Pushing the limit takes precision. Perfection. The new Halda Group 63 Race Pilot is an individually numbered edition limited to 63 pieces only. It is developed for those who will stop at nothing to finish first. Those who spend hours and hours in order to reach their goals. The concept of winning is infused into their systems and if you give them a chance at succeeding, they will go for it. As our founder once stated, ‘There is no room for mistakes if you want to become the best’. Whether you are on or off the track – never compromise.
We are proud to announce that another Halda astronaut is preparing for a space mission. It is the 7th time a Halda timepiece will be put to the test in its true habitat and the second time around for the astronaut. What more proof could a watch manufacturer ask for than to yet again be part of one of humanity’s greatest adventures?
The watch itself is a Halda Space Discovery HSD-1.2.1 ESA equipped with custom made software for the astronaut’s research assignment onboard the International Space Station. It is now undergoing the mandatory change from sapphire to the space proven Hesalite crystal. Although the sapphire crystal is scratch resistant it shatters if broken, it’s a clear hazard inside the space station. The Hesalite crystal, on the other hand, is more sensitive to scratches but almost impossible to shatter making it more suited for use onboard.
The mission will last from May to December. The launch into the Earth’s atmosphere will be a proud moment for Halda Watch Co. and another milestone for the Space Discovery. We would like to wish the crew the best of luck and hope for their safe return.
After some successful cooperations with the Nürburgring racetrack and supercar club Gran Turismo Events, we are happy to announce another exciting collaboration. This time, Halda has been chosen to design the next year’s limited edition watch of UAE car club Group 63.
Founded in late 2009 and starting off as an Mercedes-Benz AMG 63 owners club situated in Dubai, the group now welcomes members from all over the world and is based in 25 countries. Today, with its 198 000 members, Group 63 is the largest AMG club in the world.
Not by revealing too much, the Halda Trackmaster Group 63 timepiece will be a limited and numbered edition of 63 pieces. It will feature design elements such as red, black and carbon fiber as requested by the club and it will only be available to Group 63 members.
The watch will be unveiled and presented to the Group 63 car club in Dubai later this fall.
Gran Turismo, who have been organizing supercar track driving for the past 15 years, has put together a challenge for their members. A gentleman’s time attack series during four selected racing events during this year’s season. The competition will be set throughout all of Europe in two different classes – street legal cars and racing cars. As official King of Gran Turismo timekeeper, Halda will sponsor the first prize of the racing class. The winner will receive a special, one-of-a-kind, King of Gran Turismo Halda Race Pilot with the new Trackmaster GPS lap timer.
First leg of the competition will be done on the 28th of June and finalized by the 23rd of august. The winner will be presented with the precious Halda prize during a ceremony in Stockholm later this fall. Until then, we will see who will be the master of the tracks.
Our concept of changeable modules has already been internationally recognized and awarded for its multifaceted qualities; ‘the functionality of being able to transform your watch in a matter of seconds’, ‘the non-compromising quality’ and ‘the impeccable design’ have been the justification. Recently the Middle Eastern issue of GMT Magazine also recognized Halda and our unique perception of how we look at a watch and our mission of developing watches for professionals. But never before have we received such acclaim regarding The Halda Concept as Europa Star’s‘ the future of watchmaking design’.
We are of course very humble about the concept which has characterized the modern Halda watch but with the implementation of an external unit for extreme applications, such as the Trackmaster racing instrument, we believe that we have expanded the limits of watchmaking even further.
Read Europa Star’s article here.
At Halda Watch Co, we tailor make timepieces for certain professions or individuals, as it started a long time ago, back in 1887. With the technological advancements of today we prefer the watches we produce being used as true instruments. Two years ago we launched the Race Pilot – a watch that assists the work of F1 drivers, racing engineers and mechanics around the world. Now, by adding the Trackmaster – a system that helps keep track of racing performance in real time – we have taken the concept of timekeeping even further.
The Trackmaster project was initiated after requests from both professional drivers and amateurs to develop a watch system that helps them keep track of their racing performance in order to improve their results on the track. The new Race Pilot Trackmaster is an advanced racing instrument for those who actually drive on a race track. When mounted in the car, the Trackmaster system displays, The Predictive Lap Timing i.e. how the driver is doing +/- against the best lap in real time. After the race, the watch calculates and presents:
• Lap time for every lap
• Top speed
• Maximum lateral G-force
• Sector times
• Best Theoretical Time
As a bonus for the short track gearheads, the Trackmaster also features a performance test that calculates 0-100/200/300 km/h (0-60/100/200 mph) and 0-402 m (Quarter Mile). All data is clearly presented in your Halda timepiece and the specfic information that you wish to save is stored in the History Log so that you can view your best lap times, for example at Nürburgring, during years to come.
The Race Pilot Trackmaster is delivered as a complete set in a handmade wooden box, featuring a docking station with a strap in
natural rubber and two watch modules: the digital Race module and a ZENITH-powered mechanical module. It is also possible to purchase the Race Set; the Trackmaster GPS and the digital Race watch only. Existing owners of the Halda Race Pilot can also upgrade their timepiece to work with the Halda Trackmaster unit.
