ANTOINE PREZIUSO

The Antoine Preziuso Geneve is an independent and family run luxury watch brand owned by Preziuso family. Antoine Preziuso, a talented watch maker and restorer who was born and brought up in the world of horology launched his own luxury Swiss watch brand in 1990.

Antoine Preziuso Geneve is specialised in the manufacturing of complications such as tourbillon wrist watches, tourbillon wrist watches with jumping hours and minute repeaters with perpetual calendar, Minute repeaters with automatons, erotic automaton wrist watches, second time zone and unique timepieces.

For three exciting and fulfilling decades, ANTOINE PREZIUSO has been forging an intensely personal and groundbreaking path in the watchmaking world. Drawing upon a proud heritage of fine craftsmanship and yet refusing the constraints of conventions, he has produced a wealth of outstanding creations that are appreciated by watch lovers and connoisseurs the world over.

Whether commissioned by some of the best-known names in watchmaking, or issued under his own brand, models by ANTOINE PREZIUSO are distinguished by a unique blend of Latin artistry and design flair doubtless stemming from his family origins, along with skilled Swiss workmanship resolutely inspired by his native city of Geneva.

The surname “Preziuso” means “precious’’ in Italian, and Antoine came to appreciate the precious nature of time from a very early age. His fascination with watchmaking made him eager to begin training in this field, and by the age of 21 this young man in a hurry had graduated at the top of his class as a fully qualified watchmaker and restorer.

Through over a decade and a half spent working for some of the most prestigious brands in the watch industry, as well as for the specialised horological auctioneering house Antiquorum, for the Geneva Watch Museum, and for collectors in general, ANTOINE PREZIUSO consistently cultivated his twin fields of interest: restoring antique timepieces to their former splendour; and creating sophisticated watches housing major horological complications.

ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE continued to attract attention by the spectacular designs, fascinating complications and superlative finishing of its sophisticated models. Commissions from major firms and cooperation with other creative talents in the watchmaking world fostered international expansion and the opening of new markets. Accustomed to introducing world firsts, including in the “ART OF TOURBILLON“ range which has become an acknowledged brand speciality, ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE is also dedicated to research into new materials. It thus became the first firm to feature meteorite in its timepieces – setting a stellar trend that shows no sign of fading.

One of the key strengths of ANTOINE PREZIUSO lies in his ability to place a wealth of designer skills and know-how in the service of a broad range of customers. Collectors and connoisseurs of fine watchmaking, as well as enthusiasts and novices, are all able to find within the brand collections models that appeal to their individual tastes and requirements. From one-of-a-kind made-to-measure creations, sophisticated complications and diamond-set jewellery models, through to more affordable watches such as the Grand Robusto for men and Moonlight for women, ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE brings high-end horology within reach of all those with a serious penchant for fine craftsmanship, technical refinement and original styling.

Geneva is home to two generations of PREZIUSO artists who devote their art and their talent to the art of measuring time. Antoine, the founder and his wife May, along with their two children Florian and Laura, have made their family name a full-fledged profession of faith. Florian, after pursuing the same studies as his father, is now closely involved in all the company‘s new designs, and masters every aspect of R&D and production. His sister Laura divides her time between teaching at the Geneva School of Applied Art and creating mechanical jewellery – a unique approach to the world of high-class jewellery. Antoine‘s wife May, meanwhile, manages all the various facets of this family affair, to complete a creative trio.

All those who since 2006 have entered the workshops of ANTOINE PREZIUSO can feel a sense of entering the intimacy of a family environment. Firmly united around a set of intrinsic values and also sharing a taste for fine craftsmanship and creativity, the members of the Preziuso family are bound by ties of mutual trust an admiration. This family spirit naturally also extends to the surrounding team, composed of highly qualified and strongly motivated professionals that ANTOINE PREZIUSO has brought together in order to help him give life to his creations.

Timeline

1957: Birth in Geneva. From his earliest childhood, ANTOINE PREZIUSO takes a passionate interest in watchmaking.

1973: ANTOINE PREZIUSO passes his entrance exam and is admitted to the Geneva Watchmaking School. He trains as a watch-repairer, specialising as a practising watchmaker and achieving full mastery of all the tricks of the trade. After five years of brilliant studies, he graduated with the top results of the entire school.

1978: ANTOINE PREZIUSO is hired by the largest and most exclusive watch company in Geneva, Patek Philippe, where he earns great appreciation for his professional skills and his serious-minded approach to his work in the horological complications workshop.

1980: The watch auctioneering house, Antiquorum, asks ANTOINE PREZIUSO to run its first ever collector’s watch restoration and appraisal workshop. He thereby broadens his knowledge of history and of the art of horology through the centuries, by working on the world’s most prestigious watches.

1981: By now a recognised horological expert, ANTOINE PREZIUSO opens his first antique horology workshop in Geneva. His outstanding reputation leads major collectors, great watch brands and the Geneva Watchmaking Museum to entrust him with the restoration of some extremely rare pieces. A member of the Cabinotiers de Genève association, ANTOINE PREZIUSO participates in the creation of 10 commemorative watches for the anniversary of the Geneva Watchmaking Museum. The wealth of experience thus acquired naturally leads him towards the actual creation of highly complicated watches.

1989: He is commissioned by one of the leading names in watchmaking, Breguet, to take up an unprecedented challenge: the development and production of a series of the world’s most complicated watches: minute repeater perpetual calendar wristwatches. After two years of feasibility studies, research and development, the first such wristwatch, accompanied by a pocket-watch in an elm burr presentation box, is sold at auction by Antiquorum in Geneva.

1991: The first ANTOINE PREZIUSO watch is introduced: a minute repeater perpetual calendar equipped with a patented system involving activating the strike mechanism via the rotating bezel of the watch case. This model carries the prestigious ‘’Poinçon de Genève’’ quality label. While continuing to create prestigious watches bearing his signature, he also specialises in producing complicated watches for various renowned brands.

1996: ANTOINE PREZIUSO exhibits his own creations at the Basel Watch and Jewellery Show, on the booth of the Académie des Horlogers Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). His work is quickly recognised and he receives an offer to distribute his watches in Japan. Ever since, his collection of complication watches has been regularly shown throughout the world and is one of the most prestigious in the field.

1998: He is invited by Cartier to present his latest creations at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva.

2000: The ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE company steadily develops and moves to more comfortable premises, providing space for a team of highly motivated professionals.

2001: The German-based specialised leather goods company, Goldpfeil, requests seven members of the AHCI to create its very first watch collection. ANTOINE PREZIUSO makes a one-of-a-kind dual time-zone model, as well as 150 all-leather watches honouring the Goldpfeil heritage, which are given a grand preview at the Basel Watch Show, followed by the first ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE exhibition held in its own premises.

2002: ANTOINE PREZIUSO presents the largest ever collection of tourbillons at the Basel Watch Show, comprising seven different models featuring innovative and striking exteriors, including the world-first appearance of meteorite. Since then, this precious celestial material has become a hallmark of creations by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE. That same year, ANTOINE PREZIUSO takes part in the OPUS TWO event staged by Harry Winston at the Basel Show, by creating 13 tourbillon models with hours and minutes and 13 tourbillon models with perpetual calendar with calendars, including several diamond-set versions. Moreover, he develops a dual time-zone model for the BEDAT brand, which is also presented at the Basel Show. Second exhibition in the company’s own headquarters.

2003: The ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE opens up new markets including Russia and the Middle East. The collection is enriched by new developments, new trends and a number of ladies’ models. The emphasis is placed firmly on research into new materials and sophisticated aesthetic appeal. Third ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE exhibition in its own workshops. The concept of an exhibition in its own premises proves extremely successful. Connoisseurs, devotees, clients and media representatives visit the rooms at leisure, moving freely between the exhibition area, production workshops and the design studio. They particularly enjoy the opportunity to talk with the watchmakers, engravers and gem-setters, all fired by the same horological passion as ANTOINE PREZIUSO himself.

2004: In order to keep pace with increasing demand, the brand sets itself new objectives involving controlled growth while maintaining complete independence and self-financing, as well as creating new jobs. ANTOINE PREZIUSO continues to pursue the same objectives as ever, meaning targeting quality, innovation, originality and, most importantly of all, deriving intense pleasure from expressing personal creativity. In response to a wish expressed by foreign clients, the company opens a Geneva Boutique at 29, Quai des Bergues, representing a dream come true a little earlier than planned.

2006: The creation of the TRI-Tourbillon heralds a new chapter in horological history and represents a crowning achievement marking 25 years of independence for ANTOINE PREZIUSO 2 patent system. The brand gets a second Geneva showcase at the Four Seasons Hotels des Bergues with a 6th private exhibition on the theme “Unique Pieces“, featuring around twenty unique watches testifying to the experience acquired by ANTOINE PREZIUSO through 26 years of independent activity, in terms of creation, the development of horological modules, research into new systems, as well as aesthetics. Unveiling of a new interpretation of the Art of Tourbillon.

