ANDERSEN Genève has announced the launch of two magnificent, gem-set versions of its iconic Tempus Terrae, among the most elegant and distinctive examples of the Worldtime complication ever made.
ANDERSEN Genève founder Svend Andersen developed his expertise in worldtime watches while working in the Grand Complications Workshop of Patek Philippe in the 1970s. In 1990, a decade after founding his eponymous atelier, he produced his debut Worldtimer, the Communication 24 – a stunning watch inspired by Louis Cottier, inventor of the complication in the 1930s.
Since then, ANDERSEN Genève’s numerous worldtime models have been celebrated by collectors worldwide for their elegance, ingenuity and finesse. Most recently, a limited edition of 10 ‘Celestial Voyager Sunset over Cappadocia’ watches made in collaboration with Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie (BCHH), featured bespoke cloisonné enamel dials, each of which was unique.
For 2022, ANDERSEN Genève presents two new editions of the acclaimed Tempus Terrae Worldtime, first introduced in 2015 and featuring the brand’s in-house Worldtime module. As always, technical perfection is paired with matchless decorative craftsmanship.
Both watches feature bezels decorated with exquisite and flawless blue baguette gemstones, one with Aquamarine baguettes and one with blue Sapphire. For each watch, there are 36 perfectly cut stones weighing a total of 2.25ct, set into the graceful Tempus Terrae case in white gold. Notable for its angular ‘broken’ lugs and dual crowns (a tribute to Cottier), the case is sumptuously polished and finished by hand.
The sparkling blue of the gem-setting matches that of the central dial of BlueGold, itself an ANDERSEN Genève calling card, hand-engraved with an undulating Tapisserie guilloché motif. To achieve 21ct BlueGold, 24ct gold mixed with iron elements is heated in an oven, turning it a radiant shade of blue. In this completely artisanal process, no two dials emerge from the oven with quite the same tonality, making every dial unique. The pairing of the textured BlueGold dial and a bezel of shimmering blue gems is nothing less than captivating.
The hunter case back discloses the movement and the rotor made of 21ct BlueGold Tapisserie guilloché motive. Every component of the movement has been textured, decorated and polished using traditional handcraft techniques. From the hand-chamfering and mirror-polishing of the ratchet and crown wheels to the delicate snailing of the winding mechanism and the flawless gleam of the tiniest wheels, each of which are individually tumbled, it is a movement to delight connoisseurs and collectors with its incredible artistry and attention to detail.
The new Tempus Terrae Baguettes from ANDERSEN Genève, with either Aquamarine or Sapphire gems, is available on order only.
Founded by Svend Andersen in 1980, ANDERSEN Genève has been making exclusive watches for collectors for four decades.
In 2020, ANDERSEN Genève marked its 40th anniversary by presenting three phenomenal hand-crafted watches: the Tempus Terrae Worldtime with a bezel of baguette diamonds; the white gold Automaton JOKER (created in a collaboration with master watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin), and the Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary watch. These are now joined by the final watch in the quartet: a platinum version of the Jumping Hours.
With the new platinum Jumping Hours model unveiled in June 2020, the independent Swiss watch brand completes its quartet of special timepieces made to mark 40 years at the pinnacle of watchmaking.
The Jumping Hours, in which the hour is shown digitally while minutes are indicated by a hand, is one of watchmaking’s most elegant traditional complications. ANDERSEN Genève has now taken this genre to new levels of artistry and beauty.
Like all ANDERSEN Genève creations, this is a watch in which each element – dial, case, and movement – is treated with equal focus and delicate technique. The new model in platinum 950 sees the bar raised even further, since platinum is a far more challenging and arduous material to work with. It requires different techniques of machining and craftsmanship to achieve the most flawless finish. In platinum, for instance, the elegant lugs must be machined separately and painstakingly welded to the case barrel.
With this watch, ANDERSEN Genève presents an exceptionally refined interpretation of the classic Jumping Hours complication. The hour is indicated through a window at 12 o’clock, while the minutes tick by discretely on a beautiful sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Either side of the sub-dial sit two plaques inscribed with “1980” and “2020”, marking the company’s first 40 years.
The rest of the dial forms a canvas on which to exhibit the most outstanding craftsmanship, with a mesmerising “magic losange” guilloché pattern hand engraved into a dial surface made from a signature ANDERSEN Genève material: 21ct Blue Gold. To achieve this incredibly rare material that is used almost uniquely in watchmaking by ANDERSEN Genève, 24ct gold mixed with iron elements is heated in an oven, turning it a radiant shade of blue. In this completely artisanal process, no two dials emerge from the oven with quite the same tonality, making every dial unique.
Into this is inscribed guilloche work of a kind that is exceptionally difficult to execute, requiring three different machines to build up the intricately detailed pattern. The result is a dial with a truly unique appearance, which changes constantly as the light catches it from different angles.
The sapphire glass case-back reveals the beautiful anglage and hand-finishing of the movement, and the 18ct yellow gold rotor magnificently decorated with a “grain d’orge” guilloché pattern. Surrounding this, a ring of 21ct Blue Gold is hand-engraved with the text “40 years of independent timepiece creation”.
The watch is powered by the Frédéric Piguet 11.50 movement, one of the finest haute horlogerie automatic calibres in Swiss watchmaking. Its ultra-slim dimensions make it a perfect base to carry the jumping hours mechanism developed and manufactured in-house by ANDERSEN Genève, while its two-barrel architecture ensures a long power reserve of 60 hours.
The Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary in Platinum is a limited edition of 40 timepieces
The Other Anniversary Watches*
(1) Tempus Terrae with Baguette Diamonds
Svend Andersen’s famous association with the iconic worldtime complication, indicating all 24 time zones at once, originated before he even founded ANDERSEN Genève in 1980. During the nine previous years he spent working in Patek Philippe’s Grand Complications Atelier, he would often work on watches featuring the complication, developed by Louis Cottier in the 1930s. Since launching the Cottier-inspired Communication worldtime in 1990, ANDERSEN Genève has developed a succession of worldtime editions, as well as many bespoke variations.
The anniversary watch offers a sparkling twist on the most recent ANDERSEN Genève worldtime edition, the Tempus Terrae, unveiled in 2015. The 5N red gold case displays the crisp, sober aesthetic that is a hallmark of the ANDERSEN Genève watches, but is here adorned with a flowing ring of 36 baguette-cut diamonds, laid masterfully onto the bezel with an invisible setting. It is a halo of delicate beauty around the sumptuous worldtime display.
The centre of the dial is equally exquisite, made from beautifully decorated 21ct Blue Gold that is engraved with a complex, interlacing “scale” guilloché, enhancing the Blue Gold’s remarkable light-reflecting qualities. So as not to interrupt this feature, the ANDERSEN Genève logo is removed from the dial, replaced by addition of the “A” logo above “Genève” in the worldtime’s city ring.
Continuing a collaboration that brought astonishment and delight when it was revealed in 2018, the Automaton JOKER sees ANDERSEN Genève and the Russian watchmaker Konstantin CHAYKIN create one of the world’s most unusual and imaginative haute horlogerie timepieces. As such, it also represents a unique collaboration between the founder of the AHCI (Academie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants), Svend Andersen, and its President in 2018, Konstantin Chaykin.
On the dial side, Konstantin Chaykin boldly reimagines time as told through the face of Batman’s villainous adversary The Joker: his spinning eyes act as hour and minute indicators, while his mouth, grinning broadly across the lower half of the dial, doubles as a moon phase display. The reverse, executed by ANDERSEN Genève, is no less astonishing: an automaton animation in which the Joker’s seedy associates play a game of poker. Cards are dealt, hands move, eyes roll. Each part, cut, polished and painted by hand, moves with absolute precision.
This automaton builds on another crucial pillar of ANDERSEN Genève watchmaking: its EROS Automaton watches in which erotic scenes are mechanically animated. The remarkable skills involved in creating these intricate animations ensure wonder in the smallest details. For instance, every element in the poker game – the Joker’s roving eyes, the woman’s hands, the Penguin’s cards – is moving at a different speed, but with total harmony. This is an exceptionally difficult effect to achieve mechanically.
While the original run in 2018 was a limited edition of 20 watches in red gold, for the anniversary series the watch is created in a limited edition of 20 watches in white gold.
(3) Jumping Hour 40th Anniversary 5N red gold case
The first version of the Jumping Hours was presented in 5N red gold. Its exceptional levels of craftsmanship saw it nominated for the Artistic Crafts category at the Final of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020.
The complication is one that has long held importance for Svend Andersen, who was first commissioned to create a watch with a jumping hours display in 1995, combining it with a minute repeater. Since then, ANDERSEN Genève has included the jumping hours in a number of “pièces unique” commissions.
The complication also gave rise to one of the most recognisable ANDERSEN inventions, the “Grand Jour & Nuit” with Jumping 24 Hours Hand, for which a series of watches were made for Cartier in 1998, as well as well-known editions for ANDERSEN Genève.
ANDERSEN Genève, in partnership with Edward Sexton, one of the world’s finest tailors, presents a “Unique Piece” of the iconic Quotidiana watch to support the Only Watch 2021 charity event. This timepiece exhibits the supreme artistry and elegance central to the work of these celebrated ateliers.
Founded in 1980, ANDERSEN Genève is renowned for its ingenuity and craftsmanship, often working on a bespoke basis for collectors worldwide. Edward Sexton, a legendary figure on Savile Row since 1969, continues to make garments of unprecedented quality, defined by beautiful handcraft and his trademark twist of English eccentricity.
This one-of-a-kind creation combines a unique collaborative vision with the skills of artisan case-makers, watchmakers, hand engravers and guilloché masters. These masters in their fields have combined to create a watch of rare charm and character. Beneath Sexton’s needle-and-thread signature at 12 o’clock is a disc of 21ct Blue Gold, displaying the days of the week in constant motion.
Besides the timepiece itself, the winning bidder will also be offered a “made-to-measure” suit, made in London by Edward Sexton. Also included is the opportunity to visit both ateliers. Firstly at Edward Sexton in London, he will choose materials, colours, buttons etc to be used in his made-to-measure suit. Secondly, at the atelier of ANDERSEN Genève in the heart of Geneva, he will discover how his timepiece was created and assembled.
Model: Quotidiana Only Watch 2021, unique piece in collaboration with Edward Sexton
Bi-colour red and white gold case with flutes (or cannelures), manufactured by traditional means (without CNC machining)
Two double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glasses
Hand engraved 18ct red gold case-back
White gold “Losanges Magiques” (magic lozenge) hand guilloché dial with two windows
One window at 12 o’clock to display days of the week, Dimanche, Montag, Tuesday, Mercoledi, Jueves, Joum’a, Shabbat
The other at six o’clock to display the date
“A” shaped ANDERSEN Genève hands in red gold.
Frédéric Piguet 11.50 double barrel automatic movement, with 18ct yellow gold rotor decorated with “gran d’orge” (barley grain) hand guilloché pattern
3Hz (21,600 A/h), 28 jewels, with 72 hours power reserve
Dates and days mechanisms developed and manufactured in the ANDERSEN Genève Atelier
Hand-stitched leather strap with red gold buckle
This special edition watch celebrates ANDERSEN Genève’s 40 years of independent timepiece creation.
In 1980 Svend Andersen received an order from a prominent Swiss watch Collector to make a new gold case for a highly complicated pocket watch movement, Louis Audemars from around 1900. Svend had only just left his role at the “Atelier des Grandes Complications” at Patek Philippe to start his own atelier in Geneva alongside the Rhône river. He then started aesthetical studies and together with a Geneva case maker, they created a new case. Since then, collectors from all around the world have been impressed by his talent to make “Unique Piece” and exclusive collections thereafter.
Back in 1995 a distinguished Spanish collector asked ANDERSEN Genève for a “Pièce Unique”. He commissioned a Minute Repeater with a Jumping Hours mechanism displaying 24 Hours and Minutes on the dial. Following the manufacturing of this timepiece ANDERSEN Genève made a first series of “Grand Jour & Nuit” with a Jumping 24 Hours hand complication for Cartier.
Indeed, members of the board at Cartier discovered this first “Grand Jour & Nuit” and, in 1998 they decided to commission ANDERSEN Genève to make 125 timepieces “Cartier Pasha” with this exclusive complication. Since then, an other “Grand Jour & Nuit” Edition was launched, different Jumping Hours “Pièce Unique” have been created and two years ago, ANDERSEN Genève had the privilege to be commissioned by CONVOPIECE to manufacture a new “Pièce Unique”.
Adrian from CONVOPIECE designed a timepiece with a Jumping Hours mechanism for one of his collectors and ANDERSEN Genève manufactured it. In 2020, ANDERSEN Genève created a new Jumping Hours timepiece to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.
As always at ANDERSEN Genève, this new Jumping Hours timepiece has been manufactured with the help of outstanding craftsmen; craftsmen that master their respective fields. The hand guilloché 21ct Blue Gold “Magical Losanges” dial is extremely difficult to manufacture; it requires the Artisan to work with three different machines to achieve this level of details. It gives a unique outlook at the dial, shining differently depending on which angle the light hits it.
The back of the watch displays a 21ct Blue-Gold ring with the text “40 years of independent timepiece creation” hand engraved and a 18ct yellow gold hand guilloché “grain d’orge” rotor; ANDERSEN Genève “A logo”is engraved in the middle.The watchmakers designed and manufactured the Jumping Hours mechanism and they added their “artistic” touch with fine “anglage” of some parts of the movement and mirror polished screws.
This very classic and elegant timepiece in 5N red gold will shine over the next decades. The hours are displayed in the window at 12 o’clock and it has only one hand that points the minutes in the counter at 6 o’clock.“1980” and “2020” are displayed on the 21ct BlueGold dial to underline this iconic milestone, ANDERSEN Genève’s 40th anniversary.
Further, this timepiece has been selected for the finals of this year’s edition of GPHG, the most prestigious prize in the watch-making industry. For the third year in a row (2018, 2019 and 2020), one of ANDERSEN Genève Timepiece creation is in the last round of the GPHG. The ANDERSEN Genève “Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary” is competing in the “Artistic Crafts” Category of GPHG 2020. The final winners will be announced in Geneva on 12th November 2020.
To mark the 40th anniversary of its independent watch making tradition, ANDERSEN Genève has collaborated with Russian master watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin to release a white gold edition of the Automaton JOKER watch in a limited edition of 20 pieces only. It is the second timepiece from ANDERSEN Genève’s 40th anniversary series. This is also the second collaboration between the two independent watch makers.
In 2017, ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin joined forces and developed the Automaton JOKER.
A limited edition of 20 timepieces with 5N red gold case was released in 2018. This timepiece has two faces: front with the Joker face and the back with an Automaton and moving parts giving life to a lively scene when pushing the button.
It was the first collaboration between the co-founder of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) Svend ANDERSEN and the back then President of the AHCI, Konstantin CHAYKIN. It was presented at Baselworld 2018 and instantly gained recognition from Watch Collectors & Press all around the world. It was selected for the Finals of the prestigious 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2018.
Following its success and demands from Collectors for a white gold version, a new limited edition of 20 timepieces with a white gold case is introduced in 2020.
Konstantin CHAYKIN Manufacture “JOKER”
At Baselworld 2017, Konstantin CHAYKIN presented the Jokertimepiece with its exclusive way of telling time, thanks to the eyes of the Joker.
On top of that the moon phase is indicated on the dial at six o’clock, in the mouth of the Joker. This exclusive timepiece gained recognition within watch collectors immediately. It is sold out.
Between 1903 and 1910, this American artist of the Belle Epoque created 16 oil-paintings of dogs in human poses. Nine of them were depicting dogs playing Poker. One of the Dogs from the Montre à Tact “Poker” from ANDERSEN Genève ended up on a new Table.
