A legendary watch coming back to life

In the origins of the watch brand, there was a mythical watch that was thought up in the early 2000s: the WARP. 

Its design, its movement, its bracelet, its materials… the WARP did everything differently. Everything was so different from what was being made at the time that the press dubbed it “Star Trek watch”, making the WARP the first unidentified wrist jewel.

A hundred pieces were sold and produced 15 years ago. The adventure unfortunately had to stop there. Because the WARP was exceptional, it did not follow any traditional watchmaking manufacturing process, and for that reason making each piece was a complicated and expensive technological adventure. 

AK's story stayed dormant for the next decade.

During these 10 years, however, demand for WARP continued. Regularly, curious collectors have contacted us: “when are you going to resume production? How much does it cost ? Where can we find it? Each time we repeated the same refrain: production was at a standstill. They then always came back within a few months, asking “and now…? ".

Years passed but the dream remained.  References to space started by WARP influenced the history of horology. Some models from competing brands changed to take on the famous shape… Little by little a myth was being created.

In 2023, the WARP will celebrate its 15th anniversary. And we said to ourselves that we could not stop there. It is now high time to write the rest of this story and please the most patient collectors.

The mythical timepieces are therefore back on sale, but only on request. Do you want a model with specific finishes? Contact us and we'll talk about it.

Oh one last thing! A new generation of WARP wristwatches is in the works. We will tell you more soon!

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Watch WARP MKII face

A watch faithful to the wrist

Technique and comfort are the two words that served as inspiration for the WARP. For the first time ever, the shape of a watch is at the service of the wearer's comfort. Neither the buckle of the bracelet nor the crown should ever bother the person wearing it. To make the experience as pleasant as possible, it was necessary to make this watch a second skin.

The idea is simple: making the timepiece a part of the person wearing it while losing out on anything. Every element of the luxury watch was carefully redesigned to create this exceptional experience without time constraints or budget limits. This resulted in the birth of an iconic watch case, with a completely unique shape, which fits the wrist perfectly. All of this reminiscent of the design of a space shuttle.

Thus the casing was machined in the mass and it alone requires several weeks of work. Likewise, the glass ended up with never before seen dimensions, which naturally required inventing new production tools.

Watch WARP face metared

A super cool movement, because we don't like to do stuff like everyone else

The caliber of this wristwatch is also a tourbillon of innovations. It is an automatic in-house watch movement, with jumping hour/minute functions that use discs. No hands on this one. Instead, there is a mechanical digital display. The figures are engraved on discs which jump in a stark flash whenever a new minute passes.

Meanwhile, the seconds are slippery. They follow continuously in a smooth fashion like the second hand of a classic mechanical watch. The seconds are engraved on a drum that is mounted coaxially on the crown stem. It is the first caliber ever designed with a seconds drum meshing on the barrel.

WARP MKII front titanium

High tech materials, some created just for the WARP in our "batcave"

Always trying to push innovation the extra mile, high tech materials were used for the WARP. Sourced from and inspired by the aerospace industry, the AK watchmaker team used special carbons and titaniums (carbon fiber with nanotubes and sintered titanium under pressure). At the beginning of the 21st century, the latter had never even been used in watchmaking.

Materials have even been created for the occasion, such as red titanium or an isotropic carbon whose recipe we developed ourselves in our secret laboratory. Our carbon fiber is one of a kind: it doesn't break on impact, it machines well, and most importantly, it is lighter than a feather.

One of the most resistant yet most comfortable bracelets ever created

The strap of the WARP is made of vulcanized rubber FKM rubber (initially in KALREZ ™). It is a material developed to resist anything. This is no exaggeration.  This substance is the one that is used in the parts that are used to seal of sealing space vehicles. Thanks to the presence of fluorine, these “fluorocarbon” elastomers have excellent resistance to heat ( it ranging between −30°C or -22F and 250°C or 482F), fuels and aggressive chemicals.

This material is also synonymous with comfort. It is so comfortable that the person wearing it won’t even feeling and it does not cause any allergic reactions. There is a reason that even Apple uses a material from this family for the straps of its famous luxury Apple Watch.


Are the rumors true? Are you restarting sales?

In 2023, we will be restarting the production of the WARP, but only on request.

Available in 4 versions, always combining carbon fiber with a metal: grade 5 titanium, palladium or precious materials, as desired. This timepiece offers the ultimate blend of exotic materials and machined elements with an exceptional handcrafted finish. It resembles the original model exactly with an improved and bettered build.

A new generation of WARP will soon see the light of day, so this is your last chance to acquire this watch.

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