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Heroes of the Great War Homage Timepieces of Unrivalled Quality.
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axiom 

noun | ax·i·om |\ˈak-sē-əm\

  • a self-evident truth that requires no proof.   

                                                                                                  

 IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD

We are passionate people. 

We have this dream for a while to release unique models of very high quality WWI military homage timepieces. 

All our knowledge and passion for watchmaking, military history, latest technologies, materials and art were put into the AXIOM project, as well as our hopes to build this brand of extremely high quality watches. Because we know you will truly love them.

We worked without taking a break on this dream because it really means for us. We sincerely hope it will mean just as much for you.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,                                                                                     

Jonathan MARMAND & Priscillia POPIEUL  

J.MARMAND's great-grandfather, Ernest François BURDAIRON from the 152e RI, circa 1914. He was awarded La Croix de Guerre and La Légion d'Honneur, for heroic actions at the Battle of Verdun. AXIOM is also a tribute to the heroes of the Great War.
J.MARMAND's great-grandfather, Ernest François BURDAIRON from the 152e RI, circa 1914. He was awarded La Croix de Guerre and La Légion d'Honneur, for heroic actions at the Battle of Verdun. AXIOM is also a tribute to the heroes of the Great War.

Made from the finest materials, using latest generation technology for perfect precision, AXIOM's timepieces are at the forefront of watchmaking.

MAD MINUTE high polish bronze color ion plating
MAD MINUTE high polish bronze color ion plating

Of a timeless style, it is far removed from the passing tendencies, but turned towards an eternity, our timepieces are entirely imagined in our workshop, here in France. Discover our watches and philosophy.

 

LemonBurst sandblasted bronze color ion plating
LemonBurst sandblasted bronze color ion plating

THE BEST OF TODAY AND TOMORROW  

A true watchmaking symbol of the first days of the 20th century, the military watch had to respond to accurate requests for the synchronisation of manoeuvres and and precise and intensive use on the ground.          

LemonBurst sandblasted stainless steel
LemonBurst sandblasted stainless steel

This highly desirable model is reborn today in the exclusive form of the LemonBurst, a timepiece that combines the perfect aesthetic balance of watches from the Great War era and the technical innovations of tomorrow.

THE NOISE AND THE FURY  

Revolutionary.  

No other term could better describe the extraordinary 75mm Model 1897 field gun, the centre-piece of the French artillery, better known by the sobriquet of "Seventy-Five", in reference to its fabled calibre.  

Invented by the Commandant DEPORT, and the Captains SAINTE-CLAIRE DEVILLE and RIMAILHO, the barrel of 75mm was from its origin equipped with an hydraulic brake. An innovative mechanism working with oil and nitrogen for the absorption of the recoil force, it allowed for a greater stability of the barrel. 

The accuracy of the 75mm gun was unprecedented. 

It is a tribute to the courage of the heroes of the Great War, servants of this much acclaimed and admired artillery piece, that on the back of the LemonBurst, in the centre, is an engraving with the effigy of its bronze model, the shell of the "Seventy-Five" shell.

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT  

For a perfect display in all conditions, the numbers 1 to 11, as well as the Art Nouveau style skeleton hands, use AXIOM's MoonLight luminescent technology for optimal readability in darkness. The white dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal for elegance and durability.

LemonBurst sandblasted black ion plating
LemonBurst sandblasted black ion plating

 

LemonBurst sandblasted black ion plating
LemonBurst sandblasted black ion plating

CARVED IN A STEEL BLOCK  

With a power reserve of 42 hours, using 21 jewels for 21 600 vph, the automatic LemonBurst movement is extremely reliable.  

The 42mm case, fully carved from a block of stainless steel 316L, either high polished, sandblasted, black or bronze ion plated is water-resistant to 200 meters, for use of the watch without limits.        

LemonBurst sandblasted bronze color ion plating
LemonBurst sandblasted bronze color ion plating

The LemonBurst, a watch from the last generation benefiting from recent progress in watchmaking, is a faithful ally for all times, in all circumstances.

LemonBurst NUIT DE VERDUN Edition

We are proud to introduce the special 100 pieces Limited Edition of the LemonBurst, with a sandblasted black ion plating case and a black dial, the NUIT DE VERDUN. (the NUIT DE VERDUN is ordered by choosing a LemonBurst)

LemonBurst NUIT DE VERDUN
LemonBurst NUIT DE VERDUN


Each LemonBurst NUIT DE VERDUN will be numbered from 001 to 100. Only 100 are available and will be manufactured.

LemonBurst SPA 3 "CIGOGNES" 50 PIECES LIMITED EDITION

We are proud to introduce the LemonBurst SPA 3 "CIGOGNES", with a limited edition of only 50 pieces.

LemonBurst SPA 3 "CIGOGNES"
LemonBurst SPA 3 "CIGOGNES"

This unique Watch features a highly polished case, seconds blue hand, glossy white dial, with numbers and hands using the "Vieux Charles" yellow color, from the name given to the plane of French WWI Ace Georges Guynemer.

The most distinctive feature of the SPA 3 "CIGOGNES" (from Guynemer's escadrille) is the offset dial and crown. This feature was often seen during WWI.

The Watch is delivered with a warm color brown strap, and a travel roll.

