April 28, 2013
Finally we have a minute to give a quick update on Baselworld 2013.
Back-to-back meetings with customers, retail partners, potential new partners and press from around the world. Hardly any time for a team picture!
Pim, Dora (HK office) and Manuel @ the start still looking "fresh"!
so far so good. Back to work & keep you posted!
April 19, 2013
November 18, 2012
Just in case you are in the neighborhood, the Salon Belles Montres opens its doors for the 6th time on the 23, 24 et 25 of November in the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. On the program not only the big and estblished watchmaking houses you all know, but also some very exciting independants that clearly create a fresh impulse in both the technology innovation and design!! And yes, we wil be there…..
For more details, go to: www.bellesmontres.fr, or if you can not be there, wait for our report after the show.
July 22, 2012
Singapore – July 2012. Over the next few weeks, you can witness what we belief is called a cross-category match made in heaven: the newest McLaren C12 out of the sports luxury automotive industry is jointly on display with the formula 1 of high end watchmaking, our very own Grand Tourbillon Ronde d’Or eXtreme Precision!
Toys for boys at E'collezione in Singapore
Highest standard of engineering allow to Feel the rush of reaching 60mph in 3.1 seconds, racing up to 329kph, and hearing the roar of a V8 engine as your soundtrack. Driving open-air in the 12C Spider reconnects you to the world around you. Experience the open road and the thrill of driving it.
The McLaren family
The parallels between mechanical movements’ performance and Formula 1 race is a never ending love story that inspires and challenges us as watchmakers. Therefore, on the one hand each of our timepieces reflects and exhausts the distinctive and iconiccspirit of Monaco: a subtle alchemy between nobility and glamour, timeless beauty and contemporary luxury, hieratic history and daring Riviera lifestyle. Inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creations, its vibrant, innovative and demanding personality is also emblematic of Ateliers De Monaco core values and its vision of a nouvelle Haute Horlogerie’s era. But on the other hand, we are inspired by today’s technology that can be injected in the art of fine watchmaking. Innovation that challenges tradition with stylish elegance and maestria. Passion for design is in-dissociable from an incessant quest for mechanical performance. A new generation of timekeepers features meticulously executed details combined with cutting-edge materials. Ateliers De Monaco wishes to share these aspirations and inspirations with a new generation of time lovers through its exclusive Masterpieces collection. Each of them is sure to fascinate all those with a taste for contemporary luxury and precious time.
Xtreme engineering from two performance based brands!
July 15, 2012
While Cannes is the hotspot for creative talent during the early month of summer with the Cannes Lions Advertising festival as well as the Palm d’Or film festival, this is also the busy period where we join several events and exclusively organized soiree in which we offer a nice setting to discover our time pieces and discuss the bespoke services to ensure we perfectly meet the requirement and desires of our customers.
Master watchmaker and co-founder of Ateliers deMonaco Pim koeslag received a warm welcome
In a beautiful setting nestled north of Cannes, we for instance had the pleasure of joining a specially organized evening for the Russian community residing on the Cote d’Azur.
exclusive area allowed for private consultation
our collection for the evening......
From enjoying famous Opera singer, to exquisite food to experiencing what it feels like to wear a real Ateliers deMonaco watch!
the iconic finishing of an Ateliers deMonaco time piece
July 5, 2012
Singapore July 2012 – Our retail partner in Singapore – E’collezione – launched at the beginning of the year a new and exciting concept to display his exceptional watch collection together with some of the icons within the luxury market.
The coming period is especially exciting, as the watches are on display shoulder to shoulder with a brand new Silver Bentley Continental GT!
See some of the latest versions of our Ronde de Monte-Carlo on the hand-stitched leather front seat.
Congratulations to Jeffrey and his team!!!
For more information:
333A Orchard Road
#01-14A Mandarin Gallery
March 13, 2012
When inspiration and innovation form the seed of a nouvelle horlogerie, the Ronde de Monte-Carlo is conceived. stunningly refined with a very well rounded and harmonious case, the Ronde de Monte-Carlo is classically yet elegantly styled while safeguarding the distinctive Ateliers deMonaco identity. Thanks to the use of the latest materials and productions techniques, the movement produces High Precision Performance (HPP) at a frequency of 4 Hrz. It is this use of modern technology that we have contrasted against the tradition of individual hand finishing that creates the hybrid that gives our collections its unique look and feel.
Ronde de Monte-Carlo - 18K rose gold, polished bezel grey dial
Technical specifications – the automatic centre seconds bi-directional winding 4 Hrz movement, has curved chamfered decoration on bridges, the iconic 18K gold hand engraved rotor and a silicium escapement to enable the movements precision. The case diameter is 39mm and a height of 11mm. The case is build on a titanium core on which 30 18K gold individual components are attached, thus allowing for the perfect piece by piece contrasting brush and polishing finish. The multi layered lozenge engraved dial has several layers of lacquer applied to allow for a vibrancy and depth as light reflect on the surface. As with all our watches, they come with a personalized hand-stitched alligator straps and an 18K gold adjustable folding buckle.
Ronde de Monte-Carlo 18K white gold brushed bezel grey dial
Beyond the artistic vision of a new and original masterpiece, men and know-how are at the heart of our creations, stamped with Bienfacture and excellence. Innovation is our standard and is firmly rooted leveraging latest generation of technology combined with age-old watchmaking works of art. We place great emphasis on the development of new patent applications and or design registrations as well as for the quest to use new materials. At the same time we are proud ambassadors of Geneva’s incomparable tradition and expertise in the art of watchmaking.