Mikael Sandström, CEO, HALDA WATCH Co.
Last year he dominated the FIA F3 European Championship and became the most successful driver the Formula 3 series has ever had. He is Sweden’s most talented race driver since Ronnie Peterson and he has signed a sponsor deal with Halda Watch Co. We welcome Felix Rosenqvist, 24, as the latest member of the Race Pilot ambassador team.
The young Swede, backed by the official Mercedes–Benz Young Driver development program, is the only driver to achieve F3’s Grand Slam by winning the World Cup final in Macau, the Masters in The Netherlands and the Grand Prix de Pau in France as well as taking home the European Championship total. This season Felix will function as test and backup driver for AMG-Mercedes in DTM as well as competing in both Indy Lights and the GT Series Sprint Cup.
Felix Rosenqvist is considered one of the most talented young race drivers in the world and we are glad to support his continuous development. With his focus and professionalism, helped by the best timepiece developed for racing, we are confident he will become even more successful and will soon reach his career goal of performing on the biggest scenes of motorsport. Mikael Sandström, CEO, HALDA WATCH Co.
When conducting research in the most extreme environment existing to mankind, you would need a professional instrument on your wrist. A true workhorse with sophisticated technology and advanced functions all built into a case with a material reliable enough to withstand exceptionally high and low temperatures. The true purpose of the Halda Space Discovery’s digital module is to assist astronauts on their missions in space.
With the ongoing exhibition in Washington DC, celebrating Swedish contributions of cutting-edge technology in past and future space industry, we are proud to announce that another Halda Space Discovery watch is presently is in orbit. Last time we had a timepiece onboard the ISS it travelled more than 110 million kilometers which equals 2655 times around Earth in 165 days of space presence.
On December 15th, yet another Halda astronaut launched into space and safely docked to the ISS. We wish the fourth Halda astronaut a successful mission and a safe flight back to Earth next year.
The first Halda astronaut ever in space was Swedish Christer Fuglesang, who also was part of developing the functions of the Space Discovery Limited Edition.
For more than fifty years, Sweden has been part of the global space elite with contributions ranging from technology, innovations and research – ever since the first shuttle was launched into space. Halda Watch Co has been a proud member of this limited space society since the NASA STS-128 mission in 2009 when the first prototype of the Space Discovery was put to extreme tests – a mission which was successful on all levels.
To celebrate Swedish partaking in the space-age, National Property Board Sweden in collaboration with Swedish Exhibition Agency will exhibit everything from the smallest rocket engine made to the Hasselblad camera used on the first moon landing. The exhibition A Swedish Space Odyssey takes place during October 6th to 28th of February at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. and the first Halda watch in space – the Space Discovery Limited Edition, will of course be a part of the exhibition.
Time calls for Halda to introduce another exiting cooperation. Recently, Halda Watch Co was chosen to design a limited series of only 20 watches exclusively for Nürburgring racetrack. The watch that was unveiled on the 26th of September is based on the Race Pilot model which recently won the prestigious award Watch of the Year 2014. It is delivered with uniquely numbered modules, engraved with the Nürburgring logo and a special made strap in natural rubber. The watch will only be available at the prestigious Nürburgring track.
Based on the unique Halda Concept, the Race Pilot Nürburgring Limited Edition is developed in close cooperation with professional race drivers and engineers. Its digital module features functions such as information about 150 race tracks, G-force measurement, Countdown according to FIA F1 regulations and an advanced chronograph measuring speed. The mechanical module is equipped with the Gun Metal dial and an automatic movement produced by ZENITH.
Mikael Sandström, CEO, HALDA WATCH Co.
After winning the Red Dot and last year’s Watch of the Year along with multiple other nominations to prestigious design awards, Halda now has the chance to win the Swedish Design Award 2015. With 25 different categories it is Sweden’s most important and greatest design award covering design in every aspect – from products and events to motion picture and print – and the winner is decided by people’s choice.
To yet again receive a nomination for the Race Pilot in another prestigious design competition is beyond imagination. With the international success the Race Pilot already has had, this is special since it’s a Swedish competition and because it’s always hard to get recognition on home ground. We are very proud and humble about being nominated and will keep our fingers crossed hoping to succeed. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
Please follow this link to vote and scroll down to section 5C, thank you for voting!
With a conviction that the best drivers need to be accompanied by the most sophisticated timepiece made for racing Halda continues to gather the most prominent drivers in the Race Pilot ambassador team.
We are therefore proud to presents Edward Sandström as the latest member. With previous wins in the Swedish Touring Car Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, Dubai 24h and most recently, the prestigious 24h race at Nürburgring, the successful swede will be a great addition to the team.
The new Race Pilot ambassador was presented with his very own Halda timepiece during the Gran Turismo Europa 2015 event – a majestic supercar road trip through six countries in eight days, from Munich to Saint Tropez.
