Atelier Jalaper AJ001 & AJ002

Atelier Jalaper is a young watch company co-founded by Louis Jalaber and Simon Szleper. Both the founders were the students of ESCP Business School in Paris.

Atelier Jalaper watches

The Belgium based brand creates fine mechanical timepieces using the metal parts of legendary cars. In 2019, Atelier Jalaper launched its debut watch via Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.

Atelier Jalaper watches

The first series of Atelier Jalaper watches was designed by young French product designer Constantin Sohier. The dials of these wristwatches are made of the material sourced from the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB5.

Atelier Jalaper watches

These watches are powered by Miyota automatic movements. Presently, the brand is offering two models: AJ001 & AJ002.

Atelier Jalaper watch movement

Equipped with the Miyota 821A self-winding calibre, the AJ001 displays the date at 3 o’clock. Driven by the Miyota 8285 automatic movement, the AJ002 watch displays the date at 3 o’clock and fully spelt day at 12 o’clock. Both models come with black hour and minute hands. The centre seconds hand is in red.

Atelier Jalaper AJ001-S
Atelier Jalaper AJ001-S

The dial is made out of the bonnet of the Aston Martin DB5. The shape of the guilloché decoration at the 6 and 12 hour markers of the dial are inspired by the grill design of the iconic luxury grand tourer. The typography of the indexes is reminiscent of that of the Aston Martin DB5 speedometer.

 Atelier Jalaper AJ001-B
Atelier Jalaper AJ001-B

Both AJ001 & AJ002 watches feature robust stainless steel cases measuring 40.5mm diameter. Both models are also available with black PVD steel cases: AJ001-B and AJ002-B. They have sapphire crystal glasses fitted on the dial side and the case-back. The lug-width is 18mm. All the timepieces are delivered with Genuine & handmade leather straps.

Atelier Jalaper AJ002-S
Atelier Jalaper AJ002-S

The retail price of the Atelier Jalaper AJ001 watch is 800 Euros for stainless steel version and 880 Euros for the black-tone variant. The AJ002 model costs 1,080 Euros (stainless steel) and 1,150 Euros (black PVD).

Atelier Jalaper AJ002-B
Atelier Jalaper AJ002-B

Atelier Jalaper timepieces are assembled in La Chaux de-Fonds in Switzerland in collaboration with highly experienced specialists like Stephan Muller and Ivo Cramez, the Director of operations of watch case maker Stila SA.

Technical details

Model: Atelier Jalaper AJ001

Stainless steel (AJ001-S)/ Stainless steel with black PVD treatment (AJ001-B)
Diameter: 40.5mm
Lug to lug: 18mm
Front and back saphire glasses
Case back screw-down and engraved
Water resistance: 3ATM

Miyota 821A Automatic movement
21 jewels
21600 Vibrations per hour
Quick date setting
42 hours power reserve

Hours, minutes, central seconds, date calendar

Upper part of this dial made from authentic Aston Martin DB5’s bonnet
Dial at 6 and 12 guilloché
Date at 3 o’clock

Genuine & handmade leather strap

Model: Atelier Jalaper AJ002

Stainless steel (AJ002-S)/ Stainless steel with black PVD treatment (AJ002-B)
Diameter 40.5mm
Lug to lug: 18mm
Front and back sapphire glasses
Case back screw-down and engraved
Water resistance: 3ATM

Upper part made from authentic Aston Martin DB5’s bonnet
Guilloche decoration at 6 and 12
Date at 3 o’ clock
Day at 12 o’clock

Miyota 8285 Automatic
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Oscillations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz)
Jewels: 21 jewels

Hours, minutes, center second, stop second, date / day (quickset)

Genuine & handmade leather strap

DuBois et fils DBF006

Introduced in 2019, the DuBois et fils DBF006 is equipped with a historic self-winding caliber produced by Felsa SA, which was integrated into the ETA movement factory in 1969.

Introduced in the 1940s, the Felsa Bidynator was the first automatic mechanical movement with a bidirectional winding mechanism. In 1942, Felsa SA patented this technology.

DuBois et fils sourced Felsa Bidynator 4007N calibers from a never used, historical stock. These movements were then completely dismantled, cleaned and reassembled. Featuring rhodium-plated or rose gold-plated finish, each movement of the DBF006 watch was regulated using the most modern production methods.

DuBois et fils DBF006 watches

With a diameter of 11 ½ lignes (26 millimeters), Felsa Bidynator 4007N is precise and shockproof. It comes with a date window at 3 o’clock and has a power reserve of 44 hours.

The DuBois et fils DBF006 watch has a stainless steel case with polished and satin surfaces. It measures a diameter of 42 millimeters, a height of 12 millimeters. The top sapphire crystal glass is domed to provide a vintage styling. The screwed stainless steel case-back with sapphire crystal glass offers the view of the legendary Felsa Bidynator 4007N movement. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters.