Ronde de Monte Carlo 18K white gold diamond pavé
The Ronde de Monte Carlo collection comes in 18K White and Rose gold, and prices start around €15’000.
Ronde de Monte-Carlo 18K rose gold, diamond bezel grey dial
Next issue: Meet the Quantième Perpetual Calendar EZ-Adjust
March 11, 2012
Entrance Main Hall Baselworld 2012
This week, the biggest and most influential world Watch & Jewelry fair Baselwold opened its doors to both public and industry. For us, an unique opportunity to showcase our already well diversified collection as well as our latest innovation. We will have on display our 4 collections firstly starting with the Ronde de Monte Carlo, a high precision in-house made automatic 4Hrz movement housed in an elegant well rounded 39mm case. Secondly, our patented Easy Adjust Quantième Perpetual Calendar housed in a 43mm case, this year on display in 18K white & rose gold as well as our new Titanium version. Thirdly, the Xtreme Precision Tourbillon with which we launched the brand and we now have both square, round and jeweled version. Lastly, the ultimate of showcasing our watchmaking competence: our in-house developed and produced Tourbillon Minute Repeater, this year with the addition of a 18K white gold version.
The Ateliers deMonaco booth in the Hall of Inspiration - B21
Over the next week, we will try to use our Blog to give also those who are not able see us life in basel, the opportunity to get to know the brand, its philosophy and review the collection and our novelties! Although many people are of and on helping out in our booth, the technical team and proud fathers of the watch designs and innovation at display are…
The innovative driving forces behind the brand - Manuel Da Silva Matos & Pim Koeslag
For those not yet familiar with the brand, Ateliers deMonaco is a young independent high end watch manufacture based in Monaco. Inspired by the people, scenery and creative heritage of the region, the brand targets a new generation with Nouvelle horlogerie by creating iconic timepieces that are derived from their passion to challenge existing conventions to leave a legacy: “We have always dreamt about making a mechanical movement that is the most precise in the world and will keep generations of scientist busy trying to figure out how we dit it!” With the core motto in mind that life is not about luxury, but luxury sure is life, Ateliers deMonaco is proud to design & manufacture their watches and its movements completely in-house, while the parts are produced either in-house or sun contracted to the best swiss suppliers – a strategy that guarantees the highest possible quality.
The corner displaying our innovative Quantième Perpetual Calendar models
Next post: Introducing the Ronde de Monte-Carlo – a classically yet elegantly styled timepiece while safeguarding the distinctive Ateliers deMonaco identity.
January 29, 2012
Watch retailing in Geneva has a new kid on the block with grand aspirations: MAVERICK. Perfectly located on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel Kempinski on the shores of the lake Geneva, this beautiful new boutique is an initiative fostered by Alexis and Gerard Gouten that brings together in one place the prestige of the great names of traditional watchmaking with modern creations of (often independent) brands.
Outside view of the boutique in hotel Kempinski Geneva
“By definition, MAVERICK means to be independent, courageous, have a spirit of non-conventional, non-conformist, think and act differently. It is precisely in this spirit that we wanted to open a place of reference in Geneva for modern and international reputable watch retailing” said Alexis Gouten.
The proud initiators - Gerard, Alexis and Marie-Pierre Gouten
Against the flow of mono brand boutiques started by some of the big brands, MAVERICK aims to offer a well diversified selection targeted at watch fans who have exceeded the fetishism of the “big brand” and want strong emotions, bespoke offerings and unparalleled quality on their wrist.
Inside the Boutique
MAVERICK Geneva promises to be the experimental laboratory which will test the paths of rebirth for a watch more substantial and more authentic.
The boutique carries the full collection of ATELIERS DEMONACO, as the brand is also trying to start and appeal to this new movement of people that do not want to confirm or settle for the dominance of the mass. And we hope not by accident, the first watch sold in the boutique: ATELIERS DEMONACO Quantieme Perpetual Calendar with EZ-Adjust system!
Congratulations to the whole team at MAVERICK, we wish you a healthy and successful future on behalf of all of us @ Ateliers deMonaco!
Frédéric Esnoult and Pim Koeslag, co-founder Ateliers deMonaco
Grand Hotel Kempinski19, Quai du Mont-Blanc1201 Genève
Tel : +41(0)22 300 05 55
Fax : +41(0)22 300 05 80
Email : email@example.com
www.maverick-geneva.comHeures d’ouverture :
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January 17, 2012
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The Geneva Time exhibition is held from 15 – 20 January in the Espace Hippomène in Geneve, the watch exhibition dedicated to those few and independent craftsmen that still master the art of making time.
Highlight of the show so far was the recognition that our QP-EZ-Adjust was voted among the best 3 watches during the GTE Superwatch awards. “The QP is our own in-house developed and patented Perpetual Calendar with EaZy adjust system – with one simple push on the crown you can change the function between time – date – day – week- month and year, and if you have found the mode you want to change, simply turn the crown and adjust. This innovation will make something very cumbersome, very manageable for even the most technically challenged – EZ!” as stated by a proud Pim Koeslag, Master watchmaker at Ateliers deMonaco
QP EZ-Adjust Titanium
“It is exciting to see that true innovation and simplification is brought into the world of high end complications again, and this new Perpetual calendar is among the best in years” as stated by a jury member.
A good start of the year!
Pim Koeslag and Manuel da Silva with HSH Prince Albert of Monaco