« Everything is possible for those who dream, dare, work and never give up. »
An audacious bet
In 2012, the Halchimy operates between watchmaking and a surprising dream.
Halchimy was born from an unusual encounter!
That of a dream born in the sleep of Kevin, then a young computer engineer.
He wanted this meeting to be real and when he woke up, he decided to go and meet the watchmaking industry.
Its name is inspired by the story of « The Alchemist » by Paolo Coelho where a Spanish shepherd sets out to conquer a hidden treasure after also having a dream.
« I woke up one morning disturbed by a dream I had in my sleep where I saw myself with my brother Nicolas handling a very special watch, equipped with a system allowing to make it adjustable. A system that I had never seen before! » Kevin OUALLI
Kevin and Nicolas become familiar with the watchmaking industry, which was still unknown to them before this famous dream.
Birth of Halchimy and conception in 3D of the first sketches.
The first technical studies around the concept are followed by the creation of prototypes in 3D printing. In late 2015, the patent for the interchangeable horn system was filed.
The project is slow to materialize. An in-depth reflection of the concept is necessary.
An unexpected business trip will take Halchimy to a whole new level.
The events follow one another. The first prototypes see the light of day and are presented for the first time at the world’s largest watchmaking exhibition: Baselworld.
Production and marketing of the first Audace watch collection is launched at the corner of Rue de la Paix and Place Vendôme.
« Nothing predestined me to go into watchmaking one day. Nothing but my dream, so real that it has become my life project.
I always wanted to be creative and have more freedom. Perhaps the dream I had was the key. » – Kevin OUALLI
A family history
In the watchmaking world, there are no two like Kevin Oualli. Aesthete entrepreneur, jack-of-all-trades and go-getter, Kevin is driven by this constant, the irresistible desire to undertake. An overflowing ardor that he dedicates entirely to the achievement of his dream.
« The dream I had in my sleep has finally become reality and is now a patented technological innovation, unique in the world! »
Nicolas Oualli shares the same dream as his brother. But when the first one rushes, he observes and takes a step back to better understand the issues. An alchemy which is certainly not foreign to the lightning evolution of the project.
« Kevin finally convinced me to go with him in his adventure, to make his dream come true at any cost. He is my brother and even if I had doubts, I had no other choice than to support him and surround him as best I could, in order to carry out his crazy project! »