DBF006 is available in three case versions: steel, dual-tone and gold PVD. Several dial color choices are also offered. Each version is limited to 11, 22, 33 or 99 pieces.

Each watch is individually numbered. The desired number can be selected in the DuBois et fils online shop.

The DuBois et fils DBF006 watches price range is 3,950 to 4,950 Swiss Francs. All watches come on a calfskin strap with protective rubber inserts and a stainless steel pin buckle.

Technical details

Caliber FELSA 4007 N automatic
Date at 3
Diameter: 11.5”’ / 26 mm
Height: 5.6 mm
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 18’000 A/H
Power reserve: 42 h
Finish: Polished and brushed (some models feature rose gold-plated movements)

Stainless-steel 316L case, polished and brushed (models DBF006-01, DBF006-02, DBF006-06, DBF006-07, DBF006-08 and DBF006-11)
Stainless-steel 316L, 5 N rose gold plated case (models DBF006-12 and DBF006-13)
Stainless-steel 316L case with rose gold plated crown (models DBF006-03, DBF006-04, DBF006-05, DBF006-09 and DBF006-10)
Diameter: 42 mm
Case height: 12 mm
Diameter opening: 36 mm
Crystal front and back: box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Water-resistance: 5 ATM


  • DBF006-01: Silver dial with blued Logo, Polished steel indexes and skeletonized dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands in steel, Blue seconds hand.
  • DBF006-02: Blue dial with polished steel indexes, Skeletonized dauphine hands in steel for hour and minute, Steel seconds hand.
  • DBF006-03: Brown dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, rose gold plated, Skeletonized and dauphine hands for hour and minutes, rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-04: Blue dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, Rose gold plated and skeletonized dauphine hands for hour and minute, Rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-05: Green dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, Rose gold plated and skeletonized dauphine hands for hour and minutes, Rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-06: Copper colored dial with steel colored Logo, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-07: Metallic blue dial with steel colored logo, Polished steel indexes. Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-08: Green metallic dial with Logo steel colored, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-09: Black dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-10: Anthracite dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-11: Brown gradient dial, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-12: green dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-13: Brown dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated

Calf leather strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle material: stainless steel 316L (polished and brushed or 5 N rose gold plated)

DBF006-01 & DBF006-02: Limited edition of 99 pieces each
DBF006-03: Limited edition of 33 pieces
DBF006-04: Limited edition of 22 pieces
DBF006-05, DBF006-06, DBF006-07, DBF006-08, DBF006-09, DBF006-10, DBF006-11, DBF006-12 & DBF006-13: Each model is limited to 11 pieces

UNDONE x Monopoly collection: MONEYMAN by Stephen Bliss

This limited edition collection was created in collaboration with Stephen Bliss, the artist of one of the biggest titles in videogame history. In this ground-breaking collaboration, Stephen Bliss, the artist who established the highly recognizable, illustrative style we all know and love, brings his iconic pop-culture influences and a morbid sense of humour to UNDONE’s set of two limited edition Monopoly Collector’s timepieces. Each model is limited to 500 pieces.

UNDONE x Monopoly collection-MONEYMAN by Stephen Bliss

The Benjamin

“The Benjamin” by Stephen Bliss is a United States Series 2006A, $100 banknote you can wear on your wrist! Signed off not by the US Secretary of Treasury but by Stephen himself; the dial features the authentic Monopoly board-game patent number (“No. 2,026,082” registered by the Parker Brothers back in December 31, 1935) cleverly disguised as a U.S. Mint issuance number.

The greenback themed timepiece is complimented by Genuine Brown Calf straps featuring UNDONE’s signature quick-release technology. The sub-dials featuring the Monopoly seal and Uncle Pennybags lume up under UV light, much like the anti-counterfeiting measures of modern banknotes. The ‘applied sword’ indices and the silver tachymeter reinforce the theme by adding an extra dimension of Mr Monopoly breaking out of a bank vault.

The Godfather

“The Godfather” by Stephen Bliss has all the elements and subtleties expected of a classy dress watch; applied indices, a Monopoly-red minute track along with the blend of brush and polished finishing ensures a sophisticated feel without the garishness of too-much gold. The Black Cordura quick-release strap makes this a versatile piece perfect for both tux and party occasions. But there’s more… the glint of the gold-pressed banknotes spraying out from Mr Monopoly’s twin cash cannons against the guillochéd subdials are visible only from particular angles.

Each watch caseback comes laser engraved with one of five special parodies of the classic “Chance/Community Chest”, all designed by Bliss. Both the Benjamin and the Godfather watch models come in a premium “Luxury Tax” tin case, complete with a commemorative golden 1M Monopoly bill featuring Rich Uncle Pennybags and Penny Gladrags.

