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LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

 

 

Depuis sa plus tendre enfance Clément GAUD est passionné par les montres, chronomètres et autres instruments de mesure du Temps qu’il découvre dans l’univers d’antiquaires où il grandit, formant ainsi son œil à la qualité des beaux objets.

Son diplôme de designer en poche, c’est tout naturellement qu’il va travailler en Suisse, à Neuchâtel, dans une agence de design horloger où durant cinq années, il acquière une solide expérience et étoffe son réseau en travaillant pour les plus grands noms de l’horlogerie Suisse tel que :

Audemars Piguet, HYT, H.Moser&Cie, Hautlence, Fabergé, L.Leroy, Christophe Claret, Ebel, Maurice Lacroix, Perrelet, Tissot, Mido, Hamilton...

Début 2017, il devient indépendant pour réaliser son rêve : Créer sa propre marque de montres Suisses.

Laventure's Sketches in Progress
Laventure's Sketches in Progress

 

Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print
Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print

 

LAVENTURE est un mot universel qui fait rêver et nous renvoie à de nombreux imaginaires d’expéditions, d’explorations, de découvertes et de voyages extraordinaires.

Répondant à un rêve de liberté et d’aventures avec le fervent désir de côtoyer au plus près la nature, d’en explorer ses univers, par simple goût de la découverte.

Sa première création sera baptisée « LAVENTURE MARINE ».

LAVENTURE LifeStyle in Brittany
LAVENTURE LifeStyle in Brittany

 

Avec cette première série limitée, LAVENTURE rend hommage à l’univers marin et s’inspire des montres de plongée des années 60 qui ont marqué l’histoire horlogère. Ce garde-temps réinterprète de manière contemporaine ces émouvants outils.

Véritable instrument du baroudeur amoureux des beaux objets, LAVENTURE Marine, montre de caractère, constitue une sorte de trait d’union entre passé et présent, tradition et modernité.

 

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial on a old Jules Verne's Book
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial on a old Jules Verne's Book

 

Pour être estampillée Swiss made, une montre doit satisfaire à l’exigence de 60% minimum de valeur Suisse.

La montre LAVENTURE, c’est plus de 90% de valeur Suisse.

FABRIQUÉ EN SUISSE
FABRIQUÉ EN SUISSE

Une exigence de qualité pour répondre à l’objectif de réaliser de beaux produits.

Une production locale : Design réalisé à Neuchâtel, Conception et Production à La Chaux-de-Fonds : seuls 18kms séparent ces deux lieux.

Des matériaux de qualité transformés par des artisans passionnés.

Une série limitée pour un produit exclusif, la montre LAVENTURE Marine sera produite à 150 exemplaires déclinés en 3 couleurs de cadran : bleu, vert et brun, en raison de 50 exemplaires de chaque, numérotés dans une belle et profonde gravure sur le fond.

Le projet étant de créer un nouveau modele en série limitée chaque année constituant ainsi le millésime de LAVENTURE.

Origins and transformations of components
Origins and transformations of components

 

CAO and technicals drawings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
CAO and technicals drawings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Milling Simulation at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Milling Simulation at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Milling of the first brass prototype for settings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Milling of the first brass prototype for settings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Caseback polishing by expert hands at La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Caseback polishing by expert hands at La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Watch Hands Setting at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Watch Hands Setting at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2
Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2

 

Pose of the Bezel and the "Superdome" Sapphire Crystal
Pose of the Bezel and the "Superdome" Sapphire Crystal

 

Pose of the Oscillating Weight on the ETA 2824-2
Pose of the Oscillating Weight on the ETA 2824-2

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine reçoit un boîtier en acier inoxydable de 41mm de diamètre qui s’adapte à tous les poignets. Elle se pare d’un verre saphir ultra-bombé type « Superdome », traité antireflet interne résolument vintage.

La couronne est vissée et les joints sont surdimensionnés, assurant une excellente étanchéité (200m = 660ft).