2007: 7th ANTOINE PREZIUSO Private Salon at the Four Season Hotels des Bergues, entitled “World Firsts and Patents“ and featuring 10 displays devoted to this theme. ANTOINE PREZIUSO also presents a world-first showing of the two first models in his Haute Joaillerie collection, equipped with a complicated horological system of the kind that has earned ANTOINE PREZIUSO international acclaim, and both conceived and designed by Laura Preziuso. Opening of the second ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE boutique in Kiev, featuring the brand’s most prestigious creations. Opening of “Les Heures Précieuses“ boutique in Osaka, echoing the concept deployed in the Geneva boutique.

2008: 8th ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE Private Salon at the Four Seasons Hotels des Bergues on the theme of “The Hidden Face of Time“. The new watch concept is based on a principle in which time itself is of secondary importance and the movement becomes the main player. The B-Side model in a titanium case highlights various movements featuring unique executions. The collection of animated jewellery is developed, with creations brought to life through an integrated watch mechanism.

2009: 9th ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE Private Salon at the Four Seasons Hotels des Bergues on the theme “Titanium Time“. A collection of several innovative models clothed in titanium cases are presented to a broad international audience. ANTOINE PREZIUSO launches a competition named “Time Dress Code“ for second-year jewellery students at the Professional Training Centre for Applied Arts, in Geneva. This project begins in September 2009 and gives nine students a chance to present their work at the ANTOINE PREZIUSO Private Exhibition held in January 2009.

2010: 1st Geneva Time Exhibition at the Geneva International Conference Centre, at the heart of the town centre, where 38 watch brands are represented. On this occasion, Antoine presents a new creation, the “Mega Tourbillon“, the world’s largest Tourbillon wristwatch, in a nod to the famous Burj Khalifa skyscraper recently erected in Dubai. Opening of the third ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE boutique in the Wafi City Mall, Dubai, which is undoubtedly the most chic shopping centre in Dubai housing an impressive cluster of prestigious brands.

2011: Private Exhibition in the Boutique ANTOINE PREZIUSO “Les Heures Précieuses” during which will be celebrate the 30 years of Antoine Preziuso Independence.

2012: 3RD Exhibition GENEVA TIME EXHIBITON at a new place in the Center of Geneva. Antoine presented his new creation the “Grand Tourbillon Sport GTS”.

2013: World tour during which an exclusive and varied collection is presented to the public.

2014: London exhibition at the Salon QP and presentation of the new version of the “Power Energy Indicator“.

2015: ANTOINE PREZIUSO reveals at BaselWorld in a “World First” – a revolutionary watch, result of three years of intense collaboration between Antoine Preziuso and his son Florian, the “Tourbillon of Tourbillons” cal. AFP – TTR3X. This complication embodies a savoir-faire derived from 35 years of independent watchmaking. Two awards at the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – Innovation Watch Prize and Public Prize.

2017: A new version of Tourbillon of Tourbillons is presented at the Baselworld 2017.

2018: The New version “Trillion tourbillon of Tourbillons“ pre-selected at the GPHG.

Horological Masterpieces

Rolex Oyster watch with perpetual calendar, One-of-a-kind creation (1980): During his studies at the Geneva Watchmaking School, ANTOINE PREZIUSO decided to modify a Rolex Oyster watch by adding a perpetual calendar function with moon phases and retrograde date.

Siena, One-of-a-kind creation (1986): A model inspired by the clock-tower on the Place del Campo in Siena. This watch is fitted with a Carare marble dial and original Baroque-style hands. Self-winding movement.

Quarter Repeater, One-of-a-kind creation (1989): This one-of-a-kind model features a meteorite dial. The quarter repeater mechanism is triggered by a patented rotating bezel system.

Breguet Minute Repeater (1990): Watch Made For Breguet in a 500-Piece Limited Edition. This watch is not only a minute repeater, but also a perpetual calendar, and as such one of the most difficult complications to make.

Antoine Preziuso Minute Repeater & Perpetual Calendar (1991): One of the first watches signed bearing the ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE brand signature, and honoured by the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. Striking mechanism triggered by a rotating bezel (patented system). Limited Series.

Tourbillon Universal Jean Cocteau Edition (1992): One-of-a-kind watch made for Universal. The dial of this magnificent piece is hand-engraved and features a reproduction of a Jean Cocteau painting dedicated to Universal.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon Regulator (1992): Tourbillon Regulator in platinum, hand-engraved dial. One-of-a-kind creation.

Harry Winston Tourbillon (1993): One-of-a-kind Watch Made for Harry Winston. Platinum tourbillon with a bas relief hand-engraved dial depicting the door of the main entrance to the Harry Winston boutique on Fifth Avenue, New York.

Antoine Preziuso Traveller Tourbillon with Double Jumping Hours (1993): Tourbillon equipped with a jumping-hour dual time-zone display. The dial is entirely hand-engraved in bas relief. The horse-man and his rider represent the hour jump and the famous “Jet d’eau“water fountain symbolising the hometown of the creator.

Harry Winston Tourbillon (1994): Tourbillon regulator in platinum. One-of-a-kind Watch Made for Harry Winston.

Commedia Dell’Arte Automaton Minute Repeater, One-of-a-kind creation (1995): Hour and minute repeater with automatons representing Arlequin and Columbine. The case is made from platinum, and the striking mechanism is activated via a rotating bezel.

Harry Winston Wall Street Minute Repeater with Perpetual Calendar (1996): One-of-a-kind Watch Made for Harry Winston. One-of-a-kind creation in platinum with minute repeater, perpetual calendar and double retrograde day and date function.

Instrumento N°Uno for De Grisogono (1999): Initial sketch of the first development of the dual time-zone Module

Antoine Preziuso Stardust (2000): World première for this platinum tourbillon set with no less than 2,036 full-cut diamonds with 58 facets, the smallest in the world. Limited Series.

Goldpfeil “One-Of-A-Kind Creation (2001): Dual time-zone watch developed by ANTOINE PREZIUSO.

Bédat & Co “N°7 (2001): Dual time-zone model developed and produced by ANTOINE PREZIUSO for Bédat & Co.

Antoine Preziuso – The Art of Tourbillon (2002): The most refined of all ANTOINE PREZIUSO tourbillon models. It is an exceptional interpretation of the most prestigious of all complications, the tourbillon. Its pink gold case is stripped of all superfluity to highlight the beauty and rarity of the movement, whose decoration is inspired by the paintings found on Greek pottery dating from 500 BC.

Opus 2 Harry Winston (2002): Series of 26 Watches Made For the Harry Winston Opus Project.

Antoine Preziuso Stardust 2 (2002): A world-première platinum tourbillon set with the world’s smallest full-cut 2,052 diamonds with 58 facets. Limited Series.

Antoine Preziuso Gibeon Meteorite Tourbillon (2002): This timepiece brings the wonderful cosmic universe to the wrist through a perfect combination of the robust character of meteorite and the delicacy of the tourbillon. Limited Series.

Antoine Preziuso Marine Chronometers, One-of-a-kind Creations (2003): This creation houses a magnificent detent escapement with bimetallic regulator, cylinder-shaped balance spring, fusée winding. Hour and minute indication, small seconds hand and 56-hour power-reserve display. Chronometry certificate.

T21, Antoine Preziuso’s 21st Century Tourbillons (2004): On this new, discreetly elegant model, the round case in rose gold platinum or meteorite frames a dial in black, white, or mother-of-pearl for the most feminine version. Two delicate leaf-shaped hands sweep around these undulations, skimming across the generously curving ANTOINE PREZIUSO numerals at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock. The original shape of the dial highlights the tourbillon mechanism which displays the full force of its ethereal charm. Limited series. Models: T21 Lady Pink, T21 Platinum and T21 Meteorite Munionalusta

Antoine Preziuso P21, the 21st Century Perpetual Calendar (2004) : The evocative “Moon Revolution“ name appearing on the dial naturally refers to the lunar cycle displayed in the aperture at 7 o’clock, as well as to the revolutionary dial lay-out. Limited Series.

Gerald Charles Tourbillon (2004): Serie Created by Antoine Preziuso for Gerald Genta.

A-Evolution Gerald Charles (2005): Patented system. Series created by Antoine Preziuso for Gerald Genta.

From The Pocket to the Wrist (2005): Restoration of a Grand Complication movement. Single pusher chronograph, minute repeater with perpetual calendar made circa 1900- 1910. Adapted and transformed into a unique and exclusive wristwatch.

Tiret New York Double Day & Night Tourbillon (2005): Double Tourbillon made by ANTOINE PREZIUSO for Tiret New York.

Antoine Preziuso 3Volution Tri Tourbillon Resonance 3 (2005): One-Of-A-Kind Creation – Patented System.

Antoine Preziuso Oltre Tempo – 2006: With its mysterious effect of depth and perspective created by the original geometrical arrangement of the large diamond-set Art Deco numerals, the Oltre Tempo lives up to its name by evoking the elegance and refinement of a bygone era. Limited Series.