Each SPA 3 "CIGOGNES" is numbered from 01 to 50. 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CASE: LemonBurst  
  • DIAMETER: 42mm  
  • MATERIAL: 316L Stainless Steel  
  • FINISH: High polish, sandblasted finish, black or bronze ion plating
  • 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: High quality black or brown calf leather, engraved on the back  
  • BUCKLE: Stainless steel pin buckle
  • DIAL: White dial  
  • HANDS: Luminous skeleton hands

 

 

MAD MINUTE high polish bronze color ion plating
MAD MINUTE high polish bronze color ion plating

THE BEGINNING OF A LEGEND

The Master Watchmakers at the dawn of the XXth century witnesses to the origin of the true wristwatch, better adapted for military use than the pocket watch.  

MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel
MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel

It is due to the inspiration of the most glorious pieces of watchmaking of that time that the MAD MINUTE was created, the elegant military watch bearing all the progress that the 21st century has brought to the watch industry.  

Designed entirely in France, the fruit of a long period of development to achieve a perfect balance of architecture and mechanics, AXIOM is proud to present the avant-garde watch that is the MAD MINUTE.

MAD MINUTE sandblasted black ion plating
MAD MINUTE sandblasted black ion plating

THUNDER OF METAL  

Just like the LemonBurst, the MAD MINUTE has its back engraved with the effigy of the "Seventy-Five" shell, as a tribute to the courage of the heroes of the Great War.

 

STYLE        

An eloquent symbol of refinement, the steel hands of the MAD MINUTE have a blued finish, contrasting gracefully with the white dial.        

MAD MINUTE high polish stainless steel
MAD MINUTE high polish stainless steel

 

THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION 

The MAD MINUTE, with its latest-generation automatic movement of absolute reliability, offers superlative performance with 26 jewels for 28,800 vph. 

The 42mm case, fully sculpted in 316L stainless steel, either high polished, sandblasted, black or bronze ion plated and whose dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal, is water-resistant for up to 200 meters, for use of the watch whatever the occasion. 

MAD MINUTE sandblasted bronze color ion plating
MAD MINUTE sandblasted bronze color ion plating

The MAD MINUTE is of unrivalled manufacturing quality, worthy of the greatest achievements of yesteryear and represents the quintessence of modernity and elegance.

MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel
MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CASE: MAD MINUTE 
  • DIAMETER: 42mm 
  • MATERIAL: 316L Stainless Steel 
  • FINISH: High polish, sandlasted, black or bronze ion plating
  • CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal 
  • WATER RESISTANCE: Water-resistant to 200 meters 
  • MOVEMENT: Miyota 9100, Automatic, 28,800 vph, 26 jewels  
  • FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes and seconds in the center. Date at 4 o'clock. Subsidiary "military time" 24 hour dial at 6 o'clock
  • POWER RESERVE: Circa 40 hours
  • STRAP: Of two parts, of 26mm and 14mm  
  • STRAP MATERIAL: High quality black or brown calf leather, engraved on the back  
  • BUCKLE: Stainless steel pin buckle
  • DIAL: White dial  
  • HANDS: Blued distinct vintage style

A WATCH FOR COLLECTORS

MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel
MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel

As the true collector's timepiece it is, every single AXIOM watch receives an unique serial number on the back.

Each AXIOM watch has its unique serial number
Each AXIOM watch has its unique serial number

LEATHER TRAVEL ROLLS

The LemonBurst and MAD MINUTE watches can be delivered with our very high quality brown leather travel roll, engraved with the AXIOM logo. 

LemonBurst high polish stainless steel
LemonBurst high polish stainless steel

Inspired by the Great War soldier's gaiters, suitable for two watches and the according straps, our leather roll will perfectly protect your AXIOM timepieces.

KICKSTARTER 100% FUNDED CAMPAIGN REWARD

Every contributor who supported either the LemonBurst and/or MAD MINUTE will receive as a reward the Wild leather strap and/or the Navy Blue leather strap if the campaign is 100% funded. Those straps are exclusive to Kickstarter.

Wild & NAVY Blue leather straps
Wild & NAVY Blue leather straps

They talk about us:

 

 

 

MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel
MAD MINUTE sandblasted stainless steel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

WE NEED YOU!

Born of our ardent desire to create exceptional timepieces, forged by our passion for watchmaking, military history and art, help us making AXIOM a dream come true. With your support, everything is possible!

Be vibrant with our timepieces and with the beating hearts of the last generation, rocked by all the force of an inextinguishable passion, so that AXIOM resonates in this XXI century.

And if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us directly at:

infos@axiomwatches.fr

And always remember: IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD!

Thank you,
Jonathan MARMAND & Priscillia POPIEUL

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    LemonBurst Watch

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    -High polish stainless steel
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    MAD MINUTE Watch

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    -High polish stainless steel
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    MAD MINUTE Watch + Leather Roll

    One MAD MINUTE Watch + one leather roll
    You save: 549€ (50%) from the future retail price of 1 098€.

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    -High polish stainless steel
    -High polish bronze color ion plating
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    One LemonBurst Watch + one MAD MINUTE Watch + one leather roll
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    Five LemonBurst Watch (one of each finish) + three leather rolls
    You save: 2 246€ (59,2%) from the future retail price of 3 792€.

    Finishes available:

    -High polish stainless steel
    -High polish bronze color ion plating
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    You save: 3 146€ (59,4%) from the future retail price of 5 292€.

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    -High polish stainless steel
    -High polish bronze color ion plating
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    Five LemonBurst Watch (one of each finish) + five MAD MINUTE Watch (one of each finish) + six leather rolls
    You save: 5 816€ (64%) from the future retail price of 9 084€.

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