Help us create the first Swiss made watch brand deeply rooted in digital art. Join our community to write the future of watchmaking together.

CHF 15’970

159% of CHF 10’000

159 %
This is how it worksä

The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

40 backers

Successfully concluded on 8/5/2022

What is our vision ?

Time Designers aims to disrupt the watchmaking world. Freed from traditional values, we propose a deeply innovative vision of the watch.

Our timepiece illustrates the flow of time with the help of a remarkable substance: ferrofluid. This liquid, initially developed by NASA, produces bewitching shapes under the effect of a magnetic field.

This first watch will be produced as a limited edition. By joining our community, you will be able to acquire one when it becomes available. This allows us to create an exclusive item for a fair value.

In order to create a privileged relationship with our community, and to offer a simple solution to support our project, we created membership cards. These membership cards are unique digital art pieces, materialized by «Non-Fungible Tokens» or NFTs. These unique digital signatures grant exclusive benefits to their owner, and have a value of their own, as you are also able to collect and trade them. If you are new to this field, do not worry, we will be happy to guide you through the process. If you would like to learn more, you will find a helpful article linked at the bottom of this page, under «Further information».

Our first collection of NFTs «Series 0» limited at 50 pieces, captures experiments with ferrofluid done in our laboratories. You can observe our entire NFT collection on the OpenSea website, linked at the bottom of this page likewise, under «Further information».

The first 20 NFTs of are displayed in the slideshows below.

Who are we ?

We are Pierre, Guillaume, Pierre-Amaury and Stéphane, a team of engineers from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and designers from the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), located in Switzerland. Our dynamic, young and innovative team has been working on this project for almost two years. We bring to each other the necessary and complementary scientific and artistic knowledge to impact the world of watchmaking. Supported by EPFL laboratories, and by the chemistry department of the university of Fribourg, we are part of the EPFL startup launchpad.

Pierre is studying the chemistry of the system to guarantee its lasting stability, and structures the development of the startup.

Guillaume works on the miniaturization of the electromagnetic movement, and oversees the overall development of the technologies related to the project.

Pierre-Amaury extends our vision of the project into the virtual world, and supports research on the movement.

Stéphane uses his expertise as a watchmaker and artist by designing the watch, and creating an identity for our brand.

Why should you contribute ?

By supporting our project, you will take part of a revolution within the watch industry, and demonstrate an interest in renewal and innovation in this sector. By joining our community, you will be given a voice on certain aspects of the watch (design, colour, value …), and eventually participate in exclusive events.

More concretely, through this fundraising, you are helping us take on the latest challenges we face. We know what we need to make, but we need your help to make it happen. That is why every contribution counts for us.

With 10’000 CHF, we will be able to make a first full size prototype of the movement.

With 20’000 CHF, we will be able to create a complete prototype of the watch.

Do not hesitate contacting us through the platform. Join the adventure by supporting our project, and let’s take up this ambitious challenge together !