Mr. Shatner's reaction to viewing the timepiece the first time was priceless. We secretively captured the candid moment so we could see his genuine reaction.
The Passages timepiece is limited edition and has some features you will not find on any other watch on the market. This is a promise. Whether the Meteor dust placed on the dial or the uniquely double curved oblong Sapphire Crystal, Our custom created oblong case...we have created a timepiece that is unlike any other on the market.
The entire vision of this watch came about by a chance encounter with William Shatner. Casper Van Dien, an ambassador of the Egard Brand, was followed by William Shatner on Twitter.
When Mr. Shatner saw the Egard timepiece on Casper, he immediately wanted to own some of our timepieces. (Casper and Bill pictured below the first time they connected over the pieces both sporting Egard on their wrists)
Mr. Shatner enjoyed wearing our timepieces and requested to meet with Casper and Ilan. They spent well over an hour discussing horology, time, the universe and family. There was a strong connection because of Ilan's intensity to what some might call an obsession with time: Mr. Shatner related to it.
They discussed the meaning of time passing as we age, and the few true moments that reflect a good life, moments not to be wasted.
It was His father (seen below wearing a timepiece I made for him) who is the inspiration and motivation behind Egard Watch Company.
Sometime later Mr. Shatner reached out to Ilan to discuss ways to bring their mutual vision to reality.
From the initial meeting, it quickly grew into many sessions of them sitting around discussing what the watch could be, sketching out ideas and discussing what was important to in a watch from both a functional standpoint and a personal standpoint.
Bill and Ilan embarked on a YEAR LONG JOURNEY to build the signature timepiece dedicated to his grandchildren and signifying the passages of time. Through the year, they created more than just a watch. They created a piece of mechanical artwork that you can wear on your wrist signifying the passage of time…
However, both realized that they envisioned a watch that was unique, but would also have to be extremely functional.
Limited Edition (official William Shatner watch) 316L 45mm "oblong" case Dial dusted with 100 percent authentic asteroid dust 3D multi layered, multi textured dial with carbon fiber and open heart to showcase the movement Domed sapphire crystal with AR coating Automatic movement (modified Miyota 8S27) with Sun and Moon indicator Exhibition sapphire crystal caseback showcasing the movement Caseback engraved with Mr. Shatners signature and number of the watch 5atm / 50 meters water resistant Specially treated rubber strap with butterfly buckle 3 year warranty