We are proud to welcome Luxury Watches Stockholm as a new addition to our retailing network organization. As of May, they will carry the full Halda collection in their newly opened flagship store at Grev Turegatan in Stockholm. Luxury Watches is specialized in exotic and highly sought after timepieces from brands such as Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Hublot, Audemars Piguet and many more. With the range of watches that Luxury Watches Stockholm has to offer, the company reaches out to others than the average watch buyer, in other words, precisely the right target group for Halda Watch Co.
Welcome to visit Luxury Watches located at Grev Turegatan 12 in Stockholm. For more info, please contact +46 8 612 10 88 or visit www.luxurywatches.se.
Halda shifts into a higher gear with an addition to the ambassador network. The best drivers in the world need to be accompanied by the most sophisticated timepiece made for racing. We are therefore glad to announce our latest partnership with Rickard Rydell who we will support in his comeback in WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) driving for the Honda team.
Rickard Rydell is one of the most known Swedish driver’s on the international scene and a national racecar legend with victories in for instance Le Mans 24h and BTCC (British Touring Car Championship). We are glad to support Rickard in his comeback on the tracks and he will be an important addition to the Halda ambassador team. Mikael Sandström, CEO, HALDA WATCH Co.
Halda Watch Co and the Race Pilot are getting more and more recognition. In addition to winning Watch of the Year, the Race Pilot timepiece was crowned as one of the top six motoring watches by US car magazine Gear Patrol, competing with likes such as the Chopard Mille Miglia, TAG Heuer Monaco and IWC. Also, British magazine TopGear named the Race Pilot one of December’s best watches and Barneby’s UK recently wrote a great article featuring an interview with our CEO, Mikael Sandström.
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After winning the Watch of the Year award, Halda has been given a lot of attention around the globe. The first result of this commotion has already started to give fruit. It is therefore time to introduce a new addition to the Halda retail network organization and our first retailer in Asia. It is with great pleasure we welcome the cooperation with Isetan Shinjuku Watch Store in Tokyo, Japan.
The Isetan boutique in Shinjuku is considered to be one of the most influential department stores in Japan. Founded as early as in 1886, the store is pioneering in showcasing new trends and new unique products in Japan – a perfect match for Halda timepieces.
The Isetan Men’s Shinjuku Watch Store is located at 8F, 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
160-0022 and you are more than welcome in for a visit.
It is with a great pride we announce that the Halda Race Pilot has been elected Watch of the Year 2014 in the category Excellence Award for Design. With a though competition between the best watches in the world, a jury in London selects the winner for the prize, this year with the following motivation:
“…A modular, highly versatile watch with an interchangeable case that houses a Zenith Elite calibre and a case in which a quartz movement designed in-house offers a multitude of functionalities…”
The award is one of the most prestigious and significant prize a watchmaker can receive. The prominent Watch of the Year award started over a decade ago by 0024 WatchWorld and has grown to become a greatly respected institution.
When we decided to create the ultimate timepiece – without compromise – guided by our legacy from 1887, we wanted to challenge conventions and to demonstrate what the future of watchmaking could look like. This recognition is a testimony that a passion for craft and a relentless focus on details matters. We are immensely proud that the Halda Concept and the new Race Pilot has firmly entered the highest level of modern luxury watch brands. Mikael Sandström, CEO & Watch Engineer, Halda Watch Co.
Halda is pleased to reveal a new addition to the racing collection – the Race Pilot Steel. With a stainless steel bezel and Silver Geneva dial the esthetics of the Race Pilot Steel is perfectly matched with a solid stainless steel bracelet.
This new addition is a natural step in the Race Pilot collection’s progress and proves the superior adaptability of the Halda Concept. The mid-case is still made of titanium with a black DLC treatment and the Zenith 685 movement featuring a Power Reserve Indicator is the reliable engine of choice.
Mikael Sandström, CEO, HALDA WATCH Co.
The new Race Pilot will premiere at SalonQP in London 6-8 nov. For more info please visit www.salonqp.com.
The benefit of the Halda Concept is not only the combination of mechanical watchmaking and advanced functions – it is also its ability to adapt. With the Halda Concept you have the possibility to change the appearance of your timepiece in a matter of seconds.
During this year’s Salon QP, a new version within the Race Pilot collection will be officially presented for the first time. You are more than welcome to visit the Saatchi Gallery and meet our CEO and engineer behind the Halda Concept in London 6-8 Nov.
For more info please visit www.salonqp.com.
With the previous achievements of the Halda Space Discovery being nominated for the German Design Award and winning the Red Dot Design Award, the new Race Pilot watch continues the success with a nomination to 0024 WatchWorld’s European Watch of the Year.
Our vision is to provide the world with the ultimate timepiece – without compromise. A watch that is as useful to wear as it is beautiful to look at. In order to do that, we designed a concept that allows a combination of mechanical watchmaking with the advantages of modern technology – the Halda Concept. Never would we have imagined our work getting such a great reception by the watch scene. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
Since the start in 2000, the Watch of the Year contest has become a respected institution. Every year watch manufacturers send in their contributions and the winners are decided by a jury with the help of the readers of the WatchWorld magazine and website visitors. Competing with the Chopard L.U.C 1963, Real Moon Joure by Christiaan van der Klaauw and the Masterpiece Second Mysterieus by Maurice Lacroix, it is an honor just to be nominated. The winner will be presented later this fall.
