Antoine Martin

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Antoine Martin is a Swiss watch manufacturer founded by Martin Braun.

Martin Braun builds own manufacture movement

Antoine Martin Perpetual Calendar QP01.710.1
© Antoine Martin
Antoine Martin AM 93.001
© Antoine Martin

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

Antoine Martin Slowrunner SR01.710.1
© Antoine Martin

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.

Not only the calibre AM 36.001 is called "Slowrunner", but also the model Slowrunner SR01 provided with it, and presented at the same time.

At the beginning of years 2014 Martin Braun moves to the top of Antoine Martin, replacing Bruno Jufer, who has moved to Eterna.

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Address

Antoine Martin
Industriestraße 23
CH-6055 Alpnach
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 41 500 20 80
contact@antoinemartin.ch

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