It is with great pride and honor that I present to you my first watch creation: « Minute Inerte ».
I’ve created a watch that is classic, innovative and timeless with a complication that allows you to read the time precisely « to the minute ».
I broke the codes by making the second hand turn in 58 seconds before pausing at 60 for 2 seconds at each lap, while keeping the chronometry of the movement.
The minute hand is inert and jumps instantly by one minute when the second hand starts. The opening of the dial at 6 o'clock allows to see the mechanism of the complication.
I decided to put a stop-balance in order to be able to set the watch with precision.
The case is in platinum with a diameter of 38 mm and a thickness of 8.5 mm.
The finishing are made in the respect of the codes of artisanal decorations. I have a great respect for traditions and it is important for me that they are the most elaborate in order to offer a high quality piece.
For my creative process, I immersed myself in the world of a 19th century watchmaker by setting myself the task of creating a wristwatch.
The « Minute Inerte » is inspired by my love for art, architecture and traditional watchmaking. I was inspired by pocket watches for the design and by architecture for the movement with its straight and classical shapes.
I have been a watchmaker for almost 12 years, but above all an artist. I draw a lot since I was a kid and I have always been attracted to art, architecture and design. I have a different vision of watchmaking that I wanted to convey in the watch in a poetic way.
This piece, I imagined it for years. Each element of my environment inspired me a detail that I designed in its entirety.
This piece pays tribute to classic watchmaking while breaking the codes of what is done today.
This piece is my way of speaking to the world and enduring in time.
With love, Xhevdet REXHEPI
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