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Photo by Gunnar Dubbe.
2014 marks the spot of 40 years since Swedish racing legend Ronnie Peterson won the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix and 30 years since Stig Blomquist won the World Rally Championship. Next weekend, Halda will be part of a memorial event where present Formula One star and Halda ambassador Marcus Ericsson will race his Caterham F1-car down the city of Örebro. Halda will take this opportunity to show the official watch of Marcus Ericsson to the public.
On Saturday the 13th of September, Halda and partners welcomes you to a full day of racing activities – Örebro Race Day 2014.
The race will be open for public attendance, for more info visit www.orebroraceday.se.
Halda has yet again another exciting cooperation to add to the world distribution network.
After entering New York, Tokyo and Madrid, Halda now turn to London and Page & Cooper.
The cooperation with Page & Cooper started off with a small exclusive event where Halda were invited to exhibit our creations in the studio of world renowned tailor Timothy Everest. After a flawless event by the P&C staff, with successful client matching and an immediate response in sales, recently another step was taken to expand the collaboration. Their specialization in niche products made by small, independent watch brands and their ability to hold exclusive events is exactly what Halda has been looking for and we are glad to have Page & Cooper as our distributor in the UK.
To get in touch with our U.K. distributor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)208 387 4060 or visit Page and Cooper at Kinetic Centre, Theobald Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 4PJ.
From pocket watches produced back in 1887 to high tech timepieces developed for the most extreme environments – we would like to introduce you to the book of 21st century Halda.
Click the image below and take a moment this summer to discover our roots of mechanical engineering and the revolutionary Halda concept that transcends the meaning of what we perceive to be a watch.
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The Halda Team is proud to announce that as of this moment, a Halda timepiece is on a space mission for the third time. The watch on the astronaut’s wrist is a Halda Space Discovery with a tailor made software made especially for a classified research assignment.
Of course, we are very proud to see that yet another Halda watch is being used for its true purpose – space missions. It adds to our conviction that professionals need an instrument on their wrists, not an ornament. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
The first Halda astronaut ever in space was Swedish Christer Fuglesang, onboard the NASA space shuttle Discovery on the mission STS-128.
Halda Watch Co has now begun the first season as official partner to F1-driver Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham Team. According to Marcus, the Race Pilot has already attracted a lot of attention in the pits indicating that technicians, engineers and even other drivers share our passion for state of the art technology with the highest degree of precision.
The four years of development spent by the Halda-team has resulted in advanced racing functions never before seen in a watch. In order to learn more about our advanced racing instrument, we have put together a compressed version of the Race Pilot manual for you to discover.
Click the image below to explore and learn more about Halda, the world unique functions featuring the Race Module or browse through the specifications of the ZENITH movement.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
The release of our new Race Pilot has sparked a lot of attention around the world which has led to further interest of the unique Halda watches. We are therefore proud to announce another prominent international cooperation.
This time the turn has come to Kenjo Watches just west off Fifth Avenue in the metropolitan city of New York. Kenjo carries both classic high-end brands and models, to exotic one-of-a-kind timepieces. The shared vision of excellent service standards and passion for watches makes Kenjo a perfect fit for Halda to meet the increasing North American demand.
Kenjo Watches is located at 40 West 57th Street, New York, NY and you are more than welcome in for a demonstration of the unique Halda watches.
To get in touch with our U.S. distributor, please contact Mr. John Gugliada at +1-845-304-0183 or
Formula One is what drives innovation in the car industry. Halda is pioneering in technical advancements in the watch industry. Given our legacy within motorsports, developing the first real watch for racing was inevitable. Realizing that we were to have a Swedish driver in the most prestigious race car championship, we had to make sure he was going to wear the most sophisticated racing watch ever made.
On February 3rd, we had the honor of presenting our new ambassador with his very own Halda timepiece. During a press conference covered by live television and press Marcus Ericsson received the Race Pilot – an advanced instrument developed for Formula One performance.
We are proud to announce the latest Halda ambassador – Marcus Ericsson, who will be racing for Caterham F1 Team this year’s season. The talented swede has previously driven in the GP2-series but with a clear goal of reaching Formula One. Now, as the first Swedish F1-driver in 23 years, Ericsson is ready to fight with the best.
Marcus’ challenge coincides with Halda’s of competing with the best in the game. He has proven he can drive fast and we are of course very thrilled about this partnership as he will be representing Halda on an international level. We would like to wish Marcus good luck in his first F1-season and we hope to see him soon on the podium accompanied by the Halda Race Pilot on his wrist. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda.
As Halda prides on functional superiority and the ability to adapt your timepiece to suit any possible situations, the mechanical module of the Race Pilot has been developed to meet the high demands of the racing aficionado. For moments aside from the track the mechanical module fulfills the need of the watch connoisseur.
The mechanical module with its ZENITH movement is available with different dials. Each dial is engine turned and made out of 29 individually manufactured pieces and beautifully decorated with Côtes de Genève and Clous de Paris.