Technical details

316L Stainless Steel
Width 41.8 mm excl. crown
Thickness 12 mm incl. crystal
Crystal: Hardened Domed K1 Crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 Meters

Seiko Instruments Inc. VK64 Mechanical-Quartz Hybrid Flyback Chronograph

Size: 20 mm

$480 USD

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UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection: “The Caped Crusader” and “The Dark Knight”

On 5th December 2019, UNDONE announced a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros.

Since his first appearance on the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman’s role and look as a crime-fighting cultural icon continues to evolve in our collective consciousness. In 2019, Batman celebrated his 80th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone UNDONE designed a premium collection, which is also the first Titanium model from the Hong Kong based watch brand.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Caped Crusader

The UNDONE x BATMAN 80th Anniversary Collection pays homage to perhaps two of the most definitive eras in Batman’s evolution: The Caped Crusader and The Dark Knight.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Caped Crusader

The Caped Crusader model features a Grade II Titanium body. The cushion-case, crown and pushers are light weight, agile and highly corrosion resistant.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Caped Crusader

The case has a micro-blasted finish for ultimate stealth and its aggressive shoulder lines are reminiscent of the Batmobile. The distinctive yellow can be found on the centre console, circling the tachymetre and its “80” mark, a nod to Batman’s 80th anniversary.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Caped Crusader

Further, on the chronograph seconds, hands and subdials, the classic oval insignia (1989-1993) in the form of a Batarang (the bat-shaped throwing weapon used by Batman) can be found.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Caped Crusader lume shot

Equally fearsome in the dark, the dial reveals a green luminous detect-a-scope and Bat-Signal minute subdial whilst the hands and applied indices are an icy blue.

The Dark Knight is a realistic interpretation on the duality of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s identities. The matted grey look of the Titanium micro-blasted cushion case along with the two-tone dial design converges to an almost “Noir”/ “B&W movie” aesthetic.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Dark Knight

Here you will find the 2011 NEW 52 COMICS version of the Bat emblem stealthily debossed into the subdial. In the darkness, the lume on the appliques and chronograph counters come alive like the blue-nitrous boosters of the Batmobile’s powerful engine.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Dark Knight

“The Caped Crusader” and “The Dark Knight” will come in an open glass case back, laser serialized with a special commemorative Batman 80th Anniversary badge based on the cover of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939. Both models will arrive in a tactical, yet stylish metal carrying case featuring the Bat emblem.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Dark Knight

UNDONE has committed to donate a portion of the proceeds on this project to support the heroic work of the Hope For Henry Foundation; who help seriously ill children and their families through difficult times.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Dark Knight

Both “The Caped Crusader” and “The Dark Knight” are housed in Grade II Titanium; a 25% weight reduction from the regular UNDONE Urban series. The case measures in at 40mm diameter (43mm including crown) and 48mm lug-to-lug length. Height has been reduced by 0.5mm to 13.3mm; making this whole new chassis lighter and thinner. The case back highlights the commemorative Batman 80th Anniversary badge.

UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection The Dark Knight

The watches are powered by the Japanese TMI VK64 Mechanical-Quartz Hybrid Flyback Chronograph movement.

Recommended retail price of UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary watch is USD $359.

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BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan

TRES is a three-hands watch from German watch brand BOTTA, who has been renowned for their classic single hand watches. This 12-hour, multi-hand watch combines apparent contrasts and builds a bridge between the classic functionalism of the BAUHAUS and timeless modern design. BOTTA also offers a 24-hour version of this three-hands watch.

Featuring a 24 hour dial, the TRES 24 represents the time analogous to the sun. The 24-hour dial mirrors exactly the day on earth: 12 hours day in the upper half and 12 hours night in the lower half. One complete rotation of the hour hand corresponds exactly to the rotation time of the earth around their own axis – that is 24 hours or one day. The date changes as soon as the hour hand crosses the date line on the lower half of the dial.

Made from stainless steel or titanium, both 12H and 24H watch models are available with automatic and quartz versions. The TRES 12H watch is available in 40 mm or 44 mm case size and the TRES 24H comes with an option of 40mm or 45mm case size.

In 2019, BOTTA introduced TRES 24 plus titan, the new 24-hour three-hand watch with a protected design, three-part titanium case and second indicator. For the second generation of the all-day watch, the dial graphics have now been made much quieter. Instead of the usual second hand, it now has the innovative second indicator.

BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan Automatic

The TRES 24 plus titan features a 45mm diameter case made entirely of titanium. Each TRES 24 plus titan automatic version houses a Swiss made ETA 2893-2. Its quartz counterpart is powered by the RONDA 515.24H Swiss-made calibre.

BOTTA TRES 24 plus titan quartz watch

Three different titanium alloys are used for the new three-part case to ensure the best characteristics. This special case construction is currently only available from BOTTA. Like the entire watch, the second indicator is registered for “protected design”.

BOTTA has developed the new C pointer for the new TRES 24 plus titan. It consists of a small second disc with an open circle printed on it. The opening replaces the usual second hand. In favour of a calmer display of the progressing time, the second hand is deliberately omitted. The minimal movement of the “C” only becomes visible on closer inspection – nevertheless, half or quarter minutes can be easily estimated.

BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan Automatic watch

Titanium is the most precious of the light metals and has numerous outstanding properties such as high strength at low weight, good dimensional stability or absolute absence of allergies. Depending on the type of titanium, one of the properties predominates. Thanks to the new three-layer structure, BOTTA has optimally combined these properties in the TRES 24 plus titanium.

For the most stressed top ring around the sapphire crystal, a particularly resistant titanium alloy is chosen, which is otherwise used in turbine and aircraft construction, for example. The central part of the housing is made of a mechanically improved version of pure titanium. The bottom itself is made of a titanium grade that is used in the medical sector.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan

Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 9.5 mm (automatic version)/8.5mm (Quartz version)
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Automatic: ETA 2893-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand
Quartz: RONDA 515.24H Swiss-made, battery type 371

24-hour multi-hand watch with date

Allergy-free, vegetable tanned bio-leather strap
Leather strap
Rubber strap
Steel link bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

Automatic: From 1590 Euros
Quartz: From 498 Euros

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

Launched at the end of 2019, TPS, which stands for Tachymeter & Pulsometer, has been dedicated to the vintage watch aficionados who look for modern interpretations. The new model is based on the early sixties refined and detailed chronographs.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

ROUE TPS is a tribute to the Porsche 910, winner of the Nürburgring 1000 kilometer race in 1967. This car gave Porsche the most sentimental of its victories after a decade of trying an overall win in Germany’s most prestigious sports car race.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

The homage is present in an elaborated embossed car front drawn on the screw case-back. This new ROUE watch houses a reliable Seiko VK63 meca-quartz movement. Manufactured by Seiko Instruments Inc. in Japan, this hybrid mechanical-quartz movement incorporates a mechanical module for chronograph function and quartz technology for other indication.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

The ROUE TPS watch dial features centre hour& minutes hands, small seconds at 6 o’ clock, 24 hour indicator at 3 o’ clock, 60 minute counter at 9 o’ clock and chronograph centre second hand. Featuring a triple-layer design, the dial features Swiss Super luminous hour indexes and Tachymeter & Pulsometer scales.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

The model has a round stainless steel case with circular brushing on top, horizontal on the sides and polished details on the sharp lug edges. With large chronograph pushers its measures are 40 mm in diameter, 13.4 mm thickness, and 48 mm lug to lug. It fits 20 mm wide straps.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

The crystal is a double dome K1 mineral glass with anti-reflective treatment inside and sapphire coating outside. The screw-in case-back of the watch is embossed with a 3D art-work.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

The ROUE TPS watch is available in three color-ways: TPS 1 (Black dial), TPS 2 (silver dial) and TPS3 (blue dial). Each timepiece is delivered with two straps: Genuine perforated Driver style leather and Sports silicone.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

With the help of Easy interchangeable bands system, the straps can be swapped quickly. TPS 1 comes with a black leather strap and a black silicone strap. With TPS 2 & TPS 3, the brand offers a caramel leather strap + grey silicone strap.

Retail price of the ROUE TPS watch is approximately US$ 290.00. The ROUE TPS watch is limited to 1000 pieces and individually numbered.

ROUE TPS (Tachymeter Pulsometer Chronograph)

Technical details

Made of 316L polished stainless steel with brushed finishing
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 13.4mm
Lug width: 20mm
Double Dome K1 mineral glass with anti-reflective treatment inside and sapphire coating outside
50 meters water resistance
Screw-back case with embossed 3D artwork

Triple layer dial construction
Tachymeter and pulsometer
Printed Swiss Super luminous
Sub dials functions:
• Left counts chronograph minutes
• Center displays seconds from time function
• Right indicates am/pm.

Japanese Seiko caliber VK63 chronograph hybrid meca-quartz movement

2 straps included: Genuine perforated Driver style leather and Sports silicone
Easy interchangeable bands system

Two years international warranty

Limited edition
Limited to 1000 pieces and individually numbered

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

Introduced in 2019, the RJM Bluebird by REC Watches incorporate aluminum from the wings of a 1944 Spitfire aircraft that crashed on the Russian Tundra during WW2. This timepiece is limited to 334 pieces.

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

The RJM collection was first introduced in December 2008 as a tribute to the mighty Spitfire aircrafts. The RJM 04 BLUEBIRD is the fourth timepiece from this family. In 1945, a Spitfire aircraft crashed on the Russian tundra during a dogfight. This incredible story is captivated in the RJM 04 BLUEBIRD, which also marks end of an era for the RJM as it completes the collection.

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

The RJM 04 BLUEBIRD features a blue sunburst dial and a blue woven strap, honoring the RAF pilots and their famous blue uniform. The story of how the azure color became synonymous with the uniforms of the British Royal Air Force pre-dates the RAF itself, as the blue fabric was originally manufactured for the Russian army. However due to the Russian Revolution the RAF acquired these uniforms after having been founded in 1918.

