«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 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 Clearly his own driving desire to create Techné watches superseded a mere business plan for monetary gain…»Gary Girdvainis, 2014, AboutTime magazine Editor-in-ChiefAboutTime delves into the world of function and fashion watches within an more affordable price spectrum and is available on the newsstand and via subscription. Isochron Media was founded by long-time industry member Gary George Girdvainis as a vehicle to embrace, enhance, promote and develop watch culture in North America – and around the world. Mr. Girdvainis holds an impressive track record as the creator of the first consumer-oriented publication on wristwatches in the USA, the former Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious International Wristwatch (a spin-off of the industry leader – Orologi da Polso, published in Italy) and as an editorial consultant and advertising placement service provider for the “Wristwatch Annual”.
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: