Carl Suchy & Söhne, the legendary luxury watch brand with Austrian roots is making a comeback this year by launching its first contemporary mechanical watch collection. The limited edition wristwatch Waltz Nº1 will mark the re-birth of the revered Austrian watch brand founded in 1822.
Carl Suchy & Söhne was established in 1822 with workshops in Vienna, Prague and La Chaux de Fonds. As the leading watch manufacture of the Habsburg empire, 3 generations of the Suchy family earned the prestigious recognition of purveyor to the imperial court counting emperor Franz Josef I and empress Elisabeth (“Sissi”) as esteemed clients.
The Carl Suchy & Söhne watch brand is now re-established with Viennese elegance and Swiss precision. With an exclusive edition of only 22 pieces, the Swiss-made COSC certified mechanical watch “Waltz Nº1” honors the legacy of the foundation of Carl Suchy’s manufacture in 1822.
To create Waltz Nº1, designers Reinhard Steger and Milos Ristin as well as creative director Robert Punkenhofer have collaborated with Marc Jenni, master watchmaker and prominent member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (association of independent watch makers). The movement for Waltz Nº1 is custom-made by Vaucher Fleurier Manufacture based in Switzerland.
Carl Suchy & Söhne follows a design approach inspired by Adolf Loos, the pioneering architect of Vienna around 1900. Waltz Nº1 expresses a strict minimalistic aesthetic direction coupled with emotion, a deep love for the applied materials and an obsession for technological innovation.
The iconic seconds hand is a reference to the Viennese Waltz and Vienna´s sense of time where the second does not count.
Model: Carl Suchy & Söhne Waltz Nº1
VMF 5401 by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Swiss-made
Mechanical self-winding caliber, COSC certified
50 hours reserve
Hours, minutes and seconds
Seconds in the form of a turning „waltzing“ circle at 6
Diameter: 41 mm
Polished steel case
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water resistant up to 30 meters / 3 bar
Black leather strap
Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces
Black Case with Black Dial
Black Case with White Dial
White Case with Black Dial
White Case with White Dial
Update: As on 20 July 2021, this timepiece is available in five versions. three in stainless steel with black, blue or white dial and two models in black ADLC case featuring black or white dial. The recommended retail price of each Carl Suchy and Sohne Waltz Nº1 watch is 8,495 Euros.