Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur

Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur is a traditional mechanical watch making atelier located in Munich, Germany. At Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur, everything revolves around time and around traditional craftsmanship, and this has for many years produced exclusive timepieces wrought from precious materials.

With their clear form and an all-pervading perfectionism in even the smallest detail, they are the product of a unique passion. Leinfelder watches have a characteristic design – each model bears stylistic elements borrowed from architecture.

The upwardly curved watch cases make these timepieces distinctive, as do their timeless elegance and the sensation of a pleasant, palpable energy on the wrist. Watches made to client’s specifications are, quite literally, unique.

An old caliber may be brought back to life by Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur, or watch cases and dials designed according to personal taste. Such unique, one of- a-kind timepieces are created with just one wearer in mind.

Leinfelder UhrenmanufakturThe atelier of Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur exudes Mediterranean flair and refined elegance. Here, directly at the old city walls in Munich, traditional craftsmanship is alive – diligently and with utmost precision, the team is turning the finest materials into elegant timepieces. The true fascination of a Leinfelder watch unveils itself upon a touch. The finished timepieces wrap comfortably around the wrist – they are distinctive and made for a small circle of individualists.

As early as 1963, the foundation for the watchmaking atelier was laid. Erwin Leinfelder opened the first gallery for jewelry in Munich’s Prannerstraße. Since 1997, Stephanie Wolf (née Leinfelder), Titus Wolf and Martin Mandl continue in the tradition for passion and devotion to exceptional creations.

Together with Professor Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, main owner of the watch manufacturer (Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG), the idea of an independent watch brand was turned into reality. The passion for special timepieces runs in the family; his father and co-founder of Rohde & Schwarz, presented the first portable quartz watch to the public back in 1938. In 2010, Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur was founded.

Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur watch

The atelier produces bespoke watches for connoisseurs under the Leinfelder Unique label. The brand also produces timepieces in limited edition series.

The first model: Leinfelder No. I was introduced in 1998. Today, the collection comprises six models for men and women in various designs. What all watches have in common is their clear design. Stylistic elements borrowed from architecture, like capitals and scrolls, are captured in the finest detail. The feel of the watch is also important in all timepieces.

Planning, designing, creating, assembling – it all happens in the traditional atelier located in the heart of Munich. Therefore, all gold watches display a special characteristic on their back: Next to the Leinfelder logo a Münchner Kindl is engraved, Munich’s unofficial heraldic figure.

Featured Timepieces

Official website: http://www.leinfelder-uhren.de/

Leinfelder Chronograph

The Leinfelder Chronograph combines a love for technology with a unique design. This sporty chronograph for men is made by hand, from the first sketch to the finished model. The mechanical Swiss chronograph caliber ETA 2894-2 is encased by an elegant watch case made of 750 solid gold in white, yellow, or rose. It measures 40 millimeters in diameter and eleven millimeters in height, and has a supple, smooth feel around the wrist.

This timepiece is available in two dials, white with Roman numerals in black or black with Roman numerals in white. Each chronograph is individually marked and numbered and the collection is limited to 63 timepieces to commemorate the year of the foundation of Leinfelder (1963).
Leinfelder Chronograph
Technical details

  • Caliber: Mechanical chronograph engine with automatic caliber ETA 2894-2, ball-bearing rotor, second stop function, caliber finished with Côtes de Genève pattern and Leinfelder engraving on the rotor, stippled plate, gold or rhodium-plated, 37 jewels, 42 hours power reserve.
  • Functions: Chronograph, central second stop hands, tachymeter scale, hour, minute, decentral seconds indication, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizer, index points, date with quick adjustment at 6.00h.
  • Watch-Case: 750 solid gold in yellow, rose, or white, 40 millimeters in diameter, 11 millimeters in height, sapphire glass, screwed-in back with sapphire glass, onion crown, water-resistant.
  • Dial: White with Roman numerals in black or black with Roman numerals in white and hands in black or rhodium-plated, index points.
  • Strap: Brown or black crocodile leather strap, folding clasp or pin clasp in 750 solid gold in yellow, white, or rose.
  • Variations: Yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold with handmade gold band, black dial.

Leinfelder Meridian Chronograph

The Leinfelder Meridian Chronograph combines a sporty design with elegant highlights, and handcrafted precision work with a technically high-end caliber. The mechanical chronograph engine is flat, and the watch case is only 12.5 millimeters high.

A scratch resistant, slightly domed sapphire glass protects another highlight of the Meridian Chronograph: the sun-brushed dial. The dial is cut from the inside to the outside so that every time a flicker of the hand moves the watch, it reflects the light which moves around in circles.
Leinfelder Meridian Chronograph
The long, curved pushers for the stopwatch mechanism were first incorporated into a Leinfelder watch for the Leinfelder Meridian Antigua 2010.

They allow for easy, practical handling while also protecting the newly-designed screw-in crown. The unique design of the large pushers makes them smooth-running and gives them a rich sound which their owners can get quite enthusiastic about.

Technical details

  • Caliber: Mechanical chronograph with automatic caliber ETA 2894-2, ball-bearing rotor, second stop function, caliber finished with Côtes de Genève pattern and Leinfelder engraving on the rotor, stippled plate, gold or rhodium-plated, 37 jewels, 42 hours power reserve.
  • Functions: Chronograph, central second stop hands, tachymeter scale, hour, minute, decentral seconds indication, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizer index points, date with quick adjustment at 6.00h.
  • Watch-case: Stainless steel, 42 millimeters in diameter, 12.5 millimeters in height, domed, scratch-resistant sapphire glass, screwed-back case with sapphire glass, screw-in crown, water-resistant to a depth of 330 feet.
  • Dial: Sun-brushed silver or charcoal grey, hands and index points with Super LumiNova™.
  • Strap: steel or brown or black crocodile leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp.