Antoine Preziuso Grand Robusto- 2006: When ANTOINE PREZIUSO decided to create his very first chronograph, all those who knew him were fairly certain that his watch would be unlike any other. The surprising and original result exceeds expectations and it is obvious at first sight that this “newcomer“ to the demanding field of chronographs features an ideal blend of strength and “attitude“. Limited Series.

Animated Jewellery by Laura Preziuso – 2006: This world-first collection of animated jewellery combining a watchmaking system in each jewellery creation was conceived and developed by Laura Preziuso. This daring and innovative collection features a clever choice of shapes and materials, mingled with mechanical ingenuity.

This first model, named Moonlight, is a magnificent pendant in 18-carat white gold, featuring scrolling motifs studded with 570 diamonds cut to form 58 facets. A beautiful pear-cut chaton-set aquamarine enhances this jewellery model with its blue-tinted reflections. The body of the Moon is composed of a dial in Munionalusta meteorite, endowed with a mysterious structure sprinkled with nine star-set diamonds. The watch movement is the large moon-phase calibre developed and patented by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE. The moon is depicted in its endless path through the heavens. One-Of-A-Kind Creation.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon AF1 – 2007: Entirely designed and cut out by Florian Preziuso, it is naturally named AF1: A for Antoine, F for Florian and 1 for their first joint creation. This stunningly original model now enriching “The Art of Tourbillon“ collection is crafted in a highly contemporary version featuring pure, understated lines framed by a platinum case. One-Of-A-Kind Creation.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Love – 2007: Within the collection of animated jewellery, the surprising Tourbillon of Love model takes the form of a white gold medallion set with rubies and fitted with a tourbillon carriage. An irresistible way of expressing love and of telling someone your heart beats for them. This exquisite jewellery creation requires no hands to indicate the time, because love is timeless. This Haute Joaillerie interpretation designed by Laura Preziuso reflects a creative freedom entirely in tune with the family tradition. One-Of-A-Kind Creation.

Antoine Preziuso B-SIDE – 2007: The all too often hidden movement becomes the main actor on this watchmaking stage. And when the owner cannot resist casting a glance at the passing of time, a simple gesture with a secret pusher serves to perform an astonishing transformation as the watch unfolds and swivels without leaving the wrist, and reveals the traditional face bearing hands. Limited series. Tourbillon and Automatic models.

Antoine Preziuso Mystery Minute Repeater – 2008: The watchmaker creates the perfect illusion of having a minutes repeater with no striker, no pusher, no nothing fior activating the repeater. This purity of square case in stunning silver is holding a totally restored century minute repeater from LeCoultre ebauche. Based on his patent of the rotating bezel of 1991, the activation of the repeater is made by rotating the square bezel. One-of-a-kind creation.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon Royal Pocket watch – 2008: This timepiece is a royal or imperial tourbillon, the supreme ruler of all tourbillons. Imagine the gateway into the city of Time, which only the privileged owner will be able to enter and thus discover the supreme harmony of rhythms as he engages on a journey into the kingdom of the countless subtle secrets of Haute Horlogerie. The architect of this model, who is well acquainted with every corner of this “forbidden city“, loves to share with a few special guests each and every detail of the decorative motifs, the engravings, the gemstones, as well as the history of the origins of the components of this timeless palace.

Only a few specially authorised people are entitled to discover the architectural beauty of this unique monument. Laura and Florian Preziuso both participated in the execution of this timepiece. Each exercised their special talents: Laura for the design and the finely cut case, and Florian in restoring the movement.

The meticulous engraving and the exquisite gem-setting, performed by a team of professionals embodying the spirit and the performances of the company, set the finishing touches to a truly stunning masterpiece. This magnificent rose gold pocket-watch, housing an extremely rare Swiss tourbillon movement based on a movement blank from the Geneva/Vallée de Joux Watchmaking School dating from 1929, will naturally find its place within the universal fine watchmaking heritage. One-of-a-kind creation.

Antoine Preziuso The Art of Tourbillon in Titanium – 2008: This variation on the Art of Tourbillon theme which has become one of the brand icons, is powered by a Swiss APG/27T movement boasting a 90-hour power reserve. Its sizeable dimensions further enhance the timekeeping performances of this tourbillon with its one-minute revolutions. At 42 mm and 12 mm thick, the generous size of the tonneau-shaped case in titanium and 18K rose gold is in harmony with contemporary aesthetic standards. Loyal to the spirit of Haute Horlogerie which combines the talents of the finest artisans, each movement part is entirely bevelled and adorned with a hand-made engraving, making each watch a truly unique work of art. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Urban Square – 2009: This creation by ANTOINE PREZIUSO is distinguished by its contemporary urban architectural lines. Minimalism is the leitmotif here, and the mode of expression adopted is pure, understated and essential. Its finely crafted titanium case frames a dial with a powerful identity on which the hands shaped like city skyscrapers stand out vividly, and the majestic large date at 12 o’clock appears like a point of reference in the space-time continuum. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Grand Robusto Haute Vitesse -2009: This addition to the Grand Robusto collection was definitely designed to make a strong and lasting impact. Pared down to essentials with the disappearance of the traditional dial, this model features a titanium case surrounding the superb entirely open-worked chronograph mechanism. The function indications such as the tachometer scale, the 12, 6 and 9 o’clock numerals, as well as the minute counter, small seconds and power reserve indications, are all printed on a glare-proofed sapphire crystal, thereby further reinforcing the powerful identity of this resolutely modern model. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Black Devil & White Angel – 2009: ANTOINE PREZIUSO’s flagship Art of Tourbillon collection has been interpreted in numerous different ways since its launch. Fashioned in a platinum case, “White Angel“ features pristine purity, while the tempting “Black Devil“ version made from titanium is adorned with black diamonds and fitted with red hands lending it a particularly diabolical touch. One-of-a-kind creation.

Antoine Preziuso HYPNOSE by Laura Preziuso – 2009: The two rings and the bracelet of the Hypnose collection are crafted in white gold, set with diamonds and equipped with a mobile disc system mounted on a rotor. This system stages a superb play of shining brilliance with each turn of the hand and wrist, creating a truly hypnotic effect that is sure to mesmerise you. This Haute Joaillerie creation from Laura Preziuso is another dazzling demonstration of the free spirited and creative approach cultivated by the entire family.

Antoine Preziuso Mega Tourbillon – 2010: The Mega Tourbillon measuring 65mm in diameter is an amazing transposition from pocket to wrist. Based on a pocket-watch movement blank produced in 1928 by the Vallée de Joux Watchmaking School, ANTOINE PREZIUSO has created this truly astonishing watch. Finished and decorated in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions, including specular polished bevelling, circular graining and Côtes de Genève, the regular ticking of this monumental movement with its huge beating heart takes us back to a bygone era. Equipped with a Breguet overcoil balance-spring and a balance-wheel with springs oscillating at 18,800 vph, this calibre won the first Timekeeping Competition in the 1930s. Five-Piece Limited Edition.

Antoine Preziuso Grand Tourbillon Sport GTS – 2012: The Grand Tourbillon Sport completes the exclusive collection ”The Art of Tourbillon”– and is definitely the ”Speediest” in the series, with its aerodynamic recalling a sports car, and its bright red spearhead hands evoking a speedometer. The cal APG/28T tourbillon movement is housed in a 52/45 mm x 12 mm case crafted in ultra-resistant Cobalt Chrome (Co-Cr) – a hi-tec, biocompatible alloy.

Antoine Preziuso Matterhorn Day And Night & Mont Fuji Day And Night – 2013: Antoine Preziuso has designed the series for all mountaineers who share his philosophy: Aim For The Top. Matterhorn Day and Night celebrates one of the most spectacular mountains not just in Switzerland but in the whole of Europe, and a UNESCO world heritage site: The Matterhorn. As well as Mount Fuji Day and night symbol of Japan with his 3 ‚ 776 meters in height, it is the peak of Japan, is also a part of the world heritage of the UNESCO: “Fujisan” sacred place and source of inspiration. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon Baroque – 2014: From his earliest days as a watchmaker, Antoine Preziuso has been fascinated by the tourbillon. In recent years, he has accordingly made it the focus of much of his research and reflection, giving rise to a range of creations starring this literally “time-honoured” device. The case in white gold 18kt entirely engraved by hand, features a tourbillon movement cal APG/28T. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Power Energy Indicator -2014: The “Power Energy Indicator” is presented in two variants: a harmoniously combination between gold 18k, titanium Gr5 and steel or ADLC and gold 18k. The Energy Sector Indicator of the “Power” constantly shows the energy in its mechanism and hence the dynamism of its wearer. This new model Power is the fruit of a collaboration father and son Florian together.

