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Haldimann aims for the centre
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Haldimann aims for the centre

Thursday, 10 March 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The H11 Centralbalance 3 Hands is the first ever watch with a central balance. Compounding the difficulty, the hands also remain at the centre of the movement. A feat of technique, soberly expressed.

Once again, we can but admire the talent of Beat Haldimann, the master-watchmaker who transforms the most ambitious challenges into his playground. This time, his immense expertise has produced the H11 Centralbalance 3 Hands, the first watch ever in the world to be fitted with a central balance. He has even added to the difficulty by maintaining the hour and minute hands at the centre of the movement. Any other solution would have been an insult to his genius. The H11 Centralbalance 3 Hands has been entirely designed, developed and produced in the maestro’s workshops in Thun, in the Bernese Oberland. Competencies extend from the movement to the exterior, including the hand-crafted platinum case. Each generation of the Haldimann family since 1642 has kept this dream of watchmaking alive, inspiring collectors and admirers of superlative timepieces all over the world.

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