Worldwide Shipping

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Archides 2012

We do deliver all our products worldwide. A special offer for out “top” articles is, that we will not just ship, we also take care of insurance and a personal setup in your home or office. The only charge that we can not include into this service is customs charges in your home country. All prices shown on the website do include 20% Austrian VAT, For exports outside the European Union we will not charge the VAT.

Genius Temporis

Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Konstantin Chaykin

Genius Temporis

The Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin will unveil the Genius Temporis Watch, the peak of single-hand watch evolution.

A single hour hand engages in a command performance framed by a luxurious face decorated in the style of 17th century pocket watches: first it indicates hours and then minutes, all at the whim of the owner. The change is effected by pressing a button located at 2:00 on the side of the case. The hour hand leaps gracefully and shows the precise minute.

The Genius Temporis Watch runs on the proprietary K01-5 caliber, which was developed especially for this model. The K01-5 caliber is highly complicated in construction, production, assembly and adjustment. It consists of over one hundred details, each of which is finished by hand in the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture.

Sauterelle à Lune perpétuelle 2M

Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Andreas Strehler

Andreas Strehler - Sauterelle à Lune perpeétuelle

Designed and manufactured by Andreas Strehler in his workshop in Sirnach, the Lune perpétuelle has a perpetual display of the phase of the moon.

With only four components, Andreas Stehler achieves almost eternity. Only almost, because the Lune perpétuelle’s phase of the moon mechanism does require occasional adjustment. To be quite precise, it requires an adjustment by one day every 14’189.5383 years.

The Sauterelle à Lune perpétuelle by Andreas Strehler is the most precise phase of the moon ever built. And by some margin. Approximately 11’000 to 14’000 years.


Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Konstantin Chaykin

Chaykin - Diana

Chaykin – Diana

The Diana Watch is named after the ancient Mediterranean goddess Diana, known also as Artemis. The beloved daughter of Jupiter embodied the Moon for the ancient Romans. Every evening she enters her chariot and milk white stallions drive her across the sky.

The case, in 18kt white gold, measures 40mm x 12mm. The bezel and lugs are covered in diamonds. It has double sapphire crystals. The crown features a black pearl.

NT8 – Naeschke sets coloured accents

Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Matthias Naeschke, Table Clock

Naeschke NT8

The clock manufactory Matthias Naeschke sets coloured accents

For more than three decades the brand name of Matthias Naeschke stands for exclusivity and the highest quality craftsmanship of clocks, manufactured in small quantities or as unique stand-alone pieces.
At this year’s Baselworld the German clock manufacturer is setting radiant rose gold accents with a newly created table clock in the shape of the classic 8-day. The NT 8 catches the eye of the viewer in addition to its exceptional colour – incidentally the first table clock from the German clockmakers in rose gold – but also due to numerous technical refinements and our artisan expertise. Here, especially note the small distance of the wheels between the main plates of just 21mm. Thus, the NT 8 is one of the slimmest skeleton clocks ever made. This became possible by an ingenious three-piece barrel structure in which a very small mainspring is inserted directly into a section of the large main wheel. Looking at the movement from the side, it would be easy to believe there is no barrel needed in this movement.

A fairy tale (No. 29)

Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Miki Eleta

Miki Eleta - Fairy Tale

The clock „A fairy tale“ has been ordered by a customer for his 18 years old daughter. Her favourite animal is the frog. The cylindric and skeletonised minute and hour dial plates rotate around their axes while the indicator remains static. The moonphase indication has to be corrected every 128 years.

On its right side the clock features a musical movement with dancing figures. For many years a different melody is played without repeating itself. The days of the week are symbolised by 7 different frogs. Every day one of them appears until they are all united on Sunday. According to the day they symbolise, each of them represents another activity.

The clock features an Eleta chronometer escapement and consists of 555 pieces made from steel and gold-plated brass. The dancers and frogs are made by the glassblower Guido Stadelmann from Zurich.


Written by Gerhard M. on . Posted in Miki Eleta


Miki Eleta’s Timeburner watch honors early internal combustion engines

Limited to 99 pieces per model, Miki Eleta unveils his first ever kinetic timepiece, the ‘Timeburner’, at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show in Switzerland.

It pays tribute to the earliest internal combustion engines and all the noise, grease and chrome that came with them. The aluminum piston which replaces the hands in the role of telling the time; is driven by a mechanical movement, initiated when the wearer winds the spark plug.

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