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

It sports a 40mm diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystal top glass and mineral crystal case-back. The mechanical engine that powers this timepiece is a MIYOTA 9015 automatic caliber with a power reserve of more than 40 hours. Its oscillating weight takes inspiration from the spitfire metal rivet construction.

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

In honor of this one-of-a-kind aircraft, the brand has been donating part of the proceeds of every sold RJM timepiece towards the restoration of PT879, the donor Mark IX Spitfire aircraft.

REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

Design highlights

  • The four “holes” on the tip marks the number of blades on the MK IX Spitfire Aircraft Rotol propeller.
  • The crown guard is heavily inspired by the Spitfire elliptical wing shape & wing structure.
  • The blue woven strap is as a tribute to the RAF pilots and their famous blue uniform.
  • The case shape is inspired by the watches worn by the British Royal Airforce and the British Army during WWII – with a modern twist and proportions.
  • The crown tip is inspired by the nose cone of the Spitfire fighter mixed with a traditional diamond shaped crown.
  • The rotor decoration is inspired by the spitfire metal rivet construction.
  • The date window is recycled from a piece of untreated aluminum cut directly from the PT879 MK IX Spitfire aircraft.

Technical details

Model: The RJM Bluebird

316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 40 MM
Opening diameter: 33 MM
Height: 10.9 MM
Top glass: Sapphire crystal with AR-coating
Mineral crystal caseback glass
Water resistance: 3 ATM, 30 meters

MIYOTA Cal. 9015 with rotor decoration
Type: Mechanical, self-winding
Frequency: 28,800 VPH
Power reserve: 40+ hours
24 jewels

Blue Sunburst Dial with powerful lume on hands and hour markers
Date aperture at 6H

Filt / Calf leather inner lining strap
Strap width: 20 mm

2 years full warranty

Recommended retail price
$1,295.00 USD / € 1,745.00 EUR

Feynman One

Feynman is a Singapore based watch brand founded by Yong Keong. In December 2018, the brand announced its first timepiece, the Feynman One. To realize their first project, the brand successfully raised an amount of S$ 58,750 from its online crowd-funding campaign hosted on Kickstarter.

The inaugural model from the brand, the Feynman One is a mechanical wristwatch created as a tribute to the Mother Nature, and mankind’s creations inspired by the Nature. It is a modern mechanical watch specially designed for urban customers.

Feynman One watch

This timepiece takes its design inspiration from the Golden Ratio. If you closely observe the watch, you will find the perfect utilization of the Golden Ratio principles at multiple locations. Interestingly, some minor deviations to the principle were also made to allow for an overall sense of balance.

Feynman One watch

The Feynman One boasts an interesting, multi-layer dial design featuring three closely blended dials: The main dial ring, the centre dial and the small seconds dial. Adhering to the principle of the Golden ratio, these three dials are all in perfect proportion and distance to each other.

The main dial’s sunburst radial-effect surface provides a picture perfect aesthetic to the largely rounded designs of the other components. The honeycomb pattern on the centre dial is a reference to one of the finest examples of nature’s application of the Golden Ratio.

Feynman One watch

The honey-comb patterned centre dial is circled by a slightly escalated ring structure with a side opening (from 6h to 8h) beneath the top hour marker ring. This opening allows uninterrupted movement of the seconds-hand of the small-seconds dial, whose utmost area is placed on the centre dial and leftover area with the main dial. At the dial centre, you can see Feuille shaped hour and minute hands as well as a pinion cap.

Feynman One watch

In the small-seconds dial, the area placed on the centre dial features honey-comb pattern where as the area on the main dial has a radial pattern. A white colored dial ring with black markers circles the small-seconds dial.

Although the rehaut (flange) as well as the dial rings of centre and small-seconds dials share a similar design, you will find some small differences when you observe the dial details closely. On the rehaut, 12 & 6 hours are Roman numerals where as on the centre dial ring Arabic numerals are used to indicate 12h and 6h. On the small seconds dial ring, 30 and 60 are represented by their corresponding Chinese numerals.

Feynman One watch

The main dial also features an offset, three-dimensional ledge to display the brand name without distracting from the overall design of the watch face. It is interesting to see that the curved seconds-hand and branding ledge impersonate the tails of lizards, while the lugs of the watch were inspired by their legs.

Feynman One watch

Each Feynman One watch features a meticulously finished stainless steel case with 39mm diameter, which is a perfect size for classic dress watches. The case thickness is 12.5mm including the front and back crystals.

Feynman One watch

Front glass is domed sapphire crystal and the rear side of the watch is secure with a sloped sapphire exhibition case-back. The additional depth of the case design ensures sufficient space for the “floating” hour track, as well as the elevated hour and minute hands.

