With the “Timepiece No. 1” and the “Chronograph Titanium Limited
Black, for Ferdinand Alexander
Thus, not only the “Chronograph 1” was born in 1972, but also a trend whose absence would be unthinkable in the watch industry today. Not long afterward, more than 50,000 Chronograph 1 watches graced the wrists of design-conscious fans of the brand, including quite a number of race-car drivers, such as Clay Regazzoni. And many of the parts on cars made of chrome up to that point also suddenly appeared in black. It was a clever idea-transfer because, after all, F.A.
It is fitting, then, that “Timepiece No. 1,” with which the newly formed
In the new subsidiary, design expertise is matched by keen attention to the watchmaking craft. That’s ensured by the acknowledged specialist from Solothurn, Switzerland, Patrick Kury, whose exceptional creativity has given rise to several extraordinary watch movements. He is very clear: “
The history of
The Schaffhausen-based watchmakers appreciated and shared the insatiable passion for apparently unconventional ideas, such as the compass watch with two precision measurement instruments, dreamed up in 1976.
Like the watches, the designer’s creativity is driven to perform its preordained function as if by some internal flywheel, whether or not existing technology was at the same level. F. A.
Back to black. Following the purchase of the venerable Swiss brand Eterna by the
The “P’6752 WorldTraveler” plays a special role in the ongoing development of the annals of
Roland Heiler merely hints at what the coming years will bring. One thing is already clear: the designers are already several steps ahead. “They are watches designed for lifelong use from the very first stage of development; they represent a luxurious, but not opulent lifestyle,” Heiler says. Echoing the belief of famed twentieth-century designer Mies van der Rohe, Heiler adds, “Less is quite simply more.” It is a view also shared by Dr. Jürgen Geßler, CEO of the
By Gisbert L. Brunner
Photos by Bernd Kammerer
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