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Introducing the "26" BLEU HORIZON, a creative automatic timepieces inspired by the Great War. Hand assembled in France.
Introducing the "26" BLEU HORIZON, a creative automatic timepieces inspired by the Great War. Hand assembled in France.
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AXIOM "26" BLEU HORIZON Automatic Watches

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axiom 

noun | ax·i·om |\ˈak-sē-əm\

  • a self-evident truth that requires no proof.  

First, thank you for your support!  

Dear Backers,

We want to thank each of you for your support. Our previous Kickstarter AXIOM Watches campaign was a success! The dream to make creative, latest technology, unrivalled quality timepieces inspired by the design of the WWI watches finally come true. Merci à vous tous!

Many thanks too for those who talked about us!

 

Now meet the «26» BLEU HORIZON.

Sincerely,  

Jonathan & Priscillia

«26» BLEU HORIZON II & III Now Added To Our Lineup! 

«26» BLEU HORIZON Complete Lineup
«26» BLEU HORIZON Complete Lineup

As the 800% goal has been reached, we are proud to introduce the «26» BLEU HORIZON II & III.

«26» BLEU HORIZON II
«26» BLEU HORIZON II

These very elegant timepieces share the same color dial and back as the standard «26» BLEU HORIZON, but in its heart beats a 26 jewels, for 28,800 vph Miyota 9100 movement.

The hands of the II have a blue lume off-center dot, while the red triangles at 12, 3, 6 and 9 are also luminous. The roman numerals are highly polished.

The arabic numerals of the III have a blue lume.

«26» BLEU HORIZON III
«26» BLEU HORIZON III

The «26» BLEU HORIZON II & III are fully sculpted in 316L stainless steel, highly polished or sandblasted.

The «26» BLEU HORIZON II & III are available ADDITIONALLY to the standard «26» BLEU HORIZON, they DO NOT replace it.

From left to right: «26» BLEU HORIZON, III, & II, sandblasted finish. (picture with a phone from a potential future AXIOM distributor)
From left to right: «26» BLEU HORIZON, III, & II, sandblasted finish. (picture with a phone from a potential future AXIOM distributor)

 SPECIFICATIONS

  • CASE: «26» BLEU HORIZON II & III
  • DIAMETER: 42mm  
  • CASE THICKNESS: 10mm + 1.5mm for back
  • MATERIAL: 316L stainless steel 
  • FINISH: High polish or sandblasted
  • CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal 
  • WATER RESISTANCE: Water-resistant to 200 meters
  • MOVEMENT: Miyota 9100, Automatic, 28,800 vph, 26 jewels     
  • POWER RESERVE: Circa 40 hours
  • STRAP: Of two parts, of 26mm and 14mm  
  • STRAP MATERIAL: Selected brown calf leather, engraved on the back     
  • BUCKLE: Stainless steel pin buckle
  • DIAL: Glossy blue dial  
  • HANDS: Luminous hands (excepted for the subsidiary 24h dial hand)   
  • WARRANTY: 2 years 

«Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique»

Named after the glorious and highly awarded 26e Régiment d'Infanterie, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an homage to the Great War Heroes wearing the unforgettable uniform.

We are proud to introduce the latest AXIOM Watch.  

Dawn Of A New Era

The early days of the XXth century saw a radical change in Watchmaking: the pocket watch was promptly being replaced  by the wristwatch, much better suited to military use.

Synergie of the Great War watches and tomorrow's technology, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an heritage of the Master Watchmakers of the early XXth century.

AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON
AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON

The «26» BLEU HORIZON dial is made of a blue glossy material to remind the Poilu's distinctive uniform wore since late 1915, while the 12 is left red to have the watch face making the Drapeau Tricolore.

It was of importance for us to have the Flag of France symbol, born in the Revolution, crafted by History, and now stronger than ever, featured in the «26» BLEU HORIZON.

Soldiers with the Drapeau Tricolore
Soldiers with the Drapeau Tricolore

Conquering The Darkness 

For a perfect display in all conditions, the numbers 1 to 11, as well as the polished Art Nouveau style skeleton hands, are using a vibrant blue lume for optimal readability in darkness.

The «26» BLEU HORIZON is ready to conquer the darkness with its blue lume
The «26» BLEU HORIZON is ready to conquer the darkness with its blue lume

An elegant and utterly resistant domed sapphire crystal is protecting the «26» BLEU HORIZON dial. 