Antoine Preziuso Stella Polare – 2015 : The power of Nature and the hand of Man have combined to give birth to a deliciously feminine watch, Stella Polare ‘Pole Star’ in Italian. Antoine Preziuso has let space forge the case of the Stella Polare – cut from a meteorite Munionalusta that fell to Earth north of the Arctic Circle over 100,000 years ago. The tourbillon movement is decorated in minute detail, hand-engraved stars on the bridges form a bas-relief set off against a background dotted with tiny craters, like the surface of a celestial sphere.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons – 2015: This timepiece was conceived, designed and produced in collaboration with his son Florian. It combines rigour and technical perfection, and is protected by three international patents. The latest creation by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE features three tourbillons on a revolving plate, which resonate like three hearts beating in unison. Producing this ‘mechanical ballet’ involved challenges of incredible complexity, notably the creation of a central planetary triple-differential. The result is a timepiece full of poetry: a vibrant homage to the watch making’s finest complication.

Antoine Preziuso The Art of Tourbillon Barocco – 2017: This new version of the “Art of Tourbillon” collection, which has become one of the Brand’s icons, is equipped with a Swiss Tourbillon movement cal APG / 28T, entirely engraved by hand in bas relief, just like its 18ct gold case. Beautiful Louis XVI hands complete this fascinating Artwork. Limited series.

Antoine Preziuso Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons – 2017: The Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons is imbued with the symbolism of the figure 3. It is powered by three tourbillons at a frequency of 3Hz, linked by a triple differential and separated by three “masselottes” in finely engraved gold. The three tourbillons revolve on their axis every 60 seconds, while the plate completes six revolutions per hour. The sapphire glass on the back of the watch, with its Côtes de Genève patterning, shows three jewels at six o’clock, echoed by three smaller jewels at 12.

Antoine Preziuso Trillion Tourbillon of Tourbillons – 2018: These creation is set off by a 47 mm case that is deliberately extravagant, blends harmoniously with the white 18 ct gold with 233 diamonds that are 24 carat baguette-cut in rare white (Top Wesselton G+), invisible mounting, of unparalleled purity and radiance.

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Antoine Preziuso TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies

The unique TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies watch by Antoine Preziuso boasts an18 ct white gold case with 233 sapphires of over 24 ct in total, in rare blue royal, baguette-cut, invisible mounting, with three solitary trillion sapphires floating on the dial, beside the three tourbillons.

The Tourbillon of Tourbillons movement, a core component for this brand, is the result of collaboration between him and his son Florian that is at the heart of this brilliant watch.

Three international patents protect the TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies. Associating three tourbillons on a revolving plate gives the timepiece unmatched regularity, thanks to its triple differential. Each tourbillon completes one rotation per minute, at a faster rhythm than the plate, which completes six rotations per hour (one rotation every ten minutes).

The speed at which the tourbillons rotate is accelerated by this double revolution. They are placed equidistant from the centre of the plate, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Isochronism is enhanced by the fact that the three cages rotate on different axes and at variable speeds.

Triple-Differential or Synchronizer: This differential is unique both in its conception and the variety of tasks it performs. It must distribute constant energy from the double-barrel to the three tourbillons through the centre of the watch, without affecting the axis of the hands; react if one the tourbillon stops working; and correct any variations in frequency. It contains the tiniest ball-bearing in the world, barely 1.6mm in diameter!

The closeness of the three independent regulating tourbillons – and their positions on the plate – enables them to resonate, and naturally adopt an identical frequency through a phenomenon known as “synchronism”. When the tourbillons start to resonate, their amplitude increases significantly. The system as a whole thus forms a single revolutionary regulator, vibrating at a perfectly stable frequency of 3 Hz.

The generously sized 47 mm case has a sapphire back that allows the beholder to admire all the beauty and complexity of the patented movement, with three tourbillons to the front connected by a triple-differential gear rotating around each other in 60 seconds while the plate completes six rotations each hour.

Technical details

Model: TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies

Movement
Calibre Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X
Winding: Manual
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Dimension: 39,8 mm
Total height: 10,8 mm
Transmission planetary triple-differential gear
Regulator organs: 3 tourbillons « planetary satellite »
Frequency: 3 x 21’600Ah (3Hz)
Rotating speed: 1 t/minute (tourbillons); 6 t/h (plate)
Components: 570
Rubies: 65
Ball bearing: 6
Barrels: double serial barrels
Decoration: 2 sapphires trillion – 0.76ct.
Patent : 3 international patents

Functions
Hours, minutes, tourbillon
Real Resonance Acoustic Frequencies patented

Case
Shape: Round
Dimensions: Ø 47 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Material: White gold 18kt. set with 233 baguettes blue royal sapphires
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment.
Crown: 18kt gold set with 20 sapphires baguettes + 1 solitaire sapphire
Back: Sapphire crystal

Strap
Rubber and crocodile leather on back.
Deploying buckle set with sapphires

Edition
Unique piece

Antoine Preziuso B-side Automatic

Dressed in a Titanium case, the B-side Automatic watch from Geneva watch brand Antoine Preziuso incorporates an innovative mechanism to view the time.

Too often hidden, the movement becomes the main player here. When the owner could not resist a peek at the indication of time passing, pressing simple on secret pusher, offers an astonishing transformation. The watch opens, unfolds and turns without leaving the wrist. The traditional face with hands is revealed.

This avant-garde concept, allowed many hours of research and development, is manufactured in titanium. Its automatic Swiss movement is entirely hand decorated and holding a manufactured custom rotor. The face side shows a very contemporary dial decorated with the famous “Côtes de Genève”, as well as big numbers that will light up in the dark thanks to their SuperLuminova.

Technical details

Movement
Swiss mechanical with self-winding cal. APG 282
Blue screws
Movement all engraved by hand
personalised oscillating weight
42-hour power reserve
21 jewels

Functions
Hour and minute and date

Case
Diameter: 45 mm
Grade 5 Titanium case
Crystal: Glass sapphire with anti-reflection treatment.
Case back opened- sapphire glass
Water Resistance 3ATU

Dial
Grey silver with index and numbers with Superluminova C1
Hands: With SuperLuminova C1

Strap
Full-grain crocodile leather – back in small-grain crocodile skin

Limited Edition
16 pieces

Antoine Preziuso Art of Tourbillon, Barocco

Antoine Preziuso has expanded their flagship collection, The Art of Tourbillon, by creating a new version named BAROCCO.

This new version of the “Art of Tourbillon” collection, which has become one of the brand’s icons, is equipped with a Swiss tourbillon cal APG / 28T, which each of its revolutions, only takes a minute, offering 110 hours of power reserve.

The lack of a dial means that we can admire the movement decorated with engravings made in low relief entirely by hand and reproducing baroque motifs, just like its case.

Technical details

Model: BAROCCO, Ref. ARTPG.BA

Movement
Swiss Tourbillon movement APG/28T manual winding – entirely cut out by hand – 14’’1/2
110 hours power reserve
21’600 A/h
19 rubies
Finely cut out Tourbillon cage
Movement decoration: Barocco decorations

Functions
Hours and minutes – tourbillon 1 minute

Case
42/42 mm and 12mm thickness
Material: 18 kt pink gold
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Case back: Opened, Sapphire glass
Water Resistance: 3ATU

Hands
Louis XV style, in 18kt gold

Strap
Full-grain crocodile leather
Buckle In 18kt pink gold

Rarity
Limited Edition 1/1

Antoine Preziuso Trillion Tourbillon of Tourbillons

Antoine Preziuso is presenting a spectacular new version of his calibre Tourbillon of Tourbillons, a high-precision timepiece that was created in collaboration with his son Florian.

Tourbillon of Tourbillons won both the Innovation Watch Prize and the Public Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2015. The timepiece Trillion Tourbillon of Tourbillons was preselected at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2018.

The Trillion Tourbillon of Tourbillons a one-off watch, features diamonds as part of its exclusive, flamboyant appearance, with an interplay of lights that awakens emotions. This extravagant, timeless watch not only defies the laws of gravity and plays with those of resonance; it also represents a masterpiece of high jewellery pushed to its limits.

The Trillion Tourbillon of Tourbillons, a masterful homage to the challenges of watchmaking, features three tourbillons dancing on a revolving plate, which are connected by a triple differential gear and separated by three pure-white Top Wesselton G+ trillion diamonds. The three tourbillons rotate around each other in 60 seconds and the plate completes six rotations each hour.

At the back of the watch, on bridges decorated with Geneva stripes, there are three rubies on the sapphire back that are positioned at six o’clock, opposite from three other smaller rubies at twelve o’clock. The complex architecture of this watch, which is set off by a 47 mm case that is deliberately extravagant, blends harmoniously with the white 18 ct gold with 233 diamonds that are 24 carat baguette-cut in rare white (Top Wesselton G+), invisible mounting, of unparalleled purity and radiance.

Three international patents protect the Tourbillon of Tourbillons, reflecting the creativity and capacity for innovation of ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE, where the project was brought to fruition after a decade of research.

Multiple Tourbillons on a Revolving Plate
Associating three tourbillons on a revolving plate gives the timepiece unmatched regularity. Each tourbillon completes one rotation per minute, at a faster rhythm than the plate, which completes six rotations per hour (one rotation every ten minutes). The speed at which the tourbillons rotate is accelerated by this double revolution. They are placed equidistant from the centre of the plate, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Isochronism is enhanced by the fact that the three cages rotate on different axes and at variable speeds.