The Automaton JOKER
ANDERSEN Genève, being very famous for their EROS Automaton’s, created the first timepiece with a poker game scene on the back dial: the Automaton JOKER. Special attention to the smoothness of the movements of the parts has to be underlined; one of the most complex tasks to master with Automaton’s.
Every element of the scene has been cut, polished and painted by hand. This has been made possible thanks to the hundreds of hours spent by craftsmen. By the push of a button on the case at 8 o’clock, the Joker’s eyes, the dog, the man and the lady are in motion. The elements are moving and the scene lasts for around 2 minutes.
One can note that the eyes of the Joker are moving much slower than the hand holding the card or than the dog. The lady’s hand is moving much faster than the other moving elements while she is stealing chips; this is yes another very delicate achievement to have different speeds of the moving parts. Thanks to more than 20 years of making and assembling Automaton’s, the Automaton JOKER in motion displays very harmonious movements.
With the help of Konstantin CHAYKIN’s knowhow, a unique way of telling time appears on the front dial. The dial of the Automaton JOKER tells time like no other timepiece, thanks to the Joker’s eyes and, moon phase displayed in the mouth. To underline this Collaboration Konstantin CHAYKIN’s logo has been placed on top of the eyes while ANDERSEN Genève’s logo can be seen on the nose of the Joker.
Both logos and the text “ANDERSEN CHAYKIN” have been hand engraved by a master engraver in Geneva. The case of this timepiece has been made to measure in order to incorporate such a complex dial and the Automaton on the back. Very delicate moving hinges guarantee an utmost comfort on the wrist and a very elegant aesthetic outlook.
This year, ANDERSEN Genève announced the release of four special edition watches to mark its 40th anniversary. The first creation of this anniversary series is the Tempus Terrae watch with an invisible-set baguette diamonds bezel. This exquisite timepiece was introduced to Asia Collectors in January 2020.
ANDERSEN Genève’s first series of timepieces includes the “Communication 24”, a limited edition of 24 timepieces displaying the 24 world time zones. Many “Unique Piece” with time zones indication have been created and produced featuring a variation of additional complications. The fifth edition of world time watches was presented in 2015, the Tempus Terrae. This 5th edition World-time watch by ANDERSEN Genève was commemorating the first world time watch with two crowns developed by Louis Cottier in the 50’s.
The Tempus Terrae carries ANDERSEN Genève’s DNA adorned by watch Collectors: a very sober and classy watch case in gold with aesthetic simplicity. The centre of the dial is made of exclusive Blue-Gold that ANDERSEN Genève has been mastering for decades.
It is a 21ct gold with iron elements in it. Once heated the gold gets an exclusive blue colour that reflects light in a very special way. No two dials get out of the oven with the same colour, making every dial unique. The hand guilloché “scale” pattern empowers light reflection too. It is an extremely difficult texture to handcraft.
In order to let the Blue-Gold dial shine as much as possible, the ANDERSEN Genève logo was removed from the centre of the dial and replaced by the “A” logo on the outer ring of the dial, the so called “City Ring”, above GENEVE. Brushed “A” shaped Andersen hands are also part of ANDERSEN Genève’s DNA. They remain as discreet as possible to give a clear visibility of time.
The Tempus Terrae has two crowns. The first one with the “A” logo will set the time (minutes and hours). The second one with a “TT on a globe” logo will be used to set the reference time zone, i.e. the corresponding city, where the user is living (or travelling).This new Tempus Terrae with 36 baguette diamonds (D color, VVS+, 2.25ct) invisible setting bezel adding a delicate touch to this classical timepiece.
ANDERSEN Genève is participating for the third time to ONLYWATCH. In manufacturing and offering for auction an exclusive timepiece, ANDERSEN Genève is supporting an incredibly worthy cause with 100% of the hammer price donated to research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The timepiece created is the first ever “Montre à Tact”, without a time window on the dial. It discreetly reveals the time with the help of a reading time window between the lugs.
No hands disturb the Artwork that features on the full surface of the timepiece displaying a scene of Geneva at sunset. It is mounted on a 0.4mm two-tone mother of pearl plate with four elements hand engraved by a brilliant artist:
Mont Blanc Mountain in red gold
Lake side and “Salève” Mountain in 21ct blue gold
“Belle Époque” boat in white gold
Geneva “Jet d’Eau” in Mammoth horn
Every component of this timepiece has been created and crafted in Geneva with the collaboration of local Artists; the union of experienced case makers, watchmakers, hand engravers, combined with a dial maker and jeweler from Geneva having more than 30 years of know-how in their respective fields.
ONLYWATCH is organised by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). The Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies was created in 2001 by parents of children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, who decided to support progress in scientific and medical research.
It is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the finest brands united for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Each watchmaker donates a one-off timepiece specifically made for Only Watch.
Model: ANDERSEN Genève Montre à Tact “Tribute to Craftsmanship” “Pièce Unique” Only Watch 2019
Montre à Tact 18K white gold case with flutes (cannelures in French) manufactured the traditional way (without a CNC machine)
Anti-reflect sapphire glass
Window between the lugs to read time
A crown is applied on the back of the case to set the time (Patented System)
Hand engraved case back
Diameter: 42 mm / Thickness: 9.8 mm
First ever “Montre à Tact” without time window on the dial. Thanks to outstanding Artists, a Geneva scene at sunset is mastered. It is mounted on a 0.4mm two-tone mother of pearl plate with four elements hand engraved by a brilliant Artist. Mont Blanc Mountain in 18ct red gold, lake side and “Salève” Mountain in 21ct blue gold, “Belle Époque” boat in 18ct white gold and the Geneva “Jet d’Eau” in Mammoth horn.
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with a time-window module developed and assembled in the atelier
Hand-stitched blue calf strap with an 18K white buckle.
During Baselworld 2019, independent Swiss watch maker Andersen Genève introduced a new timepiece collection: Art & Culture. The first timepiece in this new collection is called “Vita Vinum”. It is limited to 12 pieces only.
The “Vita Vinum” watch is a tribute to wine, honouring the various stages involved in the wine-making process. Wine not only being significant in a gentleman’s life but more importantly the watch celebrates and draws attention to wine grower and wine lovers from the past, present and future.
This timepiece has been manufactured in collaboration with different artisans. Craftsmanship, for which Andersen Genève is highly regarded, the watch unveils the signature intricacies from the watchmaker to the miniature painter, revealing an exclusive dial made from 21ct blue gold with “tapisserie” guilloché pattern.
The very unique two colors red & white gold case has been manufactured in a traditional way without the use of a CNC machine. Clients will have the choice of hand-engraving scenes on the back of their watch. [Vita Vinum] will be limited to 12 pieces and will retail for 42,800 Swiss Francs, excluding VAT. Deliveries will start in Q3 2019.
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève; unique module developed and produced in the atelier to move a disc time over 12 months; every 24 hours one increment is made
3Hz (21’600A/h), 25 jewels, with 36 hours power reserve
Empire Style Red (5N) and white gold case with flutes (cannelures in French) manufactured the traditional way. Case back in red gold for hand engraved “bespoke” artwork
Crowns: x2, one to set the horological function and another for moving the 12 months disc
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Width (between lugs): 21 mm
Dial Multi-part dial with:
– One rotating disc turning one time in 365 days. It displays the twelve scenes of the wine grower’s work to be done over the year by a Swiss wine grower. A similar process applies for a French, an Argentinean, or an American wine grower and so forth, however it will not happen in the same month. For example, harvesting is much earlier in the Bordeaux Region than it is in Switzerland. The scenes are made by a genius miniature painter using acrylic painting methods.
– One fixed disc to tell time in 21ct “Blue Gold” with guilloché main “tapisserie” pattern.
Hands: white gold brushed with polished bevel
Hand-stitched alligator leather with 18ct buckle
Unveiled at Baselworld 2018, this special timepiece was born from the first collaboration between Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin. It combines exclusive features of two highly sought after wrist watches produced in modern times: Montre à Tact “Poker” from ANDERSEN Genève and Konstantin CHAYKIN’s Joker.
