In the world of haute horology, Andersen Genève is a name synonymous with precision, elegance, and timeless craftsmanship. Since its debut in the esteemed Only Watch event back in 2005, where it proudly claimed the very first auction lot, the brand has been a steadfast supporter of this noble cause. Now, in honor of the 10th Edition of Only Watch, Andersen Genève has once again stepped up to the plate, donating a truly unique timepiece that is set to captivate collectors and connoisseurs alike.
This extraordinary creation is a reinterpretation of the celebrated Jumping Hours, originally launched in 2020 to commemorate the brand's 40th Anniversary. What sets this Unique Piece apart is its remarkable fusion of materials and artistry. Encased in precious platinum with a delicate pink gold crown, the watch features an exquisite dial meticulously carved from pure jade stone, painstakingly reduced to an astonishingly thin 0.4mm thickness while maintaining a flawless, glass-like surface. At its most slender point, where the hour wheel nestles beneath it, the dial measures an astonishingly delicate 0.15mm.
The visual impact is nothing short of enchanting. From a distance, the dial appears as a deep, beguiling black, creating a striking contrast with the powdered pink gold minutes hand, chapter ring, and brand logo. Yet, on closer inspection, the distinctive veins and intricate details inherent to the jade stone emerge, emphasizing the unique qualities of this exceptional material. This watch harmoniously embodies both the minimalist elegance and the superior craftsmanship that define the Jumping Hours, elevating them to the pinnacle of luxury and allure.
A unique version of the Jumping Hours featuring a one-off dial made from black jade stone, painstakingly cut to an astonishing 0.40mm thickness. The chapter ring is printed in pink gold, as is the brand logo above the hour window.
Since 1980, Andersen Genève has been synonymous with crafting high-end timepieces for discerning collectors worldwide. Renowned for their remarkable blend of ingenuity and exquisite craftsmanship, Andersen Genève often tailors its creations to the unique preferences of individual clients.
The brand's illustrious journey began in 1969 when Svend Andersen gained recognition in the watchmaking world with his "Bottle Clock" invention. After honing his craft during a nine-year tenure at Patek Philippe's "Grand Complications Atelier," he founded his eponymous brand. Based in the heart of Geneva, the brand operates with a small, dedicated team, producing only a select few timepieces each year. In fact, since its inception in 1980, fewer than 1,300 timepieces have left the ANDERSEN Genève Atelier.
Remaining steadfastly rooted in tradition, the Atelier is located alongside the Rhône river, a place where watchmaking artisans have plied their trade for centuries. This enduring commitment to traditional craftsmanship has firmly established Andersen Genève at the heart of independent watchmaking for over four decades.
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