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”.

Techné watches are sold on three continents, in more than 24 stores near major cities such as Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Newcastle UK, London UK, Brussels, Luxembourg city, Lausanne, Oslo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.

Tanner Goods
Cool Material
North Menswear
Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.
Couverture & The Garbstore
Summit Powder Mountain
United Arrows
Zulu Timezone
Youniq You
TOPO designs
Time 2 Give
P\'s & Q\'s
Please Bring A Bottle
Minor Jewelry
Military Time
LAB Designer Items Collector
Long Island Watch
General Quarters

Techné watches are designed in Switzerland by VANTGARD, a family-owned company based in Grandson, in the Watch Valley between Geneva and Basel. The company benefits from flexibility and low operational costs that translate into competitive retail prices.

What the experts say about us

«After just a brief moment with the founder… I was impressed not only by the design and value argument of cost VS. quality in his watches, but also his honest enthusiasm and knowledge for watches overall. Clearly his own driving desire to create Techné watches superseded a mere business plan for monetary gain…»Gary Girdvainis, 2014, AboutTime magazine Editor-in-Chiefexpert-abouttime
«Techné is a brand specialized in great looking pilot watches with even more outstanding prices, they are one of the few brands who are as committed to design as they are to quality and value…»2014, WeekendSupply.comexpert-weekendsupply
«At a time when fashion watches are all starting to look so much the same and do so because most are controlled by a few monolithic conglomerates; it’s great to come across a little known brand that strikes all the right chords at a ridiculously low price…»2014, Watchuseek.comexpert-watchuseek
«Here’s an excellent example of a successful international partnership in the creation of a watch brand. A watchmaking professional focused on blending quality and good taste, and not afraid to work with the best suppliers in Asia. An overview of designs that are successful in all aspects year after year…»2014, Montres Bonnes Affairesexpert-montresbonnesaffaires

Our history


Registration of trade mark in European Union.


Launch of first collection SparrowHawk original 373 and online store.


Launch of second collection Goshawk 411 and first reseller, in France.


New resellers in Belgium and The Netherlands.


Launch of third collection SparrowHawk II 436. New resellers in Tennessee, California and Hong Kong.


Launch of fourth and fifth collections Merlin and Harrier. Registration of trademark in Asia and Switzerland. New resellers in New York, Great Britain, Norway and South Korea.


Registration of trade mark in the USA. Limited edition for French anti-gang police. New resellers in Pennsylvania and Illinois.


New model release: Merlin 245, Merlin 296, Harrier 388 and SparrowHawk II eco 477. New resellers in Colorado and in Japan.