valleys. 
Designer and watch’s creator for over 17 years for major brands (Parmigiani, Hermes, Audemars Piguet, Jaquet Droz, Romain Jérome, Hublot , Chanel, Girard Perregaux, …) Mikael launched its brands few years ago and gradually started the manufacture of small series and high-end watches. 

Thunderbird reference the brand is now launching a unique and truly outstanding automatic chronograph. Handcrafted in France this all new timepiece has the technologically advanced In-house movement and avant-garde design of a modern icon. 
All of the Thunderbird II automatic chronographs are produced in France. The mechanical movement is “Swiss made” based on a Valjoux 7750 which is decorated, modified and cased in the workshop. This offers collectors a superior accuracy and better automatic winding system. Once the movement is hand assembled and passes a stringent test it will then qualify for the Mikael Bourgeois standard of excellence and hermetically sealed in the case of the Thunderbird II.    



Some features:    

* Movement: Base Valjoux 7750 

* Case : 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 

* Dial : Matte black base External ring sandblasted – Polished index Counter ring stainless steel polished 

* Hands : Hour and minute treated white luminova – Skeleton counter hands 

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKltx4UIeZMPxeaMVRUd7nw?spfreload=5

LINK TO THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

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