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TIimeburner: Kinetic Art on the Wrist

 

On March 19th, 2015 at Baselworld, I will unveil my first ever kinetic art wristwatch: TIMEBURNER

 

I was born in 1950 in Visegrad (Bosnia & Herzegovina). My father was a train driver; hence, I grew up around train locomotives, coal engines and wagons. From the age of 6, I became enamoured with Flamenco music, which led me to sculpturing and thereafter to clockmaking in Switzerland.

As a young boy, I would take apart my father’s motorcycle before Winter to protect it from the freezing temperatures. Once Spring arrived, I would put the motorcycle back together and serviced it. It was while performing this ritual that I discovered my love for mechanicsforces and motion.

 

Today, most motor-inspired watches superficially incorporate aesthetic features belonging to the motorcycle or car. We have recreated the soul, not the features, of BMW 1950 in a wristwatch.

To make this ambitious project a reality, I have collaborated with Marc Jenni, fellow AHCI member and wristwatch expert. Combining my sense of design to Marc’s wristwatch construction expertise, we have created a wristwatch like no other.

 

To make this ambitious project a reality, I have collaborated with Marc Jenni, fellow AHCI member and wristwatch expert. Combining my sense of design to Marc’s wristwatch construction expertise, we have created a wristwatch like no other.