After many years working on complicated timepieces with some of the most prestigious brands in Switzerland, John and Stephen McGonigle launched their brand, “McGonigle Watches” in 2007 at Baselworld, as candidate members of the AHCI. Their first model, a tourbillon, was critically acclaimed for the purity of its design and function as well as for it’s high standard of workmanship and finish. The McGonigles launched the Tuscar in 2010.
The name “Tuscar” is taken a group of rocks with a lighthouse that is often the first part of Ireland seen by those approaching by sea from the west. Tuscar is a time-only watch with a high focus on excellent timekeeping; a substantial power reserve; solid reliability and superb finishing and decoration.
With the “Tuscar” featuring their new in-house calibre movement, the McGonigle brothers, John and Stephen, have retained the qualities that were so successful in their tourbillon, including its distinctive design elements and transcendental levels of fine finishing, and distilled them to their pure essence.The movement was designed in association with the legendary Alberto Papi, one of Switzerland’s finest designer constructors.
McGonigle brothers now present a red gold variation of the highly successful Tuscar in a limited edition of 20 pieces. The introductory model launched in 2010 was quickly sold-out as “One in Ten” launch series. The new Tuscar features a rich red gold case with a transparent sapphire dial revealing all of the subtleties of the stunningly finished movement beneath.
Model: Tuscar Red Gold
Edition: limited edition of 20 pieces
– McG01 manual-wind mechanical movement
– Double mainspring barrels connected in parallel
– Power reserve: 90 hours
– Balance: free sprung balance spring with Breguet overcoil
– Balance frequency: 18,000 bph/3hz.
– Balance diameter 12.8mm (large diameter for timekeeping stability)
– Gold escape wheel (to function without oil)
– Number of jewels: 31
– 22k 5N red gold case and crown
– Case diameter: 42.5mm
– Crystals: Anti-reflective treatment on both top crystal and display back
– Water resistance: 30 metres/ 3ATM
Dial & Hands
– Clear sapphire dial
– Flame-blued hand-polished steel and hand-polished gold hands
Strap & Buckle
– Hand engraved 22k red gold folding buckle.
– Black hand-stitched alligator