Presented at Baselworld 2017, the Konstantin CHAYKIN Joker timepiece was an instant hit thanks to its playful nature and exclusive way of telling time. The ANDERSEN Genève Montre à Tact Poker is inspired by “A Bold Bluff”, a painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Its miniature painting scene on the dial shows a scene of “Dogs playing Poker”. Between 1903 and 1910, this American artist of the Belle Epoque created 16 oil-paintings of dogs in human poses. Nine of them were depicting “Dogs playing Poker”.
ANDERSEN Genève, being very famous for EROS Automaton’s, created the first timepiece with a poker game scene on the back dial: the Automaton JOKER where Konstantin CHAYKIN had brought his extensive know how on the front dial.
To underline this Collaboration Konstantin CHAYKIN’s logo has been placed on top of the eyes while ANDERSEN Genève’s logo can be seen on the nose of the Joker.
On the back of the timepiece, every element of the scene has been cut and painted by hand. By the push of a button on the case at 8 o’clock, the Joker’s eyes, the dog, the man and the lady are being in motion.
The case of this timepiece has been made to measure to be able to incorporate such a complex dial and an Automaton on the back. Very delicate moving hinges guarantee an utmost comfort on the wrist.
Model: Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin “Automaton Joker”
High quality historic mechanical movement upgraded by Andersen Genève
Unique time and moon phase indications developed and assembled by Konstantin CHAYKIN: an author’s module with a dual disk time indication, where the indicators on the dial are depicted as the Joker’s eyes. The left eye has hour indicators around the edge and a black dot instead of a hand. The right eye has minute indicators around the edge and a black dot instead of a hand. A moon phase indicator shows the phase of the Moon at any given moment: waxing, full or waning. The appropriate phase of the Moon is depicted in the opening designed to be the Joker’s mouth.
Double wheel train developed and improved for the famous EROS Automaton for years
“Automaton Joker” construction completely newly developed and assembled by ANDERSEN Genève on the back of the timepiece
– By turning the crown “clockwise” the Automaton is wound. When releasing the energy by pushing the button at 8 o’clock, the elements of the scene will be moving for two minutes
– By turning the crown “counter clockwise”, the mechanical movement is wound and can work for up to 36 hours
On the lively scene, the winning Joker is moving his eyes next to ANDERSEN Genève’s famous Dog playing Poker. At the same time one can see the 4th card disclosed by the man losing the game while a charming lady is stealing chips.
18ct Red Gold (5N) case with very special moving hinges (“gonds” in French) to insert the elegant baby croco strap. Two sapphire glasses
Diameter: 42.0 mm/ Height: 16.8 mm / Width of the moving hinges: 22 mm
One crown to set the time and the moon phase / One pusher to have the automaton in motion
Multi-parts dial with “ANDERSEN Genève” & “Konstantin CHAYIN” hand-engraved
Genius time-indication mechanism from Kontantin CHAYKIN Joker timepiece
– Hours are displayed by the left eye
– Minutes are displayed by the right eye
– Moon Phase displayed in the mouth
White hand-stitched baby alligator leather with 18ct red gold clasp
The widely used Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII in replacement of the Julian calendar. The new system adopted the year of 365 days with a leap year of 366 days every 4 years that had already been fixed by Julius Caesar but it revealed to be inexact. Therefore Pope Gregory ordered a calendar reform with a correction of 10 days, whereby the 4th October 1582 of the Julian calendar was immediately followed by the 15th October 1582 of the Gregorian calendar.
He introduced also a special secular leap year cycle, i.e. only those secular years which are divisible by 400 are considered to be leap years. Therefore the secular years 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 are not leap years and have only 28 days in February.
Watches with perpetual calendar usually have the normal leap year cycle. Exceptions are big astronomic clocks as well as two pocket watches made by Patek Philippe, one is the Calibre “89” and the other is a watch that was made in the seventies for an American collector. Those are already provided with a secular cycle.
Introduced in 1996, “PERPETUEL SECULAR CALENDER” Wristwatch by Svend Andersen Genève is considered as the first hundred percent perpetual calendar wristwatch.
The “PERPETUEL SECULAR CALENDER” Wristwatch is provided with a four years’ programme for the leap year cycle: a wheel with 48 teeth = 4 x 12 months, thus every 4 year the 29th February appears.
This wheel pushes a reduction wheel one tooth forward every 4 years. The reduction wheel divides the turning speed into two and hereby the secular wheel of 50 teeth is activated and moves on for one tooth every 8 years, e.g. 50 x 8 = 400. Thus, the secular wheel turns once in 400 years and is programmed for the future secular years: 2000 (with 29 Feb.), 2100 (28 Feb.), 2200 (28 Feb.), 2300 (28 Feb.) and 2400 (29 Feb.).
This is how the mechanical invisible under-dial life of the “PERPETUEL SECULAR CALENDER” Wristwatch works. In order to make these perpetual calendar functions visible and legible, the back side is provided with three dials:
Left: in black and blue, the 4 years’ leap year cycle Centre: the central hand showing 50 years in green; it turns 2x per century, e.g. 1996 shows 46 + 50 = 96 Right: in blue and red, the 400 years’ secular cycle.
Diameter : 40 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Available in White/Pink Gold
Automatic chronometer movement
Established since 1970s, Andersen Geneve is the one of independent and most inventive traditional watch brands from Switzerland. Svend Andersen, the founder of the brand holds the world records for the smallest Calendar Watch, Thinnest World time Watch, and the most Animated Automaton Watch. He also created a “Perpetuel-Secular-Calender” Watch which has been programmed for 400 years.
Svend Andersen was born in Denmark in 1942. Apprenticeship in Denmark as watchmaker. Came to Switzerland in 1963. Started work at GUBERLIN’s in After-sale and Shop. 9 years at PATEK PHILIPPE in “Atelier de Complications”. Independent in 1980. Started to recreate important gold cases for complicated pocket watches which had lost their original cases during wars and crises.
Andersen Genève Workshop
Andersen Genève has been creating high end watches for watch collectors for more than 4 decades. Svend Andersen launched his own workshop in the late 70’s after having spent 9 years at Patek Philippe in their Atelier des Complications. He started his career as independent watch maker by first manufacturing cases for Italian collectors. Satisfied with the high quality of the work, the watch collectors started to ask for their own bespoke time pieces (called “pièce unique”).
Since then Andersen Genève has been developing complicated watches like the annual calendar, perpetual calendar, and jumping hour calendar. One of Andersen Genève’s most complicated watches developed is the Secular Perpetual Calendar. It is a watch that accommodates a quirk of the Gregorian calendar; three secular years, not divisible by 400: 2100, 2200 and 2300, are not leap years. In these years regular perpetual calendars require manual correction, i.e. it doesn’t need an extra day in February. The complication developed by Andersen Genève will show the date without adjustment every year up to and beyond 2400.
Andersen Genève gained recognition not only from watch collectors but also from his peers. Svend Andersen co-founded the AHCI – Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants – in 1985. He was awarded world records from the Guinness Book. In 1989 he developed the smallest calendar watch (6.5 x 17.4mm) ever produced; roughly the size of a match head. In 1994 one of his world time watches was awarded the thinnest world time watch ever made.
While working at Patek Philippe in the early 70’s Svend Andersen had the chance to work on the world time complication developed by the Geneva based watch maker Louis Cottier. Mr. Cottier created the first pocket watch in the 30’s and then the first wristwatch with an indication of different time zones. In commemoration to Louis Cottier’s first world time wristwatch, Andersen Genève designed its first World Time watch in 1989. It was a great success and the watches were delivered to watch collectors in 1990. Since then, Andersen Genève has been developing different series of World Time watches and pièces uniques. World Time watches are indeed part of Andersen Genève’s DNA.
Other Andersen Genève’s iconic timepieces are the collection of Eros watches and Montres A Tact.
Eros watches carry the most complicated erotic automaton available on the market. It also offers its owner endless personalisation possibilities on the dial of the watch or on the erotical scene.
