The second watch released by Petermann Bédat, it is a clear evolution of their design and industrialised style, featuring an open worked dial and a complex split-seconds chronograph movement.


Philippe Dufour once said no Swiss watch could beat the finishing, movement architecture, and design of the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph. Inspired by this challenge, Petermann Bédat have set out to prove that it is possible for Swiss watchmaking to reach the same heights, culminating in the painstakingly black-polished parts of the movement, the impressively openworked dial with its stylised accents, and carefully designed architecture of the complications.

In 2020, Petermann Bédat were awarded the Horological Revelation Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for their first watch, the Reference 1967 with Deadbeat Seconds. Now, with the release of a split-seconds chronograph in the Reference 2941, they demonstrate that they are among the leaders of a new generation of young, independent watchmakers.

Forward-thinking Dial Design

The dial has been further developed from their first watch and is symmetrically balanced, featuring heat blued and pink gold accents. The rattrapante system is placed just underneath the dial, glimpsed through the openworked sections.

38mm Platinum Case

At 38mm, the diameter is reminiscent of a more classical aesthetic, and it is especially impressive that the team have managed to fit the complex movement into such a small case. The welded lugs give the impression that they are separate from the main body of the case, a tasteful decision that moves their aesthetics forwards.

When we were doing restoration I had the opportunity to work on a Lange, and in these German pocket watches, they just black polish every steel part, and when working on it, you can see how beautiful it is, and we said okay, we want to keep this tradition. We are not German at all, but yeah, we don’t care, we just love it.

Gaël Peterman

Calibre 202

Taking over 900 hours to put together and consisting of 339 parts, the calibre 202 not only combines two impressive chronograph and split seconds complications, but has also been finished to an incredible standard, with black polishing and matte finishing on all stainless-steel parts.

Unconventional Tribute

The placement of the pushers at 10 and 3 o’clock is a surprising twist on their traditional positions. Drawing upon their earlier experience in watchmaking, the pair highlight areas they most admire about past watchmaking, including movement architecture and paying close attention to finishing.


The inspiration behind this watch comes from a pocket watch given to Gaël by his wife, in addition to the restoration work the pair have done in the past. This has fed into the design of the movement, as the chronograph and rattrapante complications are split up, and you can instead glimpse the rattrapante system from below the dial. Each meticulously black polished steel part in the movement is also a result of their desire to live up to the high standards of past watchmaking.
It was a big change for us to make this watch in terms of the architecture and design of its parts. We really wanted to make a chronograph because we can express ourselves with the design of these parts, especially on the movement side. It was a project we had in mind for a long time – we admired the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph and wanted to make a version with our own take on the shapes and design.

Florian Bédat

A Collected Man is an authorised retailer for Petermann Bédat. Only 10 examples of the
Reference 2941 will be produced, and while the pieces we have been allocated are already spoken for, please reach out to us to get updates on future projects.