Ultimate Boy Toys - Cars, Watches & Hi Fi


Ultimate Boy Toys features interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from the sportcar and watch industry. All episodes are minimum 25min duration unless stated otherwise.

 

 

SERIES 4 [20 episodes]

SERIES 4 : Ep 1 DMC , Glashutte "Original"

Gregor Schoner DMC

DMC is a German designer and manufacturer that redefines luxury tuning for owners of Lamborghini and Ferraris. It offers individualisation for both interior and exterior designs. The base of DMC's expertise involves aerodynamic carbon fibre body kits that stand out with their design yet keep original values. Unique and stylish interior equipment, made from carbon fibre and fine leather, render great looks by delivering choices of style, speed... and noblesse.

Yann Gamard, GLASHUTTE ORIGINAL

Glashütte Original is a German luxury watchmaking company founded in 1994 by the privatization of VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB).[1] GUB was an East German conglomerate formed in 1951 from the watch companies based in Glashütte. This included A. Lange & Söhne, founded in 1845, and now owned by Richemont. Glashütte Original is one of the few watchmakers that uses its own movements, and it has 10 proprietary movement innovations.

 

 

SERIES 4 Ep 2 Gryphon Hi Fi, Romain Gauthier watches

Flemming Rasmussen GRYPHON

Gryphon was started by Flemming E. Rasmussen, after he obtained a degree in graphics arts from the Aarhus Art Academy in Denmark and he had been involved in the local music community as well as employed as a designer for a sportswear company. Mr. Rasmussen first founded 2R Marketing, which was an importer of high end audio products into Denmark, and developed a moving coil preamplifier for record players. After this preamp (which became the "Gryphon Head Amp") was shown at the 1986 Consumer Electronics Show it developed sufficient interest in Japan to justify the formation of a sister company, which has become Gryphon Audio Designs. Gryphon Audio Designs became a formal company in 1985, and gradually the importing of audio components into Denmark by 2R Marketing was phased out until it ceased in 1993. Mr. Rasmussen owns a collection of master reel to reel tapes from the 1950s and 1960s. These tapes are played on a modified Studer A80 Reel to Reel tape deck to listen to products as they are being designed, in order to achieve a final product with the desired sound.

Romain Gauthier

Romain Gauthier is an independent Swiss manufacturer of watches based in Le Sentier and Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. He has been praised for his innovative horology engineering techniques and his design studio is also known for producing unique luxury items such as mechanical cufflinks. 'Montres Romain Gauthier' launched in 2006 with the Prestige HM, featuring Romain Gauthier's own in-house manufacture movement. The HM was followed in 2012 by the Prestige HMS and Logical One in 2013. Logical One is a reinvention of the chain-and-fusee constant force mechanism, with a snail cam replacing the cone-shaped fusee.

 

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SERIES 4 Ep3 MBL Hi Fi, 4N watches, Cecil Purnell watches

Francois Quentin

François Quentin is perhaps best-known as a co-founder of the avant-garde watch brand HAUTLENCE in 2004 (along with Renaud de Retz and Guillame Tetu), and as co-designer of the Tambour, the flagship model released by Louis Vuitton several years ago.

Christian Hermeling, Jurgen Reis, MBL.

MBL has ranked among the leading High End Audio specialists and has played a key role in the development of the Hi-Fi and High End Audio field.

Jonathan Parser, CECIL PURNELL

In 1918, the company's founder and namesake, Cecil Purnell,[1] began his fascination with intricate mechanical horological mechanisms with the tourbillon of Abraham Louis Bréguet. His interest was transmitted to his grandson, Jonathan Purnell. In 2006, Jonathan Purnell formed an association with watch industry professional Stéphane Valsamides and together they launched Cecil Purnell SA in the Swiss Jura Mountains. After years of development, in 2009, Cecil Purnell launched its first caliber that was developed fully in-house, the CP3000, and transferred the company’s operations to Geneva, Switzerland. In 2010, Cecil Purnell became a micro-manufacturer that produces all of its components internally.

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SERIES 4 : Ep4 Andreas Strehler watches, ellips6 simulators, Graham watches

Andreas Strehler

Andreas Strehler likes to describe himself as „a mere watchmaker“, although he has long since made a name for himself as a „createur“ of extraordinary timepieces. It all began in Frauenfeld in 1987 where he learned the profession of watchmaker. He then worked for Renaud et Papi where he was responsible for prototypes and developed and constructed complicated mechanisms. 1995 Andreas Strehler began working as a self-employed watchmaker restoring antique timepieces and started to develop his own watches. He also constructed movements for H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Maurice Lacroix and Maitres du Temps. 2008 Andreas Strehler presented the Papillon, followed by the Cocon in 2012, examples of his philosophy of watch movements as living organisms. Their form also exemplifies a revival, and a new interpretation, of the traditional art of watchmaking.

Pierre Tantot - Ellip6 Racing Simulation

ellip6 means quality. It is the choice or the professional drivers. The simulators, designed and built in France, are the result of extensive research and a pioneering expertise.

Eric Loth, Graham Watches UK

George Graham, born in 1673, master watchmaker who lived in Fleet Street in London. He created several inventions but never patented any of them. For example, he created the first stopwatch. He devised a mercury pendulum system for making clocks more accurate in very hot and very cold weather. He also invented the dead-beat escapement which made clocks more accurate in general and built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory. The escapement he invented is today simply known as the Graham Escapement and still used in high-precision pendulum clocks. It is actually a predecessor to the Swiss anchor movement almost universally used in wristwatches.

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SERIES 4 : Ep5 Armin Strom, Selim de Somavilla, Jacob&Co

Claude Greisler - Armin Strom

Drawing on 40 years of tradition inherited from its founder, the master of skeletonization Armin Strom, the brand inaugurated its manufacturing facilities in September 2009. The headquarters assembles under one roof all the master trades involved in the production of movements. The objective is clear: to maintain the greatest possible industrial autonomy and carry out the full product development cycle within the most efficient timescale. The seven ARMIN STROM calibres available today are manufactured in-house, including a tourbillon and an automatic, affirming this strategy’s success.

Selim de Somavilla [Barcelona]

Born and bred and residing in Barcelona, Selim de Somavilla became a fashion-designer between here and London. In 2005 he graduated in Barcelona and went on to form a part of the team of Martin Lamothe over two collections. London offered him a new air, maturity and a fresh perspective for his future work dedicated to male fashion, studying at LCF and working at The Rodnik Band. The man that is dressed in his clothes knows no limitations. He is a man of refined tastes, who likes dressing well, with a certain melancholic air but without losing his virility despite the important unisex influence. De Somavilla places essential importance to a “total outfit idea” in his collections, for which he also designs bags, shoes and jewellery. At the beginning of 2012 he shows his collection called MAELSTRØM at the Fall-Winter ’12 edition of Valencia Fashion Week and Move Seville. In the September he showed “KNOCKOUT” in Barcelona, a collection for Spring-Summer ’13, during the Bosson Festival. He recently worked in conjunction with the ESCORPION brand working on handbags for the most recent 080 Barcelona Fashion.

Jacob Arabo

Jacob The Jeweler Arabo is a Bukharian immigrant from Uzbekistan who began selling his gems in Manhattan's Diamond District in 1986. His first celeb client was R&B singer Faith Evans, who found his shop, fell in love with the jewels, put down a deposit on a ring and started to spread the word to her famous pals. His client list includes Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Christy Turlington, Beyoncé and David Beckham.Arabo’s Jacob & Co. timepieces were among the lots selling at the highest prices at Antiquorum Geneva Auction in April of 2010. His Crystal Tourbillon was the top selling lot at $477,120 USD, and the firm’s titanium Napoleon Quadra was the third highest selling lot at $354,432 USD. In October, 2008 at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction held in Hong Kong, a spectacular Jacob & Co. cushion-shaped diamond ring was the item that sold at the highest price; $5.78 million. At the same auction, a yellow gold and diamond necklace and earring set from Jacob & Co. was the fourth highest priced item (selling at $960,624).

 

SERIES 4 : Ep6 Evanta Cars [UK] & Vincent Calabrese [Swiss]


Anthony Ansted

Evanta Motor Company is a privately owned family business. We are made up of a small, dedicated team of highly trained and experienced fabricators and technicians. Each member of the team is focussed on assembling world class and award winning motorcars. Our industry contacts span the globe, and our work is extended to include various forms of fabrication, restoration, prototyping and even artwork.

