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In this position, there is no need to turn the wrist to see the time

THE LATERAL TIMEKEEPER

Type LATERAL Serie 2

 

Manufactured to the LATERAL side of the wrist, in ultralight titanium or carbon fiber, this unusual timepiece from its form is the result of an intense morphological work.

CALIBRE

 

At the crossroads of art, tradition and micro-mechanics, the skeleton movement is undoubtedly the epitome of the haute horlogerie.

CASE

 

Absolute innovation, this conceptual case from its form with dug | vaulted back include a unique passage solution for the strap.

STRAP

 

The goal was to develop a single watchstrap strand around the entire wrist, including a solution of adjustment to a millimeter. Goal achieved.

CASE

 

PLACE OF MANUFACTURE

 

Various locations in Switzerland

 
 

MATERIAL

 

Titanium grade 5 | DLC | carbon fiber

 
 

ARCHITECTURE

 

Casing from the front, closed bottom, sealing by 8 screws at the bezel

 
 

DIMENSION

 

Diameter : 40 mm

 
 

BEZEL

 

Titanium grade 5 | DLC | carbon fiber

 
 

CROWN

 

Threaded, double sealing, black DLC

 
 

GLASS

 

Sapphire, scratch-resistant with triple antireflective treatment 

 
 

TIGHTNESS

 

Tight up to 50 metres

CALIBRE

 

 

PLACE OF MANUFACTURE

 

Manufactured at Fleurier, canton of Neuchâtel

 
 

CALIBRE

 

FD2603, skeleton, mechanical with manual winding

 

TERMINATION

 

Bridges, platine sanded with dark grey DLC

 
 

FUNCTIONS

 

Hour, minute in the center, second shifted at one hour

 
 

POWER RESERVE

 

80 hours approx

 
 

HANDS

 

With Superluminova coating, white the day, white the night

 
 

WINDING

 

Manual winding

 
 

DIMENSIONS

 

Diameter : 30.8 mm | Thickness : 3.1 mm

STRAP

 

 

PLACE OF MANUFACTURE

 

Manufactured in Geneva

 
 

MATERIAL

 

Alligator or Alcantara®

 

CRAFT

 

Handcrafted

 
 

SYSTEM

 

Adjustment to the millimeter by a hook-and-loop solution

Type LATERAL Serie 2

Material : TITANIUM DLC grey

Weight : 62 grams (with strap)

Manufactured : 2

26'800 Chf   23'800 €   27'700 $

without VAT

Type LATERAL Serie 2

 

EXCLUSIVELY 5 TIMEPIECES MANUFACTURED

Type LATERAL Serie 2

 

ONLY 5 TIMEKEEPERS MANUFACTURED

Type LATERAL Serie 2

Material : TITANIUM DLC black

Weight : 62 grams (with strap)

Manufactured : 2

26'800 Chf   23'800 €   27'700 $

without VAT

Type LATERAL Serie 2

Material : CARBON FIBER

Weight : 39 grams (with strap)

Manufactured : 1

30'800 Chf   27'400 €   31'800 $

without VAT

Type LATERAL Serie 2

 

ONLY 5 TIMEKEEPERS MANUFACTURED

THE MANUFACTURES

 

GENEVA

 

It is primarily the place of the inspiration, the ideas, the starting point. It is also the place where the straps are manufactured and where the communication and commercialization is based on.

 
 

FLEURIER

 

The place where FD2603 movement, the precious heart of the timepiece, is manufactured. It also gives place for the final assemblage and all of the controls; waterproofing, precision, etc.

 
 

VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN SWITZERLAND

 

The place of manufacture of the exterior components of the timepiece; case, bezel, crown, screws, box, etc.

THE LATERAL HISTORY

 

 

In 1997, at the age of 8, on holiday in the south of Spain, a friend of my family wore his watch strangely, on the LATERAL side of the wrist.

 

 

It grabbed my attention immediately. The watch itself was not developed for this position. It was a normal watch that he wore in a different way.

 

 

To my "naive" question of why he wore it this way, he simply replied that it was easier to read the time.

 

 

Despite my young age, I found his answer logical. In this position, there is no need to turn the wrist to see the time.

 

 

This anecdote has left on my mind and gave me the idea of developing in 2014 a timepiece specifically designed to the LATERAL side of the wrist.

CAREER

 

 

Born in 1989 in Geneva, watchmaking and automobile enthusiast, I start my professional career at the age of 16 as a salesman in a bike shop after a difficult schooling.

 

 

My career continues at the age of 18 years after creating a service for prestige vehicles; carwash, transport, import, sales and purchase consulting.

 

 

Due to this activity, I completely fulfilled my passion for the fine automobile.

 

 

In 2013, after a long illness, I lost my brother François also passionate about watchmaking and automobile. The F in FD HERMANN is there for memory in order to complete the initial of my first name in the designation of the brand.

 

 

This terrible family tragedy motivates me to create something unique by going to the end of an idea. This inspiration lets me to launch in 2014 the development of an unusual timepiece designed to the lateral side of the wrist.

 

 

Following the birth of the first prototype on the 1st June 2017, I now have the pleasure to present to you this timepiece innovation within world of fine watchmaking. 

 
 

Daniel Hermann

PRESENTATION

The commercialization of Type LATERAL Serie 2 can be organized by appointment.

CONTACT

To organize an appointment or to obtain information, contact form or e-mail dh@fdhermann.ch

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