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Motor Racing Inspired - Premium Timepieces With Modern, Retro Design. Presenting The Debonair Collection.
Motor Racing Inspired - Premium Timepieces With Modern, Retro Design. Presenting The Debonair Collection. Pre-order now at marchandwatches.com
Motor Racing Inspired - Premium Timepieces With Modern, Retro Design. Presenting The Debonair Collection. Pre-order now at marchandwatches.com
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Marchand Watch Company was founded by Daniel Brigham, an ex racer who has had the desire to design and produce his own motor racing inspired watches for some years. In his teens he was racing cars in England, after backpacking in Australia in his early 20's that come to an end. 

Now living in New Zealand with a passion that remains strong for racing we present to you the Marchand Watch Company; a UK registered, New Zealand based watch brand. We have a long term vision to offer premium, modern, retro inspired watches accompanied with a Motorsport lifestyle.

Welcome.

THE INSPIRATION OF ADAMIR MARCHAND  

Our inspiration can be traced back to Adamir Marchand, who was born in Bienne, Switzerland on the 26th April 1885. A Swiss watch and clock inventor who joined Benrus Watch Company in the 1930s. Adamir is the Great grandfather of Daniel Brigham, founder of Marchand Watch Company.

Adamir created many inventions whilst still developing existing products from inventing calendar timepieces to dash clocks for Chrysler automobiles. The life of Adamir Marchand has inspired us to bring our brand into existence to carry on the name of a true professional in the field of watch and clock making.

Adamir Marchand - Great Grandfather To Daniel Brigham
Adamir Marchand - Great Grandfather To Daniel Brigham

OUR JOURNEY

Having competed and worked in Motorsport for several years in his late teens to early 20’s, Daniel was naturally surrounded by exotic cars, which brought desirable watches to the scene. It was here that the passion for watches was established. We aim to bring an insight into the motor racing world from how we experience it, through the "Eye of the Driver".

VISION

Our 'day one' vision has been to establish ourselves as a premium modern, retro watch brand that offers a unique twist of modern and retro design which we will provide through direct selling to keep customers costs minimal. 

"Eye Of The Driver" Daniel Brigham - Formula Vee
"Eye Of The Driver" Daniel Brigham - Formula Vee

DESIGNING THE DEBONAIR

For a number of years we've seen a consistency with Motorsport watches having too many functions on the dials, so we wanted to tone it down a level. We designed the Debonair Collection to offer uniquely tasteful timepieces that appeal to young petrol heads, as well as the gentlemen drivers. The 1960/70's was the era for simplistic beauty in the automobile industry, which has been our influence to work with.

The Dials Of The Debonair Collection
The Dials Of The Debonair Collection

We gained inspiration for the Debonair's dial from the view that the driver has when sitting in the driving seat. From the driving seat you firstly have in sight the steering wheel followed by the speedometer. Following the retro flair we ensured the steering wheel was of the 1960's era with the 3 spoke big hole style, which we raised from the dial surface to boost dimension. We have added the feature of the colour change to the tachometer at 10 O'Clock to continue the authenticity of the speedometer design.

Inspiration For The Debonair Steering Wheel Dial
Inspiration For The Debonair Steering Wheel Dial

THE EDITIONS OF THE DEBONAIR COLLECTION

We have 7 models to offer of which 3 have caseback engraving 'Classic Edition' because of their retro colours and 3 have 'Driver Edition' for their more vibrant Motorsport appeal. Now we have met the pledge goal we have the carbon fibre Debonair available to all backers! The caseback shall have 'Carbon Edition' engraving.

The 7 colour schemes are listed below for your convenience, when filling out the end of campaign survey please use the references below to select your model/s.

- Blue and ivory with orange case ring

- Lotus racing green with green case ring

- White and black with silver case ring

- Black and orange with orange case ring

- Blue with blue case ring

- 'DLC' black and red with red case ring

- Carbon fibre effect with grey case ring (proposed if meet pledge goal) 

Blue and Ivory Debonair
Blue and Ivory Debonair

  

Lotus Racing Green Debonair
Lotus Racing Green Debonair

 

White and Black Debonair
White and Black Debonair

 

Black and Orange Debonair
Black and Orange Debonair

 

Blue Debonair
Blue Debonair

 

DLC Black and Red Debonair
DLC Black and Red Debonair

STRAP CHOICES

We have a selection of genuine leather straps to choose from, the images above show the small and big holes leather rally straps that we have on offer. Numbered below are the strap choices that you choose when filling out the end of campaign survey.