Feynman One watch

The coin-edged case-side is inspired by the fine gears within a mechanical watch movement, along with the facets of the crown. Finishing plays a major part in the Feynman One collection. Vertical brushing and mirror polishing alternate around the case, while the coin-edge case side is polished on every facet like high-end watches.

Feynman One watch

The Feynman One watch is driven by the ETA Peseux 7001 Swiss mechanical manual wound movement. The movements used in the Feynman One collection are all certified ETA TOP-Grade, and also fully decorated. This legendary movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Feynman One watch

All Feynman One watches come with a pair of genuine leather straps crafted by local artisan Yi Leather in Singapore. Each strap has been crafted from lizard leather, cut to taper, stitched by hand and painted to finish by Shuyi Ng. The straps feature a proprietary signed clasp attached, designed to provide a snug fit on the strap.

Feynman One watch

The Feynman One watch is available in six variants: Classic, One-Eye Panda, Founders edition, Eclipse, Wine and Olive retail exclusive edition.

Highlighted with a monotone and harmonious palette, the Feynman One Classic model features an elegant grey main dial, black honey-comb patterned centre and small-seconds dials, silver hands and blued pinion cap. This watch is fitted with a matching grey lizard strap.

Feynman One Classic
Feynman One Classic

Featuring a striking silver colored main dial that maintains a perfect contrast with its black honey-comb patterned centre and small-seconds dials, the Feynman One One-Eye Panda model offers an elegant view reminiscent of the classic Panda dial watches. This model features silver colored steel hands, blued pinion strap and brown lizard strap.

Feynman One One-Eye Panda
Feynman One One-Eye Panda

The Feynman One “Eclipse” model features a cosmos inspired blue main dial, black honey-comb patterned centre and small-seconds dials, silver colored steel hands, blued pinion cap and blue colored “XII” and “VI” Rehaut indices. The watch is fitted with a matching blue lizard strap.

Feynman One Eclipse
Feynman One Eclipse

The limited series Feynman One Founder’s Edition, which was made only in 50 pieces, features a teal-green main dial, black honey-comb pattern centre and small-seconds dials, rose gold hands and a gold pinion cap. This watch model is fitted with a black lizard strap with green side-edges and brown stitching.

Feynman One Founder's Edition
Feynman One Founder’s Edition

The Feynman One “Wine” is the most vivacious timepiece in the Feynman One collection. This version features a wine inspired deep red main dial that varies its shade from burgundy to red influenced by the variations of natural light.

Feynman One Wine
Feynman One Wine

This lively dial is paired with black honey-comb pattern centre and small-seconds dials, silver colored steel hands, black pinion cap, red colored “XII” and “VI” rehaut indices and a wine-red lizard strap.

The Feynman One “Olive” model features an olive colored main dial paired with dark-grey colored honey-comb pattern centre and small-seconds dials. The model features silver colored steel hands, silver colored pinion cap, olive colored “XII” and “VI” rehaut indices and an olive-green lizard strap.

Feynman One Olive
Feynman One Olive

This model is a retailer exclusive, and is only available through the brand’s authorised dealers: The Watchdrobe (Hong Kong), Watch Wonderland (Singapore) and Stitches & Buckles (Singapore).

Technical details

ETA Peseux 7001 Swiss made manual winding movement
Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21600 vph
Jewels: 17

Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm
Lug to Lug: 45mm
Case Height: 12.5mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Water resistance: 50m / 5atm

Genuine lizard leather strap with tang buckle
Strap width: 20mm, Tapers to 18mm

Retail price

Alchemists Cu29

The Alchemists Cu29 is the introductory piece of the trilogy of timepieces from Alchemists Mechanical Healing S.A., an haute-horlogerie company based in Saignelégier in Switzerland.

Cu29 refers to Copper, the chemical element with the atomic value of 29 and represented by the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum). Since ancient times, Copper has been known for its medicinal properties and its potential to relieve certain ailments. To implement these benefits of copper in high-end watchmaking, the company has developed Cuprum 479, an innovative horological alloy. The Cu29 is an extra-ordinary mechanical watch made from Cuprum 479.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

The team Alchemists consists of three creative geniuses: Hervé Schlüchter, Fabrice Thüler and Denis Vipret.

As mentioned above, the Cu29 is the first opus of the total three timepieces proposed by Alchemists. For the trilogy, Alchemists developed three different manufacture movements on a common basis, infusing harmony and a soul for their project.

The Cu29 is the most essential timepiece of the trilogy. It is a horological masterpiece from Hervé Schlüchter following traditional horological art’s methods and savoir-faire, transmitted by Philippe Dufour, the world renowned master watchmaker. It is also a showcase for an innovative horological alloy, Cuprum 479.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

The Cu29 highlights a universal heritage of traditional horological arts and crafts. The entire calibre and case are hand finished, with traditionally buffed and polished corners, drilled and hand-polished balance bridge and sweep second cock, escapement wheel on black polished end-stones, rounded and moveable Geneva hairspring stud holder, moulded, ringed and beveled wheel and intermediate wheels, and black-polished and hand-blued screws.

