Manufakturmesse Baden-Baden - part 2

Oct 22, 2011,07:11 AM

Manufakturmesse Baden-Baden, part 2

There are many women watchmakers, but Christine Genesis is one of the very few women watchmakers with their own brand and making their own watches in limited editions.  I find her watches quite attractive, very German in style with their clean lines and small dabs of color.

The steps in making a Genesis chrono dial

Silversmith Achim Heinkel works using the technique know as Mokume Gane.  Similar to dascus steel, but instead of using different kinds of steel, this technique interleaves silver and copper fusing them together and forming to produce truely beautiful objects.

Now we move on to Christof Jamin's wonderful damascus steel knives.  Mr. Jamin is both a smith and an industrial designer and his work proves it with its hand crafted perfection coupled with beautiful flowing forms.

For the lovers of exclusive writing implements Papier Klein from Homburg showed a selection of the top products of Montblanc, Graf von Faber Castell and Caran d'Ache.

RHL offers fans of that special 1970s look watches with modern movements in NOS 1970s cases.  Tempting...

Vickermann und Stoya is a shoemaker from Baden-Baden making custom shoes from the best leathers the traditional way.

Some of the leathers used include elephant as seen here, others such as ostrich, horse and, of course, calf.

Dominik Sternberg presented his watches to the greater public for the first time here at the Manufakturmesse.

The watches from the Feinmechanische Werkstatt Bleitz are simply overflowing with ideas.  Mr. Bleischwitz has a background in fine mechanics from the optical industry which he is now applying to watches.  One of his inventions is the use of a moving band of paper or fabric to show the time.  This has opened doors to all kinds of displays.

The "Adler" watch celebrating Germanys first train.

The time can be decifered from the markings on the train cars.

The hour glass watch.  Again using the ribbon, time flows from throught the display.  Note the crown.

Another one of Mr. Bleischwitz's inventions, an electrically opening knife.  The original idea coming from a friend with a disability which made it impossible for him to open a normal knife.  Just press a button to open or close.

The house Emil Kraus, founded in 1866 in Pforzheim Germany, is specialised in mens jewelry.

Borgward was a German car manufacturer which sold their last vehicle in 1961.  Borgward was a part of the success story of post-war Germany.  The new watch brand Borgward hopes to latch on to some of the good memories in launching their automobile related collection.

This has been a fast over view of many different products from small shops mostly in Germany.
As we can see there is much more to the watch scene than just the big brands.
I hope you have enjoyed this visit to Baden-Baden as much as I did.


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A new watch fair, the Manufakturmesse in Baden-Baden

 By: DonCorson : October 22nd, 2011-07:09
Manufakturmesse Baden-Baden As the dominance of the big brands has become overwhelming the smaller watchmakers have been finding new outlets in smaller watch fairs. One of these new fairs in Germany is the Manufakturmesse (Manufacturer Fair) in Baden-Bade...  

Manufakturmesse Baden-Baden - part 2

 By: DonCorson : October 22nd, 2011-07:11
Manufakturmesse Baden-Baden , part 2 There are many women watchmakers, but Christine Genesis is one of the very few women watchmakers with their own brand and making their own watches in limited editions. I find her watches quite attractive, very German i...  

Don Corson -- manufaktur

 By: MTF : October 22nd, 2011-07:28
Our friend Don Corson is too modest to mention that he was also in Baden-Baden to show his 'werke'. Enjoy! MTF Don Corson What's under the glass dome? Aha! Another glass dome under the big glass dome . Closer.....closer........ Don Corson's Dresdener Nr. ...  

Cool UFO. [nt]

 By: VMM : October 23rd, 2011-05:54
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I love the display

 By: AndrewD : October 23rd, 2011-16:07
Hi Don, I hope the show was successful and there continues to be a lot of interest in the watches, particularly, the 'UFO', which I love. Even MB&F's recent LM1 had the reminiscent 'floating' balance wheel, but you managed to do it first and with a tourbi... 

Thank you Don...

 By: pplater : October 22nd, 2011-20:19
That was a real eye-opener (and would have been a real wallet-opener too!). Cheers, pplater.

Thank you Don!

 By: SamEE : October 23rd, 2011-06:34
It's nice to see all the very small watch brands, I would have never seen any of these watches if if were not for your brilliant post. I enjoy all things handmade. Thanks for the virtual trip! Best SamEE

MORE shows like these

 By: lien : October 30th, 2011-21:02
there r some surprisingly cool pieces that i would like to check it out in metal hope to see more reports on these lesser known stars in the industry, shold invite them to post ADs in the collectors market! cheers, Ed~ This message has been edited by lien...  

Great overview of the show

 By: Intred : November 7th, 2011-23:21
Thanks for the great review of the show with beautifull pictures aswell!

Thanks Don

 By: aldossari_faisal : November 11th, 2011-01:29
some interesting watches in there.. a healthy ind of Exhibitions especially for such mid size brands and independents . Faisal

Definitely my kind of fair.

 By: grigo : October 22nd, 2011-09:14
God all the temptations, I would not know where to stop. I like the idea that the fair was not only devoted to watches. I happen to like knives very much also. Best regards, George

They are all so atractive!

 By: KIH : October 22nd, 2011-19:38
I hope to see them in person.... Only in Europe? Hope they do it around here. Surely this market would love some of these. I will keep your post in my fav and use as reference. Thanks, Don! Ken

thx for sharign these!

 By: playtime : October 23rd, 2011-05:05
quite a number of intriguing models will have to look into them further. J

Very interesting show ...

 By: AndrewD : October 23rd, 2011-16:11
Thanks for the ‘walk around’, Don. In a time when mass production is easier than ever, hand made products hold an even greater allure and become true treasures. Rainer Nienaber’s decimal watch is a very interesting novelty, but hard to g... 

Thanks DC! Great showpieces. [nt]

 By: Davo : October 23rd, 2011-19:51
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Great Report

 By: Tony A.H : October 25th, 2011-15:50
lot's of eye candy.! i like those Timekeeper Watches a lot. the 1st one looks really Nice (with Roman numerals). and i have one of those Pilot Base Watches in the same Grey Color too :0)) thanks for sharing.

very nice and refreshing!

 By: MattS : November 10th, 2011-23:54
thanks for the report! Matt