KERBEDANZ – timepieces which exceptional character is dedicated to unique personalities. Its founder and president, Tigran Kerbedanz, chose the name “KERBEDANZ” in honor of his ancestor. “Kerbedanz” has a double meaning and signifies leader and precursor and is in the origin of the surname.
These two qualifiers are perfectly suitable for KERBEDANZ: precursor in the concept and values attached to the product, but also a leader in the sense that its models, unique or in very limited editions, evoke universes which are unexplored by traditional watchmaking.
KERBEDANZ launches at Baselworld 2015 the Celtic Dog, a model provided in 41 numbered exemplars, dedicated to an animal figure which lunar symbolic embodied for the ancient Celts the hunter, the warrior or the messenger from the afterlife.
Kerbedanz gave to this watch, the symbolic figure of Celtic Dog. The dog, that was highly valued by the ancient Celts as both hunter and warrior was also regarded as the messenger of the Hereafter and was associated with the moon. A complete book on Celtic Dog’s symbols and legends is offered with the watch.
On the dial made from solid white gold in three-layers and blue enameled, are depicted the reliefs of Celtic Dog topped by the applique in white gold from the background of decorative interlaces of La Tene style. This style connects the brand with Neuchâtel since it refers to the gorged area of history that gives its name to the second Age of Iron. Indeed, the excavations that were carried out there since 1857, unearthed Celtic remains.
Exclusively hand-crafted dial and movements are designed, manufactured and decorated by KERBEDANZ. Tourbillon caliber, the KRB-01, mechanical hand-wound, was designed, crafted and decorated by the brand and the movement manufacturer Technotime: 27 jewels, 28,800 oscillations per hour (4 Herz), a double-barrel and 120 hours of power reserve. As for the architecture of the back of the movement, which is protected by a sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, it is engraved with the colors of KERBEDANZ. The cage of tourbillon is placed in the south west, between 7h and 8h, in response to the axis of the crown located between 1h and 2 h, i.e. in the line of sight of a sunrise, which is in the north-east from the northern hemisphere and depending on the solstice.
This KERBEDANZ timepiece with 50 meters of water resistance shelters in its case, carved in 18K white gold, secret or discreetly visible references. The Book of the Birth accompanies delivered to the customer. It arises in real work of memory and ties in, like an anchor and reference point, all symbols and legends surrounding Celtic Dog.
Mechanical hand-wound tourbillon KRB-01 caliber, designed, manufactured and decorated by Kerbedanz and Technotime
27 jewels, 28’800 vib/h, double barrel
120-hour power reserve
Special Kerbedanz engraving on the back of the movement
Tourbillon cage placed at south west, between 7 and 8 o’clock.
18K white gold, 43mm
Designed and manufactured by Kerbedanz
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistant 5 atm
Crown situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock
Massive white gold
Blue enamelled bas-relief dial of “Celtic Dog” topped with an applied white gold set in the form of Celtic Dog surrounded by La Tène style interlacing
3 layer dial, designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz
Alligator mississippiensis with 18K white gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.
Limited edition: 41 pieces