Thierry Clottu is a ten-year veteran of the Swiss watchmaking industry, working as a micro-technology engineer.

Keen to create his own watch brand, he has spent the last year participating in product development, seeing his design take shape, and enjoying creating the finishing touches to the watches.

Thierry was determined to create a range of genuine Swiss Made watches fitted with a quality Swiss mechanical movement and produce it at an affordable price.

DONE WATCHES represents both the challenge its founder set himself to achieve his project (as in 'it's 'DONE!', not 'you've been DONE!') and its source, as 'DO' and 'NE' which serve a reminder of the place where it all began, Neuchâtel is an excellent center for watchmaking in Switzerland.

While the Swiss watch as affordable luxury item has also been DONE, the design ethos for the brand is to be classic, simple, timeless and modern with a hint of sport chic as inspired by certain 60s vintage models.



The watch runs on a hand-wound Swiss mechanical movement, the ETA 6497-1 Caliber, and is extremely reliable. Its legendary sturdiness also resulted in being named "tractor". It proved its worth in the field and is very well known among watchmakers, thereby making it the perfect choice for after-sales service. The movement is still used today by some of the great Swiss watch brands. The reason for the mechanical movement is for the daily ritual of hand-winding. With a few crown rotations the watch will have an indefatigable movement.



The watch comes on a genuine black leather strap with one-on-tone stitching and quick release spring bar system to allow an easy disassembly. The strap also has a double deployment buckle with the logo on the buckle. each model is delivered with an additional leather travel-pouch included in the basic case and marked with the DONE logo.

There are the various Early Bird computations as usual, but the starting price for the watch with the case is CHF 499.00, and this is limited to just 50 pieces.

Specifications
  • Case Diameter: 43.8 mm
  • Case Thickness: 10.9 mm
  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel (steel or 4N gold color)
  • Movement: Hand-wound Swiss mechanical movement ETA6497-1, hand-decorated
  • Crown: signed with DONE logotype
  • Crystal: Sapphire, domed with anti-reflective coating both side
  • Case back: Screwed with sapphire crystal and consecutive number
  • Dial: Multilayer dial with diamond-polished faceted index and Superluminova C3
  • Hands: Faceted and diamond-polished with Superluminova C3
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
  • Strap: 22-18mm genuine black leather with quick release spring bar system
  • Folding clasp: Double-blade with pushers, internally developed and engraved with "DONE" logo
Visit the DONE Watches Kickstarter page