Not much has been seen of the "king of complications" these past couple of years. Now it's back with a vengeance, courtesy of Andreas Strehler, Blancpain and Carl F. Bucherer.
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We fell for their design, their movement, their evocative history or originality. Discover the watches from this year's Baselworld that captured the heart of HH Journal's editorial team.
Some see it as a complication in the horological sense. For others, it brings out watchmaking's dreamier side. Either way, the moon-phase display has become as popular a "function" as the chronograph and, for women's timepieces in particular, almost mandatory.
Located in Sirnach, Switzerland, close to Lake Constance, Andreas Strehler boasts twenty years as an independent watchmaker whose business model has nothing left to prove. In constant demand as a movement developer and contractor for the industry, he also cultivates exclusivity with the timepieces he crafts under his own name.
The new Lune Exacte model shows the age of the moon with three-hour accuracy. A truly spectacular quest for precision !
At BaselWorld 2014, Andreas Strehler, laureate of the Prix Gaïa 2013 in the category Artisanat-création, presents his latest creation, the Sauterelle à Lune perpétuelle.
In 1985, in the thick of the quartz crisis, a handful of idealists established the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants to defend the particular values of handcrafted and inventive mechanical horology. Twenty-five years on, and the AHCI is now a landmark.