News on the production of the DAY41

In our last email on April 7, we told you that the first series units were about to leave the factory. With the intervention of Covid, receipt of these pieces is now scheduled for the end of June. The contrast of the black dials will be accentuated and the finishing will be perfect. We won’t forget to show you when the moment comes. However, some important progress has been made since April 7, on both the cases and the dials.

Case and dial production stage

The cases

They will hold your Swiss STP skeleton movement for decades, whatever the weather. For that to happen we need to move on to the stamping phase and arm ourselves with the appropriate tools. What’s the aim of this phase? Blocks of steel are cut out and then struck with the die in order to begin shaping the case. 5 to 6 strikes per block of steel (sometimes as many as 20, depending on the complexity of the design) are required to obtain the desired case shape. Between each strike, the steel is heated to soften it and optimize its malleability.

Piercing through CNC machining

The stamping is now complete and the case has taken on its definitive form. It’s now time to pierce the holes for the screws and the crown, as well as the seats for the glass, dial and movement. This process is done through CNC machining.

What is CNC machining?

CNC machining uses computerized numerical controls. The milling machines used are automated and computer-controlled to machine a block of material into a piece.

Case finishing

Next, we perform the various surface treatments: polishing, satin-finishing, and micro-bead blasting. For colored pieces, the PVD treatment is applied at the very end.

The dials

The DAY41 dials are made from brass, and must also undergo CNC machining. In terms of finishing, there are a few important steps to be carried out:

  • “Côtes de Genève” : the most well-known of all watchmaking decorations.You could just call them stripes; however, with immaculate execution and favorable lighting, Geneva Stripes accentuate the mechanical esthetic of a wristwatch.
  • Satin-finishing: this decorative process consists of covering a metallic surface in a multitude of extremely fine parallel stripes. The effect created is clean and regular, its ruggedness catching the light at different angles.
  • Micro-bead blasting involves bombarding the surface of a watch with little metal balls. It gives a mat finish that reduces light; the opposite of the majority of surface treatments, which typically aim to increase shine.
  • Color treatment with plating bath: this decorative effect is achieved through electroplating. It uses a continuous electrical current (on a dial or movement) to deposit a metal coating on the original material; the treated object is simultaneously protected from oxidation.
  • Applying luminova to the hands: this process is so delicate that it is performed by hand with a little syringe. This allows you to read your watch in the middle of the night without squinting your eyes.

As you can see, your DAY41 is in good hands; each step is being carried out strictly by experienced professionals. As soon as we receive the images, we’ll share them with you immediately. Also, in terms of delivery dates, we’re still working with a month of delay due to the health situation. We’ll do everything that we can to reduce this delay, but our number one priority is quality, which is why we’re following the production process very closely, and why we’ll continue to relay all the thrilling news from behind the scenes.

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    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Hi Mark !

      Thank you for you interest in our watches ! The next pre-orders will be for the ANOMALY EVOLUTION, during the first quarter. But we do not have any prices date to communicate for now. If you correctly receive our newsletter you will be kept informed anyway !

      Wishing you a great day !

  1. ryad says:

    j’ai loupé la pré commande de day 41, mais je v ésseye comme meme,
    Alors , je souhaite volontiers que vous m’ ajouter sur notre liste d’attente et en cas de désistement 🙂 pour la 40MM PVD ANTHRACITE ,
    Dans l’attente d’une favorable ,mes cordiales salutations

  2. L'houary Bennabi Perez says:

    belle montre mais je trouve que ça manque de fantaisie (couleur boitier et mécanique ) pas d’information sur la Luminescence si oui ou non? il y a
    et a quand un modele tout en couleur OR avec son bracelet métallique de meme couleur.

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour !

      Merci pour votre commentaire.

      Vous trouverez toutes les informations concernant la DAY41 sur notre page projet “DAY41” 🙂

      Concernant la luminescence, nous utilisons du Luminova sur les aiguilles et les indexes. Et pour ce qui est de vos suggestions, peut-être feront-ils échos auprès de notre équipe de management 😁🤞

      Nous restons à votre disposition pour toute question ☎

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour Daniel !

      Nous n’avons pas encore de date précise à communiquer, mais je vous encourage à vous inscrire sur notre liste d’attente de notre page projet Day41 afin de rester informé des dernière actualités ! 😀

      Notre équipe Community Care reste à votre disposition en cas de questions ! 🙂

  3. Schepard Pascal says:

    Bonjour, j’ai loupé la pré commande de day41. Comment puis je faire pour en avoir une à sa sortie ?
    Sa sortie est prévue pour quand ?

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour Pascal !

      Quel dommage ! Une alternative : si vous connaissez le modèle que vous souhaitez, nous pouvons volontiers vous ajouter sur notre liste d’attente et en cas de désistement vous contacter 🙂

      Pour ce faire, vous pouvez volontiers nous envoyer un email via notre formulaire en ligne 📧 🙂

      Notre équipe Community Care reste à votre entière disposition en cas de questions.

  4. Yahya says:

    Bonjour à toute l’équipe,
    Je suis le projet day 41 depuis un moment et j’ai finalement les moyens de m’en permettre une. Vu la chance que j’ai, je vois que les commandes pour l’édition 3 viennent d’être complétées :'(
    Avez-vous une idée quand l’édition 4 sera disponible pour des pré-commandes ?
    Sinon, est-il possible de se mettre sur une liste d’attente en cas de désistement d’une personne pour l’édition 3? Si oui, comment faire ?
    Merci 🙂

  5. Oscar Nguyen says:

    bonjour j ai fait un précommande de la DAY 41 en attendant la date de la livraison .est qu’ on peut visiter l atelier du montage cordialement mercie

    • Boolakee Osman
      Osman says:

      Bonjour Oscar !

      Merci pour votre commande et surtout : BIENVENUE parmi notre communauté ! ?

      Depuis la pandémie, difficile d’organiser des visites de nos ateliers partenaires, mais nous ne manquerons pas de vous en informer par email si tel est le cas 🙂

      Merci de votre patience !

    • Boolakee Osman
      Osman says:

      Bonjour Jean !

      Les précommandes pour notre seconde édition de la NB24 auront lieu le 24 novembre ! ?

      Si vous avez acheté une carte de pré-embarquement, les précommandes seront accessibles pour vous, dès le 23 novembre 15h! ?

      N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions 🙂

  6. Gary Rowson says:

    When will you stop using China for material components in your watches , can you not not find companies in other countries that have a better environmental and human rights policy.

    • Boolakee Osman
      Osman says:

      Hi Gary,

      Well, only our cases, bracelets and packagings come from China. But we are willing to collaborate with more local suppliers. We are therefore wroking hard to find the best ones nearby ! ?

        • Boolakee Osman
          Osman says:

          Bonjour Mohammad !

          Merci pour votre message très personnel et qui fait plaisir! Venez donc nous rendre visite à Lausanne ? Les mauriciens sont toujours friands de belle mécanique et vous ne serez pas déçu !

          Belle journée à vous ! ????

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