Announced in 2020, the WeAntStory is a Swiss made wristwatch inspired by the formidable nature of ants. It is a collaborative project between Luc Pellaton, founder of the Swiss watch brand WATCHE and Chen Zhiguang, contemporary artist, China.
Made of black grade 5 titanium, this timepiece boasts a bold design inspired by the resilience of ants. The stand-out features of the watch are its stealthy appearance, innovative dial design and a flexible strap equipped with a patented technology.
The front side of the watch is designed after the face of an ant. Featuring an armour-like guilloche pattern, the metal face of the watch incorporates two glass crystals, evoking the eyes of an ant. Through these two openings made of sapphire crystals, the watch displays the hour and minute.
Its 47 mm diameter case in polished black grade 5 titanium features black screws and sapphire crystal caseback. The watch houses an automatic calibre with additional module signed WeAntStory. The WeEngine01 movement features an engraved and lacquered oscillating weight. Beating at 28,800 vph, it provides 42 hours power reserve.
Made of Fluoroelastomer (a fluorocarbon-based synthetic rubber), the watch strap is flexible, smooth, odourless and waterproof. It does not feature a buckle or loop, but a patented system for securing it around the wrists.