That's a Jorg Hysek Grand Complication (I added details to my original post)

Sep 09, 2022,19:19 PM
 

He's a artist and designer of desk accessories and office equipment -- things like note holders, pen rests, blotters, in trays, etc.


"Born in 1953 in Berlin, from whence he emigrated to Switzerland in 1960, he graduated from the Central School of Art in London. While his studies focused on sculpting and painting, he has always been passionately interested in anything out of the ordinary. Nudged by his father to pursue a more stable career path, after his studies, Jörg became a world-renowned watch designer, until he found his way back to his life-long passion for Art.

In the late 1990s, after four years at Rolex, Jörg set up his own studio. His work swiftly earned him acknowledgement in the watch industry thanks to the timepieces he dreamed up for the most prestigious brands such as Breguet, Tag Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Ebel, Seiko and many others. All his creations reveal a distinctively different appearance and are imbued with a contemporary spirit.

Between 2005 and 2006, the artist organised a travelling exhibition of 30 of his canvases picking up the designs of his most striking watch creations. It toured the world with stopovers in New York, Barcelona, Kiev, Dubaï, Doha and Geneva, where the entire set of works was sold at auction. The genius of Jörg lies in a constantly evolving mind-set, and this much-sought-after but resolutely outward-looking artist derives inspiration from his numerous voyages at sea.

Since 2015, Jörg has been devoting himself to his early passion for sculpture. His works are the result of the expression of a philosophy unique to the artist, grounded in the perception of the instant and on the concept of emotional time. The artist’s passionate spirit, together with his philosophical quest, become manifest through his sculptures."

I have two (or three) of his watches. This is where I got the idea to hinge 2 GSTs together to make a grand complication. 







The downside is when the rubber strap rots out, the watch is useless.



 New strap $300 might equal the value nowadays.



It's hard to fake this at home! I hope the Grand Complication has a real strap.

Cazalea

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Grand Complications, Part 3

 
 By: cazalea : September 9th, 2022-19:36
In the previous 2 posts we considered what makes a Grand Complication, and the mental gymnastics required to conceive and design such a thing. Now we also have to think about actually making it. We know that watches CONSUME TIME as well as DISPLAY TIME. C...  

It's like TETRIS!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 9th, 2022-17:08
Apparently, adults are the ultimate TETRIS players! Not kids! First photo reminded me of my college days, moving between dorms and apartments in my car. And the last trip when I moved home, where I loaded everything into the car in a super precise manner.... 

Great post as always

 
 By: andrea~ : September 9th, 2022-17:28
What's the crazy watch at the end?

That's a Jorg Hysek Grand Complication (I added details to my original post)

 
 By: cazalea : September 9th, 2022-19:19
He's a artist and designer of desk accessories and office equipment -- things like note holders, pen rests, blotters, in trays, etc. "Born in 1953 in Berlin, from whence he emigrated to Switzerland in 1960, he graduated from the Central School of Art in L...  

Unfortunately proprietary straps come with some risks

 
 By: andrea~ : September 10th, 2022-07:43
Especially if the brand isn't a large one

I agree, with a touch of Christophe Claret

 
 By: doubleup : September 9th, 2022-22:13
Great write up as always! Keep them coming anytime! Fascinating

Wow, I forgot him

 
 By: cazalea : September 10th, 2022-04:10
Can’t find the red watch I remember ...  

My thoughts too.

 
 By: Watchonthewrists : September 9th, 2022-22:19

Great post my friend.

 
 By: Watchonthewrists : September 9th, 2022-22:19
Food for thought

Even if you have the cash...

 
 By: mdg : September 10th, 2022-01:25
...I think Muller requires you have a graduate degree from MIT in order to purchase the watch : )

Great post, thanks!

 
 By: smironov : May 11th, 2024-18:02