Vincent Calabrese

The creations of Vincent Calabrese, a self-taught, iconoclastic watchmaker-philosopher represent provocative challenges to mechanical traditions in general and to horological traditions in particular. The number, the diversity and the originality of his creations have earned him international fame as one of the most fertile creative minds in the watch business. His watch making style enables him to make unique and personalised movements in any shape or form. His technical features such as the Flying Tourbillon with classic or regulator display are matched by his aesthetic accomplishments, and his extremely complex creations are surprising both for their pure beauty and for their deceptively simple appearance.

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SERIES 4 : Ep7 Lauge Jensen Motorbikes [Denmark], Antoine Martin watches [Swiss]

Uffe Lauge Jensen LAUGE JENSEN

Hand built motorcycles The worlds most exclusive motorcycle is hand built to perfection and designed uniquely on basis of your visions and ideas. If you can dream it - we can build it! Lauge Jensen is the only custom motorcycle company with a worldwide manufacturer ID, bringing exceptional riding experiences and personalized designs all across the globe.

Martin Braun ANTOINE MARTIN

The German watchmaker Martin Braun, who has already established a name for himself amongst watch connoisseurs as founder of the brand Martin Braun, in 2009 founded the company MHO AG (Manufacture Horlogère Obwalden) with the stated goal of the realisation of his own proprietary movement, equipped with his self-developed Swiss lever escapement. After nearly two years of intensive work, since 2011 the first 100% self-developed Antoine Martin manufactory movement is ready: a fascinating movement with manual winding, integrated perpetual calendar, a big date display and a 6-day power reserve.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep8 Mazzanti, Peter Jensen, Cabestan

Luca Mazzanti

After the ANTAS debut at TMM 2007, Luca Mazzanti is proud to present the world premiere of the new exclusive MAZZANTI EVANTRA : powered by a V8 engine 7.0 L with 701 Hp, hand made in Italy in a limited production of 5 bespoke cars per year, it embodies passion, creativity and artisanal culture of the company.

Peter Jensen- London

Peter Jensen Since the onset of the Noughties, Peter Jensen has carved out a reputation as a designer whose impeccably produced creations thread together mischievous humour and a celebratory approach to individuality, with an impressive attention to detail and lightness of touch. This approach is clearly apparent within his designs for both men and women - the results of which always deftly remain on the wearable side of unconventional. Based in London, though originally hailing from Logstor, Denmark, Jensen initially launched his eponymous menswear line immediately after graduating - with a Distinction - from Central Saint Martins, in 1999. This, along with his prior training in the various disciplines of graphic design, embroidery and tailoring, has consistently enabled his work to be as technically adept as it is inspired and original."

Eric Coudray CABESTAN

Among other things Coudray is the guy behind the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon. He thrives in producing highly complex, highly accurate tiny machines that few other people can make. Using the same principles as the Winch Tourbillon Vertical, the Trapezium offers a drum and fusee & chain system (with tourbillon) for telling the time and making the watch operate.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep9 Vencer, Delaneau

Robert Cobben VENCER

This in a low volume exclusively mid-engine sports car is made in the Netherlands. Driving around in the Sarthe you will experience the perfection of all the technique covered in an unique design . Enjoy the 510 hp, mounted into the Hybrid chassis which is completed by the carbon exterior. Distinguish yourself by driving the Vencer Sarthe.

David Gouten & Brigitte Morina [Geneva]

In 1949, DeLaneau was founded in Biel by the couple Rolf and Yolanda Tschudin. Our creations were as visionary as their two founders. We became renown for creating exceptional jewellery timepieces for private clients and elite collectors. Prestigious jewellers of Geneva and Place Vendôme, Paris, counted on our outstanding craftsmanship. Our distinctive, colourful and exclusive creations simply stood out in the world of jewellery watchmaking. During the 1970s, DeLaneau took the decision to reach for the sky and ignore the watchmaking conventions of its day. The use of rare metals and precious gems became a goal in itself. Searching for new modes of expression, DeLaneau created eclectic, colourful and mesmerizing creations. Engaging the world’s expert gem setters and goldsmiths earned DeLaneau the title “The jeweller of watches”. Outstanding craftsmanship was combined with priceless materials to form highly exclusive jewellery designs.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep10 De Bethune, Josep Abril & Beat Haldimann watches

Pierre Jacques

In autumn 2012 De Bethune opened its first store in the world in Geneva “because we have to be solidly based where we come from, in Switzerland. For us it was important to percolate the image of De Bethune from Geneva.” But following up by opening boutiques around the world is not something that Pierre Jacques has in mind. “A Manufacture’s role is not to open shops in ever more markets, but to produce watches that are as beautiful as possible! For this, we give free rein to the imagination of David Zanetta. He is our creative spirit, our in-house artist.”

Josep Abril [Barcelona]

Born in Barcelona in 1962. He studies Fine Art. He studies Design and Fashion at the “Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda” (EATM) in Barcelona. He lives and works in Barcelona. He creates his own firm in 1996. JOSEP ABRIL is a collection for men. It is currently commercially available via showrooms and multi-brand outlets. He unveils his catwalk shows in Madrid and Barcelona from 2003 to 2009. He has been Creative Director for the “ARMAND BASI ONE HOME” collection, presented in Paris since 2007. In 2006 his “BESPOKE” project for made-to-measure tailoring sees the light of day. In 2007 he forms ABRIL STUDIO, a studio for creating fashion CONCEPTS and PROJECTS. He launches the line “UNIFORMED BY” of design uniformity. He creates the costumes for shows, theater and opera. He gives classes and workshops at different Design Schools: I.E.D., ESDI, ELISAVA and FELICIDAD DUCE. He operates as an external consultant and Art Director. In 1991 he wins the first GAUDÍ Prize for new designers. In 2004 he receives the GQ Award for best designer for men in the country. In 2008 he receives the “Barcelona es Moda” (Barcelona is fashion) accolade for the best professional.

Beat Haldimann

Since 1642 Haldimann has been producing exclusively mechanical movements and watches in Switzerland to be delivered to their proud owners all over the world. A Haldimann philosophy and mentality has been cultivated over the centuries, in unison with the formation of Switzerland. Within this philosophy we distinguish twelve aspects that we have been cultivating in particular. These aspects are represented in our brand logo with its twelve phases of the moon.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep 11 - Visconti, Yiorgos Elefteriades & Badollet

Dante Del Vecchio VISCONTI

Visconti is an Italian manufacturer of fine fountain pens, ball pens, and rollerball pens. The company was founded in 1988 in Florence by Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, collectors of fountain pens for many years. Their products represented the rediscovery and relaunch of celluloid as material for fountain pens. In 2009, Visconti reached a deal with Coles of London (actually based in Florida), whereby Coles became the official distributor of Visconti products in the United States. Together, they have recently launched a range of new products, including the Rembrandt Collection, Divina Royale range, and the limited-edition Templar

YIORGOS ELEFTHERIADIS

One of Greece's leading designers with followings in Paris and London, each of Eleftheriadis' collections is characterised by an experimentation in texture, shape and form.

Phillipe Dubour BADOLLET

Jean Badollet, born in 1635, was eager to learn – and passionate about watchmaking, devoting himself to it at the age of twenty. In 2006, a descendant of the Badollet family and private investors sought to bring the Badollet brand back to life; in 2008, they launched watches marking its revival. Since then, the company has been run by CEO Philippe Dubois. Fine watchmaking movements with exemplary finishes are used to operate these new timepieces, with the constant desire to provide a clear, simple aesthetic appearance, served by a discrete movement that fully meets modern-day requirements. Similarly, in 2012 Badollet presented the Ivresse watch, which has the particularity of having been designed before its feasibility was studied, thus demonstrating the Firm's desire to offer timepieces that are functional and aesthetic rather than showy.

 

 

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep12 - ISIS, Albeniz, Sarpaneva

Anton Nunen Isis Cars

ISIS cars is a sports cars specialist with more than 25 years of UK and Dutch experience in the automotive field, varying from restorations of classic Lotus and Mercedes models to preparation of racing cars such as Ferrari F40LM, Lotus Elise GT1V8 and the like. The experience of ISIScars, however, goes much further: come and see it at Top Marques Monaco .

