We're back! After our successful debut campaign for the steering wheel dial Debonair collection we have designed our first automatic collection which is inspired by the iconic racing chequered flag. We present to you the Marchand Legacy Collection.
Marchand Watch Company was founded by 26 year old Daniel Brigham, an ex racer who had the desire to design and produce his own motor racing inspired watches. In his teens Dan raced cars in England along with giving race tuition across the country. Whilst competing has stopped for the meantime the passion still remains strong which has led to the Marchand brand.
Honouring The Legacy
The Legacy collection was inspired by Adamir Marchand, a Swiss watchmaker and inventor in the 1930's and a true artist in his field.
In the first half of the 1900's Adamir worked for Benrus Watch Company and was a lead inventor for the team, while Benrus were based in New York Adamir stayed based in his home country of Switzerland for the production. Below is just one of Adamir's inventions from 1949 which is his design of a calendar timepiece which was later patented by him in 1952.
It's just awesomely inspirational for us to read back on the work of Adamir and start our new brand under his name in his honour.
Being the Great Grandfather to founder Daniel Brigham it's a true honour to carry on the Marchand name and what better way than to name the brand and now have the first Automatic Movement in his honour.
The second inspiration behind the Legacy collection is the passion and involvement that Daniel and his Marchand brand have within motor racing, the love for cars and Motorsport is purely what brought us such great involvements in the sport. This is what fuelled the design of our chequered (flag) dial and caseback Legacy.
Word On The Street
Continuing from our debut Debonair collection we wanted to expand on our unique motoring designs. We received excellent feedback from the Debonair, particularly for its quality and uniqueness with the 1960's steering wheel dial.
After revisiting the drawing board we designed the 'Legacy' which displays its uniqueness of a chequered race dial and caseback. The chequered print is known universally across the world for racing, cars and speed. To top it off we have added a Miyota 9015 automatic movement to make the Legacy our first automatic collection.
Once we worked out the sizing and specification of the Legacy we played with some colour scheme variations, we decided not to go ahead with the green and the black and white dial editions, instead we've added the DLC black and blue model which we think look great!
Keeping momentum we brought our collection to life with 3D renders. We are offering 4 colour scheme variations as below; (Edition 2 we offer with 2 different straps colours) along with the DLC black and blue if our pledge goal is reached (Edition 5).
This edition is available if we meet our pledge goal of £20,000, the render looks stunning so lets get it into production!
Our Chosen Movement
After using a Ronda 785 quartz movement in our debut Debonair model we have opted to work with the Miyota 9015 automatic movement. It's an extremely reliable and small movement which will bring excellent timekeeping and reliability to our backers.
Accuracy: -10-30 seconds per day
Posture difference: Under 40 seconds per day
Running time: More than 42 hours
There are 4 colour schemes on offer, each with their own desirable colour combinations to give individual identity. The DLC black and blue (Edition 5) model will become available if our pledge goal of £20,000 is achieved.
Black and Silver Legacy, Edition 1
Blue and White Legacy (Blue Strap), Edition 2
DLC Black and Carbon Legacy, Edition 3
Blue and White Legacy (Tan Strap), Edition 4
DLC Black and Blue, Edition 5 (if pledge goal reached)
This edition was designed and chosen after the prototypes had been made. This is part of the joy and learning of the prototype stage. We decided to remove the black and white dial model and green model that we have prototypes of and instead add this beautiful combo of a DLC black case with blue and silver chequered dial complemented by the black dial rings.
The Legacy Up Close
Hands on review by Aron Dunlap at OFD Watch Channel, YouTube.
Hands on review by Scott at Watches Galore, YouTube.
The racing chequered dial is the centre point of the Legacy. We wanted to design a collection that's unique in the motoring world which meant no chrono and instead a chequered racing dial. We feel the chequered makes it instantly identifiable for what the collection represents so stamping its racing pedigree from first glance.
After the popularity and success of the carbon edition of the Debonair we decided a carbon edition of the Legacy is a must! With the DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) black case and grey carbon effect centre dial it's a match made in heaven for all the racers and automobile enthusiasts out there.
We have opted for the traditional 42mm casing with a beautifully polished finish for the robust 316L stainless steel material. We believe with a case size of 42mm it can also appeal to women and any female racers who wants to be part of Marchand!
