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Feynman Timekeepers was founded to advance the appreciation of mechanical timepieces, as well as deepening design thought in watchmaking.
The Feynman One collection is an ode to Nature, and mankind’s creations inspired by her.
Nature provides a guide to beauty, a ratio which supposedly guides the chaotic order of things in the natural world. Although often debated and disputed, this ratio does seem to find its way into both natural and human design applications. The inaugural model from the brand, the Feynman One collection takes reference from the Sectio Aurea, or the Golden Ratio, in its design.
We started out with an adherence to this principle. The 3 dials, starting from the sub-seconds, are all in perfect proportion and distance to each other. So is the lug width to the crystal opening. Minor deviations to the principle were made to allow for an overall sense of balance.
As it is with nature, nothing is truly symmetrical. A sense of imbalance is thrown in, held together by visual tension. The logo plate is an unique take on dial branding, displaying the brand name in a 3-dimensional manner offset from the centre, without distracting from the overall design of the watch face.
The honeycomb pattern on the Hour dial plays tribute to one of the best examples of nature’s application of the Golden Ratio: the honeybee hive.
The main dial features a radial effect, vastly different from the conventional sunburst or matt finishing, creating a seamless aesthetic to the largely circular designs of the other components.
On conventional watches, branding is done in a manner which usually disrupts the look of the dial. We reimagine how branding can be incorporated into the dial design, creating a three-dimensional ledge which seeks to synergise with the overall look for the watch.
The coin-edge details rimming the case-side is inspired by the fine gears within a mechanical watch movement, along with the facets of the crown. This detailing is also reminiscent of classic dress watches.
A large part of design ethos take reference from reptiles, one of the most enduring creatures found on Earth. The seconds hand and branding ledge mimic the tails of lizards, while the lugs were inspired by their legs.
Finishing plays a major part in the Feynman One collection. Vertical brushing and mirror polishing alternate around the case, while the coin-edge case side is polished on every facet, a feat previously only achievable on much higher-priced timepieces.
We believe in watches serving as the perfect intersection of art and engineering. Every Feynman One watch is driven by the venerable ETA Peseux 7001 Swiss hand-winding movement. Used in renowned pieces from respected brands throughout the decades, the Peseux 7001 is the perfect example of good design and mechanical integrity. With a strong track record of serviceability and performance through half a century, we love the 7001 for its accuracy and reliability. The ones we have chosen for us in the Feynman One collection are all certified ETA TOP-Grade, and also fully decorated.
For more information on the 7001 movement, this might serve as an interesting article: https://wornandwound.com/caliber-spec-peseuxeta-7001/
We believe that a watch is more than just the watch-head. That a well-paired strap makes all the difference and creates a harmonious overall look.
All Feynman One watches come with a pair of genuine leather straps crafted lovingly by local artisan Yi Leather (www.yileather.com) in Singapore. Each strap has been crafted from lizard leather, cut to taper, stitched by hand and painted to finish by Shuyi Ng.
The straps will have a proprietary signed clasp attached, designed to provide a snug fit on the strap.
The Classic is the best exemplification of the Feynman One design, with a monotone and harmonious palette exhibiting the design features we have placed our focus on. A grey dial ensures the Classic is suitable for wear on all occasions and settings, pairing well with any style and colours of attire.
- Silver Steel Hands
- Blued Pinion Cap
- Grey Lizard Straps
The One-Eye Panda provides a greater level of contrast, with a striking silver main dial. It is also our playful take on the classic “Panda” watch aesthetic.
- Silver Steel Hands
- Blued Pinion Cap
- Brown Lizard Straps
Founder YK’s favourite colour is green, and for the inaugural model, we have chosen to feature a teal-green main dial for the limited edition Founder’s Edition, made only in 50 pieces.
- Rose Gold Hands
- Gold Pinion Cap
- Black Lizard Straps with Green side-walls and brown stitching
The case thickness sits at 12.5mm tall, inclusive of the front domed sapphire crystal and the rear sloped sapphire exhibition case-back. The added depth is to allow for the "floating" hour track, as well as the elevated hour and minute hands.
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A special Founder's Preview was presented to over 70 collectors on the 17th of November at Watch Wonderland, Singapore. We are pleased to announce that reception was positive, and feedback from the attendees were incorporated.
We hope you will join us on our journey as an owner of a Feynman One timepiece.
Risks and challenges
3 rounds of prototyping have already been completed, and we have sought out a critical group of watch collectors to assist in the assessment of the products. We are already currently in the production process, so risk on your end is minimal.
Our manufacture has a strong track record and we have included a buffer in the delivery timeframe of the watches. Our movements are crafted by ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse, certified as TOP grade, and have undergone their rigorous quality control.
Every single Feynman timepiece will undergo further QC checks in our studio located in Singapore to ensure the following:
- Proper regulation and accurate timekeeping
- Movement, dial and case aesthetic inspection
- Strap quality inspection
- Packaging inspection
A full suite of after-sales services has already been established in-house to handle any workmanship issues on our end, meaning your warranty is well-validated. We have also ensured the capability and capacity to handle the rare occurrence of any mechanical issues with the watches.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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