It’s been a meteoric rise to fine watchmaking for Fabergé. Previously better known as a maker of exquisite jewellery, it has completely overhauled its timepieces department, garnering accolades and winning multiple prizes at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), the watch industry’s most prestigious awards.
Crafting ground-breaking watches on a boutique scale, Fabergé has gone about its reincarnation in a truly unique way. Each watch is worked on by a small team of creative individuals and artisans, with Fabergé choosing the best team for that specific concept. This is a luxury conglomerate effectively making watches in the same spirit and approach as an independent watchmaker; a business model that explains why there is such innovation as the heart of every launch.
This new incarnation of the famed Russian house is typified by complex creations that play with the way time is represented, taking design cues from iconic motives in prior collections to extend the DNA, and always true to the Fabergé spirit to surprise and delight.
The watches are mechanically mind-blowing, yet there is always a sense of fun in the execution, something its founder Peter Carl would have given the nod.
“Watches by Fabergé, Rolex, and Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, top the list of my favourite picks [as the top four investment-grade watches] of Baselworld 2016…they are technically innovative, uniquely designed, historically significant or just plain beautiful.” Forbes
“Fabergé has an exceptional watchmaker to thank for its movements in the person of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. His company, Agenhor, is rethinking horological machines.” FHH Journal
“It has been a very strong last couple of years for Fabergé, and after our first viewing of the Visionnaire Chronograph earlier this year, it is clear they aren’t slowing down anytime soon.” Robb Report
“Winning in two consecutive years of the industry’s most prestigious awards event is a rare achievement. In fact, it’s probably unique, if you factor in Fabergé’s breathtakingly recent entrance to haute horlogerie.” Revolution