Who is ADVOLAT?
Since opening their Basel, Switzerland workshop in 2011, ADVOLAT has enjoyed a growing reputation for their uncompromising focus on quality and a providing a line of timepieces that are Strictly Limited, Individually Numbered, and Always Sapphire.
ADVOLAT North America was founded in a partnership between Ulrich Wahl Holdings LLC, a Veteran owned business, and ADVOLAT Schweiz to bring their watches to the North American market.
Formed in the Internet age, the ADVOLAT's founder, Dr. Wolf Franke saw an opportunity to combine Swiss watchmaking tradition with a modern business model. Providing a hand assembled, extremely well made and field tested watch at a very moderate price point.
All watch models are limited edition runs of primarily 888 or 8888 pieces. When a model sells out it, will never be reproduced. This makes owning an ADVOLAT timepiece a unique and personal experience.
What's inside an ADVOLAT?
Sapphire CrystalsSapphire Crystals are the invisible difference between a premium watch and its standard counterpart. It offers a glass surface with absolute clarity. 100% fog free on the inside - and virtually non scratch able on the outside. Rated almost as hard as white diamond on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, the Sapphire Crystals in each ADVOLAT time piece is a perfect accompaniment to any adventure!
316L Marine Grade Steel
All watch cases are made from 316L 'marine grade' stainless steel, the same grade used for yacht fittings. 316L steel does not contain any molybdenum, which makes it a frequently used material for ultra sensitive purposes. 316L steel is even approved for applications inside the human body!
'Best in class' Movements
The movement is the heart and soul of any watch. ADVOLAT watches feature a variety of quality movements for every taste. From high precision Swiss Made Quartz to classic Miyota-based Automatics, and even a Valjoux 7750 based timepiece. Whether you prefer absolute accuracy, or the charm of a mechanical movement, you'll find what you're looking for in our collection.
A Strap for Every Taste
ADVOLAT sources the finest calf leather from various locales in Europe. This material lays the foundation for straps that are 'thick' and rich - and age very gracefully. Designed with longevity in mind, material quality is never sacrifice with an ADVOLAT strap.
Other options are classy Stainless Steel bracelets, made of the same 316L high quality Stainless Steel.
Also Caoutchouc straps on some models, which is a natural rubber. These straps are ultra waterproof and have a high resilience. It also has a high stretch ratio. This is a choice for more active wearers.
For an experience like no other, Milanaise straps utilize a fine Stainless Steel mesh and a super strong magnetic closure to give a lightweight feeling to an equipped watch. All Milanaise equipped variants include a high quality AMS ( ADVOLAT Magnetic Shield ), which provides a shielding around the movement to protect its accuracy from any magnetic rays.
The ADVOLAT line is designed with flexibility in mind, with the ability to change the strap on demand with very little effort. We offer many additional styles of straps for your timepiece. Please reach out to us so we can cater straps to your personal taste!