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Le Figaro: 14 French watches to (afford) for the holidays
Le Figaro: Good news, the watchmaking and fine mechanics of the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc have just been added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. And if you dare to dare to make the watchmaking made in France, the one that creates jobs here, without making concessions in terms of quality? Here is a brief overview from A for Akrone to S for SYE, from €229 to €4500.
Forbes: Watchmaking on French time
Forbes: The agility of start-ups
Yet in this ocean of bad news, some small marks seem to emerge. And it is in France that they are developing. Over the last ten years or so, a multitude of small manufacturers whose names probably don't mean anything to you have launched themselves: Akrone, Hegid....
Monochrome, Akrone K-05 Automatic Chronograph
Le Barboteur: Akrone K-05 Chronograph Watch
Le Barboteur: Among its customers, the Akrone brand includes the largest French airline and major French elite corps. The first professional project was the K-03-33F for the Flottille 33F, a flotilla of helicopters of the French Naval Aviation. Among the most recent projects, the French brand is currently finalizing two projects for Air France: the K-AF85 for Air France's 85th anniversary and the K-AF320 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the A320 with Air France....
Watchlounge: Value Proposition - Akrone K-05 Automatic Chronograph
The accessible microbrand market is flourishing, yet among those hundreds of value proposition models, one has to be extremely selective. Putting design aside, quality isn't always on par with what you'd expect from a nice mechanical watch and, sometimes, established brands remain the best possible option.
A Blog to Watch: Akrone K-05, watch from France...
A Blog to WATCH: In 2015, three friends from Brittany realized their dream by founding watchesa French watchmaking company conceived to turn the industry on its head. The aim? To create good quality watches, prioritizing excellent materials while keeping the retail cost as accessible as possible. After four years...
Automotivpress: Gulf (Racing) Stream's opinion on watchmaking!
Automotivpress: Gulf Racing is one of the most legendary racing teams in the history of motor racing. Its orange and sky blue colours have thrilled and still thrill racing enthusiasts on all the circuits of the world...
Tempus Chrono: Akrone K-05, discovery of the new Nantes watch
Chrono Tempus: In 2015, three friends from Nantes create the brand watches. Specializing in automatic watch models made in France, the young start-up has already launched four models and I decided today to talk to you about them to present its latest novelty, the K05. This beautiful chronograph was officially launched on May 16th, as a pre-order ...
Le Point Montres: The Bretons of Akrone pay tribute to Jules Verne
Men's Tendance.fr : AKRONE, FRENCH AUTOMATIC WATCHES
Western France: AKRONE. NANTES' LOCAL WATCHES TAKE ROOT IN THE LANDSCAPE
The Little Pusher: TEST OF THE AKRONE K-03 SUPER PUMA
Le Petit Poussoir " With a very particular DNA, this brand has made its way by humanizing its concept. After launching a second successful campaign the following year for the K-02, they came back in force with a detonating aviator watch. »
Mr. Watch: AKRONE K-03 HUMMINGBIRD : TEST & REVIEW
Mr Montre " Launched in 2015 on Kickstarter, the French brand Akrone allows us today to test its K-03. An "aviation" type model infused with the ETA automatic movement and equipped with a sapphire glass as standard. A beautiful piece that we are going to test for you! »
The bubbler: AKRONE AUTOMATIC WATCHES: SINGULARITY, CREATIVITY AND DARKNESS
Le Barboteur: Akrone is a young brand of top-of-the-range French automatic watches, with a sharp and elegant style, designed to keep up with the latest fashions. It offers automatic watches of "premium" quality at a consistent and transparent price. »
Modern Gentleman: AKRONE - LIMITED EDITIONS MADE IN FRANCE!
Gentleman Moderne " A beautiful, varied and elegant collection to be discovered by those who are passionate about watches and unique models at affordable prices. Diver, Elegant, Pilot or Premier, which one will be yours? »
Les Echos: Akrone raises funds to shake up traditional watchmaking
Like a Truck: AKRONE WATCH K-04: TEST & ADVICE
Like a truck: "[...] I would say that this "K-04" will easily seduce the watch lover looking for a beautiful automatic watch assembled in France, just like the novice who wants to own his first "real" watch. »
Ocean Press: Nantes What happened to them. Akrone, the brand of watches that goes up
Equation of Time :Akrone: K-01
Equation du Temps: Akrone is a young French brand created by childhood friends who are not watchmaking professionals. And as I've been saying regularly lately, this lack of experience is not an obstacle...