Andersen Genève Tempus Terrae Baguettes
For ANDERSEN Genève, the renowned maker of bespoke watches and ultra-limited editions, the Worldtimer is a longstanding cornerstone of its watchmaking, and a dazzling platform for its artistry and craft. After two years in which ANDERSEN Genève’s Jumping Hours watches were to the fore, garnering successive nominations at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG 2020 & GPHG 2021), 2022 sees the company returning to its worldtime roots with two magnificent, gem-set versions of its iconic Tempus Terrae, among the most elegant and distinctive examples of the Worldtime complication ever made.
ANDERSEN Genève founder Svend Andersen developed his expertise in worldtime watches while working in the Grand Complications Workshop of Patek Philippe in the 1970s. In 1990, a decade after founding his eponymous atelier, he produced his debut Worldtimer, the Communication 24 – a stunning watch inspired by Louis Cottier, inventor of the complication in the 1930s.
Since then, ANDERSEN Genève’s numerous worldtime models have been celebrated by collectors worldwide for their elegance, ingenuity and finesse. Most recently, a limited edition of 10 ‘Celestial Voyager Sunset over Cappadocia’ watches made in collaboration with Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie (BCHH), featured bespoke cloisonné enamel dials, each of which was unique.
For 2022, ANDERSEN Genève presents two new editions of the acclaimed Tempus Terrae Worldtime, first introduced in 2015 and featuring the brand’s in-house Worldtime module. As always, technical perfection is paired with matchless decorative craftsmanship. Both watches feature bezels decorated with exquisite and flawless blue baguette gemstones, one with Aquamarine baguettes and one with blue Sapphire. For each watch, there are 36 perfectly cut stones weighing a total of 2.25ct, set into the graceful Tempus Terrae case in white gold. Notable for its angular ‘broken’ lugs and dual crowns (a tribute to Cottier), the case is sumptuously polished and finished by hand.
The sparkling blue of the gem-setting matches that of the central dial of BlueGold, itself an ANDERSEN Genève calling card, hand-engraved with an undulating Tapisserie guilloché motif. To achieve 21ct BlueGold, 24ct gold mixed with iron elements is heated in an oven, turning it a radiant shade of blue. In this completely artisanal process, no two dials emerge from the oven with quite the same tonality, making every dial unique. The pairing of the textured BlueGold dial and a bezel of shimmering blue gems is nothing less than captivating.
Every millimetre of the watch is worked by hand to a perfect finish; turn the watch over, and this proves to be true of the movement also, with every component textured, decorated and polished using traditional handcraft techniques. From the hand-chamfering and mirror-polishing of the ratchet and crown wheels to the delicate snailing of the winding mechanism and the flawless gleam of the tiniest wheels, each of which are individually tumbled, it is a movement to delight connoisseurs and collectors with its incredible artistry and attention to detail.
The new Tempus Terrae Baguettes from ANDERSEN Genève, with either Aquamarine or Sapphire gems, is available on order only.
Andersen Genève Tempus Terrae Baguettes
Aquamarine Baguettes Bezel
Sapphire Baguettes Bezel
- Material: 18k white gold
- Diameter: 39 mm
- Thickness: 9mm
- Width between lugs: 20 mm
- Glass: Sapphire crystal front and caseback
- Bezel: 36 baguette blue sapphires or blue aquamarines, 2.25 carats invisible setting
- Two crowns with "A" and "TT on a globe" logos stamped
Hunter case back to disclose the movement
Dial and hands
- Multi-part, with one rotating ring displaying 24 hours’ time zones with day/night coloration in dark blue and silvery white metal
- Centre disc: 18mm in 21ct BlueGold hand guilloché Tapisserie motif
- Personalisation available on colours and names of the cities
- Hands: Brushed "A" Andersen shaped in 18k white gold
- High quality automatic movement upgraded by ANDERSEN Genève
- with time zones complication module developed and produced in the atelier
- Rotor: 21ct BlueGold hand guilloché “scale” pattern
- Frequency: 3Hz (21’600A/h)
- Number of jewels: 17
- Power reserve of 40 hours
- Hours, minutes
- World time
Strap and buckle
- Hand-stitched alligator leather with 18k white gold buckle or fold-over clasp
MSRP: Price on request
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