- Blue Strap, Orange Stitch - Small or Big Hole

- Orange Strap, Orange Stitch - Small or Big Hole

- Black Strap, Silver Stitch - Small or Big Hole

- Black Strap, Green Stitch - Small or Big Hole

- Black Strap, Red Stitch With DLC Buckle - Small or Big Hole

- Black Strap, Orange Stitch - Small or Big Hole

- Black Strap, Grey Stitch - Small or Big Hole (New addition now campaign is funded!)

THE MESH EFFECT

The mesh straps complement the Debonair Collection perfectly bringing out real retro beauty. You can order these additionally when making your watch pledge. If you add the mesh strap to your watch order then you will receive a free strap changing tool.

The Mesh Straps Will Have Marchand Engraved On Buckle
The Mesh Straps Will Have Marchand Engraved On Buckle

 

SPECIFICATION

As you can see the Debonair collection with scratch resistant flat sapphire crystal, the Debonair is water resistant up to 100M (10ATM) and C3 super-luminova coating is applied to the hands and numerals of each watch, this is the highest grade of illumination available.

All Watches come with a 1 year international warranty.

Casing Dimensions
Casing Dimensions

Please note that whilst the prototypes are monocoque one piece cases as displayed in our images, for the production of the watches they will be a 3 piece case with 4 small screws on the caseback. This means the water resistance will be 10ATM/100M as opposed to our prototypes of 20 ATM.

Caseback of The Debonair
Caseback of The Debonair

MARCHAND CAPS

The Marchand Flexifit Cap
The Marchand Flexifit Cap

The flexifit caps really are the highest of quality caps, they have enclosed backs, so no opening. We have the silver Marchand logo embroidered centrally on the front with our website marchandwatches.com embroidered on the bottom back of the cap again in silver to match. We have 2 sizes available being; small-medium and large-xlarge. They're a great addition to a driver's racewear apparel too!

DELIVERY

Each watch comes with 1 travel case that can hold 1 watch and a strap as illustrated in image below. Delivery is free of charge worldwide as a thank you from us! We're a UK registered business however we live and run our operation from New Zealand after recently relocating. All deliveries shall be made from New Zealand, therefore UK and EU duty charges will apply at backer's expense.

Watches Will Be Delivered In a Marchand Leather Travel Case
Watches Will Be Delivered In a Marchand Leather Travel Case

STRETCH GOALS

Stretch Goal 1 - Carbon Fibre Style Debonair

If we reach the stretch goal of £30,000 we will offer a special edition carbon fibre styled Debonair that all backers can choose, this will have the caseback engraving 'Carbon Edition'. This will be available to any watch pledge. You can choose the carbon fibre style Debonair when we send you the end of campaign survey.

REACHED!

Stretch Goal 2 - Free Additional Rally Strap

If we reach the pledge amount of £50,000 EVERY single order will come with an additional leather strap of your choice. This is to thank you for the support and enthusiasm that you have shown towards our project!

Stretch Goal 1 - Carbon Fibre Edition Debonair
Stretch Goal 1 - Carbon Fibre Edition Debonair

PRODUCTION

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 October. Once our campaign has ended we will send out the surveys, and once we have collected your surveys with your orders the production will begin. We will keep all of our backers up to date with the production progress.

RACING WITH MARCHAND WATCH CO.

We want to be truly active in the motor racing world and establish a genuine presence, for that reason we have established our driver supporting platform that we've named the Marchand Racing Scheme. This consists of four talented, upcoming racing drivers from around the globe. 

This scheme offers our drivers extra exposure that helps boost opportunities to showcase their skills to a new audience while building on the loyalty of their current sponsors. We currently have drivers competing in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Australia!

Marchand In The Pits At Circuit Of Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
Marchand In The Pits At Circuit Of Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

‘Sponsorship in Motorsport is incredibly difficult to gain, which is why we at Marchand Watch Company want to support talented, upcoming drivers to give them a greater foundation to keep the pedal to the metal with pursuing their racing dreams.’ - Daniel Brigham

Daniel Supporting Marchand Driver Chris Gidney At The Phillip Island Circuit, Australia
Daniel Supporting Marchand Driver Chris Gidney At The Phillip Island Circuit, Australia

The four drivers that make up the Marchand Racing Scheme: 

Thomas Krebs, Danish
DOB: 23.04.94

Most recent races:
2016 - Competition102 European GT4 Series and Reiter Rising Star program (KTM X-Bow)
2017 - VLN Nurburgring Nordschleife (Porsche Cayman)

James Runacres, BritishDOB: 17.06.94

Most recent races:
2016 - Asian Formula Renault Championship and Thailand Super Series (Mazda RX7)
2017 - Thailand Super Series (Mazda RX7)

Chris Gidney, AustralianDOB: 17.11.86

Most recent races:
2016 - MG Championship, Australia
2017 - MG Championship, Australia

Matt Dorling, British
DOB: 19.06.93

Most recent races:
2016 - PFI Pro Kart Championship, UK
2017 - PFI Pro Kart Championship, UK

The Marchand Drivers
The Marchand Drivers

MARCHAND X TORQ RACEWEAR

We're delighted to be working in partnership with Torq Racewear. We have been working with Torq to bring the release of the Marchand Debonair racing gloves, which consists of our Debonair watch printed on the left wrist.

