Each Executive Issue is a special order item. It is a completely bespoke piece that is handcrafted by Cameron Weiss in an over 60-hour process, and he sources the gold in the US upon receiving an order. An order placed today will likely take at minimum 12 weeks to complete depending on the current waiting queue and will ship to you once it is ready.
If you are ordering one as a holiday gift, please makes sure to let us know in the order comments. The watchmaker himself will send a handwritten note in time for opening on December 25th to let your special someone know that their timepiece is being hand-crafted just for them.
Cameron Weiss always wanted to produce a gold timepiece in the US, and so he ventured out to create a completely custom experience for his clients with his most special offering to date. Each Executive Issue Field Watch is precisely crafted with a solid gold case, buckle, crown, and screws from gold that Cameron sourced, primarily mined in the state of California. The gold is then smelted in the USA before it is machined and hand-finished in our workshop individually for each client's timepiece in a completely custom-built process. The Executive Issue Field Watch 18k Yellow Gold | Black Dial on Black Shell Cordovan CAL 1003 is the ideal companion for wearing subtly with a suit followed by a weekend of outings, including drinks at your favorite craft cocktail spot.
There are close to 150 pieces in our timepiece, with nearly the entire timepiece being machined and hand-finished under one roof at the Weiss studio. Each of the machined micro-components is then meticulously hand-finished by master watchmaker and founder Cameron Weiss, down to the hand-polishing of the smallest screws, which were made right in our workshop. Each hand-decorated movement must be individually jeweled and plated prior to its first test assembly. Only then, if everything fits perfectly, will the timepiece be completely disassembled, cleaned, and assembled in our clean room with the final precision oiling taking place. Each American Issue is our most special offering due to all the machining and hand-finishing that occurs inside our Los Angeles-based studio for the movement and components, as well as the hand-assembly process. Each one is like a little piece of engineering art made by Cameron himself for each client.
This American Issue timepiece is made with our CAL 1003 mechanical movement from our latest production with a higher beat rate of 21,600 BPH paired with a re-engineered mainspring and the addition of a hacking feature that stops the sweep second hand at zero when the crown is pulled out for setting. Developing these three elements advances the accuracy of our timepiece to an all new level. The movement has been hand decorated with Geneva stripes, blued screws, and sunburst rays on the crown and ratchet wheels. This bright silver, rhodium-plated and hand jeweled masterpiece of mechanical timekeeping is fully visible through an open case-back enclosed with sapphire crystal. The dial has been machined from solid naval brass and hand-painted for maximum legibility in black with white accents proudly declaring our Los Angeles, California heritage. The case is machined from solid 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystals on the front and back for the best scratch resistance available. Hands are a black oxide steel with white luminescent Super-Luminova paint for legibility in the dark.
The Executive Issue Field Watch is supplied with our Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black strap. The shells endure a 6-month tanning process at Horween, the oldest operating tannery in America. Skilled artisans tan, stuff, polish, steep in vegetable liquors, hand curry, and hand shave each piece of shell. Each strap is individually handmade in the USA by expert leather craftsmen. Since each one is handcrafted, each strap has its own unique characteristics from the tanning process and handmade nature of the product. The strap is designed for comfort, style, and is made specially to fit the Field Watch with 20mm lug size and an 18mm solid 18k yellow gold buckle. The Executive Issue Field Watch is a limited production timepiece built by hand. Each individually numbered timepiece is delivered in our custom-built solid American Red Oak box, also built by hand in the USA.
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