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 […]
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.