Les finitions jouent du poli, du satiné et microbillé pour un rendu raffiné et élégant.

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine arbore un cadran en construction « sandwich » et au graphisme épuré pour une lisibilité maximale. Composé de deux plaques superposées, la partie supérieure satinée, est laquée d’un subtil dégradé de couleur bleu, vert ou brun s’assombrissant sur les bords. A l’emplacement des index, une découpe laisse apparaître le revêtement photo-luminescent beige « vintage » qui recouvre la plaque inférieure. Ce contraste beige clair et laque sombre offre une lecture optimale de jour mais tout aussi remarquable de nuit grâce à une photoluminescence homogène et maîtrisée.

Les aiguilles et les marquages sont dit « gilt » couleur métallisée « Or » assurant un jeu de contrastes et de reflets captivants, pour une touche « vintage » renforcée.

 

Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 and Laser Engraved Caseback with Limited Edition number : XX/50
Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 and Laser Engraved Caseback with Limited Edition number : XX/50

 

La montre LAVENTURE accueille le mouvement automatique Suisse ETA 2824-2. Leader dans le domaine du mouvement Swiss Made depuis une quarantaine d’année, ETA est un acteur principale de l’horlogerie Suisse. Best-Seller en automatique, le 2824-2 est donc porteur d’un héritage technique horloger important faisant de lui un calibre solide et fiable.

Ce mouvement est doté de 25 rubis pour limiter l’usure et prolonger sa durée de vie. Son balancier alterne sur lui-même 28’800 fois par heure, soit une fréquence de 4 Hertz lui assurant d’être précis à 99,986%.

 

Manufacture of leather straps
Manufacture of leather straps

 La montre LAVENTURE reçoit deux bracelets en cuir de veau au tannage végétal qui prendront avec le temps et les périples de son heureux propriétaire, une fabuleuse patine.

Patina of the Vegetable Calf Leather
Patina of the Vegetable Calf Leather

Votre montre LAVENTURE sera livrée avec 2 bracelets. A vous de choisir ces 2 couleurs parmi les 4 possibles (Light Brown, Dark Brown, Dark Green and Dark Blue).

Vous pourrez choisir vos déclinaisons une fois la campagne terminée. Vous recevrez un questionnaire par e-mail.

 

 

La montre LAVENTURE sera livrée dans son écrin s'inspirant des vieux livres de Jules Verne : Les Voyages Extraordinaires.

Plus question d'une vieille boite qui finit à la poubelle ou au fond d'un placard. Cet écrin trônera fièrement sur la bibliothèque de votre salon.

Il accueille la montre LAVENTURE, le bracelet supplémentaire, l'outil pour changer les bracelets, le manuel d'utilisation et les papiers de garantie 2 ans.

 

 

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print
Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print

Les tirages "Fine Art" des dessins LAVENTURE signés par leur créateur.

2 versions :

- Fond Blanc / traits Bleus

- Fond Bleu / traits Blancs

Le cadre n'est pas fourni avec le tirage. C'est une dimensions standard (50x70cm).

Vous voulez les deux tirages ? Pas de problème, il vous suffit d'ajouter 49.- à votre contribution. 

 

GREEN    /    BLUE    /    BROWN
GREEN / BLUE / BROWN

 

 

Les montres LAVENTURE sont garanties 2 ans. Le SAV se fait à La Chaux-de-Fonds en Suisse. Il est réalisé au même endroit et par les mêmes personnes que la production garantissant ainsi une excellente connaissance du produit.

 

Les montres LAVENTURE seront expédiées au travers le monde sauf pour les destinations suivantes : Argentine, Biélorussie, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libye, Liban, Myanmar, birmanie, Corée du Nord, Russie, Somalie, Soudan, Syrie et Yémen.

Veuillez noter s'il vous plait que vous êtes responsables des potentiels droits de douanes ou autres taxes applicables à votre régions.

Nous espérons effectuer l'ensemble des livraisons en décembre 2017. Sachez que nous ne sommes jamais à l'abri d'un imprévu dans le processus de fabrication et qu'un léger retard pourrait arriver.

