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L'histoire de la Montre Wilhelm Tell

Boîtier en acier 316L, automatique, glace saphir, étanche et 100% swiss made!

 

Sur l'arbalète / On crossbow
Sur l'arbalète / On crossbow

 

The story of the Wilhelm Tell Watch

Derrière le drapeau suisse / Behind the Swiss flag
Derrière le drapeau suisse / Behind the Swiss flag

 

Stainless steel 316L case, automatic, sapphire crystal, waterproof and 100% swiss made

Vue arrière / Back view
Vue arrière / Back view

 

Après Kickstarter et dès le 1er octobre sur www.wiltell.ch à CHF 498.- ; jusqu'à 24% d'économie sur kickstarter

De l'idée à la réalité / From idea to reality
De l'idée à la réalité / From idea to reality


Un pari fou, irréaliste et utopique ? La montre Wilhelm Tell est née d’une longue réflexion au vu de la nouvelle législation suisse entrée en vigueur au 1er janvier 2017 où les composants suisses doivent représenter 60% de la montre ce qui revient à dire que le mouvement, s’il est automatique, représente à lui seul ces 60% et que tout l’habillage, les parties visibles de la montre, le boîtier, le cadran, les aiguilles, le bracelet, etc. peuvent provenir d’un autre pays et actuellement principalement d’Asie.

Première collection / First collection
Première collection / First collection

C’est au printemps de l’année 2016, que l’idée a germé dans la tête d’Eddy Burgener, designer horloger indépendant, de réaliser une montre entièrement fabriquée en Suisse et à un prix abordable ; pari utopique ou irréaliste ? Et bien non vu qu’aujourd’hui la montre existe et porte la marque d’une légende helvétique Wilhelm Tell.

Merci à Luis pour sa disponibilité
Merci à Luis pour sa disponibilité

 

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Lecture de jour comme de nuit / day and night visible
Lecture de jour comme de nuit / day and night visible

 

A crazy, unrealistic and utopian bet? The watch Wilhelm Tell was born from a long reflection, keeping in mind the newSwiss legislation which came into effect on January 1st, 2017 and where the Swiss components must account 60% value of the watch, no need to say that the movement, if it is automatic, only by itself accounts these 60% and that all other components, in such the visible parts of the watch, the case, the dial, the hands, the leather strap or the bracelet, etc can come from another country and currently mainly from Asia. It is during Spring time of 2016, that idea was coming alive in the head of Eddy Burgener, independent watch designer, to produce a watch entirely manufactured in Switzerland and at a moderate price; utopian or unrealistic bet? Not anymore, considering that the watch exists today and bears the brand of a Swiss legend Wilhelm Tell

Le team / Ottavia - Eddy - François / the team
Le team / Ottavia - Eddy - François / the team

 

Planning
Planning

 

Sportive et élégante / Sporty and elegant
Sportive et élégante / Sporty and elegant

 

14 partenaires dans l'arc jurassien / 14 partners in Swiss Jura
14 partenaires dans l'arc jurassien / 14 partners in Swiss Jura

 

Pour homme et femme / For woman and men
Pour homme et femme / For woman and men
Shooting with Ottavia and Arturo, I love you
Shooting with Ottavia and Arturo, I love you

 

 

 

Ecrin suisse en carton recyclé / Swiss box in recycled cardboard
Ecrin suisse en carton recyclé / Swiss box in recycled cardboard

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Architectural office with Vincenzo and the Wilhelm Tell Watch Thanks a lot amigo - picture 1 / Bureau d'architecture avec Vincenzo et la montre Wilhelm Tell Un grand merci amigo - image 1
Architectural office with Vincenzo and the Wilhelm Tell Watch Thanks a lot amigo - picture 1 / Bureau d'architecture avec Vincenzo et la montre Wilhelm Tell Un grand merci amigo - image 1

 

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Les composants de haute qualité de la montre Wilhelm Tell

Boîtier : Ø 42mm en acier 316L affiné en Suisse, entièrement usiné et terminé en Suisse avec gravure laser suisse.

Verre : saphir usiné en Suisse.

Joints : fabriqués, tournés et injectés en Suisse.