Resonance
The closeness of the three independent regulating tourbillons – and their positions on the plate – enable them to resonate, and naturally adopt an identical frequency through a phenomenon known as “synchronism”. When the tourbillons start to resonate, their amplitude increases significantly – in a manner perceptible to the naked eye. The system as a whole thus forms a single revolutionary regulator, vibrating at a perfectly stable frequency of 3 Hz.

Triple-Differential or Synchronizer
This differential is unique both in its conception and the variety of tasks it performs. It must distribute constant energy from the double-barrel to the three tourbillons through the centre of the watch, without affecting the axis of the hands; react if one the tourbillon stops working; and correct any variations in frequency. It contains the tiniest ball-bearing in the world, barely 1.6mm in diameter.

Technical details

TRILLION TOURBILLON of TOURBILLONS
AFP-TTR-3X-D “The Power of Three”

Movement
Calibre Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X
Winding: manual
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Dimension: 39,8 mm
Total height: 10,8 mm
Transmission: planetary triple-differential gear
Regulator organs: 3 tourbillons « planetary satellite »
Frequency: 3 x 21’600Ah (3Hz)
Rotating speed: 1 t/minute (tourbillons); 6 t/h (plate)
Components: 570
Rubies: 65
Ball bearing: 6
Barrels: double serial barrels
Decoration: 2 diamonds trillion and one ruby trillion – 0.76ct.
Patent: 3 international patents

Function
Hours, minutes

Case
Shape: round
Dimensions: Ø 47 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Material: white gold 18kt. set with 233 baguettes diamonds – quality Wesselton G+ – 24ct.
Glass: sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment
Crown: 18kt gold set with 20 diamonds baguettes + 1 solitaire diamond.
Back: Sapphire crystal

Strap
Rubber and crocodile leather on back.
Deploying buckle set with diamonds

ANTOINE PREZIUSO Stella Polare

The Stella Polare (‘Pole Star’ in Italian) by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE is a high end mechanical watch designed for ladies.

The case of the Stella Polare watch is cut from the Muonionalusta meteorite that fell to Earth north of the Arctic Circle over 100,000 years ago. The breath taking tourbillon and mechanical movement of this exceptional creation has been entirely decorated by hand. Hand-engraved stars on the bridges form a bas-relief set off against a background dotted with tiny craters, like the surface of a celestial sphere.

Equipped with a high precise tourbillon complication, the mechanical manual winding movement beats inside this timepiece delivers a 110-hour power-reserve when fully wound. The symmetry between the openwork barrel at 12 o’clock, and the tourbillon – supported by a bridge of great finesse – at six o’clock, reinforces the watch’s power and harmony. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, one can admire the beauty of complexity and decorations of the mechanical movement.

Discovered in northern Sweden in 1906, the Muonionalusta is a unique meteorite. This 230kg block of virtually pure iron had lain in the frozen ground of Lapland for 100,000 years. It is probably the oldest object known on Earth – born on the outskirts of the universe 4.5 billion years ago, at around the same time as our Solar System. The Muonionalusta is one of the 5% of ferrous meteorites. Its composition – essentially iron, along with 8% nickel and traces of more exotic materials (gallium, germanium, and iridium) – reveals its origins in outer space.

Stella Polare’s scintillating effect comes from the patterns produced by the craftsman and the meteorite, a crystalline, interweaving named Widmanstätten patterns.

The Stella Polare watch is worn on a turquoise bracelet made from Nile Perch lined with lizard-skin.

Technical details
Case
Cut from Muonionalusta Meteorite block
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Water proofness: 30 m

Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 110 h, 21600 variations / hours

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon

Strap
Leather with pin buckle

Price
240’000 CHF

Antoine Preziuso Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons

Independent Swiss luxury watch atelier ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE unveils its new masterpiece horology creation, the Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons. This highly complicated wristwatch features three tourbillons on a revolving plate that resonate like three hearts beating in unison. Producing this ‘mechanical ballet’ involved challenges of incredible complexity, notably the creation of a central planetary triple-differential.

The Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons sees ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE write a new chapter in the long history of that most emblematic of watchmaking complications: the Tourbillon. The tourbillon already defied the laws of gravity – now it plays with the laws of resonance.  This technical tour de force is protected by three international patents and is made possible by a differential installed in the centre of movement.

The central planetary triple-differential is blend of physical laws and mathematical formulae: the watch’s veritable ‘brain.’ It required years of effort, calculations and imagination, and is of such complexity that no computer programme has succeeded in accurately simulating its method of functioning. It even required the creation of the smallest ball-bearing in the world: scarcely 1.6mm in diameter.

The Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons is a dream Antoine Preziuso has nurtured since 2004. With the help of his son Florian, that dream has become reality – overcoming all the technical obstacles one by one. It involves total respect for the codes of Haute Horlogerie, and all the components of the Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X are finished and assembled by hand. The bridges are decorated with the Côtes de Genève motif, the plate and tourbillon bridges are in titanium, and the case’s support columns, horns and crown are made from 18-carat solid gold.

The Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons is imbued with the symbolism of the figure 3. It is powered by three tourbillons at a frequency of 3Hz, linked by a triple-differential and separated by three “masselottes” in finely engraved gold. The three tourbillons revolve on their axis every 60 seconds, while the plate completes six revolutions per hour. The sapphire glass on the back of the watch, with its Côtes de Genève patterning, shows three jewels at six o’clock, echoed by three smaller jewels at 12. The timepiece also evokes Past, Present and Future, while the complex architecture of its three-metal case exploits the three dimensions to the full. The Tourbillon of Tourbillons is full of explicit or hidden references to the figure 3 and its multiples.

Patents
Three international patents protect the Chronometer Tourbillon of Tourbillons, reflecting the creativity and capacity for innovation of ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE, where the project was brought to fruition after a decade of research.

1. Multiple Tourbillons on a Revolving Plate
Associating three tourbillons on a revolving plate gives the timepiece unmatched regularity. Each tourbillon completes one rotation per minute, at a faster rhythm than the plate, which completes six rotations per hour (one rotation every ten minutes). The speed at which the tourbillons rotate is accelerated by this double revolution. They are placed equidistant from the centre of the plate, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Isochronism is enhanced by the fact that the three cages rotate on different axes and at variable speeds.

2. Resonance
The closeness of the three independent regulating tourbillons – and their positions on the plate – enable them to resonate, and naturally adopt an identical frequency through a phenomenon known as “synchronism”. When the tourbillons start to resonate, their amplitude increases significantly – in a manner perceptible to the naked eye. The system as a whole thus forms a single revolutionary regulator, vibrating at a perfectly stable frequency of 3 Hz.

3. Triple-Differential or Synchronizer
This differential is unique both in its conception and the variety of tasks it performs. It must distribute constant energy from the double-barrel to the three tourbillons through the centre of the watch, without affecting the axis of the hands; react if one the tourbillon stops working; and correct any variations in frequency. It contains the tiniest ball-bearing in the world, barely 1.6mm in diameter.

Technical details
Model: CHRONOMETER – TOURBILLON of TOURBILLONS
AFP-TTR-3X – “The Power of Three”
Unique Piece

Movement
Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X
Winding: Manual
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Dimension: 39,8 mm
Total height: 10,8 mm
Transmission: Planetary triple-differential gear
Regulator organs: 3 tourbillons « planetary satellite »
Frequency: 3 x 21’600Ah (3Hz)
Rotating speed: 1 t/minute (tourbillons) ; 6 t/h (plate)
Components: 570
Rubies: 65
Ball bearing: 6
Barrels: Double serial barrels
Decoration: Chamfered bridges with Côtes de Genève
Patent : 3 international patents

Function
Hours, minutes

Case
Shape: Round
Dimensions: Ø 48 mm
Thickness: 12mm to 15mm
Material: Steel
Bezel: Screwed on to the middle of the watch.
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment.
Crown: Steel with logo AFP – Antoine, Florian Preziuso
Back: Sapphire crystal

Strap
Crocodile leather front and back.
Folding buckle

Retail Price
CHF 420’000.-

 

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons

The Tourbillon of Tourbillons was conceived, designed and produced by Antoine Preziuso in collaboration with his son Florian. It combines rigour with technical perfection, and is protected by three international patents.

It has been the focus of the reflection and research undertaken by Antoine & Florian Preziuso in recent years. The result: the new Tourbillon of Tourbillons, showcasing a complication that embodies a savoir-faire derived from 35 years of independent watchmaking. The genius of the design lies in its three tourbillons on a revolving plate, whose combined effect is to grant the watch greater precision whatever the wearer’s position. The Tourbillon of Tourbillons gravitates and resonates around Antoine Preziuso’s new design.

The hand-winding mechanism of the caliber “AFP-TTR3X” arms a twin-barrel that ensures optimal efficiency and a generous power-reserve. The last wheel and pinion of the going train drive the heart of the system via a central, planetary triple-differential gear which, in turn, drives a revolving plate bearing no fewer than three tourbillons. Each tourbillon is placed at an equal distance from the centre of the plate, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Each of the three tourbillons completes one rotation around its axis every 60 seconds; it takes just 10 minutes for the revolving plate to complete a revolution with the three tourbillons around the dial.