Amongst other techniques, the pivots are traditionally rolled on a lathe roller and the polishing of the pinion’s leaves is made with wooden wheels mounted on a specific machine.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

The hours, minutes and seconds hands are rounded by hand and then blued and lacquered. The power reserve and selector dial are made of black-polished steel adorned with a lacquered engraving. The double barrels linked in parallel are beveled and polished by hand. Each caliber leaving the Alchemists’ workshop is then individually numbered.

The Cu29 has numerous specialties, drawing inspiration from horology’s heritage and history.

The regulating organ is held by a titanium bridge on its hairspring’s stud, finished and formed by hand. Its finishing and its curve make it a spectacular piece to behold in the Cu29’s mechanical landscape. The cylindrical hairspring is a tribute to ancient Marine chronometers, which once represented the apogee of horological precision and were constructed with a tridimensional architecture.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

Finally, on a more philosophical manner, the Alchemists like to consider the assembly of the regulating organ and the cylindrical hairspring as a representation of spiritual elevation. It is also worth noticing that the escapement wheel is mounted on traditional end-stones.

The energy of the movement comes from the double barrels, this assembly of energy balance is a tribute to a watchmaker who marked history and whose career and philosophy are sources of inspiration for Hervé Schlüchter since years: Sir Georges Daniels. Dividing the energy between the two barrels allows attaining a greater stability in its diffusion; the two springs deliver a stable and linear torque, being the reason why the Cu29 offers a 72 hours chronometrical power reserve.

When carefully observing the double barrels’ assembly, there is one thing that is sure to catch the Cu29 wearer’s attention: the two mustache-shaped pawls. These two pawls are black polished and angled by hand by the Alchemists’ watchmakers. Their design and their location right above the barrels are uncommon and bring an additional charm to the timepiece.

The indirect second is suspended above the barrels and completes the assembly, the elevation of the small second derogates to horological tradition and represented a technical challenge in the conception of the movement, the gears had to be conceived in such manner as to remove potential play between them.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

Among the last two displays of the Cu29’s dial are the peripheral rack and the functions selector. The peripheral rack is a rare display in watchmaking. By definition, the display is made along a curve, and the display arm is suspended in a vacuum, reinforcing the lightness and the aerial side of the timepiece’s architecture.

The functions selector is a visual indicator that allows the wearer to permanently know the position of the crown and easily wind or set the timepiece, removing the risks of wrong manipulation.

Finally, the global architecture of the timepiece, composed of a blend of different levels, was inspired by the suspended gardens of Babylon.

The Cu29’s fabrication also calls for particular techniques belonging to arts crafts’ heritage. “Shields”-shaped bridges, visible from the timepiece’s dials are hand decorated and allows for several types of finishing, among which hand-hammering or hand engraving. Both are techniques requiring years of expertise to achieve their perfect realization. The hand engraving of the “shields” also brings forth numerous personalization possibilities in which customers can let their imagination run freely.

The same holds true for the dial’s gemstones which are cut and formed by hand. Extraordinary craftsmanship skills are required and it demands an immense precision when cutting these pure gemstones, which do not require any surface treatment, before being pad printed and installed on a Cuprum 479 base. The dial assembly naturally preserves the beauty and purity of the stone.

The dials made from Grand Feu enamel are true works of art. The process to create enamel not only requires a highly specialized savoir-faire, but also a material base allowing its formation. Indeed, enamel dials can usually only be created on gold or copper bases, but after several months of development, the Alchemists were able to create Grand Feu enamel on a Cuprum 479 base, attesting once more of the purity and quality of this horological alloy.

All the Cu29’s parts thus obtain genuine added value from the watchmaker’s hand. The
Alchemists have no finishing workshop: the watchmaker receives the kit for each watch as a “blank”, meaning non-finished, and must do the hand-finishing him- or herself, as done back in the glory days of fine watchmaking and which very few traditional Maisons still know how to do today.

The skill level and passion required from each watchmaker of the Alchemists are particularly high. Only a small few of craftsmen in Switzerland are still able to hand finish and assemble each of his creations by him- or herself. Each creation of the Alchemists will be the child of a single individual watchmaker, from its assembly and adjusting to its most detailed hand finishing.

The production of Alchemists timepieces is consequently very limited, traditional methods on which their fabrication is based are not compatible with an industrial process. Each timepiece coming from the Alchemists’ workshop will therefore be an exclusive piece, carrying a will to perpetuate ancestral savoir-faire.