Cercle : en laiton usiné et traité en Suisse.

Cadran : cadran verni et décalqué en Suisse sur plaque laiton découpée en Suisse.

Bague : synthétique, injectée, traitée et décalquée en Suisse.

Aiguilles : en laiton découpée et traitée en Suisse.

Couronne : acier 316L sur tube acier 316L usinée en Suisse avec décor laser suisse.

Mouvement : 11 1/2 automatique Sellita SW 200-1 produit en Suisse.

Bracelet : Cuir véritable, affiné, découpé et assemblé en Suisse.

Boucle : En acier 316L sur barrettes à ressorts à double sécurité fabriquée en Suisse.

Emboîtage : réalisé en Suisse avec les différents contrôles usuels dont l’étanchéité, la précision de marche.

Ecrin : en carton recyclé, découpé, plié et imprimé en Suisse.

Noir et blanc / black and white
Noir et blanc / black and white

 

High quality components of the watch Wilhelm Tell

Dossier de plans techniques / Technical drawings
Dossier de plans techniques / Technical drawings

Watch case: stainless steel 316L, refined in Switzerland, entirely machined and finished in Switzerland with swiss laser decoration.

Crystal: sapphire and machined in Switzerland.

Gaskets: manufactured, turned and injected in Switzerland.

Casing ring: in brass, machined and surface treatment made in Switzerland.

Dial: dial painted and printed in Switzerland on brass plate cut out in Switzerland.

Ring: synthetic, injected, treated and transferred in Switzerland.

Hands: out of brass stamped and treated in Switzerland.

Crown: stainless steel 316L, on tube in stainless steel 316L, machined in Switzerland with laser decoration made in Switzerland.

Movement: 11 1/2 automatic Sellita SW 200-1 produced in Switzerland.

Strap: Genuine leather, refined, cut and assembled in Switzerland.

Buckle: stainless stell 316L with spring bar with double security produced in Switzerland.

Casing operations: realized in Switzerland with various usual controls out of which waterproofing and precision timing.

Presentation box: out of recycled material, cut out, folded and printed in Switzerland.

 

Plan d'assemblage vue 3h / assemblant view at 3h.
Plan d'assemblage vue 3h / assemblant view at 3h.

 

Le barbier et la montre Wilhelm Tell / The barber and the Wilhelm Tell watch
Le barbier et la montre Wilhelm Tell / The barber and the Wilhelm Tell watch

 

Mouvement automatique SW200-1 / Automatic movement SW200-1
Mouvement automatique SW200-1 / Automatic movement SW200-1

 

Qualité du mouvement / Quality of movement
Qualité du mouvement / Quality of movement

 

My friend Christophe in MG Midget car and with the Wilhelm Tell Watch
My friend Christophe in MG Midget car and with the Wilhelm Tell Watch

 

Risks and challenges

L'histoire du projet Wilhelm Tell
Dès l’idée émergente, Eddy Burgener a fait appel à son frère François, ancien directeur développement produit d’une grande marque horlogère, afin de lui exposer sa démarche et ses idées de fabrication.
C’est ensuite une longue recherche qui débute, riche en rebondissements, pour arriver à réunir tous les acteurs et intervenants de ce projet pour la réalisation de chaque composant et c’est au final 14 partenaires, tous situés sur l’arc jurassien suisse, qui contribuent et oeuvrent au développement de la montre Wilhelm Tell.
Une série de validation est lancée afin de rendre le produit fiable en réalisant des tests au porté, des contrôles de marche et d’étanchéité et le comportement de la montre dans le temps, l’évolution du bracelet en cuir, etc.

As of the emergent idea, Eddy Burgener called upon his brother Francois, previous product director of a famous watch company, in order to present his approach and his ideas of manufacturing the watch.
Then it is a long research, which begins, rich in tricky situation, to manage to bring together all the actors and manufacturers of this project, to realize each component and at the end it is 14 partners, all located in the Swiss Jura area, whom contribute and work with the development of the watch Wilhelm Tell.

A so called ZERO serie is launched in order to get a reliable product by carrying out wearing tests, precision as well as waterproofness and the behavior of the watch in time, the evolution of the leather strap, etc

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