Antoine Martin is a Swiss watch manufacturer founded by Martin Braun.
Martin Braun builds own manufacture movement
The German watchmaker Martin Braun, who has already established a name for himself amongst watch connoisseurs as founder of the brand Martin Braun, in 2009 founded the company MHO AG (Manufacture Horlogère Obwalden) with the stated goal of the realisation of his own proprietary movement, equipped with his self-developed Swiss lever escapement. After nearly two years of intensive work, since 2011 the first 100% self-developed Antoine Martin manufacture movement is ready: a fascinating movement with manual winding, integrated perpetual calendar, a big date display and a 6-day power reserve.
For mid-2011 also the second movement with an automatic winding is planned. Both movements demonstrate unprecedented technical innovation and are exclusively available for the newly established brand Antoine Martin.
Industry insider as CEO
For the leadership of the brand Bruno Jufer was committed as a director, who had been active before at Maurice Lacroix, Jaquet Droz, Zenith and most recently at Carl F. Bucherer. Under the leadership of Bruno Jufer the new watch collection ANTOINE MARTIN was born. "In our watches, we use our whole knowledge and our motivation to create something quite extraordinary, and also our emotions for filigree technology, design and quality materials," says Bruno Jufer. The brand and the first watch collection was for the first time presented to the scientific community and to the general public at the Baselworld 2011.
Innovations in 2013
With the idea of "slowing down time", Antoine Martin has created a sensational counterpoint in mechanical watchmaking. The balance of the new 36.001 calibre beats with an unbelievably leisurely frequency of 7200 beats per hour, or just one hertz. This is not even half as fast as the slowest-running designs currently available in the modern watchmaking industry so far.
- Antoine Martin Slowrunner Video, the watch with mega-sized balance wheel running at a calm one hertz
- Antoine Martin First Model MB Presentation Video, Antoine Martin watches at GTE 2012, with personal appearance of Martin Braun, who explains the first model of the brand and his self-developed movement
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