Fantastic post about the mythical figure behind the flying central tourbillon

May 02, 2017,08:33 AM
 

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A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

 
 By: alex : May 2nd, 2017-02:24
My first encounter with Beat Haldimann was at the AHCI booth at Basel sometime in 2001 or 2002. I was subjugated by his H1 Flying Central Tourbillon with its mesmerizing dance on the centre of the dial. A very discreet watchmaker, Haldimann set up his wor...  

One word - superb!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 2nd, 2017-02:54
Thank you so much for this treat. An amazing article all around. Cordially D

I was fortunate to meet Beat

 
 By: sham1 : May 2nd, 2017-04:33
at Basel in March but he did not speak much English unfortunately. Your brilliant and informative article has given me lots of information of this exclusive brand. I am always impressed when I read about watchmakers of this genre which many may not know t... 

Hi watches are 39mm but I believe he has a 41mm case available as well

 
 By: alex : May 2nd, 2017-04:48
thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the article

Many thanks Alex!

 
 By: sham1 : May 2nd, 2017-05:35
39mm is fine Even on the centre tourbillon?!

here it is on the wrist

 
 By: alex : May 2nd, 2017-06:07
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Amazing well focused photo!

 
 By: sham1 : May 2nd, 2017-08:09
The watch actually looks great but I have a strange feeling that it is larger than 39mm. Do the lugs wrap around your wrist or do the stick out (Breguet style)?

Thank you for this wonderful sharing

 
 By: patrickmaniac : May 2nd, 2017-04:54
Really enjoyed it. Awesome! Cheers PAt

Thank you

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 2nd, 2017-05:11
Thank you for taking us to experience Beat Haldimann

Can I just say, sir (or madam) -

 
 By: Esharp : May 2nd, 2017-20:31
Yours must be the most awesome username on this site! Best E.

Wonderful Report on one of my Favorite Watch Makers....

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : May 2nd, 2017-07:32
Thank You So Much for sharing it all with us. S

Wow!

 
 By: KamalRostov : May 2nd, 2017-07:38
Those are indeed stunning pieces!!!

Wonderful article and beautifully illustrated with the stunning photos.

 
 By: kev09 : May 2nd, 2017-08:29
I do love to see behind the scenes and learn a little of how these superb watches come together. I did have to smile however at one of the pictures in the workshops with all the tools hanging neatly on walls. They look more suited to the dismantling of a ... 

Great article , gives me a new look on the brand .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 2nd, 2017-08:32
That Tourbillon in the center is one stunning piece of art . Thanks again for all that info .

thank you! [nt]

 
 By: alex : May 3rd, 2017-05:06

Fabulous

 
 By: Esharp : May 2nd, 2017-20:32
Thanks Alex - really wonderful to get this glimpse into how I wish more watchmaking was done! There is a sense of honesty in what Haldimann is doing which I really appreciate. Best E.

Thank you so much

 
 By: brandon1 : May 2nd, 2017-20:41
For this in-depth tour. The most interesting part to me is his collection of binders of patents. Wow! Thank you again, Brandon

Thank you Alex for the wonderful account of your visit to the workshop of Beat Haldimann

 
 By: ztirual : May 2nd, 2017-22:02
I have yet to see any of his pieces. The discretion of Haldimann's work is for me also a big part of the attraction pull. His timepieces seem like treasure to discover and behold. I love all the approach and philosophy of his work. Now I need to see some ... 

And one more thanks for the report!

 
 By: HGL : May 3rd, 2017-12:55
Always have liked the center tourbillon very much! Nice to get some more background. And I had no idea there were watches made under the name of Haldimann since such a long time already! Best, HGL

Amazing report of an amazing watchmaker

 
 By: alphabeta81 : May 3rd, 2017-19:42
Thank you for the report. Felt like I was there! Bravo

That's what I call an exhaustive visit report Alex !

 
 By: Mike H : May 4th, 2017-06:15
Many thanks for this very educational work, highly appreciated Best, Mike

Thank you for yet another marvellous report from your workshop visit

 
 By: kykw : May 4th, 2017-19:27
If I wasn't sufficiently jealous of your visit to De Bethune before, I'm certainly now. It seems that the artisanal values of the Haldimann pieces are very high, and your report does confirm as such. A lifetime service is also a great idea. Not because it... 

Thanks for the kind words Ken. I think Haldimann's custom works can go

 
 By: alex : May 5th, 2017-00:31
from just changing the color of the indexes, to different dial colors, metals, case size and even fully bespoke.

Hopefully some options to think about down the road...

 
 By: kykw : May 7th, 2017-00:33
Thanks very much for your info, Alex. A customized Haldimann would be pretty special. Ken