Montre A Tact watches have 2 reading time windows on the case of the watch so that its owner doesn’t need to turn his wrist to read time. The complication developed in house is added on a vintage high quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève. This watch doesn’t have hands on the dial and offers a wide range of personalization from hand painted scenes to any type of hand guilloché, or precious stones. Portraits, coat of arms, logos engraved scenes have been realized with the help of master craftsmen of their respective fields.
Andersen Genève welcomes collectors from all around the world to create and deliver them the “Pièce Unique” they have always been dreaming of. More than 100 “Pièce Unique” have been manufactured and delivered.
1985: First appearance of “ANDERSEN GENEVE” on a wristwatch with fly-back perpetual calendar.founded with Vincent Calabrese the AHCI, Horological Academy of Independent Creators.
1988: First world time watch, 14 different models have been made since.
1989: The world smallest calendar watch certified by the Guinness Book of Records.
1994: “Hebraïka”, perpetual Jewish calendar realised together with Alain Silberstein.
1995: “Perpetuel 2000”, first perpetual calendar with “half big date” and month indication on the back.
1996: “Perpetuel Secular Calender”, first real perpetual calendar wristwatch programmed for 400 years.
1997: “EROS”, the most animated horological automaton ever made – and never equalised since.
1999: “La Montre à Tact”, the tactful watch which allows you to read time without turning your wrist. This watch is also a fantastic support for artwork as well as for engravings, miniature paintings and applications of f. ex. Blue Gold or Mokume.
2004: “1884”, the world time watch that tells the story of our 24 hours time zone system and of its inventor Sanford Fleming.
For ONLYWATCH 2017 charity auction, Independent luxury Swiss watch atelier ANDERSEN Genève has created its first bi-colour “Tempus Terrae” with a White gold bezel, a Red gold case and a White gold hunter case back. Bi-colour cases are part of the unique collection “Montre à Tact” for more than 20 years.
This “one off” creation has been manufactured with emblematic “broken lugs” and two crowns for the “Tempus Terrae 25th Anniversary”. The rotor of the movement and the centre of the dial are made of exclusive 21ct “BlueGold” with hand guilloché “Tapisserie” texture. Brushed “A” shaped Andersen hands remain as discreet as possible though give a clear visibility of time.
As an additional refinement the “Andersen Genève” logo was removed from the centre of the dial and replaced by the “A” logo above MONACO. The “A” logo also defines the crown to set the time. The second crown to set Timezones has the “TT Tempus Terrae” logo.
Model: “Tempus Terrae” ONLY WATCH 2017 “Pièce Unique”
Red gold case and white gold hunter case back to disclose the movement
Diameter: 39 mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm
White gold bezel
Two sapphire glasses
Water Resistant: 30m
Two 18ct Red gold crowns with “A” and “TT on a globe” logos stamped
“ONLYWATCH 2017” and “1/1” engraved on the back
Multi-part, with one rotating ring displaying 24 hours’ Timezones with day/night coloration in dark blue and silvery white metal
Centre disc: 18mm in 21ct “BlueGold” hand guilloché “Tapisserie” World time zone scale on a silvery white metal disc with dark blue city names and MONACO in red
Hands: Brushed “A” Andersen shaped in 18ct white gold
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with Timezones complication module developed and assembled in the atelier. Rotor in “BlueGold” 21ct hand guilloché “Tapisserie” Technical Data: 3Hz (21’600A/h), 17 jewels, with 40 hours power reserve
Red alligator leather with white stitches. 18ct white gold buckle
After having manufactured hundreds of high end timepieces with 24 time zones indication on the dial – named World Time watches, ANDERSEN Genève achieves a new milestone in high end watchmaking by creating the first ever World Time Watch with a Split Second Chronograph.
In 1884 the visionary Sandford Flemming invented the 24 time zones that are used to tell time on earth. In 1930 Mr. Louis Cottier, a watchmaker from Carouge in Geneva, developed a complication for pocket watches to display multiple time zones. This complication was introduced on a wrist watch by Mr. Cottier in the 50’s.
When Mr. Andersen, master watchmaker, was working at the “Atelier des Complications” at Patek Philippe in the 70’s he had the privilege to restore one of the first World Time Watch made by Louis Cottier (for Patek Philippe). He was amazed by the pure style and the easy and readable way to read the time all around the world; moreover all this possible without pushing buttons, or turning crowns. He then studied the works of Louis Cottier with much enthusiasm.
When he started his own workshop, ANDERSEN Genève, in the late 70’s just after the “Quartz crisis”, he had many demands for mechanical watches and personalized items. Collectors from all around the world came to order mechanical watches as unique or personalized timepieces.
Most of them were business men that had to travel and communicate worldwide, also by phone. This is how the first Andersen Genève World Time Watch was manufactured, the “Communication”. Thanks to in depth study of the “Cottier System” for indicating 24 time zones on a dial, Mr. Andersen created and manufactured his first World Time module of only 0,9mm thickness including the dial.
In 1989-1990 came out the first edition of the “Communication”, followed by the “Communication 24”, a series made of 24 watches with yellow gold waterproof case, automatic movement and a special blue lacquered dial printed with continent in gold. After this success the “Communication 5 Continents” was made in white gold case only and sold to Italian watch collectors.
Since then the time zone indication system has been continuously updated. ANDERSEN Genève was also granted the Guinness Price of the thinnest World Time watch ever manufacture with a module of only 0,6mm thickness, including dial. It was integrated in the second World Time watch, the “Mundus” (limited to 12 pieces in platinum only – a highly collector timepiece.
The history of ANDERSEN Genève and World Time watches continued with:-
– The Christophorus Colombus, limited to 500 pieces celebrating the 500 years of the discovery of America
– The 1884, limited to 120 pieces celebrating the 120 years of the creation of the 24 time zones system
– The Tempus Terrae, limited to 3×25 pieces celebrating the 25 years of World Time watches made by ANDERSEN Genève.
Apart from limited edition series, many “Pièce Unique” World Time Watches have been manufactured with: Alarm Clock and World Time complication, Minute repeater and World Time complication, Perpetual Calendar and World Time complication, Perpetual Calendar and Chronograph and World Time complication, Jumping Hours and World Time complication.
This year, ANDERSEN Genève is presenting the first Split Second Chronograph with World Time complication.
Model: ANDERSEN Genève “Split Second Chronograph World Timer” Pièce Unique
High quality Venus 185 Historic Mechanical movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with time zones complication module developed and produced in the atelier
2.5Hz (18’000A/h), 20 jewels, with 40 hours power reserve
White gold with opened case back
Water Resistant: 30m
Diameter: 43.5 mm Height: 15.5 mm Width between lugs: 21 mm
Two sapphire glasses
One crown with pusher and two pushers in white gold
Multi-part, with the first ever created rotating sapphire glass ring displaying 24 hours’ time zones
Center dial with three counters
Hands in blue steel
Hand-stitched alligator leather with 18ct fold-over clasp in white gold
After having manufactured the first ever wristwatch with Jewish Calendar – The Hebraïka, ANDERSEN Genève created in 1996 the “Perpetual Secular Calendar”. It was the first 100% perpetual calendar Horological Wristwatch Calendar programmed for 400 years – or even 800. This watch has been adorned by watch collectors worldwide.
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary ANDERSEN Genève adds one more complication and presents the ANDERSEN Genève – “Perpetual Secular Calendar” 20th Anniversary Project. Only 20 “bespoke” watches will be manufactured.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary (1996-2016) of this iconic watch ANDERSEN Genève adds one more complication to the “Perpetual Secular Calendar”: The seven days of the week will be displayed on the dial.
The seven-day week is represented by the sun, the moon and five planets. The complication is made readable with seven small apertures to indicate the current day. Between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD, the Roman Empire gradually replaced the eight-day Roman nundinal cycle with the seven-day week.
The names of the days are derived from the sun, the moon and the names of classical planets in Hellenistic astrology. They are named after contemporary deities, a system introduced in the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. It starts with the Sun, and then the Moon, Mars (Ares), Mercury (Hermes), Jupiter (Zeus), Venus (Aphrodite) and Saturn (Cronos).
