Thomas Prescher: Handcrafted Time

Robert-Jan Broer
June 01, 2009
Thomas Prescher: Handcrafted Time

Last week, I received an invitation from Thomas Prescher and the Time Gallery in Bern. It was also posted at several haute horlogerie forums on the internet. Thomas Prescher is known in the watch world as a creator of that which would normally not be possible. In completing a flying Triple Axis Tourbillon, he was catapulted into the spotlight seen by collectors and lovers of exquisite watches. His unusual works touted mechanical art or sculptures by connoisseurs of horology regularly surprise the casual observer of the watch world.

Thomas Prescher, photo by Elizabeth Doerr

Thomas Prescher, photo by Elizabeth Doerr

Martin Pauli and his independent Bern-based watch brand Angular Momentum opened the Time Gallery in 2003 on Brunngasse in Bern. Time Gallery is both official showroom for watches from Angular Momentum?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s own production and a real gallery for luxurious exhibitions on art and the art of craftsmanship. These two men have been friends for several years.

Time Gallery in Bern and Thomas Prescher invite you to a journey through the modern world of a 500-year-old craft. Eleven of the most well known watch artists of our time invite you to a presentation of their work at the Time Gallery Bern to discuss and provide an introduction to the world of their special styles of high-end watchmaking.

Svend Andersen, Miki Eleta, Paul Gerber, Beat Haldimann, Vianney Halter, Louis Moinet, Angular Momentum, Aniceto Pita, Thomas Prescher, Andreas Strehler and Kari Voutilainen.

Opening Hours of the Angular Momentum Time Gallery (for this exhibition) are thursday 18th of June, 13:00 to 21:00, 19th of June, 13:00 to 20:00, 20th of June, 10:00 to 18:00 and the 21th of June, 11:00 to 18:00.

Angular Momentum Time Gallery
Brungasse 58
3011 Bern – Switzerland.

Source: Press release TP, Photo by Elizabeth Doerr.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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