Top 5 – Fine Watchmaking Watches 2012
Let us continue today with our best discoveries of the year. We shall move to the Fine-Watchmaking kingdom, the world of exceptional complications set in motion in the greatest watchmaking tradition.
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater
Everything is there! Bird Repeater Jaquet Droz is a compendium of mechanical watchmaking, “automatism” and decoration. This year, Jaquet Droz presents on the forefront its expertise in manufacturing automata associated with one of the most complicated watchmaking complication to achieve: the minute repeater.
Click the link to learn more about this Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater.
Ludovic Ballouard @ Ekso Watches Gallery
After many years working with some of the world’s greatest watchmakers, Ludovic Ballouard decided to become independent to develop his own horological creations. His innovative “Upside Down” concept heralds a completely new way to indicate time… A discovery made during our meeting with Ekaterina Sotnikova fervent defender of traditional Fine-Watchmaking through her Ekso Watches Gallery.
Click the link to learn more about Ekso Watches Gallery & Ludovic Ballouard.
Harry Winston Opus 12
Like every year for 12 years now, Harry Winston introduces a new extraordinary watch imagined in collaboration with distinguished watchmakers. 2012 has signed the Opus 12, a watch inspired by the Copernican revolution according to which the earth revolves around the sun and around itself. For having seen the mechanism in motion, we can confirm that this watch is amazing!
Blancpain Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute
It is during the “Les Montres 2012″ show in Paris that we’ve discovered this Blancpain creation. To quote Hervé Borne (who was with us for this edition): “The hand-wound caliber seems to literally float in the center of the watch”. A watch with skeletonizated movement in suspension that left us speechless.
Click the link to learn more about “Les Montres” show and this Blancpain watch.
We followed him since the beginning of his watchmaking adventure. How not to mention him in this selection? Fabien Cacheux created “CACHEUX Haute-Horlogerie” after having imagined a Concept Watch called “Galibier GT” in 2010. A great adventure that continues with this CACHEUX 8, tribute to the figure 8. We will note here its beautiful tourbillon with a power reserve of more than… 120 hours.
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Here it is for this selection. Feel free to send us YOUR favorite discoveries of this year!