Albéniz Zúñiga [Barcelona]

Maite Albéniz Zúñiga born on September 4, 1990 in Vitoria-Gasteiz moved to Barcelona at 19 to train as a fashion designer at Felicidad Duce School, from which she graduated this year. During the course, she made ??different bespoke garments for private clients and, after completing her final Project at the end of her studies, in which she had already decided on men’s fashion, she opted to found her own brand, Albéniz. Albéniz, is the vision of the man of your dreams and it is he who, in this first staging, debuts. Her style is characterized by delicacy and pulchritude in the selection of fabrics and trimmings, causing both garments and accessories to flaunt both a glam and eccentric soul. COLLECTION - ANGEL Angel, is a men's collection for spring / summer 2014. My inspiration comes from singer Ray Charles, who, in his concerts, sported tailored suits made of bold and innovative fabrics. This is the main concept I develop in the collection. Start with a sober pattern and make it out of striking and exquisite fabrics. Regarding the line, I took Mick Jagger as a reference, creating a slim clean vertical silhouette. The color scheme is pastel greens, blues, pinks and yellows along with whites and golds, creating a lucid, attractive and fresh image. The gold thread embroidery inspired by matador costumes together with Swarovskis makes for a daring and sophisticated style. The sumptuous fabrics and trimmings create a unique style fusing different textures and completing the final impression than could be that of a Rock star.

Stepan Sarpaneva [Helsinki]

All Sarpaneva watches are designed by Stepan Sarpaneva himself. His ambition is to create unique design, fusing timeless elegance with unorthodox boldness. Sarpaneva Watches manufactures mechanical timepieces of outstanding quality, created in the spirit of the traditional watchmaker's art. Stepan Sarpaneva was born in 1970 to a Finnish family with a long heritage of craftmanship. Son of jewellery designer Pentti Sarpaneva, Stepan was brought up to be a talented designer and craftsman. Sarpaneva first graduated from the Finnish School of Watchmaking and then moved to Switzerland to further his studies at WOSTEP. In 1994, he began work for several prestigious watchmakers including Piaget, Parmigiani, Vianney Halter and Christophe Claret. During those ten years in Switzerland, Sarpaneva specialised in the crafting of complicated timepieces.

 

SERIES 4 : Ep13 - Konstantin Chaykin, Genty & Miki Eleta

Konstantin Chaykin [Moscow]

About 10 years ago a young inventor in St. Petersburg discovered a passion for watch movements. Konstantin Chaykin began repairing and restoring clocks and watches, and mastered the intricacies of creating watch movements. Naturally, Konstantin began to implement his own ideas. Soon he was driven passionately creating new and unique movements and watches. Today Konstantin Chaykin runs his own manufacture and has registered over 10 patents for his innovative movements and inventions in general mechanics: a unique achievement for many century old manufacturers, not to speak of a young watchmaker. Konstantin Chaykin is famous for the complex movements he has developed, especially for his astronomical clock ‘Resurrection’ with Easter calendar and Lunokhod watch. Konstantin won recognitions among aficionados of fine watches and clocks around the world. He is also the only Russian watchmaker who has become a member of the Academie Horlogere Des Createurs Independants

Louis Beau - Genty Sportscars

Being a French supercar isn’t an easy task when you’re attempting to follow in the massive wake of the once-in-a-lifetime Bugatti Veyron. The Genty Akylone is the latest creation aiming to have a crack at it. The mid/rear-engined supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 with in excess of 745kW of power and 1270Nm of torque

Miki Eleta

Miki Eleta was born in 1950 in Visegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He has lived in Switzerland since 1973. Starting in 1996, he has mainly worked on kinetic art and clock building (exhibitions, various commissions for interior rooms and exterior areas). Since 2004 he has mainly concentrated on private orders and exhibitions relating to clockmaking..

 

SERIES 4 : Ep14 - Korres, C .F.Bucherer

Dimitris Korres - Korres No.4

Maybe it's because the Korres' engine is the same 7.0-liter V8 out of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but I definitely get the sense designer Dimitris Korres – a Greek architect who thinks his country should have a supercar – here was channeling something like a C3 'Vette. It's not exactly modern-looking, but I guess it's classically aggressive

Sascha Moeri CARL BUCHERER

Carl F. Bucherer dates back to 1888, where an ambitious young man, a pioneer, opened up his first retail shop in Lucerne, selling watches and jewelry. He was so successful that he decided to start his own watch company, Bucherer Watches. They did well through the 20th century but were only sold in Bucherer stores. In 2001 the third generation owner of Bucherer decided to go international, changing the name of the brand from Bucherer to Carl F. Bucherer to honor his grandfather. It’s a brand with a huge tradition and history though it is quite new from an international market standpoint.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep15 - Cyrus, Alexis Reyna & Century

Laurent & Julien LeCamp

Cyrus is forging its own path by the founding cousins Laurent and Julien Lecamp. In 2010, they jointly launched this contemporary brand that is nonetheless rooted in Antiquity. In doing so, they opted to develop modern timepieces inspired by the traditional principles of Swiss watchmaking. They created models bearing a powerful aesthetic signature yet concealing a number of secrets visible only to the eye of their owner. Finally, the brand initially presented its most affordable and most high-end models, before inserting an intermediate collection between these two echelons.

Alexis Reyna [Barcelona]

Barcelona born, Alexis Reyna has been enormously influenced by the artistic professions of his parents. This, along with his discovery of the erotic film Emmanuelle was to bring about the flourishing of his love for art. This interest never waned during his time as a student at the French Lycée in Barcelona, nor during his stay in Paris where he composed several poems and musical pieces. In 1995, he began studying Economics at Barcelona University, it was during this time that a lover 20 years older than him allowed him to discover the world of fashion. Following a self-taught training period, he had the chance to work for Stylemode in Barcelona as well as for other brands as a designer. Very soon he created his first collections and worked alongside J. Lindeberg, Filippa K and later with M.I.A. After an untypically rich stint, he studied an MA at Central Saint Martins and worked in Asia for three years. Winner of the Fall/Winter 2012 Best Collection at Barcelona Fashion Week. Alexis Reyna has established himself in Barcelona from 2008 onwards. His latest collection, ‘The Country Code’, unveiled at the last Barcelona Fashion Week in January can be found at TOTEM, an international agency based in Paris

Philip Klingeberg, CENTURY WATCHES

Hans U. Klingenberg harboured a vision of creating a truly exceptional watch, thus laying the foundations for the present-day CENTURY sapphire collection. He dreamed of creating a timepiece that would unite eternal beauty and a technically perfect construction in total harmony. In 1959, he developed a brilliant invention based on the principle of creating a vacuum to ensure a totally water-, air- and dust-tight seal. This exclusive system lies at the heart of many designs and has been the object of numerous patents registered by CENTURY. He invented two unique construction systems, “Megalith” and “Monolith”, for producing scratch-proof sapphire cases, and combined these with the exclusive sealing system he had developed several years earlier. These two innovative constructions systems were patented worldwide and are used to this day in our workshops.

 

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep16 ST Dupont, Marc Stone

Alain Crevet - ST Dupont

Crevet defines luxury as “great quality and durability,” S.T. Dupont’s product lineup is roughly divided into three categories: lighters, pens and other items, including bags, cuff links and belts. When Crevet began working for S.T. Dupont five years ago, the firm had lost money seven years in a row. To revive sales, Crevet made the decision to stop making clothing and focus on what the company is known for: lighters and pens.

Marc Stone [Zurich]

Marc Stone has developed his clothing brand as a holistic concept influenced by contemporary art, journeys, music, theatre and film. Marc Stone combines classic, modern style with subtle futuristic touches. The effortless minimalist spirit of each collection comes from working quality and hi-tech fabrics. Colours are subtle, and dictated by the feel of the season. The story of MARC STONE started in Zürich in the multicultural district circle four. As a progressive fashion brand MARC STONE stands for minimalist design, which boasts clean lines and innovative looks. The brand sells its products in a variety of international showrooms (Paris, Milan, Berlin, Seoul, Singapore and New York) and at numerous international trade shows.

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep17 - H.Moser & Cie, Asger Jual Larsen, Ressence

Edouard Meylan, Moser & Cie

Edouard Meylan is an entrepreneur, in common with the company founder, Heinrich Moser. Today, H. Moser & Cie. is supported by Roger Nicholas Balsiger, Heinrich Moser’s great-grandson, as Honorary Chairman. The industrial and commercial development of the Schaffhausen region was close to the heart of Heinrich Moser, and H. Moser & Cie. plans to continue this support of the local community for generations to come.

