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Created by Beat Haldimann at his workshop in the peaceful Villa Nussbhül, the H1 Flying Tourbillon is a complex piece with an oversized tourbillon as the central focus on the dial.
This complex flying tourbillon created by independent watchmaker Beat Haldimann is inspired by the work of Alfred Helwig, a German watchmaker who invented the flying tourbillon. On the Haldimann H1, the oversized tourbillon sits in the centre of the dial, with an impressive diameter of 16.8mm, comparable to what you might find in a pocket watch from days past. Shaped like a lyre, the cage is made from stainless steel and finished by hand.
The silvery dial allows the tourbillon to stand out, with the indexes being hand engraved and then filled in with lacquer. Meanwhile, the spade-shaped hands are inspired by an 18th century Haldimann Frères pocket watch, with the seconds being indicated thanks to the rotation of the flying tourbillon cage.
The flying tourbillon requires more energy than a traditional tourbillon, which is fixed on a bridge. As a result, the H1 is equipped with a triple barrel mechanism, with two of these being connected to the tourbillon and the third one powering the hands. The movement is entirely hand-finished, displaying a subtle frosted effect. This meticulous details and finishing are all the more remarkable, considering it was created without the assistance of any electronic equipment. Indeed, Haldimann forgoes the use of CNC machinery in favour of antique tooling, continuing the legacy behind his name.
This Haldimann H1 is in very good condition throughout. Light superficial marks are found on the case and lugs, consistent with minimal wear. The hallmarks and engravings on the case back are crisp and well defined.
The watch comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man, alongside a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
We stand by the quality of all of our pre-owned watches and mechanical objects. If something goes wrong, we’ll always strive to remedy the situation in a timely manner and to the best of our ability. The satisfaction and trust of our clients is of the highest importance, to everyone at A Collected Man.
All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough, non-invasive mechanical inspections and have been serviced, if appropriate, to ensure that they meet our highest standards of timekeeping and functionality.
Our pre-owned watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by either a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. This excludes any damage sustained due to improper use or accident. Due to their age, some pre-owned watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when new.
Any of our pre-owned watches which have been serviced by their respective manufacturer, will carry the manufacturer’s servicing guarantee. This is separate and supersedes, the standard warranty offered by A Collected Man. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. You can write to us directly at email@example.com, for further clarification.
A Collected Man is also an authorised retailer for a number of watchmaking brands. These watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer.
We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.
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Beat Haldimann has been producing timepieces for nearly two decades, according to the most traditional, artisanal methods. Having made his first clock that harnessed résonance in 2000, Haldimann has become renowned for mastering the phenomenon in his work, alongside his more complex flying tourbillons. After starting his career as a watchmaker in 1991, he made the surprising discovery that watchmaking was a family tradition stretching back to 1642. In respect of this lineage, he still restores and services all watches which bear the Haldimann name, completely free of charge.
The watchmaker works and lives in the peaceful Villa Nussbhül, which overlooks the River Aare. Tucked away from the world, George Daniels himself used to visit Haldimann here, describing it as the ideal setting in which to work. From his workshop, he engages in forward-thinking watchmaking, whilst remaining tied to traditional techniques. Only making a few dozen pieces a year, Haldimann’s workshop is one of the few remaining ones to produce and restore almost everything by hand.