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Gergé Swiss Timepieces

Based in Neuchâtel, Gergé Swiss Timepieces is a young watch brand that already a noted presence in the United States, where its partnership with the car parts manufacturer, Giovanna, grants it North American visibility.

Entirely Swiss-made, testing even the official Swiss definition to its limits, its watches carry a 2-year warranty and are produced in a series of limited editions. High tensile stainless steel, 18Kt. gold, titanium and ceramic are among the materials used. In some hand-set variations, full-cut diamonds are painstakingly hand-picked for their colour and purity.

Displaying a wide variety of hues, the leather straps are all handcrafted and stitched. The symbol of infinity, whose complex interlacing represents the eternal rhythms and renewal of time, was chosen as the brand’s hallmark signature. It is engraved on each winding crown serving to bridge the past with a timeless future. Two arrow tips extend outwards in imitation of a linear sequence in space.

Timeline

  • 1978: Aznavour’s jewelry and precious stones company, specializing in the design and manufacture of ladies’ and gentlemen’s timepieces, under the highly reputable Private Label renowned in the field of jewelry and watches, is established in Los Angeles.
  • 2004: The Gergé brand is created by the second generation of the company’s founders.
  • 2007: Gergé Swiss Timepieces is established in Neuchâtel, the international birthplace of watch making. Within a stone’s throw of La Chaux-de-Fonds, known as the watch making Metropolis and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since June 2009. The freshly coined epithet and title of Fritz Lang’s cult movie Metropolis (1927) are the inspiration for the Metropolis collection.

Featured Timepieces

Gergé Swiss Timepieces – Metropolis Types-M1 and M2

Gergé Swiss Timepieces – Metropolis Type-M3, Mono-Pusher Chronograph, COSC

 

 

 

Gergé Swiss Timepieces – Metropolis Types-M1 and M2

Neuchâtel-based brand Gergé Swiss Timepieces presents two automatic models in its Metropolis collection: Type-M1, an original three-hand day/date timepiece with automatic winding and Type-M2, a chronograph with 3 counters and date.

Taking its inspiration from the epithet applied to La Chaux-deFonds, officially known as the sacred watchmaking metropolis since its inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2009, the Metropolis collection is also a nod of recognition to Fritz Lang’s famous 1927 cult film.

The powerful image that will forever be etched in our collective subconscious is that of aerial bridges hovering, in perfect rectilinear array, above a futuristic megalopolis, connecting two banks of an urban sea. The inspiration for this range of timepieces, from the horns and bezels right down to the rigid louvred discipline of its Côte de Genève decor, is intentionally urban in flavour.

Contemporary Vision, the base-line of the Gergé Swiss Timepieces brand, accentuates an architectural DNA that is resolutely contemporary in its celebration of the timelessly classic.

C.O.S.C.-certified (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), these two time-telling instruments tread a fine line of balance, celebrating an immutable aesthetic, impervious to the shallow temptations of follow-my-leader, flavour-of-the-month trends.

In a design of hitherto-unseen complexities under a guise of simplicity, the watch case explores a magical mix of nested functionalities and cleverly combined materials. A staunch guardian of age-old traditions and values born in the land describing the Jurassian arc from the mountainous peaks through the never-ending valleys to the banks of Lake Neuchâtel.


Both these models boast an ETA 7750 calibre, renowned for its tireless, wear-resistant bearings and its regular-as clockwork power supply. In the M1, the legendary movement sports only one counter, home to the small seconds positioned, unusually, at 9 o’clock, to the greater benefit of the apertures set aside for day and date.

In the case of the M2, the necessary move towards watchmaking motorisation has ensured that the three counters traditionally used to calculate time intervals and reset to zero at the touch of a push-piece, are preserved intact.

Technical details

Model: Metropolis automatic Type-M1, Gergé Swiss Timepieces, Type-M Series
C.O.S.C.-certified, Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute

Case
Ultra-complex case, water-resistant to 100 m
45 mm diameter
Steel or Steel and ceramic
Possibility of gem-setting to bezel
Polished-brushed variations
Crystals: Sapphire; Anti-reflective

Dials
Guilloché Côte de Genève, Anthracite or Rhodium
Hours & Minutes, polished hands with superluminova coating
Polished small seconds
Indexes: 9 Arabic numeral appliqués with luminescent inserts (superluminova)

Strap
Alligator skin

Movement
Base ETA 7750 Calibre with automatic winding, base 7750 with small seconds counter, unusually, at 9 o’clock
Power reserve of 46 hours, comes with C.O.S.C. certificate (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute)

Edition
Limited edition of 288 individually numbered pieces

Gergé Swiss Timepieces – Metropolis Type-M3, Mono-Pusher Chronograph, COSC

The C.O.S.C. certified Metropolis Type-M3 chronometer, like the Type-M1 and M2  from Gergé Swiss Timepieces, celebrates the contemporary and embraces the eternal.

The ultra-complex case, like most of the watch components, hails from Swiss industrial territory. It enhances a design that combines affordability and elegance.

In Type-M3 model, 3Ms stand for Metropolis, Mechanical automatic and Mono-pusher respectively. This COSC Certified chronometer chronograph will be produced in limited edition of 88 pieces.

The Metropolis Collection upholds the age-old values of a watch making industry born essentially of Jurassian soil, from the coast through the mountains of Neuchâtel to the outer reaches of the Jura.

It is to this land of expertise, overflowing with sites of interest for watch making technology and precision industries in the perpetual pursuit of the perfectible, that the timepiece attributes the subtlety of its finishes, such as the unusual vertical lines of its guilloché Côte de Genève decoration on a dial accented with luminescent marker.

The 45mm diameter timepiece houses the Concepto 2021 caliber with automatic winding. It is water-resistant to 100 meters, and apart from a variety of chronograph functions operated by a mono-pusher, also boasts a date feature between 4 and 5 o’clock, a power reserve of 46 hours and a chronometer certificate awarded by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (C.O.S.C).

Technical details

Model: Type-M Series, Metropolis automatic mono-pusher Type-M3 chronograph, C.O.S.C.-certified, Official Swiss Chronometer Institute

Case
Ultra-compact case, water-resistant to 100 m
45 mm diameter
Titanium/ 18Kt. rose gold & titanium/ Steel & ceramic
Possibility of gem-setting to bezel
Polished & brushed finishing

Crystals
Sapphire
Transparent back
Anti-reflective

Dials
Guilloché Côte de Geneve/ Anthracite/ Rhodium
Hands: Hours & Minutes, polished with superluminova coating; Polished small seconds
Indexes: 9 Arabic numerals applied with luminescent inserts (super-luminova)

Strap
Alligator skin – Water resistant textile

Movement
Concepto 2021 Calibre (La Chaux-de-Fonds Manufacture), with automatic winding, monopusher chronograph functions, date between 4 and 5 o’clock, power reserve of 46h, comes with C.O.S.C. certificate (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute)

Edition
Limited edition of 88 individually numbered pieces