Here is an early example of the Haldimann H1 Flying Central Tourbillon with a 39mm platinum case. The H1 is the first piece designed by maker Beat Haldimann as an independent in his workshop in Villa Nussbhül. Its simple aesthetic belies a surprising level of complexity in the form of a central flying tourbillion, oversized in its proportions. Even within the remarkable catalogue of work that followed it, the H1 is special. It represents not just his historical inspirations but the genesis of his vision of forward-looking, innovative watchmaking.