The foremost factor that guarantees precision: the respective frequencies of the three balances keep step with each other thanks to the resonance achieved by the proximity of the tourbillons. These tourbillons oscillate at a stable frequency.

Five Tourbillon of Tourbillons timepieces will be available in 2015 – with a case version « Power GTS » Gold – Titanium and Steel. The design is light yet robust, with gold support columns and detachable horns in solid 18-ct gold.

The new case is reinforced by 24 ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE’s « Power » screws, and has 45 components tooled in the block, providing utmost solidity and ensuring the timepiece is perfectly waterproof.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound Manufacture Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X calibre, twin parallel-mounted barrels, 3 “planetary satellite” tourbillons, 65 jewels, frequency of 3 x 21,600 vib/h, minimum 48-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
“Power” assembly in steel, 18K pink gold and grade 5 titanium, 45 mm
Bezels screwed by 8 lateral pillars in 18K pink gold and 24 titanium “Power” screws
Anti-reflective sapphire crystals

Dial
Hours and minutes in the centre of the rotating platform

Strap
Full grain crocodile leather

Antoine Preziuso “Power Energy Indicator”

In 2015, independent Swiss luxury watch maker Antoine Preziuso presents the new version of its “Power” model. This powerful timepiece reflects the benefits of a dynamic lifestyle by displaying the level of energy drawn from its wearer’s activities and movements.  This self-winding watch accumulates the physical energy of his owner and draws its power from a spring that is wound by the wearer’s movements and transmitted to a circular rotor. With a high range of biocompatible materials, POWER is extremely environment-friendly.

This form of energy derived from human movement is more up to date than ever, perfectly ecological,   and creates a ‘win-win’ situation that benefits both the user and the watch. The Energy Sector Indicator of the “Power” constantly shows the energy in its mechanism and hence the dynamism of its wearer.

This New Version 2015 is presented in two variants: a harmoniously combination between gold 18k, titanium Gr5 and steel or PVD and gold 18k. The dial design of this sleekly sophisticated model highlights the “Energy indicator” segment with its 18k gold hands pointing to graduations ranging from “Down” to “Fine”.

The contemporary architecture of this new creation ensures a rigid, sturdy and light structure distinguished by supporting gold pillars and fully removable gold lugs.  24 customised screws embodying the ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE identity come to enclose this new case constituted by about fifty components cut in the mass to insure a perfect water-proofness.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss mechanical movement with self-winding cal. APG 297
42-hours power-reserve
21 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes and energy indicator

Case
In 2 versions: gold 18k, titanium Gr5 and steel or PVD and gold 18k
45 mm diameter and 14 mm thick
Top and bottom bezels screwed on to the middle via 8 lateral pillars and 24 screws power intitanium
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment
Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
2-level dial with “Côtes de Genève” finish and satin-finished applied
Sunny decoration for the Energy Indicator segment
Hand: Open worked “spear-head” hands in 18k gold, chamfered & satin-finished.

Strap
Crocodile leather with a personalized folding buckle

Antoine Preziuso Matterhorn Day and Night

Matterhorn Day and Night, the latest timepiece designed by Antoine Preziuso, celebrates one of the most spectacular mountains not just in Switzerland but in the whole of Europe, and a UNESCO world heritage site: The Matterhorn.

Mont Blanc and Mount Everest have already been showcased in the same series and are now to be found on the wrists of countless watch connoisseurs. Mount Fuji will be joining them soon. Antoine Preziuso has designed the series for all mountaineers who share his philosophy: Aim For The Top. Matterhorn Day and Night comes with a solid gold dial with an opening to the sky that, during its 24-hour cycle, evokes Day with the symbol of the sun, and Night with a crescent moon and constellation of stars.

The inscription on the dial evokes the motto Carpe Diem, inviting us to ‘seize the day’ without worrying about tomorrow.

Features
Steel case
18-carat solid gold dial
Steel bracelet
Registered design
Price: CHF 28,000

ANTOINE PREZIUSO Dragon Scale Limited Edition (The Art of Tourbillon Collection)

On the Occasion of Year of Dragon (2012), Swiss luxury watch maker ANTOINE PREZIUSO presents ” Dragon Scale watch” from its Art of Tourbillon Collection. This luxurious watch is specially engraved with the scales of a Dragon – a creature of Myth and Legend, whose free spirit is fired by the flames of passion. Dragon Scale watch is available in a limited edition of 10 pieces.

For a number of years now Antoine Preziuso’s flagship collection, The Art of Tourbillon, has been offering a journey based around a subject which was close to the heart of the famous watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, with numerous unique variations such as Stardust – whose movement and case are set with more than 3’200 diamonds – and Meteor, sculpted in a meteorite, this is the kind of feat that only Antoine Preziuso can now pull off, along with Pop Art and Pop Star.

The lack of a dial means that we can admire the newcomer to this celebrated collection. The movement for this first interpretation is entirely engraved by hand with a “Dragon Scale” decoration in dedication to the Chinese Year of the Dragon. The dimensions of the barrel-shaped case – reaching 42 mm with a height of 12 mm – fit perfectly into the rules of proportion.

The Tonneau shape case is using the best quality of Titanium, this material is an ultra light high mechanical strength metal. Discovered in 1791, it is one of the most biocompatible Materials, with the gold and the platinum. Because of the quality of its composition, it is increasingly used in industry and in particular the automotive industry, as well as geothermal and biomedical technology.
Technical details
Movement
Swiss Tourbillon movement APG/28T manual winding – entirely engraved “Dragon Scales” effect and cut out by hand. 110 hours power reserve – 21’600 A/h – 19 rubies – Finely cut out Tourbillon cage

Function
Hours and minutes – tourbillon 1 minute.

Case
42mm diameters and 12mm thickness – In titanium – caseback opened – sapphire glass.
Crystal: Glass sapphire
Water Resistance: 3ATU

Dial
No dial only sapphire glass.

Strap
Full-grain crocodile leather – back in small-grain crocodile skin
Buckle: In titanium

Edition
Limited Edition: 1 to 10

Antoine Preziuso ” Dragon” Limited Edition

Geneva based luxury watch brand Antoine Preziuso pays tribute to Celestial Chinese Dragon by introducing a limited edition timepiece in 18 carat pink/ white gold with Dragon figure carved by hand. This exclusive model inspired by the oriental symbolism is equipped with a self-winding movement made in Switzerland.

Against a painted backdrop in the colour green that is clearly associated in Chinese philosophy with the dragon constellation and is echoed on the matching Nile perch strap, a Dragon figure is meticulously carved on a pink gold dial. The dragon occupies almost the entire space of the dial, leaving room only for the date shown through a circular opening at 6 o’clock, for the lucky number 8 and for a single fireball that it appears to be about to seize in its claws.

This striking picture is beautifully framed by a shining white gold case, itself hand-engraved and set with diamonds or a streamlined version in pink gold.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss mechanical with self-winding cal. APG 282– blue screws – movement all engraved by hand – personalised oscillating weight – 42-hour power-reserve – 21 jewels

Function
Hours, minutes

Case
46,95 /38,7mm in 18kt pink gold, or 18kt white gold carved by hand and set with diamonds – caseback opened- sapphire glass.
Crystal: Glass sapphire
Water Resistance: 3ATU

Dial
In pink gold 18kt. with Dragon figure carved by hand – green painting
Hands: Pink gold plated

Strap
Full-grain perch skin

Edition
Limited Edition: 01 to 10

 

Antoine Preziuso Grand Tourbillon Sport

Over recent years Antoine Preziuso’s flagship Art of Tourbillon collection has taken connoisseurs on a unique journey around the Tourbillon, with such exclusive designs as the Pop Art and Pop Star; White Angel & Black Devil; Titanium Tourbillon; the incredible Dragon Skin; Stardust – spangled with over 3,200 diamonds; and Meteor, with a heart cut from a meteorite.

The Grand Tourbillon Sport completes this exclusive collection – and is definitely the ‘Speediest’ in the series, with its aerodynamic recalling a sports car, and its bright red spearhead hands evoking a speedometer. The character of the tourbillon is underpinned by a porosus crocodile strap with bright red saddle-stitching. The cal APG/28T tourbillon movement is housed in a 52/45mm x 12mm case crafted in ultra-resistant Cobalt Chrome (Co-Cr) – a hi-tec, bio-compatible alloy. This 100% Swiss-made Antoine Preziuso design comes in a number of diamond-studded versions, each with a 5-year guarantee.
The Grand Tourbillon Sport can be ordered online  or by visiting the Brand’s boutique in Geneva. (Address: Antoine Preziuso, Les Heures Précieuses – 29 quai des Bergues – Geneva).