Asger Juel Larsen

Asger Juel Larsen is a designer that marks and merits the adventurous and rule breaking reinvention of modern menswear. Hailing from Denmark but truely establishing his art in the UK, Asger graduated 'top of the class' at the London College of Fashion in 2009 with a BA Menswear Degree, Asger has since then conquered the masters at the same institution. His aesthetics have been consistently evolving during the academic time frame, illustrating ambition and flare in the imagination. And with placements alongside John Richmond and Burberry Prorsum included in the tapestry of his background, the platform and landscape for Asger's future collections is bright. His designs are an intoxicating medley of the past and future, taking inspiration from historical events and fusing it into a futuristic sci-fi sphere. The clash of textures play with ideas of masculine strength and vulnerability. Asger's aesthetics are both industrial and romantic, taking the gothic and androgynous to new levels of sophistication and depth."

Benoit Mintiens - Ressence [Antwerpen]

Ressence is a Swiss-made independent watch manufacturer founded in 2009. It is owned and managed by Benoît Mintiens, an industrial designer located in Antwerpen, Belgium, who is responsible for the conceptualisation and design of the watches and associated marketing. The brand name is a neologism based on the words Renaissance and Essence

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep18 - Michel Jordi, Henrik Vibskov, Arnold & Son

Michel Jordi

More than just an entrepreneur, Michel Jordi is a standout personality. This watchmaker’s son, born in 1948 in Grenchen studied marketing and management – first in Switzerland and thereafter in England, prior to spending some time in Japan at age 23. Upon his return to Switzerland in 1971, he created his first company and soon became known for his independent, iconoclastic spirit. One may indeed speak of a veritable “Jordi dynamic”, based on a constant determination to create and to pursue this path with the same ardour and authenticity. As the wise saying ascribed to Confucius expresses it: “The greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.

Henrik Vibskov

Words by Didder Rønlund I fell head over heels for all Henrik Vibskov's quirks and curious ideas - indeed, for the entire energy and atmosphere of the collection, inside Carlsberg's large bottling hall. And yet again, I fell for the man himself, and his stone face as he shuffled in, and took his bow. That is, what it is called, when the designers enter the podium, after the finale, and receive their applause. I saw men in many kinds of trousers and even more colours, girls who did not hold back, and everyone wearing the same odd shoes, which probably could achieve some health labelling. Some of Vibskov's distinctive hats, with a tall, round crown, actually cheered you up. Use them with anything, even with a nice fur coat, if you have one. A special addition to this - plus vests, jackets, backpacks, shirts, dresses and blouses in provocative congestion - was Henrik's sharp eye for commercial clothing, for stores and target groups, who neither want to own tailor-made suits or ties. You need a formidable talent to contain all that. And Henrik Vibskov has that talent.

Philippe Boven. ARNOLD & SON

The biography of inventive genius and British master watchmaker John Arnold and the history of the namesake watch company he founded in 1764 is well documented. After he presented a hand-made Minute Repeater watch as a gift to the then Monarch, King George III, he gained access to circles of wealthy people. After he won the ‘Longitude Act’ competition to find a reliable method for determining the longitude on the high seas, the company specialized in the manufacture of specialized marine chronometers in the 1770s. Arnold chronometers, also officially supplied to the British Navy, accompanied numerous famous British explorers including Captain James Cook, who discovered Australia among other places; Dr. Stanley Livingstone, who adventured through the African continent and George Vancouver, who founded the Western Canadian city bearing his name.

 

 

 

SERIES 4 : Ep19 - Dubey & Schaldenbrand, Umasan & Clerc

Jonatan Gil, Dubey & Schaldenbrand

Dubey & Schaldenbrand was founded in 1946 by Georges Dubey and René Schaldenbrand. Dubey’s love and devotion for his work, coupled with an unlimited talent and desire to reach new heights of perfection, made him a well-known master watchmaker and a prominent professor at the famous watchmaking school in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Technicum. Dubey partnered with his friend, René Schaldenbrand, who was equally experienced and well known in the watch industry. Together they were pioneers in the in-dustry, inventors of the “índex mobile” for the modern day Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph, and registered several international patents in the 1940’s, which helped shape the Swiss watch-making industry. The brand has been one of the jewels in the crown of the industry, and distinguished it-self in 2004 by becoming the first Swiss watch brand to receive the "Merit for Development of Watchmaking Tradition", a prize awarded by the prestigious International Institute of Promotion and Prestige. Sixty-five years later, the brand is getting a fresh lease on life with Jonatan Gil at the helm, the owner since 2009.

Umasan [Berlin]

Anja and Sandra Umann are identical twins who are identically fascinated with the world of art, literature, eastern philosophy, traditional yoga and a higher consciousness. While Anja Umann went on to study Fashion Design to become a designer in the high end avant-garde world of fashion, working successfully for Strenesse, Wunderkind and most impressively Yohji Yamamoto in Paris and Tokyo – Sandra Umann decided to follow her passion for visual Art and Media and became a well known photographer (published in Vogue, Gala, Bunte and many more) working as an artistic/creative director for many forward thinking global projects. The brand UMASAN is much more than fashion, it is their world, dedicated towards all things esthetic, sustainable, vegan and mindful. “Our demand and at the same time our motivation was to create something new which goes far beyond the production of clothing and establishment of a fashion brand. As innovation in the fashion industry also means to correct luxury mistakes, to re-define collective values and to increase individual values. This was reason enough for us to found UMASAN in 2010.“

Gerald Clerc, CLERC

Creator of “futuristic Haute Horlogerie”, as he likes to define it, Gérard Clerc is a cosmopolitan watchmaker with a keen interest in architecture. He was fascinated by the 1960s, a period brimming with optimism and confidence during which Humankind threw itself wholeheartedly into the pursuit of progress, exploration and discoveries. When this representative of the fourth generation took over the family business in 1997, he inherited more than just expertise, but a wealth of passion. This invaluable legacy, transmitted by a form of osmosis, nurtures a constant flow of exceptional horology and technical innovations from which he draws inspiration and which enables him to assert himself as a pioneer of tomorrow’s watchmaking.

 

 

SERIES 4 : UBT No. 20 - MCT, 22 & Marc Jenni

Francois Candolfi & Stéphane Widmer.

In designing Sequential One the team placed great emphasis on total quality. The in-house watch assembly and quality control techniques employed by MCT master watchmakers are second to none. After-sales including servicing is conducted in-house. Selection of each component at the best Swiss suppliers and independent assemblage of each model guarantee the authenticity of our watches and trademark. We respect the genuine value of the label “Swiss made”. For Sequential One all the parts of the movement and case are made in Switzerland and only of highest specification materials.

Twenty(2)too

Heart and soul of the label "twenty (2) too" is Dan Mihai Zarug. In 2007 he moved to Paris, where he graduated from ESG with a MABA in „Luxury Marketing Management” in 2008. After an internship at the press office TOTEM in Paris, where Mihai had his first contact with some of the most cutting edge contemporary designers in Paris, he took on the job of studio director for Alain Gossuin`s Paris based studio. His first own collection twenty(2)too was launched in 2010."

Marc Jenni

Growing up with his father operating a watch store in Zurich, himself being a second generation watchmaker, Marc Jenni did not want to become yet »another« by simply following in the footsteps of his ancestors. Finally, he gave watch making a try and began his watchmaker’s apprenticeship with Paul Gerber in Zurich. After completion he started to work for over 10 years for the American Jeweler Tiffany & Co. In 2008 Marc began with the design of a new watch construction and in 2010 the first « Prologue » watch was born.

 

 
     
 

SERIES 3 [20 episodes]

SERIES 3 : UBT Ep 1 Noble Cars & Antoine Preziuso ***

"Noble [UK] Peter Boutwood

For some time, NOBLE owner Peter Dyson noted that the cars in his collection giving the most enjoyable and rewarding driving experience, tended to be the 'earlier' models, none of which featured computer assistance. The later supercar offerings just did not reward the driver in quite the same way. Thus, the Noble M600 was born....

Antoine Preziuso [Switzerland]

Antoine Preziuso is a one-of-a-kind Master Watchmaker in fine Swiss watch making today. With a recent return to the essence to authentic watch creation, these latest years are exactly the right time for the Antoine Preziuso style to become a classic.The fact that he assembled his first timepiece at the age of 7, finished at the top of his class at the Ecole d’Horlogerie of Geneva and went on to work for the most prestigious names in Geneva’s Haut de Gamme.."