The Debonair FIA Approved Race Gloves
The Debonair FIA Approved Race Gloves

 

Marchand Gloves In Classic Formula 4 With Chris Astley
Marchand Gloves In Classic Formula 4 With Chris Astley

RACING PARTNERS

We have the following partners in place for the 2017 season:

  • CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) 
  • Australian Formula 4 - Championship Partner

VISUALS OF MARCHAND

 

 

 

 

Marchand Driver Matt Dorling Ready For The Season Ahead
Marchand Driver Matt Dorling Ready For The Season Ahead

 

Lotus Racing Green Debonair
Lotus Racing Green Debonair

 

 

Feel Of The Driver
Feel Of The Driver

   

James Runacres Enjoying The Debonair In The Jag
James Runacres Enjoying The Debonair In The Jag

Thank you for all of your interest in our debuting model, the Debonair. You can continue your support through our social media pages and website below!

marchandwatches.com

instagram.com/marchandwatchco

facebook.com/marchandwatches

Get to know our partners and drivers here:

torq-racewear.com

cams.com.au

formula4.com.au

chrisgidney.com

krebsracing.dk

jamesrunacres.com

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 immediately

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    Pledge £20 or more About $25

    MARCHAND GENUINE LEATHER RALLY STRAP

    To order any additional strap add the strap cost of £20 to your watch pledge. If ordering a strap with no watch then the standard pledging procedure applies.

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company genuine leather rally strap with 'Marchand' engraved on buckle

    - Save 25% on future RRP

    - Free delivery

    Use the section titled "STRAP CHOICES" to choose which strap you want and we shall get in touch with you after the campaign

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    THE MARCHAND CAP

    To order a Marchand cap in addition to a watch add the cost of £25 to your watch pledge. If ordering only a cap with no watch then the standard pledging procedure applies.

    - 1 Marchand cap in black

    - Select size small - medium or large - xlarge

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    MARCHAND MESH STRAP

    To order any additional mesh strap add the strap cost of £25 to your pledge for the watch. If ordering only a strap with no watch then the standard pledging procedure applies.

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company mesh strap with 'Marchand' engraved buckle

    - Save 20% on future RRP

    - Choose either the Marchand stainless steel silver or the DLC black mesh strap

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    EARLY BIRD SILVER DEBONAIRS

    **Limited To The First 20 Backers Only**

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company Debonair Watch (excluding the DLC black edition)

    - Choose from editions 1-5 (excluding edition 6)

    - RRP £329 - Saving of £150

    - 1 Travel Case (can hold 1 watch and 2 straps)

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    EARLY BIRD DLC BLACK AND RED DEBONAIR

    **Limited To The First 10 Backers Only**

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company Debonair DLC black and red watch (edition 6)

    - RRP £349 - Saving of £150

    - 1 Travel Case (can hold 1 watch and 2 straps)

    - Free Delivery

    Contacted at end of the campaign to choose which red and black leather rally strap with DLC black buckle you want

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    SILVER DEBONAIR (EXCLUDING DLC BLACK)

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company Debonair Watch (excluding the DLC black edition)

    - Choose from editions 1-5 (excluding edition 6)

    - RRP £329 - Saving of £130

    - 1 Travel Case (can hold 1 watch and 2 straps)

    - Free Delivery

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    DLC BLACK AND RED DEBONAIR

    - 1 Marchand Watch Company Debonair DLC black and red watch (edition 6)

    - RRP £349 - Saving of £130

    - 1 Travel Case (can hold 1 watch and 2 straps)

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    TWO'S BETTER THAN ONE

    - Choose any 2 of the Debonair editions (editions 1-6) including the DLC black and red edition

    - RRP £658 - Saving £289

    - 2 Travel Cases (can hold 1 watch and 2 spare straps per case)

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    TRIO OF DEBONAIRS

    - Choose any 3 Debonair editions (editions 1-6) including the DLC black and red edition

    - RRP £1,007 - Saving £478

    - 3 Travel Cases (can hold 1 watch and 2 spare straps per case)

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    The Complete Debonair Collection

    - Receive all 6 editions (editions 1-6) of the Debonair watches for the price of 5!

    - RRP £1,994 - Saving £1,094

    - 6 Travel Cases (can hold 1 watch and 2 spare straps per case)

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