Technical details
Model: Grand Tourbillon Sport/GTS REF. ARTGTS

Movement
APG/28T Swiss tourbillon movement with manual winding
Fully hand-cut – 14½’’
110-hour power-reserve
21,600 A/h
19 jewels
Finely cut tourbillon cage

Functions
Hours & minutes
1-minute tourbillon

Case
Cobalt-chrome
52/45 mm x 12mm thickness
Sapphire crystal caseback
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Water-Resistance: 3 atu

Dial
No dial (sapphire crystal only)
Hands: “Fer de Lance” red hands.

Strap
Porosus crocodile full-grain leather
Clasp: cobalt-chrome

 

Antoine Preziuso “POWER INSIDE” UNLIMITED

This year, Swiss luxury watch brand Antoine Preziuso presents their latest timepiece – “POWER INSIDE” UNLIMITED, a powerful wristwatch reflects the benefits of a dynamic lifestyle by displaying the level of energy drawn from its wearer’s activities and movements.

“POWER INSIDE” UNLIMITED is a self-winding watch which draws its energy from a spring that is wound by the wearer’s movements and transmitted to a circular rotor. This extremely environment-friendly form of energy derived from human movement is more up to date than ever, perfectly ecological and creates a ‘win-win’ situation that benefits both the user and the watch.

Like the tachometer on a sports car, the “Power” segment sends a permanent message to the wearer regarding the energy present in the mechanism, and when the indicator is near the “Fine” zone, its owner can note that he and his watch form a dynamic tandem!

The dial design of this sleekly sophisticated model highlights the “Energy” segment with its red hand pointing to graduations ranging from “Down” to “Fine”. The spear shaped hands are openworked to ensure optimal aesthetic clarity and readability. The large 48 mm-diameter and 13 mm-thick case is made of stainless steel.
The contemporary architecture of this new creation ensures a rigid, sturdy and light structure distinguished by supporting pillars and fully removable lugs. 24 customised screws embodying the ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE identity surround and secure the case while ensuring perfect water resistance, while the strap in bright red over-stitched carbon fibre and Porosus crocodile leather further accentuates the intensity of the “Energy” sector pointer.

Technical details

  • Movement: Swiss mechanical movement with self-winding cal. APG 297 – 42-hours power reserve – 21 jewels
  • Function: Hours, minutes and energy indicator.
  • Case: 48 mm stainless steel case, 13 mm thick. Top and bottom bezels screwed on to the middle via 12 lateral pillars and 24 screws. Caseback engraved, satin-finished . Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment.
  • Dial: 2-level dial with “Côtes de Genève” finish and satin-finished applied. Sunny decoration for the Energy Indicator segment.
  • Hands: Steel openworked “spear-shaped” hands, chamfered & satin-finished.
  • Strap: Carbon fibre and Porosus crocodile leather with a personalized folding buckle.
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM

 

Antoine Preziuso Monumental Tourbillon: The World’s Largest Wrist Watch Tourbillon

Swiss luxury watch maker Antoine Preziuso in reference to the Burj Khalifa (the World’s Tallest Skyscraper), created the World’s Largest Wrist Watch Tourbillon on the occasion of the opening of his Boutique in the Dubai Wafi Mall. With this 65 mm diameter Monumental Tourbillon Antoine Preziuso has achieved a breathtaking transposition from pocket to wrist!

Antoine Preziuso built this remarkable timekeeper on the basis of a pocket watch blank dating back to 1928 and made at the time by the watchmaking school of the Vallée de Joux. Assembled and finished in the purest watchmaking tradition – black polished chamfering, circular-grained and Côtes de Genève decoration – this colossal movement with a big heart will transport you to a distant era accompanied by the rhythm of its regular beat. Fitted with a Breguet balance-spring and a screwed balance beating at more than 18,800 vibrations per hour, this calibre won the first prize for chronometry in the thirties and has never been equalled since.

As tradition dictates, the tourbillon is located on the case back side. It is revealed in all its glory in a 2.5 cm diameter oversize frame. The double barrel system was conceived with the greatest respect for the original construction and guarantees a power-reserve of approximately 40 hours.

On the face side, this timepiece plays a modern game. The red gold dial, engraved, chiselled and satin-polished in low relief, is partially opened up to reveal the high tech movement. The serial number is unconventionally displayed at 12 o’clock, at the beginning of a semi-circle of hours punctuated by pillar indexes or Roman numerals. Exclusive and imposing hands add the finishing touch to this audacious aesthetic.

The creation, aptly named “monumental”, is enclosed in the biggest case ever made for a wristwatch. Its spectacular appearance is emphasised by the drum-type architecture: top and bottom bezels screwed on to the middle via 12 lateral pillars. The choice of titanium makes the structure outstandingly light so that the watch is comfortable to wear. The pillars, crown and mobile horns in red gold echo the dial. Each individual component of this structure can be removed to facilitate servicing of the watch. The Monumental Tourbillon comes with a leather strap teamed with a buckle which matches the case perfectly. Limited edition of 5. Suggested retail price is CHF 340’000.-

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical Swiss movement with manual rewinding, dating back to 1928.
Frequency: 18’800 A/h
Tourbillon diameter : 2,5cm
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Diameter: 63 mm
Round case in titanium and pink gold 18kt. Top and bottom bezels screwed on to the middle via 12 lateral pillars.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.

Dial
In pink gold 18kt. engraved by hand

Bracelet
Full-grain crocodile skin – back in small-grain crocodile skin

Antoine Preziuso “Take Time Tube”

Swiss luxury watch maker Antoine Preziuso surprises us with his creativity and savoir-faire by presenting his new creation “Take Time Tube”. His latest invention, propels us to the outer reaches of the 21st century with its cutting-edge technology and daring aesthetics.

Preziuso, as founder of his own eponymous brand, enjoys total creative freedom and is never afraid to step off the beaten horological path. A member of both the Académie des Horlogers Créateurs Indépendants and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, he is a watchmaker who cannot be ignored. After topping his year at the Ecole d’Horlogerie in Geneva, he has worked independently since 1980, lodging numerous patents – like the famed 3Volution movement with its three tourbillon cages. He has also become a master of apprenticeship, passing on the passion and experience that lie behind 250 watchmaking adventures.

So there is not surprise in seeing him produce cutting-edge timepiece collections. His work as a designer knows no constraints. He dares to be different, dreaming up audacious technical and aesthetic solutions, sometimes with recourse to rare materials like meteorite. The latest addition to his avantgarde world, the ingenious Time Tube, provides a startlingly original way of reading the time: a digital hour- and minute display generated by a vertically-positioned mechanical movement.

Technical details

  • Limited series of 28 timepieces per material
  • Swiss automatic movement with vertical calibre
  • Top-quality finish, entirely hand-engraved
  • 42-hour power-reserve
  • Digital hour & minute display
  • Seconds indicator to side of cylinder
  • Toothed winding-wheel to side
  • Case in different materials, as requested

 

Antoine Preziuso – The Next Full Moon

Usually, it requires very complicated mathematical calculations to find out when the next full moon is coming out. With this patented timepiece, Antoine Preziuso gives us the right information just with a straight forward read of the dial. In countdown version or exact full moon date version this timepiece equipped with a moon-phase calendar comes to tell the whole watch industry that there is still a lot of ideas to develop in the mechanical watch functions.

Dressed in a meteorite case and featuring a completely hand-engraved solid 18 carat white gold dial, this timepiece houses an ETA 2892 automatic movement equipped with a patented moon-phase calendar module developed by Antoine Preziuso.

Technical details

Case: Meteorite case.
Dial: Solid 18kt white gold completely hand-engraved.
Movement: High quality 2892 ETA all hand engraved equipped with the patented module by Preziuso of the moon-phase calendar that tell us the next full moon.
Strap: Full grain alligator.

Antoine Preziuso Esquisse

This jewelry timepiece created for women reflects the artistic character of Antoine Preziuso. All starts from a sketch, an Esquisse in French. And in this case, it starts and ends by an Esquisse. White and black diamonds set on a solid gold dial translate the drawing Antoine Preziuso made while creating this piece. The DLC coated stainless steel case houses an ETA 2892 automatic movement.

Technical details

Case: Diamond-like Carbon DLC coated stainless steel case
Dial: Solid 18kt white gold completely hand-set with white and black diamonds to reproduce the sketch of the dial as Preziuso creates it.
Movement: High quality 2892 ETA all hand engraved.
Strap: Polished galuchat strap.

Antoine Preziuso Mystery Minute Repeater

Dressed in a stunning silver square case, the Mystery Minute Repeater by Antoine Preziuso comes with some innovative features that no one has ever seen in the industry of watch making. The watchmaker creates the perfect illusion of having a minute repeater without a striker or pusher for activating the repeater.

This purity of square case in stunning silver is holding a totally restored century minute repeater from LeCoultre ebauche. Based on his patent of the rotating bezel of 1991, the activation of the repeater is made by rotating the square bezel.

Technical details

Case: Stunning silver square case. 43x43mm. Cover back that let’s an open case for viewing the movement.
Dial: Solid 18kt white gold open dial that shows the repeater strikers and small seconds wheel.
Movement: Century restored LeCoultre minutes repeater. After restoring it, Antoine Preziuso made it have the Geneva Seal, sign of a high quality restoration and movement.
Strap: Carpus of the Nile

Antoine Preziuso Oltre Tempo

Drawing the fascinated gaze into an intriguing effect of depth and perspective created by the huge Art Deco style and original geometrical arrangement of the 9, 3 and 6 o’clock numerals, Oltre Tempo lives up to its name by radiating the refined elegance of a bygone era.

