Techné was created by an outdoorsman in 2007 to embody the fundamental virtues of a watch: reliable accuracy, legibility under extreme conditions and rugged protection from the elements.
The name comes from “texni”, the Ancient Greek word for craftsmanship, and the design philosophy follows the simplicity, efficiency and dependability of military instruments. All Techné watches are assembled by hand and use components sourced from skilled metalsmiths, lithographs and leathersmiths.
Today, Techné is synonymous with quality, affordability and casual wear, and the watches are sold on four continents in more than 50 stores near cities such as Melbourne, 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.
What the experts say:
«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 Clearly his own driving desire to create Techné watches superseded a mere business plan for monetary gain…»Gary Girdvainis, 2014, AboutTime magazine Editor-in-Chief
«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.com
«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.com
«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 Affaires