About Ralf TECH
RALF TECH is an independent Franco-Swiss brand created in 1998 by its current owner, Frank HUYGHE
Based in Paris and in Lajoux, in the Jura region in Switzerland, RALF TECH is an exclusive brand proposing a collection of great quality, sporting a powerful design, with innovative movements recognised for their intrinsic quality.
This collection bases its legitimacy on the history of the brand.
RALF TECH completely dedicated its first few years in existence to specialised marine diving equipment; building on this expertise, RALF TECH, on the 5th of July 2005 has broken the Diving World Record with an immersion lasting nearly 10 hours at minus 330 metres. On that day the diver was wearing the very first RALF TECH watch, the WR1®.
The record remains inviolate in such conditions and, to this day, no other watch has been as deep on the arm of an unassisted diver.
In 2008, the brand completely devoted its efforts to timepieces; using its strong DNA and aiming at an ambitious objective: design, develop and produce timepieces of character, enhancing accuracy, reliability and robustness.
One of the particularities of RALF TECH watches is that water resistance values indicated on the watch are real and tested in real conditions, and not based on theoretical calculations as is the case for the majority of other watch brands. The « ISO 6425 Montres de Plongée » standard is not only met but exceeded through detailed specifications and an exclusive control process.
RALF TECH is a company run by devotees of fine watchmaking. Our mission is to create watches technically accomplished without marketing diktats and without following an established school of thought or a story already written. Moreover RALF TECH is probably the only watch brand that does not have Service Marketing Department… by choice!Enfin, RALF TECH n’est pas une marque destinée au plus grand nombre.
Finally, RALF TECH is an exclusive brand and not for the mass market. It is not available in department stores, watch chains, airports ... You can only find our exquisite timepieces in the true specialised horologers and fine jewellers, in refined boutiques at the avant-garde of fashion and at the wrist of those who appreciate and understand how to be different and enjoy an alternative lifestyle
Authenticity, innovation, experience and independence ... Our values are our Strength.
The brand vast understanding of the challenges posed by deep diving and extreme environments allowed RALF TECH to become a favourite partner of the French Special Forces.
Today, the elite unit of the Special Operations Command, the Commando Hubert of the French Marine Nationale, the expert operators of the force of intervention GIGN, and the skippers of the Vendee Globe and of the TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE Regatta, together with our expert horologers, participate in the development and constant improvement of our timepieces. That is the RALF TECH heritage and experience.