The Lensman 1.1 tourbillon is the second edition of Lensman 1 that pays tribute to the innovators of watchmaking and photography.

With Lensman 1 a success and like any limited production run watch it left many still to discover it.  Continuation of the Lensman series is paramount and to honour our community we are offering a new version of Lensman 1, aptly referred to as Lensman 1.1.

For the Lensman 1.1 tourbillon we have added the iconic red colour of the photography world to the dial and indices of the timepiece.  Filled with red luminous, a red 60-minute marker and a reworked strap with a red underside, the Lensman 1.1 clearly differentiates from the first edition albeit with a more extensive production run of 299 pieces.  Lensman 1.1 will continue where Lensman 1 left off with case numbers ranging from 201 - 500.



The case of the Swiss Made Lensman 1.1 flying tourbillon is stunningly proportioned at 41mm in diameter and a lug-to-lug of 49mm. Grade T5 titanium (Ti 6AI-4V), as used in the Lensman 1 case and crown is a premium titanium alloy comprised of 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium.  This Grade 5 titanium is very lightweight and the reduction in case weight makes for excellent wearing comfort on the wrist. The resulting case finish on Lensman 1.1 is nothing short of impeccable.
The aesthetic of the case is inspired by the aperture ring of a camera lens. The body is laser etched with the markings of an f/0.95 aperture ring. An f/0.95 lens is rare and anything under f/1.0 is among the fastest lenses in the world. Lensman 1.1 is all about focus and the subject front and centre of this timepiece is the whirling titanium tourbillon cage. To round out the look of the case is a fixed bezel that‘s reminiscent of a lens‘ focus ring.


The black dial comes to life with vibrant red Swiss Super LumiNova® appliques and red 60-minute marker at 12 o'clock.  The strap is black leather with black stitch and red underside. The diamond-cut hour and minute hands are packed with white Super-LumiNova® that glow green to improve legibility against the black dial.  The push-pull crown is finished with black onyx.

The focal point of Lensman 1.1 tourbillon is naturally the cyclops magnifier that sits atop the titanium flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.  The magnification heightens the draw of the tourbillon on one's eye. A five-layer anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial to ensure optimal legibility in daylight as well as when photographing your watch.

Turning to the case back, the movement itself is finished in black PVD to complement the dial. "One's head, one's heart and one eye on the same axis" is engraved on the case back ring.

Lensman 1.1 comes fitted with a Swiss Hand Made black stitched calf leather strap with red underside. The strap texture is inspired by a classic camera’s body grip. The strap is finished with Horage's proprietary deployant buckle.


The tourbillon is among the most influential of complications that demonstrate the true mechanical prowess and artisanship of a brand. Invented in 1795, it brings the balance wheel and escapement together in a rotating cage. The purpose is to counteract the forces of gravity by constantly shifting the position of these regulating elements, ultimately improving accuracy. The invention of the tourbillon was not to create an elaborate decoration as is the case with many watchmakers today, but rather to be a "tool" to improve movement performance. The complexity and difficulty to produce a tourbillon fascinate both watchmakers and enthusiasts alike. 

Horage is one of very few independents in modern times to wholly develop their own tourbillon.

Reducing a tourbillon's weight and optimizing moving parts is the "pièce de résistance" for movement engineers. As performance watchmakers, our team has engineered the K-TOU calibre with this in mind. At just 0.29 grams the titanium tourbillon cage is one of the lightest cages in the world. It's a marvel of micro-mechanical engineering considering that 34 parts comprise its thin 3.4mm and 11.6mm diameter. 

Contributing to the cage's lightness are the anti-magnetic silicon escape wheel, anchor and hairspring. The top bridge of the tourbillon cage has a blued screw that can double as a second indicator.

This hand-wound calibre has a beat rate of 25,200vph or 3.5Hz and delivers an astounding +120-hour power reserve (5 days) via a single barrel. Aside from just three parts, those being the silicon components that are made in Germany, everything that makes up the K-TOU movement is engineered and manufactured in Switzerland. K-TOU is accurate to chronometer standards (-4/+6 seconds per day).

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The Second Edition of Lensman 1


Premium Titanium

Grade T5 Titanium case comprised of 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. 

Cyclops Sapphire

Anti-reflective magnifying cyclops lens at 6 o‘clock over the titanium flying tourbillon cage with silicon escapement.

Water Ready

A go-anywhere tourbillon with screw down crown that achieves 100 meters water resistance 

Packed With Power

+120 Hours / 5 Day Power Reserve to keep you on time during the work week.

Cyclops Sapphire

Cyclopes sapphire lens above the tourbillon.

T5 case

Grade 5 titanium case inspired by the aperture ring on a camera lens.

Red Super LumiNova®

Red luminous Super LumiNova® appears black in daylight and glows red at night


Black Onyx Stone Insert

Dimensions / 41mm diameter, 49mm lug-to-lug, 22mm lug width

Movement / K-TOU hand-wound flying tourbillon, titanium cage at 0.29 grams and 3.4mm thin, anti-magnetic silicon escapement inclusive of anchor, escape wheel and hairspring, chronometer accuracy at -4/+6 seconds per day, 19 jewels, 3.5 Hz (25,200vph), 120+ hour power reserve (5 days), blacked out aesthetic on movement main plate. Blued seconds indicator screw on tourbillon cage.

Case /Grade T5 titanium - hand polished and brushed, laser etched with camera lens aperture on case profile, fixed bezel inspired by camera lens focus ring.

Case back / Exhibition double layer anti-reflective sapphire crystal, engraved with "One's head, one's heart and one eye on the same axis."

Crown / Screw-down Grade 5 titanium with black onyx inset stone.

Dial  Crystal / Domed sapphire with multi-layer internal anti-reflective coatings, round cyclops magnifying lens over flying tourbillon aperture at 6 o’clock.

Water resistance / 100 meters.

Dial / Black with black gold applied indices, red Super-LumiNova® luminous inserts, flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, red 60-minute marker

Hands / Diamond cut hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® luminous inserts

Straps / Black stitched hand/Swiss Made calf leather camera body-inspired texture with red underside and Horage's proprietary deployant buckle.

Weight / 44 grams watch only.  64 grams with watch, strap and buckle.



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