September 1st, 2016. Techné Instruments is officially launching the Harrier carbon series, a 41 mm watch designed for air traffic controllers.After issuing a limited edition for professionals of the French Anti-Gang brigades in 2015, Techné dedicated a year to develop a sturdy watch that help air traffic controllers keep track of Coordinated Universal Time.Air traffic […]
Jetstar Airways social media manager Ameel Zia Khan was asked by his family to choose his next present, and after much deliberation he ended up choosing our Goshawk 411 model. What is peculiar about Ameel’s story is that his rationale for choosing one of our watches took into consideration the attention to detail that we […]
Isochron Media LLC published a 2013 review of the Harrier collection by Zach Weiss in AboutTime, a magazine that garners a younger readership while simultaneously delivering to the more budgeted collectors out there in every age group. The byline for AboutTime is “function and fashion for the wrist.” “So, if you are in the market […]
In 2014, Techné was contacted by the social club of the French Brigades of Research and Intervention (BRI) to produce a limited edition of 29 watches. In Summer 2015, the civilian version of this timepiece will be released to the public. Often called called «Anti-Gang», the Brigades of Recherche and Intervention is the only elite […]
As of April 2015, the new Merlin 245 field watch is sold in BEAMS department stores across Japan. Established in 1976 in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Beams earned a reputation as an influencer and as one of the most respected multi-brand retailers in Japan. Besides stores in national locations, Beams have branch offices in […]
Launched in December 2011, the SparrowHawk II from Techné met with great success. Thirty-eight months later, the brand unveils a new version that switches between two mechanisms designed 38 miles on opposite sides of the Tokyo Bay in Japan. Designed for outdoors enthusiasts, the SparrowHawk is assembled with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a surgical […]
After successfully crowfunding a diving watch in 2011 and a chronograph in 2014, VANTGARD Ltd. opened pre-orders on a dual-time Swiss Concept field watch. Overseeing development of the brand Techné, Swiss studio VANTGARD Ltd. hoped to bring this unique, three-year battery, Swiss Concept watch to production through crowdfunding. The timepiece was designed to combine great […]
At the 2014 world fair in Basel, Switzerland, Editor-in-Chief of AboutTime magazine Gary Girdvainis met with Techné’s founder. Here is what he had to say about the brand: «After just a brief moment with the founder, Francis Jacquerye, I was impressed not only by the design and value argument of cost VS. quality in his […]
The multifunction quartz Merlin 280.052 with Dark Brown oiled strap is featured on the August 2014 edition of GQ British. Content copyright GQ British. Reproduced under Fair Use.
The Goshawk automatic 411.042 with riveted strap is featured on the July 2014 edition of GQ British. Content copyright GQ British. Reproduced under Fair Use.
The Harrier automatic 363.090 with Shark mesh bracelet is featured on the June 2014 edition of GQ British, on page 250. Content copyright GQ British. Reproduced under Fair Use.
After a long development that left collectors on the edge of their seats, VANTGARD Ltd. announced the upcoming release of the SparrowHawk II Eco (5 year battery), Reference 477. Using the same casing design as the 2011 SparrowHawk II, the Ref. 477 Eco sees the VK63 calibre from Seiko Instruments replaced by the 0S20 from […]