The Oltre Tempo timepiece, which is available in white or pink gold case, houses a manual winding ETA 7001 caliber. The entirely skeletonised hand-wound movement is engraved by hand in a breathtaking demonstration of horological artistry, enhanced by luminous watch jewels, visible screws and the shining coils of the balance-spring. To enhance the vintage appeal, the two shades of grey on the rectangular “window in time” dial are complemented by a sophisticated two-tone fabric strap.

Technical details

Case: White and Pink Gold.
Dial: Solid 18kt white and pink gold hand-engraved.
Movement: High quality 7001 ETA hand-squeletized and hand-engraved.
Strap: Full grain alligator

Antoine Preziuso B-side

In 2007, based on his experience of more than 30 years as an independent master watch maker, Antoine Preziuso created B-Side, a new interpretation of time telling highlighting the hidden side of time.

B-Side, another in-house patented system, from Antoine Preziuso a deployant and reversible watch inspired after the old vinyl discs. B-Side by Antoine Preziuso is the watch that you can totally deploy, transform, and reverse while it is on your wrist so you can enjoy the pleasure of wearing your B-Side, the movement side of you tourbillon or automatic timepiece.

Too often hidden, the movement becomes the main player in this staging. And when the owner could not resist a peek at the indication of time passing, pressing simple on secret pusher, offers an astonishing transformation. The watch opens, unfolds and turns without leaving the wrist. The traditional face with hands is revealed. B-side offers a fascinating journey throughout space and time. This avant-garde concept allowed by not less than 16000 hours of research and development is manufactured in titanium.

Antoine Preziuso uses movement fully decorated and engraved by hand, in a limited series. Each movement will be a unique interpretation. B-Side is casing either a tourbillon movement, or an automatic Haut de Gamme Swiss movement, entirely hand decorated holding a manufactured custom rotor. The face side shows a very contemporary dial decorated with the famous «Côtes de Genève», as well as big numbers that will light up in the dark thanks to their SuperLuminova.

Technical details

Case: Titanium deployant and reversible case. Patent pending.
Movement: Tourbillon AP T21 caliber or Automatic high quality 2892 totally hand-engraved and black gold coated.
Strap: Full grain alligator.

Antoine Preziuso Transworld Pebble

On this magnificent version of the Transworld line created by Antoine Preziuso, the travel theme is highlighted by the stunningly original large pebble-like case. The 24-hour dial features large numerals at 3-hourly intervals with “hour lines” in between, symbolically evoking the rays of the sun and in practical terms representing the longitudes on a world map.

It is also visually distinguished by a light upper zone to display daytime hours and a dark lower section to show the night-time.

The dial centre is adorned with a stylised representation of the globe with its continents stretching across the vast expanse of a wavy-patterned blue ocean background. More than just an artistic accomplishment, the latter actually turns in 24 hours as the real globe to indicate the time zones for individuals entirely at home in our global village.

Antoine Preziuso 3volution

The 3volution timepiece watch was introduced in 2005. This one-of-kind creation from Antoine Preziuso incorporates a patented Tri-tourbillon mechanism.

Continuing its journey through space and time, already punctuated with landmark creations such as “Moonlight”, the only watch to depict the lunar glow, or the meteorite tourbillons that Antoine Preziuso is the only watchmaker to date to clothe in this celestial garment, this high horology masterpiece offers technical innovations with orbital gyrations displaying the same regularity as those of our planetary system. These same innovations also enable the Tri-Tourbillon to turn established concepts on their head by playing on the effects of gravity with disconcerting ease.

The hand-winding mechanism of the Tri-Tourbillon winds a twin barrel that ensures optimal efficiency and a comfortable power-reserve. The last wheel and pinion of the gear-train drives the heart of the system; a circular roller carrying no less than three flying tourbillons.

The latter are arranged in an equidistant manner from the centre of the roller, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Each of the three tourbillons performs a complete rotation around its axis in one minute, while the entire roller needs only 2 minutes and 15 seconds to complete one revolution.

Constituting a first factor in enhancing precision, the speed of rotation of each of the tourbillons is thus accelerated by this double revolution. The respective frequencies of the three regulating organs keep step with each other thanks to the resonance achieved thanks to the flange around the circumference of the roller that acts as a resonating chamber.

The main principle of the physical phenomenon of resonance is that each oscillator moves in harmony with the two others in a self-compensating manner. The three oscillators thus vibrate at an average, stable and virtually imperturbable rate. Another phenomenon deriving directly from the first is that the amplitude of each of the oscillators is significantly increased when there is resonance.

Antoine Preziuso City Timer

Independent Swiss luxury watch maker Antoine Preziuso has come up with an innovation by expressly dedicating his double time-zone to a new shape of case and dial. Equipped with an automatic movement, it displays the local time in the centre and the time at the destination at 6 o’clock, with a choice of six cities in the window at 12 o’clock.

Given the accent on freshness and sport-chic, Preziuso perfectly unites mother of pearl and his famous big numbers. Moreover, the tonneau shape of Preziuso is revisited to make it rounder. A new era for the designs of Preziuso is born with this piece.

Available in white and pink gold versions, the City Timer watch houses an ETA 2004 self-winding movement equipped with the dual time zone module by Preziuso.

Technical details

Case: White and Pink Gold.
Dial: Mother of Pearl.
Movement: High quality 2004 ETA equipped with the dual time zone module by Preziuso
Strap: Full grain alligator.

Antoine Preziuso – The Art of Tourbillon

Anyone who has had a chance to observe a tourbillon in motion is amazed by the mesmerizing beauty of the gently revolving carriage containing all parts of the escapement. The intricacies of this complication make it one of the greatest horological challenges of all, which has consistently inspired watchmakers to display the depths of their knowledge and expertise.

Those acquainted with the finer points of watchmaking history will recall that the tourbillon was first developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, and was designed to eliminate errors of rate due to the effect of gravity when the watch was placed in a vertical position. The mobile carriage or cage generally completes one revolution per minute, thereby cancelling out the errors of rate.

In our day, the original, practical purpose of the tourbillon is surpassed by the prestige that it has acquired due to its sheer ingenuity, complexity and aesthetic appeal. Antoine Preziuso, a master-watchmaker with a confirmed taste for challenges of a technical and aesthetic nature, could not resist the chance to create his own variation on a theme that is already two hundred years young.

The Art of Tourbillon is presented in a solid 18-carat pink gold case pared down to essentials in order to highlight the elegance and rarity of the hand-wound movement. This marvel of traditional watchmaking in a uniquely personal and contemporary intepretation, features mysterious winding, 21 sapphire-blue spinel jewels, blued screws, wolf-tooth gear-train, a balance oscillating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power-reserve of 110 hours.

Chamfered and engraved by hand, this sophisticated mechanical calibre is adorned with the Côtes de Genève decorative pattern, and the tourbillon carriage is delicately cut out by hand. This miniature masterpiece can be admired from virtually all angles, thanks to the transparent dial and sapphire crystal case back.

A token of horological excellence at its most refined, the Art of Tourbillon literally draws one into the fascinating dance of time Indeed, the French word “tourbillon” can be variously translated as “whirlwind, whirlpool or even merry go-round”.

Worn on a fine leather strap with folding clasp, this gently gyrating, pirouetting source of visual enchantment is bound to make heads turn wherever it goes.

Antoine Preziuso Stardust

Introduced in 2002, the Stardust watch from Antoine Preziuso “Art of Tourbillon” line is adorned with 2036 diamonds – the smallest diamonds in the world – each in its full size and with 57 facets. The two sides of the movement, the case, the crown and even the folding clasp are covered in diamonds, giving the effect of sparkling stardust.

Antoine Preziuso Stardust watch

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound, with mystery winding, 21,600 V/h, 21 sapphires, 110-hour power reserve
Bevelled and engraved by hand
Côtes de Genève decoration
Finely blanked tourbillon cage

Functions
Hours, minutes
One-minute tourbillon

Case
Platinum
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Strap
Leather with folding clasp

Antoine Preziuso World Time Automatic Ladies

Introduced in 2001, this two time zone watch for women is available with wide choice of dials and personalization options such as gem-setting or different references in the window.

Equipped with an automatic movement, this timepiece has the same layout as the men’s version which preceded it, displaying the local time in the centre and the time at the destination at 6 o’clock, with a choice of six cities in the window at 12 o’clock.

Antoine Preziuso World Time Automatic Ladies

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 158 calibre based on 2004 ETA
Hand-engraved

Functions
Hours, minutes, two time zone

Case
750 (18K) yellow, pink or white gold
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Engine-turned or smooth, several colours
Second time zone display at 6 o’clock
Reference-city window at 12 o’clock (6 options)

Strap
Crocodile leather