The Marchand engraving on the side case is the perfect spot to showcase the brand's name.
The crown is a screw down and features the M logo with first pull out to set the date and second pull out to set the time after the crown has been unscrewed.
We wanted to give the dial a 3 dimension visual by bringing different depths throughout the dial. We have the chequered inner dial lowered into the case, the raised chapter ring, a chunky raised date window to sit at 6 o'clock and the 3 watch hands sitting towered upon one another.
The casing is 10mm thick with the hidden lug allowing for the Legacy to sit beautifully on your wrist. The studded textured bezel gives the Legacy a real shine, especially in the light. It boosts dimension whilst still being perfectly in proportion to the casing.
We have a 4 screw polished caseback which features the Miyota 9015 automatic movement. We thought a great addition was to feature the chequered ring around the clear sapphire glass.
We added the text of 'The Legacy of Adamir Marchand' to honour my Great Grandfather as a remembrance collection. Continued engraving text showcases some specification of the watch being the movement used, the water resistance of 10ATM (100m) and the case material of 316L stainless steel.
From this angle you can see the double domed sapphire crystal giving off an elegant retro effect.
The Legacy has skeleton hands with the minute hand being slightly oversized, the hour and minute hands shine beautifully bright blue lume during darkness. The 3 hands sitting on top of one another complements the design and depths of the Legacy.
The Legacy isn't just iconic at the race track but looks stunning at any scene and occasion.
We Love Lume!
The super luminova BGW9 lume on the numerals and hands shines blue beautifully during darkness, actually even in the light! Here's a variety of lighting shots to prove our point.
STRETCH GOAL, £20,000 - DLC BLACK AND BLUE LEGACY (Edition 5)
If we reach the stretch goal of £20,000 it means we are fully funded for the go ahead of the Legacy production. As a thank you we have added a new colour scheme to choose from; the DLC black and blue Legacy with blue and silver chequered caseback ring. All backers from any watch pledge can choose this edition imaged below. You can choose this DLC black and blue Legacy (Edition 5) when we send you the end of campaign survey. Yes we love this colour scheme too!
On The Wrist
This is an over estimation of the time from our Kickstarter campaign launch to having the watches being delivered to your door. We don't want to mislead our backers by underestimating the production time, we hope to get your watches delivered before end of November. Once our campaign has ended we will send out the surveys, and once we have collected your survey with your orders the production will begin. We will keep all of our backers up to date with the production progress.
Each watch comes with 1 leather travel case that can hold 1 watch and 2 straps. Existing customers have loved our cases going for the smaller travel casing as opposed to the conventional bulky box that's never used again after it's initial opening. The case has a genuine leather black cushion exterior with grey stitching which is then complemented by its matching grey suede interior with the Marchand logo makes the casing a real eye catching in its own right.
Shipping is free of charge worldwide as a thank you from us! All watches are shipped from the UK with custom/duty charges payable by our backers for applicable countries outside of the UK.
Our Involvement In Motorsport
We want to be truly active in the motor racing world and establish a genuine presence, motor racing is very close to our hearts. We have established some great partnerships with a number of race drivers, teams, championships and organisations. It's our pleasure to welcome them below.
Thank you for taking the time to view our campaign and even pre order the Legacy. You can continue your support through our website and social media pages below!
F3 CUP - Premium Single Seater Championship
750 Motor Club - One of the UK's largest Motorsport organisations
Tom Oliphant - British Touring Car Racer
DPE Motorsport Team - TCR UK
Derek Palmer - DPE Motorsport Team, TCR UK
Emily Linscott - Ginetta Junior Racer
Mike Epps - Renault Clio Cup Racer
Matt Dorling - Pro Karter
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
The time, effort and passion that we at Marchand Watch Company have put into bringing you our debuting Debonair model is second to none, we work closely with our teams in a number of countries to bring you premium watches worth your money.
With this being said from creation to delivery it's a complicated task which can at times be out of our control regarding delays. If for any unforeseen reasons this should be held back, we shall keep our buyers up to date every step of the way with all aspects of developments right up to delivery to your front door.
We shall answer all questions promptly and if any setbacks occur with production you shall be notified immediatelyLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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