In 1996, professional diver Frank Huyghe created the RALF TECH brand: diving suits, buoyancy compensators, regulators, masks, etc. In 2003, on the strength of his personal experience, he designed a watch that could withstand the enormous pressures of the ocean depths and beat the World Record of deep diving. This was the RALF TECH WR1.
Since then, the brand has gained valuable expertise with water resistance, thanks to the feedback of professional divers, as well as the special forces operators who use these watches daily, on exercise or while completing military missions. Self-improvement and personal commitment have become guiding values for RALF TECH.
Friends of the brand include Paul Grisoni, a pioneering sports parachutist (1988) and multiple world formation skydiving champion; Nelson Panciatici, racing driver, European and world endurance champion with Alpine; Armel Le Cléac’h, multiple ocean racing world champion; and extreme explorer Rémi Camus.
This 100% independent family firm is entirely self-funded. All profits are reinvested to promote research and continue to create high-performing timepieces.