The hybrid case of the Cu29, the Alchemists’ signature, is composed of a Cuprum 479 base but most importantly, of a unique “atmospherical” glass.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

The glass’ conception has no common measure with the glass-box from yesteryear, for three reasons:

  • Shape: It is atmospherical. The base of this atmosphere glass has a smaller diameter than that of its outside edge, meaning that the glass’ diameter gradually expands from the base until it takes on an atmospherical curve at its apex—exactly like the earth’s atmosphere, from whence it gets its name.
  • Construction: The Cu29’s atmosphere crystal is pierced by the crown tube, which is usually found in the case middle. Here, it is integrated directly into the atmosphere crystal.
  • Casing: This atmosphere glass has forced the Alchemists to perform the casing from above. The movement is thus screwed to the case middle, which is then covered by the atmosphere glass.

Finally, the Cu29 has no bezel or flange, thus enabling the movement to occupy the entire case. By this unique conception, the atmospherical sapphire glass of the Cu29 represents around 65% of the case’s volume, offering his or her wearer an emotional spectacle. It also highlights the 3D architecture of the manufacture movement.

Similar to traditional horology pieces, the Cu29 is constructed towards the notions of volume and symmetry; however the atypical arrangement of the Cu29’s case has led to the total transposition of the movement’s architecture.

Created in-house, the manufacture calibre composed of 362 parts and 56 jewels, is completely inverted compared to the traditional design. This conception allows the display of the hours, minutes and seconds but also the visual spectacle orchestrated by some of the movement’s parts, such as the double barrels linked in parallel extend directly from the winding stem.

In the Cu29, the symmetry of the double barrel at 6 o’clock offers a totally unique visual spectacle during the winding process, which allows to see each spring of the suspended moustache-shaped pawls wind with each click of the ratchet until the timepiece is fully wound.

The Cu29 is a timepiece equipped with a variable inertia balance and a cylindrical hairspring, located at 8 o’clock. Just above, between 10 and 11 o’clock, the power reserve is indicated by a cursor moving along a peripheral gear bar indexed from 0 to 72 hours. On the opposite side, between 2 and 3 o’clock, the selected function is indicated: W (Wind) or S (Set).

The hour dial, made from Grand Feu enamel or gemstone, is placed at 12 o’clock, and displays the hours and minutes. The small second is displayed off-center at 6 o’clock. The ring, calibrated into 60 trailing seconds, covers the two barrels of the Cu29.

Alchemists Cu29 watch

The Cu29 can be highly personalized by the integration of dials, offered in different stones, up to the customers’ preferences. The selection of gemstones was guided by their elegance and their purity. In harmony with the spirit of their work, the Alchemists searched for pure gemstones which can be sublimed by hand and without treatment in order to preserve their quality and shine. As of now, Alchemists is offering two versions of the Cu29 timepiece with Lapis Lazuli or Black Jade dial.

Copper has been known across cultures for millennia for its benefits to the body and its potential to soothe certain ailments. Inspired by these beliefs, the Alchemists imagined how a timepiece could capture their essence, which led them to develop the Cuprum 479, a new innovative horological alloy, but also to reflect on its field of expression in their works. In this case, by placing it in contact with the skin thanks to the bottom of the case, made entirely with the alloy, delivering their interpretation of this historical lore.

The case of the Cu29 is crafted exclusively in Cuprum 479. The crown is also made of Cuprum, as well as the pin buckle, bottom plate, dial’s base, hours, minutes and seconds hands as well as the majority of the bridges.

Technical details

Model: Cu29

Introduced in : 2019

AC 003 (Alchemists Calibre 003)
Manual-winding mechanical manufacture movement, engraved and hand-bevelled double barrel linked in parallel, suspended “moustache” dual pawl winding. Ébauches in Cuprum 479, titanium and stainless steel. Entire calibre hand-finished, traditionally buffed and polished corners, rounded and hand-polished balance bridge and sweep second cock, escapement wheel, black-polished endstones, rounded and moveable Geneva hairspring stud holder. Moulded, ringed and bevelled wheel and intermediate wheels, black-polished and hand-blued screws, numbered calibre.
Diameter: 38 mm/ 17 lines
Power Reserve: 72h
Frequency: 21600 vib/hour, 3 hz
Balance: Variable inertia balance with weight screw
Balance Spring: Cylindrical, blued
Escapement: Swiss lever, 15 teeth
Jewels: 56
Number of components: 362

Hours and minutes offset at 12 o’clock, subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock, power reserve displayed via peripheral gear bar, function selector.

Round with specific “atmosphere”-shaped sapphire crystal
Material: Cuprum 479
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 15.40 mm, top of crystal
Crown: Cuprum 479
Dual case back: Engraved Cuprum 479
Lug width: 20 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial hour minute and subsidiary seconds: Cuprum 479 base and rounded litho therapeutic stones.
Power reserve and selector dial: Black-polished steel, lacquered engraving
Hands (hour minute and seconds): Rounded, blued or lacquered
Power reserve indicator: Blued steel shape
Selector hand: Blued flat sword hands

Alligator leather, matt black
Buckle: Cuprum 479, pin buckle