Jean-Marc Wiederrecht may be less known in the watch collectors' circle, however, he is one of the most coveted watch maker in the industry.  He owns a consulting company, Agenhor, based in town of Meyrin, very close to the CERN research center.  Jean-Marc explains in his interview that making watches for big brands allows him to explore much more of the watch industry, rather than having his own brand.  He does not have to do the marketing and selling of the watches, which allows him to focus on the creative development of the watches.



Several of Jean-Marc's watches have been nominated in the past for the prestigious GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) awards.  This year two of his watches are nominated.  First is the Hermès watch Slim d’Hermès QP nominated for the Calendar award.  It is a perpetual calendar with second time zone.







The design of the watch is by Philippe Delhotal, creative director of La Montre Hermès.  However, Jean-Marc stated that he noticed a lot of people travelling with a perpetual calendar watch had difficulty setting the time and date when going to another timezone.  He solved this problem with adding a GMT module with perpetual calendar on a Vaucher base movement, while only adding 1.4mm to the height.  The entire movement measures 2.6mm in this slim case.





The second watch nominated for Ladies High Mechanical category is the amazing and dazzling Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock.  The amazing part  you will see in this video is the animation of manually-wound retrograde peacock feather indicating the minutes.  The highly finished movement can be admired through the case back.

Jean-Marc states that there is bright future for women's mechanical watches.  He also believes in traditional watchmaking skills rather than use of modern technology like silicium.  While he appreciates industrial watches, he believes there is something more special about independent watches.

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