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Vianney Halter

Photo 5 - De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Independents Day

A whirlwind weekend in Geneva of auction sales, Only Watch and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has confirmed the rise and rise of independent watchmakers.

Thursday, 18 November 2021
7 min read
Grande Seconde Décentrée Onyx Chronograph © Jaquet Droz
Trend Forecaster
The FHH Journal pick of 2020

The editors and contributors at FHH Journal share their pick of the watches that caught their eye in 2020.

Friday, 18 December 2020
The FHH Journal editors
7 min read
Vianney Halter
Vianney Halter, the watchmaker of future past

He has put his name to some five hundred watches in total, and currently produces around twenty a year. Vianney Halter, winner of the 2016 Prix Gaïa, uses mechanical science to further his retro-futuristic vision of watchmaking. The kind that could run on steam!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
8 min read
Prix Gaia
Prix Gaïa: and the winners are…

What do the retro-futuristic timepieces of artisan-watchmaker Vianney Halter, research by historian Roger Smith, one of the foremost authorities on eighteenth-century London watchmaking, and watershed developments in atomic clocks by Giovanni Busca and Pascal Rochat have in common? Answer: the prestigious Prix Gaïa.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016
4 min read
Point of View
The tourbillon, more art than science

For Vianney Halter, in Paris for Belles Montres, the tourbillon is an exercise in style that makes no contribution to precision, but beautifully demonstrates the watchmaker's savoir-faire.

Thursday, 13 December 2012
3 min read
Point of View
Back to business for Vianney Halter

Winner of the Best Watchmaker prize at the recent Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, Vianney Halter is preparing a new model for 2012. Interview.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
3 min read
The ceremony for the 11th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève was held in the city's Grand Theatre © GPHG
De Bethune takes the honours at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2011

A superb crop of prizes for the eleventh GPHG. Top honours went to De Bethune for its characteristic DB28 with delta-shaped mainplate, silicon balance, moon phases, power reserve and performance indicator. Excellent surprise, Vianney Halter walked away with the Best Watchmaker Prize.

Monday, 21 November 2011
7 min read
Step over the threshold at Manufacture Janvier in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland © Vianney Halter
Point of View
"Watchmaking is all I know how to do"

Vianney Halter, founder of Janvier Manufacture, came to this year's Baselworld with no new products but the same deep-seated conviction that watch "creators" should have their say, even if people don't like what they hear. Interview.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
4 min read
TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept © TAG Heuer
Watchmakers play safe at Baselworld 2010

The Salon de la Haute Horlogerie in January paved the way. Now Baselworld follows suit as watchmakers lean towards simpler models, competitively-priced collections at entry level, and a heart-to-heart with the past.

Monday, 29 March 2010
5 min read
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