Gabor Kanabé 8-Dance Limited Edition

With this unique wristwatch presented in 2007 by Gabor Kanabé, from Zurich, a master watch maker in his middle ages has reinvented the way time is displayed. “8-Dance” is the name of his grand watch with strong character and spirit. Gabor Kanabé has always enjoyed letting his creativity flow. Creative work is a must in his original profession: As a dental technician he knows that solutions to difficult problems do not always come easy. This background also shaped his profound knowledge of materials, the processing of precious metals, forming the shapes.

Mr Kanabé has been creating jewellery for a long time whenever his busy schedule would allow him the time. It was during a break, what he calls his “muse moments”, when he had the vision of “his” watch. A watch that shows time as a constantly changing image. The result is named “8-Dance”, an unconventional and patented design that took years of development and fine-tuning. The unusual its value.”Unique hands The centrepieces of the display are the unique “Kanabé-hands.” The hour- and minute-hands are placed eccentrically on a circular element. The two elements meet in the shape of the number 8, hence the name “8-Dance”, a dancing 8. It is almost impossible to describe this system, you have to see it in action to comprehend the unorthodox and clever approach.

The whole mechanism is driven by an automatic selfwinding movement of the ETA-type 2892, refined according to Kanabé’s ideas, a very reliable and proved motor. The casing of these 23 watches (a very limited edition) is made from White Gold and fascinates with its finely balanced proportions and the lunette with its slightly staggered indexes. Mr Kanabés revolutionary design ideas also show themselves in the dial: He uses an exceptionally dense and very special tropical wood called “Cocobolo” that he purchased from a master flute builder. Every piece has its own structure and thus becomes unique.

Designing and building his own watch proved to be a courageous step into the future for the family man Gabor Kanabé. “A lot of effort has gone into this project and of course we know that the world is not waiting for a new timekeeper.” Nevertheless he is confident that his exclusive pieces will find their admirers. He sees his products as works of art in limited editions. The creative genius has more new ideas up his sleeve and will not suffer from a shortage of creative impulses. He would also be interested in discussing his ideas with third parties.

8-Dance – the dancing eight Gabor Kanabé, 46 years old from Zurich, has reinvented the way time is displayed. “8-Dance” is the name of his grand watch with strong character and spirit. The centrepieces of the display are the unique “Kanabé-hands.” The hour- and minute-hands are placed excentrically on a circular element. The two elements meet in the shape of the number 8, hence the name “8-Dance”, a dancing 8.

The casing of these 23 watches (a very limited edition) is made from White Gold and fascinates with its finely balanced proportions and the lunette with its slightly staggered indexes. Mr Kanabés revolutionary design ideas also show themselves in the dial: He uses an exceptionally dense and very special tropical wood called “Cocobolo” – every piece has its own structure and thus becomes unique.

Technical details
Case
White gold case, diameter Ø 38 mm
Front and back sapphire crystal with anti-reflex coating
Water resistant: 3 atm

Movement
ETA 2892-A2, self-winding with 42 hours power reserve
28’800 A/h, 21 jewels
Movement refined with perlage,winding mass with special engraving

Dial/Hands
Patented Gabor Kanabé-Hands
Dial made of Cocobolo-Wood

Strap
Leather strap Louisiana-Alligator with rubber elements, double folding-buckle in steel

Limitation
Limited Edition of 23 pieces

Website: http://www.gaborkanabe.ch

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