Whether you prefer a more classic watch look with the Silver Geneva dial, the darker stealth look of the Black Luminova or a blend of these two – the Gun Metal dial, you will surely find a model of your liking.
HALDA WATCH Co is invited to The Luxury Review in Beverly Hills, California to present the new Race Pilot. On Wednesday the 16th of October at the Petersen Automotive Museum the U.S. premier of the HALDA RACE PILOT will take place and the unveiling of 2014 MASERATI Ghibli.
The Luxury Review is an exclusive press showcase and ultimate shopping experience displaying the latest in luxury products and services. Manufacturers from different high-end industries including cars, jewelry, private aviation and more, will be represented.
Halda is proud to announce that the Space Discovery Limited Edition again has been nominated for a prestigious design award. As of this moment, Rat Für Formgebung or the German Design Council, is thoroughly examining and judging the already award winning timepiece from Halda.
Founded in 1953 at the initiative of the German Parliament, The German Design Council supports the business world in all aspects of design and is one of the world’s greatest sources of design expertise. They reward top quality products and projects from product and communication design, who in their own way, are pioneers in the international design landscape.
The global interest for Halda is steadily increasing and the brand has witnessed a growing demand from Japan. With an annual market of € 10 – 20 billion in sales Japan is the world’s third-largest luxury market. To meet the growing demand Halda has entered an agreement with Sphere Branding Inc. that will function as the local sales representative on the Japanese market.
It is with great pleasure we welcome you to contact Mr. William Hunnicutt of Sphere Branding Inc., email@example.com, for local sales and inquiries of Halda watches in Japan.
A few days ago the Swedish Minister of Trade made a visit to the Halda factory. During the visit discussions about the growth of Swedish premium brands on a global level – where the Halda watches is a leading example – took place and how the growth can be accelerated even further. Within this context the project ‘Luxury Made in Sweden’ is an initiative from Halda Watch Co with the purpose of highlighting Swedish brands in the premium market.
During 2013 and beyond, exclusive events – on different global markets – is planned to be held to demonstrate the unique innovative spirits of Swedish brands such as car manufacturer Koenigsegg and Halda, and the underlying cultural values that unites them. We are proud to be part of the very best that Sweden has to offer on the global premium markets.
Passion for mechanical movements is the heart of Halda Watch Co. This is reflected in the Race Pilot’s Mechanical Module, which is an extension serving to satisfy the needs of the watch connoisseur as well as it celebrates our history of fine watch making.
The mechanical module of the Halda Race Pilot combines the best of two worlds; its design has many details where inspiration has been drawn from the world of racing, plus it is equipped with one of the best engines to be found – a movement by Zenith SA.
Due to the non-compromising foundation on which Halda was established, we live by the rule that only the best is good enough. That is why we would never settle for a movement that does not live up to our standards, and that is why the Race Pilot has a movement by one of the best manufacturers in the world. Mikael Sandström, CEO
The caliber 685 from Zenith is self-winding featuring a Power Reserve indicator, decorated with Côtes de Genève and Clous de Paris, and fitted with a specially designed rotor in heavy metal. This beautiful movement can be seen through a crystal case-back that has a magnifying effect. The Race Pilot will be available in three different versions – Silver Geneva, Gun Metal Geneva and the Black Luminova.
You are welcome to visit our new website at www.haldasweden.com which will be released on the 25th of April, the same day as the premiere of the new Halda at the Baselworld watch exhibition.
When developing the Halda Race Pilot the goal was to create the best watch ever made for racing. We gathered a team of experienced race drivers and engineers in order to develop functions that truly make a difference in professional racing. This cooperation resulted in the Race Module featuring a unique program with functions that never before have been incorporated in a wristwatch.
RACETRACK – Featuring information about 150 of the most popular racetracks in the world, such as lap length and altitude used for engine optimization.
RACE CHRONOGRAPH – Given the information drawn from the Racetrack function this advanced chronograph calculates average speed and measures lap time of two cars simultaneously with accuracy down to 1/100 of a second.
FIA FORMULA 1 COUNTDOWN – Warning system of time remaining until Formation Lap according to the Formula 1 regulations of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), developed for race engineers in particular, to keep track on critical events prior to race start.
The HR2012-1 movement of the Race Module is developed in-house and although the watch being an advanced racing instrument, a lot of effort has been put into creating the easy to use interface making an instruction manual unnecessary. Based on feedback from extreme testing, the Halda team has fine-tuned the functions in the Race Module to perfection which illustrates the non-compromising quality of Halda Watch Co.
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Every timepiece that leaves the Halda factory holds the promise of uncompromising quality that our founder once established and – at the same time, truly make a functional difference for the user experience. We are proud to announce yet another groundbreaking watch that challenges the best watch manufacturers in the world – the Halda Race Pilot.
The Halda Race Pilot is developed in close cooperation with race drivers and engineers. It is based on the same concept as its predecessor the Halda Space Discovery – a concept constructed for functional superiority featuring a time platform and interchangeable time modules created for optimal performance in their respective environment.
Once again two modules has been developed – one mechanical and one electronic, but this time the new timepiece from Halda is designed for a wider audience and will therefore not be limited.
