Excellent - this is a monumental post!

Feb 21, 2018,11:25 AM

As a tiny background contribution, here is an example of Benzinger/Chronoswiss circa 2008 Leap Year meeting of Purists

sorry for the blurry photo


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Commissioning a Unique Piece to Celebrate Traditional Craftsmanship: Jochen Benzinger with Svend Andersen

 By: BjoernM21 : February 20th, 2018-13:05
In the watch industry masters of different trades work together. Jochen Benzinger is a specialist for decorative work on dials and movement parts, but he offers also watches bearing his name. I wanted one of his watches, though, he could not offer the add...  

Very thorough post my friend 👌🏻

 By: Watchonthewrist : February 20th, 2018-13:52
Love his work 😘 here is one of my CvdK ...  

What a great, and informative post!

 By: JToddH : February 21st, 2018-05:08
It is so nice to see the old-world artisanship still active. Such a good article and worthy of a re-read or two to really soak in and appreciate the skill and dedication these brands bring to the art.

Great post, great brands.

 By: TomSinger : February 20th, 2018-23:45
I was always a fan of Benzinger watches, I'm even more now! Thanks for sharing Björn.

Excellent - this is a monumental post!

 By: cazalea : February 21st, 2018-11:25
As a tiny background contribution, here is an example of Benzinger/Chronoswiss circa 2008 Leap Year meeting of Purists sorry for the blurry photo Cazalea ...  

Everyone Read This !

 By: DonCorson : February 21st, 2018-12:35
Another of Bjorrn's research projects in independent watchmaking! Don

Fabulous post - I need to re-read and digest this.

 By: Bounce781 : February 21st, 2018-17:15
I’ve always admired Nr Benzinger and Mr Andersen’s work. One of my “early mistakes” was to sell a unique Benzinger piece “Reelsmith” I was lucky to acquire second-hand. Have always missed having it (Photo by the original owner) ...  

Wow Bjorn!

 By: Tim Jackson : February 21st, 2018-23:18
What a splendid read this article is, thank you so much for taking the time to do this, sharing so much of the custom process, decisions and challenges made in order to execute on an idea with two Master craftsmen! Not an easy exercise, and you are to be ... 

I have a late response to this, simply because...

 By: skyeriding : February 26th, 2018-08:17
...I can't find the words to do justice to compliment such an incredibly written article!! There is a certain beauty in seeing your request as a client to the watchmaker - as you described, you're assuming the role as a "foreman", to direct at a high leve... 

Wow... what a story and picture overload...

 By: andrewluff : February 26th, 2018-09:27
Need to sit down and digest all the information... thank you for taking the time! I never knew the partnership with Habring! Your piece is superb, love the guilloche bezel as the final touch... BIG Congratulations!!! Here's my piece G & B... Cheers Andrew...  

Thank you

 By: ztirual : February 26th, 2018-11:24
for your wonderfully researched, documented and written article. I particularly enjoyed all the information describing the guillochage technique. You have in your Voutilainen and your Benzinger two delightful watches, that reflect your taste and deep pass... 

Dear Björn, I had the immense pleasure of reading your treatise on watch-creating once more with a free mind...

 By: Ornatus-Mundi : March 5th, 2018-13:39
For me, selecting an existing watch, paying for it and walking out of a watch boutique is one thing, where your own money is the sole matter that is at stake. However, I find becoming actively involved in the actual creation, just like you to elaborately ... 

The differences in the guilloche work are very subtle, with the surface treatments having a strong influence how the decoration appears

 By: BjoernM21 : March 7th, 2018-01:47
Sorry for the rubbish pictures but this is all I managed with a loupe and the iphone in "freehand mode". The different light play in the dials can also not be shown with these photos, but this has for me the biggest influence on how the dials appear in na...  

Here is my unique benzinger

 By: vivek : July 17th, 2019-11:43
Eternal calendar ...  

Can’t believe I didn’t notice your article a year ago

 By: Homme de La Firme : July 18th, 2019-00:28
The article has amazing detail and depth I wish I would see more nowadays as almost all watch journalism is focusing on fast content on new launches to fuel the visitor amounts and views for ad ratings. Just amazing work - thank you!