Beat Haldimann Goes Back To The Essential With The New Steel H11 and H12

By rolex
April 7, 2021
4 min read

Purity, an absence of the unnecessary and an attention on the essential… That’s what Beat Haldimann has been making progress toward with the watches that he creates by hand. Furthermore a high dosis of stupendous wrapping up. As of late Haldimann uncovered his first treated steel watches with new forms of the no-ornament H11 & H12: two wonderful blue dialed watches transmitting legitimate, uncompromising craftsmanship. We investigate these uncommon objects.

In these seasons of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and CNC machines, watchmakers with a worldwide aptitude, able to do completely planning, making and handcrafting their watches are an uncommon variety. Beat Haldimann is one of them. These expert specialists put a piece of themselves into their manifestations. It is just with such ability and skill that an item become unique.

Beat Haldimann is most popular for his work on the reverberation wonder and his surprising tourbillon watches, anyway his H11 and H12 watches, without any complications, are regardless excellent. First introduced in 2013, these quintessential dress watches are currently accessible (remembering that a couple of units are made every year inside Haldimann’s workshops) in steel for the first time.

The Haldimann H11 and H12 are fueled by eponymous types. The presentation case backs permit you to appreciate the amazing (clear) straightforwardness of these developments. The lone noticeable components are a huge plate, the crown wheel, ratchet haggle, in addition to the equilibrium wheel in the middle. It isn’t recessed in the development yet floating over it, kept up by an open-worked rooster. The term ‘Toning it down would be ideal’ has once in a while been so fitting. Regardless of whether everything appears to be stripped down to the basics, the work done is exceptional, with the most extreme consideration paid to the subtleties. The motions of the equilibrium are kept up by a one of a kind changed Swiss switch escapement for improved isochronism. The counter stun framework with its cross-formed spring is an exclusive development.

The development finish is impeccable, with hand-icing on the plates (repeating the completion of the dial) and snailing on the crown-haggle wheel. The gem sinks are finely cleaned. This eminent work is even more noteworthy in light of the fact that Beat Haldimann’s developments are produced (in the genuine etymological significance – made by hand) without the help of any CNC machines. Each component has been created, molded, completed and amassed by hand inside Haldimann’s workshops in Thun.

The H11 and H12 development are cased in a 39mm round case (additionally accessible in 42 mm upon demand) made in steel, a metal utilized interestingly by Haldimann. The plan includes no contrivances, not all that much, simply unadulterated fundamental functionality.

The great ‘grené’ dials are made from a silver plate. Their iced surface with wonderful profundity, sparkle and granularity is the aftereffect of a tedious cycle. The lists are engraved and the breaks are loaded up with polish. The dials are then calmly brushed with a silver powder to complete the surface. The amazingly slender, hand-made hands are made of steel. Their basic, rich plan are propelled by a pocket watch from Haldimann frères from the 18th century.

The H11 and H12 are amazing perfectionist watches. Their fierce straightforwardness leaves nothing to risk. Their immortal excellence transmits trustworthiness, immaculateness and usefulness. Some sort of characteristic endpoint?

Retail costs are individually of CHF 30,000 and CHF 31,000. Beat Haldimann offers a lifetime complimentary servicing on his watches. For more data, visit www.haldimann.swiss .


Technical particulars Haldimann H11 (no seconds) & H12 (little seconds at 5 o’clock.

  • Case: 39 mm x 10.8 mm – treated steel – sapphire gem with antireflective covering – transparent case back with sapphire precious stone water impervious to 30m.
  • Movement: H11 or H12 with manual winding – 38h power hold – 21’600 vibrations/h – 19 gems – hours, minutes (and little seconds for H12).
  • Strap: hand-sewn crocodile cowhide lash, pin or collapsing clasp.
  • Price:  CHF 30,000 (H11) and CHF 31,000 (H12)