FOUNDERS' MESSAGE - BROTHERS WITH A PASSION FOR TIME
Welcome to SCALFARO – WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS.
Having grown up in a family with a longstanding tradition in the field of fine jewellery we share a great respect for craftsmanship and creativity. Since we can remember, my brother and myself were fascinated by the process of creation. To see your ideas come to life from a sketch on a piece of paper to a first prototype and finally to a finished object is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Our passion for craftsmanship and engineering has been driving us since our youth to collect timepieces incorporating distinct features and of outstanding quality. In 2001 the time had come for us to tap our entrepreneurial genes and start our own company. SCALFARO was born with the aim of creating WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS just like ourselves…
At SCALFARO we are guided by long-term vision and a passionate dedication to quality, design and service. SCALFARO expresses our fascination with engineering, motorsport and maritime world. Never shy of taking on new challenges, we are particularely proud of developments such as our editions incorporating original material of some of the world’s most rare and valuable cars, our own RetroMoon complication movement or our innovative collaboration with leading yacht designer Espen Oeino.
We hope you enjoy our work and would be delighted to welcome you among the special circle of enthusiasts owning a SCALFARO timepiece.
Alexander Kuhnle & Dominik Kuhnle
The design of SCALFARO is inspired by the worlds of motorsport and yachting with its unique mix of adrenaline and beauty. At SCALFARO we believe in living an intense life, taking on the challenges and accepting the chances life offers. Our experiences, insights and inspiraton gathered by travelling the world have poured into the creation of SCALFARO.
SCALFARO timepieces radiate with a touch of “racetrack and ballroom”, both sportive and elegant at the same time. Not only unique in appearance, but also very refined with uncompromising attention to detail, SCALFARO represents a fascinating blend of traditional craftsmanship and the most sophisticated manufacturing techniques coming alive with a dedication to every detail, exceptional workmanship and watchmaking mastery. In short: WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS
THE SCALFARO LIMITED EDITION TIMEPIECES:
At SCALFARO we are a team of passionate people. We take our energy and inspiration from all things mechanical, in particular from the worlds of classic cars, yachts and aviation.
With our special editions we would like to share our love for precision and fine engineering by putting the limelight on the engineers, designers and craftsmen that shaped our world as we know it today. We celebrate their achievements and creations with truly outstanding timepieces that have a story to tell…
The founders of SCALFARO envision their timepieces to be of unique design and sophisticated technical complexity yet resolutely functional.
Quality of construction and design is evidenced by details such as the unique and exclusively developed ScalfaScrews, the interplay of polished and satin-finished Surfaces as well as the imposing architecture of its multi-level, multi-faceted case design.
Many details make up the facets of SCALFARO’s personality and lead to a characteristic look that can easily be recognized among other timepieces.
SCALFARO timekeepers distinguish themselves also by a number of exclusive and useful technical features:
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, refined mechanical movements, water-resistance to at least 100 meters (330 feet, 10 ATM), screw-down crown, fluorescent hands and luminous applications on the watch dial as well as the transparent sapphire crystal case back fixed with the exclusive “ScalfaScrews” are among the technical characteristics that make up the unique identity of a genuine SCALFARO timepiece.
PURE CRAFTMANSHIP – THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
SCALFARO represents a fascinating blend of traditional craftsmanship and the latest high-tech manufacturing techniques. From the earliest sketches, the first prototypes to the final timepiece, every aspect is handled with extreme attention to quality and with professionalism.
The complex construction of SCALFARO timepieces displays a creative alliance of aesthetics, engineering and watchmaking.
MECHANICAL MOVEMENTS – TICKING BEAUTIES
At SCALFARO we work only with the finest quality Swiss mechanical movements. True to our philosophy of mechanical timekeeping, the SCALFARO lines offer unconventional complications and exclusive mechanisms.
WATCH CASES – THE POWER OF FORM
At SCALFARO we put special attention on the creation and development of our highly complex watch cases. Each shape is created with an obsessive attention to detail from sketch to prototype to final timepiece. The sophisticated finish of our timepieces with its interplay of shiny and matt finish is second to none.
THE CULTURE OF SCALFARO
SCALFARO is a living brand with its founders taking care of every aspect of its creation, production and distribution, thus guaranteeing a product of exceptional quality – a product with character, true to SCALFARO’s culture of excellence.
The creation of SCALFARO is lead by three basic elements:
SCALFARO lives from the restless energy and creativity of its founders. They constantly strive for perfectionism. Not only do they demand of their products to be of uncompromising quality and refinement, but also do they set the highest standards when it comes to designing their timepieces.
Flawless quality in design, manufacture, distribution and service requires a clear vision. Innovation is the result of strong ideas in combination with the ability and the permanent ambition to accomplish them. On one side we are proud to say that we demand and accept only the best, but on the other side we also prepared to go the extra mile and invest the necessary time and care to achieve this goal.
SCALFARO’s founders treasure their timepieces from the creation, manufacture and distribution of each piece, guaranteeing a product of outstanding quality that has successfully undergone stringent quality and timing tests. The competence and the expertise of the people behind SCALFARO make the quality and the excellence of its timepieces ensuring they stand proof to the test of time.
SCALFARO is a living brand with its founders taking care of every aspect of its creation, production and distribution, thus guaranteeing a product of exceptional quality. A product with character, true to SCALFARO’s culture of excellence. The same commitment applies to the handling of after sales service by our skilled master watchmakers. We at SCALFARO aim to satisfy our clients by providing flawless service and offering flexible and effective solutions to problems.
Every SCALFARO timepiece is meticulously crafted from the finest materials and undergoes stringent quality controls. Only authorized SCALFARO retailers are qualified to ensure appropriate after-sales service and are authorized to provide the SCALFARO limited warranty service in accordance with SCALFARO’s instructions.
SCALFARO – THE EPITOME OF CONTEMPORARY LUXURY
Designed, manufactured and finished with exceptional care and commitment, each SCALFARO timepiece is the perfect expression of what its founders describe as: CONTEMPORARY LUXURY
The art of luxury lies in the sophisticated and masterful composition of beauty, flawless workmanship, and exceptional quality of design. Coupled with spirit and the constant search for excellence in every aspect, these values come together to achieve a unique and characteristic blend.
It is the contemporary interpretation of this composition – taking into account the active nature and the increasingly complex demands of today’s lifestyles – that makes SCALFARO the pioneer of a new philosophy of luxury.
The founders of SCALFARO are proud to dedicate their skills to the creation of unique and precious timepieces representing the avantgarde of luxury.