The Latin names of planets were simple translations of the Greek names, which in turn were translations of the Babylonian names, which go back to the Sumerians. The 1st day in Latin is named after the Sun (Solis dies), but Christians also consider the Lord’s Day (Dominicus dies), as in Greek.
On the front dial, the date is displayed at three o’clock. The aperture shows the current date in the middle and also lets appear the previous and the following dates as a symbol of continuity. The day of the week is indicated by a dot behind the sun, the moon, or one of the five planets. They are in white gold hand-engraved by a master engraver; the “ANDERSEN Genève” logo too.
The “Perpetuel Secular Calender” 20th Anniversary carries ANDERSEN Genève’s DNA adorned by watch collectors: a very sober and classy watch case in platinum with aesthetic simplicity. The front dial is made of exclusive “BlueGold” that ANDERSEN Genève has been mastering for decades. It is a 21ct gold with iron elements in it. Once heated the gold gets an exclusive blue colour that reflects light in a very special way. No two dials get out of the oven with the same colour making every dial unique.
The hand guilloché “Diamond” motive empowers light reflexion too, it is an extremely difficult texture to handcraft. Under certain angle, it lets appear an “8” or “∞” motive on the dial that empowers the philosophy of this timepiece that is manufactured to tell days, date, month and time correctly for centuries.
On the back of the watch, under a sapphire glass, the “Perpetuel Secular Calender” indication will be displayed with three counters and blued hands indicating Months, Years and Leap Years. The module developed and assembled by ANDERSEN has been continually optimised since ANDERSEN Genève’s first Perpetuel Secular Calender wristwatch 20 years ago, in 1996. The specific dial displayed is programmed for 400 years; afterwards a new dial must be provided with the future years indication from 2400 to 2800…and so on.
Under the sapphire glass, a “BlueGold” ring around the dial will let the watch collector have his desired text hand engraved. Bespoke options have been offered by ANDERSEN Genève since the beginning in the early 80’s. The watch collector can make his timepiece unique.
The “Perpetuel Secular Calender” 20th Anniversary is manufactured in a limited edition of 20 timepieces in platinum only. It celebrates 20 years (1996-2016) of perpetuel secular calender wristwatches developed, manufactured and assembled by ANDERSEN Genève.
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève 4Hz (28’000A/h) with 48 hours power reserve “Perpetual Secular Calender” complication module developed and produced in the atelier in Geneva
Days, Date, Months and Leap Years indication over 400 years without settings
Four years’ program for the leap year cycle: a wheel with 48 teeth = 4 x 12 months, thus every 4 year, the 29th February appears. This wheel pushes a reduction wheel one tooth forward every 4years. The reduction wheel divides the turning speed into two and hereby the secular wheel of50 teeth is activated and moves on for one tooth every 8 years, e.g. 50 x 8 = 400Thus, the secular wheel turns once in 400 years and is programmed for the secular years: 2000 (with 29 Feb.), 2100 (28 Feb.), 2200 (28 Feb.), 2300 (28 Feb.) and 2400 (29Feb.)
Diameter: 41 mm/ Height: 12mm/ Width between lugs: 21 mm
Platinum 5mm crown with “A” logo
Two sapphire glasses
35mm in Platinum with hand guilloché “diamond eight” motive
Days of the week indication with the sun, the moon and five planets hand engraved in Gold
Hours, Minutes and Seconds indication with blued hands
“Perpetual Secular Calendar” indication with three counters and blued hands indicating Months, Years and Leap Years
Bespoke and manufactured according to clients wishes(design, material, color, engraving etc.)
Hand-stitched alligator leather with buckle or fold-over clasp in platinum
Andersen Genève has unveiled the Tempus Terrae, the 5th limited edition world time watch created by the independent Swiss watch maker. It celebrates 25 years (1990-2015) of World Time Watches with indication of different time zones by Andersen Genève.
In 1884 Sandford Flemming invented the 24 time zones that are used to tell time on earth. In 1930 Mr. Louis Cottier, a watchmaker from Carouge in Geneva, developed a complication for pocket watches to display multiple time zones. This complication was introduced on a wrist watch by Mr. Cottier in 1950.
Mr. Andersen has been servicing watches with this complication while working at Patek Philippe in the “atelier des grandes complications” in the 70’s (he spent 9 years at Patek Philippe).
In 1990 Andersen Genève presented its 1st Edition of World Time watch – the “Communication” – commemorating the 1st World Time wrist watch produced by Mr. Cottier. The module developed and assembled by Andersen Genève gives an easy way to read the time all around the world, without pushing buttons or turning crowns. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th following Editions were called “Christophorus Colombus”, “Mundus” and “1884”.
In 2015 the 5th edition of World Time watch – the “Tempus Terrae”- will commemorate the first World Time wrist watch with two crowns developed by Louis Cottier in the 50’s; one of the most beautiful world time watch ever created. Mr. Cottier was so successful that he made World Time watches for Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and even Rolex. The time zones indication has been continually optimised since Andersen Genève’s first World Time watch 25 years ago, in 1990.
The Tempus Terrae “25th Anniversary” is proposed in a limited edition of 25 pieces in yellow gold (2N), 25 in red gold (4N) and 25 in white gold. It celebrates 25 years (1990-2015) of World Time Watches with indication of different time zones by Andersen Genève.
This 5th edition World Time watch by Andersen Genève will commemorate the first World Time Watch with two crowns developed by Louis Cottier in the 50’s; one of the most beautiful world time watch ever created.
The Tempus Terrae carries Andersen Genève’s DNA adorned by watch collectors: a very sober and classy watch case in gold with aesthetic simplicity. The centre of the dial is made of exclusive “BlueGold” that Andersen Genève has been mastering for decades. It is a 21ct gold with iron elements in it.
Once heated the gold gets an exclusive blue colour that reflects light in a very special way. No two dials get out of the oven with the same colour making every dial unique. The hand guilloché Scale texture empowers light reflection too. It is an extremely difficult texture to handcraft.
In order to let the BlueGold dial shine as much as possible, the “Andersen Genève” logo was removed from the centre of the dial and replaced by the “A” logo on the outer ring of the dial, the so called “City Ring”, above GENEVE. Brushed “A” shaped Andersen hands are also part of Andersen Genève’s DNA. They remain as discreet as possible though give a clear visibility of time.
The Tempus Terrae has two crowns. The first one with the “A” logo will set the time (minutes and hours). The second one with a “TT and a globe” logo will be used to set the reference time zone, i.e. the corresponding city, where the user is leaving (or travelling).
All 5 editions of World Time watches have a detail in common: on the “City Ring”, “Moskwa” is written instead of Moscow. In the past, Andersen Genève used to write the names of the cities in their own languages. Afterwards every city was written whether in French or in English except “Moskwa” which is Moscow but written in Russian language. This detail remained on every World Time watch in honour to Russian collectors who have been loyal customers for decades.
The Tempus Terrae offers personalisation alternatives; bespoke options have been offered by Andersen Genève since the beginning in the early 80’s. Whether with a special city name or a special text colour on the dial, the watch collector can make his watch unique. The owner can also have a “secret” inside his watch (or the watch he is offering!). He will have the opportunity to engrave his desired text inside the hunter case back cover. The text (or any logo, or coat of arms, or …) will appear once the cover is opened (at an 85° angle).
Once the case back cover is opened, the decorated movement with “Côtes de Genève” and “Perlage” will be visible under the sapphire glass. The owner will be happily surprised to find yet again a BlueGold hand guilloché Scale texture on the rotor; the same decoration as on the dial.
Model: Tempus Terrae
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with time zones complication module developed and produced in the atelier
Rotor: “Blue Gold” guilloché main
4Hz (28’000A/h) with 48 hours power reserve
Yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold with hunter case back
Diameter: 39 mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm
Two sapphire glasses
Multi-part, with one rotating ring displaying 24 hours’ time zones with day/night coloration in dark blue and silvery white metal
Center disc: 18mm in 21ct “Blue Gold” with guilloché main “écaille” or “tapisserie”
World time zone scale on a silvery white metal disc with dark blue city names; personalisation available on colours and names of the cities
Hands: “A” Andersen shaped 18ct yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold
Hand-stitched alligator leather with 18ct buckle or 18ct fold-over clasp in yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold
The first “Jour et Nuit” collection was created by Andersen Geneve SA was for Cartier. In 1998 a special edition of 125 watches was made by Andersen Geneve for Cartier’s Pasha Collection.
