The Legacy was built and designed to be worthy of being passed on to the next generation. This would combine our passion for quality and watchmaking with the indomitable spirit of the city that we are incredibly proud to be apart of. The limited edition Tsao Baltimore Legacy is our heirloom worthy timepiece, integrating an aggressive super compressor design with subtle and loving visual tributes to the historic city of Baltimore.
Some macro today... Showcasing the small details on the dial and date wheel. We decided to match both the case and the dial with vertical lines, adding texture and a unique color reflection when light hits it at different angles.
The Legacy and The Legacy GMT Preorder campaign will launch on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00am EST. Everyone that has signed up on the waiting list will be among the first to preorder their selected timepiece.
Each Legacy colorway, housing the MD-1 automatic movement, will be limited to 75 pieces.
The Legacy GMT, housing the Swiss Soprod C125 automatic movement, will be limited to 25 pieces in each colorway.
Since we didn't set a limit on each waiting list, availability will be based on a first-to-preorder basis.
The Legacy, housing the MD-1 Automatic movement, will start at $650 (Retail $899)
The Legacy GMT, housing the Soprod C125 Automatic movement, will start at $899 (Retail $1,100)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the MD-1 Automatic movement?
The MD-1 is a high beat automatic movement that is tested, regulated, and fully assembled in Maryland. The MD-1 will be regulated to +-8 seconds/day and have a 40 hour power reserve.
When will the Legacy Collection Ship/Deliver?
The Legacy Collection is estimated to start shipping in May 2021. This of course could change due to shipping delays, COVID-19 restriction, or potential manufacturing delays. Both Steel and bronze cases are currently in production and are almost complete.
What if I want to cancel my preorder?
Not a problem! We will refund 100% of your order at anytime, up until to 30 days after you receive your timepiece. (See return policy for more details) Send us an email with any questions or concerns!
What's the warranty on the Legacy Collection?
We offer a 2 Year Warranty on all Tsao Baltimore timepieces.
What's included with the Legacy timepiece?
Each timepiece will include a genuine leather watch travel case that can hold up to 3 watches at a time. We'll also include a certificate of authenticity and a warranty card.
The MD-1 Automatic Movement
Some key features of the MD-1 include:
Fully assembled and tested in Maryland
Regulated to +-8 Sec/day
40 Hour Power Reserve
28,800 BPH (Smooth sweeping second hand)
Incabloc shock protection system
The MD-1 can be directly compared to the Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement with the key difference of being fully assembled, tested, and regulated in Maryland rather than Switzerland. Each timepiece will be hand assembled by our experienced watchmaker based in Hagerstown, Maryland.
We want to start out by saying thank you for the incredible support and all the feedback we’ve received in the last few weeks. As we continue working behind the scenes, we wanted a chance to get to know you and hear about your watch collection. Is there a specific piece in your collection that means more than the others? Send us an email and let’s talk watch!
Production is running smoothly and we are still anticipating a May / June delivery. As we get ready to begin assembling movements, we’ll be sure to take videos and photos to help update everyone on the progress.
We are currently working on adding new strap options for both the Steel and Bronze Legacy. The first option we are considering is the development of a custom bronze bracelet to fit the bronze collection.
This bracelet will have a bronze outer layer (top) and a steel inner layer (bottom) to prevent a direct skin-to-bronze contact.
The second option is to offer an integrated rubber strap that’ll fit perfectly within the current Legacy case. This option could be available for both steel and bronze.
In the next week or so, we’ll be sending out a survey asking for your feedback on both strap options.
Only The Beginning!
If you happened to miss it, we had the privilege to be featured on Hodinkee last week, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ever since we started our small brand, we dreamt of being on Hodinkee and we made sure of it that we would keep pushing ourselves to be better. Since this dream has come true, our motivation and drive has become even stronger. This is only the beginning for us, and having this incredible opportunity only pushes us to keep growing, keep connecting with our amazing friends (you), and to continue building our own Legacy.
Thank you again for your amazing support and being a part of the Tsao Baltimore Family!
In the meantime, please reach out with any questions, we’d love to hear from you.