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2022-09-22

Viggen “Akka” Prototype

A few weeks ago, we received the prototypes of the Celegin Viggen “Akka”, model reference J37A. Having waited patiently we were quite naturally very excited about finally seeing this new design “in the metal”.

Celegin Viggen “Akka”, ref. J37A
Photo: Anders Törmä

The Viggen “Akka” is our first watch that doesn’t have a black dial following the inverted design of the Viggen Cockpit GMT. While matte, the dial is still silver plated which makes it spring to life in ambient life. We have struggled to get the photos to make this watch justice..

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Perhaps somewhat biased, our small team has fallen in love with our new white watch and we very much look forward to the release in November!

The silhouette of the JA37 Viggen embossed and polished on the case back

2022-09-07

Helgonet – Prototype next

Celegin Helgonet (ref. P18H)

About a month ago, we announced our two upcoming productions: Viggen “Akka” (ref. J37A) and Helgonet (ref. P18H). The Viggen “Akka” is well underway and is expected to be launched in mid-November as planned. We’ll release more information and some beautiful pictures shortly.

Helgonet has now finally reached its prototype stage and we hope to see it “in the metal” in shortly before Christmas. We’re obviously very happy about this new design since it adds a few dimensions that we’ve been looking for to develop:

  • The new 38 mm case
  • Stepped, sunburst dial
  • A classic, somewhat more dressy watch

One of the most common questions we get is if we’re planning on making watches that are smaller in size than our current 41.5-42.5 mm pieces. These are based on our 41 mm case. While 41-42 mm is an optimal size for many, many have also found that the 38-39 mm range is very befitting and comfortable.

We’re a super small company with limited means and therefore we have to take each development and evolution step by step. Helgonet was originally designed on both the 41 mm and the 38 mm case, but we ended up going for the latter only. The bezel diameter will be 38.5 mm with a fairly dominating stepped dial in black and turquoise.

Following Viggen “Akka”, Helgonet will not only add more color to our range but also sunburst dials. Where Draken, Treudd and Viggen are all in the “tool watch” cathegory, Helgonet is an excellent opportunity to bring more life to the dial.

Being a slightly more dressy watch and in order to capture the 60’s vibe, both the hands and the indexes will be polished. In combination with the sunburst dial, we believe Helgonet will add a new dimension to the watch experience that we want to give.

The no-date version of SW200 (1 b) has a longer lead time than the date version (SW200-1 a). Our hopes of having Helgonet ready for launch in or around February are therefore not longer feasible and we’re looking at summer 2023 as the planned release for this exciting piece!

Helgonet is open for discounted pre-order in our web shop.

More information and specifications can be found here.

2022-08-31

Treudd: The five most frequent questions

Since the release of the first renditions more than a year ago, certain design elements of the Treudd (Trident) has generated a lot of comments, discussion and engagement. The watch released, our founder’s limited edition (ref. KA1F) continued to engage. Here are the five most frequently asked questions and their answers.

Celegin Treudd, ref. KA1F
Photo: Johannes Mattsson

Does the watch have the golden trident on the dial?

Answer: No. Treudd (ref. KA1F) comes without the golden trident. Instead we’ve added the water resistance in the Swedish fathoms (famnar). 1 famn = 1.78 m.

As related, we ended up dropping the golden trident that was featured on the first renditions and prototype. In short, there were three reasons for that. First, the golden trident made the dial too busy. Second, it didn’t give the other two tridents (case back and crown) justice. Third, it overshadowed the other design elements and didn’t go well with the blue bezel insert.

What does Treudd mean and how do you pronounce it?

Answer: Treudd is Swedish for Trident. It is a dedication to the Swedish combat divers and coastal rangers.

It is pronounced “Treh-uddh” with emphasis on the first syllable. Since our concept is high spec, high quality watches with dedication to Swedish traditions and icons within aviation, military and industry, we wanted to dedicate our professional diver’s watch to the ones mentioned above. Their insignia is a golden trident.

Does the watch come on bracelet or strap?

Answer: Both. At delivery, the Treudd is mounted on bracelet and has a two-piece nylon strap on the side.

All our watches are delivered with a complimentary strap and the necessary tools to change. The reason for this is that Celegin Precision Timing is founded and run by watch enthusiasts. As such, we want to inspire personalization of the watch. The best way to do that is to change straps and that’s why we add a secondary strap as a starting point.

Are there any Treudd left on stock?

Answer: Not many. As long as it’s available in the webshop, there are pieces left on stock.

We aren’t huge fans of making limited editions. However, as part of the inception of Celegin Precision Timing, we decided to offer our first two productions at a very favourable price as so called “founder’s limited editions”. Our coming, regular productions won’t be limited although the batches are limited in production. This means that when sold out, it may take a few months or even up to a year before we have it on stock again.

What about a no-date version/different color/different size (etc.)?

Answer: In due time. By altering 10 common features of a watch, with a few options on each, you quickly end up with tens of thousands of different permutaions.

The Treudd concept is something we really like and see has many interesting paths. Our current plan is to release 1-2 versions of Treudd within the coming year and both will be quite different from the KA1F.

2022-08-03

Release date for Draken S: 20th August

We’re happy to announce that the Draken S, ref. J35S will be released on the 20th August 2022. All fully paid orders will be shipped within a week after the release date. Within the coming days, everyone with a reservation/pre-order will receive an e-mail with more information. If you want to get in touch with us, as always, we’re available at tid@celegin.se

Full description and specifications of the watch are found here.

Celegin Draken S, ref. J35F
Photo by Anders Törmä