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Humboldt Production Archive

Getting So Close

Getting So Close
It’s absolutely amazing seeing so many Humboldts land on the wrists of happy Owners. But we know that we’ve still got loads of orders to fulfill and I promise you that we are busting our butts doing everything we can to get them out the door as quickly and responsibly as possible.  Continue reading

A Quick Shipping Update

A Quick Shipping Update
Preorders of the Humboldt began shipping in mid-July and we appreciate your patience as we continue to fulfill orders as quickly as possible over the next few weeks. Continue reading

Shipping Begins

Shipping Begins
Sitting right in front of me on my desk as I write this email is the first batch of Humboldts ready to head out to their new Owners. Continue reading

A Conversation With Our Production Team

A Conversation With Our Production Team
“High quality in a timepiece is shown in the details.”
— Vincent Bourquin, Director of Research & Development, The Walca Group

GOOD PEOPLE MAKE GREAT PRODUCTS

One of our core beliefs is that good people make great products. So we thought you should meet a few of the people helping to craft our newest timepiece — the Humboldt.

During our latest trip to Switzerland, we sat down with Yann and Vincent, our production leads for the Humboldt, to discuss their approach to producing well-built timepieces in the heart of Switzerland’s watchmaking valley, and to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make the Humboldt. 

In addition to the daily emails, phone calls, and texts; every Thursday morning we get into the office early for a video chat with the team in Switzerland to talk design, prototyping, production, the weather, how the kids are doing, you name it. Seeing everyone’s faces helps us stay better connected and build personal relationships that facilitate the sharing of ideas. Watchmaking is a collaborative process, and we’re honored to have such a great group of talented people working together to build the Humboldt.

MEET YANN & VINCENT

YANN — Humboldt Production Manager

 

YANN — Humboldt Production Manager

Yann is currently the Production Manager for the Humboldt. With over 20 years in the watchmaking industry overseeing production for some of the best brands in the world, Yann brings an efficient, disciplined approach to manufacturing watches.

VINCENT — Director of Research & Development

 

VINCENT — Director of Research & Development

Vincent is the Director of Research & Development at The Walca Group, our production partner located in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Vincent joined The Walca Group with over 28 years of experience developing new technologies for some of the finest watch companies in the world. 

With a rugged 40mm case, a Swiss-powered automatic movement, 20ATM of water resistance, and an external, rotating 12-hour bezel, see why the Humboldt is built to discover. Shop the Humboldt.
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An Update On The Bezel

An Update On The Bezel
We met with our production team earlier in the week to discuss all things Humboldt - production is going well and things are on track. We were, however, presented with a proposed tweak to the Humboldt bezel. Continue reading

Watch Wallet Production

Watch Wallet Production
We took some time a couple weeks ago to sit down with Tim Tierney, Head of Product at Stock Mfg, to chat about our watch wallets, what makes them special, and of course, to get a great behind-the-scenes look at how they are made.  Continue reading

The Humboldt: A Beginning

The Humboldt: A Beginning
First of all, thank you! We set out almost two years ago to create one of the best wear-it-everyday, go-anywhere types of watches out there. We are truly amazed and honored by the reception of the Humboldt. Continue reading
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