About


Created by an outdoorsman in 2007, Techné makes affordable timepieces for the adventurous wearer. We are named after the Ancient Greek word for “craftsmanship” because we rely on skilled metalsmiths, lithographs and leathersmiths to manufacture our products.
 
Techné watches are dependable and use bold dials with large numerals to provide legibility under extreme conditions. Wearers have a choice of smooth textures and earth tones that define and enhance modern casual wear.
 
Our watches are inspired by military instruments and we use high-performance metals, Italian leather and BPA-free polymers to protect them from the elements.

Techné watches are designed for an active lifestyle, and our 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.

Uncle Otis
Beyond Cool
Tanner Goods
YOUNIQYOU
Woodside
Westerlind
WatchMark
Urban Industry
United Arrows
The Reed
Topo Designs
Techné
Stylecreep
Summit Powder Mountain
Red River Mercantile
P's & Q's
P.B.A.B.
Peggs & son
Oi Polloi
Noverre Superdenim
North Menswear
Military Time
LAB Designer Items Collector
Interwoven
HUB
Hickorees
Hatchet Outdoor Supply
General Quarters
END. Newcastle
Cooshti
D. Copperfield
Couverture & The Garbstore
Cool Material
Beams
Atelier Maestricht
Art In The Age

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 Clearly his own driving desire to create Techné watches superseded a mere business plan for monetary gain…»Gary Girdvainis, 2014, AboutTime magazine Editor-in-ChiefAbout Time
«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.comWeekend Supply
«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.comWatchuseek
«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 AffairesMontres Bonnes Affaires

2007

Registration of trade mark in European Union.

2009

Launch of first collection SparrowHawk original 373 and online store.

2010

Launch of second collection Goshawk 411 and first reseller, in France.

2011

New resellers in Belgium and The Netherlands.

2012

Launch of third collection SparrowHawk II 436. New resellers in Tennessee, California and Hong Kong.

2013

Launch of fourth and fifth collections Merlin and Harrier. Registration of trademark in Asia and Switzerland. New resellers in New York, Great Britain, Norway and South Korea.

2014

Registration of trade mark in the USA. Limited edition for French anti-gang police. New resellers in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

2015

New model release: Merlin 245, Merlin 296, Harrier 388 and SparrowHawk II eco 477. New resellers in Colorado and in Japan.

2016

Relocation of operations from Switzerland to Sweden. Model update: Merlin 246. Official representation in the Korea, Canada and the UK. New resellers in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia.