Independent Artists (2)

Every week or so I have a look to see what the Independent Watch Maker has on offer.  This is my second Independent Artist feature, which basically is just a taster without too much if any detail, but here is a LINK to their web site if further detail is required.  A little out of my league of course, but artistry doesn’t come cheap!

Watchmaker Christian Klings is from Dresden, Germany and one of his marvelous creations is the
Tourbillon N.7 –Ashampoo_Snap_2014.01.26_00h36m59s_013_

A 18 k yellow gold case Diameter 42, Height 12mm – Free sprung bimetallic balance:4 gold screws for regulation, blued hairspring ,18 000p/h
Anti tarnish silver dial: Guilloche`texture own design, winding indicator,40h power reserve,moon phase, Geneva stripes (1500 grain) satin gold plated movement.

C Klings Tourbillon Nr.7

C Klings Tourbillon Nr.7

Further information can be found on his web site HERE.Ashampoo_Snap_2014.01.26_00h36m12s_012_

The DesmodromicAshampoo_Snap_2014.01.25_21h52m07s_011_
Wristwatch with shock resistant single beat Chronometer escapement with pivoted detent.  Locking regulated through the escapement wheel, without spring returning the detent.

I quote from his website –

“His skill of making watches depends mostly on the touch of his hands, and not the machinery.  The detail of the mechanism is visible through the exhibition back, and sometimes on the dial side of the watch. Some of his designs and innovations, like Tourbillon Nr.7, or modified versions of pivoted detent escapements  in wristwatches (as above) which are resistant against shock, cover one of the most difficult aspects of watchmaking.  Some of his complicated timepieces may have more appeal to the scientist than the watch collector”.

Well I’m no scientist, just a humble watch collector myself but I simply love his work – period!

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