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 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Newcastle UK, Brussels, Luxembourg city, Lausanne, Oslo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
Techné watches are designed in Switzerland by VANTGARD, a family-owned company based in Grandson, in the Watch Valley between Geneva and Basel. By adopting decentralized manufacturing and warehousing, 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 Clearly his own driving desire to create Techné watches superseded a mere business plan for monetary gain…»Gary Girdvainis, 2014, AboutTime magazine Editor-in-Chief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