Innovative resin technique
The itr2® was born 3 years ago, when one of our most important watchmaking customers took the gamble to create a high performance watch, whose total weight does not exceed 25g.
Consulted for this project, we first considered manufacturing this case in plastic injection, a technology used until then for all of the customer's parts.
However, this was without taking into account the real technical challenge of this watch: combining a new material, very high technical performance and a visual finish never before achieved.
After 8 months of research, testing and development, we came up with itr2®: Innovative Revolutionary Resin Technique.
It is a composite material, filled with carbon nanotube particles, capable of meeting extremely complex specifications in every respect.
Leaving our core business of injection moulding completely aside, we have developed a unique composite material using a top secret process.
With a hardness comparable to that of a watchmaking metal, it is machined with the same tolerances and the same precision.
Fully coloured, it can be polished, bead-blasted, lacquered and satin-finished, it does not oxidise and can even be set with diamonds.
The most incredible thing is that it weighs 8 times less:
- stainless steel density: 8
- itr2® density : 1.15
To date, there is no equivalent, no material capable of competing with itr2®.
After having conquered some of the biggest watch brands, itr2® is now conquering the jewellery, eyewear, cosmetics, leather goods and even medical sector.