Presented at the EPHJ - the precision fair for the watch industry in Geneva - in 2018 as a collaboration between Holthinrichs Watches and British Jewelry and precious metals specialist Cookson Gold.
This watch is a true novelty as it is the first with a solid gold case specifically designed for the 3D printing technology. Together with an extensively hand finished movement it is an unparalleled accomplishment: a new craft in watchmaking.
The movement is extensively hand finished with handmade bevels and polished edges (called “anglage”) applied on the altered movement plates and gears to fully emphasise the beauty that only manual finishing can achieve. Furthermore circular graining (“perlage”), Sonnenschlief grinding patterns on the winding gears and an improved compass to more precisely regulate the timekeeping can be found as exceptional details on the watch. All work is conducted in Atelier Holthinrichs. In total it takes more than 160 hours to complete the watch.
Bespoke: The Ornament 1 18K gold model is exclusively made on request, and thus unique. The client is closely involved in the process of the making of the watch. Besides the option of having a bespoke text embedded in the case of the watch, he can actually influence the finishing by directing:
Case material: Solid 18 rose, yellow or white gold / Solid platinum.
Case diameter: 38 mm
Case thickness: 10 mm
Case characteristics: Skeletonised / Hand polished exterior surfaces / contrasting rough 3D printed interior surfaces
Dial: Handmade Japanese lacquer dial with dark “Delft Blue” indices. Bespoke dials on request.
Hands: Surgical steel 316L / micro laser cut and etched / skeletonised / handmade anglage / different hands on request.
Movement finishing: Fully artisanal finishing. Details on request.
Movement characteristics: Mechanical / hand wound / sub second hand / 21600 Hz. beat rate/ power reserve ± 45h
Crystal front: Classical inspired concave plexiglas
Crystal case back: Sapphire
Strap: Handmade in Germany
Made to order. Please contact Holthinrichs Watches for all information and bespoke projects.