Timekeepers Club / November 13, 2020

GPHG 2020 Horological Revelation Prize: Petermann Bédat Dead Beat Second


Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat, co-founders of Petermann Bédat, winners of the 2020 Revelation Watchmaking Prize

Their friendship started a long time ago, sharing the same bench at watchmaking school and even living together while perfecting their craftsmanship at 1 Ferdinand-A, Lange Strasse in Glashütte. The school is universally acknowledged as one of the best in the traditional watchmaking world. 

On their return from Germany, they chose the Swiss town of Renens, in the Canton of Vaud, to establish their workshop. Their choice was largely influenced by the availability of workshop space beside master watchmaker Dominique Renaud's workshop. The chance of working so close to Dominique was an inspirational opportunity not to be missed.

Restoring timepieces made by the greatest watchmaking names in history is probably one of the best ways to build a solid foundation of knowledge. However, this young and ambitious pair wanted more!. Their aim - to create their own project.

Technical specifications:

Petermann Bédat Dead Beat Second

Reference: 1967

Limited edition of 10 pieces


Material: 18k red gold
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm

Dial and hands

Steel and sapphire


Manual-winding mechanical
Frequency: 18,000 vph
Power reserve of 36 hours

Strap and buckle

Brown alligator strap with a pin buckle

MSRP: CHF 64'400


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