The new Halda Race Pilot will be unveiled at Baselworld on the 25th of April and is guaranteed to make your motor run.
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Years go by fast even in the line of business dedicated to the art of time keeping. Realizing that it has already been almost two years since the launch of the first modern Halda, a sum up of the near past and an update of the future might be in order.
We are more than pleased to let you know that we have had more international customers for Halda Space Discovery than we expected. We have had the honor of delivering to several astronauts – both private but also professional astronauts that use their watches as instruments during research on space missions. We also received the prestigious Red Dot Design award in 2012 for the uncompromising Halda-concept of which the Space Discovery is based on. All this is great evidence that Halda Watch Co produce truly unique timepieces for truly unique purposes.
The first journey with the Halda Space Discovery has led to many new and interesting encounters pointing to an exciting future. However, what we are most excited about at the moment is the fact that we soon will be able to present a new Halda timepiece, developed for another extreme area with the highest of demands. We are very proud of this watch and we have once again managed to surprise even ourselves when it comes to what can be done in the world of watchmaking.
I know you do not want to miss out on this, so make sure to visit us again soon for more information on Halda’s next chapter. It’s really going to be something else, I can promise you that!
Mikael Sandström, CEO
HALDA WATCH Co.
Late last year, we presented the news that Halda is available at Bergström’s Ur in Malmö. Now we are pleased to inform that the cooperation has expanded and the Halda Space Discovery now also is available in Bergström’s boutique in Gothenburg, located at Östra Hamngatan 43 on the famous Avenyn. As always, you are more than welcome for a visit and a demonstration of the Halda watch.
As the process of finding the most prominent resellers for Halda Watch Co in Sweden is beginning to come to an end, the focus now shifts to finding the best suited resellers on the international market. Follow us here for the latest news of our retail network organization.
The process of hand-picking premium resellers for Halda watches continues. The latest cooperation connects Halda to a greater coverage of the domestic market with another boutique among the most prominent retailers of exclusive timepieces in Sweden.
This time, it’s the flagship store of Bergströms Ur in Malmö, located in the southern part of Sweden that has been selected as a point of sale for Halda Watch Co. Bergströms Ur has a long history of retailing high-end watches and they are well known for providing excellent service and great knowledge of fine watch making.
Bergströms Ur is located at Gustav Adolfs Torg 43 in the heart of Malmö and you are more than welcome for a visit and a demonstration of the Halda watch.
As previously announced the Halda Space Discovery limited edition received the Red Dot Design Award this year. With more than 14.000 entries from over 70 countries, the award is one of the most prestigious design awards one can ever get – often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Design.
On July 2nd representatives from Halda Watch Co collected the award at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany.
We are proud to be among other winning brands such as Porsche, Apple, Philips and BMW.
Designer Andreas Lundquist and CEO Mikael Sandström at the Red Dot Award 2012.
While you are reading this, the watchmakers at Halda are replacing the first sapphire crystal of the Space Module with the Hesalite crystal – a space proven material.
As you may know, it is mandatory to exchange the crystal before going to space due to safety precautions. Although the sapphire crystal is scratch resistant, it shatters if broken, making it a hazard in space. The Hesalite crystal, on the other hand, is more sensitive to scratches though almost impossible to shatter. Hence, making it more suited for space missions. Whenever an owner of the Space Module is going to space Halda will exchange the sapphire, and now it is time again.
Earlier, the Halda watch was tested by Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang onboard the space shuttle Discovery, and now it´s time for Halda to enter space again onboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, this time with another astronaut.
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Halda continues to expand its cooperation with the most prominent resellers in the world, who share our belief that only the best is good enough. This time, the turn has come to the flagship store of Nymans Ur 1851 – one of the most exclusive boutiques in northern Europe – located in the most luxurious street of Stockholm.
For over 160 years, the family owned Nymans Ur has been working with the finest of timepieces. Thanks to their great knowledge and exceptional service they have become an institution for watch connoisseurs.
Halda Watch Co is proud to announce that the Halda Space Discovery Limited Edition has received the Red Dot Design Award.
The award is one of the most prestigious design awards one can ever get, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Design’. The Red Dot is an internationally recognized competition, highly respected by experts in the field as a warranty of great aesthetic forms and lasting trends. With more than 14.000 entries from over 70 countries, the Red Dot Design Award is one of the biggest design competitions in the world.
We are really honored to receive the Red Dot award. It’s a great acknowledgement and an evidence of how hard work actually pays off. So much time has been spent by the Halda team developing the Halda Space Discovery, trying to accomplish the perfect balance between mechanics, advanced functions and design, and this award is a confirmation that we have succeeded. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
We have been very pleased to continuously receive feedback from astronauts who are using the Halda watch as an instrument for research on a regular basis. Consequently the Space Module software has been updated according to their latest findings and demands. The Halda team has fine-tuned the G-Force sensors to optimize the measurements so that quick movements will be filtered, as it otherwise could disturb the measurement. The astronauts are primarily interested in measuring what G-Force the body is exposed to in different situations. We have also added the new function “Mission Mode”, which allows the display to be active all the time during space missions.