LEINFELDER Unique Pavée

The classic Leinfelder Unique Pavée is one of three women’s watches made by Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur, the traditional watch maker based in Hamburg.

The elegant watch case is white gold and handmade, bearing a high-quality mechanical caliber. The bezel around the black or white dial is made of white gold and encrusted with 40 diamonds.

The delicately detailed watch bracelet made of white gold is truly lavish. To create it, 580 diamonds had to be set by hand. Many individual links and their special arrangement in the bracelet ensure that the watch fits snugly and comfortably around the wearer’s wrist. The watch bracelet is designed as a curve and is tapered towards the clasp.

LEINFELDER Unique Pavée watch

Technical details

  • Caliber: Mechanical caliber ETA 2892-A2 with self-winding mechanism, ball-bearing rotor and second stop function, caliber finished with Côtes de Genève pattern and Leinfelder engraving on the rotor, stippled plate, gold or rhodium-plated, oscillation 28.800vp/h, 42 hours power reserve, 21 jewels.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds indication, date with quick adjustment at 3.00h.
  • Watch case: 750 solid gold in yellow, rose, or white gold, watch-case 37.5 millimeters, height 9 millimeters, bezel with 40 diamonds, crown with diamond, pin clasp with four diamonds, sapphire glass, screwed-in back with sapphire glass, water-resistant.
  • Dial: White with Roman numerals in black or black with Roman numerals in white. Index points set with diamonds, hands blued or rhodium-plated.
  • Bracelet: made of 564 diamonds (around 4.5 karat).
  • Variations: Yellow gold or rose gold, customized designs available upon request.

Leinfelder Unique 89

The Leinfelder Unique 89 is equipped with IWC caliber 89, which during 1946 to 1976 was sold around 250 000 times and is surely one of the most successful calibers ever manufactured by IWC. It is the perfect model for bespoke watches for watch connoisseurs. Watch case and dial are adapted to individual customer requests. Therefore, each watch is a one-of a- kind timepiece and marked with a personalized engraving.

Leinfelder Unique 89 watch

Technical details

  • Caliber: IWC caliber 89, hand-winding mechanism, 17 rubies, oscillation 18.000vp/h, 36 hours power reserve.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds indication.
  • Watch case: 750 solid gold in rose, yellow, or white. 38 millimeters in diameter, 9 millimeters in height, sapphire glass, screwed-in back with sapphire glass, onion crown, water-resistant.
  • Dial: White with black Roman numerals and blued hands or black.
  • Strap: Crocodile leather in brown and black, folding or pin clasp in 750 solid yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold.
  • Variations: Yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold with handmade gold band, customized designs upon request.

Leinfelder Meridian Antigua 2010 Limited Edition

The Leinfelder Meridian Antigua is a special edition chronograph which was made for the Antigua Sailing Week 2010.

Professor Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, himself a devoted fan of watches and also a keen yachtsman, inspired this watch after he won the Antigua Sailing Week 2009 with his boat Dragon Fly Plus and his crew. The chronograph with its smart-casual style also captivates with its unique design: in cross-section, the watch case evokes the capitals of ancients columns, with their fluid forms and shapely curves.

To cut a blank out of gold, the Leinfelder team developed a data set containing over one million commands to direct an ultra-modern-axis-milling module. They then finished it off with goldsmithing of the highest order.

Leinfelder Meridian Antigua 2010 Limited Edition watch

Each Leinfelder Meridian Antigua 2010 is individually marked and numbered and the collection is limited to 63 pieces to commemorate the year of the foundation of Leinfelder , 1963.

Technical details

  • Caliber: Mechanical chronograph engine with automatic caliber DD 2075, ball-bearing rotor, flyback mechanism, second stop function, 42 hours power reserve.
  • Functions: Chronograph with flyback mechanism, hour, minute, decentral seconds indication, central minutes stop hands, central second stop hands, date with quick adjustment at 6.00h, tachymeter scale, 24-hour-display.
  • Watch-case: White gold or rose gold, 42 millimeters in diameter, 15 millimeters in height, scratch-resistant sapphire glass, screwed-in back, screwed-in crown, water-resistant to 330 feet.
  • Dial: in white or black, blued or polished hands, hands and index points with Super LumiNova™.
  • Strap: Gold or medical silicone strap.
  • Variations: White gold or rose gold.

LEINFELDER Perpetual Calendar (Unique Piece)

This perpetual calendar model is a part of Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur’s Unique Collection. Made in rose gold and to the specifications of the wearer, the team of German watch brand Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur created this precious timekeeper. Leinfelder’s unique design vision is also present in this one-of-a-kind watch: clear forms, a watchcase which is curved upwards, detailing by hand.

LEINFELDER Perpetual Calendar watch (Unique Piece)

Technical details

  • Caliber: Glashütte Original perpetual calendar, automatic caliber 100-02, 59 jewels, 52 hours power reserve.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback mechanism, perpetual calendar with day, month, leap year and moon phase, panorama date.
  • Watch case: 750 solid gold in rose, polished, 41 millimeters in diameter, both sides made of sapphire glass, screwed-back case, water-resistant.
  • Dial: white with index points in gold and handmade hands in gold.
  • Strap: 750 solid gold in rose, handmade with folding clasp.
  • Variations: Unique.