Celebrating Holthinrichs Watches 5+5 anniversary

In 2013 Michiel developed the idea of designing and creating his first watch after years of collecting and restoring vintage timepieces. The pursue for architectural and sculptural design lead him to a deep investigation into 3D metal printing. Five years later the Ornament 1 saw the light and the brand Holthinrichs Watches was born. This O1 Specialty pays tribute to our venture into 3D printing and the Ornament 1 with its ground-breaking and iconic skeleton design.

Gemstone dial

This anniversary model captures our love and deep respect for pure materials, natural textures and natural patinas into one exceptional design. Malachite is a mineral that naturally forms above copper deposits deep in the earth. We’ve selected this precious copper carbonate hydroxide as base material for the in-house made dial, to bring our obsession with copper patina dials to a next level. The petrification of the green gemstone takes centuries, which make Malachite the ultimate representative of time, longevity and durability. Ancient luxury.

Matching details

The Ornament 1 – Malachite features an in-house made dial, in which the sub-seconds register is opened up allowing a glimpse into the beating heart of the watch: our HW-R01 hand wound calibre. We have cut the 0.5mm stone plate using precise laser technology and placed a handmade marker ring as an attractive window frame.

The Specialty’s movement is based on our manually finished HW-R01, using a new old stock Peseux 7001 mechanism and featuring our signature design bridges. This extra attention is put into the mainplate being skeletonized and finished by hand to expose the geartrain through the dial.

The hands are handmade out of durable stainless steel spring steel, a brushed top and strong polished bevels provide heavy textural contrast and good legibility. Both models feature a steel or gold finish of the hands and the seconds marker ring to match the colour and material of the steel or gold cases.

3D printed 18K gold

After thorough testing together with our British precious metal specialist we presented our first solid gold Ornament 1 in 2018. It was a world premier, being the first timepiece in 3D printed solid gold successfully launched on the watch market. The execution of the case in rose gold 5N made the Ornament 1 our most stylish dress watch. With this watch, you clearly show a distinctive taste and a deep understanding and appreciation of technology and the pioneering spirit behind it.

Timepiece Ornament 1 - Malachite Steel Ornament 1 - Malachite solid 18K rose gold
Material 3D printed Stainless Steel 316L solid 3D printed 18K rose gold
Finish 3D printed and high-gloss polished by hand
Diameter 38mm
Thickness 7.4mm
+ Crystal 9.9mm
Lug to lug 47mm
Material In-House made malachite dial
Design Signature
Material Stainless steel, micro laser-cut and brushed with handmade anglage
Caliber HW-R01S, base Peseux
Plating White Rhodium / 18k Pink Gold
Finishing Skeleton mainplate, Frosted finish, handmade engravings on the bridges with handmade anglage, snailing pattern on the ratchet wheel and polished screws
Material Green Teju lizard leather

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