Naturally, owners of the Halda Space Discovery are more than welcome to update their Space Module at their earliest convenience, free of charge. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Recently the popular TV-show Gran Turismo from TV8 visited our watch factory and we got the opportunity to guide the viewers through the manufacturing process of the Halda Space Discovery as well as the history of Halda. I also got to test-drive a unique 1950’s racing car from Veritas equipped with a Halda timing instrument from the same period.
For our international friends we hereby present to you the uncut version with subtitles.
Please enjoy the visit to our factory!
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We are proud to announce that Halda have reached an agreement with one of the world’s absolute most luxurious retailer of watches; the newly opened, and spectacular boutique, solely focused on exclusive and exotic timepieces at the flagship store of El Corte Inglés in Madrid, Spain.
The boutique, which is determined only to feature the most exclusive, innovative, and unique watches, found the Halda Space Discovery to be a perfect timepiece for its special section of collector items.
We have received great response from Spain, where some of our very first customers are to be found. With the bold ambition that El Corte Inglés have stated, we were very pleased when they specifically asked for Halda to be a part of their new flagship store and that I got the opportunity to educate the store staff myself. Also, the fact that we share the belief that you cannot compromise if you want to be among the best, makes us really proud to be part of El Corte Inglés in Madrid. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
The store is located at Paseo de la Castellana, Calle Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 79, and you can visit the store website here!
Halda Watch Co. is invited to exhibit the Halda Space Discovery at the Gran Turismo Expo 2011 – Selected Car Show. The expo will feature the latest sports and luxury cars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, as well as vintage classics, along with the Halda watch.
Later this fall, on November the 21st, Halda will be featured in the Gran Turismo tv-show where our CEO Mikael Sandström guides you through the history of Halda and the production process of the Space Discovery watch.
Ever since the presentation of the first modern Halda took place earlier this year the public attention and interest have been remarkable. We are both humbled and honored by this. However, a vast majority has importantly expressed a desire to learn more about the watch. As a response, we hereby invite you to have a closer look at the Halda Space Discovery through a compressed version of the manual that will accompany each watch upon order.
Through this manual you have the opportunity to explore and learn more about Halda, its unique concept and the two different modules.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
Halda is currently undertaking a thorough process to hand-pick premium stores around the world that will become authorized Halda resellers. Our aim is to work closely with a few highly exclusive resellers that will represent us in different cities and on different markets worldwide.
We are proud to present the collaboration with the renowned Swedish watch reseller Jarl Sandin of Gothenburg. They have been one of Scandinavia’s most exclusive stores for a long time, with exceptional quality and superior service. As always, our motto is to never compromise, and it holds as a promise for everything we do. Hence, Jarl Sandin is a perfect match for Halda.
The Halda Space Discovery release was successfully held at Jarl Sandin on May 31. If you do not have the opportunity to visit Gothenburg, you can still contact Halda Watch Co for order.
Check back soon for more news on our reseller network organization.
One of the hardest tests a timepiece was ever put to is of course the one that was conducted during space mission STS-128, where astronauts truly gave Halda a run for its money. But there are other tough tests as well. Last week, the Halda Space Discovery completed a ten day testdrive over at KronosBlog. How did we do when a true watch critic examined and inspected us in great detail? Well, have a look for yourself at http://kronosclub.blogspot.com/2011/04/10-day-testdrive-halda-space-discovery.html.
At the Halda Watch Company we agree with the words from one of the world’s leading watch magazines – Swiss Watch Makers.
As you know; their editorial team is constantly trying to discover what’s best out there. There are so many existing brands that bring out new models and many new brands that see the light, both in Switzerland and elsewhere in the world. Hence, the plethora of brands makes choice difficult, and there are never enough pages available according to Simone Riesen, Editor-in-chief.
It is therefore a gratifying testimonial that Swiss Watch Makers have chosen to feature Halda Space Discovery in their latest edition.
The Halda Space Discovery unites clever functionality with slick design while pioneering use of highly advanced material in a watch. A piece like that can only be properly kept in a presentation case that can measure up to the high level of quality, style and innovation of the time piece itself.
Such a case did not exist. Until now.
In 2010, Halda Watch Company challenged legendary Bohemian crystal glass craftsmanship specialist, Dr. Petr Larva of Larva Design Co, to invent a watch case with extraordinary qualities that would do the revolutionary concept of the first modern Halda justice.
After a year of product design and development, Dr. Larva has created the Halda Crystal Arc, a watch case made out of crystal, representing the sky, with a silver medal representing the moon, both resting on a metal base. Its presentation creates a levitation effect that makes the time piece appear to float freely in the box around the moon. Underneath, the metal base serves as a storage place for the components of the groundbreaking watch concept.
Dr. Petr Larva says, “The Halda Crystal Arc treats the watch like a piece of jewelry. And not just like any gem or valuable metal, the advanced hypermodern luxury jewelry box is inspired by the watch concept and made especially for space travelers.”
The Halda Crystal Arc will first be presented at the Basel Watch Fair in March 2011 together with the Halda Space Discovery and thereafter made available for Halda owners only per order.
