A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

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A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

Postby koimaster » May 7th 2017, 11:32am

A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

May 02, 2017,02:24 AM

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 workshops in 1991 in Thun (German part of Switzerland not far from the Capital city Bern) creating both wristwatches and one off pendulums.

His workshops are located in a superb turn of the century villa of which the ground and first floor are reserved for his workshops and the higher floors are his living quarters.

We arrive at Villa Nussbühl, which is surrounded by an aura serenity and calm. At the entrance hands a large and imposing Haldimann clock!

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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Re: A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

Postby foghorn » May 7th 2017, 11:56am

I once came across a fake Haldimann and took it to a local watchmaker to confirm that it was , in fact , a rip-off. To my surprise he was very complimentary.
He took one look and said. "Wow,this watch can't be Beat!"
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Re: A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

Postby codguy » May 7th 2017, 12:30pm

Rather have a Ehrlichman.
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Re: A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

Postby tiktok » May 7th 2017, 1:11pm

codguy wrote:Rather have a Ehrlichman.


EHRLICHMAN: Yeah, but they're all illegal.
NIXON: All of them illegal? Hah, hah.
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Re: A true discovery: My visit to Beat Haldimann

Postby eddiea » May 7th 2017, 1:53pm

Amazing talent!!!....
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