The first “Grande Jour et Nuit” on the basic movement Frederic Piguet 15 combined with the genius jumping hour mechanism, under the Andersen Geneve brand, came in a limited edition of only 20 pieces in 2002 because of the rarity of the Frederic Piguet movement. These watches were sold out within a very short time. This high grade collectible watch is now available again in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
The very classic movement Frederic Piguet, 15”, hand wound and ultra-flat, is completed with the genius jumping hour mechanism. The double hour hand, associated with the small minute hand, offers an aesthetic and readable display of day and night time on an exclusive dial of blue gold or natural stones such as Jade, Aventurine, White Marble, Grossularite etc.
The cases are 30 pieces in red gold, 20 pieces in white gold, and are numbered 01/30 and 01/20.
The Frederic Piguet, movement manufacturer, now Blancpain, has stopped the production of this excellent classic calibre, developed in the 1960s, and produced ever since, for exclusive watches of the most renowned Swiss brands.
Model: Grande Jour et Nuit Edition 2014
Mechanical hand-wound, Piguet 15’’ calibre with Andersen 573 complication
18K red gold or white gold, 44 mm diameter, 7.5 mm high
Sapphire crystal front and back
Blue gold or natural stone: Jade, Aventurine, Grossular, etc.
Transferred Arabic numerals
In 2012, the whole world celebrates the 300th birth anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the famous philosopher and author who born in Geneva in 1712.
Independent Swiss watch brand ANDERSEN GENEVE pays tribute to the great philosopher by unveiling “Montre à Tact Rousseau”, a unique time piece that is illustrating with a miniature hand painting by the famous artist Patrick Vesnier the specific places of the life of this European citizen.
The watch will be ready for Rousseau’s birthday on June 28, 2012.The « Montre à Tact Rousseau » timepiece will be proposed for sale and a part of the profit offered to a social help organization chosen by the acquirer and ANDERSEN GENEVE.
Geneva based master watch maker Svend Andersen created several exceptional World Time Watches, starting with the “COMMUNICATION 24” in 1985, the “CHRISTOPHORUS COLUMBUS” in 1992, the world thinnest World Time “MUNDUS”, the first World Time chronograph and the history telling “1884”.
In 2012, ANDERSEN GENEVE is introducing its 12th creation of World Time Watches. The new model, COMMUNICATION 750 pays tribute to super continent Rodinia that existed before 750 million years ago. In this timepiece, the central dial of blue gold turns once a day and shows the 24 time zones facing 30 names of important cities on the five continents.
Model: Communication 750
Mechanical automatic, Technotime AG 600 calibre, 120-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and 24 time zones
18k rose gold and white gold, 42.40 mm
Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100ft)
Blue gold centre
Indication of the 24 time zones
White outer ring with 30 world cities
QUOTIDIANA is a new timepiece from Swiss watch boutique ANDERSEN GENEVE. This is a unique timepiece that shows how the day goes by. The centre of the blue gold dial is engraved with the symbols and the names of the seven days of the week. It turns slowly – or too fast – according to your mood and invites you to enjoy the present day.
Centre is surrounded by the date indications whereas the hour indications are engraved on the sapphire glass. Other features include Bicoloured gold case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 9 mm, automatic movement, 72 hours power reserve.
Svend Andersen, one of the most talented Swiss watch makers of this century, presents his 12th creation of World Time Watches. He has created several exceptional World Time Watches under his watch brand ANDERSEN GENEVE.
Most notable among them are “COMMUNICATION 24” (1985), the “CHRISTOPHORUS COLUMBUS” (1992), the world thinnest World Time “MUNDUS” and the first World Time chronograph and the history telling “1884”.
Rodinia by Andersen Geneve is the 12th timepiece from his World Time collection. In geology, Rodinia (from the Russian Родинa, rodina, meaning “motherland”) is the name of a supercontinent, a continent which contained most or all of Earth’s landmass. According to plate tectonic reconstructions, Rodinia existed between 1100 and 750 million years ago, in the Neoproterozoic era.
The central dial of blue gold turns once a day and shows the 24 time zones facing 30 names of important cities on the five continents.
Automatic, Technotime AG 600 calibre, 120-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and 24 time zones
18K white or pink gold, 42.40 mm
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Blue gold centre
24-hour time zone indicator
White rim with 30 cities
The tactful watch from ANDERSEN GENEVE has become a great classic and its untouched face a unique support for personalised artworks such as engravings and miniature paintings. Svend Andersen together with his team of artists and creators present the first Lady’s Montre à Tact.
In the shape of half a ball and covered with 529 diamonds of total 8,74 carats it doesn’t look like indicating time, but through the window between the attaches at « 6 » the hours can be read discreetly without turning the wrist.This concept is also the base for individual decorations and personalization. The strap can be in satin or a gold bracelet. Case in red and white gold Diameter : 35 mm; Thickness : 16 mm.
The «Grande Jour et Nuit» is a watch – as its French name suggests – indicating at once the day and night hours. The renewal of this model introduced in April 2000 allows to satisfy a growing demand for exceptional watches which incorporate at the same time Genevese horological technologies, an innovative design and a new way of reading time.
In the 2006 edition of Grande Jour et Nuit, various technical and aesthetic choices facilitate the unique reading of the daytime hours (0600 to 1800) and night-time hours (1800 to 0600); the hour hand points to the day with its longer end and the night with its short end. It jumps to the following hour when the minute hand has performed a full tour of the dial.
On the blue gold dial with «tapisserie» pattern, are printed very readable the day hours (6 – 18) and night hours (18 – 6) as well as the small dial for the minutes. The big 24-hour-hand indicates with its long end the day, with ist short end the night. It jumps to the next hour when the small hand passes 60’’.
Model: Grande Jour et Nuit
Hand-wound, Piguet 15″
Complication A 573
750 (18K) red or white gold
44 m in diameter, 7.5 mm thick
Sapphire crystal and back
22K blue gold, tapisserie base
Transferred Arabic numerals
Minute dial at 6 o’clock
The actual trend for large wrist-watches allows the creators to research for new materials and expressions in technics and aesthetics. The dial of 22 carats blue gold is decorated with a fine engine turned pattern and imprinted with Art Deco style roman numerals.
The fine gold hands are reproducing the A logo of the brand. In the wide opening at 12 appears the moon phase indicated by a disk of mother of- pearl which is of peculiar concept: one dark and one white moon (instead of the classic two of each). This disk moves one step at noon and one at midnight. The moon can be set forward or backward with the crown pulled into 2nd position.
Self-winding, Piguet 1150, 70-hour power reserve
Complication A 574
750 (18K) white or red gold
45 mm in diameter, 11 mm thick
Sapphire crystal and back
Engine-turned 22-carat blue gold
Transferred Art Deco style Roman numerals
Moon-phase aperture at 12 o’clock
Introduced in 2004, the 1884 World Time Watch is an exceptional edition of 120 watches, equipped with an ingenious universal-time mechanism as a special tribute to Sir Stanford Fleming, who was the driving force behind the introduction of a world time system.
This exceptional edition commemorates the 120th anniversary of the “Prime Meridian Conference”, which accepted the system of 24 time zones invented by Sir Sandford Fleming.
In 1876 Sanford Fleming was sitting on a railway station bench in the little Irish town of Bandoran. He had missed his train. Instead of leaving at 5.30 in the evening as the timetable showed, his train had in fact left at 5.30 in the morning. Now he had to wait for 12 hours.
This misfortune gave Sanford Fleming occasion to think hard. In the 19th century – as is still the case in America today – daytime was counted in two periods of 12 hours instead of using a 24 hour clock. What is more, each country in Europe and each major locality in America had its own time, its own zero meridian and its own observatory.
