Our Brand Partner : Mint Evolutive
MINT is the only brand that provides you with a one-stop shop for watches, parts, accessories, tools, workshops and video tutorials - cutting out all the frustration and confusion and giving you everything you need to enjoy the satisfaction and appeal of watch modding.
Introducing The Only Mechanical Watch That Offers You What No Other Watch Can.
The trouble with almost every watch out there is that the same piece you buy can also be bought by anyone else, leaving very little room for your self-expression, uniqueness, and character to shine through. Your watch should be totally unique to who you are and what your individual story is.
- Imagine a watch that was totally yours and no one else's - one that had been put together and customized under your careful guidance.
- Imagine a watch that couldn't be replicated by anyone else in the room - a distinct piece that stood for you and told your story.
- Imagine a watch that served as the ultimate conversation piece (and never left you without something to say in any social situation).
This is what we're now able to bring to you with our MINT Evolutive Watches and our Modding Kits - a unique, customizable timepiece and experience born out of our founder's passion for vintage watches and watch modding...without any loss in quality or style.
Forging Peace Of Mind With A Piece Of Time
There's a reason why hobbies such as model-building have such a fiercely dedicated following - the concentration, precision and attention they put into assembling something impressive is not only deeply satisfying, but is a much healthier way to pass the time than mindlessly absorbing TV, Netflix or YouTube videos for hours on end (with doctors even claiming that engaging pastimes can lead to decreased stress and increased health and life expectancy, similar to the effects of exercise). MINT Evolutive is the same way.
We're often defined by our hobbies - and MINT Evolutive watch modding not only serves as a fascinating and satisfying one, but also shows off your attention to detail and commitment to quality every time someone glances at your wrist.
You'll feel the joy of a craftsman, the accomplishment of an artist, and be the definitive expert on YOUR watch - without needing any professional experience or setting aside hundreds to find watches to practice on.
THE STORY : A Tragedy and Incredible Legacy Leads to a Lifetime Passion for Watches
The story of Mint Evolutive starts with Hong Kong-based, French Designer and Founder Alexandre Besson, whose father passed away tragically one day of May. He left his vintage Seiko watches (an SKX007 and SKX031 purchased in Japan in the 70's and 90's) for Alexandre to inherit, which started a journey that developed into a lifetime passion for vintage watches and watch modding.
Francois Besson, Alexandre's father and a judo champion, former Marine commando and French intelligence agent led an impressive life that most would envy, going as far as to receive the Légion d'Honneur for his roles and services to his home country and abroad. He left his legacy behind with the timepieces that are still carried and worn to this day. Now, decades later the military, sports and diplomatic virtues have been embodied in Mint Evolutive - with every watch not just carrying a legacy with it, but giving rise to new personal stories that go with their user wherever they're worn.
As for Alex, his fascination with vintage watches led him to spend countless hours online researching and doing just about everything he could to get his hands on every iconic piece he could find at auction houses and vintage retailers. As a proud vintage watch fanboy, he obsessively studied all the details of these historic pieces - from construction specs, to fonts on the dial, to hand shapes, bezels, insert types and just about every other element that made these watches so desirable. It's with thisextreme attention to detail and obsession with all of the nuances and finer points that Mint Evolutive is designed with.
Why Very Few Could Enjoy This Passion - Until Now
Alexandre eventually discovered that there was a passionate market for both watch enthusiasts and anyone looking to get into vintage watches. However, there was a huge problem that stood in the way; Namely, that vintage watches were very expensive and difficult to find, often altered with aftermarket parts or refinished dials. Not only that, but the maintenance and service fees on top of all this made them way too costly and time-consuming for anyone but the most die-hard watch-lover to acquire.
He set out to solve this by creating the world's first watch that not only combined all the aesthetic elements and intricacies of vintage watches, but also could be modified - allowing the user to put together "new" icons that would be rich of their own personal story.
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