Carl Suchy & Söhne - WALTZ N°1 SKELETON (Édition Limitée)
Carl Suchy & Söhne - WALTZ N°1 SKELETON (Édition Limitée)

WALTZ N°1 SKELETON (Édition Limitée)

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VIENNESE ELEGANCE AND SWISS PRECISION

  • SPECIAL EDITION OF 5 WATCHES

Founded in 1822 by Austrian watchmaker Carl Suchy, the renowned watch brand counted the likes of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Sisi and Sigmund Freud amongst his distinguished customers. After one century as the sole watchmaker for the Habsburg royalty, Carl Suchy & Söhne disappeared with the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 2017, the brand has revived in Basel.


The Viennese legacy brand returns in 2018 with the Waltz N°1 Skeleton. It is equipped with a skeletonized extra-flat automatic movement by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, modified by Swiss watchmaker Marc Jenni, a former member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). The subtle lines and classic dial of the Waltz N°1, as well as its straight guillochage, were inspired by the avant-garde and minimalist style of to most important Austrian architect of Viennese modernism, Adolf Loos. Honoring the brand’s DNA, the skeletonized dial of the Waltz N°1 Skeleton is animated by the rotating « waltzing » second disc at 6 o’clock featuring a striped guilloche-pattern that aligns with that of the dial once a minute.
 

 

  • VIENNESE ELEGANCE – CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE’S DNA

The Waltz N°1 Skeleton’s pure lines and classic dial were inspired by the minimalistic aesthetics of Austrian architect Adolf Loos, a precursor of Viennese Modernism. The Waltz N°1 Skeleton plays with the juxtaposition of revealing and hiding. The uniquely open-worked 41,5mm dial reveals just enough to anticipate the sophistication of its skeletonized ultra-thin automatic movement, while its aesthetics retain the brand’s fundamental visual identity. 

 

  • SKELETON AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT: VMF 5401/180 (SWISS MADE)

The bridges and angles of the ultra-thin skeleton automatic movement VMF 5401/180 by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier were finished by the hands of master craftsmen. Visible through the sapphire-glass case-back, the movement is powered by an expertly nished decentralized micro-rotor. 

 

Technical specifications

// LIMITED EDITION OF 5 WATCHES : 3 WHITES AND 2 BLACK //

 

 


MOVEMENT 

- Skeletonized ultra-thing automatic movement caliber VMF 5401/180 in black PVD  

- Rhodium-plated and hand-finished plate and bridges.  

- Gold-plated off-centered micro-rotor  

- 60 components,

- 29 rubies  

 

FUNCTIONS

- Hours & Minutes

- Rotating second-disc at 6 o‘clock, open-worked striped guilloche-pattern  

 

DIAL 

- Black or silver dial with open-worked guilloche-pattern (vertically striped on the left side, horizontally striped on the right side)  

- Rhodium index  

- Galvanized finishing
 

CASE 

- Stainless steel  

- Diameter 41,5mm,

- Thickness 9,3mm  

- Water-resistance 30m  

- Non-Reflecting sapphire glass  

 

BRACELET AND CLASP 

- Black Alligator leather strap

- Adjustable steel folding clasp engraved with the „Carl Suchy & Söhne“ emblem. 

 

 

 

Who's who

  • ROBERT PUNKENHOFER 

Robert Punkenhofer, CEO and owner of Carl Suchy & Söhne since 2017, is an internationally renowned art and design expert. He is responsible for more than 100 exhibitions and special projects on three continents, amongst others the visionary Mur Island with artist Vito Acconci for Graz (in his home country Austria), the Vienna Art Week, and Austria´s participation at the World Fairs in Aichi, Japan, Zaragossa, Spain, and Shanghai, China. 

 

  • MILOŠ RISTIN 

Serbian-born and Swiss-based Miloš Ristin studied at the renowned design school ECAL in Lausanne. His calm objects combine cutting-edge technology with an appreciation for traditional craftsmanship. 

 

  • REINHARD STEGER 

Rein Steger, Austrian designer and co-founder of the design studio Proxi, also worked for the Goethe Institut and the Spanish Pavillon of the Venice Biennale. 

 

  • MARC JENNI 

Marc Jenni, independent watchmaker and former member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI), was the apprentice of independent watchmaker Paul Gerber (Prix Gaïa in 2007) and worked for 10 years at Tiffany & Co. in New-York and Switzerland. In 2010 he co-founded the watchmaking consulting company Nobletime. 

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