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT Ep 2 Melkus & MB&F***

"MELKUS [Germany]

Melkus Sportscars
Heinz Melkus, driver and design engineer, created with the MELKUS RS1000 the first and only sports car of the former GDR. The great work of his grandfather fuelled the desire of Sepp Melkus to build his own sports car one day: in 2009 he presented the new MELKUS RS2000. Like its legendary predecessor, the MELKUS RS2000 is a lightweight sports car with racing technology. With its low weight and the powerful engine it combines the timeless elegance of design with unmatched driving pleasure. Only 25 individually tailored vehicles per year will be produced in masterful craftsmanship.

MB&F [Switzerland]

Based around one very simple and fundamental ideal: to assemble dedicated Collectives of talented horological artisans, artists and professionals – all friends – to design and craft each year a radical and original horological masterpiece. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each individual's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. MB&F is above all a human adventure... a human adventure with just one goal: to create incredible horological machines."

 

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT ep3 Savage Rivale Cars , Bell & Ross watches***

"SAVAGE RIVALE [Netherlands]

The Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS: The only 4 door “topless on demand” supercar. It’s all about the sensational sound, the adrenalin rushes, and the extraordinary, but above all the experience driving it. With it’s yacht inspired interior wrapped around the brutal V8, it will excite your senses pulling you from 0-300 in less than 15 seconds.

BELL & ROSS watches
Bell Ross is a Swiss watch company headed by French designers Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosillo. The brand was launched in 1992, and the first watches were designed by Belamich and Rosillo and made by a German watchmaker, Sinn.[1] They comprised a group of designers and specialists of aircraft and space controls joined with a set project: to create watches perfectly suiting a professional use. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell Ross watches as tools for their missions."

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.4 Dartz Armoured Vehicles & Cornelius Watches***

"DARTZ [St Petersburg] Leonard Yankelovich

DARTZ.EU present armored car which shocked the World - PROMBRON' (ex.RussoBaltique). This is oldest armored car brand in the World and famous Lenin's speech was told from RussoBaltique armored car. Now - ultraluxury, ultraproof armored car.

Also starring in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "THE DICTATOR".

CORNELIUS [Geneva] Kees Engelbart

Cornelius & Cie uses vintage watch movements in proprietary cases of classic but innovative design. Every single part of the movements is embellished by hand, skeletonised, engraved by Kees Engelbarts, and rhodium or gold plated, offering customers extensive possibilities for very special personalised engravings of movements. The top of the barrel will be engraved by Kees with a text or a picture, turning each watch into an extremely personal one. The engraving can daily be seen through an opening in the dial.

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.5 Keating, Rebellion & Kenzo

"KEATING [UK] Anthony Keating

The Keating ZKRs boasts engine power from 600BHP-2200BHP (twin turbocharged and supercharged assisted) all cars are hand built in England to customer specific orders; which allows the company to tailor coach work and trim options. Our Monocoque chassis has had years of development reducing the cars centre of gravity with dual low lying fuel tanks that are incorporated to increase chassis strength and performance. Our aim is to produce a driver's dream with all the luxury of a modern day supercar.

REBELLION Steve Clerici

Steve Clerici's passion is to be a "Rebel with a cause". To produce very individual watches.

KENZO TAKADA

Kenzo's love for fashion developed at an early age, particularly through reading his sisters' magazines. He shortly attended the University of Kobe, where he felt bored and eventually withdrew, against the will of his family. In 1958, he joined a fashion school, Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College, which had then just opened its doors to male students. After earning his diploma, he settled in Paris in 1964. He was trying to gain a place in the fashion environment; attending shows, making contacts with the media and selling sketches.
Kenzo's first designs started because he could only afford to buy his fabrics from flea sales. As a result, Kenzo had to mix many bold fabrics together to make one garment."

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.6 Gemballa Cars & Charles Ouden***

"GEMBALLA [Germany] Andreas Schwarz

With first-class products and highly qualified employees Uwe Gemballa wants to convince auto enthusiast all over the world to enjoy dynamic driving and individual car design. We are the world market leader in luxury Porsche Tuning. Our cars achieved various performance records on international racing circuits - not for it’s own sake – but for the vitality and driving delight of our customers !

Camille Berthot CHARLES OUDIN [Paris]

Charles Oudin is a French house of horology founded at the end of the 18th century by the pupil of Abraham Breguet. After having dressed the wrists of the kings and queens of Europe, Charles Oudin was relaunched in 1998 by a chic Parisienne, Camille Berthet, as a maison of montres haute joaillerie. Oudin watches, notoriously adorned with pearls, diamonds and satin, are handmade in Paris "

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.7 Eva Leube, Conquest Vehicles & Frank Jutsi

"Eva Leube [Sydney]

Eva Leube had a vision of a timepiece curving elegantly around her wrist like a piece of jewellery, bearing a beautiful movement arcing gracefully with the contours of its case. Taking four long years to develop and create, 'Ari' is the hard-won realisation of Eva’s dream; a watch consummately presenting the inordinately complex as simple and uncluttered… and stunningly beautiful.

CONQUEST [Canada] William Maizlin & Seth Feller

Conquest Vehicles Inc., specializes in the design and manufacturing of bespoke, ultra luxurious, fully armored, sport utility vehicles. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Conquest Vehicles is comprised of the automotive industry’s most respected talent whose award-winning experience in engineering,fabrication, design, armoring and customization combine to create one-of-a-kind vehicles unrivaled and unmatched in today’s security and luxury automotive marketplace.

Frank Jutsi [Swiss]

Frank Jutzi is an independentFrank Jutzi table clock with tourbillon watchmaker, the member of AHCI, the creator of table clock and wristwatches. Frank is one of the watchmakers who prefer watches with tourbillon. All his models whether it is table clock or wristwatches equipped with open tourbillon which makes a perfect view."

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.8 Tirrito, MED & Black Sand ***

""TIRRITO Supercars [Italy]

Andrea Tirrito The Tirrito Ayrton R debuted at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco. This super car is the second creation from Italian brand, Tirrito and will be a limited run vehicle, hand-built upon request. The Ayrton R will be powered by the same BMW M5 sourced engine as the previous S version, delivering a total of 627 HP. This amount of power, mixed with the extensive use of carbon fiber, will sprint the 2,314 lbs supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while top speed will be over 205 mph.

MED Unisex Lingerie [Greece]

Christos Hatzivasiliou MED is about the modern sophisticated icon of men and women It’s from Mediterranean and because I am Mediterranean guy and so it’s all about the passion and … we say of Mediterranean people. It’s all about outfit, fashion outfit that a girl can wear it in a club or at home at the same time that show has this new outfit with underwear and pleasure wear so I combine this.

BLACK SAND Watches [Swiss]

Alain Mouawad" Created in 2011 by a dedicated collection, the Geneva-based watch company crafts chronometer s in harmony with Swiss watchmaking traditions as echoed in the Latin watchword “Semper Fidelis”, meaning “ever faithful”. Alain Mouawad has been active in the watchmaking world for over a quarter of a century. At an early age, he developed a passionate interest in these objects that measure time. He enriched his knowledge through the family business in the Middle East, dedicated to distributing some of the finest names on the Swiss watchmaking scene. At a glance, he can identify the pedigree of a watch: the brand of a given model and its production year. His expertise and experience in the field of wristwatches guarantees him a clear vision of the contemporary watch industry.

SERIES 3 : UBT No.9 Hautlence, Koenigsegg & Roger Moore***

"HAUTLENCE Guillaume Tetu

A group of passionate watch engineers from "Neuchatel" [the anagram of Hautlence!].

KOENIGSEGG [Denmark] Bård Eker

Christian von Koenigsegg grew up with the dream of creating the perfect sports car. After several years of planning he launched the Koenigsegg project in 1994. A tight-knit group of competent people was gathered and a prototype was assembled, the success of which enabled the foundation of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The Koenigsegg headquarters is located on the south west cost of Sweden in a large Fighter Jet facility, which houses 45 full time staff plus several extras. Presently 7 vehicles can be assembled simultaneously, with 4 stations in the pre-assembly hall and 3 in the final assembly hall.

Roger Moore at Top Marques in Monte Carlo"

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.10 Urban Jurgensen, GTA Spano & Nikos Takis

URBAN JORGENSEN Dr Helmut Crott

Urban Jürgensen & Sønner Copenhagen continues to produce complicated watches in classical styles as individual examples or in very small series. A group of eight highly qualified watchmakers, working in four different workshops, produce exclusively mechanical timekeepers.

