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Kerbedanz

Kerbedanz combines excellence with uniqueness to create exceptional timepieces.

About

Kerbedanz, a 100% independent Swiss watchmaker based in Neuchâtel, has been producing unique timepieces since 2011. From signature creations to bespoke products, each model employs exceptional savoir-faire to express the avant-garde creativity and vision of the Maison.

The Maximus model launched in 2017 is a perfect example. This micromechanical jewel, which incorporates the world’s biggest tourbillon on a wristwatch, disrupts the established frames of reference, and dares to be bigger. The now iconic Maximus watch has become the aesthetic and technical signature of a watchmaker that is rewriting the codes of Haute Horlogerie.

In 2021, the brand’s 10th anniversary, the Neuchâtel manufacture reinvented itself, and now offers a more open creative portfolio with a richer aesthetic vocabulary. Kerbedanz continues to cultivate its unique aesthetic while offering more accessible timepieces, thanks to the highly creative Cadanz by Kerbedanz collection. At the same time, the brand is exploring new territories, devoting its pioneering spirit to the creation of a new line of accessories including leather goods, cufflinks and writing implements.

2011
Kerbedanz is founded in Neuchâtel
2013
Kerbedanz wins a prize at the Concours International de Chronométrie
2015
The first minute repeater tourbillon with animation, including three models featuring a sapphire tourbillon, is unveiled.
2017
Launch of the Maximus, with the world’s largest tourbillon cage.
2020
Strategic evolution, new brand image, repositioning and diversification (leather goods and accessories)
2021
The Maximus is awarded two patents.
Philosophy

Combining the excellence of age-old savoir-faire with unbridled creativity, the brand promotes a spirit of unconventionality. Its mission, exemplified by the new motto Crafting Your Singularity, is to lean into the unique, creating bold, inventive pieces designed to stand out from the crowd. As a 100% independent watchmaker, Kerbedanz cultivates its originality by embodying a unique and subtle signature style.

Collections

Cadanz by Kerbedanz

Infusing classic proportions with a resolutely contemporary spirit, this collection is characterised by exceptional attention to detail, such as the orange strap lining and central guilloché motif. Each element reflects the eternal motion of time. The collection includes self-winding automatic watches, sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating, and a crown positioned at 2 o’clock, a signature of the brand. This quirky line explores the possibilities of different materials by using straps made of satin, alligator leather and even rubber. Cadanz by Kerbedanz can be summed up in one word: “allure”. This vibrant collection will appeal to men and women alike, and is available in diameters of 32, 36 and 41 mm.

Maximus

The Maximus wristwatch incorporates the largest tourbillon ever created for a wristwatch. This piece, whose name means “biggest”, is both an aesthetic and a technical achievement, confirmed by two patents. Inside a cage measuring 27 mm in diameter, the majestic tourbillon draws all eyes to its unique performance. This exceptionally wearable watch provides superior chronometric performance, and leaves no one indifferent.

Watches

Unique pieces

It is difficult to see a Kerbedanz watch in the metal or indeed sometimes just as a photo, since many Kerbedanz watches produced by the brand are sold to very discreet “MIPs” (most important people) as the brand likes to call them, who prefer to keep their Kerbedanz watch to themselves. These people are unlikely to just walk into a shop and rely instead on a privileged contact to acquire their quality timepieces. Kerbedanz watches are therefore very personal items, often with a very strong watchmaking style and a symbol to add that personal touch as they style their watch, whether it is their favorite building, their favorite car or their favorite animal. By their very nature, these highly individual Kerbedanz watches are often unique pieces.

Kerbedanz excels in working with a variety of watchmaking materials for its watches and pays great attention to add its own style to its watches. The future watch owner remains in contact with the brand from the outset in the design of their watch and thus gets to see their unique pieces slowly come to life as they add their own style to the watch. Price is rarely a consideration for such unique piece watches, since it is less about having a luxury instrument to tell the time and more about a unique quality that brings them a personal touch of luxury.

Limited editions

Although many of the watches produced by the Kerbedanz brand are unique pieces, there are also limited edition watches in the Kerbedanz watch collection. The limited edition Kerbedanz Maximus tourbillon watch, for example, claims to have world’s biggest tourbillon carriage of any watch and has a great design, which combined with its rare central tourbillon, makes it a unique precision watch. Originally produced in gold, the Kerbedanz Maximus tourbillon watch is also available in other materials. The Kerbedanz Maximus tourbillon watch uses the precision KRB-08 tourbillon movement in Kerbedanz design, whose balance wheel and spiral were specifically developed for the precision of this watch. The tourbillon carriage of the Kerbedanz Maximus tourbillon watch is made of titanium and the large dimension of the tourbillon offers a better appreciation of the tourbillon in operation in the watch. Four mainspring barrels working in parallel provide the torque needed to power a tourbillon of this size. Expect to pay a price of around 100,000 Swiss francs for these timepieces, which is a fair price for such a unique watch.

Other Kerbedanz limited edition watches, such as the a Kerbedanz Squama watch and the Kerbedanz Sappheiros watch in black gold, also have a Kerbedanz tourbillon watch movement. The mechanical hand-wound sapphire tourbillon KRB-02 movement is a joint design between Kerbedanz and Concepto and the tourbillon carriage of the movement weighs just 0.42g, less than half that of the one in the Kerbedanz Maximus tourbillon movement.
In terms of design, the Tribute watches in white gold stand out thanks to the unique style and complications on their dials in solid white and rose gold, whose three layers add complications to the job of producing a micosculpture of different maps, in each case with a Kerbedanz watch design that has been hand decorated at the brand.
The Kerbedanz Tree of Life watch is a jewellery piece with women in mind, featuring a great amount of emeralds set on to its gold watch case. The gold tree design on its dial is a potent symbol of life and is one of the mainstays of the Kerbedanz watch collection. The symbol of the Tree of Life is universal and as a symbol it dates back to the origins of humanity. The Tree of Life is a symbol of physical and spiritual growth because of its expanding branches reaching to the sky, while its roots plunge deep into the ground.

In terms of complications, the Kerbedanz brand sets the bar high with its Kerbedanz Polus Arcticus watch. Featuring a double tourbillon GMT movement with a joint design by Kerbedanz and Concepto, this Kerbedanz tourbillon watch in white gold is set with 80 top quality baguette diamonds for a total of 6.72 carats. The dial of this watch is in solid gold and its design features an embossed gold globe on a bed of grand feu enamel. The southern globe, in solid gold, represents an astrolabe. A subdial at 9 o’clock shows a second time zone. You are unlikely to find a watch with such materials in a shop, so just contact the brand for more details.

The Kerbedanz Tree of Life watch is a jewelry piece with women in mind, featuring a great amount of emeralds set on to its gold watch case. The gold tree design on its dial is a potent symbol of life and is one of the mainstays of the Kerbedanz watch collection. The symbol of the Tree of Life is universal and as a symbol it dates back to the origins of humanity. The Tree of Life is a symbol of physical and spiritual growth because of its expanding branches reaching to the sky, while its roots plunge deep into the ground.

In terms of complications, the Kerbedanz brand sets the bar high with its Kerbedanz Polus Arcticus watch. Featuring a double tourbillon GMT movement with a joint design by Kerbedanz and Concepto, this Kerbedanz tourbillon watch in white gold is set with 80 top quality baguette diamonds for a total of 6.72 carats. The dial of this watch is in solid gold and its design features an embossed gold globe on a bed of grand feu enamel. The southern globe, in solid gold, represents an astrolabe. A subdial at 9 o’clock shows a second time zone. You are unlikely to find a watch with such materials in a shop, so just contact the brand for more details.