Our latest mens designer watch
, Compass, is the new flagship for La Touraine. What started as an idea to bring a great looking chronograph to the La Touraine brand, went through many changes to get it right.
I started to work on my ideas for Compass back in February of 2019. By May 2019, I had to switch manufacturers because I wasn't getting the quality I wanted.
This new manufacturer impressed me with their ability to customize the watch to my exact specifications and design.
This design took months to finish. I started on it in May 2019 until it's release in November 2019.
I went through three designs to try different ideas. Here is the first of the three:
The color selection for the watch dial, sweep hand and bezel was tried and tested over 5 times.
Another thing is how tight the band is to the watch case. I wanted to minimize lateral flex. This meant moving the bar inwards for a tighter fit. We reduced lateral movement over 60%!