Veuillez suivre les différentes mises à jours dans la rubrique "ACTU" sur la page de la campagne. Vous pouvez toujours nous contacter par e-mail à l'adresse suivante :

contact@laventure.swiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Suivez LAVENTURE sur les réseaux sociaux :

https://www.facebook.com/LaventureWatches/

https://www.instagram.com/laventurewatches/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUF_RmndfJ8

 

Découvrez le film LAVENTURE en 4K :

 

contact@laventure.swiss

 

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

From a very tender age, Clément GAUD has been passionate about watches, chronometers and other time measuring instruments that he discovered in the world of antique dealers in which he spent his youth, cultivating his eye for quality in beautiful objects.

With a design degree in hand, Clément settled in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where he worked for a watch design agency for five years, acquiring experience and expanding his network, all the while designing for the biggest players in Swiss watchmaking, such as :

Audemars Piguet, HYT, H.Moser&Cie, Hautlence, Fabergé, L.Leroy, Christophe Claret, Ebel, Maurice Lacroix, Perrelet, Tissot, Mido, Hamilton...

In early 2017, he became independent to realize his dream of creating his own brand of Swiss watches.

Laventure's Sketches in Progress
Laventure's Sketches in Progress

 

Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print
Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print

 

LAVENTURE is a universal word that elicits dreams and recalls memories of numerous imaginary expeditions, explorations, discovery and extraordinary voyages.

It responds to a dream of freedom and adventure, with the fervent desire to get as close as possible to nature, exploring its universe, for a simple love of discovery.

Clement GAUD’s first creation is called “LAVENTURE MARINE”.

LAVENTURE LifeStyle in Brittany
LAVENTURE LifeStyle in Brittany

 

With this first limited edition, LAVENTURE pays tribute to the marine world and is inspired by the diving watches of the 60’s, which have marked the history of watchmaking. LAVENTURE’s first timepiece is a contemporary reinterpretation of these inspirational tools.

Truly an instrument for the adventurer who appreciates fine objects, LAVENTURE Marine, a watch of character, makes a sort of link from past to present and tradition to modernity.

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial on a old Jules Verne's Book
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial on a old Jules Verne's Book

 

To earn the stamp Swiss made, a watch must satisfy the minimum 60% Swiss value requirement.

A LAVENTURE watch is more than 90% Swiss value.

FABRIQUÉ EN SUISSE
FABRIQUÉ EN SUISSE

This quality requirement ensures that the goal of achieving beautiful products is met.

Truly a local production with Design in Neuchâtel and Conception and Production in La Chaux-de-Fonds: these two locations separated by only 18kms. Passionate craftsmen transform quality materials. A limited edition for an exclusive product, the LAVENTURE Marine collection will include only 150 watches in three colors, 50 of each: blue, green and brown, each one numbered with a beautiful and deep engraving on the background.

By creating one new limited edition model per year, the vintage LAVENTURE is established.

Origins and transformations of components
Origins and transformations of components

 

CAO and technicals drawing at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
CAO and technicals drawing at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Milling Simulation at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Milling Simulation at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Milling of the first brass prototype for settings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Milling of the first brass prototype for settings at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Caseback polishing by expert hands at La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Caseback polishing by expert hands at La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Watch Hands Setting at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Watch Hands Setting at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2
Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2

 

Pose of the Bezel and the "Superdome" Sapphire Crystal
Pose of the Bezel and the "Superdome" Sapphire Crystal

 

Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2
Casing of the Swiss Automatic movement ETA 2824-2

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine boasts a 41mm stainless steel case that suits all wrists. It is adorned with an ultra-domed sapphire crystal “Superdome” type, internal anti-reflective treatment, resolutely vintage.

The crown is screwed and the joints are oversized, ensuring an excellent seal (200m = 660ft).

The finishes are polish, satin and micro-blend for a refined and elegant look.

