Antoine Preziuso was born in Geneva in 1957. Legend has it that he successfully assembled his first watch at the age of seven. At 17, Preziuso took admission in one of Geneva’s watchmaking schools. He graduated at 21 as the top student in watchmaking and restoration – a precocious prodigy in the art of watchmaking. Frank Muller was his classmate. Preziuso joined Patek Philippe, where he made top-of-the-line watches, while also gaining experience in the restoration of antique timepieces for auction houses and antiquorums. In 1981, Preziuso decided to go it alone. By 1993, he had announced the first watch under his own brand. In 1995, Preziuso became a regular member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, and came into the limelight after his first exhibition in the BaselWorld Watch and Jewellery Show. Preziuso’s specialty is creating ultra-complex timepieces housing complex horological mechanisms and automaton wrist-watches. His constant endeavor is to create beautiful and revolutionary timepieces. Preziuso also collaborates with other watch brands – Harry Winston’s Opus is his creation – and is one of Geneva’s best independent watchmakers today.
Flipping open the back cover allows a delightful view through the windshield of not just the tourbillon, but the movement as a whole, which has also been as finely engraved as the watch face.
The back cover is like the gate of a royal castle, and only the owner can access the mysteries of this magnificent watch hidden behind the gate.
That is the concept behind the design of this pocket watch.
The tourbillon movement used in this model has an engraved seal that says “1929. L'Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux, Geneva,” making it an extremely precious article.
This watch is available for viewing in the gallery
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