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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.
The Verne Nautilus
Secondly, let me introduce the Verne Nautilus. A 40mm automatic tool watch. Initially available in two different variations: midnight blue and autumn red.
The Verne Nautilus comes seamlessly fitted with a solid beads of rice metal bracelet with butterfly clasp*, made from 316L stainless steel. An extra, complimentary, TPU black rubber strap will be given exclusively to Kickstarter backers for the Verne Nautilus.
 
It also comes with a limited edition numbered case back* in tribute to ”20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and the famous Captain Nemo.
The gradient dial got indexes and diamond-cut hands, both lumed with Super-Luminova® C3. Between 4 and 5 you find a discrete date window cutout.
A high-frequency movement (4Hz, 28.800 Bph) with impeccable accuracy and reliability. Made with parts produced in both Switzerland and China.
The Earhart
Last but not least I give you the Earhart. A 34mm hand-wound watch, paying homage to one of the world’s most famous female adventurers and aviators – Amelia Earhart. Initially available in four different variations.
The Earhart is inspired by timepieces and art-deco from the 1930s. Just as the Bi-Compax, it is equipped with the signature Raconteur wire-lugs and embellished with a double domed sapphire crystal. The case comes in either rosé gold or silver colour and has an elegant polished finish.
The first 300 pieces come with a limited edition caseback depicting Amelia Earhart’s attempt to fly around the world  in 1937.
The dial design is kept simple yet elegant and comes in either white or grey sunburst. With a 34mm width, the Earhart is designed to be a unisex watch, especially suitable for people with slightly smaller wrists or those who simply prefer a smaller timepiece.
To keep the profile slim I’ve chosen to use the smaller, hand-wound, Seagull ST1700 for the Earhart. A small and reliable movement beating at 3Hz, embellished with 17 jewels.

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

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

 

NOW LIVE AND FUNDING ON

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 Verne Nautilus

Secondly, let me introduce the Verne Nautilus. A 40mm automatic tool watch. Initially available in two different variations: midnight blue and autumn red.

The Verne Nautilus comes seamlessly fitted with a solid beads of rice metal bracelet with butterfly clasp*, made from 316L stainless steel. An extra, complimentary, TPU black rubber strap will be given exclusively to Kickstarter backers for the Verne Nautilus.

It also comes with a limited edition numbered case back* in tribute to ”20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and the famous Captain Nemo.
The gradient dial got indexes and diamond-cut hands, both lumed with Super-Luminova® C3. Between 4 and 5 you find a discrete date window cutout.
The Verne Nautilus is home to the Seagull ST2130 movement. A high-frequency movement (4Hz) with impeccable accuracy and reliability. Made with parts produced in both Switzerland and China.
The Earhart
Last but not least I give you the Earhart. A 34mm hand-wound watch, paying homage to one of the world’s most famous female adventurers and aviators – Amelia Earhart. Initially available in four different variations.
The Earhart is inspired by timepieces and art-deco from the 1930s. Just as the Bi-Compax, it is equipped with the signature Raconteur wire-lugs and embellished with a double domed sapphire crystal. The case comes in either rosé gold or silver colour and has an elegant polished finish.
The first 300 pieces come with a limited edition caseback depicting Amelia Earhart’s attempt to fly around the world  in 1937.
The dial design is kept simple yet elegant and comes in either white or grey sunburst. With a 34mm width, the Earhart is designed to be a unisex watch, especially suitable for people with slightly smaller wrists or those who simply prefer a smaller timepiece.
To keep the profile slim I’ve chosen to use the smaller, hand-wound, Seagull ST1700 for the Earhart. A small and reliable movement beating at 3Hz, embellished with 17 jewels.

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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