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NEW COLLECTION

LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER
NOVEMBER 2019

The Verne Bi-Compax
The Verne Bi-Compax is a 40mm mechanical chronograph. Initially available in three different variations; sunburst grey, panda and reversed panda. It comes with either a limited edition numbered case back in tribute to the Jules Verne novel ”From the Earth to the Moon”, or with a transparent sapphire crystal case back*, which lets you admire the movement housed inside.
The dial has got two sub-dials, hand-applied indexes and diamond-cut leaf hands. On the edge of the dial, you’ll find an angular chapter ring with a tachymeter scale.
The Verne Bi-Compax is housing the Seagull ST1901 column-wheel chronograph. A precise and reliable chronograph movement beating at 3Hz with 22 jewels.
Seagull ST1901
The Seagull ST1901 is a manual wound, column-wheel chronograph movement. With a frequency of 3Hz (21600 Bph), it’s a precise and reliable movement. Decorated with 22 jewels and blued screws. When fully wound it boasts a power reserve of 45 hours.

The start of Raconteur Watch Co.

My name is Simon Heins. I’m born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and have a strong passion for great watches, design and photography.
Last year I decided to quit my job and embark on a journey to create my own independent watch brand: Raconteur Watch Co.
Raconteur is a French word which translates into someone who excels at telling stories, a storyteller. 

Over 200% funded

Raconteur Watch Co. launched November 30th 2018 on Kickstarter with my first watch the Hemingway. The project got funded within the first 24-hours and ended December 30th with over 200% funded.

 

THE HEMINGWAY AUTOMATIC 40MM

With my first design, I chose to tribute Earnest Hemingway. He captures the very essence of what I want Raconteur to represent. Hemingway lived during the 1920s, an era often referred to as the roaring twenties and most commonly defined by its exuberant decadence and artistic exploration.
The geometric font and sharply defined case are inspired by 1920s art deco. As a rugged explorer, Hemingway’s style served as inspiration for the reinterpreted wire-lugs and durable double domed sapphire glass. By combining this with a sunray patterned dial, thin leaf hands and a touch of Scandinavian minimalism, the watch ties together old and new. This creates a contemporary yet timeless watch, suitable for every occasion.

The heart of the watch

The Hemingway comes housed with the Miyota 821 self-winding movement. A true workhorse movement that features a date complication, stop seconds and a 45-hour power reserve.
Made out of Japan, Miyota has been producing watch movements for one century. The 821A is often seen as the Japanese equivalent of the Swiss ETA 2824-2. It is made with 21 synthetic rubies that protect the delicate components and ensures a long lifetime. This movement also offers excellent shock-resistance with their proprietary method called Parashock which was first tested in 1956.

NEW COLLECTION

 

LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER

NOVEMBER 2019

The Verne Bi-Compax
The Verne Bi-Compax is a 40mm mechanical chronograph. Initially available in three different variations; sunburst grey, panda and reversed panda. It comes with either a limited edition numbered case back in tribute to the Jules Verne novel ”From the Earth to the Moon”, or with a transparent sapphire crystal case back*, which lets you admire the movement housed inside.
The dial has got two sub-dials, hand-applied indexes and diamond-cut leaf hands. On the edge of the dial, you’ll find an angular chapter ring with a tachymeter scale.
The Verne Bi-Compax is housing the Seagull ST1901 column-wheel chronograph. A precise and reliable chronograph movement beating at 3Hz with 22 jewels.
Seagull ST1901
The Seagull ST1901 is a manual wound, column-wheel chronograph movement. With a frequency of 3Hz (21600 Bph), it’s a precise and reliable movement. Decorated with 22 jewels and blued screws. When fully wound it boasts a power reserve of 45 hours.

Raconteur Watch Co.

My name is Simon Heins. I’m born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and have a strong passion for great watches, design and photography.
Last year I decided to quit my job and embark on a journey to create my own independent watch brand: Raconteur Watch Co.
Raconteur is a French word which translates into someone who excels at telling stories, a storyteller. 

Over 200% funded

Raconteur Watch Co. launched November 30th 2018 on Kickstarter with my first watch the Hemingway. The project got funded within the first 24-hours and ended December 30th with over 200% funded.

 

The Hemingway automatic

With my first design, I chose to tribute Earnest Hemingway. He captures the very essence of what I want Raconteur to represent. Hemingway lived during the 1920s, an era often referred to as the roaring twenties and most commonly defined by its exuberant decadence and artistic exploration.
The geometric font and sharply defined case are inspired by 1920s art deco. As a rugged explorer, Hemingway’s style served as inspiration for the reinterpreted wire-lugs and durable double domed sapphire glass. By combining this with a sunray patterned dial, thin leaf hands and a touch of Scandinavian minimalism, the watch ties together old and new. This creates a contemporary yet timeless watch, suitable for every occasion.

The heart of the watch

The Hemingway comes housed with the Miyota 821 self-winding movement. A true workhorse movement that features a date complication, stop seconds and a 45-hour power reserve.
Made out of Japan, Miyota has been producing watch movements for one century. The 821A is often seen as the Japanese equivalent of the Swiss ETA 2824-2. It is made with 21 synthetic rubies that protect the delicate components and ensures a long lifetime. This movement also offers excellent shock-resistance with their proprietary method called Parashock which was first tested in 1956.

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