Watches from independent watchmakers from Europe, namely Cecil Purnell, Ludovic Ballouard, Laurent Ferrier and GOS were showcased by the India Watch Club at an event held at Novele, the chic cocktail bar in New Delhi recently.
After hosting private previews in London, Monaco and Taipei, the Independents Of Time arrived in India. The India edition of the Independents Of Time is one of its kind private haute horlogerie salon dedicated to independent luxury watch brands and some of the finest watchmakers from Europe.
“The key to the success of the Independents Of Time is the sheer experience our watchmakers bring to the table giving us collectively the ability to accurately forecast trends and develop watch movements par excellence which is then shared with clients and connoisseurs at each salon hosted by us,” said Rahul Kapoor, founder, India Watch Club.
Dutch watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard showcased his eccentric timepieces, Upside down Time and Half Timepieces , both recognised as high end complications.
Sweden’s most luxurious watch brand GOS, which was born out of a shared passion between master “blade-smith” Johan Gustafson and master watch maker Patrick Sjogren, reproduce traditional Scandinavian crafts by hand-forging Damascus steel with fine watch making. Represented by watch maker Patric k Sjogren, GOS watches showcased some of its finest creations which include the Sarek Midnight Blue and Varing Bronze, each piece unique in their own right.
Cecil Purnell , a haute horlogerie brand from Switzerland, dedicated to creating only Tourbillion pieces, which is the epitome of watch making displayed some of their most luxurious time pieces such as the Spherion Gyro-Tourbillon and Diamond Pavé Lucky Lady.
The two-time GPHG winner from Geneva, Laurent Ferrier, renowned for its neo-classical style while reflecting mechanical perfection displayed exquisite watches such as its Galet Annual Calendared Gold-Slate Grey dial, Galet Traveller Stainless Steel.