 

 

  LAVENTURE Marine sports a “sandwich” construction dial with sleek graphic design for maximum legibility. Composed of two superimposed plates, the satin upper part is lacquered in a subtle shade of blue, green or brown, which darkens at the edges. At the location of the indexes, a cut-out reveals the “vintage” beige photo-luminescent coating that covers the bottom plate. This contrast of light beige and dark lacquer offers an optimal reading during day or night, thanks to a homogeneous and controlled photoluminescence.

The hands and markings are “gilt” metallic colors “gold” ensuring optimal contrasts and captivating reflections, for a reinforced “vintage” look.

 

Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 and Laser Engraved Caseback with Limited Edition number : XX/50
Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 and Laser Engraved Caseback with Limited Edition number : XX/50

The LAVENTURE watch is home to the automatic movement Swiss ETA 2824-2. ETA has been a leader in the Swiss Made movement industry for over 40 years and is a leading Swiss watchmaker. The 2824-2 is the automatic best-seller, carrying a certain technical watchmaking heritage which makes it a solid and reliable choice.

This movement is equipped with 25 rubies to reduce wear and to prolong its lifetime. Its pendulum alternates 28,800 times per hour, which is a frequency of 4 Hertz, ensuring accuracy of 99.986%.

 

Manufacture of leather straps
Manufacture of leather straps

 The LAVENTURE watch boasts a vegetable tanned calf leather strap that will adopt, over time, a fabulous patina that recalls the journeys of its happy owner.

Patina of the Vegetable Calf Leather
Patina of the Vegetable Calf Leather

Your LAVENTURE watch will be delivered with 2 bracelets. It's up to you to choose these 2 colors among the 4 possible (Light Brown, Dark Brown, Dark Green and Dark Blue).

You will be able to choose your declinations after the campaign is over. You will receive a questionnaire by email.

 

 

The LAVENTURE watch will be delivered in its case inspired by the old books of Jules Verne: Les Voyages Extraordinaires.

No more question of an old box that ends up in the trash or at the bottom of a closet. This box will proudly stand on the library of your living room.

It hosts the LAVENTURE watch, the extra bracelet, the tool to change the bracelets, the manual of use and the 2 years warranty papers.

 

 

 

 

LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Green Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Blue Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces
LAVENTURE Marine Brown Dial / Limited Edition of 50 pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print
Laventure's Sketches : The Fine Art Print

The "Fine Art" prints of the LAVENTURE's drawings signed by their creator.

2 versions :

- White background / Blue lines

- Blue Background / White lines

The frame is not included with the print. It is a standard size (50x70cm).

You want both prints? No problem, just add 49.- to your contribution.

 

GREEN  /  BLUE  /  BROWN
GREEN / BLUE / BROWN

 

 

 LAVENTURE watches are guaranteed 2 years. The service is done in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. It is made in the same place and by the same people as the production guaranteeing an excellent knowledge of the product.

 

LAVENTURE watches will be shipped around the world except for Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Please note that you are responsible for potential customs duties or other applicable taxes for your region.

We hope to deliver all watches by December 2017. Be aware that we are never immune to an unexpected in the manufacturing process and that a slight delay could happen.

Please follow the different updates in the "ACTU" section on the campaign page. You can always contact us by email at the following address :

contact@laventure.swiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow LAVENTURE on the Social Networks :

https://www.facebook.com/LaventureWatches/

https://www.instagram.com/laventurewatches/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUF_RmndfJ8

And watch the film in 4K :

 

 contact@laventure.swiss

 

Risks and challenges

Designed in Neuchâtel and manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland by experienced and passionate craftmen our watches are in good hands.

We will try our best to respect the schedule but we have the responsibility to warn you that a slight delay to the production process might happen. We will keep you updated if there are any changes and we will always be here to answer any questions you might have.

Over the past few months we have showed our prototypes to many watch connoisseurs, journalists and influencers to get feedback about the watches. We gathered an incredible amount of valuable feedback and we want to thank you for it.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project from the start and to all our backers!

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