The Rifle That Changed The World

True symbol of the French WWI soldier, the Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle was the first firearm ever to use smokeless powder, invented by Paul Vieille in 1884.

The Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle definitely changed the warfare
The Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle definitely changed the warfare

Revolutionnary, incredibly solid and reliable, it also proved to have unrivalled range and accuracy. It made of France the world's most modern army at the time of the rifle issuing. 

The «26» BLEU HORIZON is engraved with the 26e Régiment d'Infanterie motto
The «26» BLEU HORIZON is engraved with the 26e Régiment d'Infanterie motto

The back of the «26» BLEU HORIZON, is engraved with the stylized rear and front sights of the legendary Lebel Mle 1886 rifle, the Poilu's faithful ally.   

The 26e Régiment d'Infanterie motto «Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique» ("Touch me who dares"), is also finely engraved, while each watch is individually serial numbered.

Designed and Hand Assembled in France

Born of our ardent desire to create unique and exceptional timepieces, forged by our passion for Watchmaking and military History, AXIOM is a dream come true. Of a timeless style, it is far removed from the passing tendencies, but turned towards an eternity.

The «26» BLEU HORIZON, just like all our timepieces, is entirely imagined and hand assembled here in France. Each component is carefully controlled to make sure it is absolutely flawless.   

Only the highest quality materials like selected calf leather for the strap are used to manufacture the «26» BLEU HORIZON
Only the highest quality materials like selected calf leather for the strap are used to manufacture the «26» BLEU HORIZON

Using unsurpassed, highest, quality materials such as steel 316L, sapphire glass, and selected calf leather, the «26» BLEU HORIZON is intended for all uses, daily as well as extreme, so that their owner is never limited. This is our vision of Watchmaking.

AXIOM watches are built to last, and we do the needful to achieve unrivalled quality.

Each component is carefully controlled to reach perfection
Each component is carefully controlled to reach perfection

And even though the inspiration is drawn from the elegance of the most prestigious era of military watches, our technology and process is resolutely avant-garde.

The «26» BLEU HORIZON has 2 years of warranty coverage.

Made Of Steel     

With a power reserve of 42 hours, using 21 jewels for 21 600 vph, the Japanese Miyota 8218 automatic movement beating in the «26» BLEU HORIZON heart is known for its exceptional reliability. 

The «26» BLEU HORIZON is your everyday ally
The «26» BLEU HORIZON is your everyday ally

Made of brown calf leather, just like the soldier's leather equipment, the strap uses a stainless steel pin buckle.   

The non-reflective sandblasted 42mm case, fully carved from a block of stainless steel 316L is water-resistant to 200 meters, for use of the watch without limits.

If you are looking for an unique watch, with the highest quality standards, yet distinctive and elegant, don't look further.

The «26» BLEU HORIZON will definitely be your everyday ally.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CASE: «26» BLEU HORIZON
  • DIAMETER: 42mm  
  • CASE THICKNESS: 10mm + 1.5mm for back
  • MATERIAL: 316L Stainless Steel  
  • FINISH: Non-reflective sandblasted 
  • CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal 
  • WATER RESISTANCE: Water-resistant to 200 meters
  • MOVEMENT: Miyota 8218, Automatic, 21,600 vph, 21 jewels  
  • FUNCTIONS: Hours and minutes in the center. Subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Date at 3 o'clock  
  • POWER RESERVE: Circa 42 hours
  • STRAP: Of two parts, of 26mm and 14mm  
  • STRAP MATERIAL: Selected brown calf leather, engraved on the back  
  • BUCKLE: Stainless steel pin buckle
  • DIAL: Glossy blue dial  
  • HANDS: Luminous skeleton hands       
  • WARRANTY: 2 years 

 

   

   

   

 

Risks and challenges

We had in mind for some time to release a new timepiece soon after the LemonBurst and MAD MINUTE watches. But it would only have been feasible in case of the the first project success.

The funds from our campaign don't allow us to have any real profit for now. We want you to know we use each euro in the manufacturing and development of new watches and accessories. We have plenty of very creative ideas.

Please continue to support us, because we will keep on making unique watches. This is only the beginning.

The new watch introduced in this campaign requires a much smaller investment than the previous one, since some tools and components such as the movements for example, are shared with the LemonBurst. Hence, we only ask what is needed to partly fund the extra components and tools. This is the opportunity for us to start manufacturing the «26» BLEU HORIZON watch now.

Thank you for your support,
Jonathan & Priscillia

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