GTA [Spain] Domingo Ochoa

After 15 years of top automobile motorsport, five years ago GTA Motor decided to go one step forward and make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true; build a super sports car that combines all the automobile technology with perfect, sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity. Spano was born as the fastest and most powerful automobile ever built in Spain for commercial purposes. In short, it is the car that will mark an era."

 

Nikos-Takis Fashion Athens

SERIES 3 : UBT No. 11 - Maitre du Temps & Steinway Lyngdorf

Steven Holtzmann - La Chaux de Fonds

Maîtres du Temps is not so much a new watch company as an entirely new horological concept. Founded by Mr. Steven Holtzman, it brings groups of master watchmakers together to develop exclusive timepieces.

Peter Lyngdorf - Skive Denmark

Lyngdorf Audio is a Danish professional audio system company. which produces complete high end audio systems such as loudspeakers and amplifiers aimed at high quality and high performance audio enthusiasts. In 2007, the high-quality piano maker Steinway & Sons gave Lyngdorf exclusive rights to manufacture high quality audio systems under the name Steinway & Sons."

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No. 12 - Celcius Watch-Phone, SXC Space Expedition & Veritas Supercars

"Michiel Mol (SXC) offers a commercial space line and Spaceport on Curacao International Airport, for everyone who wants to travel into space. As a co-pilot, in the front seat, reaching an altitude of 103 km., Those who travel with SXC get the opportunity to witness planet Earth from space. A truly life-changing experience. In the long run, very fast orbital travel to distant parts of our world will also come within reach.

Thomas Pruvot & Edouard MEYLAN

Is it a pocket-phone-watch or a watch cell phone? It is above all a resolutely novel nomadic object that pushes the boundaries of imagination. A flying tourbillon more offset than any existing model and powered by the patented "Remontage Papillon" endows this nomadic object with an extraordinary, fusional dimension

Michael Trick - Veritas Sportscars

It's called the Veritas RS III and it revives the revered Veritas name that was the first German team to take part in formula one more than 50 years ago. Beneath the skin, the RS III owes far more to its track heritage than it does to the road. Carbon-fibre panels are fitted to a tubular frame, which has adjustable sports suspension that can be set with a ride height of just 97 centimetres. Stopping power is provided by Brabham Racing-sourced six-piston, 380-millimetre calipers at the front and four-piston, 355-millimetre calipers at the rear, teamed with heat-resistant ceramic discs."

SERIES 3 : UBT No. 13 - Devon Design, Marrussia Supercars & Van der Klaauw watches

Scott Devon

The purpose of creating DEVON was to enable a customer to find “any product in any category to make their heart beat faster.” This goal translates into a uniquely engineered store that offers everything from minimalistic motorcycles complimented by intricate men’s timepieces, to futuristic TRON-inspired jewelry that can be paired with premium denim that hugs a woman’s curves like nothing else.

MARUSSIA CARS - Konstantin Andreev

Designed and manufactured by ex FIA GT & Le Mans driver and current Top Gear Russia host Nikolai Fomenko, Marussia Supercars has now evolved into the Marussia B1 made by a company comprising of over a 100 employees.

Christian Van der Klaauw

When making his wristwatches, Christiaan van der Klaauw drew his inspiration from astronomy, just like he did with his clocks. His first wristwatch was the 'Satellite du Monde'. His recent "Planetarium" was inspired by astronomers like Christiaan Huygens and Eise Eisinga."

SERIES 3 : UBT No.14 - Montegrappa Pens & Eric Giroud design

Giuseppe Aquila

Montegrappa is an elite Italian brand, mastered in manufacturing writing instruments. Celebrating its centenary in 2012, world renowned authors from Ernest Hemingway to Paulo Coelho penned their famous works using Montegrappa instruments.

Eric Giroud

Eric Giroud created his own design studio in 1998 and mainly focuses on the design and development of some of the most original timepieces for Harry Winston, MB&F and others. He considers his job an interface between man and industry. His method of work is mainly based on human exchanges and research, both stylistic and technical."

Jean Francois Mojon

SERIES 3 : UBT No. 15 - Tushek supercars, Chronode & Soleil Cars

Aljosa Tusek

Tushek supercars team have spent many years carefully distilling hard earned road and race knowledge into perfect package called Renovatio T 500 - unique handbuilt supercar.

Jean Francois Mojon

Legacy Machine N°1's transcendental in-house movement bears testimony to the enormous talent of its creators. Jean-François Mojon and his team at Chronode (Best Watchmaker Prize at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève). Guvinda Srivastava Anadi embodies passion and sensuality - a true luxury sports car. A Thoroughbred from Italy. As a manufacturer Soleil believes that a car should not only be a mode of transportation but a representation of a person’s cultural identity. The Anadi represents years of technology, experience and limitless potential.

Soleil Supercars

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.16 Ulysse Nardin Watches & Rimac Cars***

Patrik Hoffmann - CEO

Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846. Ulysse Nardin has been dedicated to excellence for over 165 years in manufacturing mechanical watches. Among the most reliable ever made, Ulysse Nardin's marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world. Ulysse Nardin continues to be in the forefront of watchmaking technology by pioneering new materials in manufacturing high precision movement components and most innovative timepieces.

Mate Rimac - CEO/Designer

“Croatia has no auto industry,” says Mate Rimac, a 23-year-old entrepreneur and automotive designer. “But that is about to change.”

“It is an electric supercar,” Mr. Rimac said. “It makes 1,088 horsepower, 3,800 newton-meters of torque (2,803 pound-feet) and is capable of going more than 300 kilometers per hour.” For now, he says that the top speed is being electronically limited.

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.17 - Christophe Claret, Roding Cars & Bexei Watches

Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret watches are an inspired reflection of watchmaking genius expressed through its most powerful manifestation: perpetual emotion. Playful, creative and unconventional, these “machines” are highly complex and original models intended for devotees of rare and subtly offbeat products that are nonetheless firmly positioned in the sphere of Haute Horlogerie. In his constant quest for three-dimensional innovations, Christophe Claret draws upon the best of traditions in order to forge his own legend. Like the great multi-starred chefs who practice the art of high gastronomy by working with classic products, he creates tomorrow’s watches while respective the immense legacy of Haute Horlogerie. His credo: “In watchmaking, everything has already been done, and everything has yet to be invented.”

Robert Maier- Rodng

The Roding is a two seat mid-engine sports car with a carbon fiber chassis and a powerful BMW 6 cylinder turbo charged engine. Maximum performance and driving dynamics are achieved through consequent lightweight construction, and a state of the art six cylinder turbo charged engine.

Aaron Becsei

Aaron Becsei was born in Budapest and is the 3rd generation of a watchmaker dynasty. In order to develop himself as a watchmaker and to get the necessary practical experiences he started to work on watch repairs with his father."

SERIES 3 : UBT No.18 - Sinclair Harding Clocks & Helvetica Cars***

"Robert Bray

Established in 1967, Sinclair Harding honours the historical tradition of fine English clockmaking. The exquisite detail of each clock is testament to this skill and dedication, with every delicate stage of production carried out in the Yorkshire based workshop. Every clock Sinclair Harding makes is lovingly crafted to suit your individual requirements and your involvement is encouraged at all stages during production of what will become a treasured heirloom. Clients are welcome to visit the workshop to appreciate first hand the trademark skill and dedication of Robert Bray and his fellow craftsmen.

Christof Wurgler

HMC is about the art of being unique. A team of experts, from Formula 1 and other specialised sectors, design and build tailor-made cars. The „Hidalgo“, our latest project, is an extravagant combination of style and class combined with the trusted and reliable Mercedes top-class technology."

 

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No.19 - Grieb Benzinger, HTT Cars & Gronefeld

"Georg Bartkowiak - Grieb & Benzinger

You can feel the time spent to create a handcrafted masterpiece. It is a sensual experience of history and time. You can hear the stories that our timepieces tell. They are written especially for you. You can see the harmony of composition that underlies a particular timepiece. It is a feast for the eye. GRIEB & BENZINGER PLATINUM. Handcrafted masterpieces reinterpreted to perfection.

Sebastien Forest - HTT

Countries like Italy and Germany may be well known for designing some of the best high-performance sports cars, but a Montreal automaker is changing all that with its new car, the HTT Plethore. With 750 horses under the hood, a top speed of 388 km/h and a 0-to-100 km/h time of 2.8 seconds it certainly offers a lot more than the average sedan. And yes, the doors lift with a remote control.

Tim & Bart Gronefeld

The name Grönefeld and the art of watchmaking have a family history spanning nearly one hundred years, originating in the small and ancient town of Oldenzaal located in The Netherlands. It is there, in a shop directly under the view of the ancient basilica church and its tower dating from 1240, that the grandfather of the present watchmakers, Johan Grönefeld, began his career as a watchmaker in 1912. Both Tim and Bart Grönefeld underwent extensive training in Switzerland, and within a relatively short span of time proved themselves adept world specialists in the production of the most coveted and exquisite horological complications of all: the tourbillon and the minute repeater wristwatch. After 8 years with Renaud & Papi, where Bart was workshop manager and responsible for training, Tim in charge of escapements and regulating and assembling tourbillons, they returned to the Netherlands in 1998 to set up their own service workshop. In 2008 Tim and Bart presented the first watch bearing their own name, the GTM-06 Tourbillon Minute Repeater."

 

SERIES 3 : UBT No. 20 - HYT & SPADA Concept ***

"Vincent Perriard_ HYT

A new concept watch has been built which is the first ever to combine both mechanical and liquid engineering. The new concept watch has been created by master watch maker Vincent Perriard & Co and is called the HYT H1 and comes with the hefty price tag of $45,000, with a titanium case. The H1 uses liquid-driven pistons as well as gears to tell the time. The Pistons in the movement move the bellows, which then push green fluorescein liquid around the dial to indicate the time. Unveiled at the Basel World 2012 show, the timepiece is known to use advanced fluid mechanic sciences to display time, and carry on with its daily functions with near perfect balancing.

Paolo & Ercole Spada

Ercole Spada was born in Busto Arsizio on 26 August 1938 and received a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1956. In 1960 he joined Zagato where he became Chief Designer. During the years at Zagato Ercole Spada worked on sportcars by Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat and Lancia. Among his most remarkable creations of this period are the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (his first design), the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (1961), Giulia TZ1 (1964), TZ2 and Junior Z (1968), the Lancia Fulvia Sport. In 1970 Spada joined Ford and became chief designer at Ghia design studio. After a short period at Audi, in 1976 he moved to BMW where he designed the BMW E32 7-series (1987–1994), and the BMW E34 5-series (1989-1996). In 1983 he came back to Italy where he became design head of I.DE.A., where he created several designs for the Fiat Auto Group (Alfa Romeo 155, Fiat Tipo, Lancia Dedra, Delta II and Kappa). In 1992 he returned to Zagato, where he created the 512 TR-based Ferrari FZ93 concept. At the beginning of 2007 he has founded Spadaconcept together with his son Paolo, manager Domiziano Boschi and designer Wojtek Sokolowski."

 
     
  SERIES 2 [20 episodes]  

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep 1 Breguet - SWATCH GROUP Chairman & KOENIGSEGG Special Project

BREGUET-SWATCH Nicolas Hayek

Eccentric Billionaire Industrialist credited with saving the Swiss Watch Industry.

Koenigsegg Automotive AB Dag Hoili [CEO]

Swedish super car manufacturer known for its high technical and high performance class leading cars!

 

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep 2 Horacio PAGANI cars & Greubel Forsey watches

"GREUBEL-FORSEY Stephen Forsey

With the launching of their first Invention the Double Tourbillon 30° in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, French and English Inventor Watchmakers marvelled knowledgeable watch devotees with a new Tourbillon mechanism adapted specifically for the wristwatch. Only a handful of timepieces leave the atelier each month due to the sophisticated movement and exquisite finishing. The Inventor Watchmakers are committed to pure technical innovation and are dedicated to inventing new movements that have never existed in watchmaking history.


PAGANI

Pagani Automobili spa is a specialist manufacturer based in Modena, Italy that established itself as a world leader in the use of carbon fiber technology. The Zonda F and the Zonda Roadster F are its maximum expression of a search for technical-aesthetic and functional detail.

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep3 Zenith Watches & Gumpert Sportscars

ZENITH Thierry Nataf

Founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot, ZENITH became one of the most mythical and prestigious Swiss watch manufactures. Born in 1969, the El Primero movement remains today the fastest automatic chronograph and the most precise in the world. Drawing inspiration from the legacy of its young and brilliant founder, ZENITH forges a unique style, classical and yet innovative, the link between tradition and modernity.

GUMPERT Francois Sittler

The Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is a manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars based in Altenburg / Thuringia – close to the City of Leipzig. Coming from a racing spirit, Herr Gumpert was head engineer of the AUDI QUATTRO project. The APOLLO takes this knowledge to another level.

 

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep4 Peter Speake-Marin & Georges Quellet [Stellavox]

STELLAVOX Tape Recorders

Georges Quellet - Master of the Swiss Mechanical tape recorder arts.

SPEAKE-MARIN

Peter Speake-Marin

The inspiration and knowledge gleaned from working in restoration of historic treasures fired his desire to work and further his knowledge of watchmaking to an even higher level. Returning to Switzerland in 1996 to work on modern watches he specialised in complications both building them and in their development. In 2000, after 15 years of study he embarked on his personal dream; an independent workshop in which he could design and build his own watches.

 

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep5 James Purdey Rifles , BLU watches.

JAMES PURDEY Nigel Beaumont

Purdey was established in London in 1814, the year before the battle of Waterloo. The founder, James Purdey, had previously worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. Purdey set up his gun making business in Princes Street and soon moved to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street in 1826. The company was granted its first Royal Warrant in 1868 by The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, an honour that has been bestowed on the Managing Director of James Purdey & Sons Ltd by each succeeding Monarch.

BLU Watches Bernhard Lederer

The Blu-Planet, one of the first orbiting timepiece collection, has found its prestigious expression. This original platinum/white-gold jewellery watch was crafted by Bernhard Lederer, the horological creator behind Blu, the Swiss watchbrand that explores new ways of expressing time with advanced mechanical solutions.

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep6 DeWitt Watches, Wiesmann Roadsters

Jerome De Witt

A direct descendant of Napoleon [Queen Elizabeth is his cousin]DeWitt has established itself in less than five years within the very selective circle of rare contemporary and innovative Haute Horlogerie Brands. The DeWitt spirit is driven by passion and creative boldness, perpetually oriented towards the unexplored mysteries of tomorrow's watchmaking art. Technological avant-garde and powerful designs blend in with an exclusive signature which sublimates the values of beauty, elitism and lasting quality.

Wiesmann GmbH & Co. Friedhelm Wiesmann

KG LIVE YOUR DREAMS In 1993 the first series-produced Wiesmann-Roadster saw the light of day. In 2007 Wiesmann develops and manufactures two Roadster models: the MF 30 (231 PS) and the MF 3 (343 PS) EXEPTIONALLY OUT OF THE ORDINARY The success of our concept to create a synthesis of classic design and ultramodern technology has encouraged us to develop a new small series model, the Wiesmann GT (BMW-V8 engine, 367 PS)

 

SERIES 2 : UBT Ep7 Jorg Hysek, Oswaldo Patrizzi

JORG HYSEK -HD3

This concept, a trinity of three talented artists Jorg Hysek, Valérie Ursenbacher and Fabrice Gonet working together in total harmony for many years, evolves continuously and never ceases to strive for new heights of excellence. The subtle bond between fine watchmaking and high tech gives a new direction to 21st century watches, marvels of design and resolutely oriented towards the future.

Oswaldo Patrizzi

Creator of Antiquorum , the world’s leading watch auctioneer, which has unlike any other auction house in the world, carved a niche for itself by promoting its passion for watch and clock collecting..

 

 

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CHRONOSWISS Gerd Lang

“My watches are a hundred years behind the times”. A certain feeling of unrest keeps me going not only making watches but continually improving them. This means nothing more than bringing them up to the same standards of technical perfection and precision, the same aesthetic clarity as 100 years ago. This fascination of watchmaking you will find in all my watches.

TURNBULL & ASSER Rowland Lowe-McKenzie

Shirtmakers to James Bond, [& Prince Charles, Wlliam & Harry]. Ever since opening their doors in 1885 It has been our privilege to dress royalty, world leaders, stars of the entertainment world, captains of industry and particularly any customer who appreciates a unique product made to the highest standards of quality.

 

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PETER FINER ANTIQUE GUNS/SWORDS/ARMOUR

I left Sotheby's and started dealing on my own account almost 40 years ago. During this time the supply of European arms and armour has dramatically diminished, but still I have managed to assemble some exceptional pieces! This has only been made possible by much hard work, combined with the support of enthusiastic friends and clients, who believe it is important that a healthy market place is maintained in our specialist field.

HOLLISTER Volker Sichler

Hollister’s MotorCycles redefi ned the notion of “custom bikes” with its latest creation. “Hollister’s Excite” is a limited edition which started in 2003 with one motorcycle for each state in the Federal Republic of Germany, and one for each European country. Each bike takes 6 months to manufacture; the resulting weight is 280 Kg.

 

 

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CORUM Severin Wundermann

Established in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, CORUM has always taken pride in being a refreshingly different and forward-thinking Swiss timepiece manufacturer. Renowned for innovation and exquisite craftsmanship, CORUM's offerings of unique and unusual timepieces convey excitement and passion throughout an impressively varied collection.

GIEVES & HAWKES James Whishaw

Gieves was founded in 1785 and Hawkes in 1771. Since then we have welcomed many famous customers whose names would fill a book. The magnificent full dress occasions of British State Ceremonial have been enriched by our craftsmen's skills, and overseas monarchs and leaders have looked to us to meet their own exacting requirements.

 

 

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HUBLOT JC Biever

The Big Bang models of grandiose proportions diameter illustrate the four elements of Hublot’s new fusion concept: traditional Swiss watchmaking, visionary artistic ideas, the blending of materials and the latest technological advances. The new model also demonstrates the company’s legendary design skills. The angles have been sharpened slightly to accentuate the multilayered complexity of the enlarged case.

JOHN LOBB

The current Lobb premises at number 9 is on the very spot once occupied by Lord Byron's bachelor establishment. The firm today proudly Lastmaker holds three Royal Warrants to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. These have always been a recognition of personal service of a high order. For more information see The Royal Warrant Holders Association website at www.royalwarrant.org

 

 

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McGONIGLE

Having benefited from years working in Switzerland producing complicated watches and prototypes, and restoring antique horological pieces for the most exclusive watch houses, we have decided to start making watches under our own name. With McGonigle Watches, we aim to create unique timepieces of exceptional precision and quality and revitalise a tradition of watchmaking in Ireland.

WEBER Roman Weber

Weber Sportcars is the Automotive Division of Roman Weber GmbH, a company developing and producing high-tech sports cars and provider of engineering services and car systems for the automotive industry.

 

 

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BRM Bernard Richard

Sporting a BRM watch for the first time is like admiring a line of cars with extraordinary engineering on the starting line of a mythical race. The superior mechanical performance unites with human desire to surpass ordinary expectations : to push the outer limits of human indulgence ! Wearing one of these superb time pieces makes a personal statement about life.

LANG HEYNE Marco Lang

Marco Lang was born in 1971 and grew up in the atmosphere and challenge of the Dresden watch making tradition. As a fifth - generation watchmaker, he could already learn by observing his father Rolf Lang who worked as head restorer in the Mathematical / Physical Cabinet (Mathematisch Physikalischer Salon), one of the world-famous collections of watches and precision mechanical instruments.

 

 

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VIANNEY HALTER

Graduated from the watchmaking school of Paris in 1981, Vianney Halter spent the first ten years of his professional life with the restoration of old clocks, pocket- and wristwatches. This enabled him to acquire a broad knowledge of horology. Independent since 1994, he imagined and realized various timepieces for famous brands. Strong of this background, he realizes his own watch in 1998, the Antiqua. This perpetual calendar has been presented at the Basle Fair in 1998 at the AHCI boot, which he is member of since 2000.

K1 Sportscars Benelux BV Olly Brinkmann

Driving a sports car fills the entire body with emotion, but driving the K1 Roadster is even more of a sensation. The completely hand-made racing car links quality and character with superb workmanship and an excellent performance. If you want to drive a sports car feeling comfortable and secure, the K1 is the ideal car, providing a breathtaking driving experience

 

 

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F&M Auto Mino Camilotti

At last year’s Top Marques Monaco, the world witnessed the birth of a new automotive species, the Antas (Eagle in the Etruscan language): timeless, graceful, perfectly proportioned lines, exclusive workmanship for a dream come true. We’ve got news for you. The Eagle has grown up and is now ready to spread her wings and fly for the first time.

VYSCOCIL Volker Vyskocil

Life washed me on land on September 26th, 1964, and confronted me with a most important question 16 years later: ‚What are you going to do?'. My answer was: ‚watchmaker'. Fate smiled and answered: ‚Ok, you're going to be toolmaker!'. Back then I could not understand this initial irritation, but meanwhile I'm very happy with this stroke of fate. Because of this decision I now know the promise of university studies, worked independently and on my own responsibility as a draughtsman, developed machines and - along the way - could indulge to my passion: watchmaking!

 

 

 

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ANDERSEN

Svend Andersen

Svend Andersen, worked in several famous watch shops in the Valaisian Alps, Lucerne and Geneva until he got engaged by Patek Philippe in 1969. In 1979 he started as independent creator and ever since he continues to surprise the connoisseurs and collectors world-wide with his amazing watch creations of technical and artistic perfection.

JAMES LOCK

Patrick Lamb

The warrants of the Duke of Edinburgh and his son hang on the walls. Of other current customers the firm is discreet, but past notables such as Lord Nelson, Charlie Chaplin, General de Gaulle, Oscar Wilde, Beau Brummel, Laurence Olivier and the Duke of Wellington all covered their heads the Lock's way.

 

 

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KARI VOUTILAINEN

There are watchmakers today who are craftsmen, but do not innovate, and there are those who innovate, but only in theory and with computers, but leave the actual crafting for others to do, and then there are those who innovate and craft, however, it is not beautiful: it is strictly about function - not about art. This, in fact, is quite normal. We don't usually find, nor expect, one watchmaker to have all of these qualities.

PRESCHER

Thomas Prescher

By the time his atelier was founded, this predisposition á complication had already made him well known in collector's circles, with complicated antique watches by the likes of A. L Breguet, Thomas Earnshaw, Girard Perregaux, Adolf Lange, John Arnold, Patek Philippe, Urban Jurgensen, LeRoy, Thomas Mudge and Thomas Tompion arriving to Twann for restoration.

 

 

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URWERK

Felix Baumgartner

"Horology is in my blood. I am the son and the grandson of watchmakers. The first musical concert I remember was played by the more than 50 clocks tick-tocking in his atelier in our home. I was a watchmaker by birth and am now a watchmaker by passion."

MASSARO

Raymond Massaro

Discretion is of course de rigueur for those who cater to haute couture and the world's glitterati. Massaro will, however, admit that during his 56-year career, he has handcrafted shoes for the likes of Marlene Dietrich, the Duchess of Windsor, Claudia Schiffer, Morocco's King Hassan and fashion houses from Vionnet to Alaïa. One can only imagine what other famous feet have climbed the stairs to this dusty second-floor atelier on the rue de la Paix.

 

 

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RW SMITH

Roger Smith

Protege of George Daniel

Roger Smith reinterprets the past, combining them with modern horological developments such as the Daniels co-axial escapement in order to create exclusive and distinctly English wristwatches for the connoisseurs of today.

LINX

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

M2Linx Design is a new European car manufacturer, that presents worldwide a new concept of a luxurious super car LINX. With the goal to offer a few privileged individuals a unique and exclusive vehicle, with features rivaling the best in the world, M2Linx Design S.L. used the most state of the art engineering on the LINX, both in the design of each of its components as well as in the manufacturing process, resulting in a masterpiece of exquisite style.

 

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Matthias Naeschke

Sebastian Naeschke

Matthias Naeschke started in 1984 in a small atelier in his private home where he started to build organ clocks. Thus he was the first organist artisan in 150 years to study the art and revive the high craft of the organ-clockmaker and today, Matthias Naeschke and his team are the only makers of new organ clock.

UNCONDITIONAL

Phil Stevens

Philip Stephens's London-based fashion label UNCONDITIONAL has soared into the celebrity heights, after only eight years on the fashion scene, and can boast such A-list customers as David Beckham, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. It started in late 2002 as a small capsule of luxury menswear in its Concrete Shop in Soho, and has now showed on the official London Fashion Week schedule for 6 seasons. Known for its urban, androgynous, rock 'n' roll style, Philip shows us how the UNCONDITIONAL look, is more than just clothes, but mindset also.