In 1850 there were 144 time zones between the East and West coast of America which all depended on the position of the sun at noon, i.e. on the solar noon. In Europe, work on the standardisation of time had already begun. In 1848 there was already just one time throughout England which was determined at the Greenwich Observatory where the zero meridian was also fixed. The zero meridian for Switzerland ran through Berne.
The time problems resulting from the advance of industrialisation became increasingly acute. The consequences of the impossibility of determining deadlines, the imprecise introduction of new laws or the inaccurate dating of messages were not the worst. The situation for shipping and the railways was more hazardous. Ships sailing under all kinds of different flags determined their positions according to their national maps. In effect this meant that ships sailing under different flags could not give a warning of dangers.
Finally the railway lines were used by different rail companies. The badly coordinated schedules resulted in many rail accidents. Every train travelled at the time applicable at the place where the rail company had its headquarters. If a traveller had to take trains operated by several companies it was almost impossible for him to determine a precise timetable.
Sanford Fleming did not want to miss his train again. So he suggested that the world should be divided into 24 meridians, i.e. 1 meridian for every 15 degrees of longitude separated by time zones. Greenwich meridian was to be taken as the global zero. The date change was to occur on one of the meridians and the hours of the day were to be counted from 1 to 24.
In October 1884 Fleming managed to arrange for the “Prime Meridian Conference” to be convened in Washington. After three weeks of negotiation, his model was approved in principle by the 24 nations present. The date line was to cross the Pacific exactly opposite the zero meridian because no nation had to be “divided” here.
The conference left the French discontented because they were unable to gain acceptance for their own model and also ended with the humbling of Sanford Fleming. Today, however, they have both won because since 1926 time has been determined in Paris by atomic clocks. This Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) instead of the former Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is distributed worldwide from Paris via satellites.
The time system designed by Sanford Fleming was based on a unified notion, i.e. that of the time running through the zero meridian. He imagined that local time would always be determined with reference to GMT. A clock would have to display GMT plus or minus the hours difference for the local time zone and then the minutes.
With his “1884” model, Svend Andersen and his team has designed a watch that reproduces Fleming’s world time concept. The dial represents an image of Fleming’s model. In the centre, a world map showing the meridians together with a dot marking Washington, the conference city, and Greenwich, the origin of the zero meridian. The ring around the globe shows the 24 hours. When this ring is rotated it always indicates the current local time for the cities or time zones on the outer ring. Through the back of the watch, a historical automatic movement can be admired together with the engraved portrait of Fleming.
To mark the 120th anniversary of this conference which made its mark on our daily lives, Andersen Genève made 120 individually numbered watches. They are obtainable with cases in red gold, white gold or platinum. The «1884» is just one of several world time watches which Andersen Genève has already made, including his Christophorus Columbus” in 1992.
Model: Anderesen Geneve 1884 World Time Watch
50 watches with a red gold case
50 watches with a white gold case
20 watches with a platinum case
Automatic, extra-flat universal time module
Portrait and name of Sir Sandford Fleming engraved on the rotor
Hours, minutes, 24 time zones, day/night indicator
750 (18C) red gold, 750 (18C) white gold, or platinum
Individual number and commemorative engraving
Sapphire crystal and back
Introduced in 2002, this timepiece signed by Svend Andersen of Geneva, is based on a technical creation reminiscent of the very origins of the measurement of the month: the orbit of the moon around the Earth. It’s simple yet ingenious mechanism turns the dial in finely engine-turned blue gold by one revolution per month. As it moves, the window revealing the luminary in yellow gold indicates the date of the full moon and the new moon.
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, phases of the moon
Introduced in 2000, five years after the creation of the first Jour et Nuit created by Svend Andersen, this models is a larger version of this very original model with its unique dial. The hour and minute displays are separate. At the end of each revolution around the minute sub-dial, the hour jumps ahead on one of the two arcs of the circle. These show the hours of the day and night and are indicated by hands decorated with the sun and moon respectively.
This edition of Jour et Nuit line is equipped with a mechanical hand wound movement based on F. Piguet P15 pocket watch calibre. Crafted in 18 carat gold, this timepiece comes in limited series of 10 pieces a year.
Hand-wound, built on an F. Piguet P15 pocket watch calibre
Ultra-thin, 20 rubies, Côtes de Genève, 40-hour power reserve
Jumping hours on 24-hour cycle, minutes
750 (18K) gold, Empire style, 42 mm in diameter
Engine-turned by hand with 750 (18K) gold decorations
Cambered sapphire crystal, flat sapphire back
Exterior arc (6 – 18), interior arc (18 – 6)
Blued steel hands decorated with 750 (18K) sun and moon
Unveiled at Basel-world 2005, this collection pays homage to Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875), the Danish author known world-wide for his fairy tales. These unique watches were launched to mark the 200th anniversary celebration of H.C. Andersen in 2005.
The Collection consisted of two «Montres à Tact» models , one with a hand-engraved portrait, and one with a hand-painted miniature illustration of the fairy tale «The Tinder-Box».
The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is known world-wide for his fairy tales. In the years 1831 to 1872 he was one of the most travelled celebrities and visited 11 European countries. At that time it took days and weeks to travel by stage-coach, sailing-ship and the upcoming first railway connections from Copenhagen to Berlin, Paris, Munich, Rom and his favourite destination: Switzerland.
He visited this mountainous country, so different from his flat homeland Denmark, 12 times. In 1833 he spent several weeks in the horological city of Le Locle with a family of watchmakers in order to learn French.
Hour (two displays)
750 (18K) red gold, 42 mm
Top: Hand-painted miniature and Sapphire crystal
Middle: Opening between the two attachments, fitted with a sapphire crystal, for 2nd time indication
Back: Time-setting corrector and Commemorative Hommage à H.C. Andersen engraving
Pièce unique – Le Briquet inscription
Hand-sewn chestnut brown crocodile leather, pin buckle
La Montre à tact “Poker” by Anderesen Geneve was unveiled at Basel world 2008. This exceptional watch allows the wearer to read time on a tactful way without moving his wrist thanks to the time indicator laced between the attaches at “6 o’clock”. Thus, its front-plate is free from any hands and a perfect place for unlimited personalisation according to the artist’s imagination or the customer’s wishes, and this as unique item.
This time, the Montre à tact got caught up in the game of poker showing a miniature painting inspired by “A Bold Bluff”, a picture painted by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, an American artist of the Belle Epoque, who between 1903 and 1910 had created 16 oil-paintings of dogs in human poses, nine of them depicting dogs playing poker.
In the window, six time indications have been replaced by the following showdowns:
2 o’clock = Four of a kind
4 o’clock = Quint flush
6 o’clock = Flush
8 o’clock = Quint
10 o’clock = Full
12 o’clock = Quint flush royal
Hour displayed in 2 windows
Red and white gold or 18K white gold, 42 mm
Sapphire crystal front and back
Miniature reproduction of the painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge showing dogs playing poker; Window with indication of hours and hands: 2 o’clock = four of a kind, 4 o’clock = straight flush, 6 o’clock = flush, 8 o’clock = straight, 10 o’clock = full house, 12 o’clock = royal flush
Green top-stitched dark-green crocodile with gold buckle
This new reversible version of the famous world most animated horological automaton – never equalised since 1997. The heavy cushion-shaped gold case has a reversible central body with the dial on one side and the automaton on the other side.
For selecting the face, a genius device situated by the crown allows to unlock, turn and re-lock the central body. Every part of the automaton is artistically cut out, miniature-painted and assembled. Each automaton can thus be considered as unique item.
This Andersen Geneve EROS 69 watch was originally unveiled at «Basel World 2007». Andersen and his team of artists and craftsmen have been inspired by the Chinese erotic artwork of the XVII and XVIII century, mostly painted on silk. A great care has been taken to reproduce the authentic original colours in such a reduced dimension of a wristwatch.
Model: EROS 69
Movement: Mechanical, special double gear-train, hand-wound
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and Erotic automaton
Case: 750 (18K) white gold, 85 grams, reversible centre; 46×42 mm, 15 mm thick
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