Halda Watch Company is a proud member of an exclusive group of companies. On March 16th, we had the pleasure to present our product and business as leading examples of pioneering Swedish engineering and entrepreneurship to members of the Swedish Royal Family. The presentation took place in Botkyrka County, outside Stockholm, where Halda CEO, Mikael Sandström, met with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
Halda Watch Company is honored to have been given the opportunity to invite such prominent guests for a demonstration of how the Halda Space Discovery represents cutting edge electronics, innovation and design.
Read more about how the history of the Halda Watch Company is linked to the Swedish Crown and the Halda Space Discovery at (Fact sheet – Halda Watch Co.)
The Halda Space Discovery has been selected to represent recent development in advanced technological tools used for space excursions in the ‘NASA – A Human Adventure exhibition’. The exhibition is designed to give museum visitors a closer look at the human exploration of space since its start in the 1960s, via current missions and on to possibilities for the yet unknown discoveries of tomorrow.
The Halda Space Discovery will be part of the exhibition as an example of the highly advanced electronic equipment modern astronauts depend on and use as part of their exploring of space.
The exhibition world premiered in Stockholm at Tekniska museet in the end of January and will stay until November of 2011 before it continues on to reach multiple stops across the planet. More information can be found here: http://www.tekniskamuseet.se/1/1800.html
The presentation of the very first modern Halda watch took place at a closed ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on February 17th. Aside the numbered time piece, astronaut Fuglesang also received a specially designed Flight Strap for his travel to space featuring his name and the flag of his home country, Sweden.
It is a true honor to provide leading astronauts with the Halda Space Discovery. It is the ultimate proof that we have succeeded in creating a product that actually works – and makes a real difference – in the extreme conditions in space. Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co
That was the motto of Henning Hammarlund, the founder of Halda, back in 1887. It has also been our guiding star ever since we took upon the task of bringing back Halda into the future. The 21st century Halda concept carries his legacy forward in refusing to compromise on quality, functionality, style and innovation. And our driving force has been to develop a revolutionary concept with one uniting feature: enabling the watch to be transformed to befit all situations in a life with the highest of demands. That is why it is based on functional superiority.
The Halda Space Discovery is our first demonstration of this. It has been developed over years together with merited engineers, renowned watch makers and an astronaut. It was tested in the most extreme environments – space. And together with its combination of cutting-edge electronics and an unusually high beat mechanical movement we are proud to say that the watch is simply one of a kind.
After months of fine-tuning the first Halda Space Discovery was ready for delivery. Number 002 out of a limited series of 128, has now been delivered to Christer Fuglesang. Fuglesang has been part of the development of the watch by contributing with insights and list of demands for needs and requirements in outer space – as well as the execution of the final test in space during his NASA space mission on board space shuttle Discovery in 2009.
The delivery took place in Stockholm on February 17th at the Grand Hotel at a closed ceremony where Fuglesang also received a specially designed Flight Strap featuring his name and flag of home country Sweden.
This also starts the next journey for Halda. The Halda Space Discovery is actually just the beginning.
You are welcome to follow our journey at www.haldasweden.com
Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.
Ever since the world premiere of the Halda Space Discovery at Baselworld the watch has received considerate amount of international attention and recognition. We are both humble and pleased that so many revered watch people from around the globe share our belief that the uniqueness of the modern Halda transcends borders.
Please have a look for yourself and explore how the word about the Halda Space Discovery is spread around the globe:
Here follows some examples of magazines
The world’s leading brands and manufacturers are gathering in Shanghai when the 2010 World Expo kicks off on May 1st. Halda has been chosen to represent Sweden thanks to its “manifestation of advanced and pioneering technical engineering and fine mechanics”. Thus, Halda is recognized as a prime example of the finest that Sweden has to offer in terms of innovation, design, and creativity. We are humble to have qualified to the list of leading Swedish companies such as Ericsson, ASSA Abloy, and Sandvik that also will represent the nation in Shanghai.
The Swedish theme during the World Expo is “The Spirit of Innovation”, and it is this spirit that has been the foundation behind Halda ever since Henning Hammarlund founded the brand and the company back in 1887, and with the launch of the Halda Space Discovery we are bringing his legacy to life.
Not only are we proud to represent Sweden at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, we are also certain that Halda Space Discovery will challenge all visitors to rethink the whole meaning of what a watch will constitute in the future.
Every year about 100,000 visitors from the specialist retail and wholesale trade make their way to BASELWORLD – the World Watch and Jewellery Show, to discover the current trends and view the latest creations from the watch and jewellery sectors.
This year a few select journalists and visitors will be invited to a very exclusive event at BASELWORLD where the Halda Space Discovery is finally unveiled before the world. We will, of course, keep you posted on the event.
Despite not even having been seen yet The Halda Space Discovery is already making waves. We are very happy to announce that the Halda Watch Co have been invited to be exhibited in the Swedish pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai for its “manifestation of advanced and pioneering technical engineering and fine mechanics.” We are honoured by this and very much looking forward to Shanghai!