Watch & Act! Auction, Venturist production update, An Evening with Lebois events…
Venturist in Watch & Act! Auction
I am pretty sure you have heard about the devastating bushfires in Australia. Large swaths of the country being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades. What you may not have heard of is the watch community standing up to offer a helping hand. Brands like Zenith, Hublot and Moser & Cie but also blogs like Fratellowatches, Monochrome and Hodinkee all donated watches for Watch & Act! – the World Watch Auction in Aid of the Australian Wildfire Crisis.
A volunteer firefighter carries an injured koala from a bushfire. Image: NRMA
With the end of the auction in sight we are honored to announce that one of the watches to be auctioned will be a Lebois & Co Venturist; lot number 24 has been listed since this afternoon (Tuesday, Jan 28) and is already at $1,300!! For this occasion we decided that the very first Venturist that will be completed will be donated to this worthwhile cause.
Venturist production update
We also have news about the production of the Venturist. The good news; almost everything is ready except… the movements. These are delayed 5 weeks and will be delivered in week 8. Then the assembly process will follow and the watches will go to Geneva for the OC+ test/certification protocol. In short, it comes down to the fact that we can deliver at the end of April/beginning of May in stead of the end of March.
As soon as we can give an exact delivery date, we will of course do so immediately. We are very sorry for the delay but unfortunately this is beyond our control. Because of high demand our movement manufacturer Sellita simply needs more time to deliver our movements which are not standard off-the-shelf but made specifically for us.
An Evening with Lebois
Last Saturday we held our first ‘Drinks & Watches’ event in Amsterdam. Our guests enjoyed signature cocktails while enjoying the view from the Malabar Skybar at the 9th floor of the Jakarta hotel and of course… our watches!
Next up; London on Thursday February 13th 8pm! Be sure to register here if you are interested to join!
Lebois & Co
Tom van Wijlick