Friday, February 13, 2015

Help Create the Next Techné Watch

With a growing series of successful crowd funding projects, Techné  has launched their latest project on Rocket Hub and this is your chance to get in on the "ground floor"!

Here are all the details, straight from the source!
Courtesy of Techne

After successfully crowfunding a diving watch in 2011 and a chronograph in 2014, Techné is opening pre-orders on a Dual-Time Swiss Concept Aviator Watch.

Overseeing development of the brand Techné (, Swiss studio VANTGARD is hoping to bring this unique, three-year battery, Swiss Concept watch to production through crowdfunding. Available from USD 125 to USD 135 on, the timepiece was designed to combine great looks with a Swiss-engineered mechanism. Funders can choose between 3 different straps, and each watch will be delivered in a nice military-style kraft box and will be covered by a 24 months Limited Warranty.

Sized at 39.5 mm (15½"), the case is forged in 316L surgical steel and receives a brushed finishing. Its diameter is perfect for men and not too big for women. Designed for water-resistance to 5 bar (static depth of 50 metre), it uses a hardened mineral crystal with a domed shape, reminiscent of the acrylic crystals of early 20th century military watches. All components of the quartz mechanism are engineered and produced in Switzerland by ISASWISS PLC before assembly in Asian Swiss-grade factories.
The development process spans over 12 months, and VANTGARD chose to work through the first 10 months before launching the crowdfunding, which only leaves 2 months before planned mass production. Design has been finalized, blueprints submitted by suppliers have been approved and production moulds developed. Leaning on the experience of their last RocketHub project, VANTGARD planned ahead of time to avoid any unexpected delays, so they are confident that they will meet the deadline. An updated time-line of this project is made available on
If the funding is successful, mass production will be launched on the 1st or April 2015, and items will start shipping to funders by the 15th of April.

About Techné

Techné represents a return to the fundamental virtues of a watch: reliable accuracy, legibility under extreme conditions and rugged protection from the elements. The word techné is Ancient Greek for “manufacturing know-how”.
All Techné watches are characterised by a contrasting dial that is especially easy to read under extreme conditions and are manufactured to Swiss standards with high-grade materials such as surgical stainless steel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal or tempered glass.

Available in cities such as Brooklyn, Huntington Station, Nashville, Hong Kong, Seoul, Brussels and Lausanne, Techné watches are designed by VANTGARD, a family-owned company based in Grandson, in the Swiss Watch Valley that stretches across Geneva, the Jura mountains and Basel. The watches are assembled in Asia with Japan and Swiss parts to maintain competitive retail prices.

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