About Celeste Watch Co.

About Celeste Watch

Celeste Watch Company is changing the game.  I strive to create brilliant timepieces with mixed media dials that not only tell time but also serve as an art piece for your wrist. Made with an engineer's eye, using only the finest materials, these timepieces are a stunning complement to your style, attitude and flare.


What Makes Us Different

  1. Yes, our watches also tell time beautifully. Equipped with a Swiss quartz movement, this watch only deviates up to two seconds per day and you won't have to change the battery for four years.
  2. Sapphire Crystal - the crystal or glass on a Celeste Watch is virtually scratch-proof, only a diamond is harder.
  3. Handcrafted Dial - Our dials use mixed materials. We don't print pictures and numbers on the dials like other manufacturers, we combine materials such as brass, wood and shell to create faces, colors and looks that blend with your everyday and spice up your special occasions.
  4. Hand Sewn Leather Band - I love vegetable-tanned leather and only use this kind of leather for my bands. Vegetable-Tanned leather, made with natural tannins,  looks and feels more natural and has a beautiful texture of color. Over time, the band will just get better. If you've ever seen a leather jacket or bag that looks beautifully aged, it's probably vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather develops a patina over time, giving the leather a soft sheen and beautiful depth of color. The patina develops in response to usage and exposure to sunlight and heat, making each item truly unique to the owner. Chrome-tanned leather does not improve with age or develop a patina. Vegetable-tanned leather also often smells sweet and earthy, rather than the chemical, synthetic smell of chrome-tanned leather.
  5. Water Resistant - Celeste Watches are water resistant to 30 meters. I don't recommend swimming but they can withstand splashing and some moisture.
  6. Lifetime Warranty - I want you to be happy with your purchase. Every Celeste Watch comes with a lifetime warranty/guarantee in craft(wo)manship. If you are unsatisfied with the performance of your watch, we'll make it right. Whether you made the purchase or received your watch as a gift, it's Celeste's guarantee that your watch will maintain its beauty and precision. More Information
  7. Watch dials and leather bands are designed, handcrafted, and assembled in the Pacific Northwest.
  8. Finished watches are hand assembled in Springfield, Oregon.

Sustainability

All watches are composed of real shell, harvested and managed under strict fishing quotas. Only the waste shell is used. Product shade, pattern, and color variations are inherent natural characteristics.


Quality

Celeste Watch Company uses only the highest quality materials.
  • The cases are made of 316L stainless steel which is hypoallergenic and also extremely durable.
  • The sapphire crystal is virtually scratch proof.
  • The time-keeping movement is one of the best and most accurate.
  • The leather bands are vegetable-tanned making them luxurious and long lasting.
  • The worry-free warranty covers everything! Live you life and know you are in good hands..


Our Beginnings

I’ve been in love with watches and clocks for as long as I can remember. I began wearing watches at age four.  At seven years old, I begged my Mom for a Charlie Tuna watch.  I ate tuna sandwiches everyday for several months so that we could accumulate enough labels to send away for it. I loved that watch.


Because going to watch school in the U.S. wasn't really an option in the 1980's, I pursued an engineering degree and mostly forgot about my love.


Then, in 2008, the "time" bug hit again. My curiosity and appreciation for watches came rushing back - all of the passion, adoration and zeal was suddenly front and center in my life again.  I started buying hundreds of old watches and took each one apart. I organized the parts and then began putting them together as different pieces. I amassed a large collection of watchmaking tools, read every book I could find on the subject, and over the next five years, as my skills improved, the ideas flowed too. I knew I needed to make the perfect watch - something to beautifully complement my love of nature, the ocean and art. I wanted something organic and crafted by hand so that each piece would be unique and inspired.


A consistent beat, a rhythm that moves you, and an art piece that inspires make every day better. Life's adventures are better with Celeste.