JC BIVER Watches previews an unprecedented new watch configuration, in which the dial, crown and hands work together in a new division of roles.
Cathartic in style, it is a unique interpretation of the minute repeater clock and tourbillon, without visible time display.
Made of titanium, the piece combines unusual craftsmanship with unique techniques of invisible gem setting, gem setting and guilloche.
Due to the complete absence of hands on the dial and the freedom from all technical limitations, the dial can fully express itself through the seemingly random pattern of 89 sapphires, in three dimensions, giving the stones volume, the natural effect of movement of the waves.
“We conceived the soul of the watch”, says Jean-Claude Biver, who, after 50 years in watchmaking, and his son Pierre (two Both are passionate collectors) have created a super unique brand.
Freed from all financial pressures, they assembled the best specialists in each field (movement, dial, hands, bracelet, case) to create a museum-quality work of great prestige.
The first chapter of this story is just beginning to unfold, devoted to the watchmaking complication they had in mind: the minute repeater. More precisely, a minute repeater with tourbillon and micro-rotor, the prototype of which sold for a record CHF 1.27 million ($1.42 million) in Geneva on May 15, 2023.
The idea of the Catharsis watch came from an artist friend who once said to Jean-Claude Biver: “Make me a minute repeater watch with no hands and no hour markers. I want time to belong to me”. It captures the intricate relationship between a watch and its owner that speaks for itself. — trade arab news agency