These watches embody an incredible story of space exploration – in a previous life, they were a real-life space rocket. The material comes from rocket parts that have left the Earth’s atmosphere. The watches are powered by mechanical Swiss movements.
Thanks to our enhanced quality standards, all watches featuring the new movements come with a warranty of five years.
Werenbach has chosen to finance the new Soyuz 01 collection by crowdfunding on Kickstarter.com. The financing target was achieved within just two minutes. 24 hours after the campaign launch, an incredible +400’000 CHF of project support has been pledged, giving the green light to production of the collection. The project is among the most successful crowdfunding projects ever to have been launched in the German-speaking world. Since information on the Kickstarter platform is available only in English, and because Werenbach has many German-speaking fans, the watches in the pre-sale campaign are also available on this website (subject to the same terms and conditions). The crowdfunding discount will end with the close of the project at midnight on 31 October.
The watches will be available on this website at the pre-sale campaign prices (i.e. at a discount of 45%) for the duration of the project on Kickstarter.com. Please note that small differences from currency conversions may arise.
Since the watches will be shipped worldwide from Switzerland, and because tax arrangements differ slightly on a country basis, prices are given exclusive of country-specific rates. Local VAT rates (currently 16% in Germany) must be paid to the courier upon receipt of the watch.
As you read this message, production is not yet underway. The watches are planned to be delivered in April 2021. This is Werenbach’s third such crowdfunding project; for the previous two, all watches were delivered on time. Werenbach works exclusively with reliable production partners, all of whom manufacture extensively for Swiss luxury watch brands. Buyers will receive regular updates about the current status of production.
The production of a watch is an exceptionally complex process that necessitates the involvement of many different parties. Because of this, it is always possible that issues can occur and result in delays. To allow for this, we have incorporated a buffer into our planned delivery schedule. However, it is impossible to exclude unpredictable risks (e.g. Covid-19) and their potential knock-on effects for the project timeline.
The watches will be delivered via UPS courier. Customers will receive a tracking number when their watch is shipped.
All watches featuring the new movements (Sellita and Soprod) are protected by a five-year warranty. If your watch suffers a mechanical defect, we will repair it free of charge provided that it has been serviced previously in accordance with our recommended service interval of 3 to 4 years. Otherwise, the warranty will expire after 4 years.
Please note that any previous servicing must have been carried out Werenbach or one of our international service providers. If the watch has been serviced or opened by another service provider, the warranty is void.
The warranty excludes the following:
Damage caused by user manipulation or failure to adhere to the instructions for use, e.g..
This reinvented collection forms the blueprint for a new era of rocket watches. New for the collection are a new case, a new movement and a cast dial with unique 3D profile. The story behind the watches – and the unmistakeable look of the dial – transforms them into truly remarkable timepieces.
The Soyuz 01 Superlative Collection is a special edition by request of our fans. It features a movement by manufacturer Soprod: a newly developed, technical tour de force that is truly impressive in its precision. A real treat for watch enthusiasts!
Each watch is powered by one of two movements. One is the most famous Swiss mechanical movement par excellence; the other is a speciality movement for watch-lovers offering exceptionally high precision.
A movement for true watch enthusiasts (or those who simply prefer to take an uncompromising approach to quality), the Soprod ‘Newton’ is newly developed and comes in the high-end version. It is considered among the ‘premier league’ of Swiss watch movements. It features a bridge for added shock resistance – a feature exclusively used by Swiss luxury brands in the haute horology realm. The dial features the lettering “Superlative Automatic” as a mark of quality.
We’ve spent more than eight years on our quest to create the perfect rocket watch. Our achievements are neatly reflected in our newest collection, which contains a range of improvements on its predecessors.
Our dials are made from pure cast rocket aluminium. To produce them, we melt down the recovered boosters of Soyuz rockets following their launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The concept at the heart of Werenbach is one that was long considered impractical and unworkable. It was an adventurous spirit and a love of fine watches that transformed a moment of epiphany into a reputable, ambitious young firm.
The second edition was published in 2018. The book can be found on Amazon or in selected bookshops. It is only available in German: https://www.amazon.de/Werenbachs-Uhr-Patrick-Hohmann/dp/3037620528
To see how the rockets are recovered, watch this short documentary film by Pro7. Have you ever seen images like these before?
“As an avowed fan of SciFi novels and films, it is a small dream come true for me to own something that has been in space before. Therefore it had to be a piece from the “Fairing” for me. The watch, packaging (leather case for the watch and with a piece of sheet metal from which the dial was cut out), service, delivery – everything is top and fair to the price. I am super satisfied and happy and also very proud of *MY* (B.T.O.) “space watch”.”
— Herbert W.
“In the true sense of the word (youth language) an abspaced clock. I received the watch before Christmas and was at first absolutely surprised by the valuable packaging. The watch came in a leather pouch with beautiful print and of course the watch, the matching part from which the dial was punched (B.T.O Edition) as well as a card and a nice cover letter. For someone like me, who had only digital watches (from Apfel) so far, everything is new in terms of caliber, stones etc. Therefore read, read the manual and set the watch. Everything works smoothly. The watch makes a very high-quality impression of the housing, over glass and the dial itself. The bracelet (Nato Black Grey) is optimal in size and well manufactured including the “Werenbach” embossing. I will wear the watch with pride and wish you continued success with your great idea! VG”
— Alexander R.
Spaceborn is a mindset: the mindset of an astronaut. It’s experiencing the feeling of deep black space while looking back at planet Earth from above.
Every astronaut who looks at the earth from space sees its beauty and realizes how small it is in comparison to the universe, how relative everything is. He perceives himself as a small part of a big whole.
This realization can change our thinking. It is Spaceborn because it comes from space, and it is our way of thinking. It lives in the material of our watches. And in the spirit of its wearers.
Patrick Hohmann personally hides the space rockets in the Kazakh steppe. Since 2012 he has been working on the perfect rocket watch. Only high-end quality is good enough.
«Rockets are epic because they take us to worlds beyond our reach.»
Patrick Hohmann, Founder WERENBACH AG